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  • 3 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
May R.
Verified review

From the initial phone call and in-person consult, John had a very calm, nonjudgmental demeanor. I talked to a few other attorneys prior to deciding to work with John. Bankruptcy is a difficult, embarrassing, and sometimes confusing process. As a single practitioner and small business owner, John gives his clients the personalized attention that I think is needed for bankruptcy. He was readily available via phone, email, and even in-person meetings to explain the process and set expectations, answer any questions, and alleviate our concerns. He even helped with slightly unrelated financial/legal issues (tenant/landlord issues, rental security deposit questions, etc.) Other larger bankruptcy firms seemed to not care so much about the individuals they were serving and often advertised the bigger, well-known attorneys to reel clients in but actually had less experienced attorneys or even paralegals/interns do the majority of work on their cases. Some firms don't even have an attorney attend the bankruptcy hearing with you, which I would imagine to be nerve-wracking for the client. You want to make sure the paperwork is completed and filed correctly, you are well-prepared for your hearing, and that the process runs seamlessly, so you can have a quicker path to a fresh financial start. I would not have felt as confident about the outcome if I were to go through this process alone or have a junior level attorney or intern work on my case. John was great to work with, and I would highly recommend him to anyone considering making such a tough decision. It is a very impactful decision, so while there are bankruptcy attorneys available for a fraction of the cost, I think it is worth the larger investment to have a caring, accessible, and experienced attorney like John on your side to ensure a higher chance of having a positive outcome and seamless process to restarting your financial future. We began the process in December, attended our hearing in January, and received notification of our discharge in March. We are already working to rebuild our credit, which John also provided advice on how to best go about the post-bankruptcy rebuild. Thank you, John!

Clavel Law, APLC
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Teri Z.
Verified review

I highly recommend using Clavel Law. He was professional, knowledgeable, and completed our work in a timely manner. He will treat you like he cares and not like you're just another number. I was impressed at the way he helped us understand what would be best for our family. He is a person of integrity and easy to work with. If you're even thinking about using his services just call and you will see for yourself what it's like to work with an attorney who puts your needs first. Thank you Clavel Law!

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Lifeline Legal, San Diego
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lynn M.
Verified review

We are not done yet, but so far, the experience has been wonderful. The attorneys are extremely knowledgeable and experienced in Bankruptcy Laws. They made it easy for me to come in and their professionalism was very much appreciated. The support staff was friendly and professional, as well. The attorneys are available by phone, at all times and I found that to be incredibly helpful during a minor "moment of worry" on a Saturday night. I would recommend Lifeline Legal to anyone who needs help.

LMB Paralegal Services
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
John B.
Verified review

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.

Bruns, P.C.
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Ernie L.
Verified review

My bankruptcy was going sideways because I filed in CA, but my business was in MN, and I had only lived in San Diego for about a year. Very complicated because of the variables. I needed someone who was knowledgeable and could come into the middle of my case and sort it all out, quickly. I didn't know any local attorneys. I first called about a half dozen firms from the internet, met with one, but they all were cookie cutter outfits, unable to do what I wanted done. They wanted big dollars to start from scratch. I only had five days left before I was to see the Trustee again. I finally got a referral list from Navy Legal (I'm a retired naval officer), I chose Tamara from the list mainly because she was independent and had her own firm, and was not restricted by company policy. Something I learned from searching. I was amazed! We spoke on the phone and I could tell in just a few minutes that she knew exactly what to do. She was brilliant, and knowledgeable on state law from both states as well as what options I had in all areas. She regenerated five different schedules that I needed, with all the supporting data, in just a short time. The Trustee was impressed as my case was laid out in a very logical detailed manner. I'm a very pleased business owner who did my home work, and found a wonderful attorney. I highly recommend Tamara for all you business needs.

  • 9 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Amilcar S.
Verified review

If you're looking for an attorney who will fight for you and never ever give up on you, then, Ashby Sorenson is the man for you. Hire him, and he will show you why he's considered one of the best attorneys in San Diego, CA.

