4.5 stars 42 totalReview Alan Lescht
Lescht charges $300 for an initial one hour consultation. But he does everything he can to kick you out after 20 minutes, including just sitting there silent, and there is no reduction in the charge. So there is a mismatch between the price and value received. I think $100 or less would be a more appropriate rate for this type of consultation.
In my opinion he had a very unfriendly manner, bored demeanor, and some of his advice to me was delivered in what I considered an insulting and disrespectful manner. Law is a service business, a client-oriented business. I can't imagine going back.
If you have patience and know that you are in the right then you have no better place to go. My case was handled professionally and with an incredible understanding of the intricacies of not only DC law, but the necessary means of pursuing my case in multiple states. The law offices of Alan Lescht come with my highest recommendation and I couldn't be happier with the results. I would recommend his and his team's services to anyone seeking justice and compensation.
I am a client of Alan Lescht and Associates and I am extremely pleased with the services that I have received. Mr. Lescht and his associates are very professional, thorough and knowledgeable and I would definitely recommend them.
Alan Lescht & Associates was recommended to me as a firm with a good reputation and a no-nonsense approach. I was looking at a workplace situation where I needed some honest guidance on next-steps to address (or not address). The Firm delivered with what I think was very credible insight and this was genuinely appreciated! I was looking for sage advice-- not someone that was going to tell me what I wanted to hear-- I have already been to that movie...
Posted by Esther
Mr. Alan Lescht took my case knowing that he was very good friends with opposing counsel and he did not tell me this at the start of our relationship in April 2012. From the outset he did everything to persuade me to take my case which was an excellent discrimination/retaliation case against a large government contractor. At the time I hired him, Mr. Lescht he did not tell me that he and the company's in house counsel lived in the same development and were very close friends to the point where Mr. Lescht had given his daughter's baby carriage to opposing counsel. I would not have retained Mr. Lescht had I had this information because I believe it would be a conflict of interest for him. I know that this relationship existed because at my deposition the opposing counsel told, Susan Kruger, who worked for Mr. Lescht these details in my presence. Also, when Mr. Lescht began to threaten to drop me if I did not settle for basically nothing, he himself told me that he was very good friends with opposing counsel and that they lived in the same development and he give his baby carriage to opposing counsel. I was shocked because when I had heard this at my deposition and had questioned Ms. Kruger, Mr. Lescht's attorney working on my case, she had said that she had asked Mr. Lescht about what opposing counsel had said and that Mr. Lescht had denied knowing opposing counsel. This conflict of interest caused Mr. Lescht to drop very strong claims from my case without my knowledge and approval. I have documents prior to the claims being dropped proving that I did not wish these claims dropped. To show how strong my case was, even with those claims dropped, I still survived summary judgement and the case proceeded to court. However, Mr. Lescht then began to threaten to drop me if I did not settle for what he recommended. He told me that at the summary judgment hearing the judge said that my case was weak and that the judge would not be favorable towards me in court if I did not settle for what he (Mr. Lescht) recommended. When I requested the transcript from summary judgment hearing I realized that Mr. Lescht lied about what the judge had said. In addition to threatening to drop me, berate me and accuse me of being greedy, Mr. Lescht tried to get me to mediate in front of a judge who was not assigned to my case. I learned this when I contacted the court and was told that that was not the wrong judge and they made the change to the correct judge. I know Mr. Lescht did this deliberately because he had mentioned the name of the wrong judge numerous times when trying to convince me to mediate and Mr. Lescht's office had communicated with the correct judge numerous times over the five months I had been their client. An example of a strong claim dropped by Mr. Lescht was discrimination with my salary. Documents we got during discovery showed that my salary had been decreased by $5,000 without my knowledge when I became a senior accountant. This means that I worked as a senior accountant for four years but was making a staff accountant salary! The company also blacked out information on the email discussing the decrease in my salary. Mr. Lescht also told me, after the fact, that he had rejected a settlement offer from the company. Numerous other problems occurred with Mr. Lescht's representation. When I expressed my concerns, Mr. Lescht double down on his threat to drop me and eventually did drop me just eight weeks before my case was to go to court. I eventually lost my case because of what Mr. Lescht did to my case. He weakened it by removing its strengths, and when he dropped me I was forced to find another lawyer who could not represent me well due to time constraints.
Posted by a client
I would just like to take a moment and give my sincere thanks and gratitude to Alan Lescht &Associates!
In my hour of need they took on my case which to me seemed like a hopeless situation. The first (and every other, of many) calls was answered by Joyce. She was kind and caring and actually understood what I was going through. Within a day I received a call from Alan who listened patiently and then told me exactly what he needed from me to represent me. The case seemed tome, to drag on forever, but he repeatedly calmed me and asked me to have patience. At times I wondered if anything was actually being done. We corresponded by email and phone. One specific email contained so much correspondence back and forth between Alan and my employer that I realized. So much was being done without my knowledge.
The outcome was extremely favorable and I have the greatest respect and gratitude towards Alan & associates!
West Point, NY
Posted by a client
Paid for a full hour but sat with him for few minutes. Nothing went pleasant. I had better conversation with others by phone than face to face with him. From minute one, he was trying to get rid of me. He did not listen what i should say. It was really really a strange experience for me. Will never ever go back to him even for free. Something really strange with him from minute one. Zero consultation.
Posted by a client
I sought info on obtaining representation on an EEO case from Mr. Lescht. I first contacted them and recieved guidance from the secretary (who I agree was very nice) to send in my EEO summary. I did and heard nothing back for a month. I called in again asking and was told they would find my paperwork and get back to me that day. They did not, so I called again the next day. At this point they say yes we can help you, tell me about retainer fee and consult price. I say ok lets do a consult. We schedule a phone appt.and after an hour past appt. time I call them. They say we tried to call and we find they had my number wrong (it was clearly written with my eeo summary info). So I get patched through to the actual lawyer and he is just like "What questions do you have for me?" So I do my best to just basically get to the point of "Do I have a case?" I got some this is good, this will hurt you- but I don't feel like I really got a straight answer. So then basically it came to "Well all you sent me was your EEO summary." Which I understand there is a lot more info than that to the case, BUT... that's all they told me to send! So then he tells me about fees for retaining plus hourly fees (which the lady before didnt mention) and says he'll send an email. I get the email and then it's retainer fees, hourly fees + a percentage of the settlement- which by the point that is all taken I feel like there wouldn't be much left in it for me! So... I feel like the 13 minute phone consult for $300 was just slightly higher than worthless for the money. I wish I would have gone to someone in person and been able to sit down with the paperwork with them- then maybe I would have gotten some guidance on my case.
Posted by Traci
Alan Lescht has settled/won cases for employees in the Government of the District of Columbia, and he is FANTASTIC and very responsive---even on week-ends!!! I have also retained him.
He is well regarded and works hard for his clients--this is without exaggeration . Managers know better than to mistreat employees who retain him.
Sometimes it is just the mention of his name and others will start to back off of you--he has such a powerful reputation.
Posted by Kyung
I received great legal services from Mr. Lescht for my EEO case with the government. He gave me timely and get to the point advices when asked. His advices were significant in settling y case with reasonable compensation. In addition, his fees were reasonable. I recommend him strongly to any EEO cases.