Contra Costa County, California Lawyers

Robert B. Kaplan
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California Lawyer

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia State Courts, State Bar of California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Southern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California
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Sarah Arnott
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California Lawyer with 11 years experience

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
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Kerry Shapiro
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California Attorney with 31 years experience

University of California - Hastings College of the LawCalifornia
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Elliot Silver
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California Attorney with 23 years experience

Attorney Elliot Silver is a seasoned and experienced veteran criminal defense attorney. Since the age of five, Elliot always knew he wanted to be in court fighting for justice. Elliot is a graduate of the University of... Read More »
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John Toby Schreiber
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 31 years experience
(925) 472-6620 Law Offices of John T. Schreiber
1255 Treat Blvd., Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Appeals
Santa Clara University School of Law
I assist clients and/or their trial counsel in California's appellate courts, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. I am a Certified Specialist in Appellate Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. I am one of about 300 certified specialists in this practice area in the State of California.

Recent statistics published by California's Judicial Council show that civil appeals are reversed less than 20% of the time. When I represent an appellant, over the course of almost 30 years of handling civil appeals my reversal rate is 3 times that.

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Matthew B. Talbot
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 12 years experience
(925) 322-1795 2033 N. Main St. Suite 750
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationElder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of San Francisco School of Law
Matthew focuses on elder law, estate planning, and related practice areas. He began his career in the field of trusts and estates, and expanded into elder and probate law. He quickly realized that he enjoyed the personal nature of working in estate and elder law, and chose to continue by opening his own firm. He is passionate about taking care of his clients, and treats each of them as if they were family. Matthew was admitted to the California bar in 2006 and has practiced law in Contra Costa Country since 2006. He earned his J.D. at...
Konstantine A Demiris
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 13 years experience
(925) 378-2520 700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 140
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationAppeals, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Santa Clara University
Konstantine "Kosta" Demiris is a partner at the law firm of Demiris & Moore, located in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek, in the center of Contra Costa County. His practice focuses on litigation involving elder abuse (financial and physical), will and trust litigation, conservatorships, guardianships, HOA's, and appeals. Kosta is actively involved in the Contra Costa County legal community. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Contra Costa County Bar Association's Elder Law Section. He serves as court-appointed counsel in Conservatorship cases in Contra Costa County. Kosta is dedicated to helping...
Indy G. Colbath
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 5 years experience
(925) 289-8574 1299 Newell Hill Pl.
Ste 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-7020
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law and University of California - Davis
Indy Colbath is a licensed California attorney who has focused the entirety of her legal career on family law issues, including: divorce, annulment, child custody, child support, spousal support, property division, and domestic violence restraining orders. Indy has a breadth of courtroom experience she relies upon when assessing her clients’ family law matters, as well as strong relationships with the local legal community and bench. Indy has effectively represented her clients in an array of complex family law litigation, many of which involving high net worth individuals. Even though Indy has a passion for courtroom advocacy, she understands that every...
Kelly Elizabeth Balamuth
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 24 years experience
(888) 254-1234 1001 Country Club Dr.
Ste. F
Moraga, CA 94556
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
University of California, Davis, School of Law
If you become my client, I will care about you and fight on your behalf so that you can focus on getting better. I have been fighting insurance companies since 1994 on behalf of real people, like you. My firm is not a "mill" where cases are churned through like a factory. Each client is important and receives the benefit of my attention, concern, and experience.
Peter Tormey
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 14 years experience
(925) 352-9842 101 Gregory Lane
Suite 46
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
John F. Kennedy University
Mr. Tormey has over 20 years of experience in product development, marketing and intellectual property protection. As a company startup veteran, Mr. Tormey brings a unique perspective on the value of intellectual property to a small and growing business. As such, he also speaks to entrepreneurs and business executives on how to protect and leverage IP assets. Mr. Tormey is the author of the "Startup Guide to Intellectual Property." As a patent attorney, Mr. Tormey has drafted over 100 patent applications covering software, electronics, wireless, radio, mobile applications, encryption and automation controls. Besides intellectual property law, ...
Andrew John Chan
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 10 years experience
(510) 832-7770 2300 Clayton Road, Suite 350
Concord, CA 94520
Construction, IP, Insurance Defense and Legal Malpractice
University of Miami School of Law
Andrew is a senior associate in the Oakland/East Bay office of Ericksen Arbuthnot. He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star by Thomson Reuters. Andrew has extensive litigation experience representing individual and institutional clients in state and federal court. His areas of practice include insurance coverage and defense, construction defect, product liability, medical malpractice, personal injury, consumer finance, intellectual property, real estate, employment, and other commercial issues.

