Needing to find an employment lawyer is never pleasant. That need usually comes up becomes you have been wronged in some manner by your employer, or an employee has accused you or your company of doing something wrong. Whatever the claims are, you should try and find an experienced Arizona employment law firm that can help you obtain the relief you are entitled to.
As with the practice of medicine, the practice of law generally involves some degree of expertise in specific practice areas. Although there are general practice attorneys (somewhat like your primary care physician) who may perform a wide variety of simple legal services, when you are faced with a complex employment law issue, you should try and find an Arizona attorney who has experience handing employment cases. Just as you wouldn’t go to a pediatrician to treat your brain tumor, when you have a serious employment related issue, you shouldn’t turn to a patent lawyer.
If you know an attorney who practices in another area, you should ask him or her if they can refer you to an Arizona employment law attorney. You may also want to contact the Maricopa County Bar Association, which runs an excellent referral service, and ask for an appointment with an employment law attorney. An internet search can also point you towards Arizona lawyers who practice employment law.
You may want to take the opportunity to meet with several attorneys, and you should not feel pressured to retain the first law firm you visit. You’ll want to find someone you are comfortable with and you may want to compare different fee structures that may be offered. Whichever lawyer you choose, he or she should have experience handling employment law matters, and should provide an honest assessment of your individual matter.
Though they might like to, no attorney can ensure that your case will be successful, because the ultimate decision will be left to the discretion of the judge and jury. Finding the right, experienced, Arizona employment lawyer, however, will help ensure that your position is presented to the court in a manner that will give your case the best chance of prevailing.
Kevin R. Harper is an Arizona employment attorney, representing individuals and small businesses throughout the state of Arizona from his centrally-located office at 1 N. Central Ave., Suite 1130, in downtown Phoenix.