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I was at my wits end with PUA unemployment! They were trying to say I wasn't eligible for the money I received because I didn't get my paperwork uploaded to them in time. Even though the problem uploading the forms was on their end, it didn't seem to matter. They didn't really care, they just wanted the money back. I contacted Brian Smith ( attorney) and for a very reasonable price and that's not easy to say in these pressing times. He walked me through the hearing process and I won the case! . . . Thanks again for your help!!
Highly recommend. After seeking out help regarding supplemental unemployment owed by the state - very few law practices were familiar with it an or able to help. Brian Smith was willing to take my case and assist in the appeal process during a very difficult time with unemployment being at capacity and beyond. Both Brian Smith and John Sivinski were great to work with. They were diligent in the process and the case was won. Would use them again if there ever was a need.
Brian and John are well-practiced and worked with me throughout the length of my case. They answered my questions in detail and were very responsive. The outcome was in our favor.
This firm did a great job to get the job done and the best outcome possible!! I highly recommend!!
I had my first appeal denied; I'm certain I wouldn't have won my case without their help
If you are feeling stressed about unemployment benefits, give them a call. I won my case. Money in the bank. Timely communication and compassionate service.
Best Ever I have done with my fair share of attorneys over the years and hands down. Brian and his associate John are some of the best attorneys I've ever had the privilege of dealing with. They call right back, make you feel like you're important and that your case matters. I would definitely highly recommend them.
I am so amazed at how accurate and knowledgeable Mr. Smith and Mr. Sivinski are. They knew everything, explained the whole process in my case, and won my case. They walked me through it all. Thanks so much.
Brian and his team helped me amazingly through my court pre-trials! Kept me updated and In the loop as well as helping me understand some of the things I might have been confused on being so new to all the legal stuff.
Unemployment victory. Mr. Smith was very kind and informative throughout the entire process of my unemployment journey. His experience and hard work won my unemployment case. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal assistance.
Brian and John are in a league of their own. Need help, give them a call, you will be well taken care of.
Brian Smith and his team (John Sivinski in particular♥️) are thorough, knowledgeable, and assertive. I had a sense of calm from the first conversation. They took time to properly prep me for my case and were forthcoming on the process and expectations. I am most pleased.
It goes without saying that a typical search for legal counsel can quickly get exhausting, and my search for someone who specialized in unemployment matters was no different. Not to mention, countless attorneys advising you that cases such as these, no matter how minor they may seem, could potentially cost more than the case is worth. Nevertheless, I eventually saw a listing for Brian J. Smith, read over his website in its entirety, in addition to some very impressive google reviews and eventually decided to give him a call. Immediately after explaining my situation, Brian's response was very professional, respectful, forthright, assertive and extraordinarily informative about what these types of cases are, what they are not, and offered to go into more depth about the already abundant information presented on his website should it be necessary. In any case, Brian felt that he was more than able to assist me with my situation. We then mutually agreed on what I consider a very fair and competitive price, and moved forward accordingly. As his new client, to the best of my ability, I provided Brian with all of the factual information relevant to my unemployment case and he immediately went to work. To briefly illustrate, the service Brian provided is best described as an absolutely relentless, almost bulletproof approach; he essentially "weaponized" everything he had been provided, among other things, and the "rest is history," so to speak. In the end, it was found that my employer was shamefully unprepared and Brian was victorious yet again in his winning of my case. If you're in a similar situation, give Brian a text or call right now! You will not be disappointed.
My thanks to Brian Smith for handling my unemployment compensation issue. Once I contacted him, he was immediately responsive. He filed my appeal and my issue was quickly rectified. Without him I would have been lost in that endless bureaucratic maze! Many thanks!
Fantastic. This is the second time they have represented me and both times they won my case. I am sure I couldn't do it on my own. I am so appreciative and can't say enough good things about them. THANK you Brian and your team.
Brian and John were amazing during my unemployment appeals. They both were very professional and helped me win my unemployment appeal. This has been a difficult time for me and John really took time to listen to me and walk me through this process! I am grateful for this law firm and highly recommended them!
I highly recommend Brian and John. They are very easy to work with. Very knowledgeable in what they do. They helped me with my unemployment appeal which I won! I can't thank them enough! I couldn't have done it without them.
Won my appeal quickly! Great service. Brian is the best!!
Outstanding Attorneys! It was the best decision hiring this firm to help me win my unemployment appeal. From the first phone call with Brian Smith I felt assured I had the best and most experienced attorneys on my side. He personally answers all his calls and responds immediately to all correspondence. During the whole process I was always kept informed of what to expect and everything was handled exactly like he explained to me. I also had the pleasure of having John Sivinski prepare me and be with me on my call with the hearing officer. He was excellent and made me feel very much at ease! I would absolutely recommend both lawyers for an unemployment appeal. Not only are they experts in law they are great to work with!
