A number of our clients are referred to us by other attorneys who understand that employment and family law cases are complex and require legal professionals whose practice is focused on these areas of law. If you have a case in these areas, contact our lawyers today: (856) 512-1461.
Our Victories Speak for Themselves
Lawyers from Burnham Douglass Attorneys at Law have ample experience getting results for our clients. Some of our proud victories are highlighted below.
Christine Leeds v. Public Employees’ Retirement System
Michelle J. Douglass represented Christine Leeds when she appealed the denial of her Ordinary Disability benefits application. After initially being denied over claims that she was able to perform her duties, Douglass helped reverse the case and grant her retroactive ordinary disability retirement pension benefits.
William Lutz’s Civil Lawsuit
William Lutz, a former business administrator, was fired by the city of Vineland less than a year after his appointment. He sued the city for defamation of character and violation of his civil rights. Michelle J. Douglass represented him in court and reached a $350,000 settlement for William Lutz.
Conscientious Employee Protection Act Lawsuit
Available information is limited due to a confidentiality provision; however, what can be shared is that our client, a former HR manager, was able to reach a settlement with a media corporation for $250,000 including the legal fees.
Whistleblower Action Trial
In another confidential case, our lawyers were able to secure a victory for our client after a three-week trial. The parties agreed to a $500,000 settlement in favor of our client, again including legal fees.
Ferentz v Borough of West Wildwood
Michelle J. Douglass represented Lt. Ferentz in police disciplinary charges resulting in Lt. Ferentz' full reinstatement and back pay and thereafter tried a whistleblower case against West Wildwood resulting in a $1.7 million verdict and award of more than $700,000.00 in attorneys fees.
Glass v. City of Atlantic City
Deputy Chief Will Glass was "iced out" of his job after he engaged in First Amendment protected union activity and association which led to Michelle J. Douglass bringing a lawsuit on his behalf. After a three week trial in federal Court, a unanimous jury verdict was rendered in Deputy Chief Glass' favor which required the defendants to pay more than $1.2 million.
Petroski v. State of New Jersey
Robert Petroski, a prison guard was harassed and retaliated against by his supervisors after he reported false entities made by his co-worker in a log book. Bob was harassed so bad that he was forced to take an extended leave of absence from his job. Phil Burnham and Michelle Douglass took over this case and brought the matter to a jury trial resulting in a six figure settlement paid by Defendant before the jury returned a verdict.
Conscientious Employee Protection Act Case
Michelle and Phil recently tried a Conscientious Employee Protection Act (whistleblower) case in State Court which resulted in a jury verdict completely in favor of our client and from which an appeal was taken to the State Appellate Court. The matter settled in favor of our client, however, because of a Confidentiality provision, we are not at liberty to disclose the monetary terms. The client and his wife told us that our hard work and determination was greatly appreciated and that they were eternally grateful.
Lawyers Who Get Results for You
Our attorneys understand what it takes to succeed with employment law and family law cases. If you’ve been contacted by a client for one of these matters outside of your specialties, contact our office today. We are available to co-counsel and can help you fight for the outcome your client deserves.
To get assistance on your legal case, call Burnham Douglass Attorneys at Law: (856) 512-1461.