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Salem Legal Consultants

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Russell Rosenthal
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joseph K.
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To date, as clients of Attorney Russell Rosenthal; a BOSTON attorney who READILY and nearly IMMEDIATELY drove cross state to Western Massachusetts from Boston, upon receiving our random call to him regarding our Personal Injury case, to visit with us FOR OUR INTAKE ALONE with him (there were no promises of agreement for representation at that point, so a rare and kind gesture, indeed, on HIS part AND as a Boston attorney.) He heard us out FULLY, KINDLY, and with a seeming rare, almost innate, sense and sensibility of US AS PEOPLE, e.g. he simply seemed to just "get us," and our needs, for lack of a better way to describe his sensitivity and overall broad skill sets as an Attorney AND a human being. Attorney Rosenthal clearly possesses a brilliant mind as an attorney such that we have rarely BEFORE ENCOUNTERED. He both accepted our Case, and since that time many months ago now, has remained as personable, down-to-earth, and in touch with US and our case as he stated that he would at the time of our first meeting. Further, his paralegal, Carlene, seems to reflect all of Attorney Rosenthal's best traits as a professional AND as a person. Though our case is far from over, so far, everything that Attorney Rosenthal stated he would and COULD get done for us HAS OCCURRED just as he stated- to include some seeming difficult legal maneuvering, thus instilling in us, his clients, a sense of trust and assurance that our case will ultimately be resolved in the most optimal manner. No matter where you might reside in Massachusetts, it seems that this wonderful Boston attorney, Russell Rosenthal, would be perfectly happy to come to YOU, then despite any physical distance, stay in regular contact with you via all current forms of the latest technologies available to him to stay in touch with one as his client/s; to keep you informed of any new and/or "need to be known" information regarding your case; up-to-date as far as current/more distant timelines go; and, best of all, makes himself available to you (us) with a mere phone call or text to him. In closing, we would not hesitate ONE IOTA to STRONGLY recommend this most personable, intelligent, and highly skilled attorney, Russell Rosenthal, and/or his team, who, for us to date, has ensured that we feel we are getting the best legal advice and positive actions that we could possibly have hoped for as clients. We are strongly confident, that no matter WHERE you reside in Massachusetts, Attorney Russ Rosenthal is the BEST choice you can make under the umbrella of the Law wherein he practices. For us, that would be as our Personal Injury Attorney.

Eddy Company, LLC
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Christine D.
Verified review

Brian did my 2015 taxes for me. Easy meet up for exchange of info and timely filing. He will e-file or traditional file for you. Best of all he offers financial adviser services as well. Did I mention he is very relaxed about the process? It is nice to deal with someone is such.

South Shore Criminal Defense
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Frank G.
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Brian Palmucci is a thoughtful and experienced attorney that provided me with excellent legal counsel. Mr. Palmucci took the time to understand my case and helped me through a very stressful and difficult time in my life. Mr. Palmucci had experience handling situations like mine before and was able to expertly navigate my case to a successful conclusion. I can offer only the highest praise for the work that Mr. Palmucci did on my behalf. He is the best!

Serpa Law Office
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Jason A.
Verified review

This was by far the best legal experience one could hope for! Attorney Serpa was diligent in responding to my needs. When you ask him a question his responses and thoughts are expressed in a very clear and concise manner. He prevented a life changing event from negatively impacting my life. If you have any criminal issues, problems or charges or anything, you really should call Joe Serpa. He is one of the few attorneys’ that I know who will give you their cell phone number and take calls and text at any hour day or night. Thank you Joe!

Kotoni Law Office
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
ASHLEY T.
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I would highly recommend Gaizon Kotoni for legal representation on a divorce. We filed for a no-fault divorce and he did a fantastic job with the mediation and assistance through this process. He was very professional, timely with his delivering of paperwork and filing, and was extremely thorough with his explanation of the terms of agreement and process. This is never a fun situation to go through, but he made it very painless for us both.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
William L.
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I had a Very Good Experience working with Kevin on my Case. He was Professional and Offered Prompt Service to my Time sensitive Legal Issue. I would Recommend Kevin and his Legal Services to others.

Angley & Angley
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
John O.
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I'm very happy with the legal services provided by Tim at Angley & Angley. Tim was representing me on a business acquisition. In order to put my deal together he worked late nights and weekends, very detailed and easy to work with, couldn't be more pleased and highly recommend

  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Eleni D.
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I hired Attorney Merritt last November for a criminal defense case. It was the best decision I could have made. Steve was prompt, thorough, and professional. He got me through a very difficult time. He is now working with me on a family situation. This is a much slower process I am being kept up to date as necessary. By the way, Kristin is awesome, too.

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Derick W.
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Rachel was very patient in describing the due process of my divorce proceedings and staying on top of legal requirements. The process lasted about a year start to finish. She also handled an additional legal issue that wasn't her specialty with excellence! I highly recommend her!

