Pleasanton, California Lawyers

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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California Lawyer with 11 years experience

Offering intense, highly intelligent, and very attentive legal representation to individual and business clients throughout California, New York, Washington DC, Massachusetts, and Washington State in the... Read More »
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Gerald F. Batchelder
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California Lawyer with 41 years experience

Mr. Batchelder is certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California, as a Specialist in Workers Compensation Law. For more than a decade, he has frequently served as a Workers... Read More »
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Sarah Van Voorhis
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California Lawyer with 17 years experience

Stanford Law SchoolCalifornia
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Lorna M. Jaynes
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Pleasanton, CA Lawyer with 18 years experience

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
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James Gulseth
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Pleasanton, CA Attorney with 44 years experience
(925) 463-9600 5890 Stoneridge Dr.
Ste. 102
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationArbitration & Mediation, Business, IP and Patents
UC Hastings COL
James H. (Jim) Gulseth was born and attended high school in Devils Lake, North Dakota and graduated with an A.B. degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Jim earned his JD degree at the University of California Hastings School of Law in San Francisco and is admitted to practice in the State of California and before the Federal District Court, Northern District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. He is a member of the Corporations, Business Transactions, Securities and Tax and Intellectual Property Sections of the State Bar of California. Jim’s reported cases include...
(925) 463-9600 373 North L Street
Livermore, CA 94551
Gerald Ray Prettyman
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Pleasanton, CA Lawyer with 11 years experience
(925) 600-7342 5890 Stoneridge Dr Ste 102
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Golden Gate University
Gerald R. Prettyman has been preparing and filing patents since 2001, and since 2006 has additionally filed trademarks, copyrights and business filings, and worked to prevent and solve legal problems for his clients . Mr. Prettyman has filed or handles close to 200 patents and applications for his client as well as over 70 trademarks. Mr. Prettyman was previously as an engineer and a business manager, making him uniquely qualified to work with tech companies and start-ups.
Lorna M. Jaynes
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Pleasanton, CA Lawyer with 18 years experience
(510) 795-6304 6200 Stoneridge Mall Rd
#300
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationArbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights, Divorce and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Christopher A. Lamiero
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Dublin, CA Lawyer with 24 years experience
(510) 329-7676 11501 Dublin Blvd
Suite 200
Dublin, CA 94568
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
University of San Francisco School of Law
I spent nearly 25 years as a state court prosecutor. The majority of those years were served in Alameda County, and a few years were served in Santa Clara County. I specialized in high profile, complex felony prosecutions. I was the trial prosecutor in the case of People v. Madison, Merel, and Cazares. The case involved the prosecution of three men for the murder of Gwen Araujo, a transgender, teenaged girl from Newark, California. The famous case became the subject of a Lifetime Network movie called, "A Girl Like Me."

There is no aspect of the...
Stephen Opperwall
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Pleasanton, CA Lawyer with 36 years experience
(925) 417-0300 4900 Hopyard Road, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Santa Clara University School of Law, Oxford University and Calvin College
Stephen G. Opperwall has 35+ years of experience representing clients in civil lawsuits.

In 1997, Mr. Opperwall was first designated a Certified Specialist in Creditors' Rights, a specialist designation that has been earned by only 8 attorneys in California.

In 2007, Mr. Opperwall was also named to the list of Super Lawyers of Northern California, a list that is reserved for the top 5% of attorneys.

Mr. Opperwall has been named to the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an exclusive group of attorneys who have recovered $2,000,000 or more for at least one client, something which Mr. Opperwall has done...
Lynn Gorelick
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Pleasanton, CA Attorney with 35 years experience
(925) 847-3006 4900 Hopyard Road, West Lobby
Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Stockbroker Fraud
University of CA, Hastings College of Law
Lynn Gorelick has been an attorney for over 34 years. Attorney Lynn Gorelick is the Immediate Past President of the California DUI Lawyers Association. This is the only and most well respected legal organization for California Lawyers specializing in DUI defense. Ms. Gorelick has been a member of this organization since its inception and has served on the Board of Directors for over 15 years. She is committed to the protection your rights.

