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Oceanside Civil Law Attorneys

Browse these civil law attorneys with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Oceanside.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carol S.
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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
Byron B.
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Couldn't ask for a better experience with Clavel Law, APLC.

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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.
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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
Maryam M.
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Mr. Flores is by far an exceptional, and outstanding criminal defense lawyer. He is caring and knowledgeable, he took my case with one day notice of my court date, and everything's was pulled together beautifully. I am extremely grateful and would recommend him to anyone in need of lawyer. Superb !!

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.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Alex P.
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Josh was very professional and assertive. He understood that we were going through a difficult time and made us feel at ease. His knowledge and expertise in criminal law proved successful at the end. Highly recommend him.

Benari & Nguyen, LLP
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Adrian R.
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Chris Nguyen has been my attorney for all of my families professional and personal needs. Most recently he facilitated the adoption of my daughter. He helped changed our lives.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Hamza A.
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I had a civil litigation case and was solved in a matter of months! Joan was great to work with, and i highly recommend her!

The Larkin Law Firm
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Normandie S.
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Jeff Larkin is a genuine, caring, and competent bankruptcy attorney. From our first consultation, Attorney Larkin went far beyond my expectations by taking a very thorough history of my complicated financial background by spending 90 minutes with me. That was before I even hired him. That painstaking history for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy for credit card debt, later gave me an exemption of $26,000....Another attorney would not have been interested in what brought me to the point of bankruptcy, thereby missing vital information, but it was Jeff Larkin’s keen eye that found a loophole saving me thousands of dollars. I trusted Jeff Larkin and he never let me down. He was personally available to me by phone, text, and email and he always got back to me quickly. I could go on and on about Jeff — his services are exemplary, for sure — but do yourself a favor, and see for yourself.

Curtolo Law
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Amalia A.
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Custody,i recommend Curtolo Law,the outcome of the orders were outstanding.She's experience and aggresive.i would hire her again if i had to.Curtolo Law will be with you threw the whole process.Curtolo Law was always available for any questions i had.

  • 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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Raquel S.
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Jessica is the best! She is professional, takes care of her cases, always as her priority, keeps you informed, and always tries to get the best results. Jessica helped me with my domestic violence restraining order against my ex, it involved my two minor children. She did a superb job.She guided me thru the whole process with her professional knowledge. She made me feel comfortable in front of the judge since she prepare me and told me what to expect. She was always friendly and supportive. Her professionalism is admirable. It was as if all of my worries about what to expect with law in family court were a room in darkness, when Jessica became my attorney she was my light. She really is a great attorney. If you are looking for a professional, reliable and charming attorney she is the one! Yes, Jessica is the BEST!

  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle R.
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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.
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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 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jaime S.
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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.

  • 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
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 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michael L.
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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.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Elisa C.
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Margie is obviously competent as well as fairly priced. She is easy to talk to, very respectful, compassionate and professional. After speaking to her, my decision was made. I look forward to working with her and solving my legal issue.

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

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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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