Coachella, California Lawyers

Kenneth C. Bovard
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California Lawyer with 46 years experience

University of San Diego School of LawCalifornia
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Brandon Kyle Chock
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California Lawyer with 12 years experience

New York University School of LawCalifornia and New York
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Wei Deng
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California Attorney

University of California - IrvineCalifornia
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Robert E. Mangels
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California Attorney with 48 years experience

The George Washington University Law SchoolCalifornia, Nevada, State Bar of California, State Bar of Nevada, State Bar of Virginia, Virginia and California
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Coachella, CA Attorney with 30 years experience
(760) 408-8379 PO Box 115
Coachella, CA 92236
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Coachella, CA Lawyer with 31 years experience
(760) 568-4755 51335 Cesar Chavez St Ste 105
Coachella, CA 92236
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Western State Univ
Shaffer T. Cormell
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(888) 922-5051 1130 W Hobsonway
Blythe, CA 92225
Free ConsultationBlythe, CA Attorney with 27 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Simon Greenleaf School of Law - Trinity University Law School
Attorney Shaffer Cormell is a Top Rated DUI/DWI Criminal Defense Attoney in California. He has been representing individuals charged with criminal offenses for over 28 years. You can check out this “Top Rated” California Criminal Defense Lawyer’s reviews at www.avvo.com, Yelp and Google. When you are looking for the Best Criminal Defense Attorney Contact the Law Offices of Shaffer Cormell.

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Brian Russell Michaels
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Palm Springs, CA Lawyer with 23 years experience
(760) 902-0592 777 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way Suite 200
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of LaVerne
Attorney Brian Michaels is a 23 year veteran of the California Criminal Courts. Attorney Michaels spent the first 8 years of his career as a big city Prosecutor where he cut his teeth in the trial courts of Los Angeles where he earned accolades as a Top Prosecutor. Attorney Michaels worked for the Los Angeles Police Department during the height of the infamous Rampart Scandal as a Civil Defense Attorney. Michaels is unique among Criminal Defense Attorneys in Southern California as very few have any Prosecutorial experience and most set out on their own straight out of Law School. Michaels...
Domingo Castillo Jr
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(800) 497-9774 7130 Magnolia Ave. Ste. E
Riverside, CA 92504
Free ConsultationRiverside, CA Attorney with 19 years experience
Domestic Violence, Employment, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Univ of West Los Angeles
I have over 31 years handling workers compensation and personal injury as a Claims Adjuster / Hearing Representative for 10 years and 20 years as a Personal Injury & Workers Compensation Attorney for thousands of Southern California clients. I’ve also handle limited criminal defense and family law matters throughout Southern California areas of Riverside, Inland Empire, Murrieta and Indio. Our offices handle all Personal Injury & Workers Compensation matters throughout Southern California. I then began working as a workers comp adjuster for Cigna Property & Casualty. While in Law School, I worked full time as a workers compensation hearing...
Mario Rodriguez
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Indio, CA Lawyer with 39 years experience
(760) 347-7771 45841 Oasis St
Indio, CA 92201
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
UCLA School of Law
Mario Rodriguez received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1977. He graduated from the UCLA School of Law in 1980, receiving the degree of Juris Doctor. He was admitted as an attorney in California in 1980. An experienced trial attorney, Mario Rodriguez has been a criminal defense attorney for 30 years. He represents clients charged with serious felonies in both State and Federal Court throughout the United States. One hundred percent of Mr. Rodriguez 's practice is defending individuals and businesses in the area of Criminal Law. The investigating agencies...
Nicholas Montes
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(760) 863-4800 81715 Hwy. 111, Ste. C
Indio, CA 92201
Free ConsultationIndio, CA Attorney with 17 years experience
Workers' Comp
University of San Diego School of Law
Miguel A. Valente
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Indio, CA Lawyer with 11 years experience
(760) 863-2161 82850Highway 111
SUITE A
Indio, CA 92201
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Michael J. Kennedy
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Indio, CA Lawyer with 37 years experience
(760) 972-4708 82632-B Hwy.111
Suite 3
Indio, CA 92201
Free ConsultationAppeals, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Southwestern University School of Law
I have been a constitutional defense attorney for over 30 years [after serving a few years as a federal judicial law clerk and as a deputy district attorney], 13 of which were as a deputy public defender for San Bernardino County, after which I retired and helped form Ledger & Kennedy, which evolved into Kennedy & Roe at the beginning of 2007, which I dissolved in August of 2012 and commenced my current sole practice.

I concentrate exclusively on criminal and constitutional litigation, and I have handled every manner and nature of criminal case, from infractions to LWOP murders.

