CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Some clients feel compelled to tell us we are doing things right. When that happens we may pass it on to you. We are not always able to assist everyone who requests our services. Some potential clients don't have a case that we can recommend. That doesn't mean we don't respect their right to pursue and to have a case review. We strive to educate even when we are unable to assist them legally by taking their case.

Our clients are and will remain important to us as human beings. We appreciate the civil justice system is not able to do everything for everyone. Money damages are not the complete answer to anyone's losses. There is the emotional side of those losses which we recognize and try to assist you with the necessary emotional adjustments.

Here is what a few of our clients have written to us.

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  • Unemployment Leads to Work Comp and Discrimination Claims

    I had contacted Katrina Phillips of the Lombardi law firm for representation of an unemployment claim I was planning to appeal.  I had explained the issues I had pertaining to my unemployment case when I first met with Katrina and after reviewing my case and documentation, she agreed to represent me thru the unemployment appeal process. Both of us not expecting the full blown discovery requests of interrogatories and depositions which were requested by the employer’s counsel, Katrina still stayed with my case even though the agreed upon retainer for the appeal had already been exhausted,  other previous attorneys would not help me any longer once my retainer ran out and left me without any help. Katrina understood the issues that I felt were important and my concerns that I had explained to her that I felt I had not been treated fairly by my employer, and that I believed possible violations of the law had also occurred. The employer’s law firm was a very well-known, top employment law firm in the state, after postponement after postponement by the employer I was finally able to have my unemployment appeal hearing heard with an in person hearing in front of an ALJ as I had requested. During the hearing Katrina brought up both state and federal regulations that were violated pertaining to my case, she also brought out statements that the employer had declared during the initial fact finding interview and showed that those statements by the employer were in fact wrong, and that the employer had been dishonest in the previous hearing, and currently being dishonest during the current appeal hearing. She did not allow the employer’s counsel to ask me inappropriate questions and she objected to the improper accusations that the employer had tried to falsely accuse me of. Katrina was outstanding in cross examination of the employer’s HR director and thru that cross examination the ALJ was easily able to determine that numerous regulations were violated, and that I had been terminated for no disqualifying reason and that I was eligible for benefits. The hours she spent putting together my case, all the discovery, DOT regulations, state and federal laws, all this after I had already exhausted my retainer, shows she is not the kind of person to leave someone hanging, when she has a good case she goes all the way by being very prepared and allowed her to destroy the employer’s claim. Thru out all her work and the violations she exposed, it has allowed me to proceed in Federal Court with 2 different tort claims for wrongful termination and violations of drug testing regulations by the employer. She took on big business employment law firm and exposed everything I had assumed, the working man won that dayJ Lombardi law firm is the best, they have treated me great and they have gone over and beyond everything I had expected. William Searcy West Des Moines, Iowa.

    William Searcy
  • This injured grandmother with two adopted grandchildren, needed out help

    Steve,   I had been involved in a workers compensation claim for a little bit more than a year and things were getting very serious. I had been told I had CRPS and was really scared what would happen now with my claim.   I searched the internet for a lawyer and came across Steve Lombardi and read through everything on his website trying to decide if I should call.   I was so thoroughly impressed with everything he said that I did call and it was the best decision of my life!    Steve was straight forward with me and walked me through the process and fought so very hard for me and my family. He even took over my son's case when he needed help for a car accident.   He is knowledgeable about CRPS. And that was very important to my case! I WILL never be able to thank him, Barbara, and Katrina enough for ALL they have done for me. You all have went above and beyond the call of duty! I cannot thank you enough!! You have become family to us...   LJW

    LJW
  • Injured at work, can't get work comp to accept the claim. Needed surgery, but being ignored by everyone, including the doctors. What could I do? I contacted Lombardi Law and together they got me $375,000.00.

    I was hurt on the job in 2011. As a general laborer in the union I worked with heavy machinery and injured both my shoulders. The employer would not authorize surgery or even refer me for treatment. I was miserable and knew I needed help. After I contacted Lombardi Law Firm in 2014, both shoulders received the medical care, including surgery, that I needed and within months I was in physical therapy trying to get back to being able to work. Lombardi Law Firm fought for me and never took no for an answer. My case settled for more money than I have ever seen in my life. They told me what I needed to know and how to make this a case. They are the best! If you need help with your worker’s compensation case, there is only one law firm to call: Lombardi Law Firm.  

