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Law Office of Irina Ribeiro
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
Niranjan S.
Verified review

I had set up a consultation with Irina regarding an adjustment of status (AoS) application. Irina's in-depth understanding of the process was super helpful in clarifying several questions I had, and her advise on travel while an application is pending was very timely. At no point during the consultation did I ever feel rushed. I have worked with over 6 different law firms at this point, and Irina has been the best. She is now my go-to person for any immigration related questions.

Ariel Rief, Esq.
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Marvin R.
Verified review

Was understanding. Knew the law and didn't bs me. Willing to work with me. Helped me and my family out. Thanks Ari

Law Office of Peter Duong
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Janet L.
Verified review

Our company hired Peter Duong for a complicated immigration visa case after interviewing him as well as other immigration attorneys. We were impressed by Peter's thorough understanding of the law as well as his determination to find ways to argue our case successfully even as other attorneys found our case futile. Peter seemed genuinely concerned about our case. He was very organized throughout and quick to respond to our emails and calls. We would love to have Peter on board for any future cases.

  • 26 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher L.
Verified review

I was extremely happy with the work that Aaron Bortel did for me. His knowledge in the field of DUI law and DMV administrative actions is unsurpassed. Aaron is attentive to his clients and extremely responsive when questions need to be addressed. Whenever I had a question or concern about my case, Aaron would return my calls almost immediately. Getting arrested for a DUI and worrying how that would affect my future caused extreme emotional stress for me, Aaron empathized with that and guided me calmly through the criminal and DMV process that lead to a successful outcome. I was amazed how Aaron knew the Judge, prosecutor, and DMV Hearing Officer in my case. His past dealings with all these people clearly helped get results that were much better than I could have ever imagined. I would highly recommend Aaron Bortel to anyone who needed help with a DUI legal matter.

  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Michael C.
Verified review

My Son and I have a current civil lawsuit/litigation ongoing in Yuma AZ with a scrupulous con artist. Joseph LaCome has joined us in aiding in the pursuit of legal action against this person. Joseph has aided us in a pro se action against the defendant. Without Joseph We would of not gotten as far as we have. His knowledge of corporate and business law to include mining is impeccable! Joe LaCome has given us the confidence to move forward. We have the utmost confidence in his abilities to see it through to the end with a positive outcome. There have not been many if any lawyers I trusted or liked but Joseph LaCome is the exception! We are glad to have him as our attorney and look forward to a very positive and optimistic outcome thanks to his never ending commitment to getting the job done and with his help a nice well deserved financial outcome.

  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine T.
Verified review

Provided prompt and excellent services. Set the appointment the next day and we met for over an hour. No extra charge though we went well over an hour, Was patient in explaining the law and setting a good strategy. Very worth it and highly recommend for any family law issue. Very approachable and easy to talk with too.

  • 28 years in business
W. G.
Verified review

I would definitely recommend this law firm to anyone who's looking for a personal injury lawyer who is easy to work with and who really cares about their clients.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff B.
Verified review

Ms. Polk assisted me with my divorce case. I cannot recommend her enough. I was impressed with Ms. Polk's courtroom skills and her ability to hold her own against a much more experienced, aggressive attorney. Her fees were reasonable and her office manager was very good about keeping me updated regarding my bill and how much I had on retainer. Hopefully, I never have to go through this experience again but if I do, I will not hesitate to retain Ms. Polk and her staff.

  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Michael H.
Verified review

Mr Larson Helped me with a very difficult legal situation I was in. His expertise was excellent and he knew how to maneuver around the legal system. He is a Stan up Lawyer. He also does not nickel and dime you to death on his fees. Many Lawyers charge for every conversation and text and email. John Did not. He was thorough, professional and kept me on course. John is Busy but he stayed on top of my case. I recommend John Highly.

  • 28 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Loren F.
Verified review

Very good experience dealing with everyone at the law firm. No complaints.

Law Office of Arkady Itkin
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Detail oriented, vast knowledge about employment law, professional and he cares about his clients.

  • 28 years in business
Sandra A.
Verified review

This law firm was fantastic to work with. They went the extra mile to get me and my husband the money we needed to cover all of our bills from the car accident.

Semansky Law Firm
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kris C.
Verified review

Michael Semansky guided me through a very difficult situation. I believe that his expertise was perfectly suited to my case. His approach is thorough, attentive, personal, and very experienced. I highly recommend his legal services.

  • 25 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Shakur A.
Verified review

If there were 1/2 stars I would have given a 4.5. Tim is deceptively good! He is proactive and leverages his people and negotiating skills for favorable results. If you are looking for results oriented counsel he is solid. His delivery and interaction is quirky but he drives to resolution.

Claudia Y.
Verified review

rerna Lal is very professional. She answers all questions clearly and is available to the client. One of the Best Immigration Attorneys in the Country. Prerna Lal is very professional. She answers all questions clearly and is available to the client. One of the Best Immigration Attorneys in the Country.

  • 28 years in business
Ted B.
Verified review

This law firm happens to be in the building next to where I work. Someone had dropped off leaflets for their firm at my office and I always kept their card in my Rolodex never knowing if I'd need it. I finally did need a personal injury lawyer and I called them. I'm so glad I did because they put me at ease and were able to take care of nearly everything related to my car accident. Really nice lawyers.

Law Office of Sean Musgrove
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Seth D.
Verified review

I found this law office on Thumtack T the beginning of the year. Sean is great to work with, being very knowledgeable and professional. My divorce has been ongoing for 8 years now, with a very negative experience with my first attorney. Sean has been very attentive and beyond fair, seeing to it our interests come first and are protected. Thank you to Sean and his very professional team!

