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Jennifer Spencer.
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"Jennifer and her team really cared about me, not just about winning the case. I would recommend Jennifer Jackson Spencer and her team to anyone who needs an employment attorney."

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TESTIMONIALS


They got me a fair settlement in a timely manner

I was looking for a lawyer to take my case against my former employer when I found Neal Bridges at Spencer Scott. Neal walked me through everything and was always there to answer any questions I had in a timely manner. He went above and beyond to guide me through my case every step of the way. Neal got me a fair settlement in a timely manner. I would recommend Neal he is a great attorney to work with.

Tawannah P.

Made whole after wrongful termination

I was referred to Spencer Scott by a friend and gave them a call with regards to an issue regarding employment and non compete laws.  I was terminated in September by a my employer.  Although I felt the termination was unfounded, my main concern was my non compete I had signed at the beginning of my employment.  I knew I could find another position within my industry but my non compete would prevent me for gaining employment for a period of time.  I spoke with attorney Neal Bridges and together we went over the details of my employment, termination, and he reviewed my non compete thoroughly.

Not only was Mr. Bridges able to get me released from my non compete early, he was also able to get me a severance package due to unlawful termination issues as I am a female and over 50!  I was very pleased to not only be able to get back to work in a timely manner but also be compensated for the time and stress out in me by my unforeseen termination.

Mr, Bridges carefully explained to me the process and kept me updated as to the status of my case and was able to resolve this without a trial and a long drawn out mediation, trial, etc…

I would recommend Spencer Scott law firm and specifically Neal Bridges.

 

Melissa S.

“don’t quit until you win” work ethic

It is on extremely rare occasion that I affix my name to the worth, value, or quality of people, products and services. So when I do, one can rest assured that my signature was preceded by in-depth observation and analysis. During the spring of 2016, I found myself in need of a civil attorney to represent me in a wrongful termination/breach of contract matter. I ultimately settled upon Spencer Scott PLLC. I completed the online request for information form, and I received a call from Jennifer Scott within less than three business hours! Once we agreed that she would represent my case, I stood in absolute awe of how she handles business. Attorney Spencer committed to my case as though I were the only client she was representing. She was expedient and passionate in her dealings with my former employer’s attorney. Never for a moment did I have to wonder about the status of my case, because Attorney Spencer consistently kept me updated and in the communication loop. She asked for and valued my opinions, and she never assumed a patronizing or condescending posture with me. Because of Attorney Spencer’s commitment to my case, satisfactory resolution of my case came very quickly. I will (and have) recommend Attorney Spencer to anyone in need of an attorney who functions with excellence, integrity, total commitment, and a “don’t quit until you win” work ethic. Attorney Jennifer Spencer represents. No Need to Look Any Further!
Patricia B

Doubled My Severance Offer

I’m recommending Spencer Scott for legal representation in negotiating a successful outcome for your separation agreement upon layoffs and workforce reductions. The oil and gas industry has experienced dramatic reductions in staff across all sectors—operations, management, and service companies. In such economic context, proving age discrimination for the middle age manager becomes a challenge.
My employer offered the minimum in severance and COBRA, and when I attempted to represent myself in negotiation, they stood firm on their original offer. Within two weeks of engaging Jennifer Spencer and her able staff, the employer doubled their offering. This settlement with extended COBRA brought much relief while the industry recovers and begins to rehire as commodity prices stabilize over the next year.
The decision to retain Jennifer proved the best possible outcome. With Spencer Scott’s Law timely communications during critical deadlines, I experienced peace of mind and confidence in my counsel.

–P. T.

Attained a settlement that I am very happy with much faster than I had anticipated. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

I am writing this email to show my appreciation for your hard work in helping me get the money owed to me by my previous employer for lost wages of overtime, and cell phone bills. They absolutely refused to answer any of my emails that I sent to them in regards to what I felt was owed to me. You and your team at your law firm worked very hard, kept me informed, answered all of my concerns and questions, and attained a settlement that I am very happy with much faster than I had anticipated.

