Frequently Asked Questions

“How much will it cost to hire Petronelli Law Group?”

Nothing. There is no upfront cost or fee to hire our firm. Instead, our firm only gets paid if you get paid. In other words, we get paid a percentage of any settlement or award we obtain for you. This is called a contingency fee. We pay all of the costs out of our own pocket and take on all the financial risk for you and — like our attorney fee — we only recover those costs if we obtain a settlement or award for you.

"How much is Petronelli Law Group's contingency fee?"

The amount of the contingency is not set by law and can vary depending on the facts of each case. However, our typical attorney fee is 35-40%. Working on a contingency fee basis means that our firm's interests and your interests are in sync — because the more money we win for our clients, the more money we make. This means that we fight hard to maximize the value of each and every case — and it shows in our results.

“How do I know if I have a case?”

The best way to determine whether you have a claim is to speak with one of our experienced employment law attorneys. The area of employment law is complex and ever-changing. This often means that determining whether you have a claim can hinge a very specific facts — facts that are unique to each individual case. That said, here are just a few of the types of employment claims that our attorneys routinely bring on behalf of California employees:

Unpaid overtime

Missed meal breaks

Missed rest breaks

Race discrimination

Age discrimination

Sex discrimination

Sexual harassment

Whistleblower retaliation

Wage and hour disputes

Disability discrimination — including failure to accommodate a disability

If you think you have a case that falls into one of these categories, contact our firm today to obtain a free consultation to determine whether money is owed to you.

“How much is my case worth?”

The value of each case is different — because no two cases are exactly alike. The value of each case depends on a variety of factors, including the type of claims involved, what county the case can be filed in, the size of the employer/defendant, whether other lawsuits are pending against the company, and, obviously, the facts of each case. We have handled hundreds of employment law cases throughout California and commonly deal with all of these factors — and more — in determining the value of each case.

For just a few examples of the types of recoveries we have obtained for our clients, take a look at our Case Results page.

Do I have a case?

Receive a free case evaluation and speak with one of our experienced attorneys.