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Law Office of Irina Ribeiro
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
Lucie W.
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Irina is professional, trustworthy and responsible. I would recommend her to anyone who has difficulties in business and immigration area. Irina handled my H1B case easily. It was a bit pricy ($3k flat fee + 1k for short time for preparation) - but very well done. Thanks, Irina!

Ariel Rief, Esq.
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph W.
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Ari Rief is one of the very BEST young Defense lawyers in the San Francisco Bay Area!!!! He is Knowledgeble, Articulate, Witty, and 100% Committed to each one of his clients. He will do whatever research is needed and spend as much time as needed to get his clients the very best judgement possible!! You will be overly pleased with this Defense Attorneys expertise!!!

Law Office of Peter Duong
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Go S.
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last year I was eligible to apply for the green card through marriage. I consulted a few lawyers and their opinions varied on the success of my case. Peter was the one that gives me a very positive answers that my case is doable. I obtained my green card within 5-6 months without any issues; I credited to Peter as a brilliant immigration lawyer it is due to his extensive knowledge in immigration that made the entire experience stress free. I have no hesitation to recommending Peter to represent for you as a immigration lawyer. VCS

  • 26 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan B.
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“I have never been involved in any type of legal matters or ever had a lawyer before for that matter so I don’t have much to compare Aaron to; however, I will say that Aaron was a lifesaver in a huge time of need. I contacted Aaron after doing research and finding out my license was suspended at the time of me being charged while driving under the Influence. I looked online and found out jail time may be required for this offense depending on the ruling so as you can imagine I was very hectic and stressed out. I called a handful of lawyers and made my decision on how sounded the most authentic as that would give me the best gut feeling, and I felt very confident by picking Aaron based on the fact he was the only one that told me to check other options and decide what was best for me. Long story short, Aaron was extremely responsive the whole duration of the process. He was very knowledgeable and provided me with all the options. Most importantly to me he was very reassuring and I always felt like I had a great resource on my side. He was able to get my charges reduced to a Wet and Reckless based on his expertise and great reputation. I would recommend Aaron to anyone without a flinch of the eye!”

  • 28 years in business
Ray H.
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The lawyers and entire team were amazing. They settled my case in record time for an amount that paid all my bills and left me with something in my pocket for a rainy day. Excellent experience.

  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Bireswar L.
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He gave me the best deal of all the lawyers that I got in touch for help with my EB1 filing. Without his push and help along the way, I wouldn't have gotten my green card.

  • 28 years in business
Scott S.
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The lawyers made the difficult loss of my mother easier. We wanted to seek justice but we also wanted the time to grieve and reflect. Mr. Cohen made all of those things possible with very little time or effort from me and my brothers. We could not be more pleased with the outcome and are proud to have fought for justice for my mom.

Basic Document Services
4.3
from 7 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Diane D.
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David got the job done at a very reasonable price. I wish I had started with him earlier since getting through the court system is not so easy and using a lawyer for an uncontested divorce is not necessary.

  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Michael G.
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I have worked with a lot of lawyers over the years and I feel very lucky to have finally found a law office, that has very reasonable fees, and great service. Thank you Elizabeth L. Martin .

  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Michael H.
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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
James B.
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Personal injury lawyers get a bad rap, but these ones are definitely an exception to the bad stereotypes I'd always heard about. They fought really hard against the insurance company and kept going back over and over again until I got the money that the insurance company should have paid me in the first place.

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

Michael was the best lawyer I could have. He was personable, knowledgeable, and supportive. You can't ask for more!

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

I received advice from Arkady on various employment and HR issues. He is a knowledgeable employment attorney who had the answers to my questions and offered the best legal and practical solutions. Arkady answers his e-mails in a very timely manner, which, in my field of work, is critical. He is a competent, thoughtful and talented lawyer who has been invaluable to the growth of our startup.

  • 28 years in business
Tara C.
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I've used Thumbtack to find a plumber, an electrician, but never a personal injury lawyer. Turns out, Thumbtack works for legal matters too. I got a wide range of lawyers to choose from and chose this firm because they best met my needs.

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

  • 28 years in business
Ted B.
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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.

  • 41 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Anna F.
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I highly recommend Dennis Lempert. He was very very responsive. He talk to me straight forward and help me with what my case is. I felt so comfortable while I was talking to him. I felt like a father talking to a daughter. He straight forward tell me what to do and make me feel so comfortable. So if you need someone to represent you on any criminal case he's the wright one. I'm positive he will be on your side all way. He will never let you fail. He have a lot of experiences and he will listen to you and contact you keep you update on everything. Thankyou again Mr Lempert and God bless you with your good work and your family.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alonzo B.
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Great, painless upfront, very professional

Santa clara Law Group

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    About

    Being charged with a crime, any crime, is serious. I am an experienced trial lawyer specializing in criminal defense. I have won dozens of jury trials. It’s important to have an attorney that is willing and able to go to trial. If the District Attorney does not think you are serious about fighting your case you are not going to get the best deal. If a plea is in your best interest there are often alternatives to jail and prison. My office is located in downtown San Jose. If you are charged with a crime and you want to know what you are facing and what you can do to fight your case, please call me and schedule a free consultation. I am experienced in all types of criminal charges, including: Domestic Violence Vandalism Assault and Battery Petty and Grand Theft Burglary Prostitution and Solicitation Driving under the Influence Felony DUI DUI homicide Drug possession and Sales Failure to Register 3-Strikes Romero Motions

    About

    If you have been injured by a negligent party in San Jose, contact the skilled attorneys at The Law Office of Freeman & Freeman today.

    About

    Our attorneys have been getting results for people in the San Francisco area and throughout California for more than 30 years. Along the way, we have developed a reputation within the legal community for achieving the best possible result in all types of injury cases, including the most serious ones. Lead attorney Sanford M. Cipinko has won multimillion-dollar verdicts and has been listed among Northern California Super Lawyers for five years running. Mr. Cipinko is joined by a talented group of lawyers and support staff dedicated to achieving justice for our clients through strong legal advocacy. Our entire team is highly skilled at delivering strong advocacy and providing personal attention. We want you to be satisfied with the outcome of your case and will do everything we can within the bounds of the law to make that happen.

    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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