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Law Office of Irina Ribeiro
from 58 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 132 hires on Thumbtack
Angela W.
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I had a great experience consulting Irina about my case. She is knowledgable, experienced and willing to help. I will definitely go back to her if I have other questions in the future.

Ariel Rief, Esq.
from 18 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Linda B.
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I hired Ari of Rief Legal to help my son with an upcoming court date. Ari was professional and courteous, yet down to earth. Always promptly and completely answered my questions. From the start Ari said his goal was to get the case dismissed (though no guarantee). Goal achieved and, needless to say, we were quite pleased and relieved with the outcome - CASE DISMISSED! Handled to perfection! Thank you Ari!

Law Office of Peter Duong
from 17 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Jaime M.
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I had the opportunity to work with Peter and his team and I am very thankful for their your exceptional help. It has been a surprisingly stress-free and enjoyable journey having them by my side from my green card process to my USA citizenship new status. Thank you Peter Duong and legal team. J.M.

  • 26 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan B.
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“I have never been involved in any type of legal matters or ever had a lawyer before for that matter so I don’t have much to compare Aaron to; however, I will say that Aaron was a lifesaver in a huge time of need. I contacted Aaron after doing research and finding out my license was suspended at the time of me being charged while driving under the Influence. I looked online and found out jail time may be required for this offense depending on the ruling so as you can imagine I was very hectic and stressed out. I called a handful of lawyers and made my decision on how sounded the most authentic as that would give me the best gut feeling, and I felt very confident by picking Aaron based on the fact he was the only one that told me to check other options and decide what was best for me. Long story short, Aaron was extremely responsive the whole duration of the process. He was very knowledgeable and provided me with all the options. Most importantly to me he was very reassuring and I always felt like I had a great resource on my side. He was able to get my charges reduced to a Wet and Reckless based on his expertise and great reputation. I would recommend Aaron to anyone without a flinch of the eye!”

from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Rakiya G.
Verified review

I used DP legal solutions (Peter) for filing conservatorship for my son, he does such an excellent job, everything went so smoothly, they worked with me every step of the way, even agreed for me to make payments installmentally, which makes things a lot easy for my family, couldn’t be happier, Peter and his staffs were very friendly , caring and overall very professional. Will definitely recommend this company for all your legal documents preparations !!

  • 8 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Michael C.
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My Son and I have a current civil lawsuit/litigation ongoing in Yuma AZ with a scrupulous con artist. Joseph LaCome has joined us in aiding in the pursuit of legal action against this person. Joseph has aided us in a pro se action against the defendant. Without Joseph We would of not gotten as far as we have. His knowledge of corporate and business law to include mining is impeccable! Joe LaCome has given us the confidence to move forward. We have the utmost confidence in his abilities to see it through to the end with a positive outcome. There have not been many if any lawyers I trusted or liked but Joseph LaCome is the exception! We are glad to have him as our attorney and look forward to a very positive and optimistic outcome thanks to his never ending commitment to getting the job done and with his help a nice well deserved financial outcome.

  • 3 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kim G.
Verified review

Atty. Martin exceeded my expectations and gave me advise that would help with my case. She's is very skilled and knowledgeable in proposing optional solutions. She effectively identifies legal issues and performs research and investigations in such a short amount of time. I definitely recommend Atty. Martin for your legal needs.

  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Marcia M.
Verified review

John's response was immediate he is working with my friend now who needed emergency legal help.

Law Office of Arkady Itkin
from 5 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Afshan K.
Verified review

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
Sandra A.
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This law firm was fantastic to work with. They went the extra mile to get me and my husband the money we needed to cover all of our bills from the car accident.

Semansky Law Firm
from 5 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kris C.
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Michael Semansky guided me through a very difficult situation. I believe that his expertise was perfectly suited to my case. His approach is thorough, attentive, personal, and very experienced. I highly recommend his legal services.

  • 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.

  • 28 years in business
Tara C.
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I've used Thumbtack to find a plumber, an electrician, but never a personal injury lawyer. Turns out, Thumbtack works for legal matters too. I got a wide range of lawyers to choose from and chose this firm because they best met my needs.

Jesús I.
Verified review

Great first consultation, quick follow through with thorough research and organized advice, and courteous follow up. Prerna is knowledgeable, thoughtful, focused, and professional. Would absolutely come back, and would absolutely recommend Lal Legal to all my friends, family, and strangers who need an attorney to work hard for them. Would

Law Office of Sean Musgrove
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Carol K.
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I was very impressed with Sean Musgrove during a lengthy telephone interview to select legal assistance with a divorce case. He was very patient and thorough and seemed genuinely interested even though I had not yet hired him. Of course, I decided to hire him based on that phone call! Although we have not yet met in person and we are only at the beginning of this case, I am hopeful that he continues to impress me with his knowledge and ability to represent me.

Jamin Horn
from 4 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
David W.
Verified review

I used Thumbtack to find an attorney to explore a complex real estate issue involving condominium law, fire and building codes and a soft story retrofit program and was refered to Jamin Horn. He responded quickly to my initial request. We have had a series of very comprehensive telephone conversations about my current legal situation. He seems very knowledgable about the many different aspects of my particular situation and has provided very clear, directed opinions and advice regarding my next steps. I found Jamin to very professional and considerate, asking appropriate and probing questions. He feels like my advocate, very willing to explore available legal options. I would absolutely choose Jamin to represent me when I need to continue my legal journey. Thanks, Jamin!

A-1 Paralegal Services
from 3 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Denise E.
Verified review

Effcient knowledgeable professional reasonable.

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tessa B.
Verified review

Daniel has a wealth of knowledge and is totally transparent. I came to him with some real concerns about starting my company. He was able to navigate me through every aspect. He was also fair in his advice, and let me know what services he could offer, and which items I could tackle myself should I chose to. He explained aspects of the trademark process I was not able to gather from other legal resources. I trust that he will be a great resource.

  • 23 years in business
  • 7 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.

JT Legal Group
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
Daniel G.
Verified review

Great job!

from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Adam C.
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Attorneys can be a nightmare! Overcharging, non-responsive, and difficult to work with might be some words used to describe attorneys you have worked with before. But NOT Tanya! A literal diamond in the rough for the legal field, she’s simply amazing to work with! Being our company’s retained Intellectual Property attorney, she has quickly and effectively handled absolutely everything we’ve needed and more! Coming from one of “those” attorneys I described, she was truly a breath of fresh air and has become a critical member of our legal team. I would highly recommend Tanya without any reservation!

Q & A

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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