The Age Discrimination Act is a federal law that was created to protect people from being discriminated against due to their age. Unfortunately, because of a struggling economy, age discrimination is on the rise. Lawyers that specialize in this type of law are hired by people who feel they have been victimized due to their age. Following are some of the best law firms that specialize in age discrimination.
#1: Arias, Ozzello & Gignac, LLP
This firm was created in 1989 and has locations in California and Texas. The firm’s attorneys have over 175 years of combined experience between them and are considered to have a nationwide practice. They are able to pursue age discrimination cases as well as all other types of discrimination cases. The firm is committed to helping people in their local communities and frequently offers pro bono services.
#2: Edith Pearce, Esquire, The Pearce Law Firm
The Pearce Law Firm is located in Philadelphia, PA and was created by Edith Pearce in 2002. Ms. Pearce has been named several times as “Super Lawyer” by Philadelphia Magazine and has also earned the highest rating for lawyers by Martindale-Hubber. Martindale-Hubber independently rates lawyers on their ethical standards and legal ability. Ms. Pearce has a proven record of successfully litigating age discrimination cases and recently won a verdict against Wal-Mart. She takes pride in offering individualized care and attention to her clients and is dedicated to making sure they receive the compensation they deserve.
#3: Dib & Fagan, P.C.
Located in Royal Oak, Michigan, Dib & Fagan supports clients throughout the Detroit area. The firm’s lawyers have a proven track record of successfully fighting age discrimination, and they have won several seven figure verdicts for their clients. Barry Fagan is the current Co-Chairperson of the Employment Discrimination Committee for the Michigan Association for Justice and was also chosen to be included in “The Best Lawyers in America” in the area of Labor and Employment Law. In addition, each of the lawyers at Dib & Fagan has earned the highest Martindale-Hubber rating.
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#4: Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C.
This firm is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and brings 28 years of experience with employment law to every case. They were chosen by US News & World Report as one of the top law firms in the United States. In addition to enjoying great success in Philadelphia, they have won large cases on a national level. They focus solely on employment law; and, because of their outstanding reputation, many of their clients are referred to them by other lawyers. They are often asked to lecture other attorneys in the area of employment law and have also earned the highest Martindale-Hubber rating.
#5: Dolan Law Firm
The Dolan Law Firm has locations throughout the California Bay Area and has proven success representing age discrimination cases. They have been awarded some of the largest settlements in California and in the United States. The firm’s lead attorney, Chris Dolan, has been chosen “Trial Lawyer of the Year” for San Francisco and California and was also chosen as one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in Northern California” and as a “California Super Lawyer.” They offer free case evaluations and all fees are contingency-based.
It can be very difficult to prove discrimination due to age. Employment law is very complex and attorneys that specialize in this type of law will know what, if any, action is needed. It is important to retain a lawyer as soon as possible due to time limits on filing a case. The lawyer will determine if someone has been discriminated against and how best to proceed.