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The Wagoner Firm, PLLC
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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m an attorney as well, though a couple hundred miles away and with a different practice specialty. But as a lawyer I tend to have very high expectations from other attorneys. I did not know Matt prior, and when my son got caught up in a minor criminal matter at college I took a chance and hired him. I was not disappointed! He was highly responsive and professional, very fair in his fees, obtained a great result (ACD), and was very reassuring to my son. Matt even gave my son a ride to and from the courthouse. What more could you ask?

  • 27 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ivette B.
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This was an incredible service! He answered immediately, with solid advice, and gave me the resource if his contact information. Now I feel secure, that a have an attorney to turn to, which is very, very comforting! Thank you!

Hug Law PLLC
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Loreli A.
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Mr. Hug was very prompt in responding not only to my initial request for attorney's assistance, but in any questions I had thereafter. Handled the matter quickly and efficiently. Thank you!

Nestler & Gibson, PLLC
from 2 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marty M.
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I have used Mr. Nestler for years on various legal matters. He is an extremely competent attorney who really cares about his clients. I would highly recommend Mr. Nestler for any legal issues you may have. He clearly demonstrates his caring and attentiveness for each of his clients through his aggressive and thorough legal work. He is one of the few class act attorneys in the Capital District.

Northrup Law Office
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

I offer criminal and traffic defense throughout the State of New York. Common examples are DWI, AUO, speeding, petit larceny, possession of marijuana, possession of controlled substance, assault, etc. I can help you get your license back if you are suspended or revoked. I offer free consultation. I provide payment plans and/or payment by credit card via Paypal. I also offer the use of modern communication methods to ease access to the attorney directly.

Charity Anderson Law
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael L.
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Charity is an excellent and experienced attorney, a zealous advocate, and perhaps best of all, she genuinely cares about her clients and cases. I highly recommend using Charity.

Rakesh Joshi Law, PLLC
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chase F.
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Attorney Joshi helped me with a patent and trademark search and provided invaluable advice that saved me a LOT of money. Thank you Mr Joshi for your quick response and I do appreciate taking your time to give me a free consult!

  • 29 years in business

Ellen Ross has maintained an office for the practice of law in Johnstown, New York since 1989, concentrating primarily in family and matrimonial law and bankruptcy, and is now also offering divorce coaching.


Breedlove & Noll, LLP is a trial practice law firm. Carrie Noll and Brian H. Breedlove have been given the highest possible rating (AV) from a nationally recognized survey of judges and lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell (click on the “AV” icon above). Of counsel to the firm is Dominick J. Viscardi, also AV rated and a retired New York State Supreme Court Justice. Brian H. Breedlove was the region's first attorney to be given membership in the multi-million dollar verdict forum which is comprised of the top 5% of the lawyers in the State and in 2010 was named a Super Lawyer. Carrie Noll is the region's first woman to gain membership in the multi-million dollar verdict forum. Due to our renowned trial skills, our firm's lawyers are usually requested by other lawyers throughout the upstate area to appear as trial counsel. Our law firm is centrally located in the Lake George, Saratoga, New York state's capital region. Our trial practice serves all corners of the state from the Canadian border to New York City and west to Buffalo. In 2006, Carrie Noll and Brian H. Breedlove represented a catastrophically injured motorcyclist in a case against UPS that arose from a motorcycle/truck collision and involved the dominant arm's traumatic amputation. After a long trial, the jury gave a verdict in our client's favor in excess of $11 million dollars. This verdict is the highest one in the history of Warren County, New York in an accident case. It is thought to be upstate New York's highest motorcycle injury verdict. In the fall of 2010, in another motorcycle case, a jury awarded $630,000 to our injured client. While we are renowned for our results and experience in tragic injury cases, we are a broad based firm involved in a trial practice that includes the litigation of commercial, business, real estate, civil rights, unfair competition, employment and insurance cases. Our lawyers have successfully represented individuals and businesses in matters concerning fraud, defamation, forgery, partnership dissolution, arson, mortgage foreclosure and shareholder’s derivative actions. We are experienced before the New York Human Rights Division and the EEOC. Our lawyers have been asked to serve on professional practice committees including New York State Bar’s Trial Lawyers Section, the Board of Directors of the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association, The Federal Practice Committee for the Northern District of New York and the Saratoga County Bar Association Executive Board. Lawyers are required to undergo continuing legal education courses yearly, so as to maintain their license and their skills to practice in the New York state. As a result, bar members with a distinguished record are asked to teach these courses. Breedlove and Noll, LLP's lawyers have been regular instructors at such courses in fields such as: cross-examination, accident reconstruction, evidence, jury selection, ethics, seat belt defense, sexual harassment, cross-examination of expert witnesses, civil rights and employment discrimination.


People with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases deserve compensation. The attorneys at Belluck & Fox know how to obtain justice for you and your family. The truth is that the asbestos companies knowingly exposed workers and their families to deadly asbestos fibers. Asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma and one of the main causes of lung cancer. Our New York asbestos attorneys stand up for asbestos victims. We have secured more than $600 million for our clients and their families, including two recent mesothelioma verdicts of $32 million and $19.5 million.


