At Hoey & Farina, it takes 10, that is, to work as a team to best serve railroaders and their families.
Everyone has heard a good attorney joke or two, and everyone has heard the phrase "ambulance chaser". With negative preconceived notions, it's no wonder that when it becomes necessary to hire an attorney, it's often a stressful decision. Add to that the probability that you don't personally know the attorney only makes the decision that much more difficult.
Understanding this, and in order to help make such a decision easier for you, your railroad union has "designated" attorneys who are knowledgeable of the FELA - Federal Employers' Liability Act and have a proven track record in successfully both advising and representing railroad workers and their families. FELA Designated Legal Counsel are people your railroad union knows and trusts. They are people they believe you should know and trust.
Our firm has the honor of being designated by rail unions. As FELA Designated Legal Counsel, we've gotten to know and become friends with a great number of railroaders and their families. Hoey & Farina regularly attend railroad union events and speak at railroad union meetings informing railroaders of their rights and how to protect themselves under FELA. More importantly, though, Hoey & Farina listens to what railroaders have to say and what their needs are. In response to some of those things, we offer free seminars (the Advocacy Skills Seminar and the Family Members Seminar) aimed to educate and inform railroaders and / or their families regarding matters that directly affect them. We also publish this free email newsletter (Straight Track) to bring to railroaders the most current and important information.
Being designated by the railroad unions allows Hoey & Farina to know that we've earned railroaders' trust and respect. Letters and survey responses like the following ones from our clients, let us know we've earned their trust and respect, as well:
CLIENT COMMENTS & RESPONSES
Conductor / IAR
"My life is heading in such a wonderful direction now - that two years ago I didn't think was possible. I credit a lot of that to you and the firm. For doing my worrying for me!"
Carman / CSX
"I honestly can not speak well enough of your Firm & the Team in which I was associated with!...I felt a confidence in them by their "down-to-earth" attitude..."
Conductor / CPRail
"Working with your law firm has help me to over come my sense of low-self esteem...associated with being injured...I overcame joblessness, homelessness and hopelessness... Thanks for people like you all who came into my life when I needed a blessing..."
Conductor / BNSF
"It's always great to visit your office, everybody is always very busy, but they are all very friendly and take time to show they care."
Engineer / NS
"From the very beginning your firm treated (me) as if I was the only client you had. That put me at ease, and made me feel like you would do everything in my best interest to help me... you helped me and my family through ruff times, I want to thank all of your employees who dealt with me."
Laborer / CPRail
"I was treated with respect and courtesy from every employee...did an excellent job of keeping me informed and answering any questions I had...Every company should have the attitude of yours...an showing of caring and understanding."
Trainman / Metra
"Your firm has always been receptive to my queries and interests. I appreciate that."
Truck Driver / BNSF
"I feel very fortunate that I chose your law firm to represent me... thank you and all that helped represent me."
Yard Master / CPRail
"...did an excellent job on my case...I know it was a very hard case. I hope all the hard work that was done on my case will help out other people that ended up like me."
Feed back like this from our clients is important to us, both as professionals and as individuals. It's our continued privilege to serve railroaders and their families. We're proud of the work we've done so far and pledge to do our continued best. We want you to know we're there for you when you need us. Remember to keep informed and work safe.
The Staff at Hoey & Farina