Andrew has B.A. degrees in Cognitive Science and History, and a minor in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley. While...
Christina Weed
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 10 years experience
(925) 953-2920 1655 N. Main Street, Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and Whittier Law School
Christina Weed understands the complex life demands and goals of her clients. Christina also understands that most of the time it is not possible to completely separate family life from business. Clients need an integrated plan that covers all of their family, business, tax, and estate planning concerns. Christina has dedicated the past thirteen years to the study and practice of law, taxation, business, accounting, and estate planning and uses this knowledge to consult with her clients in business, tax and estate planning matters. Christina is a licensed attorney with an LL.M. in Taxation from the...
Daniel L DuRee
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney
(925) 210-1400 1535 N. Main Street
Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Do you have questions about the estate planning process? Please call today for a free consultation.
Ivette Santaella
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 29 years experience
(925) 831-4840 San Ramon, CA 94583
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and IP
American University
Ivette M. Santaella is a dedicated attorney with invaluable experience in the many areas of estate planning and technology law. For the past four years, she has focused her practice on estate planning and has advised numerous families-as well as businesses-on legacy and business succession planning. Ms. Santaella also assists her clients through the analysis of strategies to minimize tax liability, as well as trust management and creditor protection. She is certified and financially trained in life and long-term care insurance, and the various types of special needs issues, which are integral in estate planning. Ms. Santaella is expanding her...
Jean Krasilnikoff
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University of California - Hastings College of the LawCalifornia
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Ethan M. Weisinger
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 8 years experience
(925) 258-2020 1600 S Main St
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Ethan M. Weisinger is a California State Certified Family Law Specialist.

From 2010 through 2016, Ethan was a partner at Walnut Creek Family Law Center, Inc., working as a family law specialist. Ethan attended California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo where he graduated with a degree of co-majors in English and Political Science. He then attended law school at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, with an emphasis in Trial Litigation and graduated with honors. He represents clients in all aspects of conventional family law matters, as well as dissolution of same sex marriages and...
Gary D. Sparks
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 14 years experience
(925) 465-2500 2890 North Main Street
Suite 205
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
John Anthony Fetto
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 32 years experience
(510) 279-3452 45 Quail Ct, Suite 112
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Animal, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Attorney John Fetto was born in New York, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings, where he specialized in trial advocacy. Mr. Fetto is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, and the Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association. It did not take Attorney Fetto long to realize that his passion was personal injury law, and he has been representing clients for 26 years. During this time,...
Jen Grondahl Lee
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 8 years experience
(925) 586-6738 111 Deerwood Road
Suite 200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Bankruptcy and Consumer
University of Richmond School of Law
When I opened my law firm in 2010, I was pretty much just a bankruptcy attorney. But over the years, as clients came to me with their unique challenges, I evolved my thinking beyond bankruptcy.

I've developed innovative solutions to help my clients handle their debt and credit issues. As a debt and credit strategy attorney, I show clients all options available to them, explain the consequences of each option, and guide them to decisions that fit their individual situation, budget, and timeline. Bankruptcy for my clients is the last, not first option.

