Can I accept a referral fee?
Many attorneys mistakenly believe they are not allowed to accept a referral fee. The New Jersey Supreme Court authorizes lawyers to share fees on a case so long as the fee is paid by a certified attorney pursuant to R. 1:39-6.
R. Armen McOmber has been designated by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney.
How will McOmber McOmber & Luber, P.C. approach my case?
While each case is different, as a firm we are committed to delivering results and protecting your interests in an efficient and cost-effective manner. This means we will invest the time with you to discuss and understand your current needs and long-term goals. As a team, we will tailor a legal strategy that best serves you.
How long does it take for a case to be resolved?
There is no way to know how long it will take for your matter to be resolved. It all depends on the willingness of both parties to come together for a fair and reasonable resolution. If that does not occur and the matter goes to court, resolution can take much longer. However, most cases end up settling which is why it is important for you to hire an experienced and trusted attorney who knows the law and how to achieve fair results.
How do I find the best attorney to represent me?
Do your research. Your attorney should be in good standing with the bar of your state and has not been disciplined or suspended from practicing law. Check with your state’s disciplinary review board to determine if he or she was the subject of public discipline or reinstatement proceedings. You can find this information with either the local state or county bar association or the state supreme court disciplinary review board. You should also vet your attorney by checking websites, social media, etc. Finally, ask friends and family for recommendations. If they cannot recommend someone to you, then ask the attorney for referrals.
Do you represent employers in employment litigation?
Yes. Our decades of experience representing employees in employment disputes and lawsuits, makes us uniquely qualified to assist employers. We understand the challenges that employers face in complying with the multitude of state and federal employment laws and what makes them vulnerable to lawsuits. We counsel our employer clients on how to avoid litigation by making sure they have clear and understandable employee handbooks, employment agreements, severance packages and the like.
Do you have free consultations?
Yes. We are happy to talk with you about your case and discuss how we can help you. Once we agree to work together and you would like us to represent you, we will provide you with various options on how to move forward. You can reach us at our Red Bank office at 732.842.6500, at our Marlton office at 856.985.9800, Newark office at 973.878.9040, at our New York office at 929.566.1300, at our Philadelphia office at (267).777.7800, toll free at 888.396.0736, or through our online contact form
Do I have to pay the firm anything at the beginning of the matter, like a retainer?
It depends on the type of payment option you choose. If you decide to pay the firm hourly or a fixed fee, you will pay a retainer prior to the commencement of services. A retainer is like a security deposit for a rental property. The retainer is deposited in the attorney’s trust account and held as financial security. At the completion of your matter, any unused retainer will be returned to you. If you choose to hire us on contingency, you do not pay a retainer.
Do I have to pay any out-of-pocket fees?
It depends on the type of payment arrangement you choose. For a contingency based agreement, you do not pay any out-of-pocket costs until you receive a settlement/recovery. In that case, the costs and fees will be deducted from your settlement/recovery. If you choose the fixed fee or hourly method of payment, you will receive a monthly bill for these charges. Examples of these costs and fees are photocopies, court fees, postage fees, overnight delivery fees, etc.
How do I prepare for a consultatation?
The best way to prepare for our first meeting is to review any documents you have that are relevant to your case, such as e-mails, text messages, and any other correspondence. This will refresh your memory and will help us better understand your situation and why you are looking for legal representation. It is important not to disclose to anyone the details of our consultation because sharing this information to others waives the attorney-client privilege and threatens disclosure to the opposing side.
How do I know if I need a lawyer?
The law is complicated and everchanging. Every day, federal, state, and local governments are passing laws that impact our lives. If you are a business owner, a lawyer will guide you the variety of rules and regulations you must comply with in order to avoid litigation.
On the flip side, if you are an individual, there may be several reasons why you may want to retain a lawyer, such as workplace concerns.Read More
Are my discussions with you confidential?
Yes. During your initial consultation, any conversations you have with us on the phone or in-person about your case are protected and privileged. This means we cannot disclose our conversations or be compelled to disclose them to another party. If you decide to hire us as your attorneys, our communications will continue to be confidential. However, if you tell another party about our conversations, you are waiving the privilege and these discussions could be disclosed to the opposing side.
What are the legal pathways to reach a resolution?
When you hire us, we will discuss with you all the options for resolving your matter. In most cases, filing a lawsuit is a last resort. However, if it is determined that the matter cannot be reconciled through negotiation and settlement, we can take several paths, including filing a lawsuit or a motion to compel the opposing party to take certain action.
What are your business hours?
Our attorneys and office staff are always available to help you. You can contact us via phone or online, and we will respond as quickly as possible. You can reach us at our Red Bank office at 732.842.6500, at our Marlton office at 856.985.9800, Newark office at 973.878.9040, at our New York office at 929.566.1300, at our Philadelphia office at (267).777.7800, toll free at 888.396.0736, or through our online contact form
Once you have an attorney assigned to your case, you will receive their firm e-mail address and you can contact them directly. Communication is critical so we will regularly keep you updated on your case especially as new developments arise.
What are your options for payment?
We have several options for payment:
- Fixed fee: You pay a fixed amount for our services.
- Hourly: You pay by-the-hour.
- Contingency: A contingency means that you do not pay us until and unless you have a recovery/settlement of your case.
What happens if I do not receive a settlement or any other type of compensation?
When you hire us on a contingency basis and you do not receive any recovery, you do not pay us any attorneys’ fees or costs. However, if we are working on a matter for you by the hour or at a fixed rate, and you do not receive any recovery, you are required to pay the costs and fees that are outlined in the retainer agreement. Unfortunately, there is no way to predict what will happen in a matter and we cannot guarantee a particular outcome. However, what is guaranteed is that we will provide you with the best service possible and will keep any costs reasonable and economically practical.
What is a lawyer?
A lawyer is someone who can help you handle a dispute or problem that you have not been able to resolve on your own. A lawyer thinks critically about a situation and provides legal advice to the person they are representing. Since the law is always changing and is complex, it is best to hire someone who is experienced in the field you need. For example, there are lawyers that practice in criminal, employment, environmental, corporate, family, real estate, and the list goes on.Read More
What states do you work out of?
McOmber McOmber & Luber is a regional firm that works predominantly in the New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia metropolitan areas. Our offices are in Red Bank, Marlton, Newark, New York, and Philadelphia New Jersey and our attorneys are licensed to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. If you have a matter outside of the tri-state area, that is not a problem. We can apply to the court pro hac vice, which is a routine motion that allows us to temporarily practice in your state.