I wouldn't select an attorney simply because of online reviews, but Josh's positive online reviews got him into my short list. I spoke to several attorneys as I was looking for legal help, and Josh was concise, clear, and logical, as opposed to some of the others who spoke at length to say something that could have been said in one sentence. My wife and I contacted two of Josh's reference by phone, and they were very positive. Josh gave me great advice in my effort to collect money owed by a former employer. He laid out the pros and cons of various courses of action, including an explanation of the costs and time involved in suing the company. He didn't push the litigation option, which would have been more profitable for him. His advice helped me decide to settle with the company. Josh made important changes to the settlement agreement. I recommend Josh for employer problems.
Josh Friedman did and excellent job of helping me out in getting a settlement from my former employer, with whom I had been an employee for 23 years. I would recommend Mr. Friedman to anyone who has a specific problem in his field of expertise.
I met with Josh once to review my case (employment termination) and thereafter worked with him over the phone and via email. He gave me a realistic understanding of what my outcome would be, validated those expectations against my own goals, and then worked with my old employer and IDES to achieve a benefit which well exceeded his fee. He was professional and well-prepared throughout, and kept me informed as the case progressed. I would not have achieved this positive outcome without his advocacy. I greatly appreciate his help and would recommend him to others who have a dispute with their employer.
Posted by Lucia
This is a follow-up to my previous review. I just received the decision from Unemployment after the hearing that I WON THE CASE and will receive unemployment benefits- this is thanks to Josh Friedman's hard work to this case and his excellent representation! I am so happy that I went with him as my lawyer!
Posted by Lucia
I met attorney Josh Friedman in a case about my employment termination. I was very nervous not having any experience with this situation. He was so patient with me and my broken english and took the time to listen and explain everything in detail that I needed to know. He responded to all my questions immediately. I could not have asked for someone to represent my case better than he did. He went above and beyond my expectations. I would use him again for anything. Trying to calm my anxiety down he assured me with uplifting words like “don’t be afraid” and “I am on your side” – words that meant a lot to me during this stressful time.
He was friendly with me and very patient, but with my ex-employer during the hearing he was like a shark, quick, concise, and able to dispute their lies before they could even finish their sentence. At the same time he pays attention to the details of the case presented. Although I don’t know the output of my case yet, I would definitely recommend him to everyone looking for a top lawyer. He is a 5 star!!
Posted by Sam
Josh was absolutely superb. I had an issue with an former employer (a major bank), regarding my compensation - they were making my life miserable, dragging me through low-end collections agencies and sending threatening letters, until Josh stepped in, reviewed the contract and resolved the issue within days. I also got excellent advice from him regarding how to seek further compensation for my time and emotional distress, and I would sincerely recommend him to anyone in need of legal advice. I had not dealt with attorneys much in the past, and any negative stereotypes that are usually associated with the profession, absolutely do NOT hold up with Josh.
Posted by plenore.so
I found Josh Friedman on this website. I was in a constant battle to keep my job despite a supervisor who routinely discriminated against me. He listened and advised me every step of the way. He sent his initial letter of intent and that got heads rolling. However, it was the retaliatory games that hit me like a thunderbolt. Josh did warn me about this tactic, and I must admit it was brutal. However, Josh was always a person who kept me grounded and determined.
Even though I reluctantly did not sign off on the "final letter" that he drafted (it scared the crap out of me) I know I would not have made it as far as I did without his "legal" intelligence. Josh grasps the facts of the case quickly, always was available and always made you feel like he knew you .. like forever!!
I would definitely go back to him if I need him in the future. Also, I have recommended him to fellow co-workers who are going through the same type of discrimination I was subjected to.
Thank you Josh...
Posted by Michelle
I hired Josh to assist with a non-compete case with a former employer. Since there were various lawyers hired from each side, he made sure to communicate to these multiple parties on my behalf, keeping me informed each step of the way. Regarding email communication, Josh was incredibly prompt, sometimes replying within minutes. On top of this, I felt like he cared about the actual outcome of my case, making it easy to work with him and during a stressful time, having him as my lawyer kept me at ease. He also encouraged me to appeal an unemployment denial, offering his services. I ended up winning the case, and knowing he has been on my side really helped me get through my legal troubles. If I ever need guidance again, I would absolutely rehire him.
Posted by Nick
Mr. Friedman took my call, while on-the-go, and treated me as his sole point of attention, even though I knew that he was not in his office. I am not from the Chicago area, but Mr. Friedman was still willing to listen to my situation and give me a general opinion regarding a labor-related issue in down-state Illinois. Mr. Friedman's level attention and professionalism were very appreciated. If this situation results in a legal case, I will definitely be hiring Mr. Friedman!
Posted by Marcus
Josh represented me for my appeal. He is definitely knowledgeable in employment laws and is very professional. He gave me a realistic analysis of the possible outcomes for my case but nonetheless prepared me well for the appeal.
I would have engaged Josh much earlier in the process when I have my disagreement with my employer before signing of the discharge agreement if I knew or had worked with Josh prior.