* The costs to just file a lawsuit are around $500 and costs to serve the defendant are between $250-500. After that costs can run as high as $25,000 or more before we get to trial.
QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE
CAN I AFFORD YOUR SERVICES?
Cases on behalf of employees generally are taken on a contingency basis, which means we advance all costs and fees and are only paid, when and if we win or settle the case. Since we are using our resources to help you, we carefully evaluate every potential case before taking it. Due to work load and cash flow, we may limit new cases to those where clients are able to provide an initial reasonable payment towards anticipated costs.* When a case is resolved, the amount is divided in three portions:
Contingency fee - a law firm portion. Percentage we get after successful outcome on a case. Before signing an agreement, we will inform you what we believe to be a reasonable contingency fee.
Expenses reimbursement - we advance all necessary litigation expenses on each case. Those expenses include, but are not limited to: court filing fees, deposition costs, transcripts costs etc. Expenses will be recovered after successful outcome of the case.
Your portion - during a case you will be in constant contact with your lawyer, who, after investigation, will discuss with you an amount you can expect to get or settle for. We will negotiate with the opposing party for you with your best interest in mind. You will be the one to make a final decision.
WILL YOU TAKE MY CASE?
Since we are using our resources to help you, we carefully evaluate every potential case. Most of the time we will give you an answer almost immediately. In other instances, we may need additional time for investigation. Because of the small number of cases we accept, we develop strong personal relationships with our clients.
WHO WILL WORK ON MY CASE?
Everyone in the office works on some aspect of each case. We have developed an approach, where all team members meet every week to discuss all cases, plan strategy and exchange information. Your case would be worked on by a lawyer, a paralegal, and other specialists. They will work closely together and you would benefit from it.
HOW LONG WILL THIS PROCESS TAKE?
Nearly all cases settle, which means a resolution between disputing parties is reached before or during the trial. Some cases get resolved within a couple of months, some may take a year or more. With a contingency fee, we don’t get paid until you do. That is why we are motivated to resolve your case quickly. We will constantly keep you posted on the timeline of the case and do our best to resolve it as soon as possible.
We handle matters on behalf of both employers and employees. Cases on behalf of employees generally are taken on a contingency basis, which means we advance all costs and fees and are only paid, when and if we win or settle the case. Our practice is to only take on those cases which we can adequately fund and staff. Due to work load and cash flow, we may limit new cases to those where clients are able to provide an initial reasonable payment towards anticipated costs.*
Our founding partner, Arnold P. Peter, has previously served as Chair of the Labor & Employment Section of the California State Bar and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in California.
We represent interests of hard working individuals from different walks of life as well as Fortune 500 companies and top executives in C-suite positions and employees just getting their careers started.
Our Labor Practice serves clients in: Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Ventura County, San Diego County and Fresno County.
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