Very knowledgeable, fast, and really listened to our needs. Helped us with a long battle that was going to end badly but was able to provide us with the answers and guidiance needed to take on our case and win. Thank you Brian!!! Forever greatful!
This law firm is awesome. Gave me really good advice on what to say and not say. They were on the phone for my unemployment appeal hearing. I really feel that if I didn't retain them for this appeal I would have hD a difficult time winning my appeal. Thank you Brian and John. I greatly appreciate your help.
I would like to an "excellent" review for The Law Offices of Brian J. Smith for helping me through the process of my Unemployment Compensation issue. Mr. Smith was right with me throughout the entire process, always answered my emails & questions tentatively and his associate was present at my telephone hearing. I highly recommend his firm for your attorney needs. Thank you very much.
Brian and John are truly Professional, they both kept me informed and prepped every step of the way when my previous employer tried to appeal the approval of unemployment benefits, The employer decided to drop the appeal due to their Representation. Truly Recommended!!!!
I had trouble with my unemployment claim. The state said I was overpaid and not entitled to benefits. Brian filed an appeal. We had a hearing and won. He answered all of my questions and put me at ease. I would definitely hire him again if I had any trouble!
From start to finish these gentlemen had my concerns paramount to take care of my problem. Having a large family as well, they have already been highly recommended to my many siblings in case the need for excellent attorneys should arise!
Excellent service received Brian was professional, efficient, courteous, understanding and very knowledgeable. I appreciate such an attorney.
Quick response and very knowledgeable ! Great advice and didn't jump to get my money! Was honest that I didn't need him at that time. Honestly I will be contacting him again whenever I have any legal issues!
I was laid off from a large public school district in the middle of the pandemic. When schools went online, they canceled my position and shut off my email, never corresponding with me again. I filed for unemployment, and the school tried to deny me over and over. I had to fight every week to get paid. I filed appeal after appeal. I was so scared, because unemployment was the only money I had to live on, and there was no way to get a school job during the pandemic. When we got to the final hearing with the state, I knew I needed legal representation. John prepped me for my hearing, made sure I had a good log of the facts, and told me how to act with the hearing officer. The hearing was terrifying, but John kept me calm. And I won! I am so thankful I chose this legal team!
I recently was unfairly terminated from my job of 23 years. I contacted them before the first unemployment hearing because I was going up against a corporation. I’m so glad I did! John Sivinski did an excellent job at my appeal hearing. He really listened to my side with detail. He used what I had said and his questioning was on point!! I won my hearing not just because they were wrong but I truly believe my lawyer’s questioning and preparation was a key factor in this winning conclusion!!! Thank you so much
Brian and John are the team to hire!!! They are very professional, knowledgeable, courteous and focused. They exceeded everything I asked of them and won my case hands down. I would work with them again and will refer them to everyone I know. Thank you Brian and John God Bless you both!!!
Thank you so much for representing me on my unemployment hearing and through the whole process. Highly recommend using this law firm. They were incredibly helpful, explained everything in detail and were there throughout every step of the way. I cannot recommend them highly enough! Thank you, thank you!
Brian Smith Law exceeded all expectations. Always prepared, prompt responses and explanations through the process.
Brian J. Smith LPA, I highly recommend on handling matters that concern ODJFS. Brian and his partner John, went over my ODJFS issue, evaluated it to see if and what assistance they could offer me. Upon their recommendation, they filed an appeal on my behalf and won, solely on their legal expertise at a reasonable fee.
This lawyer explained law and benefits in detail so I was able to understand! They were able to guide me through a practice hearing so that I would be prepared. This lawyer responded promptly to all my questions! Brian, made himself available at all times when I had concerns about my hearing. I was happy with his service and would recommend to others having difficulties with unemployment!
Victory on UE Look no further to have representation in a UE appeal. Finding the office of Brian and John was proven to be a winning team. They kept me informed prior to and during my hearing of what to expect and say.
Brian and John were excellent! They provided all the essential guidance and key points necessary to win my unemployment case! They are a blessing and I am so thankful I found them! I couldn't have won my case without them and would have had to pay back thousands of dollars! I would without a doubt hire them again! Thank you so much!!
My case was a 3rd OVI in ten years time, I called Brian because I was recommended by a friend. At the time of my ovi I didn’t have much money to start with but Brian was not worried about it he still took on my case on my word that he would be payed. I needed the case stretched out so I could get my probationary period over and with ease he filed the motions needed to make that happen. The State could have also taken my new truck that I just purchased this past summer but Brian was able to work with the prosecutor and Judge to keep my truck. The big thing was getting the Judge to not send me to jail and let me serve my mandatory 30 days in a rehab facility instead of jail where I’d lose my job. In the end I get to keep my job, my truck. This happened because of his knowledge and professionalism of the law! Brian puts his heart into his work and really cares to make his clients happy.
