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OVER $165 MILLION RECOVERED FOR OUR CLIENTS
From the moment I reached out to the team, they were responsive and professional. Zack Holzberg helped me weigh all my options and potential courses of action and he set realistic expectations from day 1. The team fought for me until the the very end and I am happy with how things turned out. Derek and Zack are very good at what they do and I would recommend them to anyone seeking an employment attorney.read more
Ali Blakely

16 May 20

Seamus Barrett at Derek Smith Law Group is a charismatic, dedicated and passionate lawyer who vigorously defended me against a very large corporation until every option was exhausted.In all my interactions with him, he was quick to respond, honest and encouraging. He always made me feel that I was in good hands.Seamus is an brilliant lawyer, trusted advisor and a fierce advocate. I was so thrilled with the successful outcome of my case; it more than exceeded my expectations. His compensation was fair, he’s worth every penny. I can’t say enough about Seamus. I would highly recommend him to my friends, family, colleagues, etc without any hesitation.read more
Ellie Wright

01 May 20

My experience with the Derek Smith Law Group was highly positive, and I strongly recommend this law firm to handle any concern or case pertaining to employment and discrimination. All communications, with all levels of staff, was exceedingly professional and helpful. My attorney, Daniel Altaras, was tremendously helpful, honest, personable, professional, and most of all, caring. He truly cares about mitigating any discrepancies or violations of the law, and takes tremendous pride in his position and title. He was always available to take or return calls in short order regarding questions and concerns about my case. Additionally, he was highly productive, and treated the task at hand with high value, regardless of the monetary case value associated. He was on top of all variables associated with the case and it required very little worry or open ended questions, due to his constant follow up with any updates regarding the case.To reiterate, I vastly recommend consulting with the Derek Smith Law Group regarding any discrimination concern, I’m sure that your concern will be treated with the same level of value, care and professionalism as mine was.read more

Great law firm! Johnmack was amazing from start to finish. I was extremely satisfied with the service and support. I would definitely recommend them. Thanks again.
Richard A

16 Mar 20

Very helpful and personable. My attorney, Ian Bryson, inherited my case and took charge. He is a pit bull you want in your corner. He is very protective of his clients and professional in his conduct.
Don Hoiland

25 Feb 20

Just finished my case with them and we wonnnn, great experience and highly recommend to anyone
James da savage

16 Jan 20

I had a great experience working with Ishan. He is a very personable lawyer, quick response time and got me the result I was looking for with my case!
scott lyons

03 Dec 19

They’re a very good Law group that works with their clients to ensure the best outcome of the case. They’re very organized and detail oriented when it comes to handling your case.
Trevor Smith

01 Oct 19

I called this firm a couple of days ago and spoke to Juliana I was amazed on how professional, caring and understanding this young lady was. She understood me and had so much patience when listening to me she even familiarized with me and told me she understood me because she was also a parent. I am glad I called.read more
AcidPrograms-YT

23 Sep 19

Had a great experience with Kelly O’Connel. The whole process was smooth and explained everything in a way that I could understand it, dealing with legal matters can be frustrating and confusing but this was never the case here. Highly recommend it!read more

Working with Kelly O’Connell and her team was an absolute pleasure. The firm knows the practice of law very well, very resourceful and honest. Kelly provides real value for the money she charges her clients and does not fear or avoid hard work. Thank you for all the hard work.read more
Banu

31 Aug 19

I would absolutely recommend this law firm. my lawyer Johnmack Cohen was phenomenal, very attentive and professional. he went above and beyond my expectations. he is such an outstanding lawyer and helped me get the justice I deserved to win my case. I’m very pleased with the results and im so happy I chose this law firm.read more
Sasha Adams

13 Aug 19

I would absolutely recommend this law firm. my lawyer Johnmack Cohen was phenomenal, very attentive and professional. he went above and beyond my expectations. he is such an outstanding lawyer and helped me get the justice I deserved to win my case. I’m very pleased with the results and im so happy I chose this law firm.read more
Sasha Adams

13 Aug 19

I was very please with the professionalism and expertise of this office. I contacted this practice, as was assigned Danilo as my attorney to review a complex employee contract. He was knowledgeable and helpful and patient and I would not only use this practice again, but recommend them to anyone looking for legal advice on employee contracts.read more

Johnmack Cohen was outstanding to work with. He helped my company every step of the way as a client, promptly responded when called upon. The entire firm was great and I would recommend them to everyone.

