Testimonials

  • Pines Federal law firm was great in helping me with a legal issue I had and helped to put my mind at ease.

    As a paralegal for the MSPB, I know first hand how challenging dealing with legal issues can be. Pines Federal law firm was great in helping me with a legal issue I had and helped to put my mind at ease. I would definitely use them again and would recommend their services to anyone needing legal assistance. Thank you again. 

    - Yolanda

  • Pines Federal Law Firm is a grateful blessing to my life.

    Pines Federal Law Firm is a grateful blessing to my life. They have been so good to me!
    Eric, Josh and Michael took time to listen to my concerns about my EEO discrimination case against DHS. They listened with understanding and sincerity. As a single black mother caring for her family it really means a lot to know you are putting your hard earn money into a law firm that you can trust. Especially when so many lawyers just take your money just for a pay day for themselves. This is NOT Pines Federal Law. They work with their clients not against their clients.

    Prior to hiring Pines Federal Law Firm, I was afraid for my life and my job. The reason I say for my life is because I was suffering mentality and physically due to work place racial discrimination and harassment and reason I say for my job is because there were people constantly antagonizing me at work making me want to quit the very thing that supports me and my family. But I thank my Lord Jesus Christ EVERYDAY because since I hired Pines NO ONE at this agency has bothered me because they know Mr. Pines and his team do not play around when it comes to their clients! Pines Federal has protected me and treated me like family and for that I will forever be grateful to everyone of them. I am grateful to the attorneys, the paralegals and even the billing managers because they ALL are working on my behalf.

    So, if you are looking for a law firm you can trust, then look no further then Pines Federal Law Firm because they are God Sent and they are the truth! Sincerely, Ms Higginbotham

    A poem by Ms Higginbotham. 

    - Yolanda H.

  • There is no comparison between the other firms I interviewed. If you need a firm to understand complex government processes.
    I worked with Josh Kahn for over a year on my case against the Department of Veterans Affairs. He and the law firm believed in my case and prepared outstanding legal documents, depositional inquiries, and lawsuit strategies. When we had our "day in court", Josh shined. No matter what the outcome of the hearing, I know we won. Josh, with assistance from Stephen, was able to prove every one of our claims. They discredited two key witnesses of the opponents' team, impeaching their testimonies. Josh Kahn's closing impressed everyone in the room. I wanted to shout, "AMEN" at the end of the hearing but I refrained. I referred several others to Josh and Pines Federal for assistance to fight against injustices of the government. I interviewed multiple firms prior to finding Pines Federal. There is no comparison between the other firms I interviewed if you need a firm to understand complex government processes. AttorneyJosh Kahnand I worked well together. He communicated with me professionally, regularly in a timely fashion. Josh listened and really understood the case like no other attorney. His political background came in handy too. Thank you, Attorney Josh! Thank you, Attorney Stephen! Thank you, Attorney Eric Pines!

    - Dr. West

  • Amazing! Just what the Doctor Ordered!
    Eric Pines is simply Amazing! I am a physician working for the federal government and when I was recently facing an adverse action, the founding partner of Pines Federal, Eric Pines, took on my case himself. Situations like this are very time-sensitive and I was impressed from the start. Within a few days, I was getting a consultation and expert advice from Eric remotely in Houston while I was still waiting to even a call back from the local firm. If you are a federal employee, especially a professional with a lot to lose, you want an Expert in your corner! Don’t waste your time trying to find someone local, you don’t need to as most everything can be done with tele-conferencing and mobile uploads and e-signing . You want to go with someone who knows what they are doing! If you’re a title 38 employee, forget about the merit protection systems board stuff, that won’t even apply to you! What you want is representation and legal counsel and Eric knows how to advocate for you! Amazing! Thank you, Eric!

    - Dr. K

  • I’m glad I had Eric Pines by my side.
    I applied for Medical Disability from OPM and was denied. I found the Eric Pines Law firm to help 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!