Law Office of Joan Stephens
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Maegan L.
Verified review

Joan was great. She was very professional. She demonstrated that she cared about me personally and that I was not just another paycheck. She answered all of my questions (and I had a lot) honestly and explained everything to me that I didn't fully understand. Communicating with her was easier than ever, through text, phone, or email. She made a horrible situation less stressful. I wish I would of hired her from the beginning, rather than waiting till a week before my 1st court hearing; thinking I could rely on a public defender to get me the best deal on a second DUI charge. My advice to anyone that finds themselves in my shoes..Take advantage of the free consultation that attorneys provide, and have professionals like Joan take care of your case. In the end it will be worth every penny (Joan is affordable) and your own mental health if you do. Thank you Joan for taking on my case and getting the best possible deal for me.

The Larkin Law Firm
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Derek G.
Verified review

Jeff Larkin is as good as it gets. Dealing with attorneys can be scary as you may not know if they have your best interest at heart. When you hire Jeff, you can be assured of this. He is caring, diligent, organized, understanding and kind. I could not have made a better decision with regard to choosing an attorney this time around. When selecting Jeff, we met in person, then I read his reviews, I almost went with one of those attorneys on TV in the morning, after realizing what a mistake that would have been I moved forward with Jeff. I can't say enough about his professionalism, so I'll stop and just continue to recommend him to those in need. Thank you Jeff, its been worth every penny!

REJALI LAW FIRM, APC.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gavin N.
Verified review

Omid is one of the most knowledgeable and hardworking attorneys in San Diego. His services are pretty affordable too, which helps a ton when you can't afford a lawyer who will probably drag out your case to get paid more. I had a legal matter to deal with and I spoke to several attorneys before I finally came to Omid. He was the only one that kept it real with me. Most attorneys will tell you what you want to hear, but this man tells you what you need to hear. Effective lawyer with effective results. Highly recommended if you need legal advice/representation.

  • 41 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany W.
Verified review

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.

Nasseri Legal
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lorenzo D.
Verified review

My husband and I hired Mr Saman as our immigration attorney to assist us during our immigration journey in the United States, as I am from Italy, and my husband is an American citizen. Not only was Saman available at all times, and answered all the numerous questions we had, he also helped us consider a multitude of options for my husband and I to be together in order to avoid long-distance relationships. What made Saman impeccable at his work was the fact that he could really relate to each and all concerns we had; he was extremely familiar with visa procedures and green card applications, and his positive attitude helped us become acquainted with immigration law, which was a world unknown to us. During my green card application process, he explained every step of the way in such simple words that it was hard not to do things properly. Saman was extremely reliable, precise, and very pleasant to deal with. My green card application was such an easy process, especially considering what I had heard about it until then. I (along with my husband) am so grateful that Saman has been part of our journey, and even now that I have been a permanent resident for a year, we are still in contact, and he is always so prompt to offer help, and provide answers. We have no hesitation in recommending his legal services. He is excellent, passionate about what he does, and most importantly he wears his heart on his sleeves, which undoubtedly is a quality that we truly appreciate. Thanks so very much Saman.

Yahyai Law Offices
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nikki S.
Verified review

I came to Arash in my time of need and he stepped up for me because he truly cared. There are a lot of options when it comes to choosing an attorney and it can be scary putting your trust into a strangers hands but believe me, Arash is a caring person who truly wants to help. He's extremely knowledgeable and will go the extra mile to make sure everything is taken care of and his clients can sleep at night, worry free! Arash is not your typical lawyer, he's not out to make a quick buck and he will not give up on you. When I was working with Arash there were a lot of instances where I had to make some big decisions, he was extremely patient with me and offered his advice only when asked. He was always very professional and respectful. I highly recommend Arash Yahyai, ESQ!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle R.
Verified review

Never did I think I would be in the situation where I needed to hire an attorney after being in a car accident. Unfortunately this past February I was hit by a drunk driver and had serious injuries to my shoulder and leg. My family contacted Chris and went through the whole consultation process within an hour. Thank you so much for everything you and your staff have done for me. I love the weekly case updates your office would give me until my case was settled. Great people, great work.

