I am Attorney David Schiller, based in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, and this is the home page of my website.
I focus my law practice on areas that are related to employment.
I am currently accepting new clients who are trying to obtain unemployment benefits, including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (“PUA”) benefits under the federal CARES Act.
I am also accepting new clients who have disputes against the North Carolina State Retirement System. The North Carolina Retirement System is attempting to collect purported over-payments of retirement benefits to disabled teachers and State employees.
I regularly represent clients who:
are deciding whether to sign a non-compete agreement or a severance agreement,
are being sexually harassed at work,
have discovered that someone at work is committing a crime,
were injured at work,
have been fired and want to know whether your firing was lawful or whether you can collect unemployment benefits, or
have become disabled.
If this is your situation, then I can provide legal counsel. The menu on the right side of the page lists all of the individual employment law issues I handle and are links to more information.
When issues arise, employees should consult an attorney early in the process. It is especially important for the employee to seek counsel when considering how and whether to complain about harassment or other unlawful activity, and whether or not to resign.
How to Get Started
In most situations, a 10-15 minute discussion is the best way to determine whether I can help you. If, for instance, you have just been fired, injured on the job, or have an unemployment hearing coming up, having a short talk to make sure I can help is usually the best route. I can generally evaluate the strength of your case and discuss the fee arrangement (I usually work on contingency, that is, a percentage of the recovery).
If your legal issue is more like: “Is this covenant not to compete enforceable?”, then I typically charge a flat fee (typically $250) to thoroughly review the document(s), and go through everything with you.
If your issue is unemployment benefits, I usually charge a flat fee of around $500 to represent employees at the hearing or on the appeal, as the case may be.
You may contact me at 919-789-4677. After hours, the best way to initiate communication with me is through one of the contact forms. The link for these forms are on the top right of this website.
To learn more about me, click here for my bio page.
Although all communications with potential clients are protected by the attorney-client privilege, only a written, signed agreement to represent a client obligates me to perform any services for a client.
Please do not personally deliver or mail any original documents to my office. If necessary, with a little notice, I can scan your documents so that you can retain the originals.
— David G. Schiller