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  • 22 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas J.
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After my wife and I became very ill, we both had very expensive medical bills, which caused us to seek bankruptcy. After my research for an Attorney, a friend of mine recommended Attorney Parrish. He was very excellent. After going thru the process for aprox. 7 years, we got wonderful results. Attorney. It started in his office in Philadelphia and at the Bankruptcy Court. He was always responsive and kind. His services were very outstanding. I just wish his services were closer to my residence. Rev. Thomas A. Jackmon, Sr.

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Lisa M. Nentwig, Esq.
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  • 18 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I came upon Ms. Nentwig by chance, and I am so glad that I did. I needed some estate work done. She was just the person to do it. Intelligent, responsive and flexible. She accomplished the needed tasks quickly, exactingly and professionally. I would recommend Ms. Nentwig to anyone and will return to her as needs arise. I trust her, and I think you can too.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marie H.
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Mr. DiMaio was recommended to me by a friend who was also his Client that he represented. He was knowledgeable, professional and it was evident he was experienced and knew his profession well. The impression I got when I researched him before hiring him was one in which he was well respected by the Judges and District Attorneys he interacts with in representing clients, and he proved this to be true in my interactions regarding my case with him. He made himself available to answer questions throughout the process, and I was impressed with how well he knew all the details of my case in Court. He is certainly an Attorney who is invested in doing what is best and right for his Clients, which I did not find with other attorneys I consulted with before I hired Mr. DiMaio. I would definitely recommend him without any hesitation.

Vida C.
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I am happy for this membership, I had it since 2004. I had contracted for work to be done on my front steps, the contractors started and delayed coming back, with one letter from Legalshield attorneys less than one week they came back and the work was done! I wouldn't be without this membership!! I have bee able to get a Living Will, Healthcare Proxy all included and updated free every year!!

  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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We terminated our previous real estate attorney and came to Michael for help. We were most impressed by Michael's deep commitment on our best interest and his strong legal expertise on helping us achieve the desired outcome. I also really liked Michael's communication - He always returns your call and inform you key progress of the case. We will definitely recommend Michael to our network as the top real estate attorney.

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole S.
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Excellent family attorney and personal lawyer! Highly professional and responsive. Michael and his staff answered all of our questions and provided great results.

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mike M.
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Chris is an outstanding attorney who truly wants to make a difference in the lives of his clients. He is attentive to his clients' needs, and focuses on results. Oh, and él habla español.

Burnham Law Group, LLC
from 1 review
  • 24 years in business
Melanie C.
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Phil Burnham is an excellent divorce lawyer! HIs service exceeded my expectations and I found him to be more responsive and sensitive to my situation than the previous lawyer I had used. He was always on top of my case, filing all paperwork on time and reminding me of my responsibilities. He was very professional when meeting with other attorneys as well as with the judge. I highly recommend him as your divorce or family law attorney!

  • 2 years in business
Kathrine L.
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Julia was amazing to work with. She really cared about me and making sure that I got the plan that I needed.

  • 25 years in business
Paul D. F.
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Kenneth A. Sandler, Attorney At Law provides good Attorney services

Northwestern Mutual
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    Ashley M.
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    Eric is extremely knowledgeable and really understood our unique situation. I would highly recommend Eric for you retirement and estate planning needs


    Your real estate issue is our priority. We are a full-service title company including closing services, deed preparation and revision, property and lien searches, as well as real estate attorney document review and interpretation.

    • 108 years in business

    Arnold, Beyer and Katz, one of the oldest continuing law firms in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, offers services concentrating in family law (divorce, custody, support, adoption and protection from abuse), wills and estates. Our experienced attorneys can guide you through difficult and emotional times when such matters need to be addressed. Attorney Katz has over 38 years of experience in assisting clients, and has, in the past, served as a custody conference officer for the court for over ten years, and brings his experience in assisting parents to reach an agreement that works to the benefit of the entire family to each case he handles. When it becomes necessary, our years of courtroom experience are utilized to obtain the best results achievable for our clients. We also have arrangements for our clients with criminal and personal injury attorneys to bring the full range of legal services to bear on behalf of our clients.


    I will fight for you and the rights you own. Whether you have a civil or criminal and family or business problem, you will always get my undivided attention. I treat your case like it's mine because it is!


    The law office provides general litigation services, including divorce, custody, support and wills and estates. The law office also provides for the expungement of mental health records and civil rights litigation, including police abuse and school due process issues.


    Provide legal services that enhance individual professional attention and focuses on resolving issues.


    We handle all types of personal injury cases including lung cancer due to Mesothelioma and Asbestos exposure.


