Employment Blog

Exactly when and how does a lawsuit start?

A lawsuit is started once a formal legal document called a “complaint” is filed in court and then served, usually by hand, on the defendant. Writing letters to your employer or negotiating a severance agreement does not involve litigation and...

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If I hire you as my attorney, does that mean I have to sue my employer?

No. Although we are trained trial attorneys, many of our cases are resolved simply by contacting the employer.

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Are there certain courts that you work in?

Spiggle Law attorneys handle matters in all courts in Virginia (primarily Northern Virginia), Washington, D.C., and North Carolina. For North Carolina cases, we often partner with the firm Harris, Sarratt & Hodges, which is located in Raleigh.

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Do attorneys at Spiggle Law go to trial?

Yes. Tom Spiggle is an experienced trial lawyer who is not afraid to take your case to trial if necessary. From day one junior attorneys at the firm are trained to litigate and take cases to trial.

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Do you offer a free consult?

Yes. You can talk to an intake specialist or submit information online to be reviewed by an attorney free of charge. After this review you will receive an email from the firm indicating whether yours is an issue we can...

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How much will it cost to handle my case?

That depends on the nature of your cases. It could take from $2,000 to $100,000, or more.

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What if I can’t afford to pay that much?

For cases that will involve significant legal work, such as, those going to trial, we will make every effort to work out a payment arrangement that works for you.

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How Long Will it Take to Finish My Case?

Again, it depends. Negotiating a severance can take as little as a few weeks. Cases that go all the way to trial can take a year or more.

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Will I have to go to court?

Unless it is a criminal case, you will rarely have to go to court. In some instances, you will only have to go to court if there is a trial. Of course, you can choose to go to court for...

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Will I have to talk to the judge?

Unless it is a criminal trial, you will usually only talk to the judge in open court if there is a trial.

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