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Toronjo & Prosser Law
from 84 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nahimana N.
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Great Attorneys. Toronjo & Prosser Law helped me get back in my feet again. These attorneys and their office staff are professional and friendly. Could not ask for better attorneys. Thank you Toronjo & Prosser Law Firm for all your help. Nahinana

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M Mathew Law Firm, PLLC
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
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Stephanie W.
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Thank you Kavitha for all your help! You were extremely helpful in a time of great stress for me during my divorce. I knew I was in good hands when you kept reassuring me that everything was going to be fine and followed through with it. I recommend Kavitha for divorce cases. She fights for your rights and handles everything with such professionalism. I have hired other attorneys that do not care what you think and don't listen, but Kavitha listened and stood there by my side and helped me through this rough time of my life. Thank you again for all your help!

Gauthier Law Firm
from 39 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
Ricky B.
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In meeting with Avia Gauthier, she was very pleasant and treated me like a person and not just a perspective case just for the money, Very caring business professional and listen to my thoughts and questions and guided me and responded to me in a very calming manor and not just a lawyer that just patronizes for the money.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle P.
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Ross worked around our schedule and helped us get all paperwork surrounding our will and extra paperwork together. He was able to quickly get us organized and offered valuable information so we could make the right choices concerning our estate.

Winborne LaFleur PC
from 9 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Francisco S.
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My experience with Winborne LaFleur PC was smooth and easy. Very thorough on explaining what each document means. Very time efficient and professional. I would recommend this firm to anyone who is looking to get down to direct business without too much hassle. Thanks to WLPC I have now gotten my will done and that is a great weight off my shoulders, and all with the most important thing for me, which is courteous friendly attorneys too.

  • 8 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jocelyn A.
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Words cannot express the gratitude I have for Courtney. I contacted Johnson, Loyd, & Schmitz via phone out of desperation and I received a phone call back from Courtney within minutes. I was immediately put at ease by speaking with her regarding my case. At that moment I knew I had to hire her. She has been nothing but attentive and extremely responsive since day one and is a warrior in the courtroom. She has made this difficult time a lot easier on my kids and I. I highly recommend this firm to anybody looking for a family law attorney.

  • 24 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Awesome attorney. Really looks out for her clients.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mizraim S.
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Highly recommend Attorney Montemayor. She helped me become a U.S. citizen in less than a year. She is very dependable and knowledgeable. She made sure I understood the process each step of the way. She has the passion to help and get things done. If you are looking for a dependable amd trustworthy attorney I recommend her.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Liz D.
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After experiencing frustration with the original attorney I hired, a friend referred me to The Ashmore Law Firm. Angelica was the lead attorney for my case. Her helpfulness in walking me through the most difficult time in my life was amazing. At times she had to hold my hand and she did so with care and compassion. She with me every step of the way. Not only was I more than pleased with her performance as my attorney, but I also feel I have made a friend. I highly recommend The Ashmore Law Firm for any of your Family Law needs.

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Leroy M.
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We utilized Lindsay to update some items in our estate planning (wills). She was very professional with a quick turnaround. We were certainly satisfied with the completed documents.

Holmes | Diggs
from 3 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Was the only attorney who didn't approach the case aiming to cater to my ex wife's attorney. He worked with me on the retainer and began working immediately on the case that was already ongoing. Catching things up, then fired paperwork back at them and with just that pressure she folded. Greatly appreciate his help and would highly recommend him

  • 29 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Michael W.
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Excellent conversation good values

Edwards Law, PLLC
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cheryl L.
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Ms Edwards helped me with estate planning and prepared all necessary documents. She was professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her.

Norred Law, PLLC
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Kelly C.
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Warren was instrumental in helping 'Citizens for a Better Arlington' in the red-light camera ban campaign, as he represented us in the hearing/lawsuit with the camera vendor, and the City of Arlington. He is our hero!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Susan R.
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Kari is bright and insightful. We had a productive phone interview. She had a definite plan should we need to move forward, though in the end, it was unnecessary. She was generous with her time and expertise.

The Reed Law Group, PLLC
from 1 review
  • 13 years in business

Impeccable customer service, availability and responsiveness to clients


I am a solo practitioner with a ten-year history in estate planning and probate and a more recent specialization in school law. Armed with a doctorate in education and six years in a secondary inclusion classroom, I advocate for students, parents and teachers as needed.


Timothy L. Vinson has been in the practice of law for over 30 years. His common sense approach to law and over 3 decades of experience has enabled him to successfully litigate and negotiate even the most difficult cases. Jennifer S. Bales was a professional trumpet player in the DFW and Houston areas for over 20 years. She attended law school after retiring from the United States Air Force. Her diverse background gives her unique insights for helping people solve their legal problems. The Vinson & Bales law firm has reasonable fees and hundreds of satisfied clients.


While not board certified, I have extensive experience in estate planning and probate legal matters.


They are your go-to for Dallas real estate law. They have a good reputation of fighting passionately for their clients.


Hodges Law Firm is a diverse law firm successfully engaging in the following: * Title examination and document review * Rendering of various types of title opinions in multiple plays throughout the state of Texas * Criminal law * Family law * Commercial debt collection * Estate planning and probate * Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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

How much does it cost to have a living will?

Either a family attorney or an estate, or wills, attorney can help you prepare a living will, either as part of your general estate planning or as an individual document. The cost typically ranges from $250 to $500, depending on your attorney’s fees; some charge by the hour, while others have a flat rate for writing a living will. Some states require living wills to be notarized, which adds an average of $5 to $15. In a living will — also called an advanced healthcare directive — you specify whether you want to be kept on life support if you become terminally ill or lapse into a persistent vegetative state. You can also answer other important questions in a living will like your preferences for tube feeding, artificial hydration and pain medication in situations when you cannot communicate your wishes on your own.

Do I need a real estate lawyer?

Whether you need a real estate lawyer depends on what kind of legal assistance you need. In many states (such as Vermont and Maine), you are required to hire a real estate lawyer to handle the closing documents of a home sale. The lawyer may prepare the deed, examine the title, review purchase and sale paperwork, work directly with the lender, and more. In title states such as California and Nevada, you do not need a real estate lawyer to buy or sell a home. Typically sales are handled by escrow agents, title companies or lenders. However, you may opt to hire a real estate lawyer to handle closing — even if it’s not required — to ensure your interests are protected.

You may also need a real estate lawyer are when you are negotiating a large property purchase or development deal, or if you are declaring bankruptcy or have a property that’s going into foreclosure. If a property dispute has escalated beyond mediation, a real estate lawyer can advocate for your interests. If you prefer to remain (relatively) anonymous in property ownership, you may have a real estate lawyer represent you and negotiate deals for you. It can be a costly investment, with national average hourly rates ranging from $150 to $350 or more, but legal representation can offer peace of mind and protection of your financial interests.

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