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Dan Feder assisted me when I first began my career and started my business 10 years ago and he has been a reliable strategic partner and trusted advisor ever since. Mr. Feder took the time to hear me out, provided compassionate legal advice and executed a well thought out plan of action. He was able to resolve my issues with my former employer amicably and professionally.
Dan is extremely bright, focused and astute and I would highly recommend him and his services to anyone looking for an honest, trustworthy and reliable attorney. He cares for his clients and works tirelessly to make sure that we are taken care of.
I consulted him on a personal employment matter with a complex executive officer issue requiring highly confidential analysis and expertise - as I had over twelve supervisors in as many years.
Should I be asked to list qualities about Daniel Feder and his team of professionals, and why I so heartily recommend you schedule a free consultation, these verbs and adjectives might better describe his approach:
Perseverance – He will go that extra mile even if it means multiple, late nights researching similar cases in search of citations that will make arguments and briefs positively shine.
Dedicated – He does not pander to potential customers as a typical plaintiff’s attorney just to get your business – in fact he would be the first to actually represent your case may not be ‘air-tight’.
Studious – His legal briefs are not just boilerplate, recycled arguments; he constantly tries to improve his knowledge base, will represent your facts honestly and with utmost integrity.
Relentless – He is not afraid of opposing counsel when he discovers inherent gaps or weaknesses in their responsive documents or obvious factual omissions on cross-examination.
Invincible – An often understated quality, not necessarily a legal term; his confidence shines in everything he approaches, whether in filed pleadings or in front of a packed courtroom.
Diplomatic – He knows when subtle, pertinent case facts predominate, then he must take alternate positions that wear down defense teams in the heat of the battle.
Efficacious – After obtaining necessary undergraduate and law degrees from top-tier universities, his years of hard-work and perseverance, in a difficult and often misunderstood profession he truly embraces, demonstrate why this ‘everyman’ attorney will represent you effectively.
I don’t typically write reviews, but I have to say that Dan Feder is the BEST employment attorney I’ve known. He is extremely helpful, kind, knowledgeable, understanding (and not pretentious in any way). I have retained and consulted with Dan and he has given me excellent advice. I’m grateful for his services. I strongly recommend him to anyone who needs representation for an employment case.
I was a client of this Attorney for over 2 yrs. He was not concern about anything else but his fees and his 45%. In my early settlement mediation he made inappropriate statements about the reason the case should be settled. The second chair associate at this lawyer's firm called me frantic because they lost a case that was similar to mine. She stated that the case was not as challenging as mine. If I would agree to a smaller amount they would give me a certain amount. The associate was hasty and would not stop talking when I tried to asked a question the associated over talked me. In 2 years they did not return one phone call I always had to wait for them to get in touch with me. I never saw a shred of evidence the Defense had against me and I asked both of them. They just made up excuses as to why. Once they were to depose one of the defense witnesses. I requested she ask some questions about something I remembered she refused. They gave me a list of documents the defense needed from me. I handed in all the documents to another attorney that accompanied me to my deposition, the associate I worked with was on vacation. Weeks later the Defense requested it again I told her I had given it to the other Attorney. She told me I had not because it had not been requested yet. My printer was broken so she made me come into the office and reprint everything more than what they actually needed. It took hours she kept glancing at her watch. The next date at the depo she stated that she had found the documents I had turned in earlier. We gave the Defense my letters in which they turned around and used against me in the depo. All she had to do was check my file. I felt as if I could never state my opinions she once told me excuses me that is just stupid, I'm sorry that is just stupid! I was saying something about the defense tactics. Mr. Feder was more than 30 mins. late to the Early Mediation Hearing. I sat in there by myself, all the parties of the Defense were there. The Defense had wrote a statement which was given to Mr. Feder he said it was something from the Housewives. I asked if I could read it he just ignored me and put his hands on it and started talking about his new wine business. I had to make up some of my own arguments he really was not saying anything. I found out that I was scheduled for another mediation they never told me about. The day co- council called me frantic she had just come from court she acted as if this was our last chance and it was the end of everything. I had emailed her back that I was at work. It was really busy that day too, she could have email me. I feel like they purposely kept you in the dark so you have to negotiate their way. They don't say the words but you definitely know you don't have a say. I feel completely duped by them.
We have worked with Dan Feder and his team for quite a few years now and have nothing but praise for them. He and his team are true professionals and work very hard for their clients achieving wonderful results! We highly recommend them to all!