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Leonard Jack Cravens
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Indio, CA Lawyer with 18 years experience
(866) 223-0353 45902 Oasis St. STE C
P.O. Box 2714
Indio, CA 92202
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Lincoln Law Sch of San Jose
Ambrosio E. Rodriguez
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California Lawyer with 21 years experience

Ambrosio E. Rodriguez is a criminal defense attorney with over 18 years experience. Prior to becoming a criminal lawyer, Ambrosio served as a prosecutor for 13 years. During his time as a prosecutor, he led the sex... Read More »
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Domingo Castillo Jr
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California Attorney with 19 years experience

I have over 31 years handling workers compensation and personal injury as a Claims Adjuster / Hearing Representative for 10 years and 20 years as a Personal Injury & Workers Compensation Attorney for thousands of... Read More »
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Abraham Neil Seidman
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Indio, CA Attorney with 22 years experience
(310) 766-6348 P. O. Box 378
Indio, CA 92202
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Christopher Hickey
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(760) 861-5923 45902 Oasis Street, Suite D
Indio, CA 92201
Indio, CA Lawyer
Angelina Maria Plumtree
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Indio, CA Attorney with 18 years experience
(760) 423-2504 42933 Madio Street
Indio, CA 92201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Insurance Claims and Insurance Defense
California Western School of Law
Plumtree & Associates is a boutique construction law firm specializing in representing general contractors, custom homebuilders, 8a contractors, remodelers, subcontractors, suppliers, engineers and architects in both California and Nevada. The firm represents clients in public, industrial, commercial and residential construction. Area of representation include, contract litigation, mechanics liens, bonded stop notices, delay claims, differing site conditions, change order negotiation/litigation, disgorgement, California Home Improvement Contract Issues, contract drafting/negotiation, CSLB license issues, business formation, expansion and dissolution, zoning, code enforcement, etc.
Bruce David Abel
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Palm Desrt, CA Attorney with 36 years experience
(760) 601-5092 77711 Flora Road, Suite 310
Palm Desrt, CA 92211
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Employment and Real Estate
Southwestern Law School
John Jimenez
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Palm Desert, CA Lawyer with 43 years experience
(760) 345-4777 77760 Country Club Dr
Suite H
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of California - Berkeley
John Jimenez is a graduate of the most prestigious law school in the country, the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law), where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1976. He has over 39 years of experience defending the accused; always practicing as a criminal defense attorney. In his career dedicated to helping the accused, John Jimenez has obtained Not Guilty Jury Verdicts in murder, drug, DUI, sex, theft, domestic violence and white-collar crime cases. Because of his success, John Jimenez’s peers have rated him one of the Best Lawyers in the country, and specifically...
Brad Faber
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Indio, CA Lawyer with 6 years experience
(800) 590-6886 49950 Jefferson Street
Suite 130-218
Indio, CA 92201
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Kansas School of Law
I am an experienced Family Law Attorney serving Indio, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and the entire Coachella Valley.

The preservation of the family unit can be achieved, even after a divorce. My parents divorced when I was young, but remained friends throughout my life to this day. I believe, when children are involved, the best interest of the children are paramount. I strive to be fair and foster an equitable settlement. However, when the other side is being less than forthcoming, a more aggressive approach is often needed.

Whether you need a lawyer to provide an...
Jessica Jimenez
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Palm Desert, CA Attorney with 10 years experience
(760) 898-0205 77564 Country Club Drive, Suite 236
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of California - Davis
Criminal defense attorney in Palm Desert, California
Mr.  Amir H. Afsar
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Palm Desert, CA Lawyer with 15 years experience
(760) 345-3110 78000 Fred Waring
Suite 203
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Arbitration & Mediation, Business, Construction and Divorce
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Welcome, my name is Amir Afsar and I have been a California Bar Certified attorney since 2004. My practice, Afsar Law Group, A.P.C., is located in Palm Desert, California and provides legal services to clients throughout the Coachella Valley. For legal assistance in Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Palm Springs, Indio, and throughout the Coachella Valley, contact Amir Afsar with Afsar Law Group, A.P.C. at 760-345-3110 or visit us on the web at www.AfsarLaw.com.
Sean F. Leslie
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Palm Desert, CA Attorney with 29 years experience
(760) 579-0380 77564A Country Club Dr
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Palm Desert, CA 92211
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of San Diego School of Law
Bruce Rea Durkee
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Palm Desert, CA Attorney with 16 years experience
(760) 200-4709 77772 Flora Rd
Suite C
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Whittier Coll School of Law
Bruce R. Durkee is licensed both as an attorney and as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Bruce is also a Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. ?Bruce graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Whittier Law School -- finishing in the top 10% of his class. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Accounting from Vanguard University of Southern California, graduating cum laude. Prior to becoming an attorney, Bruce owned a CPA firm...
Amanda Beth Naples
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California Lawyer

