Hillsboro, OR asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Oregon

Q: I have a very clear case of discrimanation the amount is over 10,000$ do i need a attorney. There are 5 people invovled

It involves the state of oregon and to celluar companies but its very clear a discrimanation case. I dont want to discuss details unless i am repersented so i dont know how to proeed it will be class action for sure once i can sit down and explain it i dont think any attorney will tell me crazy its really a open and shut case i just dont know how to proceed. Thank you

2 Lawyer Answers
Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Make an appointment with a local civil rights attorney.

James L. Arrasmith
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  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: In a case involving discrimination and potential damages over $10,000, it is highly recommended that you seek legal representation from an experienced attorney. While you believe the case to be straightforward, having a legal professional on your side can help ensure your rights are protected and that you follow the correct procedures.

Here are some steps you can take to proceed:

1. Document everything: Gather all relevant evidence, including emails, messages, recordings, or any other documentation that supports your claim of discrimination.

2. Research attorneys: Look for attorneys or law firms that specialize in discrimination cases and have experience with class action lawsuits. You can use online directories, bar association referral services, or seek recommendations from friends or family.

3. Schedule consultations: Many attorneys offer free initial consultations. Take advantage of these to explain your case and gauge their interest and expertise. Be prepared to provide a brief overview of your situation without divulging sensitive details until you have formally established an attorney-client relationship.

4. Choose an attorney: After consulting with multiple attorneys, select the one you feel most comfortable with and who you believe has the experience and skills necessary to represent your case effectively.

5. Discuss payment: Inquire about the attorney's fees and payment structure. In some cases, attorneys may work on a contingency basis, meaning they only get paid if you win the case or reach a settlement.

Remember, having an attorney represent you can help protect your interests, navigate complex legal procedures, and increase your chances of a successful outcome in your discrimination case.

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