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Professional Unemployment Representation Services

Unemployment Services are much the same as any service where there is a need for an expert .. with expertise instead of opting to DIY it .. maybe because you are an unemployed claimant.  Just know  because you are unemployed .. these services are conditional, based on a few factors.

  1. Where and how the unemployment hearing will be held.
  2. The cost charged for professional unemployment hearing representation.
  3. Your story about the final incident .. at least needing a minimum of viable merits for a professional to argue with to win any appeal hearing.

When I first began coordinating hearings, I was a new employee, and a bit cloudy, about what it meant to coordinate unemployment appeal hearings for a cost control company.  I learned of course, but that led to how I ended up feeling about my job on a personal level .. I couldn't let show at work.  

After close to a decade of helping employers, I'd been asking myself the same question for a long time.

Why do people I think should win their hearing, keep on losing .. instead of winning on the burden .. so clear and obvious .. after you work in the field .. for years?

At that job, employers consistently won approximately 75 percent of all the hearings I worked on.  Regardless if a basic argument seemed correct to deny benefits .. to even me, or the troubling part was I could clearly see the questionable merits that made me think it could very well end up being the employer to lose .. they just kept on winning those hearings  75 percent of the time .. unless a claimant was themselves represented .. then 75 was split in half.

Beginning in 2009, I knew I needed to at least try to bring more than just free unemployment answers, if I hoped to make a difference for those I know aren't at fault for losing their job .. but still get denied benefits.

So, shortly after I voluntarily gave up my benefits I also had to fight for when my employer appealed,  I went searching for professional unemployment hearing rep (I started with those I once contracted to help employers) who could see their way to include a claimant as a potential regular client.  I failed .. so I did what I had to do when I couldn't find a non-attorney rep, when I had a job .. I began making cold calls. 

If you're unemployed and looking for an unemployment attorney to represent you at a lower level tribunal hearing, or write that elusive quasi-legal brief, based on the hearing record, for a board of review appeal .. my first reaction is to ask a question.   Do you even know if your state requires you to pay a licensed attorney to represent you, vs. representing yourself pro se .. or paying a non-attorney with experience working at these hearings.

If you've read any Q&As though, you already know why I know, most states don't require attorneys and why when I think of expert unemployment hearing representatives, I think of these highly experienced non-attorneys who specialize in unemployment law.

And although my list of hearing reps is nothing like it was when I used to contract with 10 a day for companies .. the one I work with now .. win well over 75 percent of the cases they accept after a free case eval.

Requesting a referral to a hearing rep is followed by a free case evaluation. 

If you request coaching, I Chris, conduct the free evaluation. 

If you request representation, the initial case evaluation is done by the hearing representative I forward your contact info to.

Unless your explanation gives me pause, then I might want a better idea of the facts and reasons to even send your information to a hearing rep. 

Either way after you submit the form I also send automated email with my phone number and email address if you need to further communicate with me .. Chris -

Quasi Legal .. means somewhat legal, but never forget, lower level unemployment appeal hearings .. are administrative law hearings.  If the previous link doesn't give you enough information to understand why I know claimants could use assistance winning unemployment hearings .. then maybe this will help you understand some of the finer details of what you will be in for, at your first and essentially last chance, to maintain, or finally collect benefits on appeal. 

A Guide to Unemployment Insurance Benefit Appeals Principles and Procedures

Unemployment Hearing Representatives

All you have to do is fill out the request form to ask me to refer you to a Professional Unemployment Hearing Representative.  Before they can accept your case, they conduct a free initial case evaluation.

If the free eval goes well, you then would probably be interested in knowing what the average cost of representation is .. to know if coaching might be an option. 

Unemployment Coaching  Okay, I don't coach just anyone about unemployment, but I'll explain why I won't .. if you call or email at the phone number or email address everyone gets who fills out the form below.

To clarify, I Chris am not the one you want arguing for you at hearings because I didn't do that for a living, I  only coordinated unemployment appeals for independent hearing reps I hired for employers.

However, after identifying and then talking to thousands of direct witnesses for employers and getting their cooperation to help me build a file of additional documents I believed would be beneficial to the IC hearing rep, for a fighting chance to do the job I'd hired them for,  to of not learned how unemployment works in reality .. I'd of had to of been ..ummmm.. disengaged from doing my job to the best of my ability.

If I do coach you.. it will be by phone.  I promise I will not be disengaged from the coaching, even if I am a disembodied voice.

Frankly I'm a bargain at $20 per fifteen minutes, or $50 for an hour. if the free eval goes well. 

If you doubt I offer value to the unemployment learning curve maybe you think differently if you read the words from those who did pay form coaching.

The Cost of Unemployment Appeal Hearing Representation 

Professional hearing representation if your case is accepted by a hearing representative, will typically cost between $350 and $550.  

(This would also be the price range if you want a hearing rep to write a written brief in support of a second level appeal to a board of review.  However, be aware a written argument for this level of appeal is based on what happened on the record of the lower level appeal hearing.  

When you fill out the form at the bottom of this page, you will have the option to choose unemployment appeal representation, or coaching.  

And don't forget, Referrals to Hearing Reps Are Only Available for These States 

Unemployment Appeal Representation Referrals

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington State
  • Wyoming

When you submit the request form you are sent an automated email from me.  It includes my personal contact information, me being Chris with Unemployment Tips

What happens next will depend on whether  you requested representation, or coaching services.

Requests for hearing representation are quickly forwarded to a hearing rep qualified to represent you as long as your hearing is being held in a state included in the the list just above.  They will contact you so they can conduct the free initial consultation.  Feel free to let me know if you wait longer than 48 hours, not including weekend and holidays.

If you requested coaching I leave it up to you to call me at the number provided in the automated email sent to you.   Before anyone pays me for coaching, it is essential you first schedule the day and time for coaching.  

Either way you go ..

All my best and goo luck.

Chris -


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