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3. San Diego County DUI Lawyer Center
5.0
from 12 reviews
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5.0 (12)
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  • 25 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Santee, CA
"Quality DUI and DMV defense for a reasonable price. Fee is higher than other Thumbtack attorneys but you get value and a $1,000 DISCOUNT for completing Online Evaluation form at SanDiegoDUI.com. Here's what they say: Rick is 1 of only 3 San Diego DUI Attorney "Specialist" Members of the California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA). See what other Clients & Lawyers think of Rick on Avvo with the "Superb" Rating. Check out Google Reviews. Read Why use San Diego County's Specialist in DUI and DMV Law . Watch Rick "in action" in a DUI Seminar Video . Rick is known by the Bar Association as the "DMV Guru". Rick is the only DUI attorney who was the featured Speaker at numerous DUI seminars in San Diego County over the years. Rick lectured at the Annual DUI Seminar in connection with the American Bar Association at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Rick spoke at Strategies in Handling DUI Cases in California. Rick lectured at the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice DUI - DMV Seminar. Rick is the Editorial Consultant for California Drunk Driving Law, the most comprehensive reference book for California DUI law. No other attorney in San Diego County is an Editorial Consultant for this book. The book features much of Rick's hard work. As a DUI Lawyer, doing everything I can for my client. Saving my client's license, getting charges dropped/reduced, saving my client money starting with $1,000 DISCOUNT for completing Online Evaluation form, helping Client with insurance, helping save my Client's job, and keeping my client out of jail."

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5. The Arzaga Law Firm
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
5.0 (1)
  • 9 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Santee, CA
"Claudia Yvette Arzaga is a San Diego based attorney focusing her practice family law and criminal defense matters. Ms. Arzaga graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology. While attending UCLA, Ms. Arzaga received the Latino Alumni Scholarship for academic and community commitment and was accepted, after a competitive selection process, as a Law Fellow in the UCLA Law School Fellowship Program. After her graduation, Ms. Arzaga moved to Texas to attend and receive her law degree from Texas Tech University, School of Law (TTUSOL). At TTUSOL, Ms. Arzaga was actively involved in number of law student organizations such as the Hispanic Law Student Association, Women’s Caucus, Texas Tech Alumni Magazine and Board of Barristers Moot Court and Negotiations competitions. Ms. Arzaga is a San Diego native, born and raised in National City, and graduated from Sweetwater High School. She is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese. Ms. Arzaga is Mexican American and grew up in National City, California, 12 miles north of the busiest international border crossing in the world. Ms. Arzaga has extensive experience prosecuting and defending civil and domestic violence restraining orders. Ms. Arzaga also have experience with custody and visitation when parents are unable to determine what’s in the best interests of the children. Ms. Arzaga’s legal experience includes defending clients charged with criminal offenses such as drug trafficking, sexual assault, domestic violence, criminal conspiracies and DUIs. Ms. Arzaga has also been part of the defense team for high profile criminal cases in San Diego. Her extensive experience in different areas of the law enables her to give her clients a through perspective in their particular matter. Ms. Arzaga started her legal career at Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, where she focused on prosecuting multi-million dollar corporations in antitrust, securities fraud and consumer nationwide class action lawsuits. Ms. Arzaga assisted the firm in successfully prosecuting several nationwide RICO class action cases involving the deceptive marketing and sale of annuities to senior citizens. Ms. Arzaga was also part of the RGRD litigation team prosecuting large companies for false advertising where the firm successfully obtained a $35 million dollar settlement on behalf of consumers. Ms. Arzaga was a member of the trial team in a Sherman Act antitrust action, against some of the largest private equity firms in the world, where the court approved a settlement of over $500 million dollars for shareholders. As a law student, Ms. Arzaga clerked with San Diego based immigration law firms and the San Diego Public Defender’s Office, as a certified legal intern. Ms. Arzaga is passionate when it comes to assisting her clients find solutions to their legal problems. It can be frustrating and stressful when no one listens or tries to understand your situation. Ms. Arzaga takes her time to listen and investigate your case so that she can offer the right advice based on your particular situation. It brings Ms. Arzaga great joy to have her clients feeling relieved after they have left her office knowing they have a confident, competent and empathetic legal representative on their side."
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9. Law Offices of Sean Jones
5.0
from 15 reviews
5.0
(15)
5.0 (15)
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Santee, CA
"We are trial lawyers.  We share a particular disdain for sitting in an office. We hate seeing defendants get bullied into taking unfair plea deals. We live for the opportunity to take the fight to the courtroom and argue before a jury.  Most lawyers these days work on volume -- signing up as many cases as possible and resolving them as quickly as they can in order to maximize profit. We personally abhor this business model.  We are selective with the cases we take on. We only accept a select few types of cases which align with our expertise, and we never take on more work than we can handle. This means that everything we do, we do extremely well. It also means that our clients always receive the personal and individualized attention they deserve and that their cases require. If you want someone to be YOUR lawyer, and not just A lawyer, give us a call today. We'd love to be in your corner and fight hard for you every step of the way. Our office is comprised strictly of trial lawyers. We thrive on trying cases before juries, presenting evidence, and arguing before a court. While most lawyers we know prefer the comfort of their office and try to settle cases as quickly as possible, we live for the fight. Only when we truly believe that a settlement is in our client’s best interests do we resort to plea negotiations. If you are facing criminal charges and want somebody who will actually fight for you, rather than just going through the motions and pleading you guilty, you need a trial lawyer on your side. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can fight for you."
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10. Law Offices of Anna R. Yum
5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
5.0 (5)
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Santee, CA
"Attorney Anna R. Yum is a former prosecutor and award-winning criminal defense attorney with over a decade of experience. Attorney Yum has handled thousands of criminal matters, both as a former prosecutor and defense attorney, including but not limited to: DUI, drug possession, drug sales/transportation, domestic violence, grand theft auto, general felonies, theft, assault and battery, sex crimes, child abuse and molestation, vehicular manslaughter, criminal street gangs, and murder cases. Ms. Yum is well-known and highly respected in the San Diego legal community particularly by the judges, prosecutors, and fellow members of the defense bar. She is an aggressive trial attorney who truly cares about her clients and their well-being. Attorney Yum has received a number of awards recognizing her trial advocacy and professional achievement; she has been specifically recognized as a Super Lawyer, National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top 1%, National Trial Lawyers Top 100 in the country, National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Attorneys under 40, among many more awards. In addition, Ms. Yum is regularly asked to serve as a guest speaker at many organizations and educational institutions such as the University of California, San Diego, Kaplan College, etc. For more information about the Law Offices of Anna R. Yum, please contact us for a free no-obligation legal consultation. I take great pride in working together with my clients to provide aggressive defense in hopes of achieving the best possible outcome. I also personally handle all of my cases so that your case is not handed off to a paralegal, junior lawyer, or clerk."
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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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

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.  
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