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Francis has received 4 peer endorsements

Lakota Robin Denton
Lakota Denton Asheville, NC - 10 months ago

Relationship: Other

I endorse this lawyer.
Joseph Mark Miller
Joseph Miller Mandeville, LA - Almost 2 years ago

Relationship: Worked together on matter

I endorse this lawyer. Francis' firm associated our firm as local counsel in a personal injury case in federal court in New Orleans. Throughout the litigation, which proved to be very complex, Francis provided even-handed leadership and excellent legal representation to his injured client, in the face of difficult circumstances. I for one learned a lot watching him practice, and I hope to work with him again one day. A true class act.
Richard N Shapiro
Richard Shapiro Virginia Beach, VA - Almost 2 years ago

Relationship: Worked together on matter

I have known Francis professionally for over 30 years, first when we clerked for federal judge’s right out of law school, and then later as a law colleague at the same law firm, and more recently as a practicing attorney with his own law firm in Charlottesville, Virginia. Francis is one of the top plaintiff injury trial attorneys in the Eastern United States. I base this on a number of trial verdicts and settlements he achieved. He has practiced FELA/railroad injury law since 1990 representing workers all over the Eastern United States. He worked on a railroad derailment case in Northern Virginia for over two years and along with co counsel, obtained a $60 million jury verdict for the victim. At the time, it was the biggest jury verdict ever returned for an individual in the State of Virginia. The case went up on appeal, and was confidentially settled during the appeal process and Francis negotiated the settlement with the railroad’s general counsel.
Edward Saul Stein
Edward Stein Norfolk, VA - About 5 years ago

Relationship: Supervised lawyer

I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Hajek worked for our firm for 3 years, and we were very sorry to see him go. He is intelligent, thorough, conscientious, and professional in every aspect of his practice of law. I have no reservations about recommending Mr. Hajek.