While your liability coverage pays for the damages you cause, it does not do anything to help you when you are injured by someone else. For organizational purposes, I’ll divide these steps into two categories: what to do at the scene, and what not to do at the scene. If your lawyer can persuade the insurance company that the risks and expenses of litigation outweigh the cost of making a reasonable settlement, the insurance company will relent. Almost all lawyers will tell you there is no fee unless they get a recovery for you, but do they mention the costs advanced?Read More
Pursue a Medical malpractice Case
Medical malpractice happens when medical treatment doesn’t follow quality standards. If you are a victim of medical malpractice it is likely that you won’t even know until you start to develop symptoms.
Getting the help of a medical malpractice lawyer could be the difference between getting your expenses covered or walking empty handed.
This is a very complex process that involves many legal procedures. Also, you have a limit of time to prove that you were a victim of a careless doctor. Medical malpractice follows the statute of limitations; this establishes a period in which you can make the claim.
It is important to remark that, medical malpractice and negligence are not the same thing. As said before, medical malpractice refers to the lack of quality of a medical treatment performed by a doctor.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- William B. Westcott
- John K. Kline
- Gonzalo Fernandez
- Joseph Tacopina
- Sameer Chopra
- Donald R. Strickland
- Paul B. Daiker
- Jonathan J. Russell
- Janice M. Savinis
- Bradford L. Treusch
- John G. Rusk
- Ada K. Wong
William B. Westcott
A partner at Maya Murphy, P.C. William B. Westcott handles legal matters in New York and Connecticut related to criminal defense, personal injury and appellate law. With over 20 years of experience in law, he has appeared, briefed and argued in both supreme and appellate courts in Connecticut. Admitted to practice in federal and state courts in Connecticut, he also handles cases of personal injury law for those who have been injured at the hands of another.Mr. Westcott earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University before moving on to earn a Juris Doctor at the University of Connecticut School of Law. As a member of the universitys clinical programs, he was placed first in his class in appellate and trial practice and was one of the International Law Journals members. Since his career in private practice started, he has had convictions reversed, new trials ordered and won many acquittals in high-profile cases on the grounds of constitutional rights violations, illegal jury instructions, inappropriate use of evidence and findings of error.A counsel to the Connecticut Education Associations members, Mr. Westcott is a liaison dealing with issues of employment status for those who have been charged with a crime. In cases of public interest, he has been the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Associations representation with filings as amicus. Mr. Westcott is knowledgeable and experienced in civil litigation matters related to identity theft caused by lending institutions being careless with consumer information.Residents and organizations of New York and Connecticut that have been charged with a crime, been injured by another person or may end up in appeals court rely on Mr. Westcott for legal help.
John K. Kline
John K. Kline is the founder of Kline Legal Group P.L.C. located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Focusing his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, he provides representation to area clients who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, dog bites and similar matters. Mr. Kline also has extensive family law experience in cases involving divorce, child custody and support, property division and alimony. A certified mediator, he handles many of his family law matters through the form of alternative dispute resolution, but he is ready and willing to take the case to court if the situation warrants.As an undergraduate, Mr. Kline attended Kalamazoo College and received a Bachelor of Arts in biology in 1986. After spending several years as a sales representative for a well-known pharmaceutical company, he decided to pursue his legal education and enrolled at Wayne Law, part of Wayne State University in Detroit. While there, he was an assistant editor of the Wayne Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1995. After graduation, Mr. Kline was an associate at another Ann Arbor law firm before founding his current one in 2001. Admitted to practice before all Michigan state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.The successful outcomes that Mr. Kline has been able to obtain for his family law clients and personal injury clients have earned him the respect of his fellow attorneys. A recipient of an Superb (10 out of 10) review rating through Avvo, he has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial lawyers. He has also received the Top 10 Natiionally Ranked Attorney Award from the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys. Mr. Kline is active in the Washtenaw County Bar Association and the Michigan Association for Justice.
