I know, because they got results for me.
Until 2011, I had never been in any type of vehicle accident. Then, within a matter of three weeks, I was involved in two motor vehicle accidents – leaving me an emotional and physical wreck. I was the driver in the first accident, which occurred while I was working, so the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) was involved. I was a passenger in the second accident. I needed an attorney to handle the legalities with the insurance companies and L&I. A friend recommended the DeCosta Law Firm, so I conducted a bit of research online to determine if this firm was a good fit for my circumstances. I discovered that Ms. DeCosta was held in very high regard by her peers and clients. I decided I needed to call and ask more questions to make a decision. When I did, Jenn, the firms’ legal assistant, answered my many questions and asked some of her own to determine if I could be assisted by the firm. We both decided that an initial consultation with Ms. DeCosta was warranted. I found Jenn to be personable, a good listener, and compassionate.
Since I could not drive at the time, Ms. DeCosta offered to come to my home for the consultation. She listened to my account of both accidents, asked impressive questions, and explained what I could expect from her. She was empathetic, sympathetic, and realistic about my circumstances. After our consultation, I decided that the DeCosta Law Firm would be a good fit for me in the legal mess I was about to wade through. I wanted someone like Ms. DeCosta fighting for me and my legal rights as she was experienced with personal injury L&I cases and confident she could resolve the legalities to both our satisfaction. When Ms. DeCosta left my home, I felt very safe and secure in her legal care.
For three years, Ms. DeCosta and Jenn spent many hours tirelessly working on my cases. Ms. DeCosta approached them as if we would go to trial even though most cases she worked on settled long before trial. Throughout the time, I was updated on everything about both cases - I never felt neglected, forgotten, or secondary to another client. They were available and responsive to my calls and emails. I was consulted with each time a decision needed to be made.
I found Ms. DeCosta very forward-thinking. She anticipated events to come and was ready for them when they occurred. Thankfully, both of my cases were settled before the trial date. Since settlement, Ms. DeCosta and Jenn have continued to provide the same high quality assistance in closing out the cases as they did while working on them for trial.
Even though legal issues are something I never want to be involved with again, if I found I was, I would turn to the DeCosta Law Firm again. I would recommend the firm to friends and family. This is a firm I trust. You can too!
I can’t give Virginia enough positive praise. I would hire and recommend Virginia to represent my friends and family because I know she is straight forward and truly cares about her clients. I learned this firsthand when she represented my family. I knew she fought hard for us and always had our best interest in mind. DeCosta Law is a 1st rate firm. Thanks for taking of us and making us feel like family.
Posted by a Employment client
Virginia was extremely honest and real with me when I was deciding to take legal action against a past employer. Because of her truthful guidance I decided not to go any further and I appreciate her taking the time to educate me on my decision vs. just pushing me into a situation I wouldn't be able to back away from. This saved me much heartache. Thank you!
Posted by a client
I was trying to handle negotiations with my employer on my own and things were quickly deteriorating. Turning my case over to Virginia was the best decision I could make and I am so glad I did. The precise, detailed, and fast way she resolved the situation was wonderful and took
the stress off my shoulders. Thank you!
Posted by Michele
Virginia DeCosta has represented both of my children (at different times) when they were involved in auto accidents caused by the other driver. Virginia and her amazing staff took the pressure off of us and started right in getting the information needed to help us. We were always kept up to date on our case and Virginia's advice along the way helped tremendously. I highly recommend Virginia DeCosta to anyone needing legal assistance, she is the best!
Posted by Elizabeth
I was suddenly terminated from a job and blamed for something I didn't do. In desperation, I started calling attorneys and no one would take my case because of the power of my employer. These rejections were further damaging to my sense of worth and I became very depressed. Then someone suggested that I call a woman in Tacoma by the name of Virginia ... and the rest is history. Not only did Virginia DeCosta rebuild my confidence and self-worth, through her efforts all of my financial losses were restored. And before it was over, she made my former employers write glowing reference letters that were used to return to work with a much better employer. Through the whole process, I truly believed that this woman cared about me as a person first, and a client second. I have my life back and I owe it to Virginia DeCosta.
Posted by Gary
I would like to establish my personal appreciation for a local attorney who represented a member of my family. Her name is Virginia DeCosta, a wonderful attorney at law located in Tacoma.
With my family member there was much more than winning a case, there was the issue of personal reputation, self esteem, restored personal confidence and being properly coached along the way. Ms. DeCosta was very professional, an excellent communicator, firm but fair with the defendants, and also offered wonderful follow-up after the case was settled. The result of this process and resolution was I was proud to call Virginia a friend and have referred numerous individuals to her. They all have had the same glowing reaction and response to her professionalism that my family experienced.
Posted by Gary a Personal Injury Case
Posted by a Personal Injury client
I retained Ms. DeCosta in a personal injury case, and had the unpleasant task of releasing her and finding another lawyer. Her work was sloppy, her attitude aggressive and unprofessional, and she communicated poorly. Would NOT recommend her to anyone. Her work is slipshod at best.
Posted by a Employment client
I hired Attorney DeCosta for an employment/labor issue with an extremely fast timeline. DeCosta was quick to respond as well as her highly qualified staff. Her staff is warm, friendly and helpful. I was seen within the week and DeCosta was fully prepared to give me all the legal advice I needed for a favorable outcome. Thanks to the DeCosta Law Firm, I received exactly what I hoped for. She is compassionate, caring, extremely bright and willing to go the extra mile to help her clients. I have worked in the legal arena for over 20 years with many attorneys. I highly recommend Virginia DeCosta without reservation.
Posted by Daniel
I received a notice in the main that I owed work source some $20,000 in what they claimed were over payments over a period where they felt I was wrongfully collecting unemployment. It appeared to me as a simple misunderstanding with some of the paperwork and forms I filled out so I decided to represent myself at my first hearing. That was a HUGE mistake. I was belittled and was not fully given an opportunity to present my case to the assigned judge as was promptly given an unjust decision. I then began looking for a lawyer to represent me. I found Ms. DeCosta via a google search and saw that she had some good reviews so I set up an appointment. I was skeptical about how much help I would receive for what it might cost me but I could not afford to pay work source so I took a chance. What a good decision that was! From day one Ms. DeCosta listened to my story and inquired not only about the issue but about other things in my life that ended up helping me quite a bit. Had she not taken the extra time to listen and ask questions I may have had a very different outcome. Ms. Decosta and her staff spent quite a bit of time researching case law and other precedents to validate her arguments and left no stone unturned during her research. Like most things in life, you get what you pay for. In the end I was found to not be at fault and absolved of all wrong doing. I for one am very great full for all the hard work and caring effort Ms. Decosta and her staff put in to help my wife and I.
Thank you so much and God bless.