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4. Richard W. Mable, Attorney-at-Law
4.9
from 22 reviews
4.9
(22)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 23 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
"Recently, my wife and I required the services of an attorney to represent us before a local government board due to a problem concerning our German Shepherd dog. Having never needed an attorney before in my life , I contacted the local lawyer referral services to find someone with expertise in the area of "animal law". It turns out there are few attorney knowledgeable in this particular area of law and after considerable searching I was given the name of Attorney Mable but was informed that his practice was not in my local area.   I contacted Atty. Mable and he asked me to give a full explanation of the problem.  After listening to my situation he said he would represent us and agreed to appear before the board even though it was outside his normal geographical area.   At our first meeting Atty. Mable immediately put us at ease due to his friendly, courteous manner.  His questions were concise and on point which showed us he completely understood our situation and was able to formulate a strategy which presented our case in the best possible way.   Atty. Mable offered, if I were willing, to have me collect some of the paperwork, reports, etc., that would be needed for the hearing rather than having him spend time obtaining these documents. In this way it would reduce the total cost of his representation.    I found Atty. Mable to be professional and meticulous in his preparation, he phoned or E-mailed questions when he needed clarification, he kept us informed of his progress and immediately responded to our phone calls or E-mails.   The time and effort Atty. Mable expended was apparent to us and was greatly appreciated but most impressive was his sincere interest in helping us solve, what was to my wife and I, a seemingly unsolvable problem.        To sum up our experience with Atty. Mable, I would just say that if I or anyone in my family required the services of an attorney for any reason, I would without hesitation contact Atty. Mable to ask his assistance. "
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7. Law Office of Deanna M. Georgenes
5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"I greatly appreciated a chance to work with this lawyer. I was in an unwanted divorce due to a big misunderstanding with my wife. My wife’s “warrior” attorney pushed me to hire a lawyer. (Be advised my wife’s attorney contradicted himself after by telling my wife I didn’t have to hire a lawyer when she sought his legal counsel further. That was absolutely not good and that made my wife think I wanted to challenge her marital power when hiring a lawyer as her attorney pushed.) When trying to find an attorney, I looked up through the internet and I found this lawyer. I decided to hire her after reading the prior client’s review. Through the private meeting and the provided legal forms that I was asked to fill out, I greatly appreciate the professionalism from this attorney, for ex., non-judgmental. Against the other attorney’s aggressive manner, she moved the divorce procedures cautiously and safely to give us a last chance to discuss our issue and to reconcile our differences if possible in a peaceful and civil manner. While keeping the communication line open with my wife for a possible reconciliation, I learned from my wife that her attorney wanted to expedite the divorce. That was a horrible thing to counter when a spousal was in a fragile moment of marriage if the divorce was not mutually agreed by both spouses. Thanks to this attorney‘s cautious move, I had a chance to call up the needed support to save our marriage. I highly recommend this lawyer for her ethical and professional performance. "
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