    D.B.
  • Steve and his wonderful staff can help you just as they helped me. Call him. 515-222-1110

    If you were injured on the job and are unsure of your rights or how to move forward with the life changes you are now facing due to the physical or mental impairments you encountered; I would highly recommend Attorney Steve Lombardi of the Lombardi Law Firm located in West Des Moines.  Steve and his staff treated me with respect and dignity as I faced the many physical changes I was now confronted with through the injuries I sustained at my employment. Steve and his wonderful staff supported me by listened to my concerns, they answered all my questions, kept me up to date on the process of my claim, stood by and represented me through the Workman's Compensation process as well as advocating for me through the Mediation process to ensure that I received a financial award equal to my loss of future potential earnings.  Steve and his staff will definitely treat you with the care and respect you deserve! I highly recommend them.   Sincerely, Debra Letscher   

    Deb Letscher
  • As someone who was injured on the Job, had denial from my company, medical bills were being unpaid, I had no idea what to do as I never had a Work Comp Claim before. But Steve Lombardi did.

    As someone who was injured on the Job, had denial from my company, medical bills were being unpaid, I had no idea what to do as I never had a Work Comp Claim before. In sheer desperation, I turned to the web where I found Lombardi Law and was impressed with the blog and article content, so I made the call. Soon after, my bills were paid, and I got the medical treatment I needed. After my injury was resolved, Lombardi Law then negotiated a successful settlement on my behalf. But the best part; Lombardi Law took the time to Explain the system to me so I would understand and know what to expect at every step of the process. I would recommend them to anyone with a Legal / Medical crisis. GW

    GW, Rural Iowa
  • I wouldn't have made it without both of you. I am eternally grateful!

    Steve and Barbara, I was honored to write a testimonial for the firm and the work you did for me in my workers' compensation case. It's been more than two years since we first met and I hired Steve. I enjoyed Steve's surprises he's always making litigation as easy as he can. He uses a sense of humor and that put me at ease and if it were a target he hit the bulls eye. Lol. Good stuff. I am going to miss you both. It's certainly been a long haul, but fun along the way. The defense lawyer made this case especially difficult with having to file 5 petitions for alternative care, the last resulting in the employer's right to control the medical being terminated. I wouldn't have made it without both of you. I am eternally grateful! I would try to fit in is that when the going got tough Steve and you kept pushing back. You both were relentless. L.F.

    L.F.
  • Stephen Lombardi is tenacious. His laser like focus on the details and the law make him a very dangerous opponent to greedy insurance companies and uncaring employers.

    Stephen Lombardi is tenacious. His laser like focus on the details and the law make him a very dangerous opponent to greedy insurance companies and uncaring employers. His patience is matched by professionalism, follow through and a photographic like memory that is virtually unstoppable. It was my privilege to have the Lombardi Law Firm represent me and obtain a settlement larger than I ever expected. Thank you so very much for caring, and for delivering justice and compassion matched by compensation. You Sir,ROCK! David Stanley

    David Stanley
  • I was searching the internet seeking information about workers compensation. I ran across the Lombardi website and contacted him.  He responded in a way that really help me to understand how my situation is and it actually gave me a better understanding. Things i didn;t know, had no knowledge of, he made clear . After getting that reply, I was very satisfied. Now i can move forward and seeking the help i really need. I thank him so much and am very grateful for his quick response. I would recommend anyone to contact him. Again i thank you soo much. Victor.

    I was searching the internet seeking information about workers compensation. I ran across the Lombardi website and contacted him.  He responded in a way that really help me to understand how my situation is and it actually gave me a better understanding. Things i didn;t know, had no knowledge of, he made clear . After getting that reply, I was very satisfied. Now i can move forward and seeking the help i really need. I thank him so much and am very grateful for his quick response. I would recommend anyone to contact him. Again i thank you soo much. Victor.

  • ... after carefully reading your web page seven times and reading the book "What every Body is Saying" by Joe Navarro, five minutes into the deposition the lawyer grilled me on what legal background I had and if I had ever worked for a law firm...............I thought it was amusing. Thank you.

    Dear Steve:   Thank you for answering me, you have a great web site, it was helpful.  But I do have to suggest you add sections of this book, "What Every body is Saying" by Joe Navarro, than your web site would be perfect!  It's the only book on body language I have found that is simple and offers photos.    As to where I am located, it's in the State of Florida.  This case which I'm involved in is in Florida.    Discovery is just about over and depositions are underway.    I had just sent you an email with a brief overview of my case but forgot to mention, after carefully reading your web page seven times and reading the book "What every Body is Saying" by Joe Navarro, five minutes into the deposition the lawyer grilled me on what legal background I had and if I had ever worked for a law firm...............I thought it was amusing. Thank you (Name withheld for confidentiality purposes)

    Name withheld by Lombardi to protect the innocent.