Dale O.

Help with a complicated case…

I just want to say Thank You to Jennifer Spencer at SpencerScott Law Group for her help with a complicated case. The constant communication she had with me was exceptional. She made sure that I was kept informed and everything was going according to plan. I would recommend this Law Group to anyone.

Racheal N Jones

Highly Recommended

I was very pleased with the efficiency of Mr. James Hunnicutt. He took the time to understand my situation and provided the right counsel which resulted in a favorable resolution. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.

Victor S.

Employment discrimination assistance

I was referred to Jennifer by a couple of people who recommended her for help with my Employment Law issue. I had been recently laid off from a company who told me they were eliminating my position but I found out quite by accident that my position truly wasn’t eliminated, but renamed, and had been back-filled but someone who was younger and of a different race than me (I am over the age of 40). I originally went to the EEOC and they refused to help me so I called Jennifer to see if I had a potential case against my ex-employer. She agreed that I had a case and worked with me to write up a demand letter to my ex-employer. It took a couple of weeks to get a resolution made with my former employer and we were able to settle the matter out of court.
Jennifer and her associate attorney, James Hunnicutt, were very responsive to my phone calls and questions and I would highly recommend their services if you’re in need to assistance with an Employment Law issue.

Carolyn

I would be pleased to recommend Spencer Scott pllc

Recently I was shocked by a decision the company I worked for made when they “realigned” and my job of 19 years was eliminated. Mine as well as several others. It seemed as if many above a certain age had become victims of “ageism”. I was not ready for a battle, but I felt I deserved better better coming to me under the circumstances. I was advised to contact Jennifer Spencer by a very good friend. I was so pleased Jennifer could help me because I live in Atlanta, GA and did not know where to turn for legal advice.

She understood my concerns, offered me excellent advice and proceeded to work with my old company’s lawyer (and then another lawyer when we were re-assigned) to accomplish an agreeable severance package which allows for more breathing room for me and easily pay the very reasonable fees for Spencer Scott pllc. This all took place with in a perfect time frame and I did not have to fly back and forth to Dallas. She stayed in close contact during the entire process.

This was a painful event, the bonus for me was that Jennifer was able to work with a few of us together. Between Jennifer and my co-workers, I never felt alone.

I am so thankful and am ready to move on. I would be pleased to recommend Spencer Scott pllc.

Sincerely,

Cindy R

What a pleasure it was working with Mary Scott

What a pleasure it was working with Mary Scott. She is the definition of a true professional. I was recently needing help with an employment issue and reached out to Mary. Her knowledge and expertise on the matter was superb. She and I discussed the situation and issues, developed a plan of action and she executed the strategy flawlessly. Made several recommendations along the way, held firm with our needs, kept me informed and we were able to get the best possible results. It was a pleasure having you on my side. Thanks, Mary

Sincerely,

Jimmy Addison

Employment discrimination assistance

I was referred to Jennifer by a couple of people who recommended her for help with my Employment Law issue. I had been recently laid off from a company who told me they were eliminating my position but I found out quite by accident that my position truly wasn’t eliminated, but renamed, and had been back-filled but someone who was younger and of a different race than me (I am over the age of 40). I originally went to the EEOC and they refused to help me so I called Jennifer to see if I had a potential case against my ex-employer. She agreed that I had a case and worked with me to write up a demand letter to my ex-employer. It took a couple of weeks to get a resolution made with my former employer and we were able to settle the matter out of court.

Jennifer and her associate attorney, James Hunnicutt, were very responsive to my phone calls and questions and I would highly recommend their services if you’re in need to assistance with an Employment Law issue.

Annonymous AVVO Review – (see it here)

Above and beyond expectations

Jennifer and her associate James Hunnicutt went above and beyond expectations for me. They developed multiple strategies and pursued avenues I hadn’t considered. They know the law and were amazing at the hearing, outshining the opposition. They had the opposition scrambling to gain a foothold the entire hearing.

