Posted by Jerad
My experience working with Joel has been unlike any I have ever had with another attorney. Even when I referred Joel to another friend who was going through a similar situation on employment law, my friend thought I couldn't possibly be talking about an attorney behaving in this way. Joel was unbelievably thoughtful from the beginning and really took my situation into consideration and gave me the potential outcomes and outlined what kind of personal exposure and was in no way trying to get me to select the route that would lead to more hours and in turn more fees for him. It established trust from the onset and he retained that trust through the duration of my experience with him by keeping me up to date on hours used, costs incurred, etc. Joel was also one of the most fair attorney's I've ever seen from a rate perspective. Other attorney's were trying to charge a higher fee and some even quoted $600/hour, but those attorneys were not practical and not suited for the working class employee faced with an employee-employer related case. I would highly recommend Joel to anybody and found him to be nothing but professional, honest, and someone who I trust!
Posted by anonymous
We had a great experience working with Joel. We had a ridiculous claim to defend and Joel's steady demeanor and methodical approach was just what we needed to dispatch with the matter. In addition, he was able to handle it with utmost efficiency, keeping our costs surprisingly low.
Posted by Terry
Don't let the number of years he has been licensed, deter you. Joel is very knowledgeable of employment laws and he was spot on with our document interpretation. I never received any false expectations or hopes and he kept me informed of where things stood throughout the case. He was straightforward when it came to communication and provided sound advice regarding the benefits and risks as the case proceeded allowing me to make informed decisions. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous
I had the pleasure to work with Joel Christiansen for my employment related issues. He is an excellent attorney that was there every step of the way. His guidance and direction were extremely helpful during a time of stress and anxiety. Joel listened and took the time to understand the entire situation. Joel was personable, professional and very responsive. His legal advice was invaluable to my case. He was able to negotiate a fair settlement for myself. I highly recommend Joel.
Posted by anonymous
I felt I was being wronged by my former employer so I decided to speak with a lawyer. My case was all but normal and Joel was behind me all the way, feeling himself like I was wronged as well. After extensive research through other cases similar, not the same, he concluded that I was being more than wronged. He took my case on a contingent and stood by me all the way standing his ground. I won my case because he had faith in himself and me and never gave up. He had my back all the way... if you need a lawyer in his area of expertise then I would highly recommend Joel Christiansen.
Posted by Jon
Joel was extremely helpful when I needed an employment attorney, including winning at the EAB level. I gladly recommend Joel for either employees or employers. In fact, I plan on using Joel's services for a new business venture. He is extremely honest, knowledgeable of Oregon employment law and someone you can depend on when your back is against the wall.
Posted by Tim
I've had the pleasure to work with Joel twice now. Once for a credit card issue and another for an employment issue. Both times Joel surpassed my expectations and I would highly recommend him and do to anyone I come across that could use his services.
Posted by Carol S
This is the TOP # 1 Lawyer you can hire for any of your employment issues. He will be upfront and honest with you and always returns your phone calls or emails. He helped me in the stage of EAB and we WON! I do not think I would have won without his help. I recommend you have him help you at the 1st hearing stage. He is the very best!
Posted by Richard
My understanding is that Joel usually represents employees but as an employer I felt his representation was sterling. He handled both my appeal and after winning that he also handled the remanded hearing which went exactly as he advised us and was also won. He was well versed in employment law and understood the legal employment system here in Oregon as well. I will definitely use him again if the need arises.
Posted by Kristin
Joel is a one-of-a-kind attorney: kind being a huge piece. His expertise was evident and he was unwavering in the strength he gave me while representing me.
During a stressful time in my life, Joel went above and beyond to let me know that I was well taken care in regards to my legal matters.
I would not hesitate to retain Joel again and would recommend Joel over any other. The payoff is worth it's weight in gold.
He is an ethical, intelligent and amazing attorney. Not once did I doubt his ability: nor he mine.
Thank you, Joel!