My services are for individuals and business owners....
Daniel Timothy Quane
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 13 years experience
(925) 314-2320 571 Hartz Ave
Danville, CA 94526
Estate Planning and Probate
Golden Gate University School of Law and McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Daniel T. Quane manages the Doyle Quane Family Trusts and Estates practice. Dan is a Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate Law. He has an advanced legal degree in Taxation (LL.M.) and he was named Super Lawyer’s Rising Star in 2015 and 2016. He works with a diverse range of clients, from those of average means to wealthy families requiring complex advanced estate tax planning strategies. Dan has experience guiding families through the complex legal process required upon death in the most efficient manner possible, whether it’s through trust administration or the probate court process. He...
Amanda Marie Jarratt
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 13 years experience
(925) 480-7850 111 Deerwood Road, Ste 200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationArbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Golden Gate University School of Law
I am a divorce attorney mediator. I have created a divorce mediation program that can help you reach an agreement in as little as 90 days. After years spent in courtrooms, two truths became undeniable: Getting divorced in court is too expensive and getting divorced in court takes too long. Between the cost and the time involved, most clients are disheartened and dissatisfied with the process. I knew there had to be a better way. Divorce is hard enough without adding years of expensive courtroom battles. Committed to helping separating couples find closure faster, I undertook divorce mediation training and...
John Secrest Richards
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 11 years experience
(925) 231-8104 261 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
Free ConsultationBusiness, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Golden Gate University School of Law
J.R. Richards' practice focuses on developing long term client relationships representing their interests in both transactional matters and in civil litigation. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants primarily in real estate and business disputes and has successfully litigated cases through dispositive motion, trial and settlement in state and federal courts. J.R. prepares each case to achieve a favorable judgment by trial or before trial, and when in the best interest of the client leverages a favorable settlement. Community Involvement: * Coach/Manager for Pre-K/K softball team the Purple Puppies 2016. * Coach/Manager for the Danville...
Joseph John Appel
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 39 years experience
(925) 938-2000 100 Pringle Ave
Ste. 730
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
UC Hastings COL
Joe Appel has specialized in personal injury cases for more than 30 years. He’s seen it, tried it, and won it, both in state and federal courts. Joe graduated from St. Mary’s College of California, Moraga, California in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He also played basketball for the Galloping Gaels for four years. At graduation Joe received the Scholar Athlete of the Year Award. He then attended and graduated from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1979. Joe was admitted to the California and Federal Courts in the same year. He has been a member...
Howard Elliot Kane
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 28 years experience
(510) 292-0193 2950 Buskirk Avenue, Ste. 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
UC Hastings COL
1983-1987 UCLA, B.A. History
1987-1990 UC Hastings College of the Law, Juris Doctor

Law Offices of Howard E. Kane 1990-present
Offices in Alameda & Walnut Creek

Michael Douglas Goforth
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 39 years experience
(925) 682-9500 2001 Salvio St., Suite 25
Concord, CA 94520
Free ConsultationConstruction, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Western State University College of Law and University of California, Berkeley School of Law
For 38 years has represented catastrophically injured persons throughout Northern California. Workers' compensation, industrial accidents, death claims, orthopedic injuries, amputations, CRPS, TBI, PTSD. The Goforth & Lucas Law Partnership helps injured workers level the playing field against insurance carriers and their army of lawyers.
Jody I. LeWitter
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California Attorney with 33 years experience

