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FAQs

1. What Areas of Tennessee Do You Serve?

All of Tennessee.


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

100% employment law.


3. Do You Represent Employers and Companies Too?

No. The Masker Firm only represents employees.


4. Do You Charge a Fee for an Initial Legal Consultation?

No. An initial attorney consultation is free and confidential.


5. Can I Speak With a Lawyer During my Free Consultation?

Yes. Managing attorney Curt Masker personally performs all free consultations so you never have to worry about wasting your time with a non-lawyer.


6.Do You Accept Walk-Ins?

No. All initial legal consultations are conducted via telephone.


7. What Are Your Business Hours?

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Central Time).


8. How Much Do You Charge to Represent a Client?

The Masker Firm represents many of its 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 the firm is highly selective in the cases it accepts on a contingency fee basis. Thus, a contingency fee structure is not always possible. In such cases, Attorney Masker charges an hourly rate in line with the legal market in Middle Tennessee.


9. 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.


10. What Is the Average Employment Case Worth in Tennessee?

The value of an employment case (settlement or jury verdict) varies significantly from case to case depending on several 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 the Firm’s articles titled How Much Is A Tennessee Employment Case Worth (Parts I & II).


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

Statute of limitations vary significantly depending on the type of legal claim. Some claims have very short deadlines of six months or less and others have a six year deadline. To know your filing deadlines, contact The Masker Firm for a Free Attorney Consultation.


12. Why Should I Hire The Masker Firm to Represent Me?

Three reasons:

  1. 100% Employment Law – The Masker Firm is an employment law firm. Period. We do not dabble in other practice areas such as personal injury or medical malpractice.
  2. Only Represent Employees – The Masker Firm does not represent companies so you never have to worry about a potential conflict of interest with your current or former employer.
  3. Exceptional Client Service – Managing attorney Curt Masker intentionally keeps his caseload as low as possible so he can provide exceptional service for his clients. Fast callbacks, case updates, and email responses are the norm. This also allows Mr. Masker to proactively resolve problems instead of trying to scramble after the fact. If it takes a lawyer days or weeks to return your initial phone call, he or she likely has a very large caseload.
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 the Masker Firm. Would give more stars if possible. Jeff
★★★★★
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