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Kerry Shapiro
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Kerry Shapiro
Lawyer Serving Contra Costa County, CA
California Attorney with 34 years of experience
I am an accomplished California attorney, representing clients with Government, Environmental, Natural Resources and Land Use matters. I have over 30 years of experience with a broad array of federal, state and local... Read More »
Aaron Spolin
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Aaron Spolin
Lawyer Serving Contra Costa County, CA
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California Attorney
Spolin Law P.C.’s founder, Aaron Spolin, is a former prosecutor and award-winning criminal appeals attorney. He has achieved successful outcomes on hundreds of criminal cases, including numerous dismissals of major... Read More »
Samuel Welles
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Samuel Welles
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney
University of San Francisco School of LawCalifornia
Richard A. Rogan
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Richard A. Rogan
Lawyer Serving Contra Costa County, CA
California Attorney with 47 years of experience
I am a California Business attorney, with extensive experience in Bankruptcy and Insolvency for financial institutions. My practice encompasses banking, commercial law, corporate governance, financial transactions, real... Read More »
Jason M. Horst
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Jason M. Horst
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(415) 871-6567 1855 San Miguel Road Suite 17
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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University of San Francisco School of Law
Jason Horst is the Managing Partner of Horst Legal Counsel. Jason served for more than a decade as an attorney in large regional and international law firms before founding Horst Legal Counsel, serving the legal needs of businesses and individuals in California. Jason is an accomplished litigator, having successfully resolved countless disputes for his clients in a wide range of complex litigation matters, including those involving commercial contracts, partnership disputes, trademark infringement, real estate, antitrust, and more. Jason prides himself on the ability to develop and execute creative strategies to efficiently accomplish his clients’ goals. Jason is also among the...
Christina Weed
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Christina Weed
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(925) 390-3222 1990 N California Blvd
Suite 1020
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...
Paula S Grohs
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Paula S Grohs
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(925) 526-6331 3021 Citrus Circle, Suite 140
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Free ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfCollections and Family
Saratoga Univ School of Law and Saratoga School of Law
My work history has been focused in the area of family law and judgment enforcement for family law cases.

Prior to becoming an attorney in 2004, I obtained my paralegal certificate in 1979, established American Process & Courier Service in 1991. I have a broad range of experience including family law, civil litigation, probate, bankruptcy and estate planning.

I now focus on assisting self-represented litigants with document preparation services in family law and uncontested probate matters as well as enforcement of judgments.
Daniel Timothy Quane
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Daniel Timothy Quane
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 16 years of 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 Doyle Quane's Trusts and Estates practice. Dan is a Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate Law. He has advanced legal degrees in Taxation (LL.M.) and Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law (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...
Pezhman Pakneshan
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Pezhman Pakneshan
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 17 years of experience
(415) 293-8454 1255 Treat Boulevard, Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Univ of Pennsylvania LS
The Pakneshan Firm is dedicated to representing clients accused, investigated or charged in state and federal criminal and administrative matters. The Pakneshan Firm is a Bay Area criminal, DUI and Civil Rights law firm which has the experience, expertise and resources to handle all phases of your case. Our firm represents clients in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Santa Clara, and San Mateo counties. The Pakneshan Firm has established itself as one of the Bay Area’s premier criminal defense firms. We have a proven track record for getting the best possible results for our clients.

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Matthew B. Talbot
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Matthew B. Talbot
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 15 years of 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...
Daniel L DuRee
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Daniel L DuRee
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.
Michael J. Hassen
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Michael J. Hassen
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 35 years of 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.
Andrew John Chan
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Andrew John Chan
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 13 years of 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 counsel in the Oakland/East Bay office of Ericksen Arbuthnot and co-chair of the firm's Appellate Practice Group. 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, intellectual property, personal injury, professional liability, real estate, and other commercial issues.

