At The Lacy Employment Law Firm, our attorneys provide the same level of representation that large international firms provide companies. But we provide these legal services at no cost to you. We represent the employee, not the corporation in civil rights, employment discrimination and other employment cases.
Highly Personalized Legal Help for your Pittsburgh or Philadelphia Employment Law Case
The best employment representation for you.
As a law student at Cornell, founder, Attorney Andrew Lacy, made a promise to himself to help people. Yet he followed the majority of his classmates to work at a large international law firm.
Large law firms provide the best training ground for young lawyers. They take the smartest law students. They represent the biggest companies. And only large companies can afford to hire them.
After years of seeing plaintiffs go up against large companies, Attorney Lacy decided to leave corporate law behind and start his own law firm. This time representing the people, not corporations.
He renewed his promise to himself.
When we say we know what we are up against, we mean it. We worked behind enemy lines for years. We’ve seen it all.
Whether you’re in Middle, Eastern, or Western Pennsylvania we have you covered. We have experience practicing in every federal court in Pennsylvania. And we’re here to serve your employment-related needs.
Let us use our years of experience working behind enemy lines to get you the best outcome. Whether that’s taking a case to trial. Or making your company pay through an enormous settlement. And the best part; you’ll hire a lawyer that is:
Biglaw Trained | Ivy-League Educated | Free Unless You Win
If your company discriminated against you, we can help. A discrimination attorney can start a lawsuit on your behalf. And help you recover damages.
Employers cannot turn a blind eye to a hostile work environment created under their noses. Harassment can come in many different types, such as race, disability, and age.
But the most common form is sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment occurs when the company turns a blind eye to unwelcome sexual advances, sexually-charged remarks, and unwanted touching from its employees.
We provide our clients with the legal advice they need to stop the harassment.
Retaliation occurs normally after you report illegal workplace behavior. Or you sought leave or workers’ compensation. Your employer might fire you after you “blow the whistle.” This is illegal.
We are equipped to handle these claims in Pittsburgh, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and in the entire state of Pennsylvania.
You have rights at work. If you need leave to care for yourself or a sick loved one, your employer must honor your rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
They must also honor your other rights such as employee benefits, which include disabilitt benefits.
We will advise you on all of your workplace rights. We will not let your company skirt the law; whether that is by violating wage and hour laws and not paying minimum wage in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act or engaging in employment discrimination. We have your back.
A labor and employment attorney represents employees when employment issues arise under federal, state, and local employment law.
Employment lawyers possess mastery over a multitude of different types of employment law, including: wrongful termination; the Family and Medical Leave Act; employment discrimination; sexual harassment; the Americans with Disabilities Act; employment contracts/employment agreements; and wage law.
Although different cases warrant a different fee structure, for a typical employment case, your employment attorney will take 40% of the settlement amount. You won’t see this number stated on very many websites, but we believe in transparency.
The reason for this number is simple. We take all the risk. We will front your expenses and take the risk of losing everything if we do not get you a settlement or verdict at trial. Further, we go against the best. Unlike personal injury attorneys, we are up against attorneys for big corporations with unlimited resources. What we do is hard. But at LELF, we relish the challenge. Contact us for a free consultation.
The answer is almost always yes. Sometimes this will require paying by the hour for straightforward legal advice. This is worth it. You will save money down the road by protecting yourself against wrongful termination or other employment problems. An employment attorney can help you navigate difficult work situations.
Choosing an attorney is not easy. Here’s some things we suggest you consider. Look at the attorney’s credentials. If an attorney went to a top law school, you can expect a certain standard of competence. You should then look at experience. Does the attorney have some listed experience on their website that makes them stand out?
But, above all else, you should trust your gut. If your attorney seems like a jerk, do not hire him or her. Contrary to popular belief, being a jerk attorney is not an asset in law; it is a liability. A good attorney will have good relationships with opposing counsel. This relationship can and will help you get a better outcome. Jerk attorneys never form these relationships.
Here are some questions that you should ask. How long will my case take? Am I better off settling early? Will you drop my case if we do not settle after the EEOC process? Have you handled this type of case before? How much of your practice is devoted to employment law?
Handling a case in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania differs from the Eastern side of the state. For starters, Pittsburgh is not just the city; we handle cases in Allegheny County and throughout Western Pennsylvania, including all of the outlying counties. Serving the Pittsburgh region requires understanding that the legal issues may be the same, but the style is not. In Pittsburgh, PA, the lawyers are collegial. Overaggressiveness before trial could tank your case. If you're not from the area, you would not know that lawyers give each other respect. And respecting each other tends to lead to the best settlement for you.
However, make no mistake, if your case is headed to trial, we will do everything within our ethical bounds to win.
Philadelphia differs from Pittsburgh. Employment and labor attorneys are more aggressive. The legal issues remain the same, but attorneys tend to play hardball from the start. We understand this style too. Managing Partner, Andrew Lacy, was lucky enough to work for a large firm on both sides of the state. He understands the differences between the market, and accordingly, is able to shift lawyering styles to get your the best result. Location does not matter.