Practice limited to employment law. Call now 914-354-2941- Serving all New York.
Employment law is all about the facts. The facts of your particular workplace issue matter most. It takes time to gather them and I can usually identify the issue pretty quickly; often with a telephone conference.
Severance agreements, restrictive covenants, and non-competes can be reviewed from just about anywhere today. Potential clients identify the issues that concern them most. We discuss the documents which need to be reviewed and agree to fees. Payment is received and you scan and e-mail documents for review and analysis with suggestions and legal opinions. All take place remotely from virtually anywhere.
Discrimination claims take longer. Even after a lawyer might agree to accept your claim, new facts and new issues will likely arise. It's a process. Sometimes I'm surprised by how quickly another lawyer might agree to represent a client. Impatience often backfires. Sometimes those clients who signed up with someone else will call back and describe the whirlwind process of retaining another lawyer and the employer disregarded that lawyer's demand letter entirely. No employer can be forced to settle any claim.
I've handled employment claims for more than 2 decades and have the experience to zone in on the real issue(s) quickly. That does not mean that new facts or issues will not come up as we go along. Signing clients up is easy. Discussing what a potential client really wants is much harder and I make it a point to ask the tough questions. The videos I began making in 2018 were motivated by giving the public some basic ideas about why calling many employment lawyers is really important. Success is often in the eye of the beholder.
I always suggest / recommend that everyone call and speak to many employment lawyers. Then call me. You need to be convinced that the lawyer who agrees to represent you truly wants to help you and will do everything they can to do so; if they have agreed to accept your claim or issue.
I myself worked in health care, higher education, grocery and retail, and many other industries before law school. I enjoy talking about what people do to earn a living and the best way to get them to the best workplace result.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client Champion Gold||Martindale-Hubbell®||2019|
|Highest Scholastic Achievement - Legal Process||Valparaiso University School of Law||1988|
|Employment Lawyer||Urba Law PLLC||2014 - Present|
|Discrimination Lawyer||Law Offices of Jonas Urba, P.A.||2004 - 2012|
|Employment Lawyer||Modern Business Associates, Inc.||2003 - 2004|
|Employment Lawyer||Fowler White Boggs Banker||2002 - 2003|
|Employment Lawyer||Miller, Kagan, Rodriguez & Silver, PA||2001 - 2002|
|Employment Lawyer||Law Office of Jonas Urba, P.C.||1996 - 2001|
|Employment Lawyer||McCrea & Keck, LLC||1994 - 1995|
|Employment Lawyer||Department Of Business & Professional Regulation||1990 - 1994|
|Assistant State Attorney||State Attorney's Office 20th Circuit||1988 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York City Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Westchester County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers||Board Member||2008 - Present|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Westchester Bar Association, Westchester Lawyer Magazine May 2019||The Glory Days of Public Service||2019|
|Valparaiso University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|First NCLR CLE Workshop to Protect Children of LGBT Families||Protecting LGBT Families||2007|
|Dominick v. Newburgh Enlarged City School District, et al, No. 7:16-cv-05136-CS (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 7, 2019)||Dismissed|
|Soto v. North Six, Inc. et al, No. 1:18-cv-00529-ALC (S.D.N.Y. June 5, 2018)||Resolved|
|Morris v. Town of Eastchester, No. 7:16-cv-06321-VB (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 28, 2017)||Resolved|
|Bales v. Avon Products, Inc., No. 591771 (UIAB Jan. 3, 2017)||Decision affirmed on appeal|
|Tahabsem et al v. Middletown Chicken, LLC, No. 7:15-cv-06094-KMK (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 3, 2015)||Resolved|
|Icke v. Homeplace Stores, Inc. et al, No. 4-440-454 (Colo. I.C.A.O. Dec. 13, 2000)||Affirmed on appeal|
|Medina, et al v. BFI Waste Syst. N Am, et al, No. 1:98-cv-00789-LTB (D. Colo. Mar. 28, 2000)||Resolved|
|Jones v. Browning Ferris Industries, et al, No. 4-377-281 (Colo. I.C.A.O. Dec. 21, 1999)||Affirmed on appeal|
|Medina, et al v. Brandess Cadmus RE, et al, No. 1:96-cv-02807-ZLW (D. Colo. June 18, 1997)||Resolved|
|Sweatt v. Florida Board of Pilot Commissioners, et al, 776 F.Supp. 1538 (M.D.Fla. 1991)||My client's Motion for Summary Judgment was granted|
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Wed Feb 15 2017
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