Over the course of his legal career, Erdal has been driven by his interest in employment law. A 2006 graduate from New York Law School, Erdal began his legal career in-house for a major New York City insurance company where he handled motor vehicle accident defense. While this job introduced him to the practice of law, he never lost sight of his dream of one day assisting individuals and businesses with their employment-related issues. In 2010, Erdal attended a seminar entitled, “How to Handle an Employment Discrimination Claim.” Among the speakers was a Magistrate Judge from the Eastern District of New York. During her presentation, the Magistrate Judge remarked that:
Employment is part of your identity; it defines who you are.
This immediately resonated with Erdal and further drove him to a career in employment law, starting with employee claims and then moving to the defense side, representing employers and managers.
Erdal’s focus now is on providing the best representation to his clients at the best value – and ideally, without resorting to the billable hour. Erdal Employment Law was formed to focus on Erdal’s vision, values, and mission: that we, as lawyers, should be solving clients’ problems in a way that is outside the uncertainty and possibly expensive method of hourly billing, and instead focus on flat fees, subscription plans, unbundled legal services, and – especially for employees – contingency fees.
When Erdal is not focused on providing legal services to his clients, you can find him spending time with his wife and three children; catching up on television (shows such as Better Call Saul, The Wheel of Time, Game of Thrones) and movies (fantasy, action, and comedy), or following the Mets, Giants, and the current hot NBA teams (he is, admittedly, a fair-weather fan; from the days of Michael Jordan to today’s stars such as LeBron James, Stephen Curry, or Luka Doncic).