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V. Jonas Urba - Tarrytown, New York

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  • Massachusetts, New York
  • Licensed for 31 years
  • Employment Law, Arbitration & Mediation
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COVID-19 is changing how all of us practice law. Those changes might be permanent.
Although I had practiced law for over 25 years it was only 4 years ago that I realized we don t have to meet our clients face to face even for matters involving litigation.
I m admitted in the Southern District of New York, the Northern District of New York, and the Eastern District of New York. I also handle New York State Division of Human Rights complaints statewide. The case I will describe was a DOL matter. Nowhere near as complicated as a federal court proceeding. It was scheduled as a telephone hearing. It seemed like an open and shut matter, or so I thought.
My client was in another state. To this day I have never met him in person. The employer was somewhere in New York, the judge was upstate, and the employer s counsel was from a third state. My client retained me over the phone. We signed an agreement. He emailed me many PDF files. I prepared him to testify by phone conference as well. We were good to go.
The day of hearing arrived. The judge swore all the witnesses by phone. I cross examined the employer vigorously. Then my client was called to testify and he lied. I was livid. Sure we would lose.
I furiously sifted through piles of documents which most employment cases have. I needed to figure out how to have him rehabilitate his own perjured testimony.
We can lead hostile witnesses. That means we can feed those witnesses answers and then hammer them no matter how they testify. We can not do that for our own clients. They need to testify themselves without our help. I succeeded. He corrected his testimony and even referred to a document without my leading him to it. But we were not finished. The DOL audited that hearing to make sure I had not led my client. I had not.
That experience taught me volumes. Truth is key. Sometimes clients insist on in person meetings and sometimes it s the lawyers who do so. But the truth surfaced solely by telephone conference here.

  Legal Issues
  • Employment Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Free Consultancy Service
    Initial telephone conference.
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  • Conditional Fees
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  • Retaines and Rates
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Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and County Court Mediator (2004 - 2010)
Florida Supreme Court

  • English: Spoken, Written
  Accepted Jurisdictions
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York Jurdictions
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Since 2014
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York Jurdictions
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Since 2015
Florida Jurdictions
New York Jurdictions
New York
Since 2011
Colorado Jurdictions
Massachusetts Jurdictions
Since 2008
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  • Assistant General Counsel
    State of Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation
  • Assistant State Lawyer
    20th Judicial Circuit Office of the State Lawyer
Valparaiso University School of Law
J.D. (1988) | Law
Graduation year: 1986
University of South Florida
MBA (1983) | Business Administration
Graduation year: 1982
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
B.S. (1980) | Psychology, Business Administration
Graduation year: 1976
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