TESTIMONIALS FOUND AT AVVO 2015
Posted by Carl
Mr. Pray was able to coach me thru the law that was applicable to my situation and helped secure an acceptable resolution.
He was very thoughtful and kept me informed as time passed as these things can get time consuming and frustrating.
Posted by Cherie
I wanted to thank you Frank for all his help with my case. I was so pleased that hewas able to negotiate a settlement to my satisfaction and prevent me from dealing with the stress of going to court. Now that this is resolved I feel I am finally able to put this issue behind me, move forward with my new job and heal from the past. Thank you again for the assistance.
Posted by a client
Great Knowlege base
Frank was able and willing to take my case. He is very knowledgeable as to how opposing counsel would respond and was proactive with that. Frank won my settlement and helped me avoid a prolonged legal battle and unnecessary out of pocket costs. I think he is very honest. This quality is invaluable when going through any type legal issue with your employer. I give my highest recommendation.
Posted by a Employment client
Knows employee rights – zeros in on the essentials
I had a FMLA question that for me was not straight-forward. He was easy to access and when we spoke, he listened carefully, then gave me a specific outline of how to proceed backed up with rationale. He was right on target and saved me much worry and concern. Because he clarified my rights, it gave me the confidence to successfully negotiate…
Posted by a Employment client
Francis Pray and Melissa Newman were a great team who identified the issues surrounding my case, reviewed each thoroughly and executed a plan of action. I would highly recommend retaining their services for any unjustified employment mistreatment. I felt protected and confident that my case would be handled well by them.
The case was extremely complex involving with high level Executives. There were a lots of factual elements though many were subtle and untold elements that the other party had maliciously or ingeniously covered up. The psychology of the relationship with the other party as well as between the other party and its attorney was critical, Frank has managed very well the relationship with the other party’s attorney. The case has been resolved thanks to Frank’s perseverance and experience to negotiate in a complex environment despite a heavy ego driven context. His ability to propose alternative and creative solutions to blocking points that threatened the course of the negotiation has been critical in the resolution.
I highly recommend Frank for his professional experience and skills, and his genuine personality.”
“Thank you again.”
He immediately set up an appointment for me to come back into his office….so we could start the (very successful I might add) case. He took his time and took notes, help me to understand that what had happen to me was not legal. When things got out of control as far as my stress level…he always remained calm and told me it would be ok. It was. His staff was there for me…keeping me informed…always willing to listen and make recommendations….and for that I would like to thank them for their understanding.
The case settled quickly. Mr. Pray got me more than what I expected…he really fought for me. He also got them to overturn the termination on my record so that I could move on to another job with ease. Thank you Mr. Pray, you’re the BEST. With this being said I highly recommend you for any case.”
Thank you so much for all your help in resolving the matter of pregnancy disability accommodations and return to work approval with my company. I started back to work today and I’m so grateful to have had your help.
I was very overwhelmed, nervous and sad when I first walked into your office. Your kind smile and knowledge of the law and of my situation helped me feel that I was in the best hands to receive the help I needed. I love that you always explained things so well, giving me the confidence and the power to make the best decisions possible. All the communication with my employer was direct, yet honest.
Your heart and passion for business rights shows in your true desire to help each person. And my sweet baby boy even enjoyed sitting in your office. The letter you wrote to my company, in which you mentioned my baby and how precious a new life is was so kind.
Again, thank you so much for your help. You gave me the gift of knowledge and a fair opportunity to have a chance at my job.”
“I was referred to Mr. Pray through a friend at church. Frank immediately understood the circumstances and explained possible approaches and corresponding pros and cons. He advised me through the process of being terminated and then made a demand upon my employer for a more appropriate settlement amount. Within 6 months the matter was settled for significantly more than the initial offer by my employer AND a Letter of Recommendation.
“Mr. Pray and his staff will keep you informed and his communication style with both his clients and opposing counsel is clear, concise and effective! Remember, your employer has attorneys representing them ~ so should you. Frank is simply the BEST of the BEST!”
“Mr. Pray used his legal knowledge to identify possible violations of my rights as an employee. I then formally complained to my company’s HR department about my bosses’ behavior and Mr. Pray helped guide and counsel me during this difficult process. After I formally complained about my boss, my boss, with the support of the company’s HR department, instead of addressing my complaints, they ignored my complaints and went after me. They placed me on a so called performance improvement plan (PIP), which I believed was a pre-text to simply fire me for complaining.
