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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.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
May R.
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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!

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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.

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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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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

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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Aldin N.
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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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WE LEGAL A.P. C
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I spoke with several attorneys as well as viewing information online. I feel that I have made the right decision in choosing WE LEGAL A.P.C..

Law Office of Lori Smith
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Antonio E.
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Ms. Smith was the greatest attorney I have ever worked with. She was efficient, supportive, and very knowledgable. I would recommend her for any family law case that you might have.

  • 16 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Willy L.
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I had a very good experience with them. The other quotes that were given seemed too low, I didn't want some cheesy Wilshire attorney. Guldjian Law came through and I was able to speak with an attorney any time.

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!

Cullen, Murphy & Naples
3.8
from 12 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Chloe M.
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The Law Office of Heather Cullen provided the best legal representation I could ask for in my divorce case. Heather Cullen, Jillian Duggan-Herd and Amanda Naples all provided legal help on my case and made me feel total protection (like a TV legal team). Jillian was available for me non-stop for the entire year. My divorce is now complete; but, I am keeping Jill and Heather as my attorneys so that I feel safe until my kids are 18 and I don’t have to worry about being alone if I ever have custody issues. Luckily, if I need any legal help I won’t have to travel far now that the Riverside firm has an office in Temecula also. Hands down best attorneys in Riverside County!

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

  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Gabby A.
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Great attorney. Knows how to work a case. Very happy with results. Have referred many friends and they are all happy as well. Will continue to refer people to her.

  • 28 years in business
E. C.
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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.

  • 28 years in business
M. B.
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On behalf of my entire family I'd like to thank all of the support staff and most importantly the attorneys for delivering a great settlement. We couldn't have done it without you guys.

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

  • 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

  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey B.
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Such a helpful, genuinely sweet woman!! So grateful for her advice!

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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.

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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