483 Little Lake Drive, Suite 200,, Ann Arbor MI 48103
Gonzalo A. Fernandez, a partner at Devereaux, Stokes, Nolan, Fernandez & Leonard PC, is an astute and aggressive litigator for his clients in St. Louis, Missouri, and surrounding areas. He focuses his practice on plaintiffs personal injury law and civil rights law, with representative matters including wrongful death, medical malpractice, dangerous products, civil rights violations and abusive police practices. , Before going to law school, Mr. Fernandez first attended Boston College, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in 1985. He then pursued his legal education at Washington University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1989. While attending law school, Mr. Fernandez completed a dual Master of Business Administration at Washington University in St. Louis, also receiving it in 1989. Mr. Fernandez is licensed to practice law before all of the state courts of Missouri, Illinois and Colorado. He initially worked for Baker & McKenzie in Chicago, the worlds biggest law firm that now has more than 4,000 attorneys in 47 countries. Mr. Fernandez left that position and returned to St. Louis to work as an assistant prosecutor in the City of St. Louis Circuit Attorneys Office. After litigating more than 100 cases, Mr. Fernandez left for private practice and personal injury work. He has had numerous successful results, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an invitation-only organization in which all members must have secured settlements or verdicts of at least $1 million. Additionally, he has earned a rating of 10.0 from his peers through Avvo. Dedicated to the law, Mr. Fernandez is an active participant in several professional organizations. His memberships include the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the American Association for Justice and the Hispanic National Bar Association, among others. He is bilingual in Spanish and English.
133 South 11th Street, Suite 350,, SAINT LOUIS MO 63102
Joseph Tacopina, the founder and Managing Partner of the Manhattan based Law Offices of Tacopina & Seigel, specializing in criminal, civil, and securities litigation, is widely recognized as the go tocriminal defense attorney in the country (nationwide). Tacopina is included in ,New York Magazine, as New York areas Top Rated Lawyer,and named the best-dressed, smoothest-talking, hardest-working criminal defense attorney goingin a six-page spread in ,GQ Magazine,s Power section.Tacopina skyrocketed in the legal profession since his early days as a Kings County District Attorneys Office prosecutor, where he prevailed in 39 of 40 trials. After entering private practice, Tacopina displayed his talent not only for criminal defense law, but also in public and press relations, which he has elevated to a new level in the criminal defense field. Tacopina has earned the medias praise and frequently appears as a much sought after legal analyst by media outlets nationwide, including CNN, NBC, ABC, FoxNews, CNBC, and MSNBC. Tacopina has also headlined ,Primetime,, ,48 Hours,, ,E! Entertainment,, and ,Dateline, and served as a special correspondent for ,20/20, to investigate the controversial murder prosecution of American exchange student Amanda Knox in Italy.Notably, ,CBSs The Guardian used Tacopinas courtroom charm to model their main character, and, one of James Pattersons bestselling books, ,Private #1 Suspect, included Tacopina in Chapter 80 based on his reputation as one of the best criminal defense lawyers.Tacopina volunteers his time as an adjunct faculty member at Cardozo Law Schools Intense Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP) and lectures to audiences nationwide on a variety of legal issues, including speaking before the Saratoga County Bar Association and at their Law Day Ceremony. He is a judge for Yale Law Schools Mock Trial Association and is AV rated by his peers in Martindale Hubble. Joe has been consistently chosen as one of New Yorks Top Lawyers in ,The New York Times Magazine, and was recognized by the Italian American Bar Association as Man of the Yearfor his outstanding achievements. NewsWeek Magazine recently named him a nationwide leading attorney and The ,Italian Tribune, Columbus Day Executive Board awarded Tacopina the prestigious Christopher Columbus/Publishers Award, which has been conferred upon many prominent individuals of Italian heritage for over 40 years including President Ronald Reagan, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Joe DiMaggio.Because of his reputation as a premier trial attorney, Tacopina has been published in multiple venues on various aspects of trial litigation. Joe authored articles for both the New York Post and Daily News, and was a contributing author to ,Inside the Minds – Strategies for Defending DWI Cases in New York, published by Westlaw and ,Take the Witness: The Experts Speak on Cross-Examination,, published by Juris Publishing, Inc.Tacopina has tried nearly 100 cases to verdict and recently received one of the largest civil verdicts in New Jersey, as well as an acquittal for a NYPD officer accused of rape and burglary in a case that garnered national media attention.Joe has earned high praise from prominent media and press personalities throughout his career. Listed below are just a few.Joe Tacopina, the best in business - Ashleigh Banfield, ,CNN,The best defense attorney in the country - Sid Rosenberg, ,WABC Radio,One of the best attorneys - Reverand Al Sharpton,Mr. Tacopina is to the defense bar what Donald Trump is to real estate – ,New York Times,Joe Tacopina, defense attorney... one of the best – Matt Lauer, ,Today Show,[Tacopina] ranks among a group of top criminal defense lawyers – ,The Wall Street Journal,Elevated to the upper level of prominence – ,USA Today,One of New Yorks fiercest defenders – ,NY, Daily News,Top-shelf, high powered litigator – ,New, York Post,High profile, high powered New York defense attorney – ,ABC Primetime,One of the great defense attorneys of all time– Sean Hannity, ,Fox News,When you hire Joe Tacopina – its over – Don Imus,Joe Tacopina is one of New Yorks best criminal defense attorneys – Geraldo Rivera, ,Fox News,Tacopinas unbelievable. That guy works magic. He is the real deal. Hes not to be messed with – Don Imus, ,Imus in the Morning,One of the great trial lawyers in America who wins cases that nobody else could win - Rikki Klieman, ,Court TV Analyst