    - Lilia

  • If it wasn’t for Eric Pines & his amazing team I would have been defeated right at the beginning when EEO threw out my case.
    Pines Federal has an exceptional legal team that fought for me against a corrupt military agency. If it wasn’t for Eric Pines & his amazing team I would have been defeated right at the beginning when EEO threw out my case. Gavriel Toso was assigned to me in the beginning & helped me get to the hearing that took years of the Agency stringing is along. When it came time to go to Hearing all the way in Alaska Amanda Moreno, Eric Pines & Stephen Goldenzweig rallied together to help me prepare for the big day we waited for years. Amanda Moreno traveled all the way from Texas to Alaska & she came prepared to win. I couldn’t have asked for a better litigator, she was a force in the courtroom & did not back down, she was thorough, and an expert in federal law. While waiting for my settlement Eric Pines stayed on top of the Agency to ensure we got updates, as it’s an incredibly slow process. The Pines legal team care about their clients & work tirelessly to the very end.

    - Sherry

  • I no longer have a burden to carry and am thankful for his dedication and patience.
    I had a 2 year EEO battle against a Federal Agency, I consulted with Pines Fed and hired Ely as my legal representation. Mr. Reizes is knowledgeable, honest, and won my case. I no longer have a burden to carry and am thankful for his dedication and patience even when my patients ran out. Ely is the model of professionalism, integrity and most of sincere. Thank you Ely for everything!

    - Tammy

  • The employees were attentive, knowledgable, and caring. The work they do is needed and appreciated.
    Elchonon Reizes and Pine Federal assistance with helping me regain federal employment was excellent. The employees were attentive, knowledgable, and caring. The work they do is needed and appreciated. I recommend them for all your federal employment needs.

    - Leah

  • His defense was fierce and fearless, resulting in a very reasonable settlement of my case. Thank you Ely for restoring my faith in the system.
    From the first time I spoke with Elchonon (aka Ely), I knew I wanted him and his firm to represent me against a very powerful federal agency's actions. Ely was the fifth lawyer I consulted, but the only one I wanted on my side. Ely's ability to grasp onto the details of my case from the beginning was uncanny, and his attention to my story and my goals was refreshing. Throughout the case, Ely kept me in the loop, worked with me constantly to reassess and reevaluate my options, and most importantly, worked with me financially so I won't go bankrupt while fighting injustice. Even on the rare occasions when he was not available, he made sure to call me back right away or have another attorney from his firm ready to step in. I got to know Ely and learn about his family (virtually, of course, since he is not based in my State), and appreciated his loyalty and sense of righteousness. I was able to work with him on every detail of my case, including court submissions, deadlines, and options. Although extremely humble and soft-spoken, his defense was fierce and fearless, resulting in a very reasonable settlement of my case. Thank you Ely for restoring my faith in the system, and for the chance to know there are still good people willing to fight for the underdog. Thank you for making this battle less lonely and scary for me. I consider your a friend.

    - RJ

  • Thank You!
    "WOW", Ely Reizes, I am so grateful for your passion, dedication, and professionalism. I've hired lawyers before, but you are truly the best I've ever worked with. Thank you so much for winning my Government FERS Reconsider case. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the amazing legal work you did on my behalf. Alton D.

    - Alton

  • Pines Federal gets the job done!
    Pines Federal, Ms. Dubin, and most importantly Mr. Reizes have my eternal gratitude for fighting this battle with me even when I didn't believe I could win it. When I first got separated from federal employment and represented myself for disability, my first denial took a toll on me because I was already scarred from being forced out of a job I loved due to my disabilities. I found Pines Federal by sheer luck but there is nothing lucky about the work they did for me. Ms. Dubin guided me through my reconsideration, and when that second denial came, Mr. Reizes stepped right into that ring and worked tirelessly until he got me the knock out with the MSPB case. They work hard on their cases from beginning to end, breathe life in discouraged clients like me, and will stop at nothing to get you that win until all the available options have been exhausted. I cannot say enough about Pines Federal because there aren't enough words to describe the amazing work they do. But I know that going forward, I will be their biggest advocate and recommend them to anyone and everyone. Thank you Pines Federal!

    - Hannah

  • His tenacity, legal knowledge and effective communication skills led to a winning outcome for me!
    Ely Reizes was absolutely great to work with. His tenacity, legal knowledge and effective communication skills led to a winning outcome for me after almost 3 years of battling the government.

    - Stephanie S.

  • Honest, straightforward, and willing to go the extra mile to help resolve your issue.
    Mr. Reizes was very good at his job. He shows all the traits you would like an attorney to have. Honest, straightforward, and willing to go the extra mile to help resolve your issue. I was pleased with his help, and would recommend him to anyone.