Andrew has B.A. degrees in Cognitive Science and History, and a minor in Philosophy, from the...
Ethan M. Weisinger
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Ethan M. Weisinger
(925) 258-2020 1600 S Main St
Ste. #185
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers Video ConferencingVideo ConfContra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 11 years of experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Ethan M. Weisinger is a California State Certified Family Law Specialist working in all of the Bay Area Counties. He represents clients in all aspects of conventional family law matters, (divorce/separation, child custody, spousal/child support, etc.) as well as dissolution of same-sex marriages, including Registered Domestic Partnerships. Ethan graduated with honors from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo with a degree in English and Political Science. Ethan then went on to study law at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and graduated with honors, with an emphasis in Trial Litigation in 2010. From 2010...
Sarah Van Voorhis
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Sarah Van Voorhis
Lawyer Serving Contra Costa County, CA
California Lawyer with 21 years of experience
Stanford Law SchoolCalifornia
Givelle J. Lamano
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Givelle J. Lamano
Lawyer Serving Contra Costa County, CA
California Attorney with 11 years of experience
GIVELLE LAMANO is an Oakland DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney who truly cares about her clients. She has represented people from all walks of life from gang members appealing their life sentences to corporate... Read More »
Ivette Santaella
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Ivette Santaella
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 32 years of experience
(925) 831-4840 San Ramon, CA 94583
Offers Video ConferencingVideo ConfElder, Estate Planning, IP and Probate
American University
You’ve spent your life building your wealth. And no matter how large or how modest – protecting your assets matters. Ivette Santaella understands that estate planning may seem daunting. You might feel uncomfortable talking about what happens after death. Or maybe you’re worried that you don’t understand the laws well enough. Santaella Law Group, APC is here to guide you through your concerns and make estate planning easy. Ivette has more than 30 years of experience talking her clients through their goals, translating and helping them navigate the law, and working with them to come up with a solid plan for...
Konstantine A Demiris
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Konstantine A Demiris
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 16 years of 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...
Jen Grondahl Lee
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Jen Grondahl Lee
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 12 years of experience
(925) 586-6738 111 Deerwood Road
Suite 200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Offers Video ConferencingVideo ConfBankruptcy 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....
Carin Leanne Johnson
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Carin Leanne Johnson
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 29 years of experience
(925) 952-8900 2125 Oak Grove Rd Ste 315
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Carin Johnson is a passionate defender of parents’ rights and has practiced dependency and juvenile law for over 27 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree at Chico State University and is a graduate of Golden Gate University, School of Law, 1993.

In September 2010, Carin presented oral argument in the California First District Court of Appeal, involving a case where the dependency court denied her client reunification services and sought to terminate her parental rights. Carin fought hard for the mother and won a rare REVERSAL, of the lower court’s ruling. This changed California law.

Again, Carin argued a wrongfully-accused...
R. Lewis Van Blois
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R. Lewis Van Blois
(925) 947-1055 2950 Buskirk Avenue
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfContra Costa County, CA Attorney with 55 years of experience
Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Leaders In Personal Injury Litigation

In the aftermath of a life-altering injury caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless actions, you and the people you love face many challenges. You will face a grueling recovery process with no guarantee of living the life you once lived. In addition, you will need significant financial resources to compensate you for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.

It is important to understand that the lawyer you select in your personal injury claim matters a great deal. For many decades, individuals and families across Oakland, the Bay Area, Central Valley and...
Kelly Elizabeth Balamuth
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Kelly Elizabeth Balamuth
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 27 years of 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.
Indy G. Colbath
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Indy G. Colbath
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 8 years of experience
(925) 267-7465 1299 Newell Hill Pl.
Ste 303
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-7020
Divorce 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...
Scott Jordan
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Scott Jordan
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(925) 913-0275 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...
Emily M De Falla
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Emily M De Falla
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 34 years of experience
(925) 309-4550 185 Front Street
Suite 203
Danville, CA 94526
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Divorce doesn’t have to be a costly and painful battle. Mediator and Collaborative Divorce attorney Emily M. De Falla guides couples toward a cooperative, respectful divorce. By honoring both parties’ priorities, she can help you get around roadblocks and craft sensible solutions. The results are lower costs, equitable results, and healthier, happier kids.
John Secrest Richards
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John Secrest Richards
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 15 years of 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...
Rocio Toriz
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Rocio Toriz
Lawyer Serving Contra Costa County, CA
California Lawyer
University of San Francisco School of LawCalifornia
James Neudecker
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James Neudecker
Lawyer Serving Contra Costa County, CA
California Lawyer with 19 years of experience
University of California Hastings College of the LawCalifornia
Lubna Khan Jahangiri
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Lubna Khan Jahangiri
(925) 574-0100 210 Porter Drive, Suite 230
San Ramon, CA 94583
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Business and Real Estate
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
San Ramon Business & Real Estate Lawyer
Lubna K Jahangiri has been serving the business community of the San Francisco Bay Area for over twelve years. Attorney Jahangiri provides consultation and representation in a variety of transactional business and real property matters including:

Litigation –Represent clients in litigation, trials, arbitrations, mediations, civil writ petitions and appeals related to business, commercial, and real property disputes

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Ms. Jahangiri earned her J.D. (Doctor of Jurisprudence) from Golden Gate University in 2001, from where she graduated at the top of her class. While at law school, Ms. Jahangiri earned the CALI award for writing and research...
Wilson  Purves, Esq.
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Wilson Purves, Esq.
(925) 222-5074 1801 Oakland Blvd.
Ste 220
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers Video ConferencingVideo ConfContra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 18 years of experience
Business and Immigration
University of Buenos Aires School of Law
Wilson Purves practice focuses on Family, Deportation Defense and Business (Investment & employment) based Immigration to the United States.

Mr. Purves works with individuals and clients of various sizes, from start-ups and small businesses to large corporations, in a broad range of industries, such as wineries, restaurants, manufacturing, academia, medical, technology, athletics, arts, fashion and entertainment fields.

Mr. Purves is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and currently serves as legal counsel for the Mexican Consulate of San Francisco, CA.

He is regular contributor to several media outlets in Northern California including AM1010 and...
Cristin Michelle Lowe
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Cristin Michelle Lowe
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 17 years of 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...
Amanda Marie Jarratt
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Amanda Marie Jarratt
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 16 years of 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...
Christopher Light
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Christopher Light
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 12 years of experience
(720) 330-2848 1990 N. California Blvd.
Suite #800
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
California Western School of Law
Mr. Light firmly believes in the power of empathy and humanity. His strength of empathy and unique personal experience with tragedy has allowed him to connect with clients who’ve suffered their own profound losses. Mr. Light is honored to represent and advocate for individuals and families suffering from the universe of challenges that inherently follow a traumatic brain injury.

Nobody expects or can anticipate what follows a brain injury, even a “mild” trauma. Growing up, Mr. Light was reminded on a daily basis of the strength, determination, love, patience and understanding necessary to endure the aftermath of a life-altering event....
Anthony Remo Luna
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Anthony Remo Luna
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(510) 592-3152 1806 Bonanza Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationOffers Video ConferencingVideo ConfBankruptcy, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Mr. Luna holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Management and Marketing from San Francisco State University and went to the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he graduated with honors and was appointed a member of the Traynor Honor Society. In addition, Mr. Luna received a coveted Witkin Award for studies conducted in International Banking.

