Frequently Asked Questions

All initial consultations are free and confidential. If you decide to hire us, you often pay an initial fee that can be as low as $100. After that, if we decide to take your case on contingency, we charge nothing until we recover money for you.

According to the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, the majority of people making claims get paid within 90 days. For many reasons, including whether we have to a file a lawsuit or not, the length of the process can vary. Some cases settle quickly; others take longer. We always do our absolute best to bring your claim to a resolution with which you are satisfied as quickly as possible.

You could do it on your own, but studies show claimants have a higher success rate, collect more money, and do so more quickly if they hire a lawyer. J.R. has decades of experience and a very high success rate. J.R. is not intimidated by the system, and he loathes those who don’t pay hard-working people.

Almost certainly. You qualify as a "freelancer" entitled to special benefits as long as you are hired to provide any sort of service in exchange for compensation. You qualify even if you have a company, so long as the company has no other employees. Only salespeople, attorneys, medical professionals, and government contract work are excluded. Nearly all individuals hired as independent contractors for pay are covered.

Sometimes, but not always. You are legally entitled to up to double your unpaid invoice under many circumstances. However, sometimes, it is easier and quicker to get you paid if you agree to accept less than the doubled amount. J.R. will help you decide when and how much to accept, but ultimately, it is your decision.

J.R. is an experienced and zealous attorney, and a partner with Thompson & Skrabanek, PLLC. J.R. loves helping people get paid for their hard work. J.R. is licensed to practice law in New York State. For more information about J.R., visit the About Us page.

The easiest way to start is to fill out our intake survey, which takes less than 5-10 minutes. We will contact you within three business days to tell you if we can help. We are located in midtown Manhattan near Bryant Park. The best way to reach us is by phone at (646) 568-4280, email to [email protected], or by visiting the Contact Us page.

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    Helping Freelancers Get Paid

    Freelancers are entitled to double the contract amount if the hiring party refuses to pay, underpays, or pays late.

    NYC Freelancer owed money but not sure whether you qualify for double your invoice?

    Fill out our quick intake survey and we will contact you promptly to see if we can help!