    - Marsha

  • Could not have asked for better Disability Retirement advocacy!
    I first thought that I would take on the Disability Retirement application process myself...appears simple enough, right. No chance. After having submitted ALL of my pertinent documents for the case review, Pines Federal took my case. The entire application process was long and grueling on their part; all the while making it a walk in the park for me with their in-house forms and step-by-step structured case development. There's no way I'd have been able to continue tending to my medical needs, tackle the disability application, and ensure all requirements of the FERS Disability Retirement program have been met, all on my own. Stop stressing and wasting time searching for someone else to work your case, and rest easy in the hands of Pines Federal! My only recommendation for others is to ensure you disclose/attach everything remotely related to your case for the case review as to obtain an accurate assessment.

    - Edward

  • I greatly appreciate their diligence, professionalism, expertise, and responsiveness.
    Ely, Ari, Stephen, and Eric were amazing. I greatly appreciate their diligence, professionalism, expertise, and responsiveness. Federal employees in need of legal assistance should consider Pines Federal early in the process as they are likely to resolve your case favorably and in a quick manner. Even though I waited until my case was on appeal before obtaining Pines Federal assistance, they were able to resolve my case favorably. Thank you Pines Federal!

    - Al

  • A great balance of professionalism and being personable.
    It has been a pleasure working with Ely Reizes. Ely worked with me to resolve a tough case in my favor. His guidance was easy to understand. Ely was thorough yet expeditious with a great balance of professionalism and being personable.

    - DLR

  • My experience with Pines Federal has been a joy and pleasure and I would highly recommend this firm to anyone dealing with issues related to the Federal Government.
    For 9 years I tried on my own to get my years of Military Service credited to my civilian Federal Service for retirement, to no avail. I contacted five different Government agencies and all kept pointing fingers back and forth to the other for my information. After contacting Pines Federal and speaking with Mr. Eric Pines we sent a letter to OPM asking for reconsideration. After only two months I heard back from them and they said they were sending the matter to another Branch at OPM. After only one month we received a reply stating that they would allow me to buy back my time. After discussing the issue with Mr. Pines we decided that this would be my best alternative. I have paid back for more than six years of Active Duty and am expecting a payback check of over $40,000.00 and an increase of $400.00-$500.00 per month in my retirement annuity. My experience with Pines Federal has been a joy and pleasure and I would highly recommend this firm to anyone dealing with issues related to the Federal Government. Bravo Zulu, Pines Federal!!!

    - Thomas

  • Mr. Pines always treated me with respect and kindness and you can tell he is a deeply empathetic person.
    Mr. Pines is a consummate professional! I contacted him about my federal disability retirement application and he kindly offered me a number of options. We worked together throughout the entire application process and my claim was approved promptly and without difficulty. 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 seeking federal disability retirement.

    - Jessica

  • He and his staff did a fantastic job pulling me through this.
    I want to thank Eric Pines and his staff publicly for taking extra great care and interest in me concerning my federal benefits and OPM application. This has not been easy for me but during this whole ordeal, Eric Pines and his staff have been nothing but professional from beginning to end. He and his staff did a fantastic job pulling me through this. My family and I are very happy and appreciative of the quality of services, I received. Thank you, Eric Pines!

    - Alan

  • He was more concerned about my well-being and situation than his own financial earnings. Throughout the process, I was cared for and respected by Eric and his team.
    Recently I encountered a very difficult situation that resulted in my need for legal help and ultimately medical disability removal from my government job. Eric Pines and his team…including Scott Santerelli were wonderful to work with and were very successful in helping me with my case. As a result of ongoing medical problems, I found myself in a difficult EEO battle against the Treasury agency I worked for. After careful research, I decided to contact Mr. Pines for help with my case and the FERS Disability Retirement process. He was always very informative, understanding, and responsive to me and my situation. He was always prompt to return my calls and respond to my many emails and questions throughout my case. In addition, he was more concerned about my well-being and situation than his own financial earnings. Throughout the process, I was cared for and respected by Eric and his team. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone in the federal workplace needing legal help or advice. My case was resolved quickly and with better results than I had imagined going into the process.

    - Kathryn