Justin D. Hein
Attorney at Law
CA, WI, U.S. Tax Court
Mr. Hein is licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin and the State of California. Mr. Hein is also admitted to practice law before the U.S. Tax Court.
"My business partner and I were employed at a company in the bay area. We were both part of the upper management team. Over time we were both pushed into a position to where we could not continue our employment and we had to plan to either find another job or start our own venture. With no venture-capital and just our reputation in the industry we decided to start our own company. Within the first month of opening our company we were served with our first lawsuit from our previous employer whose goal was basically to put us out of business. The first lawsuit was a temporary restraining order (TRO) that would prevent us from doing business and we only have three days to act. We knew we had to find counsel immediately yet we did not know how we were going to afford this. My tax attorney had recommended Justin Hein to me previously for another issue I was dealing with a couple years before. Mr. Hein agreed to take us on as a client and appeared on our behalf in court. He could squash all points of the TRO that would prevent us from doing business. Within a few weeks, we were hit with another lawsuit from the same ex-employer and we retained the services of Simas & Associates, Ltd. to handle our case. As a new business owner, there was already a great deal of fear trying to figure out how to run and maintain a business and make enough money to live on. Adding a lawsuit to this only compounded the fear knowing it would potentially cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight this. I often wondered why attorneys were referred to as counselors. I now completely understand the term. Not only did Mr. Hein counsel us through the legal aspects of this case he also had to deal with two clients that were emotional wrecks. We were scared we, were angry and we were irrational. Counseling goes far beyond just defining your legal rights. Mr. Hein never once tried to butter coat the position that we were in. My partner and I felt like we had an open and shut case. It was strong and we felt our defense was unbreakable. Mr. Hein always had us take two steps back and look at the big picture. He never wanted us to get our hopes up because the reality is anything can happen. Mr. Hein was very upfront with the financial side of this case, letting us know if it went all the way to trial the potential cost could far outweigh any remedies the court might give us. There was no way that we could afford to see this to the end. In short, we were already financially tapped. We met with Mr. Hein to discuss our financial predicament and he agreed to work out a plan contingent on the case. This is something that does not happen for this type of case. This was the moment that told us our attorney believed in us. That was more important than winning this case. We finally felt like we were not alone and that we had a partner and friends to help us through this. Without taking you through all the details, it was a year and a half of legal turmoil before Mr. Hein finally got us into mediation. At the end of that long and grueling day we could walk away with both parties dropping their case. We have since retained Simas & Associates, Ltd. for our Human Resources needs and we will never make a business decision without consulting them first. Simas & Associates, Ltd. and Mr. Justin Hein are as much a part of our team as we are and we are forever grateful for all the help, wisdom and legal advice that they have given us. Not only do we endorse Simas & Associates, Ltd. we feel there is no other option for legal counsel. When you have the best, you don't need to look any further."
Posted on Sep 13, 2017
"Simas & Associates, Ltd. provided the best legal counsel and support our business could have asked for. The result was highly positive and I would not hesitate to have them represent us again. Justin D. Hein, in particular, was timely, professional, diligent, and made the daunting case more manageable."
Posted on Sep 13, 2017
Smith Dollar PC
Apr 2018 - Present
Represents and counsel employers on employment issues.
Simas & Associates, Ltd.
May 2011 - Present
Oversees the daily operations of the firm as a going concern, which includes oversight of Marketing, Human Resources, Client Intake, Client Service, as well as the firm’s fee agreement, billing, and filing practices. Mr. Hein serves as the supervisor and trainer for all of the legal staff and the joint supervisor of the Firm Administrator. Mr. Hein also serves as the General Counsel for the firm.