  • 23 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ferron-Keith A.
Verified review

Curtious reception and easy conversation with attorney. His knowledge of my type of issues and previous experience in this field added to my confidence in this law firms ability to represent my case going forward.

Vaksman Khalfin, PC
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel H.
Verified review

Vaksman Law Offices provided exceptional service in all regards. They answered all my questions quickly and thoroughly, and the entire process was easy, seamless and stress free. The level of knowledge the firm brought to the table was impressive and helped me strategically think through the problem at hand. Dealing with attorneys can typically be a frustrating situation, but Vaksman Law humanized the process and made me feel good about my final decisions while speaking to me in terms I can understand. I could not recommend their services more!!

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alonzo B.
Verified review

Great, painless upfront, very professional

Charity Anderson Law
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
Michael L.
Verified review

Charity is an excellent and experienced attorney, a zealous advocate, and perhaps best of all, she genuinely cares about her clients and cases. I highly recommend using Charity.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does an immigration attorney do?

Immigration lawyers help their clients through all phases of the immigration process. Experts on immigration law, they are legally qualified to represent U.S. citizens, permanent residents or undocumented immigrants. Immigration lawyers also provide assistance to visitors here on student, work or travel visas, and can represent clients who may have an expired visa or who have overstayed their visa.

You can hire an immigration lawyer to assist you with petitioning for renewing a permanent resident or green card, navigating the naturalization process, submitting an employee-based petition for a work visa, filing a petition for a family member, or representing you or a loved one who is facing detention or deportation, as well as replacing, extending or changing a current visa, green card or work permit. The immigration process is highly complex, with multiple hearings, paperwork and requirements. Hiring a legal expert to represent you can help you make your best effort in the process. When researching immigration lawyers, it is very important to verify their qualifications and find a reputable attorney. Read reviews and verify that the immigration lawyer is licensed by your state before paying any fees.

How do you find a good real estate lawyer?

If buying or selling property feels overwhelming and the thought of finding a good real estate lawyer seems daunting, you’re in luck. There are some simple steps to follow for finding a trustworthy, affordable real estate lawyer to help with your property and legal needs.

  • Determine what kind of real estate lawyer you need. Many states require a real estate attorney to handle sale closing documents. For more complex matters such as a real estate deal gone awry or foreclosure, you’ll want to find an attorney who has successfully handled cases like yours.  
  • Look for online reviews of real estate lawyers in your area. Verify that they have proven experience closing or winning cases like yours and that they are in good standing with the state bar association.
  • Choose two or three lawyers to interview. Many offer a free consultation to learn about your case and provide information about rates. For standard real estate closing services, in-depth interviewing might not be necessary.
  • Ask about their rates and whether they charge by the hour or provide services for a flat fee. Ask whether a retainer is required, and what the total bill should be for a case like yours.
  • Ask for a write-up of the services that will be covered by the projected costs.
  • Make sure you like the real estate agent and they treat you with respect. Confirm whether they or another person will be working on your case and make sure you’re comfortable with all members of their team.
  • Pay the retainer and hire your lawyer.  

What is a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer fights on your behalf if you’ve been injured physically, psychologically, economically or in reputation. This injury may be the result of neglect or malicious intent of another person, or it could be at the hands of a business, government or other entity. Personal injury lawyers specialize in tort law, which is the law of civil wrongs like car accidents, company wrongdoing, unlawful imprisonment and more.

To become qualified to be a personal injury lawyer in the United States, a person must earn a bachelor’s degree, followed by a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from a law school. Most states then require the person to pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. Unlike many attorneys who require a retainer, personal injury lawyers often work on contingency fees. This means that in lieu of payment upfront, they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the settlement in case of a win.

What does a real estate lawyer do?

A real estate lawyer represents their client’s best interest in all matters related to the sale, purchase and ownership of real estate. They are experts in real estate law. In states that require a real estate lawyer to close home sales, the lawyer must review and finalize all documents before the deal can be legally completed. Real estate lawyers also help clients legally protect their rights when entering, exiting or renegotiating a real estate deal. You can hire a real estate lawyer as an individual or as a business. A real estate lawyer can help with negotiation, addressing mortgage fraud, managing foreclosures and bankruptcy, transfers of titles and deeds, property ownership disputes, zoning issues, creating a co-ownership contract for joint purchase of a property, and much more. Real estate lawyers can also protect you from issues that result when a known problem was not properly disclosed by the previous owner. Overall, real estate lawyers are an added cost when it comes to buying and selling property, but they also ensure your best interests are met, and that you and the people you are doing business with comply with the law.

What should you look for in a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer will advocate for your legal rights if you’ve been hurt in an accident at work or in daily life, have suffered from medical malpractice, or are struggling to have your insurance carrier cover your needs. It may be helpful to talk with two or three lawyers before selecting one. When looking for a personal injury lawyer, research their reviews and make sure former clients have had good experiences with them. Next, make sure the personal injury lawyer has experience and proven success winning cases similar to yours. Confirm that the lawyer is licensed to provide services in your state. When you find a qualified personal injury lawyer with whom you want to work, freely discuss payment and fees before any work begins. Most lawyers offer a free consultation to learn what your case is about and explain their rates. Personal injury attorneys typically receive a percentage of your settlement (called a contingency fee), so they are paid after the trial or case is complete. Keep in mind that some attorneys have fees that you must pay even if you don’t win your trial. It’s important to understand these details before work begins so you don’t have any unhappy surprises later. Lastly, it’s wise to choose a personal injury lawyer that you have confidence in and with whom you can communicate openly and honestly.

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