Attorney Naples is a Senior Attorney at the family law firm of Cullen, Murphy & Naples. The family law firm of Cullen, Murphy & Naples strives to maintain effective, quality relationships with each of our... Read More »
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David M. Poitras
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California Lawyer with 30 years experience

David Poitras has specialized in representing individuals and companies in all areas of bankruptcy (creditors, creditors' committees, debtors, investors and trustees, asset acquirers), out-of-court financial... Read More »
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Forest Michele Wilkerson
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La Quinta, CA Attorney with 14 years experience
(760) 777-4322 78-060 Calle Estado
Suite 21
La Quinta, CA 92253
Free ConsultationAppeals, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Forest graduated from the University of San Diego in May of 2003, and has had a varied and interesting career. After law school, Forest did an extended internship at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, the Netherlands. She was assigned to the lead prosecutor on the team prosecuting Serbian Dictator Slobodan Milosovic for war crimes. Following her time in The Hague, she worked as a research and writing attorney for a team defending a notorious MS-13 gang member in a death penalty case where it was alleged that her client took part in the...
Michael Bernard Goldstein
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Palm Desert, CA Attorney with 29 years experience
(760) 772-4278 77564 A Country Club Dr
#118
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Joshua Mulligan
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La Quinta, CA Attorney with 14 years experience
(760) 777-4322 78060 Calle Estado, Suite 21
Suite 21
La Quinta, CA 92253
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Cornell Univ
Josh is a graduate of Cornell Law School, an Ivy League institution and one of the top 10 law schools in the country. At Cornell, Josh was a general editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, and published a law journal article. Josh knew early in his law school career that his passion was in criminal law, defending individuals who had made a mistake and were now facing punishment in one of the harshest and most punitive criminal justice systems in the world. Josh externed for a judge in New York and experienced firsthand the inner...
Rhona Shelley Kauffman
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Palm Desert, CA Lawyer with 25 years experience
(760) 772-8225 77564 Country Club Drive
Suite 115
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Whittier Coll School of Law
I have been passionately practicing Civil Litigation for over two decades. My specialties include Real Estate, Business, Contracts, Homeowners Associations, Corporate, Employment Law, and Estate Planning. I have a superb rating on AVVO which is the attorney rated online website and my clients and peers have nominated me for Top Business Lawyer in Palm Springs Life. My offices are located in San Diego and Palm Desert California but I have clients across United States and in Canada and aboard who find me on the internet. I look forward to servicing your legal needs.
Shannon McDonald Goldstein
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Palm Desert, CA Attorney with 26 years experience
(760) 772-4278 77564 A Country Club Dr
#118
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Samuel Franklin Trussell
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Palm Desert, CA Attorney with 33 years experience
(877) 474-6772 77564 Country Club Dr.
Suite 150
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Southwestern University School of Law
Attorney Samuel F. Trussell is an experienced personal injury attorney. His areas of practice include accidents, defective products, medical malpractice and also elder abuse.
John Jimenez
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Palm Desert, CA Lawyer with 42 years experience
(760) 345-4777 77760 Country Club Dr Ste H
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Robert Arthur Bernheimer
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Coachella, CA Attorney with 24 years experience
(760) 360-7666 www.RobBernheimer.com
Coachella, CA 92236
Administrative, Business, Municipal and Real Estate
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Rob Bernheimer is a public policy expert and attorney with a proven track record of providing game changing strategies to complex issues. With nearly a decade as a Mayor and City Councilmember, and over 20 years of experience in representing clients in government, political and legal matters, Bernheimer has served as the strategic quarterback for private individuals, public agencies, corporations and global investment companies in legal, municipal and special district issues across California. His experience includes land use matters, annexations and consolidations, master planning, CEQA compliance, complex government & tribal negotiations, water disputes, renewable energy, real estate transactions...
Denise Elaine Shaw
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Palm Desert, CA Attorney with 25 years experience
(760) 808-9901 78206 Varner Rd
Ste D #282
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
California Western School of Law
Nathan L. Rosenberg
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La Quinta, CA Attorney with 43 years experience
(760) 777-6600 78-010 Main Street
Suite 203
La Quinta, CA 92253
Divorce and Family
George Washington Univ LS
John A. Graham
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California Lawyer

University of San Diego School of Law6th Circuit, 9th Circuit, Central District of California, Eastern District of California, Northern District of California, Southern District of California, State Bar of California, U.S. Supreme Court and Western...
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Barry V. Freeman
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California Attorney with 56 years experience

