I had a Worker's Comp. case that was a little different than most. The claim was going smoothly, however I decided to do a little research regarding Worker's Comp. I discovered that many of those injured were not always treated fairly and were in some cases taken advantage of. I realized that I may not need a lawyer now but may in the future. I did not want to be rushed and end up with an attorney that might not be as competent or caring as I desired. I contacted a large, prestigious law firm that was near and had handled successfully some high profile cases. They advised me that their practice did not include Workers Comp cases. When I asked if they could recommend someone, they responded without hesitation, " Joe Rooth, he's very very good "and that if they needed a Worker's Comp. or Social Security attorney he is the one that they would use.
I read 24 reviews about Mr. Rooth and everyone was a five star review. Before personally contacting Mr. Rooth, I decided to at least speak with a couple of attorneys in my area first.
They both seemed fine. When one of the attorneys that I spoke with asked if I was ready to retain him I advised him that I wanted to contact a couple of other lawyers before I made my decision. He asked who the other lawyers were that I had planned to talk with and I advised him Mr. Rooth and another attorney. He said that if he needed a Worker's Comp. attorney that he, also, would retain Mr. Rooth. He stated that not only is he excellent but that he is a great guy, as well. He seemed proud to know him.
Discovering that Mr. Rooth only took Workers Comp. and Social Security cases, as well as, the above mentioned recommendations, I knew that Mr. Rooth was the attorney that I was looking for.
Upon meeting with Mr. Rooth, my impression was that he was very honest, knowledgeable, professional and someone who knew all the tricks that Workers comp sometimes uses to reduce the claim amount. He also impressed me as someone who truly cares about his clients and will work hard using his skill and experience to produce the most positive results. He put my wife and me at ease and not only answered all of our questions but I learned a lot more than I expected during the consultation. He informed me that I had done my homework and didn't need an attorney at this time, but if I felt that I needed his help in the future, to not hesitate to contact him. I suspect that some lawyers might not have said this but instead been eager for me to retain them. His saying this was just another reason I felt confident that he was the best attorney in the area for my case. If I didn't need anymore reinforcement for my decision, I learned that Joe was chosen by his peers ( other attorneys ) to be ranked first as the finest Worker's Compensation lawyer in all of the Tampa Bay area in Tampa magazine.
Remember anyone can buy a billboard ad or some other form of advertising. By far the best form of advertising that more accurately reflects the truth is word of mouth advertising. You cannot buy this type of advertising. If you have a Worker's Comp. or Social Security case, save yourself some time and anxiety and look no further than Joe. In my humble opinion based on my research and meeting with Mr. Rooth, he's simply the best.