Do you offer free consultations?
Yes. Gaines & Gaines, APLC offers prospective clients a no-cost consultation to help them assess whether they have a claim and whether we can help them pursue it.
Is the consultation confidential?
Absolutely. We do not disclose any of your confidential information without your permission.
How will the lawyers be paid?
In most cases, the lawyers are paid on a contingency basis, which means there is no fee unless we win your case or the case is settled.
Will I get fired for filing a lawsuit against my employer?
While we cannot guarantee how your employer will respond to your lawsuit, California law protects employees from retaliation for suing their employers.
Do you represent clients throughout California?
Absolutely. Our lawyers are licensed and admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in California. Even though our office is based in the Los Angeles area, we represent clients in nearly every state and federal court in the state.
How long does an employment case typically last?
There is no single correct answer to this question. Some of our clients’ cases settle in a matter of weeks and some hard fought cases take years.
How much experience do your lawyers have practicing law?
The lawyers at Gaines & Gaines, APLC have collectively been practicing law for more than a century. Kenneth S. Gaines was admitted in 1971, Daniel F. Gaines was admitted in 2007, and Alex P. Katofsky was admitted in 1999. Our lawyers are experts in employment disputes and consumer legal issues.
Does your law firm ever represent employers?
Gaines & Gaines, APLC advocates solely for employees and consumers. We never represent businesses in litigation.
How much will my case settle for?
It is difficult to estimate or predict, and we never guarantee how much a case will settle for or whether you will win any money for your claims. See our recent settlements for some selected case outcomes.