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Bombard Law Office, PC
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gregory G.
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I'll let you be the judge of Attorney Bombay, here's how my agreement for the Job with him went: I extended my need for a contract out to thumbtack.com for an upcoming business venture with another party. Jeremy was the first to respond to me and quoted me at $175 an hour, please see 'Bombard1' for the snippet of the conversation. Thinking this was a reasonable price, I agree to hire Jeremy for the contract. I then get sent a 'Fee Agreement' which has a clause that the 'Client agrees to pay $500 as an initial retainer', please see attached 'Bombard2' picture. Puzzled by this, I asked Jeremy for clarification and what the $500 fee was for. I was told that the initial consultation was not charged, and after that the $500 retainer would be applied to any outstanding balance. Please see 'Bombard 3' attached screen shot. Still thinking this is ludicrous, I went along thinking the $500 would be the cost of the whole thing. Not a great price at all, but at this point I really just needed the contract done. Jeremy calls me up on Memorial Day to get some information about what's needed in the contract. Says he should have something by the end of the week, I say no rush as my other party joining this is in the middle of a move herself and to just let me know when it's completed. Get another email from Jeremy asking for clarification for a few things, and then finally I'm hit with a $437.50 charge for Jeremy's time on this contract. This is where things get infuriating, as I spoke to several lawyers in the meantime whom informed me something like this should take an hour or two tops to make. Price all in should be around $250-$300 max. As you can see with these pictures, I ended up paying $937.50 after being quoted $175 an hour for the job. If we take Jeremy's original offer, he supposedly took 5 and a half hours to write this contract that he ended up giving me 3 weeks late. The icing on the cake is I was let go from my employer yesterday and am looking into legal matters for unpaid overtime this past winter. Jeremy informs me he does not handle termination suits, but refers me to his buddy who would 'Take good care of me'. After an initial half hour on the phone with his 'buddy' attorney, I'm quoted at $300 an hour for the job, told I probably don't have a case at all but should start writing a 'Demand Letter' and send it to him for his approval. Oh and just so I knew, Jeremy would likely be getting some piece of the supposedly tough to get the upcoming payout for a referral. Instantly declined this lawyer's service and said I do not want to move forward with him, then thought it would be best to share my experience with Bombard Law for anyone whom is considering hiring Jeremy for their legal needs.

  • 19 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Mark V.
Verified review

Although the case is still on-going, so far Mr. Carroll has been a tremendous help in navigating the legal system. His responsiveness has been a great help in keeping me informed. I appreciate his hard work and look forward to a positive outcome. If updates to this review are allowed I will extend it to include my entire case experience.

  • 5 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie F.
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Melanie Soloman is an extremely knowledgeable attorney and I would recommend her to anyone who might need legal representation. She is professional, she listens to the facts, gives you great advice and her follow up is spot on. You're never kept guessing as to what might be happening. I honestly can't say enough good things about her.

Alford Legal Group, LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
    David F.
    Verified review

    They where very helpful and understanding of our concerns and questions. We found Harvey Alford and his staff to be highly professional and efficient in all of their dealings with us. We would recommend the Alford Legal Group to anyone seeking legal help.

    • 4 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Michael P.
    Verified review

    Professional, Detail oriented, dedicated to the client 100℅. Great advice , more then helpful in assisting with your legal matters .

    • 6 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Melinda P.
    Verified review

    Brian provided us with supportive, knowledgeable, and professional legal representation. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.

    Calabrese Law Associates
    4.3
    from 6 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Paul D.
    Verified review

    I hired Calabrese Law Associates to handle my construction litigation matter and I am extremely satisfied with the result they achieved for me and my company - we won the case! The firm was very professional and its lawyers are very easy to talk to. I will be using this firm in the future should I need legal representation. I highly recommend Calabrese Law Associates and would trust the firm's lawyers to handle any real estate, construction, or civil litigation matter with the utmost skill and professionalism.

    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Robin W.
    Verified review

    After working with Attorney Austin Andenmatten on two separate legal matters I would highly recommend hiring him. He was always accessible in a timely manor to answer any questions or concerns and accommodating with my full time schedule for meetings in person or on the phone. His rates are very fair and I wouldn’t hesitate to retain his counsel in the future should it arise.

    Law Office of Daniel Gindes
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 21 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Nancy G.
    Verified review

    My husband and I consulted with Dan about some financial problems we were having. It was a very embarrassing time for us. Dan treated us with dignity, and gave us good advice. We hired him to represent us as we went through a foreclosure and bankruptcy. Dan was always just a phone call or an email away, and he answered all of our questions in a timely manner. After everything was finalized, there was a creditor who kept harassing us with phone calls. Dan put an end to that quickly for us. We highly recommend Dan Gindes’s services. He knows the laws, and he’s professional, while being compassionate. Sincerely, Nancy and Mike Godin

    Shapiro Law Group, PC
    4.2
    from 6 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    • 18 hires on Thumbtack
    Thumbtack Customer
    Verified review

    I met for a consult. Hopefully my legal matter can be cleared up quickly without a need to appear before a judge. Anna Shapiro was professional and personable.

    Goode Law Office, LLC
    4.8
    from 4 reviews
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Jay B.
    Verified review

    Goode Law Office was very responsive and gave us a quick and fair quote for Real Estate sale work. Stephen put in the extra hours and is very professional. We greatly appreciate his knowledge and assistance and strongly recommend Goode Law Office for any Real Estate or Estate challenges. We only wish we had hired Goode Law Office earlier in the process. Don't trust a realtor, who suggests getting a lawyer after the P & S is signed, or one who represents both the seller and the buyer. Our realtor did both and is the seller-of-the-month several times over at Jack Conway Realty in Middleborough. Don't go there!

    Robin I. Houston, Esq.
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 28 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Keaisha V.
    Verified review

    Robin knows her stuff. She knows what she’s doing and is very professional.

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