5.0 stars 12 totalReview Jeffrey Rager
Posted by Shaun Logan
I was injured on the job while working for the largest restaurant corporation in America and chose this lawyer because of the free consultation and location near family. Having lost use of my dominant arm because of error at Kaiser Permanente clearly reflected in my QME I have been quite distraught with my situation. Basically my arm would have been fine had workers comp not fought my doctor's mri request and sent me to ortho rather than wait. I was a top level athlete and straight A student who has to find a new path in life now and I know from my other attorney that I have a serious civil case. I feel this lawyer denied me my "free" consultation because I am a low income student and he wouldn't stand to profit a huge amount.
I recommend going elsewhere for counsel.
Posted by a client
Mr. Rager and his law firm were recommended to me as one of the highest ranked employment attorneys in the southern California region. After watching how he handled my case I was convinced he is one of the country's top employment law attorneys.
I retained him in 2012 for what turned out to be a 3-year legal battle against a large government agency with what seemed to be endless funds and large staff of lawyers. Other attorneys had feared taking on this entity and advised me that the chances of success were slim to none. Mr. Rager sat with me for my initial 1 hour consultation and had a different view altogether and accepted my case.
I found Mr. Rager to be a passionate, meticulous, extremely hardworking, and brilliant attorney. Over the course of the 3 years that it took to finally get my settlement, he guided me through the overwhelming experience of filing a lawsuit, giving and taking depositions, and, finally, settling the case. He never once feared taking the case to trial if he did not feel the amount of settlement was not sufficient.
At the end, despite the incredible arrogance of the defendants and their legal team, we were victorious.
Despite his success in holding employers accountable for their unethical and malicious behavior against their employees, I found Mr. Rager different from other lawyers, he truly cared and understood the pain I was going through both professionally and personally. He continued to give me great advice throughout the entire experience and I am forever grateful...GOD BLESS
If Mr. Rager accepts your case, then you are one of the very lucky few, and should know that you have the best legal representation in the country.
Posted by a client
Jeff is, without question, the most passionate, hardworking, ethical and competent attorney I have ever met. We retained him to file a lawsuit against a $53 billion/ year company that went on to hire an army of lawyers from two national law firms to represent them. (This company has been sued multiple times before for similar unethical and retaliatory behavior, and they have repeatedly won most of those previous cases against them.)
For 4 years, we fought this Goliath and their horde of unethical attorneys who repeatedly coached their witnesses to lie under oath. Although the defendant spent millions of dollars to try and keep our case from going to trial, thanks to Jeff's persistence, hard work and legal expertise, we finally went to trial in the summer of 2015-- just Jeff, his partner, and me against the defendant's legion of attorneys (at times, there were as many as 10 of their attorneys in the courtroom). Despite the great odds against us in fighting an unethical foe with unlimited funds and their "big name" attorneys, and despite all of their dirty tricks, we prevailed at our jury trial.
Going up against this giant and powerful organization, and its horde of attorneys, was one of the most stressful experiences I have ever gone through. But through the entire 4-year battle, Jeff was there to encourage and support us. For months, as the trial date approached, and during the trial itself, he worked on our hugely complex case 7 days a week, often staying up until the wee hours of the morning to prepare for trial. His devotion, commitment, passion, and kindness carried us through some very challenging and scary moments during those 4 years, including the many times when we felt that we could no longer go on with our lawsuit against this Goliath.
I really can't say enough positive things about Jeff. If he believes in the merits of your case and accepts you as his client, you can be assured that nobody will work harder, more passionately, or more competently on your behalf than Jeff. He is an exceptional attorney, a kind and caring human being, and, quite frankly, a giant-slayer. I will never forget his courage and self-confidence in going up against the army of aggressive lawyers hired by the defendant. His quiet, calm, and humble demeanor in court was such a contrast to the malicious, dishonest and manipulative behavior of the attorneys on the other side. He fought on our behalf for more than 4 years, and even when the odds seemed stacked against us, he continued to fight for us. (When the jury rendered its verdict in our favor, you could see the disbelief on the faces of the defendant's arrogant attorneys....)
Jeff is a credit to a profession that is often not viewed very favorably. He is honest, ethical, extremely knowledgeable, and once he accepts a case, he will work himself to the point of exhaustion to seek justice on behalf of his clients.
He will always remain a hero to me and my family, and we will forever be grateful to him.
Posted by Michael
I had been laid off for reasons i suspected were discriminatory, and after speaking with Jeff, realized how clear cut and awful the whole thing was. Jeff and his staff were thorough in their discovery, and found a trail of double talk and attempts to keep the all the mistakes under the rug.
Jeff and his staff were considerate, determined, professional, and personable.
They had mountains of paperwork thrown at them, and still managed to pull from that the picture that proved our case right.
Jeff fought hard to bring the other party to justice.
Although we did not go to trial, and we really wanted to get our case to court, Jeff also knew when it was time to compromise. Our situation at that time was tricky, and Jeff's wisdom and guidance got us to a settlement that was more than satisfactory.
If there were such a thing as a Super Hero in the court-world of litigation, it would be Jeff. He is everything you want in a lawyer, an ally, or someone you can trust 100 percent.