University of Michigan Law SchoolCalifornia
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Kevin J. Ramey
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Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
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Scott Jordan
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 12 years experience
(925) 362-3598 18 Crow Canyon Court
Suite 280
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
I represent individuals and small to medium sized businesses in bankruptcy, foreclosure defense and debt consolidation matters. For individuals, I represent clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings, including adversary proceedings, including 2nd home mortgage lien stripping, redemption of vehicles and student loan reductions. For businesses, I provide services related to the winding down of a business, board and management consultations and bankruptcy debt consolidation in Chapter 11. In conjunction with my bankruptcy practice, I also provide estate planning, probate and trust administration representation. The best way to avoid probate is to plan properly by drafting...
Edward William Younger IV
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 7 years experience
(925) 420-4111 420 Beatrice Court, Suite G1
Brentwood, CA 94513
Business and Estate Planning
Concord Law School
I am an estate planning and business law lawyer practicing in East Contra Costa County California. I take pride in providing value minded legal services to area families and businesses.
M. Colby Freeman
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 9 years experience
(925) 314-2320 571 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
Divorce and Family
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
Colby combines aggressive advocacy and compassion to assist clients through difficult times. Dedicated to helping clients navigate through complex legal matters with integrity, Colby has a tough yet sensitive approach to divorce and family law. Common sense and tenacity are hallmarks of his advocacy. Colby is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned a B.A. in Rhetoric, with a minor in Celtic Studies, and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco (USF) School of Law, where he was the Student Commencement Speaker at his law school graduation, the Co-Chair of the USF Public...
Jeffrey Burton Kahn
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 30 years experience
(866) 494-6829 1255 Treat Blvd., Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Cannabis Law and Tax
University of Miami School of Law and University of Miami School of Law
The Law Offices Of Jeffrey B. Kahn, P.C. are uniquely qualified in tax. Is the IRS breathing down your neck and sending you intimidating notices and telephone calls? Are you having tax problems? Is the IRS filing liens, garnishing your wages, levying assets, and devastating your financial and personal life? IRS tax debts require immediate action. Don’t put off dealing with tax debts; inaction could be very expensive. Instead, consider professional IRS help. The Law Offices of Jeffrey B. Kahn, P.C. are uniquely qualified in tax, probate, trust, and business law. We can provide responsive, proactive...
Dess Aldredge Benedetto
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 19 years experience
(925) 945-8200 1615 Bonanza Street, Ste. 209
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationElder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of San Diego School of Law
Ms. Benedetto has assisted hundreds of clients with the creation of their Wills, Living Trusts and other estate planning documents. She assists families with trust administration and probate procedures when loved ones pass away, and also prepares legal documents for conservatorships of elderly clients and limited conservatorships for developmentally disabled adults. In 2006, Ms. Benedetto created the Family Trust Law Center, later incorporated to Family TLC, Inc., to be a firm where families come for professional estate planning by licensed attorneys, at flat, reasonable fees. Amendment of documents and other hourly work is done as...
Adam Michael Carlson
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 10 years experience
(925) 954-4606 2121 N California Blvd Ste 1020
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of San Francisco School of Law
Attorney Adam M. Carlson is managing partner at Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook. While he is skilled in various areas of law, he focuses the majority of his practice handling cases related to wrongful death, civil rights, and personal injury. He believes that tailoring each case to each client’s needs is key to providing aggressive and compassionate legal representation.

Before joining the firm, Carlson served as an intake assistant for our team, where he was responsible for fielding calls from potential clients. It was at this time that Carlson decided he wanted to do more. He found that he was passionate...
Patricia Ann Rowe
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 18 years experience
(925) 256-1000 1401 Franquette Ave.
Suite A-3
Concord, CA 94520
Business, Estate Planning, Family and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law
I am also a Certified Public Accountant and have been doing tax work in the Bay Area for 30 years. I specialize in helping people and businesses pay as few taxes as possible without getting audited. In the estate planning area I help people preserve their property for their families and pay as few estate taxes as possible. I also am the Probate Doctor who can help fix impossible situations when estates are stuck in the quagmire of California Probate.
Peter Alan Mankin
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 43 years experience
(925) 935-0300 1211 Newell Ave.
Suite 120
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Real Estate
University of San Francisco School of Law
Private Practice in real estate and business law for 40 years. Court and private mediator for 25 years. AV Rated and Northern California Super Lawyer.
Jean Claude Bernard Mallein
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 12 years experience
(925) 905-9050 244 Front Street
Danville, CA 94526
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Jean Claude (JJ) B. Mallein Jr. is an experienced business, tax and trusts and estates attorney. Dedicated to wealth preservation, he has focused his education and practice on helping California residents secure their estates and prepare for the future. As a partner at boutique tax and estate planning firm in the Silicon Valley, Mr. Mallein gained valuable experience in wealth management, estate planning, tax planning, business succession planning, trust and estate administrations, tax controversy, real estate transactions and like-kind exchange cases. He is fully prepared to tackle complex business and estate planning cases. Mr. Mallein is a Dual Certified...
Gordon Craig Young
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 26 years experience
(925) 314-9999 318-C Diablo Road
Danville, CA 94526
Free ConsultationArbitration & Mediation, Probate, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
U of San Francisco School of Law
Gordon Young is a 25-year litigator, specializing in financial, trust and securities litigation. Gordon tries and arbitrates cases for trustees, beneficiaries, financial professionals, investment advisors, stock brokers, Wall Street banks, and broker-dealers. These cases include civil, probate and regulatory claims based on breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, fraud, suitability, mismanagement of mutual funds and managed accounts, the prudent investor rule, as well as employee promissory notes, up-front loans, raiding, trade secret, unfair competition and related employment claims. Gordon has successfully assisted numerous investment professionals with FINRA related expungement actions. Gordon has been recognized eleven times...
Martin H. Orlick
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California Attorney with 41 years experience