“I did not want to get fired, but I also did not want to sue my company for wrongful termination, but I was ready to do so if necessary. Instead of a long drawn out legal battle, I wanted to pursue a peaceful and beneficial severance/departure agreement for me and my family, so I asked Mr. Pray to help me. Mr. Pray used his years of skill and legal knowledge to successfully negotiate a severance/departure agreement.
“It is difficult to express my appreciation for Frank Pray. He helped, guided, and counseled me during a very difficult period in my life and he helped resolve my work situation peacefully and positively.
“I urge anyone who is feeling alone and distressed about their work situation to reach out and seek the help of Frank Pray.”
Until I found him, I had come across many attorneys unwilling to even speak to me without a lump sum payment.
Mr Pray fought for me and made sure my story was heard and never gave up.
I was so proud to have my side of the story represented by Mr Pray and having a cash
Settlement was almost secondary to having him stand up and fight for me.
I hope that I will never again be in a situation where I would need his help but given the situation, I will always rely on Mr Pray going forward and would recommend him to anyone who has been wronged by their employer.
Thank you Mr Pray. You really do fight for the little guy.”
Frank, I appreciate you taking a chance on my case and pulling it off as beautifully as you did. You have a big heart and you are right where you are supposed to be. Greg was quite instrumental in gathering pertinent information and I was thankful that you were both on my team. Feeling vindicated is one of life’s greatest gifts. With your help, I was able to achieve that. My heart is full and I am grateful.”
I also personally appreciated his ethics and strong integrity, his desire to understand all aspects of the situation, and his objective to be well-balanced when suggesting strategy. I would recommend his services to anyone facing employee rights issues.
Thank you, Frank, for having my best interests in mind throughout our working relationship and for your great support.”
I would highly recommend ANYONE who is on the verge of being fired and suspect wrong doing on the employer’s behalf to call Frank for an immediate assessment. Frank is highly experienced and can build a case from scratch. He is an extremely intelligent individual and he has been very straight forward and honest with me. Most importantly, he kept my interest at heart throughout the process, and looked after my interest at step of the way!
Thanks Frank! Keep up the amazing work, you represent well!”
His professionalism and experience were evident throughout our business relationship and I was very pleased with the outcome of my severance.
However, Frank’s wisdom and heart, as a brother in Christ will remain in my mind as his strongest attribute.”
I am truly grateful for what you accomplished. The end goal was achieved for me in sending the message that no one person is above the law; even an attorney.”
I would recommend Mr. Pray to anyone who is in need of assistance with regards to employee rights.”
He was insightful in his advice, balanced regarding his observations and very helpful in understanding my legal rights as well as the company’s obligations to wards me in this matter.
I appreciated his candor and found him very approachable and available when the need arose. I should add that all of our consultations were by phone and email which saved me time and travel expense meeting face to face regarding the case.
I would not hesitate to refer him to any employee at any level who needs an advocate who understands the law and how to negotiate to get a fair deal out of the necessary confrontation that arises from time to time. As a Vice President of HR with 25 years experience, I can now attest that there is a very good plaintiff attorney in Orange County named Frank Pray.”
It was quite worth while to ascertain realistic legal rights, expectations, and options in dealing with the severance proposal offered by my employer. I would, and have, recommended to anyone in this situation, to contact an employee rights attorney and in particular Mr. Frank Pray, Attorney.”
I really appreciate all your efforts that you put into my case, giving me strength and confidence to never again allow a right violation to go unchallenged.
I truly am grateful for your great help and support and I will recommend your services, to anyone that needs an Employee Rights Attorney.”
Mr. Pray was very understanding, very through, and determined. He got the job done. He was able to get my prior employer to settle out of court. I would recommend him to anyone having employee/labor relations concerns. The best part of all, he was able to justify what my employer did was wrong and at that moment, I felt so vindicated. That’s the best feeling of all.”
“She and I and my dad are very happy. We are not looking at what we could have got, were looking at what we did get.”
“I want to send a sincere thank you for all your help, diligence and persistence with our case. We are satisfied with the outcome and are grateful as without your services I think the result would have turned out differently. ”
“If anyone I know is need of your services, I will recommend them to you.”
“Once again, from the entire family, thank you.”
I felt that you explained the process of litigation to me, and fully prepared me for the way negotiations were likely to proceed. You spent the time and provided the attention my case needed. I was very pleased with the eventual outcome.
Partly as a result of the way you handled my case, I regained my self-esteem and confidence, and today I am fully re-employed in a position that challenges me and encourages my professional growth.
I am truly thankful for all you did for me and will never forget it. I think you are terrific!”
Thanks for your help.
Thank you so much.
Your sincere compliments regarding my interpersonal skills and professional attitude have certainly help my confidence in establishing myself as an independent consultant.