Mr. Pines is a consummate professional… Mr. Pines always treated me with respect and kindness and you can tell he is a deeply empathetic person. He was always prompt in responding to my emails or phone calls and essentially held my hand through the entire process. I would strongly recommend him to any person.
Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC helped me to successfully resolve an employment matter that helped me to regain my career with The VA. The law group has demonstrated sophisticated knowledge of Federal government intricacies. They are the perfect group for government workers. They are the Dream Team, doing the hard work so I could concentrate on doing my job. They were thorough, yet quick to come to MY desired resolution. I strongly recommend Eric, Steven and Aaron. Thank you guys.
Mr. Pines has assisted me on various legal matters and he has always maintained his professionalism and his passion when doing so. I would strongly recommend him to potential clients.
I come from a family of lawyers and legal experts, and I work often with attorneys. Stephen Goldenzweig is the best lawyer I have ever worked with. He saved my Federal Career. He was honest, genuine, and respectful. He helped me in a very complex legal circumstance, guiding me kindly through a tumultuous process. He is incredibly smart and has superior knowledge of Federal Law. In law, however, sometimes superior legal knowledge is not enough. Many times just as important is the layer’s and Firm’s reputation of integrity in the legal community. Such reputation will be known by Federal Agency Counsel. It is with this reputation of integrity that I believe Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC excels beyond all other federal firms. When a firm has an outstanding legal reputation for honesty as well as aggressive client representation, the opportunity for compromise and agreement with Agency Counsel increases. Thus, costly litigation can be sometimes be avoided simply by associating with a firm that has a superior reputation and strong working relationships in the legal community. Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC is definitely such a Firm. I could tell in my communications with Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC that they had honest and trust-based relationships with Agency Counsel. Indeed, I felt that there was great respect on both sides. The process was surprisingly professional and collegiate. While I initially was aggravated and wanted to fight, Mr. Goldenzeig steered me toward the much more sensible resolution – one where both sides found contentment. That is a rare quality, as the Firm could have made more money if a different direction had been taken. Mr. Goldenzeig had my bests interests – not his firm’s financial interests – at heart. In the end, such personal and human interest is all a client can pray for in an attorney. I give my highest and strongest recommendation for Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC. The Firm cannot guarantee you a positive or favorable outcome, but I can guarantee you with great confidence they can provide you with the best possible chance for such outcome.
This is my first time in my life to reach out for legal help. I called his office and talked to his staff explaining my tight deadline. His staff who are caring set me up with a consultation right away with Eric. I explained my case and he was upfront with me of not being a medical attorney. I had already heard a lot of great things about him from my coworkers so I hired him. Very grateful and could have not done this without his tremendous help and knowledge. My experience working long distance; Eric is: hands on with emails, phone calls, updates, questions, faxes, and drafts to review; concerned with how situations are worded in truth; narrow down the unnecessary; explains the why and why not to; listens to what I had to say when it was difficult to express how and why I perform my work duties; took my input to paper making my work understandable; truthful about the cost at beginning and along the way; addressed all my concerns up to the very last minute of meeting the deadline by editing and making many last minute changes until I felt ok with it. Looking forward to telling Eric good news. He is a lifesaver. Thank you and grateful for you and all your great caring staff.
I was extremely happy with the outcome of my case. It was not just the end result but how I was treated the entire time I was his client. I was treated with respect, my case was handled completely on my behalf and I did not have to have any communications with the federal agency. This was important to me and the attorneys understood the importance of this. Hiring the Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC was the best decision I made.
I had a reasonable accommodation request with my agency that was spiraling into something much more leaving me scared and not knowing where to go. I had a consultation with a Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC attorney and had almost all of my questions answered and a clear path to follow to get resolution of my request. It took a while, but finally after heeding the advice of my consultation, my agency met my reasonable accommodation request and settled with me to give me thousands of dollars in annual leave restoration, paid for my doctors fees and even paid for my consultation fees from Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC. Even if they hadn’t, it was well worth the money to seek professional advice. Everything was professional and I didn’t get crazy expectations but sound advice, which I appreciated very much. Would definitely recommend if you have any work issues and work for the Federal Government.
The federal employee retirement application process is a maze of opportunities to make a mistake which could cost you your retirement. Don’t navigate this process alone. I am so glad I had the employees of Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC along side me during this difficult and trying time. Thanks to them we navigated the maze with ease and my packet was approved in five weeks. Do yourself a huge favor and let the knowledgeable employees of Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC navigate this maze with you. You won’t be sorry that you did but you could well be sorry if you didn’t.
I applied for Medical Disability from OPM and was denied. I found the Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC to hep me with my appeal through an Internet search. Eric and Scott listened to me and help me get approved. Eric also represented me when the organization I was working for tried to terminate my employment while I was waiting for approval from OPM. I’m so glad he was by my side during the hearing. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Thanks to Eric Pines and his team I was able to win my worker’s compensation case that had been ongoing for 3 years prior then Eric took over.. He also helped me to get in contact with the right doctors and I ended up winning a large settlement as well. He and his team are very professional and they truly care about you and your situation. I highly recommend you at least consult with him. He is very honest and he will do his very best to help you in your decision making. 2 thumbs up!