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  • 3 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carol S.
Verified review

My first phone call with Attorney Given, I was so nervous and afraid. He was so kind, and spent time explaining the process. He answered all my questions. Returned my phone calls right away and even though I was so embarrassed with my situation, he made me feel calm. Attorney Given is so professional and treated me with respect. I would recommend his services to anyone. Even though my case is complete, he welcomed me to call him in the future if I had any questions or needed any help. I have had sleezy attorneys in the past. But, Attorney Given is the BEST!!!

Clavel Law, APLC
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
John B.
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Used him for a consultation. Ended up not needing his services but would use him in the future if my situation warranted legal services

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.

Law Offices of Andrew Flores
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney W.
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I was researching lawyers for my boyfriend and came across Andrew. I called him and we talked briefly about the situation. My boyfriend and I then met with Andrew went over things and hired him immediately after that. My first impression of Andrew was not like other lawyers we had contacted, he is down to earth cares about the situation and the person he is representing. We hired Andrew late in the legal process and he has had a short time getting to know my boyfriend and looking over his case, but he has worked hard and is doing everything he can to help us. Andrew also gave us a great rate knowing our financial situation. I highly recommend Andrew Flores to anyone needed legal help. He has treated us as friends and helped us with everything in the legal process. Andrew is a very helpful and great lawyer. Thank you Andrew!

  • 4 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Aldin N.
Verified review

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.

  • 9 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Bryan D.
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Ashby's representation was great. Prosecution was not willing to deal on a overly aggressive original charge for four felonies. Ashby's don't take no for answer attitude lead us to the case being brought down to ONE misdemeanor, a fair fine, and community service. He was always available to answer any questions I had. He never fed me any false information and was always a straight shooter and always kept my needs as a top priority. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone requiring representation for any case!

  • 36 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer J.
Verified review

Michael berg is truly the best. There honestly is no one like him. My husband was looking at 6 years and Michael is so amazing he did what other lawyers couldn't he got him no jail time and now my husband is back home with his family if it wasn't for Michael he would be in prison for six years don't waste your time with other lawyers if you want results the only way your going to get them is with Michael berg we love him and are forever thankful to him for what he's done for our family.

  • 12 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Rose N.
Verified review

If you want a great outstanding lawyer..look no further! Parwana is the Best! She believed in me and helped me with a high profile case.

Gold Coast Law Offices
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah A.
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In February of 2015 I separated from my fiance of 4 years. At the time we had a 2.5 year old daughter together and I was concerned about custody of her. I had never been through something like this before and was searching the internet for answers and help. I spoke to four attorneys before I found Mr. Zyrd and as soon as I met with him I knew, within minutes, that I wanted him to represent me and my case. Child custody lawsuits are one of the most difficult. They are filled with emotion, disappointment, hurt, betrayal, and uncertainty. I felt all these emotions throughout the entire case, but anytime I needed help I felt comfortable calling John and he would talk me through it and offer support, both mentally and legally. I wouldn't say I was a "needy" client, but I was very concerned about getting what I wanted and filled with anxiety and stress the entire time and expressed this on many occasions; John never made me feel like I was a bother or a burden. He was extremely knowledgable about the court system and how my case would go. He made sure I understood the forms I was signing and prepared me for any possibilities that may arise throughout the course of the case. It was a tough battle, and John went to war for me and my daughter. Our case was especially difficult because I was requesting a move away back home to my family. John assured me that he would work his hardest to get me what I wanted and essentially what was best for my child. He did just that. As a single mother, trying to do what is in the best interest of my child, the entire process was nerve wracking and I never doubted John's abilities in the slightest. I would absolutely, 100%, recommend his services to anyone, friend or stranger. If you are struggling with the legal system for your custody, divorce, or any other legal suit please give him a call. His fee is very reasonable, his knowledge of the legal system, and his determination to please his clients is top notch.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Veronica G.
Verified review

Joan is very caring, easy to talk amd very knowledgeable. Overall very nice person to meet and have as a lawyer!

  • 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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Katie H.
Verified review

I got in a pretty bad car accident in July of 2015. I was rear ended so bad that my car was labeled as a total loss. I looked around for a good attorney for a few weeks. After reading reviews, and talking to friends, the name Chris Mova with Mova Law Group came up the most. So, I decided to call him to see if I wanted to hire him. Chris personally talked to me on the phone, explained what my options were and asked me if I wished to meet him face-to-face at his office. I met him at his office a few days later and I decided to hire him. He was a wonderful communicator, sincere, and genuinely interested my recovery and well-being. Whenever I called him, he was either immediately available, or he called me back within a few hours. He and his staff took care of everything promptly and professionally. I waited for him to tell me what to do, and when to do it. He usually called me every few weeks to give me an update on my file and to find out how I was doing, which I really appreciated because the last lawyer I hired went MIA after I hired him. Chris fought hard with the insurance company, they weren't being reasonable in the beginning. It wasn't until he showed them a copy of the lawsuit he planned on filing that they finally decided to pay for my injury. He is as aggressive of a lawyer as I have seen (based on his letters to the insurance company), but yet so friendly and nice with me. This is completely irrelevant, but I found out that Chris is HUGE animal lover. He rescued two dogs and fosters dogs that are abused or about to get euthanized by the kill shelter. I think this speaks volumes to his character. If you decide to hire Mova Law Group because you got injured, consider yourself fortunate to have Chris Mova in your corner. A real upstanding guy.

  • 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.
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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

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nannette G.
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I was recently burned at a day spa badly on my neck which made my skin peel off about 3 inches long and 2 inches wide. I left that day without getting my facial and was in pain for a couple of weeks. I called the spa to speak to a manager because no one reached out to me regarding the incident. The Manager at the spa offered me their cheapest facial or massage for free which really made me upset. I started looking online to see what type of legal action I could take and spoke to about 5 different lawyers. That's when I met Jared Drucker, he made me feel comfortable and was very knowledgeable of how this would all play out. Every time I called or emailed him, he was always quick to respond. There was a point when I know I was delaying the process, but he never gave up on me. He ended up settling with the day spa and I'm very grateful for all he has done for me. He truly went above and beyond for me. I recommend using Jared 100%. He will take care of you and make sure you always know what to expect from beginning to end. Thanks again Jared.

Robert R.
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As a fellow attorney, I can personally attest to Kim's high quality work product. I've worked alongside Kim on several high profile cases and know she is an excellent attorney.

  • 28 years in business
H. B.
Verified review

I was nervous about getting a lawyer at first but after speaking Mr. Cohen I had a better idea of how the process works and what I needed to do. I hired him and he made sure to keep me informed about what he was doing for me. I feel lucky to have found him. He was also the first one to respond with a quote.

Hale Law Group
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
MARICEL S.
Verified review

I was involved in an automobile accident and consulted Atty. Hale's office for help. I couldn't be more thankful having his team as they were very professional & was so prompt in answering my request for immediate assistance. I was represented in the best way I expected it to be. I'd highly recommend their legal services.

  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Timothy P.
Verified review

Stephen was a pleasure to work with, he did what he said he would do from the beginning. he shows a lot of integrity in his work and was very knowledgeable about the laws in regards to my case. I would recommend him to anyone that needs a good lawyer for bankruptcy.

Darcy Law
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John G.
Verified review

I'm kinda new to needing a lawyer. But so far everything seems perfect , have us realistic options. All were good , waiting on response now , very professional would definitely recomend

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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.
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  • 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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