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ORTMAN LAW FIRM, PLLC
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Dora R.
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Mr. Ortman, is a very affordable and professional lawyer. He will work with you, for you. Providing with an amazing service for outstanding results.

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  • 11 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marty B.
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I have utilized Steve Buitron for legal services for a number of years now. I find his legal knowledge coupled with his customer relations experience to be excellent. Mr. Buitron has shown the ability to work on a variety of business transactions, fraudulent activities, and corporate relations that require legal expertise, for a number of my companies. Steve is our "go to lawyer" when we have a business problem that needs to be solved.

Carabin Shaw
4.5
from 14 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel C.
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Thumbtack is so Great. I had the best attorneys call me back, and werent hesitant about helping. Decided on Carbin and Shaw in San Antonio Tx. Stephanie Ortiz ( legal assistant) Was very helpful. She had a medical doctor to help me the next 's :(chiropractor) Fast services. Very impressed. Thank you thumbnail. Attorneys came to you, and search process so much easier.

  • 24 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kenneth A.
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So far so good. I met with them on a Saturday which was quick. They got right on the case immediately. Things moving forward rapidly.

Colin Campbell
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
James H.
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Colin has excellent marketing skills. The photographer he sent and stager advice were instrumental in our property receiving 3 offers within two weeks of listing. His market assessment and knowledge of the real estate sales process were instrumental in our move proceeding smoothly.

The Portley Law Firm, P.C.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Excellent & honest attorney!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Samuel X.
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Jim Peterson is a first rate attorney. I was impressed with him from the very first consultation where he demonstrated an immediate grasp of the financial issues involved in my divorce. His strategies we employed resulted in an amicable division of assets for both parties. I highly recommend Jim.

Cramp Law Firm
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tim F.
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Matt is an excellent attorney. He was extremely knowledgeable and efficient in getting things taken care of. Whenever there were questions to be answered. We did not have to wait days to get a response back from him. I would highly recommend Matt to assist you in any legal matter big or small!

Shumway Van
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tim S.
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I needed to hire an attorney to represent a case from family law. Robert Peterson with Shumway Van was hired to handle the case. The case is till in the legal system, but I wanted to take a moment and view my experience. I hired Robert Peterson after using Thumbtack for my first time. Mr. Peterson listened to the reasons I need legal representation, and help form a plan of action. Mr. Peterson is good about keeping me informed of the status of the case. I would recommend to anyone who needs to hire an Attorney to seriously consider Shumway Van for several reasons. Shumway Van is a large successful law firm that has resources an individual attorney would not be privileged. Robert Peterson works hard on presenting the best case, and if necessary has Partners in the firm with vast experience that can give advice or recommendation on the case. Money is a huge factor when you need an attorney. Although no attorney is "cheap" and if they are "Run". I find in my case the fee's for legal representation to be affordable. Word of advice, if you hire an attorney that is "Cheap" it could affect the case at hand and affect future cases. This is part of the reason I have to seek legal counsel to try and correct a problem that should of been dealt with the first time money was spent going in front of the court. Best of Luck with your decision and your case. I would recommend Robert Peterson with Shumway Van.

de la Riva & Associates
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Alison W.
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Ms. de la Riva prepared the legal documents for me for a very complicated estate settlement. I was very impressed by the thoroughness and insight that she had on the many details of the case. I feel very lucky to have had her expertise in these matters.

  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
John B.
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Very responsive to her clients. She helped me numerous times. No one likes to need an attorney. Don’t worry. Call her. I referred her many times to my friends. They were very pleased. They are still my friends! Jeanne is fair and honest. She puts your needs first like great lawyers should. You can’t ask more in an attorney.

de la Riva & Associates
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Verlon M.
Verified review

De la Riva and Associates have been my law firm for over five years, and they will continue to be for many more. I am more than just a client to the firm; I am a person. Ms. de la Riva, the other attorneys, and their staff all know me by name. They know that I have unique needs that require their own remedies, and they give me the counsel and representation that I need. I know that they will always be there for me.

Bianca L.
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I would like to say that Stephen is an outstanding Attorney! He has been representing my company for quit some time now and I must say I don't know where we would be if it weren't for his great expertise !!!! Thank you for always being there when we need you!!!!

About

We are a general practice of law emphasizing criminal, wills, probate, family law, real estate, and acting as local counsel. We are well-known throughout the Tri-County area of Comal, Hays and Bexar County. We are a full-service law firm that works case from beginning to end. We have special skills in negotiations and litigation. We will take a case to trial when necessary. Customers love my integrity as I have never had an ethics complaint or been reported to the bar nor sued for malpractice.

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We specialize in estate planning, personal injury and wrongful death cases. We have many years of experience.

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The following are offered: * family law: divorces, custody, child support, visitation * criminal cases: misdemeanors and felonies * probate: wills and estates * property transactions: document preparation

About

Here’s what you need to know about us. We are not your typical law firm. We are the lawyers you like. We believe in having fun, but we are uncompromisingly serious about protecting and preserving our clients’ assets. We believe that spice in life is good. We also believe you need to balance that spice with good stewardship through careful, advanced planning. The Spahn Law Firm is focused on the following: * Estate Planning * Probate * Tax * Trusts and Trust Administration * Real Estate * Family Law * Business Planning

About

We fight for what you deserve. We specialize in consumer, landlord/tenant, real estate, contract, criminal and family law. We aggressively pursue what you want. We work for you.

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At Weisinger Law Firm, we are here to serve you and your family. Weisinger Law Firm is here for you whether you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one, starting a new business, planning for the future of your family, providing protection for a loved one, or several other issues. Weisinger Law Firm will take the time to make sure that you’re aware of the process and are involved every step of the way. We care to speak in plain English, and we leave the lawyer talk to the other guys. Remember, we offer free initial consultations. That means you can feel at ease scheduling an appointment for a meeting today. We'll have the coffee ready!

About

I am an attorney focusing on simple divorces, estate planning and probate, entity formation and legal document review. I received my J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law, and I have practiced in San Antonio, Texas since 2010. My mission is to simplify seemingly complicated legal issues in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

  • 10 years in business
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Our firm provides a more personalized and personable approach than most professional services in the legal field. Our attorneys work to make themselves available and accessible for their clients as much as possible. We strive to achieve the best possible outcome and do not settle for less than every penny or benefit we can get for our clients.

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 do you find a good lawyer for wills?

Estate planning is an important part of financial planning, so it’s important to find the right attorney to prepare your will. Although most family attorneys can put together a basic will, you may want one who specializes in wills and estate planning, especially if you have a lot of assets or a dependent to take care of. You may need an attorney who has expertise in planning and executing trusts and a background in taxes. Ask how the attorney charges; some charge by the hour, others have a set fee for writing wills, and some charge a percentage of the total value of the estate. Make a list of several potential wills attorneys to interview. Make sure you make a strong personal connection with your attorney — you need to be comfortable telling him or her personal, confidential information about your life, and you need to feel that the attorney is committed to solving any problems that may arise while writing your will. Also find out how long the attorney has practiced estate law and whether he or she has handled wills similar to yours.

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.

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