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Benicia was the Capital of California from 1853 to 1854 and was also the first city to be founded by Anglo-Americans in California. One of the most notable American writers, Jack London, was one of the first Americans to make a lucrative career exclusively from his work and lived briefly in Benicia after his childhood home burnt down in the 1906 earthquake. Today, Glass Beach and the Benicia Arsenal are some of the top tourist destinations of the city.
A handful of Benicia residents are also lawyers who are familiar with local Solano County courts. Lawyers in Benicia take a wide range of cases, some normal examples include chapter 7 bankruptcy, malpractice lawsuit, divorce, immigration, and small claims cases.
Recently in Benicia, UPS Freight settled a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit for $120,000. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported that the 44 year old Hispanic woman was the only female working during the time and was openly criticized, in contrast with other employees who were reprimanded behind closed doors. She was fired less than a week after she complained on the company hotline.
If you have a harassment lawsuit to file in Benicia, you will likely be visiting the Solano County Superior Court and filing with the Civil Division. California superior courts are often the appropriate court with which to file, however, issues like immigration are handled by the local U.S. Immigration Court in San Francisco. With any case, it’s best to consult a lawyer who is familiar with both your case type and local courts.
The best way to find a bar certified pre-screened Benicia or Solano County lawyer is LegalMatch. LegalMatch’s LegalCenter provides tips for selecting a lawyer and is a great place to do research on your specific legal issue. LegalMatch Forums cover aspects of law from Bankruptcy and criminal charges to wrongful termination and Family Law. Whatever you legal issue, LegalMatch can assist your research and help find the best lawyer for your particular case.
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