Contingency Lawyer for Employment
Working on Contingency Basis Gives Us an Incentive to Win Your Ohio Employment Law Case or Secure a Settlement
Employee rights attorneys with The Friedmann Firm proudly take a lot of our cases on a contingency basis. This means that we charge our clients nothing until we achieve an outcome that benefits them. In other words, our payment is contingent on achieving a satisfactory monetary settlement for our client.
Contingency fee representation is available for cases involving:
- Discrimination Against Employees and Job Applicants
- Disability Discrimination
- Sexual Harassment
- Hostile Work Environment
- Equal Pay and Compensation
- Minimum Wage and Overtime Violations
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Violations
- Wrongful Termination
- Whistleblower Protection
Based in Columbus, we have advised and represented workers across Ohio. We also handle collective and class action lawsuits, particularly for clients who have all worked for the same employer that cheated them out of pay and overtime.
How the Contingency Fee Works
We make it clear what percentage of a settlement or jury award we will take as our fee. That percentage is written into the representation contract we sign with each client so there is no confusion. We take the complexity of a case and the circumstances of the client into account when setting a fee for a specific case but we usually apply the same percentage to each case we take on a contingency fee basis.
When the case settles or a jury renders a verdict, the contingency fee that we retain comes out of the total settlement, with the client retaining the rest. If we lose, the client does not owe us anything for the time we’ve spent litigating their case. Ethical rules prohibit us from paying for the expenses to litigate your case. Examples of expenses are: the filing fee to file the Complaint to begin the lawsuit, expenses for court reporters and deposition transcripts and expert witness fees (if the client agrees to retain an expert witness).
We can, however, front the cost of those expenses for you and reimburse ourselves once the case settles or once a jury renders a verdict. Often, our clients assist with covering the actual expenses of their case by making payments whenever they are able to throughout the case.
Some cases have very minimal expenses and some cases have slightly higher expenses. Talk to one of our attorneys to understand what you might be able to expect with regard to the expenses of your specific case.
Free Consultations Are Also Available
Call us at 614.610.9755 or reach out online to let us know if we can help you. Please know that you do not need to wait for the worst to happen before speaking with an employment law attorney.
Enlisting the advice and assistance of a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer as soon as you start thinking about taking legal action will clarify whether you have grounds for filing a complaint with an agency like the EEOC or pursuing a lawsuit. You can also acquire tips for gathering and organizing evidence of mistreatment without exposing yourself to further abuse or the loss of your job. We can answer your questions regarding applicable laws and point you toward resources for additional information and support even if you decide not hire us.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Rachel was absolutely amazing. As an attorney she really took the time to really listen to my concerns. She was honest and kept me informed every step of the way. The outcome was favorable on my behalf and I appreciate her efforts to achieve a good outcome. I would highly recommend her and the Friedmann firm to represent me if ever needed in future.
Working with Rachel Sabo from Friedmann Firm was absolutely amazing! She upholds integrity, honesty and without a doubt fights for what is right! Rachel was extremely transparent and real! Please don’t let wrong be right, Rachel will strive to advocate and put her whole heart in obtaining resolve in your situation! What an absolute blessing, she won my case in less than 1 week💪
My experience with the Friedmann Firm is an absolute 5 stars. From my very first call with Karen, to all of my communication with Rachel, everything exceeded all of my expectations. Rachel and Karen were so caring and understanding in a very sensitive situation. They responded immediately to any questions or concerns I had. I would HIGHLY recommend the Friedmann Firm. They are caring, professional, understanding, and I would trust them with any issue I have in the future.
Rachel and the Friedmann Firm were fantastic to work with. The thought of needing an employment lawyer was scary for me, it was confusing and complex. But Rachel listened, asked questions and took time to really understand me and my priorities. I felt calm, supported and excited for the first time in weeks after talking to her!! We worked together to review everything, set expectations and meet my priorities! Thanks Rachel and team for all your work!!!
Rachel Friedmann of the Friedman Firm was my attorney for a very recent legal matter. I would highly recommend Rachel based on her legal knowledge, her honest appraisal of the matter and expected outcomes, her open communication and timely responses to my questions and the matter itself, and her steadfastness in dealing with the opposing counsel until a final agreement was reached.
Rachel and her staff went over and above the call of duty to help me achieve fiscal resolution to my legal issue. She wasn’t always available to talk but was always responsive via text and email when in court out of the office and even on vacation. I feel she earned her percentage cut.
Couldn’t be happier with the representation I received from Jamie Bailey on my civil litigation case. She worked tirelessly to resolve the case and in the end negotiated a fair settlement on my behalf. I would highly recommend her to anyone! Thanks for everything Friedman law firm.
Friedman Firm was a great help in a difficult time in my life. They went above and beyond to get me back on track. Rachel was so good to work with and is extremely knowledgeable about the law and employment rights. Can't thank them enough for all there hard work. Highly recommend them to anyone.
The Friedmann Firm (specifically Pete Friedmann) represented me through what seemed like a never ending employment discrimination suit. The suit was filed just before Covid shut everything down in 2020. Add to that a former employer who refused to admit fault. In spite of all of that, Pete stood resolute in his representation of me and working for the best outcome for me. We ended up settling prior to trial and I was more than satisfied with the results. Pete was always available to answer questions and reassure me throughout this process. I highly recommend The Friedmann Firm!
Pete Friedmann and his firm are fantastic. He represented me for more than a year going through a suit with a previous employer. He walked me through every step of the process and was always quick to respond to any questions I had. My settlement came in and we parted ways with both sides being pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend the Friedmann firm and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again in the future if the need arose. Thank you, Pete!
Rachel and the Friedmann Firm have been amazing to work with. Rachel was very helpful, listened to our concerns and took our case. She communicated well throughout and really worked for us. We were very well represented!
I loved working with The Friedmann Firm. Rachel and Jamie are exceptional lawyers and were diligent in reviewing my case and letting me know of my options. Jamie was extremely thorough and handled even the smallest details of my case with ease. The entire process was seamless and they were always quick to respond to emails and calls. I would definitely recommend working with The Friedmann Firm.
I would recommend Rachel Sabo Friedmann and the Friedmann firm for severance negotiations. Rachel was always available and responsive and made an effort to ensure I was updated on every step of the process. Her diligent efforts produced a prompt resolution and we are very happy with the results!