I strive in every case to provide better service at a better price.


I do real estate transactions, entertainment law, family law and appeals. I am a former law clerk to judge on New York State Court of Appeals. I have excellent legal research/writing, interpersonal and negotiating skills.


Experienced attorney available for Per Diem appearances in the following counties: Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Greene, Rensselaer, Columbia and Warren. -appearances in Court -appearances at Settlement Conferences and Compliance Conferences -appearances at Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement Conferences on behalf of lenders and borrowers -settlement of consumer debt actions by credit card companies; -hearings before magistrate's and JHO's


Our lawyers work hard to help you obtain not only the money necessary for medical bills and lost salaries but also full compensation for your pain. We have personal injury lawyer, accident lawyer, accident attorney and personal injury attorney.


I am a sole practitioner lawyer with emphasis on appellate practice, criminal law, family law, and bankruptcy. I am a conservatory-trained musician (saxophone, clarinet, flute) and composer.


My office provides a wide range of legal services. We are dedicated to providing our clients with aggressive representation, at the most reasonable rates. We will fight for you.


Thomas M. Kernan, Esq. advises clients on a broad range of estate, probate and elder law matters, including Medicaid planning, federal and New York State estate taxation, and family and spousal rights under New York’s intestate succession statute, exempt property statute, and elective share statute. Mr. Kernan has significant experience in preparing simple and complex health care proxies, wills, living wills, and powers of attorney, and in drafting a wide array of trusts including Medicaid asset protection trusts, revocable trust agreements, life insurance trusts, and supplemental needs trusts. Mr. Kernan also regularly represents clients in probate and administration proceedings in New York State Surrogate’s Courts.


When you're filing for bankruptcy, it is critical to understand your legal rights. Bankruptcy laws protect consumers from financial ruin and the potential to be abused by creditors. By allowing consumers to have their qualifying debts eliminated, bankruptcy offers you the chance at a fresh start. We recognize that financial hardships can happen to anyone, and consumers who fall into this category sometimes do not have the ability to comply with creditors’ repayment demands. The Bronsther Law Firm P.C. is a boutique law firm concentrating in bankruptcy law and debt-related matters in the Capital Region for a little over 22 years. Financial problems can be deeply disturbing and extremely stressful. You should not feel alone or embarrassed about your financial situation. It is only natural that you would prefer to pay your bills, but bankruptcy may be your best option if you are not able to pay all of your debt. It is critical to understand that the bankruptcy laws are designed to help one get back on track. Although Mr. Bronsther's practice is focused primarily on bankruptcy, Mr. Bronsther has served as a litigation associate to Bernstein & Berk, PA of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, as senior real estate associate at Fried, Spector, Scher & Feldman of New York, NY and as general counsel to Income Property Associates, Inc., a real estate investment company. By reason of Mr. Bronsther’s diverse background, he is able to offer a unique perspective on the variety of matters that the firm handles. If you, or someone you know is in financial distress or otherwise need the assistance of an experienced bankruptcy lawyer, contact Brian Bronsther today.

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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.

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 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.

How do you find a good immigration lawyer?

Research is key to finding a good immigration lawyer. The immigration process can be overwhelming and complex, so a trustworthy advocate is critical. When you have identified several eligible candidates, verify their immigration law license to protect yourself and your finances. Once you have a set of licensed immigration lawyers in mind, choose one based on these considerations:

  • Mutual respect: You want an immigration lawyer who treats you and your family with kindness and consideration. You’ll do the same for them.
  • Availability: Before hiring, note if they have responded promptly to your emails and calls. You don’t want to hire someone you have to chase around.
  • Proven success: Read former client reviews and research their success rate with cases similar to yours.
  • Transparent rates: Ask directly about what their rates are, how they bill, and what they estimate your legal fees will be. Ask if they will sign a fee agreement, and get receipts for all fees paid.
  • Verify who will handle your case: Sometimes junior lawyers work on firm cases. This is okay, as long as you have discussed it and are comfortable with it. When junior lawyers or paralegals are working on your case, ask if the hourly rate is lower.
  • Be wary of anyone who promises you specific results: No case is certain, and the immigration lawyer should be honest about what you can expect.

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How much does an immigration lawyer cost?

Immigration lawyers are experts in the nuances of the highly complex United States immigration system. They help clients of all backgrounds petition for immigration status and become U.S. citizens, and can represent clients who are facing deportation or detention. Nationally, the cost people pay for immigration lawyers averages $500-$1,010. The services you need will have a huge effect on your costs. For routines cases, such as applying for a travel visa, an immigration lawyer may be able to confidently quote you a set price, while more open-ended cases may be billed at an hourly rate of $200-$500, or more, depending on the reputation and experience of the firm and lawyer. Before hiring an immigration lawyer, ask what their plan for your case is and what expected costs may be. Many immigration lawyers work from retainers, and request a set amount of money upfront from which to work. For example, a lawyer who charges $300 per hour may estimate $4,000 for a standard family-based immigration case, the common process in which a U.S. citizen petitions for permanent residency for their spouse, fiancee or family members.

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