Dedicated to helping those injured due to anothers negligence to achieve financial justice, Sameer Chopra is an attorney at Chopra & Nocerino, LLP. Focusing his practice on personal injury, Mr. Chopra offers legal guidance and representation to people living throughout the New York and Long Island metro areas, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, and Nassau and Suffolk counties. He recognizes the challenges people may face as a result of accidents and other such incidents, including unexpected medical bills and lost wages, and he strives to help them obtain the compensation they deserve.In 2003, Mr. Chopra graduated with honors from the University at Albany, State University of New York, earning a Bachelor of Science. He went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the WMU Cooley Law School in 2006.Over the course of his career, Mr. Chopra has aided people with a range of complex personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice claims, including those involving the following: construction, scaffolding and ladder accidents; car, motorcycle, truck and public transportation accidents; slip and falls; sidewalk, street and elevator accidents; school park and playground accidents; and nursing home neglect. He has also helped clients with cases relating to burn accidents and traumatic brain injuries, as well as accidents involving undocumented immigrants. Mr. Chopra has achieved high rates of success in recovering the maximum compensation for those he represents, including numerous six-figure and multimillion-dollar settlements and judgments.Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Mr. Chopra, and he is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
100 Quentin Roosevlet Blvd, Unit 107,, Garden City NY 11530
Donald R. Strickland
Don Strickland is the owner of The Law Office of Donald R Strickland in Durham, North Carolina. His primary practice areas are personal injury and wrongful death cases arising out of collisions involving tractor-trailers, cars, motorcycles, buses and pedestrians involving catastrophic injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and other debilitating injuries. He also handles premises liablity and product liability cases, and business tort cases involving unfair or deceptive trade practices and fraud.Don is a fellow and past member of the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization that limits its membership in the United States to 500 active trial lawyers under the age of 70 and has fellows in more than 30 countries. He is a fellow of the International Society of Barristers, and the American Board of Trial Advocacy, two other prominent invitation-only legal organizations. He has served on the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.Don has been elected to Business North Carolinas Legal Elite in the field of litigation on multiple occasions. He was named Best Lawyers 2015 Plaintiff Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation in Raleigh, N.C. and was named Best Lawyers 2018 Plaintiff Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice Litigation in Raleigh, N.C. Don was voted Durham Magazines top non-domestic lawyer based on write in balloting in 2015 winning the magazines gold award in its Best of Durham edition.As an AV-rated attorney, Don has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America for than 18 years. Don is member of the American Association for Justice, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar Association and the Durham County Bar Association.Don received his BS in Business Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1978 and his Juris Doctorate from Duke University Law School in 1984. Since beginning his legal career in 1984 Don has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars of behalf of his clients.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished, are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
Paul B. Daiker
Attorney Paul B. Daiker is the founder and owner of Paul Daiker Attorney at Law located in Cleveland, Ohio. A top-rated trial attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience, Mr. Daiker has handled a wide range of legal matters throughout the course of his career. He currently focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense, but he also represents clients with their legal needs involving family law and personal injury claims as well.A 1990 graduate of Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, Mr. Daiker attended Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1993. While in law school, he served with the Cleveland State Law Review.Widely regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Daiker has several publications to his credit, and he has conducted numerous lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics involving DUI/OVI, traffic laws, legal ethics and other subjects. He has also served as a member of the adjunct legal faculty at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he has instructed criminal procedure classes.Early in his career, Mr. Daiker served as a prosecutor for Moreland Hills. From this experience, he gained invaluable insight into the criminal justice system, allowing him to devise the most effective defense strategies possible for those he serves. Whether focusing on criminal defense, family law or personal injury matters, Mr. Daiker always has his clients rights and best interests at heart, and he is equally effective negotiating favorable terms for his clients in lieu of going to court.Recognized for his professionalism and service, Mr. Daiker has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career. Along with holding an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, he has also received Superb ratings on Avvo, and The Best Lawyers in America has named him among the countrys best attorneys for white collar crime and family law each year since 2016.He has also earned top attorney designations from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, the National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC, and the American Society of Legal Advocates.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.Best Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America© are registered trademarks of BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co. LLC. The names, logo, and database are protected under the trademark, copyright, and fair use laws of the United States of America. Any use of name, including in electronic form, must be made only by permission and under the guidelines of BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co. LLC.
