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More alleged victims reach out about Grand Rapids attorney

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- His marketing slogan borrows from “Better Call Saul,” the shady lawyer from "Breaking Bad.” But again on Thursday, the FOX 17 Problem Solvers couldn’t "get at Matt."

matt So far, Matthew Herman has only responded through email and has declined interview requests.

Tips submitted to the Problem Solvers after the original story aired Wednesday mentioned the Green State Apothecary on 76th Street. It's a medical marijuana dispensary and according to state records, Herman owns it.

He wasn’t there. Employees and friends at the store said Matt Herman was in court helping a client and that his overall situation is complicated. They said they'd reach out to him for us.

In the meantime, the Problem Solvers stopped by the warehouse in Grand Rapids where Herman leased and subleased space to pot growers.

FOX 17 has been inside the building before and interviewed Matt Herman on his medical marijuana business ventures last year.

"There's nobody in there!" a man yelled from next door.

Duane Reindle said he's lived in the same home for over 50 years. He said the warehouse has been empty for the past four months. But he said Herman didn't leave empty-handed.
He said the attorney offered to write him a living trust.

Reindle said he paid Herman $500.

"My wife called him 22 or 23 times, and he wouldn't answer," Reindle said.

As for the vacancy, he said Herman left the inside of the building in shambles. The Problem Solvers confirmed this accusation with the building's owner, who said he's suing Herman for $89,000 in property damage.

Reindle asked, "Are you looking to arrest him or something? Is that what this boils down to? He's a shady lawyer. Honest to God, he's just shady."

Corresponding via email, Herman maintains that he needs former clients to sign waivers to drop 'attorney-client privilege' before he can speak.

CONTACT: problemsolvers@fox17online.com or 616-447-5291

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