Employment lawyer Derek T. Smith is proud to have obtained New York’s largest employment law verdict of 2012. His cases seek damages for sexual harassment, all types of discrimination, hostile work environment, and overtime violations. Derek T. Smith fully comprehends a wide range of federal, state, and local laws prohibiting all types of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
While many lawyers say not to become emotionally involved in a case, Derek T. Smith feels quite the opposite. In fact, Derek T. Smith does tend to become emotionally involved in each of his cases, and this attachment only serves to improve his results. He takes each of his cases personally, and he loves what he does. Derek T. Smith takes his cases on a contingency basis. His clients pay legal fees only from any recovery. After being wrongfully terminated or harassed, the last thing a person should have to worry about is paying for a lawyer. As such, Derek T. Smith literally becomes partners with his clients and they work together to obtain the best possible recovery.