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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
Garri M.
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Not that long ago I had a rough experience with the campus police department. Due to the fact that I was late to one of my classes I irrationally decided to use a disabled placard. After I returned to my car a police officer was waiting for me. The ticket which he issued stated that it was a misdemeanor. I was devastated and did not know what to do. A few weeks later when I decided to request some quotes from criminal defense attorneys. Unlike the rest Christopher did not mention a very high price and offered to arrange a meeting on Saturday. It was important for me to find an experienced attorney, because at that time I was in the process of acquiring my citizenship. As a result of his diligent and outstanding job, on the day of my interview there was nothing in the Court system regarding my ticket. Hence, the officer conducting the interview did not bother including this ticket to the application, because she read a letter explaining the issue (which could potentially have an impact on my case, possibly denying it). I am very glad that my family hired Chris. He is always polite, professional, and patient. I will definitely refer everyone who needs criminal defense. If you want the best service, do not waste your time looking for it elsewhere. Thank you again Chris and best wishes.

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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
Aaron L.
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I went into the courthouse in the lowest mental state I have ever experienced, and I came out like the weight of the world was lifted from my shoulders. His knowledge and experience in family law, combined with his friendly personality made everyone involved in the case, including the other party's attorney, so much more calm and compliant. When explaining information that was difficult for me to understand, he never made me feel inferior or rushed. I have worked with many other attorneys, but I will only recommend Scott.

  • 18 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
Christine A.
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Sharon Ghatan is fantastic!!! My daughter had a serious DUI case and 3 misdemeanors. She was looking a serious charges. She worked her magic with the DA and dropped two charges,got her classes and a probation, she also can get her probation terminated early and her record expunged in only a year. Sharon treated my daughter as her own, Her staff, Manuel, was a pleasure to deal with always helpful and professional. I really enjoyed working with them and they really care about their clients. Sharon was worth every penny and her fee was very reasonable compared to other attorneys we consulted with before her and she was the most caring and explained everything is why we chose her. I am very grateful to her for all she did for my daughter and if I ever need an attorney again I know she is the best.

  • 34 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Luis E.
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I met with Miguel and the attorney at San Fernando Court where we spent the whole morning on an Ex parte on parental kidnapping by the mother (Mexico) and seeking paternity for me the father because the Birth Certificate was incomplete. I must say that they both are dedicated to helping their clients, they are affordable and with lots of experience. I highly recommend Miguel and the attorney. They will stick with you until the end."

McCready Law Group
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Mike J.
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I have worked in and around law offices for most of my life. I know a lot of attorneys and how they operate. So when the time came that I needed to hire a lawyer, I knew exactly what to look for and what to avoid. I can tell right away that Mr. McCready was experienced and professional. I spoke with him in depth before hiring him. I observed him and really listened to his approach and ideas. After speaking with several other attorneys, I came to the conclusion that Zach McCready was the right choice for me. I absolutely made the right decision. He was excellent and followed through on everything. His knowledge of the legal system is impressive to say the least. If you want the best, I suggest you go with McCready.

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Douglas Law Practice
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rev Theon M.
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As my attorney I am extremely pleased with Suzette Douglas’s professionalism and attention to detail. Her promptness in following up and the vast legal knowledge in her field of expertise are amazing.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gary M.
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I feel really so lucky to have picked Gregory as my attorney, he was absolutely perfect ! 10+ If your in a bankruptcy situation of any kind, stop looking and wasting your research time as you will find no better than this attorney ever.

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  • 22 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael C.
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Bradley is one of the best attorneys I know. He is an expert in his field and has successfully helped me on numerous occasions. If you want an honest, hard working attorney who gets the job done - he is your man. 5 stars all the way across the board!!!

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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
LINDA L.
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06/28/2018 MY BANKRUPTCY EXPERIENCE WITH ATTORNEY PAUL C. NGUYEN, WAS VERY PLEASANT, MR. NGUYEN IS A VERY HONEST, TRUSTWORTHY, PERSON, I FELT VERY COMFORTABLE WITH HIS PROFESSIONAL WORK. MR. NGUYEN GUIDED ME FROM BEGINNING TO THE END BEING SO VERY REASSURING EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. I WISH TO CONGRATULATE AND THANK HIM FOR HIS KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE, I ALSO WITHOUT A DOUBT HIGHLY RECOMMEND ATTORNEY: PAUL C. NGUYEN THANK YOU, LINDA LOPEZ CHAPTER 7

  • 7 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Luis N.
Verified review

On point, Very professional and the best part of all she will meet with you near you. She isn't like 90% of these lawyers who charge you a consultation to find out you don't want their services. Shes really nice and easy to talk and get a hold of.

  • 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.