Daniel Feder, Esq. is one of the best employment attorneys in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have known Daniel for about a decade, and in that span of time, I have referred several friends and acquaintances to him. In every case, Daniel has demonstrated the highest level of competence, professionalism, integrity, and advocacy for his clients. He is one of the smartest, most compassionate and tenacious men I know. When he is on your side, you can rest assured that he will champion your cause and obtain the best legal and financial result possible. I have known Daniel to take on corporate giants who can afford to hire very expensive lawyers to represent the corporation. Like David slaying Goliath, Daniel has an inner confidence and intelligence where he can find a way to win for his clients, despite the seemingly overwhelming odds. Daniel's many years of employment law experience, his courage and confidence to take on giant corporations, his hardworking character and ability to adapt to any situation, all make Daniel Feder one of the best employment attorneys in the Bay Area. I wholeheartedly recommend him for your employment law case!
I have been working with Dan for over three years. He is an excellent and knowledgeable attorney who I have seen get great results for his clients time after time. He has an expansive knowledge of the law, and an intuitive sense of both Judge and jury at trial. He has helped me expand my practice of the law, and I highly value his opinion and judgement on all my cases. I cannot recommend his services more.
Daniel Feder is a great lawyer. He is responsive, patient, thorough and genuine with clients. His calm demeanor and personality allow him to develop trust and confidence in his professional advice. He offer a wealth of substantive knowledge make him exceptional among lawyers and I would highly recommend him.
Thanks for your help, Mr. Feder.
I hired Dan Feder when I was wrongfully terminated from my job after complaining of management practices at my company. I contacted many lawyers, but there was little money in this case. For me, it was not about the money, it was about making the owner stand up and notice what was happening in his company. Scores of lawyers turned down my case and many told me simply that any settlement would not be worth their time. For some reason, Dan Feder accepted this case that was too small to be of interest to anyone else. That is when I learned of a lawyer who really championed those who were too small to fight the fight. That is when I learned about Dan.
I learned that Dan. Feder is an outstanding lawyer. People say the only good lawyer is your lawyer. I disagree. I would respect Mr. Feder from either side of the argument. Mr. Feder is an aggressive lawyer who will work hard for his client. But he balances his aggressive nature with respect for people on all sides of the argument.
This is demonstrated as Mr. Feder works to help his client achieve success, but also actively works to tone down tempers and give good suggestions about being a reasonable person. By the time you need a lawyer to get involved in a dispute, your temper will be hot and your words will be sharp. This lawyer knows how to soften your weapons and use his own in a way unlike a butcher, and more like a surgeon.
Eventually, my employer was called to mediation. I was still angry and I did not really want anything other than to make this experience a miserable one for my former employer. I was irritated, angry and short tempered. Mr. Feder gently let me know that I was not acting professional. I was acting like an idiot who should have been fired. Through all of this, he remained professional, helped me to keep my cool and we managed to get the job done. The settlement was minimal in comparison to some of his previous successes. In the end, I realized that the reason he took the case (while others did not) is because he had the ability to take a small case, help a stranger who could not fight a legal battle, help me achieve my goal. The employer took note. Changes were made to the company after I left. I am certain this was due to the lawsuit.
In the purest sense of the term, Dan Feder was my champion. I did not have the legal skills to fight for myself. He fought for me. He changed a system that was broken. This medical company is better now that it was before. If you want a man who will champion your cause, Dan is the man.
Dan represented me after I was wrongfully discharged from my long-term job because I took a protected leave to care for my ill mother. The employer violated my rights to take medical leave under the California Family Rights Act. The defendants played hardball, and tried to intimidate us. Daniel was not deterred at all. He stood up to them at every stage. By the end of the case, the employer and its attorneys were the ones who were intimidated. They feared Daniel and paid dearly to settle my claims. Daniel is a top-notch plaintiff's employment attorney who represents employees in San Francisco, Alameda, San Jose, Marin, Contra Costa and San Mateo. Soon after I retained Daniel, I watched him at a boxing competition at the Third Street Gym in San Francisco. Dan was one of the heavy weights, and came out toward the end of the competition to fight a frighteningly larger opponent. Suddenly, I began to see this match as a metaphor for what I was up against in my employment discrimination lawsuit against a formidable team of corporate lawyers. Suffice it to say, Dan KNOCKED 'EM OUT IN THE FIRST ROUND and that is exactly the kind of David and Goliath situation one finds oneself in when standing up to abusive employers. Dan is definitely the employment attorney who can outsmart, outfox, and knock out the competition, no matter how formidable they might appear, who can give you the strength to keep fighting when you are scared and may think there is nothing left to live for. He works hard, is patient, and does not give up. He listens to you, respects you, and makes you believe in yourself again. I would very highly and without any qualification recommend him to any employee seeking representation against a former employer in a discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, or leave case.