I can only speak for myself as I try to get back to people in a day or two but if i have a trial or motion practice my attention is diverted. my advice: keep calling
one thing I have had success with when trying to reach lawyers is calling around six pm. the secretaries have left and the lawyer hasnt and will pick up the phone
Good question. I don't have an answer, but I have a suggestion. You might make it clear that you are willing to pay a consultation fee to have the severance agreement reviewed.
Employment lawyers are frequently inundated with people looking for free consultations. Because the "at will employment" concept means that an employer can terminate an employee without any cause, most employees do not have claims. That being said, I would never sign away my rights without consulting with an attorney first. Even if that cost me a few hundred bucks.
-Alex J. Higgins
You clearly are calling the wrong attorneys. If I was a betting man I'd say you'll get a call back the same day if you call one of the attorneys answering this question on Avvo right now.