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas W.
Verified review

My case is not finished yet, however received excellent service from Troy Holan to date. He is a highly experienced DUI attorney, and I can certainly recommend his services.

Gerstenzang Law
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Robert K.
Verified review

I cannot say enough good things about jennifer. While I wasnt able to hire Jennifer for my case (this was not based on her credentials or how she handled the consultation but solely due to circumstances beyond my control) if I were to ever need legal help again without a doubt I would call Jennifer. Out of the many attorneys who responded to my request on this and other sites she went above and beyond what was expected of her during the consultation. Even from her initial message I could tell that she is one of the attorneys who could really help me and that I wasn't just another paycheck coming her way. After an initial conversation she asked to meet in person to go through the details of my case more in depth. I wasnt ableto meet in person and she was flexible and agreed to a phone conversation at 8 pm which cut into dinner time with her family. When we went into deeper conversation I could tell that she was already heavily invested in my case and despite not knowing her i felt immediately at ease and calmer about my situation. She asked great questions and gave me notes on things I should do that could help my defense as well as explaining the entire process from arraignment to trial and after having spent well over an hour with her on the phone she had built a great defense for me. She never once stopped the conversation to say that to go further I would have to hire her nor did she express any displeasure at what time it was or how many questions I had. She even gave me advice on the things i should look out for when hiring an attorney. Kind, compassionate, incredibly smart, understanding, you can tell she really cares about her clients well being and without a doubt she will stand up for you and fight to get you the best results possible. Even after I told her I had to go with a different attorney she continued to talk to me about strategy and I'm able to breathe a sigh of relief bc she confirmed that the current defense strategy was absolutely the best way forward. She continues to go above the call duty and said she'd like to know how things turn out for me. This is an attorney who cares and one you could trust your life with. Thank you Jennifer for all the help and advice you've given me! I truly appreciate everything you've done and all the advice.

The Murphey Partners
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Beatrice K.
Verified review

I found Evan and The Murphey team on Thumbtack, they sounded very professional so I decided to use them as my personal injury attorneys. I couldn't have asked for a better team and outcome to my case. If you're hesitating just know that they have a large team with specialities in all aspects of law. They're experienced and they'll fight for you!

Charity Anderson Law
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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.

CW Exclusive Signings,LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany S.
Verified review

Chelsea was a great choice! She was patient, professional and affordable. I will definitely use again.

Notary Gals Mobile Notary
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lucette M.
Verified review

Jean was very helpful - she made sure I need a notary for my uncle's power of attorney before agreeing to notarize it. She was flexible in setting an appointment and very efficient in getting it done. She was also pleasant to work with.

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Marie S.
Verified review

Great communication and Chris worked his magic to make sure I got the best defense. My career could have been over but he came through for me and for that I am forever grateful. He is the ONLY attorney I will recommend.

Fyfe Law Firm
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Karen F.
Verified review

Attorney Fyfe assisted me in a Prenuptial Marital Agreement as well as my Estate Plan (which included a Revocable Living Trust, Power of Attorney, and Advance Health Care Directive). I didn't know exactly what I needed, but had a general idea that I wanted to protect my hard-earned assets and prevent my family from having to go to probate court upon my passing (as I have had to go through probate court after a loved one passed to finalize their estate and it was a lengthy, stressful, and expensive experience). Attorney Fyfe gave me all the options and did not pressure me in any way. Ultimately I decided to get a full estate plan and prenup (as I've also been through a divorce and know what a nightmare that can be). And if I ever have to go through another divorce (fingers crossed that doesn't happen), Attorney Fyfe will be my go to divorce lawyer! Attorney Fyfe was super detail oriented and made me feel well cared for. Her prices were very reasonable which I appreciated. Her professionalism and advice made for an overall pleasant experience.

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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 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 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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