7100 E Pleasant Valley Rd, Suite 120,, Independence OH 44131
Jonathan J. Russell
Attorney Jonathan J. Russell is a shareholder, director and principal member of Drake, Hileman & Davis, P.C. Since joining the law firm in 1993, Mr. Russell has focused his practice on litigation, with an emphasis on personal injury law. His firm has five law offices throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, located in Doylestown, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Stroudsburg. The multiple office locations ensure victims of negligence from Philadelphia to the nearby counties of New Jersey can conveniently access his services.Mr. Russell earned his law degree from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law in 1992. Later that same year, he was admitted to the bars of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey. He is also admitted to practice before U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.Over the past 25 years, attorney Russell has built a reputation as one of the regions leading personal injury attorneys. As a result, he has a 10 rating from Avvo, and he has received both a BV-Distinguished peer-review rating and a Preeminent client-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is an invitation-only organization limited to attorneys who have secured $1 million or more in a verdict or settlement.Mr. Russell is active not only in the courtroom but also in the legal community. He is a member of a number of organizations, including the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Bailiwick Office Campus, 252 W. Swamp Road, Suite 15,, Doylestown PA 18901
Janice M. Savinis
Janice M. Savinis is a partner at Savinis & Kane, L.L.C. located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She concentrates her practice in the area of personal injury law, with a particular focus on representing clients throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia who are suffering from mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that has been linked to asbestos exposure. Devoting her entire practice to litigation, Ms. Savinis also handles matters involving other toxic torts as well as product liability.After graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982, Ms. Savinis earned her law degree from Duquesne University School of Law in 1988 and was honored with membership in the Order of Barristers. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.Through her dedicated litigation efforts, Ms. Savinis has been successful in obtaining significant compensation for a number of mesothelioma victims and their families. In one case where she represented a mesothelioma victim and his wife, the jury awarded $3 million to each of them. In another trial, the estate of a victim and his wife were awarded $1.4 million by the jury.To stay up to date on the latest developments in her chosen field of practice and to cultivate connections with her colleagues in the legal profession, Ms. Savinis maintains active membership in several different professional organizations, including the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. In addition, she has received an AV Preeminent peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
707 Grant Street, Suite 3626, Gulf Tower,, Pittsburgh PA 15219
Bradford L. Treusch
Expertise, Experience, Effective Case Resolution From The Law Offices of Bradford L. Treusch,The Law Offices of Bradford L. Treusch in Century City has received the highest legal rating (AV) from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, indicative of the firms adherence to professional standards of ethics and exceptional legal ability. The firm has been AV-rated for more than 30 years.Attorney Truesch has also been selected to Top Lawyers from 2014 to 2017. This is an honor no more than 5% off attorneys in Southern California can receive, via the Top Lawyers patented Selection Process.We are recognized for our expertise, experience, and effective case resolution,said Treusch, who specializes in personal injury, family law, real estate, civil litigation and commercial collection.Personal Injury,—We represent individuals who have been seriously injured as a result of the negligence of another,Treusch said. Our objective in every injury matter is to maximize the damage recovery for our clients. The verdicts, settlements and arbitration awards achieved by our aggressive attorneys have repeatedly set high standards for recoveries.”,Family Law/Divorce, —The firm represents individuals involved in legal proceedings stemming from marriage dissolutions, counseling clients on the division of marital property, tax issues, child and spousal support, child custody and paternity. Firm attorneys also help clients prepare and review prenuptial, postnuptial, and cohabitation agreements that define and alter their property rights. Firm attorneys are experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures including Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation. In addition, Treusch is a Certified Mediator