4.5 stars 15 totalReview Gayle Eskridge
Posted by Elizabeth
We consider ourselves extremely lucky and blessed to have found Eskridge Law in our search for representation for an age discrimination and wrongful termination claim against my husband's former employer, a multi-billion dollar international corporation. There are so many variables that come into play when establishing the basis for a case and developing strategy, filing for discovery and responding to the defendant's actions; at any point along the way, a case can go wrong. Knowing that, plus the emotions of the situation, caused me to be very careful in researching my husband’s legal options. From our first meeting with Gayle Eskridge, we were listened to and our opinions were respected, and we rightly believed we were in good hands. We were an integral part of the process, with significant input; and received excellent responsiveness to questions, as well as clear and precise explanations of developments and problems. Gayle Eskridge herself, as well as the associates working on our case, worked efficiently and made the most of our meeting times. We utilized email to cut down on expenses, and they worked with us to keep costs down. Gayle's legal guidance was key in the success of my husband's case. She calmly balanced our feelings and heightened emotions with the legal realities; never telling us what to do, but explaining the options and giving us her opinion. Eskridge Law, as a whole, made an extremely stressful experience palatable. After an intense 18 hour long mediation session, resulting in a settlement, we were able to put the situation behind us and move on. My husband and I highly recommend Gayle Eskridge, and Eskridge Law.
Posted by a Employment client
Gayle helped me in a dispute with my employer. Gayle handled the entire matter in a very professional way and guided me through the negotiations. She was able to negotiate a fair settlement that allowed me me keep my job with a one year written guarantee and reduce a threatened salary reduction from $40K to $17K. Her handling of the situation removed the need to file a suit against the employer.
Posted by Robe
Ms. Eskridge is highly professional with an outstanding staff. She always took the time to keep me informed, always accessible and very supportive in my time of need. Extremely efficient and well respected by the legal community. I have great confidence in her ability and highly recommend Mrs.Eskridge.
Posted by Jane
Gayle did the contract for a sale of a house with no real estate agents involved, and oversaw the process. Easiest escrow ever!
Later she dealt with some property line issues between me and a next-door neighbor (different house). Got him to stop "annexing" my property without a lawsuit, and protected me from him creating an easement.
Posted by Cesar
I stumbled on Gayle's law office through a phone book. Although I knew that it was not the best way to hire a lawyer,I got her to handle my case after learning later on in my initial consultation that she is a Super Lawyer. Being recognized by one's peers as a Super Lawyer was enough to convince me that Gayle has been in the battlefield with much success. As my relationship with and her staff progressed, I have noticed certain qualities about her that I thought would contribute to the success of my undertaking. Technically, I was impressed by her citations of case law in her correspondence with the opposing parties to bolster my positions. Secondly, she made sure that I did not suffer financially while my case was in process by getting me into disability with the state for health reasons. Gayle was also fair and square in dealing with me as she pointed out a weakness in my case. Despite this I was happy with the outcome of our mediation and I decided not to pursue my case in court as it would just create a lot of stress on my part. I will certainly hire Gayle again if the need arises.
Posted by Brad
Was specific with regards to what I had to do to present myself in the best light (i.e. requested bringing in co-workers for statements and recommended psychologists). What's also not noted, and should be listed on a personal note, is the ability to put a client at ease during the whole process that may be overwhelming to the uninitiated.
Most of the other legal workings were done efficiently and were in the background, however I received almost weekly emails and occasional phone calls that let me know the status of my case. Including a request to change judges for specific reasons that were told to me.
The best quality, and perhaps the reason why my trust was cemented, is that she was willing to write the settlement contract herself to make sure I, the client, received the best terms regardless of her fees in this instance. It's hard to put into words, unless you were there, but there was an ardent feeling of fighting the good fight for integrity's sake without necessarily benefitting from the outcome.
Posted by a Discrimination client
Gayle Eskridge was highly recommended by a friend to handle my case when I was unlawfully terminated in my employment upon my return from my medical leave. It was a hard case for me and my family since it hampered my employment applications since no good reference was being given to me. Atty. Gayle Eskirdge and her staff worked on my case in a very professional way. By giving them the details of what happened in my employment, they were able to assessed the big possibility of winning my case. We started by filing complaints to the Department of Labor and Employment summarizing what transpired me to file the case against my previous employer on grounds of unlawful termination and discrimination at work. All the cases that we filed against the defendant were supported and all documents neatly attached to all the case files. When the defendant's attorney asked for some discovery questions, Atty. Gayle Eskridge and her assistant lawyer, guided me on how to answer the questions. I really appreciate the way Atty. Gayle Eskridge handled my case so when we went to the court, I was full of confidence that we can win the case. However, due to our financial hardship, I decided to accept a settlement of the case. I was awarded an amount, not the amount we are trying to get if we pursue the case, but sufficient enough to make me and family settled for the sake of our peace of mind. After the settlement, Atty. Gayle Eskridge and her staff continuously sending me messages of how me and my family were coping up with the ending of the case. She is also sending me and my family cards on every occasion. I can highly recommend Atty. Gayle Eskridge to anyone who maybe in need of a good and trustworthy lawyer who can help in resolving their court cases.
Posted by a Employment client
After reporting sexual harassment to my employer, I was retaliated against and terminated. I tried on my own to fight for my job and I was offered a severance package to quietly go away. I decided to hire Gayle based on her exceptional reputation for handling labor law cases. Within a short time, Gayle was able to negotiate double the "final" severance that my employer had offered me.
I would highly recommend Gayle to anyone considering hiring an excellent labor law/employment attorney.
Posted by Craig
I was a department head for a large corporation, and was "downsized" out of a job and told I "made too much money." I was sure it was also because of my age. I hired Gayle Eskridge to represent me. She knows the law, she cared about me personally, and she gave me the confidence to pursue my claim and proceed to arbitration. She was able to negotiate a substantial settlement for me prior to the arbitration hearing. I have recommended Gayle to two friends.
Posted by James
I needed help starting my business and an associate recommended Gayle Eskridge. She helped me set up a corporation and easily guided me through the entire process. Now I have my corporate binder, and my business is up and running. I have now asked her to create an employee manual! I highly recommend Gayle Eskridge.