After graduating from law school, Mr. Luna worked in a boutique civil litigation and general practice firm in Fresno, CA and then went on to work with a couple of different Workers' Compensation firms in the Bay Area (doing both applicants and...
Andrew Charles Schwartz
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Andrew Charles Schwartz
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 47 years of experience
(925) 275-5592 2121 N California Blvd
1020
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Products Liability
University of San Francisco School of Law
With more than 40 years of legal experience, Andrew Schwartz has handled countless cases for clients ranging from serious injuries and personal injury to product liability law at Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook. A 1975 graduate from the University of San Francisco School of Law, Mr. Schwartz has been admitted to the Federal and California Bars and the U.S. Supreme Court. Throughout his legal career, he’s achieved numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for injured clients, including a $5.6 million jury verdict that was considered one of the top 100 jury verdicts in California in 2017. In addition to holding memberships...
Peter Alan Mankin
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Peter Alan Mankin
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 46 years of 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.
Leigh Ellen Johnson
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Leigh Ellen Johnson
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 18 years of experience
(510) 245-2468 3150 Hilltop Mall Road
#63
Richmond, CA 94806
Criminal, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Leigh E. Johnson is a practicing trial lawyer, and principal of “Trial Whisperer” Trial Consulting. Leigh is dedicated to assisting lawyers preparing for trial in both civil and criminal arenas. Her expertise is in developing an effective storyline that serves as the vortex for opposing counsel. She accurately identifies issues and reconstructs them to achieve positive outcomes within a variety of legal forums from arbitration to trial. Leigh’s philosophy is that in order to obtain the best results regardless of forum, you should always prepare your case as if it were going to trial. Leigh’s passion and primary focus...
Scott M. Johnson
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Scott M. Johnson
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 9 years of experience
(925) 217-2247 1320 Willow Pass Road
Suite 600
Concord, CA 94520
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Santa Clara University School of Law
Hi! I'm Scott M. Johnson and I am founding Partner of Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Patrick PC. I graduated Cum Laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with a major in American Literature, then attended Santa Clara University Law School and graduated Cum Laude. Prior to starting Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Patrick, P.C., I worked for a consumer bankruptcy law firm assisting debtors. I have represented hundreds of Debtors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases throughout Northern California, successfully helping them to discharge the burdensome debt, keep their homes, and restore their credit. Scott also represents consumers in...
Laura Herron Weber
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Laura Herron Weber
Lawyer Serving Contra Costa County, CA
California Lawyer with 19 years of experience
I represent employees in their disputes with their employers, and victims of personal injury. I take the time to get to know the unique story of each client, and understand how termination, injury, or other unlawful... Read More »
Howard E. Kane
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Howard E. Kane
Lawyer Serving Contra Costa County, CA
California Attorney with 31 years of experience
I graduated in 1987 from UCLA with a B.A. in History. I then attended UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco from 1987 to 1990 and began practicing law in 1990. I have also been a licensed California real... Read More »
Vanessa Candelaria
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Vanessa Candelaria
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(925) 233-6222 1981 N. Broadway
Suite 440
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers Video ConferencingVideo ConfDivorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Golden Gate University School of Law
Throughout her legal career, Vanessa has practiced exclusively in family law. With her legal training and knowledge, she provides compassion and advocacy for her clients. Vanessa’s experience working on a broad spectrum of family law matters include divorce, pre-divorce counseling and planning, premarital agreements, complex marital property issues, high conflict child custody disputes, child and spousal support issues and domestic violence prevention and defense. Vanessa protects her clients’ assets and the best interests of her clients and their children. She represents clients in public court and before private judicial officers. In addition, she serves as a consulting attorney for clients...
Michael John Young
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Michael John Young
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 45 years of experience
(925) 256-0298 1931 San Miguel Dr Ste 220
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Western State Univ
Michael J. Young is an Estate, Probate and Asset Protection Attorney in Walnut Creek, CA. Mr. Young helps his clients plan for not only "What Happens if You Die", but for "What Happens If You Don't Die And Become Ill and Need Care." He helps his clients in the design of their estate plans, to protect their assets for their senior care and to also provide a legacy for their loved ones.