Barry Freeman specializes in creditors' rights, Article 9 of the UCC and bank and asset-based lending, Barry's practice focuses on all aspects of secured and unsecured lending, asset-based and unsecured lending, special... Read More »
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Michael Raymond Dunlevie
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Bermuda Dunes, CA Attorney with 32 years experience
(760) 345-2694 79-050 Avenue 42
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
Business and Real Estate
Randall Scott Jackson
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Palm Desert, CA Lawyer with 23 years experience
(760) 674-9595 77564 Country Club Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Regent Univ School of Law
Monica Elizabeth Amboss
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Palm Desert, CA Lawyer with 31 years experience
(760) 345-1494 40634 Eastwood Lane
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Business
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Dale S. Gribow
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Palm Desert, CA Lawyer with 49 years experience
(760) 837-7500 73-061 El Paseo Suite 220
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Boutique practice in Palm Desert for 25 years "A TOP LAWYER FOR ACCIDENT AND DUI CLIENTS"
“TOP LAWYER” - Palm Springs Life-(DUI/PI)-2011-19
“TOP LAWYER”- Inland Empire Magazine Nov. ‘16
PERFECT 10.0 AVVO Peer Rating
“PREEMINENT” Rating - Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory
“BEST Attorneys of America” Selected by “Rue” Limited to Top 100 Attys/state
CALIFORNIA'S TOP 10 ATTORNEYS
TOP ATTORNEYS North America
10 BEST ATTORNEYS For California
Legal Eagle "Best and Brightest Legal Minds" by Palm Springs Life- June 2016
Man of the Year 7 times- including the City of Palm Desert and the City of Hope.
Dale Gribow Day proclaimed 4 x’s.

Robert Edward Blythe II
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Palm Springs, CA Attorney with 38 years experience
(800) 830-7746 777 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Suite 200
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Free ConsultationMedical Malpractice, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Born: Los Angeles, California, July 19, 1948; admitted to bar, 1981, California and U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Education: University of Southern California; California State University of Northridge (B.A., 1976); Southwestern University (J.D., 1980). Emergency Trauma Technician, UCLA School of Medicine Emergency Department, 1973-1979; Santa Monica Hospital Emergency Department, 1973-1977. Past Personal Counsel for the Following: Director of Emergency Medicine, County of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles, Emergency Medicine Program; Director of Emergency Medical Care, County of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles, Fire Department Paramedic Program; Director of Pharmacology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center....
Athina Karamanlis Powers
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INDIAN WELLS, CA Attorney
(760) 346-4601 74900 Highway 111
Suite 213
INDIAN WELLS, CA 92210
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Workers' Comp
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Harvard Law School and National and Kapodistrian University
I successfully represented clients in cases ranging from divorce to fraud investigations, for the last 30 years. As an economist, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)*, and California State Attorney, I can analyze cases from various angles so that I can determine reasonable resolutions to disputes and provide successful representation for all my clients. In addition to that, I can also communicate with you in Greek, French, Italian, and Spanish, in order to suit your needs.

My practice focuses on Family Law, Fraud Law and Worker's Comp (rated #6 in Rancho Mirage; rated top 10% of 1.5 million lawyers in MartinDale-Hubbell). I...
Frederic Steven Wieder
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Palm Desert, CA Attorney with 50 years experience
(760) 776-6666 44-100 Monterey Ave
Suite 203
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Juvenile
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Put over 40 years of Family Law experience to work for you. I am a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. I have extensive trial and mediation experience which assists clients in getting their cases resolved with fewer court appearances, saving them money in legal fees. I sit as a temporary judge in family law frequently which has given me the experience of evaluating cases in my pratice from a judge's point of view. ...
Stephanie Arrache
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Palm Desert, CA Attorney
41865 Boardwalk
Suite 202
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Stephanie M. Arrache is an attorney who prides herself on her personal attention to each client and case. She practices exclusively in the field of criminal defense, handling all aspects from infractions to misdemeanors and felonies.
Helene Patrice - Dreyer Koch
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Indian Wells, CA Lawyer with 27 years experience
(760) 360-2400 45025 Manitou Dr
Indian Wells, CA 92210
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
University of Texas - Austin
Peter Anthony Bohan
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Riverside, CA Attorney with 22 years experience
(949) 645-9366 3993 Orange St
Ste 201
Riverside, CA 92501
Free ConsultationSocial Security Disability
Western State Univ COL
We are a close-knit law experienced law firm with a doctor/lawyer, paralegal, and attorney to help you get your Social Security Disability and Long Term Disability Benefits (ERISA). Our combined medical and legal backgrounds enable us to present your case thoroughly and persuasively to the Social Security Administration at your disability hearing. Hablamos Español.
Joel D. Deutsch
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Stanford Law School Stanford UniversityCalifornia
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Scott J. Sheldon
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Scott Sheldon is a Civil Law Attorney serving clients in the Inland Empire, Los Angeles, and Orange County. Representing individuals and small businesses with civil and probate disputes, business litigation, business... Read More »
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Coachella Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Inland Counties Legal Services
(760) 342-1591
Indio, CA


Public Service Law Corporation of Riverside County Bar Association
(951) 682-7968
Riverside, CA

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