having taken advanced courses in mediation.Our clients are given the personal attention, care and consideration they deserve and are provided with creative solutions to their unique and challenging legal problems,Treusch said. We understand that facing any legal issue, whether its an automobile accident, divorce, personal injury, or real estate related, involves difficult and complicated decision making.”,Treusch graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with honors and Loyola University School of Law as a Deans List Scholar, and was admitted to practice in California in 1975. He also has a California Real Estate Broker License as well as teaching credentials and has taught numerous law courses at community colleges and at the Beverly Hills Adult School.In addition, Mr. Treusch has served as Judge Pro Tempore for the Los Angeles Superior and Beverly Hills Municipal Courts and as Arbitrator for the Los Angeles Superior Court and Los Angeles Municipal Court.He has also served on the Family Law Mediation Panel of the Los Angeles and Santa Monica Superior Courts.The firm is fluent in Japanese as well
John G. Rusk
As a partner at Rusk Wadlin Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, John G. Rusk is committed to representing clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries throughout the Hudson Valley and New York State. His practice is focused on personal injury cases involving automobile crashes, construction and dangerous premises accidents. John handles cases involving traumatic brain injuries and other life altering trauma.In 1985, John received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and graduated cum laude from St. Lawrence University. He then attended Boston College Law School, where which he received a Juris Doctor in 1988.For decades, John has been dedicated to representing the rights of the injured. The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification has recognized him as a board certified civil trial attorney. He routinely secures compensation for clients by building a strong personal relationship with his clients and fiercely advocating on their behalf. In one notable case, Mr. Rusk obtained a $3.3 million judgment for his clients, which was recognized as one of the largest in New York.John has been included in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100; he holds an Avvo Superb rating; he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Elite Lawyers of America; and he holds the rating of BV Distinguished from Martindale-Hubbell.John is a member of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the Brain Injury Association of New York State, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.In his spare time, John volunteers with church groups and local organizations. He previously served as coach for the Marlboro High Schools mock trial team. AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
Ada K. Wong
Ada K. Wong is the founder of AKW LAW, with offices in Washington and California. Mrs. Wong is sensitive to the challenges people may face when their employment rights are violated. They may feel uncomfortable or alienated in the workplace, and their ability to provide for their families may be affected. Mrs. Wong focuses her practice on advocating for employees in employment law-related issues, generally handling cases such as sexual harassment, race discrimination, age discrimination, sex or gender discrimination, disability discriminate, wage and hour disputes, unpaid overtime, severance reviews and negotiations, and wrongful termination. What gives Mrs. Wong an advantage is that she also represents small employers. This allows her to see cases from both sides, giving her clients an advantage on their matters and finding a amicable resolution, whether through negotiations or at trial. Mrs. Wong also handles business matters and personal injury. To round out her dedication to help people, she provides basic estate planning, including wills, trusts, power of attorney, etc.Over the course of her career, Mrs. Wong has provided representation to both employees and employers, including in Bellevue, Seattle and King, Snohomish, Pierce, and Thurston counties. She draws on this experience to help her passionately fight to make sure her clients rights are upheld on a federal and state level. Regardless of the obstacles that may exist, Mrs. Wong believes that justice should be achieved and maintained - no matter the cost. She has an AVVO Superb rating and was awarded the Clients Choice Award.Understanding that employment law issues are often of a personal nature, Mrs. Wong takes a compassionate approach. She believes in providing her clients with individual attention and personalized advice. Throughout the legal process, Mrs. Wong remains accessible to her clients, keeping them informed about their options and the status of their cases.Mrs. Wong is also an Adjunct Professor at the Seattle University School of Law and serves as an Arbitrator in Snohomish and King County. She speaks Cantonese and basic Mandarin.