We’re trial lawyers. Our core competency – above everything else – is trying cases to juries. And we specialize in beating giants.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN A LEGAL CONSULTATION?
First, contact our office and tell us about your situation. You’ll talk with our staff for about 5-10 minutes. They’ll get some basic information about you and your case.
There’s some information that we’ll need when you call. For example, if you’re calling about an employment matter, we will want to know who you worked for, what kind of work you did, for how long worked there, how much you earned, if/when you were terminated, the reason given by your employer for any discipline and termination, and why do you think your employer did something unlawful or wrongful. If you have this information handy, it will allow us to proceed more quickly.
Our lawyers will review the information and a member of our staff will get back to you shortly – usually within a few hours. If your potential case is a little outside of our wheelhouse, we may refer you to attorneys, agencies, or organizations that we think might be better suited to handle your situation. Our goal is to ensure you get the best and most appropriate help possible for your particular situation. If that’s not us, we’ll try to tell you immediately and point you in the right direction.
If we think that we might be able help you, we’ll set an appointment for you to talk with one of our lawyers. We’ll discuss your case, and give you our honest assessment of its strengths, weaknesses, and value. If we then mutually agree that Madia Law will represent you, we will talk about the process of moving forward with your case.
When you talk with our lawyers, please be sure to have all relevant documents that you have in your possession. For example, if your case is employment law related, that could include: pay-stubs, personnel files, employment handbooks/policies, letters from your employer (including your termination letter), any text messages or emails that you think are important, and any other documents that you think might be helpful.
Yes. If we think that we might be able to help you, one of our lawyers will give you our opinion regarding:
1) whether we think we can prove someone broke the law;
2) the amount of potential damages; and
3) whether those damages will be collectible.
Unfortunately, we can only take a very small percentage of cases. We are a trial-oriented firm, and so we generally only take cases that we believe we can win at trial. If we can’t take your case, we’ll usually refer you to attorneys, agencies, and organizations that might be helpful. You should always get a second opinion. Lawyers disagree all the time – just because we see a situation a certain way doesn’t mean that all lawyers will. And – other lawyers may not be as trial focused as we are, and therefore may be able to take more cases.