Lawsuits between you and your employer are sure to strike a few nerves
as matters progress. You trusted them to take care of you and pay you
fairly for doing your work, but somewhere along the line, clearly something
went wrong and your rights as an employee were violated. In order to avoid
more unreliable characters in your future, you should first ask your employment
law attorney a few questions to gauge their ability to represent you in
and out of court when going head-to-head with your employer.
Questions You Should First Ask Your Employment Lawyer
How much experience do you have?
Make no mistake, practice truly
does make perfect, and practicing law certainly fits right in to this mantra.
The more years your employer has under their belt, the more likely they
will have the skills necessary to argue and win your case.
Do you have a history of success?
The past is often an indication of the future. If your employment law
attorney has a record of winning cases and verdicts, you are presented
with clear evidence that they know the law and are not afraid to get into
the thick of complex litigation.
Have you taken any big cases?
Employment law cases are usually not centered around mom-and-pop businesses
due to federal regulations being more lenient on smaller companies. With
that said, large corporations are most likely to be your opposition. Make
sure your attorney can handle the pressure.
What sort of professional recognitions have you earned?
In the world of legal advocacy, an award on the wall actually means quite
a lot. There are millions of lawyers but professional reviewing organizations
– such as
Super Lawyers® – will only reward a small percent of them, sometimes as little
as 1% in a state.
Are free case evaluations provided?
Sometimes you aren’t sure where to begin with your
wage and hour dispute case. If your lawyer is willing to provide an initial consultation without
taking any money from you, this is indicative of their confidence to not
only win your business but also win your case.
Houston Employment Law Attorney
Now that you know the top five questions you should ask your lawyer before
you hire them, our team at Moore & Associates invite you to ask them
to our employment law lawyers in Houston. Our firm was established in
2001, we have a long list of successful
cases and verdicts, we have been involved in cases against
Texas oilfield companies, and we have
Super Lawyers® on staff. And, of course, we can tell you all of this during a
free case evaluation. From
workplace discrimination to
sexual harassment reports, we can handle it all, so call