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Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 105 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 30 reviews
  • 65 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 27 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 99 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
4.8
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
JeTawn M.
Verified review

First I would like to say Thank you so very much for a superb job done. So I was in a panic looking for a lawyer who I could trust to handle a difficult case. A friend of mine had had some previous trouble and still had time hanging over his head unfortunately my friend ran into some more trouble and ended up back in jail with a flew of charges and his previous situation to deal with again as well. We hired an attorney but all he was interested in was the money. My gut told me to look for another attorney so I searched on line for San Diegos top 10 attorneys and came across Mr. Flores I read his reviews and called him up. He was honest detailed and reassured me that I would never be left wondering what was going on during the case. He was very reasonable with his fees and wasnt there to drain our pockets but to make sure my friend got the best deal out of his difficult situation. Mr. Flores takes time for his clients and is very personable. He is passionate about his work and doesnt settle for anything. Mr. Flores dedicates himself to his job and making sure his clients are happy with the results. I take my hat off to Mr. Flores and would recommend his services to anyone whos in need of outstanding counsel. I give him a 5 star rating. Again Thank you Mr. Flores for awesome representation. My friend is a free happy man.

  • 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.

  • 36 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Bree P.
Verified review

My son was arrested and 8 of the 15 charges were felonies (commercial burglary, identity theft, etc). I had narrowed down my search to 3 Attorneys, all with excellent ratings, reviews and experience. I am single parent with very limited funds, and after speaking to all three Attorneys, Mr Berg was the ONLY one that told me not to rush to spend money I don't have on my son. In fact, the other two scared me into thinking I needed to rush to hire them. Mr Berg said that he would look into seeing who my son's Public Defender was and see what he could find out - to determine if I needed to hire an Attorney. Mr Berg follow through with his promise (I have to admit I was surprised), and called me daily to give me updates on his quest to get some information for me. The last conversation yesterday was that he did not feet (at this time) that I needed to spend money on hiring him or any other Attorney. He spoke to my sons Public Defender, and gave me his name and phone number to have access to him. Mr Berg went over my sons charges and put my mind at ease. I had imagined the worse, and though my son should be punished, I was afraid he would be sentenced to extreme punishment. Mr Berg ended our conversation by telling me I could call him anytime and he would be happy to help me. My son has been an addict for a good 15 yrs, and with all the stress I've been going through, it was such a blessing to have my faith restored in an Attorney (as I've had bad experiences before). I highly recommend making a phone call to Mr Berg - he's an honest man!

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Simon R.
Verified review

I spoke with multiple attorneys before hiring Josh. He was the only attorney who seemed like he actually cared about my case rather than making me feel bad and being condescending. Josh always made an effort to contact me about my case and if I ever had a question he either texted me or called me back. Most importantly he was an awesome attorney. He even met me over the weekend at his office since I did not have time during the week to meet. He definitely goes above and beyond for his clients. I don’t usually write many reviews but given that my experience throughout this process with Josh was professional and exceeded my expectations, I had to.

Gold Coast Law Offices
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Christina M.
Verified review

So far so good. My case is really just getting started. However, John has been professional, prompt, thorough and knowledgeable on all topics and is considerate of utilizing both of our time in the most effective manners. I am glad I selected him out of the many, many attorneys I met with.

BENARI & NGUYEN LLP
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
Verified review

Case where other attorneys said there's nothing to do Benari & Nguyen did not hesitate a moment, got involved and made sure justice is served. Thank you very much!!!

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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

Men's Legal Center
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie D.
Verified review

Divorce is very scary for anyone, and I knew I needed representation in court. I found the right attorney at the Men's Legal Center after a friend recommended their services. They understood and worked with me, even though my cases was started before I hired them. Although I am a women they took care of me and my family’s needs by helping us resolve a divorce. Men’s Legal Center was fair and reasonably and I would recommend them to anyone!

Family Law Firm of K. Perez
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jaime S.
Verified review

Life changing outcomes. She did things that other attorneys couldn’t do for me. One of the best life choices me and my family ever made. Thank you Miss Perez.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ryan B.
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Jared is everything I want and expect in an attorney. He is very trustworthy, detail oriented, professional and service oriented. His loyalty to his clients is unparalleled, as is his tenacity. I would absolutely recommend Jared!

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.

LaCome Law Firm (San Diego)
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Tami W.
Verified review

Helpful and considerate, and he offered a solution that resolved faster AND was less expensive than other attorneys' recommendations. If you're on the fence with who to hire, you should go with Joseph.

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Maria C.
Verified review

Deanne is an excellent attorney, she takes time to get to know her clients, understand their sensitive situation and handle it with the utmost respect and care. Deanne is educated and trustworthy. I felt completely confident on her capability to represent myself, and my fiancé. I admire her, and am proud to refer her to those in need of an attorney. Deanne will fight for you, for your family, for you children. I still contact Deanne for advise from time to time and she checks up on me and my family often to ensure everything is still going well. I recommend Deanne Arthur to anyone who asks!!

  • 34 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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The Arzaga Law Firm
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Enrique E.
Verified review

Our experience with this law firm is out standing, our attorney gave us full attention and made us feel so comfortable as we discussed the case.

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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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