    The Rashid Firm represents criminal defendants, families involved in custody, support and divorce, and victims of personal injury. We are committed to finding a legal solution to your unique situation and will work as a team with you, the client, to work towards the best possible resolution.


    Kristine Michael PC offers professional service for family law and bankruptcy matters. Thank you for your interest. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.


    We have years of experience. We do not try to be the cheapest attorney doing what we do. Instead, we try to work with clients to make sure they understand what we can do and why, to make sure they know what we are doing and why, and who in the end are happy to pay what we charge. Happy clients are our best marketing tool.

    • 34 years in business

    We are a full-service law firm. I specialize in bankruptcy law and give great personal attention to all of my clients. Let me give you a legal consultation to see how I can assist you. Law License I was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in October 2009. In December 2009, I was admitted to the federal district court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. I have been an attorney member in the Pennsylvania Bar Association since 2009. Professional Experience Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Philadelphia, PA May 2007 to August 2008 Legal Intern, Bureau of Consumer Protection I conducted legal research and analysis for purposes of drafting documents such as briefs, legal memoranda, interrogatories, and subpoenas. I interviewed and worked with witnesses regarding breach of warranty and contract cases. I participated in witness depositions for discovery purposes and evidence collection. I conducted document reviews, prepared complaints, counterclaims, and motions. I assisted in settlement conferences and negotiations with respondents who violated the Pennsylvania Consumer Protection Law. I created exhibits, researched relevant legal theories and organized witnesses as integral participants in a consumer fraud trial. Economic Development Company of Lancaster County, Lancaster, PA January 2005 to June 2006 Research Assistant I conducted specific research for the executive director and three staffers regarding existing Lancaster City economic projects. I aided staff members in efforts to acquire loans for, and provide assistance to, Lancaster City small business owners. I participated in state-wide initiative, funded through a grant from Team Pennsylvania Foundation which involved interviewing, gathering, and organizing information from a wide spectrum of Pennsylvania businesses. The project required close contact with other participating organizations in order to facilitate the efficient collection of information, which would be utilized for law-making purposes. YMCA, Blacksburg, VA January to May 2004 Project Coordinator I counseled and organized activities for disadvantaged children, ages 4 to 14, in the YMCA after-school program as component of undergraduate business leadership minor. I communicated with a culturally diverse group of people. I promoted learning, social awareness, and leadership. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA May 2003 to August 2003 Legislative Intern, for State Senator Noah W. Wenger, Majority Caucus Chair I drafted letters and responded to individual constituents' concerns for review by Senator Wenger. I worked closely with a small, select staff on researching legal and legislative issues for the senator's use in the formation of opinions. I represented the senator's office at press conferences, various legislative meetings, and while the Senate was in session. I compiled and organized notes taken from such meetings and distributed them throughout the senatorial office. I was involved with the Secret Service's securing of venue and personnel in preparation for then Vice President Cheney's arrival. My education is as follows: * Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, RI; Juris Doctor May 2009 * Recipient of the Public Service Recognition Award; Certified in Group Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution * Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA; Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, May 2004 * Top 25% in Major Rank; Dean's List Honors Achieved * Minor: Business * Acceptance into and Participation in the Business Leadership Program

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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 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 lawyer for wills?

    Estate planning is an important part of financial planning, so it’s important to find the right attorney to prepare your will. Although most family attorneys can put together a basic will, you may want one who specializes in wills and estate planning, especially if you have a lot of assets or a dependent to take care of. You may need an attorney who has expertise in planning and executing trusts and a background in taxes. Ask how the attorney charges; some charge by the hour, others have a set fee for writing wills, and some charge a percentage of the total value of the estate. Make a list of several potential wills attorneys to interview. Make sure you make a strong personal connection with your attorney — you need to be comfortable telling him or her personal, confidential information about your life, and you need to feel that the attorney is committed to solving any problems that may arise while writing your will. Also find out how long the attorney has practiced estate law and whether he or she has handled wills similar to yours.

    How much does it cost to have a living will?

    Either a family attorney or an estate, or wills, attorney can help you prepare a living will, either as part of your general estate planning or as an individual document. The cost typically ranges from $250 to $500, depending on your attorney’s fees; some charge by the hour, while others have a flat rate for writing a living will. Some states require living wills to be notarized, which adds an average of $5 to $15. In a living will — also called an advanced healthcare directive — you specify whether you want to be kept on life support if you become terminally ill or lapse into a persistent vegetative state. You can also answer other important questions in a living will like your preferences for tube feeding, artificial hydration and pain medication in situations when you cannot communicate your wishes on your own.

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