I’m a single mother and had been wrongfully terminated and denied unemployment benefits based on an unsubstantiated allegation that was untrue.

I was online all night one night looking for an attorney to help me and had sent out email requests to multiple attorneys. The first call I received was from Jennifer herself, bright and early the very next morning. She asked numerous questions to clarify facts about my case, then told me she thought I had a case and she would be happy to assist me. I received calls from two other attorneys later that day but they didn’t seem interested. One referred me to someone else who never called back. I hired Jennifer.

Jennifer and her team really cared about me, not just about winning the case. I would recommend Jennifer Jackson Spencer and her team to anyone who needs an employment attorney.

Liz – (see this on AVVO Reviews here)

SUSAN LEMONS

I was referred to Spencer Scott by a mutual acquaintance and have been very pleased with every step of the legal assistance Ms. Spencer has provided. I received warm, respectful, and professional attention from everyone I encountered at the firm. Ms. Spencer’s knowledge and prompt application of the law to my circumstance produced the ideal and desired outcome in a succinct, effective, and financially appropriate way. I have retained other firms for various reasons and have had charges pile up needlessly and I can say honestly that this was definitely not the case with Spencer Scott. I highly recommend them for outstanding service.

MARK KRUKIEL

Jennifer Spencer and James Hunnicutt of the Spencer Scott law firm assisted me in preparing for a jury trial regarding a contract dispute in my architectural practice. Their level of expertise and professionalism surpassed my greatest expectations. Jennifer and James provided practical advice and supplied the necessary legal information that allowed me to make informed decisions that ultimately resulted in a unanimous jury verdict in my favor. They are aggressive and effective and know how to deliver in a courtroom.

J.D. SHADE, PRESIDENT
DYNAMIC RECOVERY SYSTEMS, INC.

Recently our company was in need of some quick legal expertise and guidance and unfortunately our long tenured corporate law firm failed to respond in our time of need. One evening after normal work hours we were given Jennifer Spencer’s name and number by a colleague of hers. She was immediately responsive to our situation and recommended James Hunnicutt for our unique situation. James was quick to understand the situation and how to handle things immediately that evening and never mentioned anything about “sometime tomorrow”. He spent a great amount of his time through the late hours of the evening working with me to devise a strategy and plan for our situation. I give him full credit for turning a challenging and difficult situation into a positive outcome in less than 24 hours. I was extremely impressed with his quick grasp of our company and how we operate and his extraordinary diligence to make sure we were taken care of. He is concise, thorough and takes the time to understand all aspects of a situation and ensures that nothing is missed. We have engaged the services of Spencer Scott Law in other matters since our initial experience and have benefitted immensely due to the exceptional efforts of Mr. Hunnicutt. We have terminated our relationship with our previous attorney firm and are now using the services of Spencer Scott Law exclusively. Jennifer and James are a great team to have working for any company.

ANDREW HEWES, PRESIDENT
EXCEL ORTHOPEDICS OF TEXAS, LLC

Our company was represented by a very large, international NYC law firm in a “bet your company” litigation matter, but we became dissatisfied with both the quality of work and the stratospheric fees we were being charged for very poor results. We interviewed several large Dallas firms to take over our representation in the case, and we were referred to Jennifer by a partner at a 1000 lawyer firm who advised me that we should hire Jennifer if we wanted aggressive, creative, first-rate trial representation from a lawyer who had been a partner at both Fulbright Jaworski and Locke Lord, but at a much lower rate than his firm offered. He was correct, but he undersold her: Our experience is that she not only fit the big firm’s lawyer’s description, but she also is intensely loyal to her clients, does not pull punches in providing sage advice, and makes herself available regardless of the hour or day if the client has a need. The bonus for us has been that she has not only provided excellent trial work and contract review at a much lower cost, but she has also been highly successful in our representation, greatly improving our legal position. We only wish we had hired her initially.