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  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie Z.
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My family's experience was excellent! I would recommend family and friends to utilize attorney Wildianne Scales services. First, very knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and quick to respond with any concerns that all of us had. Yes, we even spoke on our cell phone regarding appropriate identification and Witnesses. Attorney Wildianne Scales went above and beyond and even drove to the hospital to do this notary. Thank you again all of us truly appreciate your professionalism and kindness.

Centurion Law
from 19 reviews
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Kerry K.
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When you find yourself in need of an attorney it can already be a very scary time. Centurion Law made me feel at ease with the whole process from start to finish and assured me everything would be okay by walking me through the entire thing from start to finish. Mr. Sharif was kind, courteous, professional and kept everything right on budget. I received top notch service without feeling like I was taken advantage of. I highly recommend Centurion Law for any of your legal needs.

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Natalie Snyder Law
from 14 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Robert K.
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Without a doubt Natalie Snyder helped me more than any other attorney could. No way at all would I consider giving a dime to another attorney and I recommend her to anyone in need. She saved my freedom, family, and career.

Bishop Law
from 11 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Chris F.
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Excellent Attorney. Professional and thoughtful, Mr. Bishop was a true advocate.

  • 38 years in business
Greg S.
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Atty Townsend is reliable, experienced, and trustworthy. Steve has helped me several times, and his knowledge of criminal law goes beyond his years. Steve helped me in a driver's license issue and a timber dispute where a worker was injured. It's ongoing. His quality of work is above board.

Zuckerman Law Firm, LLC
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Robert S.
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David Zuckerman is an excellent attorney, especially when it comes to dui related situations. He is very knowledgeable and extremely personable. Would highly recommend.

  • 10 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas H.
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One of the most honest individuals I've ever met. He scheduled an appointment with me immediately and presented all possible outcomes for my situation. He talked in terms that I could understand and was not afraid to negotiate the best possible solution. He has a tremendous sense of humor and was truly compassionate. And to put the icing on the cake ... he is affordable. The price he quoted is exactly what I paid. I would highly recommend Sean to anyone who needs an attorney.

James Law, LLC
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kathryn C.
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Ryan James was an amazing help in my time of need. He is a knowledgeable, compassionate, determined and competent attorney. Would definitely use Ryan again if the need arises. He is not only my attorney but I consider him my friend. I highly recommend Ryan James.

Medoff Law Offices
from 5 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen W.
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He responded to my text no matter what time it was during the day or evening hours. He is doing a divorce for me, and his rates are extremely reasonable. I was able to do everything by email and text so far, so I haven't met him in person yet, but he had been really nice. He doesn't seem to have that impersonal demeanor that you get from a lawyer. So far, I would recommend him to my friends. So far, so good!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn S.
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Mr. Feinman is very responsive, and very professional. His fees are within reason, unlike other attorneys. He is very understanding willing to listen and has every answer to every question. I will be referring him to others in need. Thank you Thumbtack.

Scales Family Law Practice
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffrey O.
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Lacy Scales is a knowledgeable and caring family law attorney. I wouldn't hesitate to refer friends or family to her, if they need a family law attorney.

  • 32 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
William M.
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Doug Hipp was always professional and friendly and he would always answer any and all questions I had. If I had to leave him a message, he would always get back to me quickly. I highly recommend Doug Hipp.

Timothy J. Leonard, Esquire
from 2 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy B.
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After finding myself in some trouble with the law and discovered that it was more trouble than I originally thought, Tim Leonard reached out to me and offered his advice. He was very understanding and professional. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney to represent me and I am glad that he was there to protect my best interest. I will definitely keep Tim in mind should I ever need representation again in the future.

Sommer Law Group, PC
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Edna H.
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David is the most receptive attorney I've dealt with in years.

Saling Law Offices
from 1 review
  • 24 years in business
Daniel N.
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I have no hesitation in recommending attorney Michele Saling, Esq. for any and all of your legal needs. You will never regret hiring her. She may be unflinchingly curt and direct, but she is almost always right. If you are lucky enough to get on her good side, she also has an exquisite sense of humor. Michele Saling, Esq. is, without question, one of the finest family lawyers in the land and a thoroughly exemplary human being.”


I spend most of my time with clients educating them about the criminal system and the likely potential outcomes that my experience reveals. Clients, even those who been through the system multiple times DO NOT understand what may happen. Uncertainty fosters fear; my job is to shine a bright light on the process so the client can intelligently decide how he/she wishes me to pursue their defense. My clients are my boss--not the other way around. For me to perform my education function there has to be free communication between my client and me. My clients have my cellphone so that they have direct access to me when they feel the need. Any criminal defendant who does not know what is going on with their case is a poorly represented client.


As a Pittsburgh attorney with a solo practice designed to meet the legal needs of its clients, I focus my practice on the following: * Criminal: DUI and Small Crimes * Civil Litigation: Personal Injury (Auto/Home) and Products Liability * Business Law: Contracts, Small Companies, and Labor As a solo practice, I can offer affordable rates to my clients.

  • 24 years in business

I'm an attorney for car accidents, dog bites, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, fall downs and other incidents of personal injury in the Beaver County, Butler County, Lawrence County, Allegheny County and Pittsburgh areas. Estate, wills, powers of attorney, probate and inheritance tax matters are also handled.


Criminal and DUI attorney Blaine Jones has represented 10,000 clients, and is a former defense lawyer for the Allegheny County and Pittsburgh Office of the Public Defender.


Jividen Law Offices, PLLC is a team of experienced attorneys offering legal guidance for both criminal and civil cases. Collectively, the firm's team has over four decades of combined legal experience. Their lead counsel is a former prosecutor and the only lawyer in West Virginia to be named to the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. They handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means you only pay if they secure a recovery for you. Additionally, they offer counsel in matters such as oil and leasing, unfair banking practices and bad faith insurance. Call today and get your zero-cost consultation.


Since its inception in 1974, the firm has continued to add experienced support-staff, up-to-date computer and electronic equipment and legal research resources. We aspire to provide efficient and effective service to our clients. At Beier, Beier and Beier, we feel this service begins and ends with client contact and communication. We listen to your problem and work with you to devise the preferred legal strategy. At all stages of our representation, we make every effort to notify, advise and inform you of the status of your case. Through our exceptional customer service and dedication to legal excellence, we have been able to provide representation for thousands of individuals in Western Pennsylvania, around the Commonwealth and throughout the country.

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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.

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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