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Meridian Law, LLC
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Darnell N.
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Mr. Stein is amazing to work with. He is very knowledgeable and extremely understanding. Not only is he a great lawyer but also a great person in general. If anyone I know needs a bankruptcy lawyer I always recommend him hands down.

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BSS Law, LLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Duane D.
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Bradley is a great criminal defense attorney. I'd recommend him to anyone with a criminal or traffic matter.

Van Wormer Law, LLC
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Huseyin C.
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I had an issue with my company when I was working in Virginia. Before I found Rachel, I had an interview with several attorneys and this issue could not be solved they said. But when I spoke with Rachel on the phone she listened to me very carefully and she completely understood my issue. After our first conversation we agreed to work together without even meeting face to face. The case was successfully solved within a few months with her effort. I highly recommend her and her company.

Basileia Law, LLC
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Pam H.
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Mr. Welton provided legal estate services. He was friendly and compassionate. Our meetings were efficient and effective. We were able to complete our business within 2 meetings. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family.

Law Offices of Rick Todd
4.4
from 16 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Elisabeth K.
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Rick was polite, personable and helpful. He gave constructive suggestions and completed the work for me quickly. His cost was very reasonable. I would definitely use him again for estate matters.

Jay Lazrus
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Miriam D.
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Jay Lazrus was exceptionally knowledgeable and steered me away from more expensive choices, which is a rarity among lawyers. Highly recommend him!

  • 5 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
John D.
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Very professional, Very easy to work and very knowledgeable. Even before I hire him, he was very responsive to questions and options. Other law firms and attorneys insisted on a face to face meeting prior to hiring. Anthony was okay with allowing multiple questions before engaging into a contract. His estimate for fees were not only good but were not as high as expected and I got a refund. I highly recommend! He saved me at least $2000 in unnecessary legal fees.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Ronna R.
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I am still working with Ms. McKinley but so far I have only positive feedback about working with her. She communicates back via email or phone call, she is responsive to suggestions, she doesn’t sugar coat and she will work with you. When working with attorneys, the hardest part is getting them to call you back. She at least notifies you if she is delayed or needs to get back to you, instead of leaving you wondering what is next. I am using her as my divorce attorney. I wouldn’t want any of my friends or family to go through divorce, but if so I would certainly recommend Ms. McKinley.

Firstpoint Law Group, PC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Gilbert T.
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The quality of Jad servcice is excellent!! The results I got were amazing. I was in Fairfax County Court for a Reckless speeding and he got it reduced. He went above and beyond and he explained everything very well. I would definetly recommend him and his lawfirm for any traffic or criminal case. He is truly one of the better attorneys in the Fairfax area. Great job Jad!! Thanks for all your help.

  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bernard G.
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As a person trying to navigate through a sale and purchase of a home, I have used the services of Shawn Carter as an attorney and realtor. He is a person you can have the utmost confidence in; he is excellent in his practice. Shawn will give an honest legal approach to situations that may occur. I have the greatest respect for him, he is timely and very efficient in the work that he delivers. I would highly recommend him for attorney and realtor related matters without any reservations. It is very refreshing to have someone you can go to and trust; knowing without hesitation, that the proper things will be done. Bernard G.

Adams Law Office, LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Dawn F.
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My experience with Adams Law Office, LLC was professional, educational and productive I am very happy and pleased with their services my attorney Ericca Pearson was awesome!🙂 Thank you!!

Morisi Associates, PLLC
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Angela G.
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Ms. Morisi did a great job establishing the documents that will ensure my minor son's interests are protected, should something happen to me. Her experience working with Navy Federal also helped, since they will be in charge of my estate. I've already referred her to someone in my office.

CHANG LAW OFFICE, P.C.
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Youngbok K.
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My name is Young B. Kim. I am a semiconductor designer at Samsung Electronics. I was referred to Attorney Chang by a number of my colleagues at Samsung and from International SoC Design Conferences. Initially I contacted Attorney Change regarding my qualification under National Interest Waiver and get my green card via that route, but Attorney Chang recommended me to take the route of doing the First priority person of extraordinary ability. We submitted the EB1 petition with premium processing and it was approved exactly 7 days after the submission!!! I was so happy that I will be immigrating with my family to the US- The interview at US embassy at Korea was a breeze, took about 5 minutes. Even though Aaron carefully went over what I will be asked at the Embassy, I didn't get to do any of the explanations to the embassy officer. I will be moving to Portland, Oregon the new job in August!!! Highly recommend Attorney Chang for his expertise!!!"

  • 27 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gail S.
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Both of the Attorneys I worked with were very nice and helpful. I had used another attorney and all he did was take as much money as possible from my business. These guys saved me money and solved my issue.

  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John F.
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Kirk and his team were able to assist me on a lease review for my business on an expedited basis. I received the lease on a Friday and he was able to review it over the weekend and get back on me on Monday with comments and revisions and he identified many issues with the lease that I hadn't even considered. He was able to get the landlord's attorney to agree to the most important changes and we were able to sign the lease on Wednesday. Best of all, I got points on my business credit card as his firm accepts credit cards.

JD James & Associates, P.C.
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Dale J.
    Verified review

    Review of Contracts Documents - Teaming Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Sub Contracting and Federal Contracts. He responds quickly and works with great attorneys to make sure all concerns are handled quickly efficiently and conscientiously. From the outset he provides a lot of knowledge about the law and its intersection with business.

    Hazelwood Law Firm
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 37 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    • 7 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Courtney J.
    Verified review

    I had a 5 star experience with Stringfield & Associates, LLC! I was in a time crunch and required immediate legal assistance regarding a business matter. John Stringfield responded to my quote very quickly and adjusted his work schedule to fit me in. He provided excellent customer service and legal advice. I can honestly say that I am a customer for life whenever any future business legal matters arise, and I strongly recommend them.

    About

    I am an attorney licensed in Maryland, DC and VA since 1972. I am currently focusing my practice on preparation of wills and trusts, as well as probate of estates. However, I can assist with personal injury and contract matters, as well as I have represented clients in court in all three jurisdictions. Obtaining a fair and just result for my client is my main goal.

    Evangelos D. Sidou, LLC

    New To Thumbtack

    • 26 years in business
    About

    I am a Towson based general practice attorney who is licensed in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. I have more than 28 years of experience, all in private practice. I have handled most types of cases, although not all types. I strive to provide personal service at fair and reasonable prices.

    Arlington Legal, PLLC

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      Arlington Legal, PLLC, is dedicated to assisting you with all your needs regarding wills, trusts and estates in Virginia. Whether you need help navigating the confusing area of estate planning, need help with probate and administering an estate, or are having problems with a fiduciary or want to contest a will, we can help! We provide assistance with all aspects of estate planning, including the drafting of wills and trusts tailored to client's specific needs and circumstances. We can provide advice regarding how to minimize or even avoid estate and inheritance taxes, how to best title assets, including real estate, and how to ensure that your estate is disposed of according to your wishes. We also have extensive experience in "life planning" and handling issues relating to incapacity, including preparing powers of attorney and advance medical directives, including medical powers of attorney and living wills. We are also familiar with the probate process, frequently act as fiduciaries, and provide legal assistance to other fiduciaries in administering trusts and estates. From simple estates that don't need to be probated to complicated estates with a wide range of assets, we can provide you with the guidance you need, or even handle it for you.

      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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