The talented legal team at The Ferrer Law Firm provides personalized service to our clients in all areas of law. Whether litigating a case to judgment or negotiating the best possible resolution, our team approach ensures clients are constantly apprised of the status of their case and are regularly consulted regarding all major decisions.
Good people are fed up with corporate greed. Employees often find that their employer is stealing from the government by illegal billing, paying kickbacks and through other improper actions. Government fraud occurs in many areas including Medicare billing, government contractors, nursing homes, pharmaceuticals, and in public companies that mislead their shareholders, among others.
After discovering wrongdoing at their workplace, some employees report it to their supervisor, only to be punished or targeted for doing the right thing. There are Federal and State laws that protect employees from being fired or retaliated against for reporting their employer’s illegal activity. These laws often compensate the “whistleblower” for coming forward, and that compensation can include compensatory damages, lost wages, punitive damages and often a portion of the money recovered by the government.
The cases our lawyers have handled have resulted in the recovery of over half a billion dollars for the Federal Government, which was shared with the whistleblowers. If you believe you have a whistleblower case, contact us for a free consultation to discuss your rights.
As a police officer, attorney and Circuit Court Judge, Alex Ferrer has spent his entire life pursuing justice and making sure that everyone abides by the law. All too often in today’s day and age, “everyone” ends up meaning individuals, while companies and corporations skirt the laws and are not held to the same standards. Nowhere is this truer than in the field of consumer protection and debt collection, which has some of the most powerful laws protecting individual citizens.
But despite tough restrictions, banks, credit card companies, collection agencies and the like routinely violate those Federal and State laws, especially in the area of debt collection, counting on the fact that most people are not aware of their rights or, even if they are, are not sure what to do about violations.
That’s where we come in. Once our firm gets involved, we stand between you and your creditors, putting an immediate stop to their telephone calls, threats and misrepresentations, whether at home or at work. In fact, of the thousands of lawsuits filed for credit card debt every day, some judges have estimated that the majority are flawed and cannot even prove the debt is valid. Our legal team is experienced in dealing with the many violations and debt collection strategies, often obtaining significant reductions or outright dismissal of debt.
Most types of litigation are costly and time consuming. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a manner of resolving disputes quickly, more informally and in a less costly manner, in a private setting not open to public scrutiny. The privacy of ADR is viewed as a benefit by those who seek to protect their good name and wish to avoid airing their disputes in public. The more common methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution are mediation and arbitration
In the case of “mediation,” the parties typically meet with a mediator who helps them examine the strengths and weaknesses of their case in order to accurately evaluate the chances of success and risks of failure for both sides. In doing so, the mediator brings the parties closer together so they can reach a mutually agreeable settlement. If both parties do not agree to settle their claim, they continue on to trail in their court case.
In the case of “arbitration,” the third party is, in effect, a private judge who will decide the case much like the judge in a courtroom. In that sense, the arbitrator is acting as a judge and jury, determining the facts and entering a judgment. In the case of “binding arbitration,” the judgment is typically final and ends the case. Arbitrations are conducted less formally than a court trial and often with relaxed rules that allow in more evidence than would typically be allowed in a State or Federal proceeding.
Alex Ferrer has arbitrated over 500 cases, applying the laws of many different jurisdictions. He tried to judgment commercial cases (involving contract disputes, fraud and misrepresentation, civil theft, construction litigation, copyright infringement and other business related issues) and personal injury claims (including premises liability cases, actions for inadequate security, slip and fall cases, automobile accident claims and general negligence litigation).
As a mediator and co-mediator he has helped the parties reach a mutually agreeable settlement in commercial litigation matters (including general business disputes, contract breaches, mortgage foreclosures and fraud claims), in family law matters (including issues of child support, alimony and equitable distribution), in civil rights violation cases including both state and federal claims, and in personal injury claims (including motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls and other premises liability claims). Matters in dispute have ranged from small claims cases to commercial disputes with damages totaling millions of dollars. He was certified by Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Court, Family Court and County Court Mediator.
The Ferrer Law Firm provides our clients with the expertise and skill necessary to go to trial and win. We have earned our clients’ continued trust through a combination of thorough preparation and professional representation. With a wide range of experience, The Ferrer Law Firm is able to proficiently represent our clients in all types of litigation, from personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases, to family law matters, business litigation and other commercial disputes, including debt and credit related matters.