University of San Francisco School of LawCalifornia
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Joshua Haevernick
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UCLA School of LawCalifornia and U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
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Cristin Michelle Lowe
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 14 years experience
(925) 215-1388 4000 Executive Parkway
Suite 220
San Ramon, CA 94583
Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Our practice covers all aspects of family and matrimonial law in all of the Bay Area counties, primarily focusing on Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano, and San Francisco counties. We will expertly navigate you through your family law matter, whether it involves termination of a domestic partnership, paternity, custody, visitation, domestic violence, adoption, guardianship, support, an annulment, legal separation, or post-judgment issues. Regardless which of these processes you are dealing with, we understand the strain and pressure that these matters inevitably put on clients and the necessity of providing strong representation. Therefore, we strive to make the entire process as easy...
Martin Ross Sances
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 24 years experience
(925) 284-2810 3736 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Suite 300
Lafayette, CA 94549
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, Construction and Insurance Claims
Univ of Wisconsin Law School
Areas of Expertise

Business advice and counseling
Contract drafting and review
Corporate structure and transactions
Licensing and regulation
Employment and labor negotiation
Insurance coverage and claims handling
Education

B.A., Colgate University, 1991
Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude
J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 1994

Martin is an experienced business attorney who facilitates transactions while minimizing the risks and pitfalls facing his clients. Martin takes a “can-do” approach to legal problems that focuses on crafting deals through an integrative and value creating process rather than conflict.
Paige Simmons Esq.
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 7 years experience
(925) 756-7777 131 Sand Creek Rd
#H
Brentwood, CA 94513
Free ConsultationBusiness, Insurance Claims, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
The Simmons Law Firm is led by Paige Simmons, Esq. Paige has provided legal counsel to California and New York businesses, community associations, management companies, and building owners for close to a decade. She has also spent several years defending and suing Fortune 500 companies like Staples, Home Depot, Benihana, KB Homes and Richmond American Homes. In addition, Paige has handled hundreds of commercial and residential landlord-tenant disputes, judicial foreclosures, personal judgments, and liens.

Paige brings several years of business acumen and insurance knowledge to the firm. Prior to embarking on her legal career, Paige was a licensed all-lines...
Michael J. Hassen
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 32 years experience
(925) 359-7500 1981 N. Broadway, Suite 280
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Antitrust, Appeals and Business
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Michael Hassen's litigation practice spans over 30 years and emphasizes general business and commercial litigation, including class action defense and matters involving intellectual property and unfair competition.
Daniel Horowitz
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 38 years experience
(925) 283-1863 P.O. Box 1547
Lafayette, CA 94549
Criminal and DUI
Southwestern Univ School of Law and Southwestern University School of Law
Courtroom trial lawyer and television legal commentator. Daniel Horowitz is a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" and a certified Specialist in criminal law. (See website for the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.) Daniel Horowitz has taught trial law as a law school professor and published in many legal journals on topics as broad as trial evidence, trial motions and real property law.

