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Aliso Viejo Lawyers

Browse these lawyers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Aliso Viejo.

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The Miller Law Firm
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Adolfo C.
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I thank Chris for all of his help and guidance. My family thanks him as well. He’s a great lawyer and I’ve dealt with a handful not counting public defenders. Every other lawyer I spoke to I can hear and feel that they knew that I was in a s@@ty situation and that they saw me as a s@@ty person just like the courts. I couldn’t tell the difference between these lawyers and the prosecutors. I want to point out that he’s very respectful and very hands on almost with daily updates but that’s not even a sugar coat on how I can express myself about his effective way of working. Thank you for hearing me out and actually giving me a chance to show you what I was about, which is my family. Thank you for the respect that you showed my family and actually giving us hope that things would turn out ok. Great lawyer

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Law Office of Erika Luna
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Richard B.
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My wife and I were in desperate need of a Bankruptcy Attorney fast, due to being in the middle of a lawsuit from our creditors. I knew nothing about Bankruptcy and was very nervous. I talked to 4 different Attorneys, but Erika was by far the most comforting. She walked me and my wife through the process step by step and made sure we were at ease. She was reachable by text/calls/email all the time if i had questions. I like to think she wasn't just doing her job but it felt more like i had a family member that was a Bankruptcy Attorney. After it was all over, it was just like she said it would be, Lawsuit gone, debit gone, stress gone. We got our life back. Erika, i can't thank you enough. Rick Brown.

The Kosner Firm
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Armando R.
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After 3-1/2 years of court and two previous lawyers who seemed to be milking my divorce because of the type of job I have, I found myself searching for a new lawyer as my TRC was coming up soon. I had recently been injured at work and couldn't afford a new lawyer and considered representing myself, pro per. I found Mr.Kosner on a Google search under thumbtack. He responded very quickly with a sense of urgency to find out how he could help me, all the while assuring me that no matter what was going on he could help me out and almost guaranteed me results, even though we live in the real world and I know there's no such thing as a lawyer keeping a promise in a divorce, I felt really comfortable and at ease with him. We met at a coffee shop not far from his office. This consultation was free and he didn't mind staying for 4 hours answering all my questions and listening to all my concerns, needless to say I retained him. Since money was tight for me, Mr.Kosner said we could work the money situation out, even offering a flat rate so I knew what to expect and how much to pay! Two days after I retained him, we met at the court house, checked in with the court, met with opposing counsel and you'll never believe me, which is why I'm writing this review. Mr. Kosner took control of the situation and lead both parties to a settlement which was fair and spared us both time and money if we would have gone to trial. Mr. Kosner did in a courthouse cafeteria in 4-1/2 hours what two previous lawyers of mine couldn't do, what the petitioner's lawyer couldn't do, what I thought was impossible to do and he did it right in front of me with the utmost integrity, understanding, confidence and respect that I feel every client in my shoes deserves at the most difficult and uneasy time of our lives. Mr. Kosner is a professional, in my opinion he's old school, where the customer is always right. He had settled my divorce. It's over. I kept my poker face on in court while we told the judge we reached our agreement and it was finally over. When we left the courthouse and opposing counsel was nowhere to be seen, I thanked Mr. Kosner, I even hugged him because I think I was still in shock! I work in an industry which has around 8000 full time employees, word of mouth recommendations goes a long way here and I'm expecting Mr. Kosner to be very, very busy after I get back to work and share my experience. With respect and gratitude that you absolutely deserve, I thank you Scott, Armando. Armando R. Wilmington, CA

McCready Law Group
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher M.
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Zack is a fellow attorney in OC that I've known for years. He is tough as nails and a no non-sense guy. He is incredibly persistent in pursuing motions and never lets th DA's off the hook. I really admire that. That's what you need in a defense attorney in OC because so many attorneys here are weak and not aggressive. Not Zack. He is thorough, knowledgeable and experienced.

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NHT Law Group, APLC
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Albert N.
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Words can’t describe the level of service i received. I looked at several lawyers, and I’m glad i came across NHT Law Group. Paul was friendly and professional, he made the whole process really simple and easy. Top notch service, great price. Thank you Paul for your great professional services you have provided.

LMB Paralegal Services
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
John B.
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All around great experience. Expensive lawyers will do everything for you and charge you crazy numbers. If you’re prepared to do the work, this is an excellent option instead of a divorce attorney. Lisa’s many years of experience will guide you through the pitfalls of processing your divorce. I ask a lot of questions and can be a demanding client. When Lisa didn’t have an answer, which was rare, she got the information to me expeditiously. I interviewed several people before choosing Lisa. Look no further for your divorce processing needs.

  • 7 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Robert A.
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If you are searching for a bankruptcy lawyer or just considering filing for bankruptcy, you need to call Jennifer Jones. I wasn't sure if I should even consider bankruptcy, but I called Jennifer for a consultation on what it entails. Not only did she answer all of my questions accurately and honestly, but she educated me on other positive aspects of filing that I had not known. After hiring her, every time I had a question or concern, she got back to me within minutes via email, text, or phone call. One of the most efficient and hardworking people I have ever met. She showed that she truly cared about me and my situation, and is extremely knowledgeable about the bankruptcy laws. During your search for bankruptcy lawyers you will find cheaper lawyers, but trust me, it's not worth it. It is totally worth paying just a little extra to hire Jennifer because she takes you by the hand and walks you through the very complex and complicated process of filing for bankruptcy. Thank you so much, Jennifer!

