Contingency Agreements – Paying for Legal Representation
Prospective clients often ask me how employees can afford to hire an attorney like myself to protect their legal rights in the workplace. The answer is, I represent employees almost exclusively on a contingency basis. This means, you don’t owe me anything for working on your case if I don’t obtain a recovery for you.
Contingency agreements are a great tool for employees and lawyers, both. The contingency agreement aligns the incentives between the client and lawyer; the lawyer only gets paid if the client gets paid.
There is one caveat that is important. A lot of employment lawyers, including myself, almost always charge a consultation fee. The reason for the consultation fee is to decipher between prospective clients who are serious about following through on suing an employer and those that are less than serious.
If you have a question about unpaid wages, overtime, payroll deductions, tip pools, employee’s rights, sexual harassment, or any other workplace claims, call the Employment Lawyers at Herrmann Law to schedule a consultation: 817-479-9229 or submit your case on our website and someone will contact you to schedule an appointment.