Horowitz is often retained as a trial lawyer in cases that were expected to resolve but instead reached the courtroom. The lawyers who are top guns in their specific areas (e.g....
Richard Bennett Salles
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 19 years experience
(925) 478-5662 1261 Locust Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationIP, Patents and Trademarks
Univ of Oregon School of Law
Richard is a USPTO Registered Patent Attorney who loves helping creative people realize their dreams. Rich received his BA from Princeton University, and then completed his physics coursework at San Francisco State University. Rich received his J.D. with Honors from the University of Oregon School of Law, where he received a Certificate in Intellectual Property for his coursework in patent infringement. Rich has a technical background in electronics, solid state and integrated circuits. Rich has practiced in patent litigation and military law, having served as an Army JAG Corps Captain stateside and overseas. After passing the...
Carl R. Gustafson
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 11 years experience
(925) 230-2644 1525 Contra Costa Blvd
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
In 2003, Carl R. Gustafson graduated from UCLA Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors in History. In 2005, he was a legal intern for Global Justice in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he drafted sections of human rights situation reports and submitted them to the United Nations and other international bodies. He also researched issues of international jurisdiction and the enforcement of international treaties. Carl went on to graduate with honors from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2007, where he was also an associate editor for the Ecological Law Quarterly. It was Carl's yearning to right wrongs...
Mr. Loren Barr
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 23 years experience
(925) 660-7544 318 Diablo Road STE C
Danville, CA 94526
Estate Planning
Santa Clara University School of Law
Loren Barr specializes in estate and trust litigation, estate planning, and trust and estate administration. He has represented hundreds of clients in estate, trust, and elder abuse cases, and has extensive experience drafting and administering wills and trusts. He has been certified by the California State Bar of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law since 2004 and has served as a witness in elder abuse and trust cases. Loren has been recognized as a Northern California “Super Lawyer” every year since 2008. Loren grew up in Lafayette, California and graduated...
Douglas Kershaw Poulin
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 17 years experience
(925) 933-9800 1850 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 340
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationConstruction and Real Estate
Boston College Law School
Mr. Poulin is experienced in the areas of real estate, business, and construction litigation. He has trial experience in both state and Federal court, and has experience in all aspects of dispute resolution. Mr. Poulin has successfully represented clients in broker disputes, foreclosures, neighbor disputes, title insurance coverage, fraud, breach of contract, breach of lease and landlord-tenant issues. Real estate issues include construction defect cases, damages on behalf of contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers in mechanic's liens, stop notice, payment and performance bond actions. Prior to joining The Williams Firm, Mr. Poulin was an associate at the law...
Karyne Ghantous
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 21 years experience
(925) 242-2431 2603 Camino Ramon, Suite 200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationConstruction, Insurance Defense, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Karyne T. Ghantous is a California licensed attorney with close to 20 years of litigation and insurance defense experience successfully negotiating the resolution of, and trying cases in State and Federal court, Contra Costa County, Alameda County, San Francisco County, Santa Clara County, Sacramento County, Solano County and Monterey County.
An Nguyen Ruda
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California Lawyer with 18 years experience

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia, State Bar of California, U.S. District Court Central District of California , U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court Northern District of California , U.S. District Court...
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Bruce J. Napell
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California Attorney

University of California Hastings College of the Law9th Circuit, California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of...
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The Justia Lawyer Directory is a listing of lawyers, legal aid organizations, and pro bono legal service organizations. Whether you were injured, are accused of a crime, or are merely engaging in everyday affairs that affect your legal rights or property, an attorney can help you resolve problems or prevent new ones from arising.

Here are just a few situations where you might want to seek the advice of an attorney:

  • You were injured in a car or truck accident
  • You have been arrested and charged with a crime, such as DUI or shoplifting
  • You are considering separating from your spouse
  • You have been subjected to harassment or other discrimination at work

Use Justia to research and compare attorneys so that you can make an informed decision when you hire your counsel.

It is important to research an attorney before hiring him or her. Be sure to evaluate an attorney's experience (types of cases handled, prior results obtained, etc.). Although prior results are not indicative of the likelihood of success in your case, they can help you make an informed decision.

Also worth serious consideration is the attorney's location, particularly if you will be traveling to visit him or her for consultations.

Finally, research an attorney to see whether he or she has ever been subject to discipline. Although disciplinary actions do not necessarily impact the attorney's competence to handle your case, they may affect your decision whether to hire.