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Rickard Masker, PLC - FAQs
1. What Areas of Tennessee Do You Serve?

All of Tennessee.

2. What Areas of Law Does Your Law Firm Practice?

We exclusively practice employment law. However, we do not represent federal employees or accept claims related to worker’s compensation or unemployment benefits.

3. Do You Represent Employers and Companies Too?

No. We only represent employees in disputes with their employers.

4. Do You Charge a Fee for an Attorney Consultation?

We do not charge for an online attorney case review, but we do charge a fee to individuals who need legal advice c0ncerning ongoing workplace situations (i.e., they have not been wrongfully terminated). You can read more about how our intake process works here.

5. Do You Accept Walk-Ins?

No. All initial legal consultations are conducted via telephone.

6. How Much Do You Charge for Legal Fees?

We represent many of our clients on a contingency fee basis. This means no legal fees are owed unless the client recovers via settlement or jury verdict.

However, a lawsuit is an enormous investment of time and resources and because of this our firm is highly selective in the cases we accept on a contingency fee basis. Thus, a contingency fee structure is not always possible. In such cases, our attorneys charge hourly rates in line with the current legal market in Middle Tennessee.

7. How Long Do Employment Cases Take to be Resolved?

The length of time for a case to settle or go to trial depends on many factors, including the type of claims, number of parties, reasonableness of the parties, and whether the case is in federal or state court. A typical employment case in federal court in Middle Tennessee takes about 1.5 years on average to be resolved. Some cases settle before a lawsuit is even filed and some are litigated through trial and then appealed. Less than 5% of employment law cases go to trial and involve testifying in court.

8. What Is an Employment Case Worth?

The value of an employment case varies significantly from case to case depending on a host of factors, including the severity of the misconduct, how much money you have lost in wages and benefits, the type and quality of evidence, whether or not the adverse employment action impacted your physical or mental health, and if the employer has a history of committing similar violations.

For an in-depth discussion about case valuation, see our articles titled How Much Is A Tennessee Employment Case Worth (Parts I & II).

9. How Long Do I Have to File my Employment Claims in Tennessee

Statute of limitations vary significantly depending on the type of legal claim and unique circumstances of an individual’s employment. Some claims have very short deadlines of six months or less and others have a six year deadline. To know your filing deadlines, contact our firm for a free online case review.

10. Why Should I Hire Rickard Masker, PLC to Represent Me?

Three reasons:

  • Recognized. Highly rated and peer reviewed by Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers® for outstanding work in employment litigation. We have worked for some of the best law firms in the country and deliver big firm talent with small firm service.
  • Results. We have recovered millions in damages for our clients.
  • Highly Selective, Low Volume. With our firm, you are one of a select few clients who receives honest, transparent, and highly responsive representation. Do not become another client number at a high-volume firm. If it takes more than a few days to hear back from a lawyer, you know it’s a high-volume law firm.
Client Reviews
Curt worked diligently and maintained excellent communication with my case. He made sure to keep us updated about any and everything. I highly recommend Rickard Masker, PLC. Would give more stars if possible. Jeffrey
Curt really came through for me when a previous employer had reported my job title and hire dates incorrectly, he got it corrected within 12 hours of speaking to him about it! I would recommend him for any of your legal needs as he is quite efficient! Renee
Curt was very responsive from the beginning. He made it a very easy process, and he provided excellent guidance in the review of my severance agreement. Due, in part, to Curt's thoughtful suggestions in regards to changing some key language in the agreement that would protect both me and my former employer, they agreed to the changes. To protect yourself during job transition, a review of a severance agreement is a smart thing to do, and Curt will do an excellent job on your behalf. Thomas
Curt handled a case for me and did an unbelievable job in getting a resolution and a great settlement. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Teena