There are only good things to be said about this Law Firm, Attorney Brian Smith and Attorney John Sivinski. I was blindsided by separation at my former employment and then denied unemployment benefits as well. In addition to the denial of benefits, I also lost two rounds of appeals. Before my third appeal, which involved a phone hearing, I was very fortunate to find this Law Firm. They were meticulous and extremely experienced in helping to turn the situation around.
Brian and John were so wonderful and supportive through the unemployment appeal process. Thanks to them, I won my appeal - I highly recommend them!
Very professional walks you through everything.
I 1000% recommend this Law Firm. They were Excellent in this process & asked the right questions to help me win my case against AT&T. I was very nervous but John answered all my questions & helped me be prepared for trial. The trial went over its time limit & had to be continued 3 weeks later & they continued to do a amazing job with helping me win my case.
So glad I contacted this firm they monitored my case so closely and gave me great advice for my hearing
I would absolutely recommend Law Offices of Brian J. Smith, ltd. Brian and John worked with my (juvenile) son and I on a very challenging case. The case even went to the Supreme Court. Every step of the way they were available and made sure that we understood the details, which at times were confusing. There were never any false hopes however they were confident and consistent in providing the best representation for us. We wouldn’t have WON without their experience and dedication. They were very professional, considerate and understanding especially when things became overwhelming for us. We couldn’t be more thankful for their services.
Brian and John are my heroes! There is no way I would have been successful with my appeal without them, as my employer was being dishonest about my case, and I knew I needed professional representation. Brian kept me well-informed and updated at all times, and whenever I had a question, it was met with a quick response. I am so thankful to have found their law firm! Thank you, Brian and John, for helping the working class for a very fair and affordable cost!
Brian did a great job filing all the motions on time. He always answered all my questions any time day or night. He kept me up to speed on my case and was very honest with the expectations on what he thought would happen. I ultimately won my case and went back to a normal life afterwards. That's all that I could wish for and it came true. Thank you Brian for doing a great job.
Excellent. I hired both Brian and John to help me out. They both were very thorough and won my case. I cant say enough about their professionalism
Smart, conscientious and fair. Brian did a wonderful job and is recommended!
Great lawyer. Brian knows what he's doing he got all charges of my DUI dropped best attorney
Brian is Best! I would recommend him to anybody who is suffering from not receiving the benefits they deserve! I thought I would never receive my benefits, til I contacted Brian, he is very professional and knows what he’s talking about 😃 Brian got the job done and helped me win the case So once again thank you B ❤️
THANK YOU John for helping me tonight with my OVI case! I am so happy/thankful with what it got reduced to vs. what I was charged with! I was so scared and you truly made magic happen!! I will be forever grateful! Thank you! Thank You! Thank You!
Thanks to my attorneys I won my unemployment hearing! These guys are the best!
Thanks to their work I won my unemployment hearing! Thanks guys for helping me through this hard time!
He successfully won 2 cases for me. I hired Brian Smith to represent me twice in the last 4 years. He won both unemployment cases for me. I highly recommend him as a lawyer to represent you. Without his representation, I would not have won my cases.
Outstanding. Very happy I reached out for help. Got the result I needed.
Brian and his colleague John were incredibly helpful and supportive. Not only did they make me feel secure, I felt represented and heard. I won my case with their help and hard work! I highly recommend them for anyone who is having to fight their employer for unemployment. I can not thank them enough!
I want to say THANK YOU again for your hard work during my case. Without your representation things could have gone very differently. I really appreciate everything. I wish you God's blessings & all the best life has to give.
Brian and John successfully won my case against a lying untrustworthy employer. I highly recommend them for an employment issues.
Brian was able to help me receive the best outcome possible in my case at an extremely reasonable cost to me. Even while being a stubborn client upset about the situation I was in, Brian was able to make the best of it and treated me as if I were his own son. I would use him again in a heartbeat.
Quick call back and excellent knowledge of hearing process. Emailed me multiple times and always returned calls promptly.
The best. Brian really came through for me when I needed them. He was available to answer all my questions, made the process simple, and got me the benefits I deserved.
Brian and John are the best .They go all out for you. Thank you John and Brian u guys are awesome.
Brian Smith is the best! He handled my claim in a most timely manner an professional manner. Could not have done this by myself. Bravo!!!
Brian did an excellent job representing me for my Unemployment appeal case. He answers all your questions and returns all your phone calls, texts and emails almost immediately. I highly recommend Brian if you need help receiving Unemployment.