  • 4 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Aldin N.
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I retained Ms. Fazeli after doing a lot of research and communications with other Family Law Attorneys as am going through a complicated divorce. She provided me with a free consultation, and after speaking with her to discuss my case, it was clear that she is very knowledgeable and has a lot of experience. She completely understood my situation, and provided me with an excellent cost effective strategy. I am very happy with my choice in retaining her as my Attorney, and highly recommend her firm to anyone needing a really good Family Law Attorney.

Pondeva & Sohrab, APC
4.3
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Anna J.
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I was referred to the lawyers at Pondeva & Sohrab for my divorce case from a colleague. After it was all said and done I can say they definitely exceeded my expectations - very knowledgable, always available when I needed to talk or set up an appointment. They worked hard till the very end of my case.

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WE LEGAL A.P. C
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Layla G.
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Attorney McAfee is the type of lawyer every client wants, and all other lawyers strive to be like. It is no coincidence that Attorney McAfee has the utmost respect and admiration of clients and treats them as part of the family. She pays attention to detail with every case and strives to provide solutions to all client. Attorney McAfee definitely looks out for the clients best interest in her practices of law. You will be glad you picked up the phone and scheduled a consultation with her. I recommend Emilia to everyone I know- she is the best of the best!

Cullen, Murphy & Naples
3.8
from 12 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Joyce B.
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Thank-you Law Office of Heather Cull for advocating for me through one of the most difficult times in my life. Jillian is by far one of the best lawyers in Riverside and has the support of an excellent law firm behind her. I recommend Jillian and the entire office for representation in any divorce case.

Manshoory Law Group, APC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ray K.
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Mr Manshoory might be the best lawyer I have ever hired to handle my legal case. He is very professional, caring, and responsive. I will be sure to use his services again.

  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Kenneth S.
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This is one of the top law offices I've called to handle a case. My dad was being accused of Murder, I contacted this law office to handle my dad's case, and we got an outstanding result on this case. My dad was found innocent and he is home now. He will spend the holidays with all of my family. I am super thankful to have had attorney Catalina Gracia as our family lawyer. She is extremely talented in the courthouse and she will fight to the end for you. I will never use another attorney again.

  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Caren R.
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Jessica is a very knowledgeable and smart lawyer. She is also very nice and has become my friend. She is one hundred percent professional and she will work for you. I'm so glad I found her. I know that I'm being taken care of and I'm not worried one bit. She has my back.

  • 41 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany W.
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One word quickly comes to mind when I think of Mr. Fuhrman….integrity. He is an honest, hard-working, knowledgable and well-respected man. Going through a divorce is a very painful process and by having the support of him and his staff, I never lost hope. Unlike most attorneys, Bill is quick to return e-mails and phone calls. As busy as this man is, I never felt unimportant. My divorce was ugly and messy but with Bill's direction it was completed in an efficient and timely manner. I have referred more than half a dozen people to Bill in just a two year span and he has never not lived up to or exceeded their expectations. What I came away believing after working with Bill and his associate attorney, Michele Vallat (who is beyond incredible) is justice does prevail.

Mike S.
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I had a wonderful experience with immigration attorney Najmeh Mahmoudjafari. She is excellent and went above and beyond to help me.

  • 27 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jailyn P.
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The staff and lawyers were courteous and professional. I never felt like I was asking a dumb question. They did a great job for me and my family.

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Bhatia Law Firm, PC
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle A.
Verified review

I really enjoyed working with Bhatia Law Firm, PC!! Sunjay is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend his services. He really knows his stuff ! He’s the lawyer you’re hoping to find. I’m very grateful that I found him !!

  • 28 years in business
Luz S.
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My best friend told me about this firm after she'd researched a bunch of lawyers online for me. She basically told me to call them because they were local and they had really good reviews. I am so glad that my friend did the research because it made finding an attorney a lot less stressful. Nadrich and Cohen did a really good job on my case.

  • 28 years in business
E. C.
Verified review

Mr. Cohen helped me from the beginning to the end. This wasn't my first rodeo with personal injury lawyers and he made everything easy and really worked with me to get me a result that I was happy with.

  • 33 years in business
Geoff D.
Verified review

I endorse Mr. Pilato as an exemplary attorney and a true professional. I had the opportunity to work with him on a range of difficult cases, both civil and criminal, and to learn from his expertise. I regard him as thoughtful, experienced, and ethical. In fact, very few other lawyers can deliver such quality results. Having worked with hundreds of other lawyers, Louis is surely one of the best. For all of these reasons and more, you want Louis Pilato with you in court, confident in your selection of such a worthy advocate. Geoff A. Dulebohn, Esq. http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/95928-ca-geoff-dulebohn-1753790.html

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 kind of lawyer does wills?

No one likes talking about death, but it’s better than leaving your children or siblings to sort out your estate. A clearly planned will can make the time of mourning easier for everyone. An estate attorney will develop a legal will, create trusts on your behalf, and ensure the proper execution of your estate after you pass away.  

Family attorneys and estate attorneys, also called probate and wills attorneys, can each prepare wills. The type of lawyer best suited to prepare your will depends on your situation. Most family attorneys provide services to prepare basic wills, including bequeathing property and personal items to family or naming a guardian for minor children. However, estate attorneys specialize in preparing wills in more complex situations. Consider hiring an estate attorney if you:

  • Have a large number of assets, especially those subject to estate taxes
  • Want to create a trust, such as allowing a spouse to live in your home until he or she dies and then leaving it to your children, or set up long-term care for a beneficiary
  • Have an ownership stake in a business
  • Expect someone to contest your will
  • Want to disinherit your spouse
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