Common Threads

The common thread running through many of the practice areas that I have experience in is that they include the following basic points:

  • Many of the practice areas involve litigation. Charles Herman Law is a trial firm. I love trying cases and want to emphasize and leverage my trial skills. I can handle almost anything that comes my way so long as it is litigation.
  • Many of the practice areas involve complicated concepts. I am a smart, ambitious, and talented lawyer. If you value integrity, professional excellence, and hard work then I am the attorney for you.
  • Many of the practice areas involve the need for professionalism. I insist upon professionalism. I treat everyone, including opposing counsel, with courtesy and respect.
  • Lastly, many of the practice areas involve the representation of people who work. I am dedicated to improving the lives of working families through the practice of law. I will strive to set forth your case for you and give my best effort in the courtroom to bring about a fair result while upholding your dignity and securing you an equitable resolution to your claims.

Top Areas of Practice

Personal injury lawsuits will compensate a plaintiff injured because of someone else’s act or failure to act. If you can prove that the defendant was liable for damages, and the nature and extent of damages, the court will award money damages.
Taking an employment discrimination case to trial is the culmination of a long series of events — from filing an EEOC charge and complaint, through discovery and dispositive motions, to pretrial motions in limine. A decreasing and minute percentage of civil cases actually go to trial. This is one reason it is critical to hire an experienced attorney early on and that your advocate is well prepared for trials when they do occur.
In evaluating any business law or civil litigation case, at any stage, the following are some of the issues that should be considered and discussed between you and your attorney: (1) what are your true goals and objectives; (2) how strong is the factual evidence in support of, and in opposition to, the claim; (3) how strong are legal theories in support of and in opposition to the claim; (4) what are the potential damages; and (5) what are the probable costs of litigation.