Thank Brian for your help in my unemployment hearing. Just knowing you were there to help kept me calm during the 13 weeks of waiting. Your the best.
Brian Smith help me win my case against my employer he was a very good listener from the time I reached out to him to the very end I would recommend him to any one who needs to be defended he was awesome thank you Brain
I was extremely happy working Brian & John on my case. They were very thorough & easy to talk with. I would highly recommend them to anyone!
Thank you Brian for representing me with my unemployment case. I was over whelmed and devastated at the loss of my job after 27 years of employment. You was my rock that helped me through this nightmare, I couldn't have done it without you. You are very professional and easy to talk to, I appreciate all you did for me.
Excellent service, not only did I win my case but the level of customer service was phenomenal!! Anytime i had a question it was answered so that i could understand it. I was also extremely prepared and ready before we went to court. It was such a nice process. I would recommend this company to anyone i know!!
Great law firm. My attorney help me immensely. My job fired me unjustly and they help me get my unemployment back. They help file everything and keep you updated on what going on. Very friendly and helpful. Wish these guys the best in the future!
Professional, upfront, knowledgeable, made the whole appeals process way less stressful, made me feel comfortable at the hearing, and won my appeal! Highly recommend using!
They were very professional and were very helpful with the whole hearing process. I won my case after contacting Sivinski when several attempts by myself failed. I would most definitely work with them again.
Beat Walmart unemployment case! Took the time to help me think this case through. Helped me prioritize the events that happened. Came up with a winning strategy that ultimately won my appeal hearing against the retail giant Walmart!
Brian is a very good attorney and I am very happy with the way that he handled my unemployment case. He is very professional and informative and easy to talk to and he explains concerns very well. I would recommend him to anyone. He is very thorough and made me feel very confident with him handling my case. Thank you very much for your hard work in my case.
I would recommend Brian Smith to everyone! He took as much time as I needed and won my case for me and put them in there place!!! Couldn't be happier!
Mr. Smith is an amazing lawyer who listens and takes his time to make sure he understands every detail of your particular case. I would recommend him to my family/friends if ever needed. Mr. Smith helped me understand the procedure which helped me better prepare myself for my hearing. The outcome was exactly what we were looking for. Thank you!
Very impressed and grateful for a job well done. No hassles, good communication and very professional.
I was at a crossroad when the first few lawyers I called did not want to take my case. But then I found Mr. Brian Smith and his law firm. Mr. Smith remained in constant communication with me during my entire unemployment appeal process. Not only did he provide stellar service to me via phone and email, but we also WON our case! I have no doubt in my mind that if I did not contact Mr. Smith I would not have fully understood the benefits that I was eligible for and how to communicate that to Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. Life does have a restart button when Mr. Smith is on your side. Without a doubt he has been a game changer in my case and delivered a verdict that will allow me to sleep much better at night. Words cannot express how grateful I am, from the bottom of my heart... thank you, Brian!
Brian was very helpful. He is definitely trustworthy. I would recommend Brian to my family and friends.
Brian is very responsive and very thorough. I was very nervous throughout the process, and he made me feel relaxed and confident. I would highly recommend Brian to all my friends and family because I am confident he will not let them down, he is very trustworthy and personable. Thanks so much Brian for your professionalism and you eagerness to go the extra mile. You are an excellent attorney.
Did exactly what he said he would. I retained Mr. Smith when I was recently cited for a DUI and a few other charges. He did everything he said he would, answered all of my calls, and the end result was better than I had hoped for.
An awesome lawyer helped me out tremendously was getting discouraged and let down with my unemployment filed one appeal loss that filed a second appeal didn't think I was going to win this one either so I looked up lawyers and found this one he talked me through what I would be facing with the trial made me feel at ease and we won the case would highly recommend him great lawyer!!!!!!.
Immediate responses and effective litigation - Can't ask for better
I would definitely recommend Brian Smith. He helped me get my unemployment compensation that my previous employer of 25 year was trying to evade, returned my emails within minutes and was very personable. It was great having him on my side during this stressful time, I would definitely recommend his services.
Attorney Brian J. Smith is an outstanding attorney. As the President of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 268. Attorney Brian Smith represented 1,900 ATU members strong at Local 268 in Arbitrations hearings, and Contract Negotiations. He proved his dedication by attending The Executive Board meetings, The Union Meetings so that he would better prepared to assist the members with their various issues, concerns, and questions. That's why I can honestly say, Attorney Brian John Smith is the Right Choice to Represent You Whether you are and Organization or an individual.
Did a wonderful job! Answered all of my questions VERY quickly. Very professional!!
This lawyer was great got back to me about my case in a timely manner kept me informed of all issues about my case was always there with any question I might have had great team tku