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Questions to Ask an Employment Lawyer

Settling an employment law dispute can be frustrating. However, an experienced attorney can protect your rights and help you navigate through the often confusing process. When you first meet with your lawyer, it is important that he or she gets know you. In addition, you should be prepared to fully explain your case in great detail.

You may also want to bring the following list of questions:

  • What would the lawyer like to see in order to evaluate the case?
  • Are there alternatives to litigation?
  • How long has the attorney practiced employment law?
  • Does the lawyer have extensive litigation experience?
  • Does the lawyer have experience in mediation or arbitration?
  • Has he or she handled cases that are similar to yours? If so, how many?
  • Is the lawyer focused solely on helping employment law clients?
  • Does the attorney typically represent employees or employers? Or both?
  • Does the lawyer foresee any issues with your case right off the bat?
  • At first glance, how does the lawyer recommend handling your situation?
  • Can the lawyer provide you with an estimate as to how long it will take to resolve your case?
  • How does the attorney charge for his or her services?
  • Is the lawyer going to handle your case personally? Will it go to another attorney at the firm? Will multiple lawyers work on your case?

Whether you require help with a discrimination matter, wage and hour dispute or other type of employment law issue, a skilled lawyer can provide you with sound advice and guidance every step of the way.

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Neil H. Deutsch

Neil H. Deutsch has been practicing law for over 35 years and is known as a skilled negotiator in employment and discrimination law. He believes in a bottom-line approach of risk analysis and cost effectiveness for his clients. "Case evaluation is something we take seriously," says Mr. Deutsch who seeks top net dollar for his…

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Bruce L. Atkins
Senior Partner

Bruce L. Atkins is the Senior Managing Partner at Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt P.C., a prominent plaintiff employment law firm in the tri-state area. Mr. Atkins believes employees’ rights should be aggressively pursued when they’ve been wrongfully dealt with by their employers. He brings this philosophy to his practice when considering each case and its…

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Adam J. Kleinfeldt

Adam J. Kleinfeldt joined Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. in March of 2015.  He primarily represents individuals in employment litigation such as discrimination, retaliation and whistle blowing matters. He has extensive experience in all phases of the litigation process. Adam has obtained significant results for his clients, including a $525,000 jury verdict in a sexual…

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Debra M. McGarvey

Debra M. McGarvey joined Deutsch Atkins & Kleinfeldt, P.C. in December 2019. She has extensive experience defending employees and employers in state and federal court in employment litigation matters. She has represented clients on various issues arising out of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), the…

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Carly Skarbnik Meredith

Carly Skarbnik Meredith, Esq. is a Partner at the firm. Carly has focused her career exclusively in the field of employment law. She has a plethora of experience representing both employees and employers with their employment issues, needs, and concerns. She believes representing both employees and employers has made her an extremely well-rounded client advocate.…


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