|Sole Practicioner||Law Office of Jacob Sider||2009 - Present|
|Intern||San Francisco Public Defender||2003 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Alameda County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|U of San Francisco SOL||Law||law||2004|
|Univ of California Santa Cruz||Psychology||undergraduate||2000|
Posted by anonymous
I usually don't do reviews or surveys, but my experience with Jacob was totally worth it. I was referred to Jacob by an attorney that I found on a random website regarding employment issues. I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical because I didn't get a chance to meet him in person. After our first conversation, my worries were gone and I felt very comfortable. I can say that he takes his clients very serious and works tirelessly to get the job done. He is very honest and trustworthy, even when new developments may not benefit him which I greatly appreciated. He never made me feel like I was obligated to stick with him when the other party was not as responsive as I would've liked, but he kept me informed of every detail along the way so I knew that he was actually working to get the matter settled. Whenever I needed to contact him, he would call back the same day if he wasn't immediately available to answer the phone. This was very refreshing because I've had experiences with other lawyers in the past where I wouldn't hear from them in weeks. All in all, I loved my experience with Jacob and was pleased with the results. Thank you!
Posted by Elen
I was referred to Jacob by another firm that only took larger cases. I was reeling from just having been unexpectedly fired from a job of 3 1/2 years. Loyalty, sacrifice, and hard work means nothing to some companies as they neglect the legal labor requirements for their employees.
My first conversation with Jacob helped me sort out the facts of my case and he quickly versed me on all of the labor laws that were broken. I felt comfortable and empowered to stand up for myself with an attorney who was both experienced and confident. Although I was reassured that he would do the best possible job, Jacob always made it clear that all decisions to go forward with any option were mine and he patiently described realistic outcomes of each.
He communicated with me by phone or email almost daily until the day of our meeting with the Labor Commissioner. I had not met him until that day but his easy style made me confident that we would present my case well. During the meeting, Jacob cited facts to answer the defendant's attempts to discredit me. Needless to say, we walked away winning my case and I felt vindicated for standing up to my former employer.
I will forever be in Jacob's graces for allowing me to feel victory....the money was not the end goal, the principle of being the first person to call this employer out on their smug practices would have been enough. However, winning my case has allowed me to put this sour chapter behind me and enables me to look back smiling!
Nicholas de Blouw, Employment and labor Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Jacob Sider is a strategic employment law attorney. Our firm has worked extensively with Mr. Sider on a variety of matters involving California Labor Code violations. Jacob will consider not only legal tactics, but business realities in providing labor and employment advice and litigation options. Mr. Sider has become a fellow soldier in the battle for employees' rights.