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Posted by Carole, a Employment client,
I became acquainted with Virginia DeCosta while she was conducting investigative interviews in a sexual harassment case at my place of employment. Upon meeting her, I was immediately put at ease allowing me to speak openly and honestly. Her level of professionalism, dedication, intelligence, and competence exceeded all expectations.
Due to the relationship that developed I have continued to seek advice and assistance from the DeCosta law firm. Virginia and her assistant, Jenn, have been invaluable to myself and my family and we would highly recommend them to anyone in need of legal assistance.
Posted by Heather, a Sexual Harassment client,
I hired Virginia DeCosta for a sexual harrasment case. Virgina is one of the most upfront and honest people I know. She doesn't tell you what you want to hear. She tells you the truth and what to prepare yourself for. But she is also caring and compassionate at the same time. Not very people have these qualities. She worked so hard on my case. She would call me days, nights, and even weekends. Not only about the case but to just check on me. I truly appreciated her doing that. I won the case and it was because of her strong beliefs and hard work. There were many times I wanted to give up but Virginia helped me stand up for what is right and to not give up. I not only consider her my attorney but also a good friend. Because of Virginia, there were severe changes made to the place of employment. Sexual harrassment policies were changed and taken more serious. I highly recommend her to everyone and anyone. I'm so very blessed to have met her.
Posted by Anna, a Employment client,
Virginia was recomended by a lawyer I was considering hiring. He was right she was perfect for me.
I had never needed a lawyer before and found her assistant Jen friendly and helpful as I blurted out my situation over the phone. Virginia's approach to my work greivance wasn't 'let's sue for as much money as possible' she listened to me and knew I wanted to work things out with my employer. We as a team were able to facilitate an excellent outcome. Call her today, she is worth every dollar!
Posted by Michael & Jacqueline, a Workers Compensation client,
Our lawyer Virginia DeCosta helped us for over 6 months to obtain the benefits that we were entitled to receive. After 2 hearings of which both ended with great success, We were awarded our benefits with no questions. Virginia is a professional and cares about people and their problems. She stuck with us until the matters were all resolved. We highly recommend her for her services, experience.and the passion she has for her work.
Posted by Courtney, a Personal Injury client,
I was in a car accident and at first didn't think to get an attorney. I was referred to Virginia by the person I was in a car accident with and hiring her was the best thing I could have done for myself. There is so much the lay person like me doesn't know about when dealing with insurance companies. Virginia is not only one of the nicest people, she knows what she's doing. She and her assistant both have always been available to answer any questions I have (and I've had a lot because I didn't understand the process), and they've gone above and beyond for me. When you've been injured in an accident, the last thing you want to focus on is dealing with insurance companies and paperwork. Having Virginia as my lawyer gave me the peace of mind I needed to focus on getting better and not all the other stuff.
Her experience is apparent. She has integrity, which is important to me, and she's a shark. I would recommend her to anyone who needs an attorney. She'll fight with you and for you.
Posted by Jason, a Employment client,
While she may be a dynamo in the courtroom, she has the worst communication I've even experienced with an attorney. Be very careful of this one. I seriously question the validity of her other reviews after my experience with her!
Posted by a Sexual Harassment client,
I am so glad I hired Virginia, she made me feel at ease with my situation. I was at my wits end and ready to give up. Thank God I did not give up, she settled my case very quickly and kept me informed every step of the way(even on weekends) She is professional and a genuine nice person. I highly recommend her.
Posted by a Employment client,
I had been trashed by an employer, my self-confidence was in ruins, and I didn't know where to turn. I finally gathered the courage to call Virginia and my world changed the moment our conversation began. Her intelligence and legal knowledge were obvious. Most importantly, I discovered someone that really cared about me and was willing to do whatever necessary to restore all that had been taken from me. Virginia's warmth and encouragement helped me stay the course when I felt like giving up. Did I win? Oh yes! Thanks to Virginia, I was restored to wholeness. I received a nice settlement; I have a better job than the one I lost, and best of all ... I gained a friend.
Posted by a Sexual Harassment client,
Virginia DeCosta is very friendly and outgoing. One of the first things that struck me about her was her "quick, intelligent, see-all, powerful lawyer persona" that you can only hope for in a lawyer. She did not beat around the bush as she was very honest and expected the same from her clients. I was so relieved to know I had someone with such high moral ethical standards on my side.
I won my lawsuit with flying colors..there was no doubt how it was going to end (all due to Virginia). Virginia worked hard and it showed. Virginia's preparation for my trial was stellar and just amazing. I was so happy with the end result and just very proud of how things went in court such as; how Virginia carried herself, how I was prepped and basically the entire process..it was very therapeutic for me and worth the time I invested to get to that point.
I especially want to reach out to those of you that are harrassed at your work place...even if you think there is no where to turn..or no one will believe you...or you just don't know what to say - GIVE VIRGINIA A CHANCE. You have nothing to lose by this time. It will make you stronger faster. I promise that. Thanks for reading!!
Posted by a Personal Injury client,
Virginia did a wonderful job representing me in a personal injury case. It was a relief to have her on my side, as I no longer needed to worry about dealing with the difficult insurance companies. She was very easy to work with and I was pleased with the settlement she was able to get for me. I would recommend her to anyone.