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Compass Law Group, PC
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aman S.
Verified review

Men of quality and integrity. They cared about the most minute details that others would skip past. They really took the time to listen. They spoke and stood by their words till the very end. You can tell that they care about you and that it’s not just about the money. I was involved in a car accident where I was rear ended so hard that my head slammed into the steering wheel and my back was killing me. Simon and Joseph took the time to help me find the best medical care for my needs. The insurance company made pathetic settlement offers and these guys took them to court and put them in their place. Safe to say that the results were impeccable. Highly recommended! If I could give them 10 stars, I would! Compass Law Group has the Best Personal Injury Attorneys in town!!!

Benari & Nguyen, LLP
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Marti G.
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I consulted with Chris on my case and although I went with another attorney, Chris was very responsive and professional when we spoke on the phone. He listened to my concerns and followed up after our initial consultation. I called dozens of law firms all pushing for bankruptcy, which was not the way I wanted to go with my case. Chris was one of only two attorneys I spoke with who offered to look at the paperwork and review my options. I'm glad there are still good attorneys out there willing to fight for consumers. Thank you, Chris!

  • 16 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Yvonne R.
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We needed help with our rear end accident and reached out for a PI attorney. Frank is a great attorney and helped us out and got us a real good settlement. I recommend this law firm.

Omega Law Group, PC
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Laleh M.
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They are an amazing team of attorneys that put me at ease. They are great at what they do!!!

  • 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
Mickey J.
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I can't say enough good about Jessica Lesowitz. Of all the attorney jokes you have heard, Jessica is the direct opposite. She was referred to me after 16 years into my divorce from a man that has more money than God and had been fighting me for every crumb the court made him throw my way. It was an emotional and exhausting 16 years. Then I met Jessica for our first meeting. Wow! A real person that practices law! I learned through our experience this past year that she is a brilliant attorney, humble and confident and compassionate. Sincerely! She will surprise you at how tiny she is, but don't let that fool you. She is a fearless powerhouse. She is the David that slayed Goliath. You will not regret hiring her to defend you, male or female. I am thrilled with the advice she gave me and the outcome of my litigation.

  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan R.
Verified review

Lisa is a fantastic attorney. She guided me through the process after being stopped for a dui and was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. She was very easy to get in contact with through the entire process and always kept me informed on my case. In the end she was able to get my charges reduced. I would recommend Lisa to anyone with any kind of legal troubles.

  • 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.

  • 23 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Denise A.
Verified review

Mr. Deller was the first attorney to see on my list. After meeting with him, I knew he was the one I needed to help me with my case. He was honest and straight forward with his fees and he made me feel confident that he was the attorney for me. The staff made me feel welcome and they were all so friendly.

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.

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 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.

How do you find a good immigration lawyer?

Research is key to finding a good immigration lawyer. The immigration process can be overwhelming and complex, so a trustworthy advocate is critical. When you have identified several eligible candidates, verify their immigration law license to protect yourself and your finances. Once you have a set of licensed immigration lawyers in mind, choose one based on these considerations:

  • Mutual respect: You want an immigration lawyer who treats you and your family with kindness and consideration. You’ll do the same for them.
  • Availability: Before hiring, note if they have responded promptly to your emails and calls. You don’t want to hire someone you have to chase around.
  • Proven success: Read former client reviews and research their success rate with cases similar to yours.
  • Transparent rates: Ask directly about what their rates are, how they bill, and what they estimate your legal fees will be. Ask if they will sign a fee agreement, and get receipts for all fees paid.
  • Verify who will handle your case: Sometimes junior lawyers work on firm cases. This is okay, as long as you have discussed it and are comfortable with it. When junior lawyers or paralegals are working on your case, ask if the hourly rate is lower.
  • Be wary of anyone who promises you specific results: No case is certain, and the immigration lawyer should be honest about what you can expect.

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How much does an immigration lawyer cost?

Immigration lawyers are experts in the nuances of the highly complex United States immigration system. They help clients of all backgrounds petition for immigration status and become U.S. citizens, and can represent clients who are facing deportation or detention. Nationally, the cost people pay for immigration lawyers averages $500-$1,010. The services you need will have a huge effect on your costs. For routines cases, such as applying for a travel visa, an immigration lawyer may be able to confidently quote you a set price, while more open-ended cases may be billed at an hourly rate of $200-$500, or more, depending on the reputation and experience of the firm and lawyer. Before hiring an immigration lawyer, ask what their plan for your case is and what expected costs may be. Many immigration lawyers work from retainers, and request a set amount of money upfront from which to work. For example, a lawyer who charges $300 per hour may estimate $4,000 for a standard family-based immigration case, the common process in which a U.S. citizen petitions for permanent residency for their spouse, fiancee or family members.

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