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Law Office of Irina Ribeiro
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
Victor M.
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I Victor Mudenda personally have found Ms. Irina Ribeiro as an outstanding Immigration Attorney. She is down to earth and takes each and every case at easy with patience. She is intelligent, humble and clientele oriented attorney. Right now, she is working on my case (H1B application) and has impressed my employer including myself the way she is uniquely handling my case. She is a perfect attorney that one can rely on. Victor Mudenda

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!!!

  • 10 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
John C.
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I worked with Path Law Group to file an E-2 visa. The process was smooth and efficient. I appreciated being able to get a hold of the Attorneys by phone or SMS. Highly recommended

Law Office of Peter Duong
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Janet L.
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Our company hired Peter Duong for a complicated immigration visa case after interviewing him as well as other immigration attorneys. We were impressed by Peter's thorough understanding of the law as well as his determination to find ways to argue our case successfully even as other attorneys found our case futile. Peter seemed genuinely concerned about our case. He was very organized throughout and quick to respond to our emails and calls. We would love to have Peter on board for any future cases.

Law Offices of Teresa Li, PC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Don M.
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Absolutely the best attorney I ever had ! I had attorneys that charged $450. an hour that didn’t get the results that Attorney Teresa Li accomplished and in less time. Who would ever thought I would hire an attorney through Thumbtack(It was a coincidence).Attorney Teresa Li is exceptional and a litigator that doesn’t waist clients money by the common practice of over billing. I’m so thankful I found her ! Don Walnut Creek

Lal Legal, APLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia Y.
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rerna Lal is very professional. She answers all questions clearly and is available to the client. One of the Best Immigration Attorneys in the Country. Prerna Lal is very professional. She answers all questions clearly and is available to the client. One of the Best Immigration Attorneys in the Country.

Ham Family Law
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Danielle M.
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Ms. Ham is an Awesome attorney. She’s professional, organized, very knowledgeable in her field, and always showed me and my family sincerity with what we were going through. During the 6+ months we worked together, she was on point and very prompt in all correspondence. Which was very much appreciated. I would recommend her to anyone in need of a family law attorney.

Basic Document Services
4.4
from 8 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.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeff B.
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Ms. Polk assisted me with my divorce case. I cannot recommend her enough. I was impressed with Ms. Polk's courtroom skills and her ability to hold her own against a much more experienced, aggressive attorney. Her fees were reasonable and her office manager was very good about keeping me updated regarding my bill and how much I had on retainer. Hopefully, I never have to go through this experience again but if I do, I will not hesitate to retain Ms. Polk and her staff.

  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Abbigail B.
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After 20 years of marriage I found myself in need of a experienced Family Law Attorney. I came across Gary Silber's name and gave him a call. Not only is Mr. Silber a seasoned Attorney with many years of professional experience he also possesses compassion, caring and has made me feel so comfortable using expertise. He not only won my case but I was surprised at how much more I was entitled too. I highly recommend Mr. Silber to anyone in need of an experienced Family Law Attorney that will only have your best interest at heart.

TMB Mobile Notary
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Renetha H.
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I needed a few documents notarized on short notice. TMB was available, affordable, and an all around pleasant experience for such a mundane task. She was personable, professional, and organized. I will be using TMB for future notary needs. Excellent and recommended!

Semansky Law Firm
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Ronald R.
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I needed an attorney for a DUI. Michael charged me a reasonable rate and provided more than legal representation. He was genuinely concerned with my well being and offered valuable advice on my life situation. The court results were better than expected and his honest care that I got help was sincerely moving. I owe Michael much more than thanks for a job well done in the courtroom but gratitude for helping me improve my life.

  • 28 years in business
B. S.
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If you are looking for a compassionate and skilled attorney there is none better than Randal. I was lucky enough to be a client of his and had a positive experience.

Law Office of Arkady Itkin
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Afshan K.
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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
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
I. H.
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I interacted weekly with Mr. Cohen and his staff. They were always helpful and willing to listen. They did an excellent job and are definitely some of the finest personal injury attorneys in the area.

  • 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.

  • 27 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kseniya P.
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excellent staff, helped for a very fast time, lawyers are very nice, and help on all matters. I advise everyone to apply, and that they work conveniently in Russian, thank you very much

  • 23 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Ferron-Keith A.
Verified review

Curtious reception and easy conversation with attorney. His knowledge of my type of issues and previous experience in this field added to my confidence in this law firms ability to represent my case going forward.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Personal service and prompt communication. See the "Clients Say" section on my website. Consults and paperwork can be done virtually. No need for office visits except for the final review-and-sign meeting. Payment plans available so you can file soon and pay later (if you qualify).

  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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  • 36 years in business
Barry G.
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I have worked with Mr. Wyle and his law firm as a medical expert for almost 30 years. I have worked with countless law firms in SF but without question the Choulos, Choulos, Wyle firm ranks amongst the best. They are adept at picking meritorious cases, working them up properly, doing exemplary strategic planning, and executing to successful conclusion with regularity! A top notch firm, filled with top notch attorneys.

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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 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 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.

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