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MLG Law Group
4.7
from 69 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 203 hires on Thumbtack
Lawrence S.
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Sean has been great to work this. He is quick to call back and answer questions I hard regarding the divorce process. His upfront and honest manner is very reassuring. I have found the firm to be very professional and well priced.

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Thurston Law Firm
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chaelecia C.
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My experience with Thurston Law Firm was very pleasant. She was very clear with her role and helped direct me in every aspect of my case and what was needed of me. She was professional and well versed in all matters as it related to my situation. I value her work and will recommend her services to my family and friends.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily I.
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In my initial experience with Mr. Matsas I was very impressed with his knowledge and experience in the bankruptcy field and in the legal field. He made me feel respected and hope in a desperate situation. I would recommended him to anyone for legal services.

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SHAMMAS LAW OFFICE
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
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JISUN K.
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I'm so happy about I chose Michael. He made a really satisfying settlement which was 3 times more that I expected. And it was so good to contact him cause he made every document and consulting through email and phone calls. It was his consideration cause I live too far from downtown so I couldn't go there that often. Also I kept text him,call him,email him(yes, I was a very annoying client) but every time I contact him he responded immediately and kindly. I want everybody know he's a really competant lawyer and he knows what he have to do. It took only 5months everything has done, from I got a called him through Thumbtack to I got a settlement offer. Every process was so fast and easy. I just sent some signed paper and he handled every other headache things. I'll definitely highly recommend him to everyone I know, hire him again when I need attorney. I need to say that I'm so happy now and thank you. You don't know how much I thank you, Michael. It was so good to meeting you.

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Fenbert & Associates, LLC
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathy B.
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I highly recommend Richard Fenbert for legal support. He was efficient, timely, thoughtful, thorough, and effective. I felt I could count on him and he was very reliable and knowledgeable. I was quickly put at ease, found him easy to talk to, and he resolved my issues. I give him 5 stars!

  • 18 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie P.
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I worked with Phil years ago and always enjoyed talking with him. We recently reconnected when I contacted him for legal assistance. Phil and his team do a phenomenal job! They are always available to answer any questions, day and night. I would highly refer Phil to anyone who is seeking legal assistance. He's compassionate, kind and a stand-up person.

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simon law group llc
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Denise M.
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David was our attorney for the closing on the sale of our house. There were several hiccups along the way, including at the 11th hour, but he was always very responsive, professional, and helpful. This was a stressful process and his calm manner was reassuring.

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  • 22 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matthew J.
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Chrystal has been helping me in the long process of getting my license back. She has gone above and beyond my expectations many times in this process and always been available to answer my questions or just listen to my worries. I will definitely be consulting Chrystal in any other legal matters I may encounter.

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  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aminah L.
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David is the ultimate professional. He explains the legal process in simple terms. He give advice at the same time he respects your decisions. I would recommend DPG Family Law for excellent legal advice especially in difficult divorce cases.

  • 37 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Jose M.
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Ms. Greenberg was very professional and supportive. She informed us about our options and explained the highlights of the legal process we are about to start and my wife and I felt comfortable at all times sharing our information with Ms. Greenberg.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sam J.
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I had the pleasure of serving as a client for Marty Osinski and have found him to be the consummate professional. He demonstrated compassion along with competence in handling my case. He never "sugar coated" the situation but provided timely and relevant options to achieve success. His demeanor and condor within the courtroom provided me confidence in his abilities to justly navigate the legal system for my benefit. Marty's rates are fair...but the value of his legal expertise out weighs his compensation. I will honestly admit..."that you will feel that you are his only case he has when he is fighting for you". "Hire him now"!

  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
John M.
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I had the occasion to hire Frank Vosholler two times. He was honest, punctual and showed thorough knowledge of the law regarding my situation. He conducted himself in a professional manner. I called Frank on several subsequent occasions to ask him for guidance and he was happy to counsel me with good advice. I will definitely call him in the future when I need an attorney.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Randall C.
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Michael Rada was very responsive and professional in dealing with our legal matters. We received timely feedback on the best route of action, and felt Michael Rada had our best interests in mind.

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Pinzur, Cohen & Kerr, Ltd.
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lois R.
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Bob was so very helpful at a time when I really needed legal help. His staff is very nice, too.

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa C.
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Amanda exhibits superior knowledge of job content and requirements ensuring that she is current with all legal changes/obligations. She produces accurate, well-presented and thorough documents. Her communication is clear and concise and demonstrates a professional, high-service attitude keeping the lender and borrowers informed of updates/changes. She continues to provide follow-up to ensure complete satisfaction. Amanda demonstrates a total commitment, understanding and follow-through and her strive for a high level of performance is impeccable. I would definitely recommend Amanda for all of your Notary needs.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Daniel M.
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I've gotten into a lot of legal trouble and dealt with a lot of lawyers. Faraz is the most attentative and dedicated attorney I've had. Didn't need to chase him down to get a hold of him unlike other attorneys, he is very responsive. He would reach out to me to give me updates without me asking for any. He's a great trial lawyer as well, has gotten me out of plenty of trouble. His attention to detail and creative mindset has saved me plenty of money I would have had to dish out the courts. His honesty was much appreciated as well when it came time for me to make a decision. 5/5 would definitely recommend.

  • 27 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I received a call back quick and the lawyer was very professional. He answered all my questions and recommended me to the right person who can help me with my case.

  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Eric R.
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I found Alex online and was very impressed with his credentials. (former prosecutor/ current criminal defense lawyer) I had a few different cases that I needed expert representation for. From the start, Alex was very understanding and clearly communicated costs and potential outcomes without over promising. In the end, he far over delivered on my expectations and truly did an amazing job - way better than I had hoped. I would highly recommend Alex to anyone who is in need of legal counsel. He will deliver the best possible scenario at the most affordable costs..

Lisa A. Copland, P.C.
3.8
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly M.
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Very professional and expert.

  • 20 years in business
Edward S.
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This is a good tax consulting service run by really smart and friendly people. We got in touch with them after the IRS informed us that there were discrepancies in our tax returns for the years 2016 and 2017. The agent informed us that our business owed more than ten thousand in back taxes for the two years and had a month’s time to get the records corrected. Specialists from Legacy Tax Resolution went through our records for a week and found the problems with the payroll which were causing the IRS to be suspicious. They negotiated with the tax authorities and had the problem sorted in less than a two weeks. This is a top class service.

Petrovic Law - Chicago
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Chris C.
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I found Jacki to be a diligent, hardworking and highly competent attorney who was also very personable and a pleasure to work with. She provided very thoughtful legal review and often identified legal issues that other lawyers missed, which could have been costly to the business. I enjoyed discussing technology matters with Jacki. She was always interested in learning more about the business side of technology and was very happy to help me better understand why certain legal issues, like warranties, indemnities, and licensing rights, matter more than others. She had a way of making complicated legal concepts simple. I really appreciated her teaching style because, the longer that she and I worked together, the better I became at negotiating deals. It was clear to me that Jacki has a passion for both technology and the practice of law. Jacki earned my respect with her strong work ethic and her commitment to excellence. She is trustworthy and dependable and did a great job for me during my tenure at the company. I can give Jacki my highest recommendation.

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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