Jeff is my first, best recommendation.
Posted by a Wrongful Termination client
Mr. Jeff Rager handled my employment case, in a very professional and honest matter. He kept me informed and up to date with every part of my case. I was an employee for a major hospital for 33 years as a nurse with a clean record and was force to resign, for something that could have been worked out and rectified. Jeff along with another lawyer worked very hard for me. The Rager law firm is a very caring and understanding law firm. Mr. Rager was very thorough with all the evidence and did a terrific job to bring the other parties to justice. In the end, I had a favorable outcome. I would highly recommend Mr. Rager to anyone who needs a superb lawyer.
Posted by Meghan Riva (Strzelczyk)
Hiring a lawyer is never an easy decision; I felt so confused at that time and was unsure if anyone would believe my story of work place harassment/discrimination. Jeff made me feel comfortable that I was making the right decision. From the start he was honest about the case, I never once felt that I was in the dark about my chances and was well informed of the risks. I know how hard he worked with the help of another lawyer who also fought hard for me. I was more than pleased with the settlement I received and was relieved I did not have to go to trial. They presented a case that the other side knew they would lose. There were far too much evidence and that was because of the work of Jeff and the other lawyer, together they were a fantastic team because they are fantastic on their own. I felt so lucky to have these two on my side! I hope to never again have to deal with a situation like that again, but if I did I would not hesitate to use them again!
Posted by Joannie
My case was highly emotional as I had worked as a nurse at the same hospital for twenty-five years when I was forced to resign. Jeff and his staff worked relentlessly, keeping me informed and part of the process throughout the duration of my case. In the end, I had a favorable outcome. Since the resolution of my case, I have referred others to Mr. Rager as I thorougly trust him. You can too. He will do right by you.
Posted by a Wrongful Termination client
Mr. Jeff Rager handled a wrongful termination case for me when I was terminated for "Reduction in Force" reasons in the construction industry. Age and gender discrimination were factors along with an outstanding bonus that my former employers did not want to pay. After seven years with the firm providing extraordinary results, less qualified younger males were retained while I was terminated. This was the most stressful time in my life, but Mr. Rager's calm, determined manner gave me hope and helped focus my energies into re-establishing my career. Mr. Rager went to work on the legal remedy.
On my behalf, Mr. Rager sued the firm which was operating under several names and several of the individual officers on different counts. We obtained a favorable EEOC determination. Mr. Rager explained each approach with me and solicited my buy-in for each one. I felt like I had control and input into this process. He explained how the system works and the probable timeline. He introduced me to his associates which included his legal secretary, the forensic accountant, psychiatrist and other attorney who made some of the minor appearances. The experts he used were knowledgeable and normal personalities, always professional.
Mr. Rager kept me informed on proceedings and was a stalwart supporter during my depositions. Mr. Rager knew my case so much better than the defendant’s attorneys which was quite evident during his masterful depositions of my former supervisors and executives. Those former bosses who had made the wrongful termination decisions were squirming and thoroughly sweating it as Mr. Rager made it clear what they had done or when they weren’t being truthful. Also, Mr. Rager did not give up hope of settlement. The first court-ordered mediation went nowhere. My former employer, their insurance company and the various attorneys could not agree on much of anything, plus they hadn’t been involved. Frankly, I didn’t hold much hope in the second mediation either that was a last-ditch effort before the court date. But Mr. Rager had pushed for a mediator he had good experience with and after 8 or 10 hours we were able to come to an agreement. My former employers were in shock – they claimed they had never settled before for more than a few thousand dollars. I have no doubt that Mr. Rager would have represented my interests very well in court. He is polished yet genuine, very smart but without being cocky. His manner and approach are forthright and I think that any jury would find Mr. Rager easy to understand and listen to. Mr. Rager and I had discussed settlement including amounts and risk. For me, this was the right decision. Mr. Rager said he would have loved to try the case, which I believe him. It would have been great to publicly expose that employer’s despicable actions. But there is always a risk, and the settlement amount was very generous, mainly due to the facts and their fear factor because of Mr. Rager’s reputation and previous jury awards.
I have worked with several other attorneys and firms in the course of my career in the construction industry so am familiar with a breadth of styles and capabilities. I would use Mr. Jeff Rager again and highly recommend him to others. He exemplifies the word advocate.
Posted by Alex
Honest, trustworthy, and professional are just a few words to describe The Rager Law Firm. I was unfortunately part of an injustice the past few years and needed an attorney to fight for me. To say that I'm glad I found this law firm is an understatement, they are everything an outstanding law firm needs to be. Since I hired Jeff Rager as my lawyer, he was attentive to my concerns. Jeff Rager was very thorough with all the evidence and did an outstanding job in bringing the other parties to justice. He fought for me very firmly to bring me the results that were merited. I highly recommended this law firm to anyone who needs a super lawyer. Attorneys like Jeff Rager are essential in obtaining justice in today's legal system.
Posted by a Lawsuits & Disputes client
Jeff Rager is the real deal. I never thought I would need a lawyer, but I did. Thank goodness I got a recommendation for Jeff. He explained the process, communicated throughout, and finally got me to the end result. All the while, staying a human being and seeing me as one too. That is priceless!