Top Berkeley, CA ERISA Lawyers Near You

ERISA Lawyers | South San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

611 Gateway Blvd, Suite 120, South San Francisco, CA 94080

ERISA Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

1990 N California Blvd, Ste. 830- 8th floor, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

ERISA Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

50 California St, Suite 3300, San Francisco, CA 94111

ERISA Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

655 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

ERISA Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

101 California Street, 48th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111

ERISA Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

525 Market St., 17th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105

ERISA Lawyers | Berkeley Office

2041 Bancroft Way, Suite 207, Berkeley, CA 94704

ERISA Lawyers | Alameda Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

1050 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 105, Alameda, CA 94501

ERISA Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

2121 N California Blvd, Suite 875, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

ERISA Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

555 Mission Street, Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94105

ERISA Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

50 California Street, 9th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111

ERISA Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

4 Embarcadero Center, 27th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111

ERISA Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

1255 Treat Boulevard, Suite 600, Walnut Creek, CA 94597

ERISA Lawyers | Oakland Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

1901 Harrison Street, Suite 900, Oakland, CA 94612

ERISA Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

1388 Sutter Street, Suite 1210, San Francisco, CA 94109

ERISA Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

One Market Plaza, Steuart Tower, Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94105

ERISA Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

201 California St, Suite 350, San Francisco, CA 94111

ERISA Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

Three Embarcardero Center, Suite 1120, San Francisco, CA 94111

ERISA Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

2001 North Main Street, Suite 390, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

ERISA Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

101 California St, Suite 3600, San Francisco, CA 94111

ERISA Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

4 Embarcadero Center, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94111

ERISA Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Berkeley, CA

580 California Street, Suite 1500, San Francisco, CA 94104

Berkeley ERISA Information

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Find an ERISA Attorney near Berkeley

Employee Retirement Income Security Act

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a body of federal law that guards against mismanagement and misuse of pension and health insurance plan funds. The act establishes rules for the two plans, requires that employees receive plan information, and gives employees the right to sue if the company denies benefits or breaches its fiduciary duties.

ERISA Issues

ERISA legislation is complicated and difficult to understand, and so are the various pension and health insurance plans it regulates. Without specific knowledge you are at a disadvantage and your rights may suffer. It is in your best interest to consult a Berkeley lawyer who handles ERISA cases.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se – This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute – Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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