Posted by anonymous
I found myself facing disability discrimination and had to search for someone to represent me. From the moment I got off the phone with Jeff Rager I knew that he was the one I needed to represent me. His level of expertise was immediately evident, and he knew the laws that impacted my case inside and out. He was patient and generous with his time willing to answer my questions, over and over, if he needed to. He was direct and honest about everything even when it could be anxiety producing. His support was unwavering. Mr. Rager was always prepared and his negotiating skills were outstanding. He was strong and not to be pushed over. He knew what my case deserved and in spite of early offers to settle, he stood firmly for what he felt I deserved given everything that had been taken from me and my family. Ultimately the decisions he made and all his hard work on my behalf paid off. He succeeded and he won my case.
It has taken me a long time to put this down on paper, because each time I sat down to write it, it never seemed to do him justice. I could not have done this without him. I highly recommend him and can never thank him enough for everything. If you need an outstanding lawyer, he is the one.
Posted by Jodi
I was referred to the Rager Law firm and I can honestly say choosing Mr. Rager to represent me was life changing. No one ever thinks they will be in a position to need this kind of representation. I was a successful nurse for over 30 years proudly serving my own community when I was targeted because I was advocating for my patients. Mr. Rager fought tirelessly on my behalf and brought my case to a successful resolution. I would highly recommend him not only for his professionalism but also his compassion. The communication to me from him and his office staff was timely and I felt very involved in every step from beginning to settlement. Thank you Mr. Rager for your time and effort.
Posted by anonymous
I was an employee of a MAJOR Hotel terminated after almost 20 years of service I didnt understand why,so I decided to comtact an Attorney after reviewing many attorneys over a 2 week period I came across Mr.Rager so I called.Right from the start I was made to feel like my case mattered during my consultation they gathered my information and I was told they would review it and get back to me . Upon reading a few of Mr Ragers reviews a few past clients went on to say if you are lucky he will take you case, so I sat back and waited hoping to hear from him because just talking over the phone I knew if he would represent me he was the one I wanted on my side, he was very up front honest and caring which made me comfortable. He told me he would take my case and it may be a long haul but he will be by my side through it all, he never ever made me feel my case didnt matter ,and by my side he stayed we went through depos and mediation he never let the Hotels attorneys get out of hand , he made 1 of the hardest times of my life a lot easier. He always kept me up to date and made sure I understood exactly what was going on, at no time did I have any dobuts in Mr Rager win or lose . He is a very honest and caring attorney and hands down a winner in my book. He had the confidence in me even when i was filled with dobut about myself. .He was readily available if I ever had a question no matter how big or small amazing and I am blessed that he is on my side. Thank you Mr.Rager for your hard work and your total dedication to me as a client I know you were the right choice by far..
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 anonymous
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 anonymous
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 anonymous
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.