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Posted by Rosemary, a Wrongful Termination client,
I was referred to Craig Crispin by my daughter, Corinna Barrett Lain, who is an associate dean for Richmond Law School in Richmond, VA. From the very first meeting with Craig, I felt very comfortable. He told me up front how he felt about taking my case and also told me that it may take from 2 1/2 to 3 years to settle, depending on what happened along the way. I always felt that he took as much time with me as needed. He was honest and caring and truly believed in my case. I was always able to contact him on his personal phone and visit as long as I felt necessary. He was very thorough and always listens to me. He likewise responded sometimes immediately to my emails. He kept me informed continuously about the progress, the issues and everything else that went on during this time. When I didn't understand a term or issue or particular filing, he always explained it to me. I respected Craig throughout the time he worked on my case.
Posted by Liz Wilson, a Employment client,
I hired Craig to help with an employment situation. He was what I needed to move forward with my job. I appreciated his way to read situations and adjust as needed. His knowledge of employment law is reassuring and it is worth him being present in certain situations.
Posted by a Employment client,
We hired Craig on the basis of ratings, recommendations and the strength of his representations during the first meeting. He seemed honest, well versed in the law, and tenacious and aggressive. Originally he was taking the case on a contingency basis but then suggested we pay hourly as it would likely be settled quickly and easily and this would be to our benefit. It was agreed that we would pay hourly during negotiations and then switch to contingency if we ended up filing in court. We trusted his expertise. When negotiations failed Craig first said that we would skip filing a Labor & industries (BOLI) claim, then changed his mind. He told us to expect to lose with BOLI but we might get good research from them, then we would file in court. We did lose at BOLI, then had trouble getting responses from Craig. During this entire time we were billed and paid his full rates. At the 11th hour he returned a call and informed us that he was not interested in going forward with the case. When asked what had changed since first taking our case, he couldn't provide a responsive answer. All the facts discovered were exactly as we told him at the outset. Our costs were significant and sadly our trust was misplaced.
Posted by a Discrimination client,
Craig was brought on represent me in an ongoing case, my primary lawyer was from out of state. He did an amazing job. Anyone looking for a caring, knowledgeable, hard working attorney need go no further.
Posted by William, a Wrongful Termination client,
Mr. Crispin is the kind of lawyer you hope for. He respects his client because he cares about you as well as your case. You can always reach him directly. He works very hard to represent you and strives to understand your case by fully involving you as well as relying on his own research and his firm.
In my case, we had a very unusual aspect of the law to overcome. Mr. Crispin had to do a great deal of research to win a hearing on a motion to dismiss based on this part of the law and he successfully won a decision to go to trial. This lead to a settlement victory for us.
He has a great knowledge of the law so even when it may seem there is not much hope of a positive outcome, he will do the hard work to make sure your case can be presented effectively and forcefully. Mr. Crispin is outstanding in his profession. Mr. Crispin is also a terrific person and easy to work with.
Posted by Ken Hamlin, a Employment client,
Mr. Craig Crispin worked for ten long years on my case, he kept it going even when I was ready to give up. I am very glad he kept believing in my case and that I listened to him.
Posted by a Civil Rights client,
Mr. Crispin and his firm are up-to-date with all of the Oregon State Statues which gave answers to my questions very promptly. His answers were clear, honest and to the point. His deposition techniques were very impressive. My case was everything but easy, and he was not afraid to accept my case when all the odds were against me. I recommend Crispin Employment Law Firm to anyone who feels that they are at the end of the rope.
Posted by Ellen, a Employment client,
Craig's representation of my developmentally-disabled sister, in an employment law situation, was invaluable. Always respectful, patient, and understanding with her, as the client - he was also very diligent, timely, thorough, and informative with the family as we worked through this difficult and sometimes exhausting process. While Craig was encouraging and positive - he was still realistic and forthright. Such a hard worker... a bulldog for our case! yet conducted himself in an honorable and ethical manner. We were proud he was our attorney - very satisfied with the outcome of the case - and would definitely recommend him.
Posted by a Civil Rights client,
My experience with Craig has revealed a man with integrity, experience and the intellect to achieve my legal needs. He is sensitive to his clients needs and always keeps you in the “information circle” so that you always know what is going on with your case. I highly recommend Craig because he is an excellent attorney.
Posted by a Contracts client,
I worked with Craig Crispin when an employer terminated me and refused to honor our contract. Craig has excellent knowledge of the employement and contract law areas. He was able to structure and approach that gave the employer a chance to meet us part way. When the employer refused, the case went to arbitration.
It was obvious that Craig has a lot of court and arbitration experience. His questioning of the employer's witnesses brought out numerous instances that proved our contention.