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  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Tim Q.
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We needed a Notary Public and professional advice on understanding and responding to a limited power of attorney document. Mr. Evans exceeded all expectations with his professionalism, detailed advice and timely service. Would highly recommend him to anyone in need of Notary services and/or legal advice. Will definitely request his services in the future. Tim Quinlan Columbus, OH

Law Office of Martin N. Baba
from 26 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Michael B.
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Martin did an excellent job in representing me for a unique bankruptcy case. Even though I was above the median income, and therefore failing the means test, Martin was able to achieve a Chapter 7 discharge. Most attorneys and clients would avoid filing a Chapter 7 for that reason, and file a Chapter 13 instead. Everything was done in a professional and timely manner. I appreciated that he took the time to thoroughly explain every question that I had. When I became concerned about the ability to achieve the Chapter 7 discharge, Martin calmly expressed his confidence in his ability to succeed and convinced me to stay the course. If anyone would ever ask if anyone knows of a good bankruptcy attorney, I will strongly recommend Martin!

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Elizabeth V Westfall Esq
from 22 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
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Cory W.
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Painless, friendly, calming, professional, knowledgable, great sense of humor--there is little else to look for in a family law attorney. Highly recommended.

Stewart Law Office LLC
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Troy D.
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Mr. Stewart was my attorney through a difficult legal matter and steered me through the process in a timely, efficient, professional, and, most importantly, successful manner. I highly recommend Mr. Stewart. .

  • 11 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jaime C.
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Rob provided nothing but exceptional counsel and representation during the difficult financial crossroads and decision for me and my family to file for bankruptcy. I never imagined I would be in such a situation, but with Rob's counsel I felt confident with the decision. He demonstrated extreme patience with my frequent inquiry and questions, level setted any misguided expectations or notions I had about the process, and provided supreme overall representation. During my search for legal representation, mostly all required a consultation fee, but Rob met with without a fee and I fact, provided unlimited counsel before even collecting a dime. If you are in any type of financial hardship and you are seeking guidance and someone you can trust, I would highly recommend the Law Office of Robert J Leon. You don't have to do it alone and I recommend you don't. Rob will evaluate your situation, he will walk you thru all your viable options, and he will take great care of your situation. When you're in a financial situation where you are considering bankruptcy you feel scared, confused, overwhelmed, ashamed, embarrassed; but, you don't have to do it alone. In fact don't! If you hire Rob you will be in good hands. You will be glad you found a lawyer who not only knows the law of bankruptcy, but genuinely cares about helping you get back onto the path of financial restoration and success.

  • 2 years in business
Shavone B.
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Ian Vita has to be definitely one of the best lawyers in Columbus. He got my case dismissed and I didn't even think for second it would. I hope and prayed for a lawyer that was more than great, and I got exactly that. He was very personable and polite. I hope and pray to never need a lawyer again to go to court. I will definitely be reccommending him to anyone that knows what's good for them.

Victoria H.
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I contacted Mark Herder today to file a bankruptcy case because I was scared of the harasment that I have been receiving from my many debts. Attorney Herder called me right back today (on a weekend) and explained to me that since I don't have any income or a home, the bill collectors can't really do anything harmful to me! He saved me the cost of filing a chapter 7 bankrupcty and put me at ease. After talking to a few other bankruptcy attorneys in Columbus, I called him after hearing about him from a friend that he charged $750 for everything for Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases. None of the other bankruptcy lawyers that i had spoke to even brought this point to my attention! They just wanted to take my money. Mark Herder has just saved me $750 and I apreciate his honesty with me.

Lucas Ruffing Law
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Keshia J.
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Omg! I wouldn't recommend any other attorney to go through this process with. He was very thorough in explaining the entire bankruptcy and his prices are the most reasonable ever! If you pick any other attorney you are doing yourself a grave injustice... choose Lucas you won't regret it!

Rutan Law
from 2 reviews
  • 17 years in business
Dr. Reza N.
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Rutan Law : Criminal Defense Attorney are providing a good criminal defense in Columbus, OH.

  • 24 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa S.
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I met with Mr. Caplan and knew he was what I needed to handle my divorce. I have another appointment this week to start the court filing and I know he is keeping my interest in mind.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack

I was an Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Franklin County, Ohio. In my twelve years with the office, I handled over 3000 cases involving serious violent felonies including murder, rape, robbery, felonious assault, and burglary. Additionally, over 70 of those cases went to trial. Currently, I represent people who were accused of any type of crime, and I have some experience working as a divorce attorney.

Connie H.
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Mr. Goldberg was my divorce attorney and it took almost seven months from start to finish. He worked hard for me and had my best interest in mind during the whole process. He is very kind, caring and understands the emotional and financial toll that impacts his clients. I would recommend him to anyone.

Chodosh & Chodosh
from 1 review
    Cheryl C.
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    Everyone is courteous, professional and readily to assist, at Chodosh & Chodosh Law Office. Attorney Seth D. Preisler, represented me and garnered a generous settlement quickly! I was very pleased with my experience with this law firm.


    I have thirty years' of experience serving Central Ohio. I specialize in Family Law, Divorce/Dissolution, Custody, Visitation, Child Support and Civil Protection Order Law. I am a member of the LPA, which is the Legal Professional Association.


    We are experienced Columbus, Ohio bankruptcy lawyer, family lawyer, criminal lawyer, and estate planning lawyer who you need to assist you with your legal problems.

    • 9 years in business

    The Yeager Law Offices is a general practice law firm located in central Ohio. We are committed to helping individuals who are facing some of the most challenging times in their lives.The firm provides the personalized individual attention necessary to serve its clients' best interests. We serve individuals primarily in Franklin County and the surrounding central Ohio area. The firm strives to provide quality legal services for a variety of legal issues and to build lifelong attorney-client relationships. The mission at the Yeager Law Offices is to be known as an attentive and diligent firm that advocates to meet its clients' goals, and also aspires to become as close and familiar with each client, so as to provide each client with comprehensive counseling regarding all matters affecting the client's personal and professional lives.


    Gregg R. Lewis Attorney at Law operates in Columbus, OH and the surrounding areas.


    The family-owned law offices of Malek & Malek provide quality and compassionate legal representation in the Columbus, Ohio region for people who have suffered injuries and deserve proper compensation. Workers compensation, wrongful Death and personal injury are our specialties, and we have represented many cases in our distinguished career.

    • 46 years in business

    We are a family-owned practice that focuses on helping injured survivors receive the compensation they deserve. Our skills with workers' compensation and personal injury are second to none. From start to completion, we handle our clients' cases with respect and personalized attention to help them achieve the best possible outcome in disputes over workers' compensation and personal injuries.


    We stand in defense of all immigrants. We are a three-attorney law firm specializing in immigration law and related matters such as criminal law, domestic relations law and juvenile law. Four members of our staff are fluent in Spanish. All of our attorneys are skilled in litigation and have fought numerous cases before immigration courts around the country. Deportation defense and family immigration are the areas where we have our greatest level of expertise.


    Our firm focuses on family law. The attorneys have a wide range of experience in domestic relations, allowing us to match our strengths with your specific needs.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.  

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    • 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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