Newport Beach Business Litigation Lawyer
Ms. Alparce's Notable Experience:
- Labor and Employment litigation, class action defense, administrative proceedings, union negotiations, and grievances and proceeding.
- Federal, state and administrative cases, including complex civil litigation matters covering a broad range of legal issues such as: wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, breach of contract, unfair business practices, consumer class action, intellectual property, sports & entertainment and personal injury.
- Complex business litigation.
- General counsel to various businesses - i.e., draft and review contracts, analysis of business issues, consultant regarding various personnel/human resource matters, prepare employment-related and corporate documents, conduct seminars on employment policies, prepare and review lease and purchase agreements, regulatory compliance.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
Want to check lawyer discipline?
It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:
- Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
- Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.