Mr. Young, who has been in practice for over forty years, gives workshops every month in Walnut Creek on basic estate planning and advanced estate planning. The basic...
Daniel Xuli
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Daniel Xuli
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 4 years of experience
(925) 932-2468 1255 Treat Boulevard, Suite 600
Walnut Creek, CA 94597-7965
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University of California Hastings College of the Law
I practice in the San Francisco Bay Area as an employment attorney at Littler Mendelson. I represent employers in all phases and types of employment litigation (e.g., wage and hour class actions, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, misclassification, wrongful termination, etc.), provide advice and counsel to employers regarding their employment practices and policies, and create and present customized workplace trainings and presentations unique to employers' goals and company culture. My professional experiences outside of the realm of law are rooted in business, management, and accounting. Outside of work, I serve as a member of the Saint Mary’s College of California...
Eric Vincent Wood
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Eric Vincent Wood
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 8 years of experience
(925) 278-6680 1501 N Broadway #261
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
John F. Kennedy University
Mr. Wood began his legal career with the view of developing a personally rewarding practice by working directly with individuals and families. He draws upon his financial background to apply creative approaches to complex Bankruptcy issues. Mr. Wood currently provides Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 services to his clients. Prior to establishing his firm, Mr. Wood worked at a prominate Bankruptcy Law Firm counseling clients in the areas of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and in Consumer Litigation. Mr. Wood has also worked as a project manager for Morgan Stanley Capital International and in portfolio management at Mellon...
Marcela Knaup
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Marcela Knaup
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 26 years of experience
(415) 409-9229 2950 Buskirk Ave. Ste. 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationImmigration
University of San Francisco School of Law, University of Salamanca, Spain and Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina
We are dedicated to the practice of Immigration and Naturalization Law exclusively, serving the San Francisco Bay Area. Te: 925-407-2149 Services include: Family immigration law: marriage and fiance visas, family petitions, waivers of unlawful presence, green cards. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Original Applications and Renewals) Business Immigration law: visas to work and/or invest (HB, TN, E investor visas, employment-based green cards. Visas for athletes and entertainers. LGBT Immigration law: visas and petitions for same sex couples. Citizenship and Naturalization. Languages: English, Spanish Marcela Knaup is a bilingual Spanish-English attorney. www.knauplegal.com Marcela@knauplegal.com Te: ...
Dominic Hutchinson Porrino
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Dominic Hutchinson Porrino
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(925) 448-2439 Suite 203
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Porrino Law PC operates under the guidance of principal Dominic H. Porrino, who entered law practice with the intention of protecting the assets and safety of citizens by helping them negotiate the complexities of the California legal system. The competitive spirit that prompted him to play lacrosse and rugby in his youth now drives development of strategies to protect the best interests of his clients.

Mr. Porrino, an attorney whose practice encompasses legal separation, divorce, child custody and support, estate planning and other civil matters, obtained his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law and was admitted to the...
Karyne Ghantous
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Karyne Ghantous
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 24 years of 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.
Patricia Ann Rowe
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Patricia Ann Rowe
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 21 years of 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.
Jeffrey Burton Kahn
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Jeffrey Burton Kahn
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 33 years of experience
(866) 494-6829 1255 Treat Blvd., Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Offers Video ConferencingVideo ConfCannabis 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...
Giselle F. Guro
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Giselle F. Guro
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 3 years of experience
(925) 258-2020 1600 S Main St
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of San Francisco School of Law
Giselle F. Guro is an associate attorney at Bay Area Family Law Center. Her previous family law experience includes clerking for a family law firm in Walnut Creek and participating in her law school’s Mediation Clinic, where she helped self-represented litigants in Marin County’s family court. Giselle has appeared in both Alameda County Family Court and Contra Costa County Family Court, and is looking forward to practicing in other neighboring counties. Giselle is committed to assisting clients in reaching a better place in their lives. Giselle graduated cum laude from the University of California, Irvine with degrees in Political Science...
Jody I. LeWitter
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Jody I. LeWitter
Lawyer Serving Contra Costa County, CA
California Attorney with 40 years of experience
"I just believe there ought to be a way to achieve justice in the workplace, and I don't mind fighting for it!" Jody LeWitter is a partner at Siegel LeWitter Malkani and has been an attorney in private practice for 30... Read More »
Jonathan Sooriash
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Jonathan Sooriash
Lawyer Serving Contra Costa County, CA
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California Lawyer with 11 years of experience
Jonathan Sooriash Esq. LL.M. represents taxpayers to resolve and settle their tax debt with the IRS and State Tax Departments. J. David Tax Law LLC assists both individuals and businesses in becoming compliant with the... Read More »

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