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Posted by a Employment client,
I contacted Eric Pines as he was recommended by a colleague. He is very pleasant, professional and knowledgeable in the area of law related to the federal work environment. He took the time to patiently discuss my options. While I did not retain his services at this time, I would in the future if the need arises.
Posted by Susan, a Employee Benefits client,
I have not written a public review for anyone or anything before. However, I wanted to write this in hopes that someone looking for a lawyer could read this, and have the same wonderful experience that I did.
I recently found myself in the most difficult time of my life, I needed an attorney to guide me through the complicated task of applying for Federal Disability Retirement. From my first phone call to Eric and Scott to inquire about the process, to the day that I informed them that I had been awarded my disability retirement, they were 100% professional and caring. They treated me as if I had known them for years, genuinely caring, polite, compassionate, patient (with my endless questions!), and knowledgeable in every aspect.
Eric and Scott exceeded my expectations of them.
They returned phone calls promptly and never ever did I feel rushed with their responses or advice. I felt like I was their most valued client, never sensing that they were too busy to address my concerns. After completing any interaction with them I felt safe, informed, protected, and confident. I felt that they truly knew what to do in each step of the way.
I thank them from my heart for guiding me through a very difficult and intimidating process, I could not have succeeded without them!
Posted by John, a Employment client,
I’m a federal employee of 16 years and I was confronted with allegations about my behavior that were false or unfounded. The nature of these allegations could have resulted in my termination, surrender of my professional license, and criminal charges. Local attorneys that I visited with about my case told me that I would need to provide them with my employer’s labor policies.
I found out that obtaining these policies is no easy task when dealing with the federal government. Mr. Pines was already intimately familiar with federal labor policies that would affect my employment status.
Mr. Pines was a tremendous asset with guiding me in the preparation of my defense for my interview with the investigative board. He was present via phone during my interview. After a lengthy investigation process the Administrative Board of Investigation cleared me of all allegations and I returned to duty without any disciplinary action.
Posted by a Discrimination client,
I have a complicated disability that was difficult to explain and navigate on my own and with my agency. My supervisors were wrongly denying reasonable accommodations and I was becoming physically sick because of it. I contacted Eric early on when I first noticed that there was no one within my agency who would help. (Even though I work in EEO.) I didn't know if I should file for disability or try to get accommodations so that I could work and I didn't know who to ask. My agency was sending me in circles and insisting on excessive doctors notes. When I first contacted Eric, it was the first time that I felt like someone really heard me and didn't just tell me what I should do based on their own interests. He was the 2nd attorney I talked to and I was reluctant to go with someone in another state, but he seemed the most competent.
I'm so glad that I started the process early on and continued because I feel like he helped me make the right steps so that I could keep my job and be made whole. I am so thankful that he was there when I ultimately participated in mediation with my agency. I knew that the way my managers were treating me was very wrong and I knew that it had hurt me tremendously. To be able to just say the "hurt" that it caused me - while he navigated the legal process of whose fault that was and why and what law it specifically violated was priceless. With Eric's guidance, I not only got accommodations, and a great settlement offer, but I was able to keep a decent relationship with my agency. Their response was one of compassion towards me and not defensiveness, and Eric facilitated that response from them in a way that I couldn't have done without him.
I highly recommend him.
Posted by a Employment client,
I hired Eric Pines for an employment-related issue with my federal employer. This is a somewhat specialized field of expertise, and I had previously had difficulty finding a lawyer with the necessary knowledge.
Mr. Pines was extremely knowledgeable, respectful, and professional. He was incredibly responsive. Every time I contacted him with a question or concern, he was reliably timely in his responses.
With Mr. Pines' advice and leadership, the conflict with my federal employer was resolved favorably.
I would most definitely hire Mr. Pines again, if necessary. I would recommend him to family and friends without hesitation.
Posted by Phuong, a Arbitration client,
I would recommend Mr. Pines for anyone's Attorney. Mr. Pines has assisted in my case a year ago, and he was very professional and knowlegeable of what he is doing. He helped me won the case that I was almost lost over thousand and thousand of dollars. He was easy to talk when there is any concern, and most imporantly, he will answer your call or return your call in a time frame manner. Once again, this Attorney is highly recommended.
Posted by Kenda, a Employment client,
Eric was honest and professional. Most of all he listened to what I had to say and handled the case in the manner I was comfortable. He asked my opinion and gave me his professional advice. He was with me every step of the way. During my oral response, he was available by phone and was able to help me clarify answers to some questions. His expert handling of my case saved my job. I would highly recommend Eric, especially for complex issues.
Posted by Kathleen, a Employment client,
Mr. Eric Pines was my Attorney that I hired to represent me in 2011, regarding a situation that could have cost me my career. The first thing Mr. Pines impressed me with, was how easy he was to talk too, and how he negotiated an affordable cost for his services. That also, gave me the option to use other representation in combination with him. He was very open with communicating the legal process. He explained every option I had or did not have and helped me feel safe throughout the process. He was easily contacted by phone or e-mail.
I would strongly recommend Mr. Eric Pines to anyone who is in need of Legal advice regarding employment issues.
Not only is he very competent but he truly cared about me as an individual, “which is unusual in today’s society”.
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Posted by James, a Employment client,
Mr. Pines has assisted me on verious legal matters and he has always maintained his professionalism and his passion when doing so. I would strongly recommend him to potential clients.
Posted by a Employment client,
I would highly recommend Attorney Pines to represent you. He was approachable and explained everything very plainly. He was honest with the choices I needed to make and gave pertinent information to assists me in making reasonable informed decisions. My outcome was positive and I felt like he was really on my side.