Jacksonville Civil Rights Law Firm
Our practice is limited to the representation of individuals in labor and employment matters, such as employment discrimination cases, including sex, age, race, national origin, disability, pregnancy and religious discrimination, wage and hour claims, including overtime and minimum wage, harassment, whistleblowing, retaliation, severance negotiations, employment contract cases, non-compete agreements and other business related claims, employment related torts, wrongful discharge claims, and in all other aspects of the employment relationship. We also represent state, federal and other employees before such administrative agencies as the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Public Employees Relations Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Florida Commission On Human Relations Commission, the Division of Administrative Hearings, and before various other boards, commissions or agencies. In addition we represent union members and other employees in grievance and arbitration proceedings.
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.