My attorneys, Alex Cabeceiras and Rachel Allen, are the best! I never have to check the status of my case because they always keep me in the loop. Very thankful for their expertise and professionalism. These are the guys to call!read more
Matt Marotto

13 Jul 19

Johnmack Cohen was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with a legal issue I had dealt with. He walked me through the entire process carefully and trusted him completely. I would recommend him to any of my close friends or family.read more

I was very pleased with the time, attention, and compassion that my lawyer from the Derek Smith Law Group, Daniel Altaras, Esq. gave me. He answered all of my questions thoroughly, and took the time to explain the legal terms, and was diligent throughout the entire process to ensure the best possible outcome for me and my circumstances. I would highly recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in the unfortunate situation of workplace harassment or discrimination of any kind. Daniel truly fights for the little guys.read more
Danielle Devore

27 Jun 19

Rachel Allen did an amazing job helping me with my case. Not knowing what i was doing with my situation, she throughly went over how we can resolve it and thankfully its been solved! She was devoted with my case and made sure this case will go well! Always been very positive and professional. Always answers my questions right away and knows 100000% what she’s doing ! If i come across another situation ( let’s hope not) … i would not think twice about going here ! Thank You again Rachel!read more
camila oviedo

29 May 19

I found Derek Smith Law On an internet attorney search engine. This firm came up in the top 5, at first I was pretty nervous seeing as its located in Manhattan and I didn’t want to be taken advantage of by some big time attorney. So when I came in for my consultation I was introduced to the most amazing attorney Daniel Altaras. He was so down to earth, he was straight forward with me about the facts and my options. He really was on my side and fought hard for me in my case. Every time I came to the office the staff was so polite and very helpful. Throughout the case when Id become frustrated Daniel exhibited a high level of patience. He broke everything down to make sure I had a full and complete understanding of everything. For any legal matters you may have with an employer Id highly recommend this firm. Especially Daniel Altras and his legal Assistant Dwight Bernard! 🙂read more

I had the pleasure of working with Alex Cabeceiras at this firm. He was thorough, diligent, answered all of my questions and concerns and true to his word. I highly recommend working with this firm and especially with Alex.read more
zena jawad

24 Apr 19

I worked with Mike and he was very helpful and professional. He explained everything step by step and was very attentive to my questions. He helped me ascertain my legal issues easily. Hopefully I won’t need legal help again, but if I do, Mike is the person to talk to.read more
Sevgi Cacina

21 Apr 19

I would recommend this firm without hesitation. Rachel Allen was absolutely genuine and compassionate through out the entire process, showing nothing but strength and confidence when needed. Thank you for everything and I applaud you all for doing your jobs so well.read more
Vianca S

16 Mar 19

I had a great experience with Derek Smith Law Group, from start to finish. Rachel Allen is an attentive, compassionate attorney who will fight for you all the way. Their knowledge gave me the assurance that my case will be treated as it should and in the end, the result was great. Highly recommend!read more
P G

12 Mar 19

I had a very professional and wonderful experience with this law firm. My attorney, Rachel A. was unbelievably helpful in resolving a wrongful termination ordeal. It was a very stressful time for me but she was able to reach the best possible outcome for my settlement. She worked tirelessly (and even on her days off) to ensure that my case was treated fairly and resolved as quickly as possible. She kept me abreast of all information and correspondences from the opposing side as soon as she heard from them. I was NEVER left in the dark about any element of my case. Should I ever find myself in the position to need such services again, this is the ONLY firm I would consider calling upon.read more

I stumbled across this firm while doing some research online. I saw they had stellar reviews so I decided to call. I called the NY and spoke with a young lady (think her name was Aron or Arielle, I can’t really remember) but she was so kind and forthcoming, whilst informing me she was unable to give me any legal advice. I live and work in Philly and she gave me the telephone number for Derek Smith’s Philly office. It’s hard to get friendly service from people, so it’s always refreshing for me to receive kindness and helpful customer service. Hire more people like her!read more
Phillip Donovan

20 Dec 18

Retained Abe Melamed to review an employment contract and had the most pleasant experience working with Abe. He was kind, attentive and extremely honest and professional about his approach. He put me as the client first and gave me really good advice. Highly recommend his services!read more

Verdicts & Settlements

Top vedicts for an Sexual Orientation Discrimination Attorney in NYC & Philadelphia  | $1.6 Million Dollars
$15 million

Secured Settlement in Excess of $15,000,000 on Behalf of a Client

Top vedicts for an Employment Discrimination Attorney in NYC & Philadelphia  | $4 Million Dollars
$4.025 million

Jury Verdict Awarded in Employment Discrimination Case

Top vedicts for an Sexual Harassment Attorney in NYC & Philadelphia  | $2.5 Million Dollars
$2.5 million

Jury Verdict Awarded to Sexual Harassment Victim

Top vedicts for an race Discrimination Attorney in NYC & Philadelphia | $2.2 Million Dollars
$2.2 million

Jury Verdict Awarded to Race Discrimination Victim

Top vedicts for an Sexual Orientation Discrimination Attorney in NYC & Philadelphia  | $1.6 Million Dollars
$1.6 million

Jury Verdict Awarded to Sexual Orientation and Religious Discrimination Victim

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