Posted by Michael
Betty is a very competent attorney who handled two labor related issues for me; both cases had a positive outcome. I would not hesitate to call on Betty again or recommend her to one of my friends or family!
Posted by anonymous
I hired Betty to defend me in a work situation. Once hired, she was very difficult to get ahold of, dismissive and absent. I never received a bill. Once I paid the retainer I barely heard from her again.
Posted by Joni
Betty Tsamis has provided time,comfort,knowledge and accountability when I hired her. I believe that Betty's efforts and experience reassure my decision to " fight back". I am more than pleased that Betty will fight to the end and "right the wrong. " I am glad to have her on my side !
Posted by Beth
I hired Betty in 2010 to handle a sexual harassment case. I believe she did the best she could considering the opposing attornies and everyone involved. The law is not about fair all the time, however, my main purpose was to rid the agency of the source of the harassment. Betty accomplished that and I could not have done it alone. I needed a professional attorney. She has a good attorney and I believe she will do the best for you that she can. Whoever reads this needs to remember that she is the professional do exactly what she says nothing more and nothing less. Whatever the struggle is, let her handle it.
Posted by Mary
I was denied unemployment benefits . I contacted Betty to represent me in my appeal. She had been referred to me by a friend. Betty returned my email within an hour, and contacted me by phone the same day to discuss my case. I hired Betty that same day. She was very knowledgeable and very patient with me. I had a lot of questions and I was very nervous about this appeal process. Betty handled the entire process, kept me informed, and the day before the hearing, she called me to explain how the entire hearing would go, from start to finish. The hearing went exactly as Betty had explained, and I won!!!!!! Betty is totally AWESOME!!!! If you need an employment attorney, Betty is the lady to hire!!!!! She is now looking into another case for me and I have total confidence in her judgment!!!!
Posted by anonymous
I sought out Betty because she is highly involved in the community where I live, and has expertise in employment law. I was seeking advice about a possible discrimination lawsuit. Betty was great. Upfront she told me about a potential conflict of interest as she had represented my former employer several years ago on an unrelated case. I thought it showed a great deal of integrity to walk away from a solid piece of business due to a past relationship that could possibly work to my disadvantage. Instead, she put me in touch with a colleague who is now representing me, and this person is just what I needed. As sharp as Betty, and tough as nails. with my former employer.
While I was only in contact with Betty for a couple weeks, throughout the process she was responsive to my emails, compassionate about my situation, and generous with her time. My initial in person consultation was free of charge, which I did not expect. During that session, she presented me with some advice/coaching on how I might resolve things without attorney involvement, and the merits/cautions of filing an EEOC claim on my own. She also predicted exactly how the employer would frame the layoff decision. Whether it was insider information, or a deep understanding of this type of law, I was impressed. I would recommend Betty highly to anyone seeking her services related to employment issues.
Posted by Jim
I hired Mrs Tsamis to defend me in a civil action. She did not return my calls and was late for court. I don't think she is very knowledgeable as the answer to most of my questions was , "I don't know."
Posted by Jennifer
I hired Betty Tsamis for my unemployment appeal. I wanted to prove that I left my job due to my disability and the harassment I received because of it (in other words, for good cause). I didn’t think I could do that on my own after being denied benefits after my initial hearing, so I hired Betty. I told her about my disability, and how I was treated on the job. She was very sympathetic towards my story and told me how she would handle my case if I hired her.
We lost my first appeal. My last appeal was to the Board of Review. Mrs. Tsamis told me what I needed to get from my doctor. From there, she was able to present my case to the Board of Review. It took the Board over the 120 days to make their decision. However, it was worth the wait, because I finally was awarded my unemployment benefits.
From my understanding, Betty Tsamis usually charges an extra $1500 to prepare for another appeal. Well she did my Board of Review appeal pro bono. I’m forever grateful for her services. She was an advocate and a voice for someone like me who is different and is sometimes treated poorly because of it.
Posted by Richard R.
I Paid Ms. Tsamis $1500 to help me secure unemployment, while she knew full well that a law in Illinois would prevent me from obtaining unemployment benefits.
Posted by Dan
Clearly values her time above her service. Needed to research basic premises of the law, then billed for the time spent researching. Was often dogmatic and confrontational. Clearly insecure regarding her abilities and skills. Missed appointments without warning. Never communicated any strategy on how she was going to handle my case. When you seek legal councel, you need someone professional, skilled and knowledgeable. Betty Tsamis is none of these things.