Ms. Gorelick is a Faculty and Sustaining member of the National College of DUI Defense. She has been a featured speaker at the...
(510) 785-1444 24301 Southland Drive
Suite 620
Hayward, CA 94545
Zachary Roy Rayo
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Pleasanton, CA Lawyer with 22 years experience
(925) 825-1955 4417 Railroad Ave.
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Miami School of Law and University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Zachary Rayo brings experience, efficiency and empathy to estate planning. Mr. Rayo’s approach is people-centered. He recognizes that the legal needs and special issues differ from client to client, that each person is unique, with unique needs that must be met with efficiency, active listening and care. Mr. Rayo knows the importance of social responsibility which manifests not only in ethical decisions and practices but also in involvement in socially important causes.
(925) 825-1955 3400 Bradshaw Road,
Suite A-4B
Sacramento, CA 95827
(925) 825-1955 Salvio Pacheco Sq. at Todos Santos Plaza
2151 Salvio St., Ste 399
Concord, CA 94520
James G.  Schwartz
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Pleasanton, CA Attorney with 42 years experience
(925) 463-1073 7901 Stoneridge Dr
#401
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Collections and IP
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Megan Therese Burns
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Pleasanton, CA Attorney with 13 years experience
(925) 460-8484 6601 Owens Drive
Suite 238
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Lewis & Clark Law School
Megan Burns fights for justice on behalf of her clients whether they are charged with a crime or seeking recovery after being injured through no fault of their own. While Ms. Burns has successfully negotiated hundreds of cases, she is also an aggressive and experienced trial attorney. With over ten years of litigation experience in private practice and as deputy public defender in San Francisco and Solano Counties, Ms. Burns possesses the skills necessary to secure the best outcome for her clients. In her criminal defense practice, Ms. Burns has worked on nearly every type of criminal case imaginable...
(925) 460-8484 2121 N. California Blvd.
Suite 290
Walnut Creek, 94596
(510) 797-2020 39510 Paseo Padre Pkwy, 190
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 785-8400 717 Washington Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Thomas Edward Sokat
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Pleasanton, CA Attorney with 35 years experience
(925) 399-6211 6200 Stoneridge Mall Rd
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Products Liability
American U Washington COL
I serve personal injury clients throughout the entire East Bay from my offices in Danville and Pleasanton. I know how devastating an injury can be. Aside from physical pain, it can also accompany financial hardship, a complete change of lifestyle and livelihood, family duress and more. I understand the full scope of what an injury can bring and has dedicated his life to helping those who through no fault of their own suffer at the negligence of others. I am a strong advocate for your rights and has fought hard for over 20 years to make our communities a...
(925) 648-2075 4115 Blackhawk Plaza Cir
Danville, CA 94506
Kyle Schumacher
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Southwestern Law SchoolCalifornia and Oregon
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Jonathan Sooriash
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California Lawyer

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... Read More »
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Spojmie Ahmady Nasiri
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Pleasanton, CA Attorney with 11 years experience
(925) 520-5195 6200 Stoneridge Mall Road
Suite 300
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Immigration
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Spojmie Nasiri, principal attorney, is a first generation immigrant herself who understands through personal experience how difficult and emotionally draining American immigration process can be. Mrs. Nasiri’s education, community involvement and associations reflect her outstanding dedication in the area of immigration law. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Davis and her Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University, School of Law. Mrs. Nasiri is a member of the California State Bar and is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California....
Renee Rose Ross
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Pleasanton, CA Lawyer with 14 years experience
(925) 886-6181 30 W. Neal St., Suite 200
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Divorce and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Renee Ross is certified in Family Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and is a highly skilled and insightful attorney. She represents family law clients throughout Pleasanton and the surrounding areas. She has more than a decade of experience and handles a broad range of cases including divorce, child custody and support, high net worth divorce, and same-sex family law issues. Attorney Ross can also provide counsel for adoptions, domestic partnership issues, complex property divisions, and other family law cases. She is passionate about providing personalized legal solutions for her clients, guiding them with skill...
Paige Simmons Esq.
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Pleasanton, CA Lawyer with 7 years experience
(925) 756-7777 4900 Hopyard Rd
#100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
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...
(925) 756-7777 131 Sand Creek Rd
#H
Brentwood, CA 94513
Robert Lockhart Taylor
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Pleasanton, CA Lawyer with 32 years experience
(925) 463-9600 5890 Stoneridge Dr. Suite 102
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationArbitration & Mediation, Business, IP and Real Estate
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Robert L. (Bob) Taylor was born near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attended high school in Berkeley, California. Bob graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with high honors from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982 with an A.B. degree in Economics. Bob graduated from the Boalt Hall School of Law (UC Berkeley) in 1985, where he was a member of the California Law Review. In 1985, he was admitted to practice in the State of California and before the Federal District Court, Northern District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. He has since also been admitted...
(925) 463-9600 373 North L Street
Livermore, CA 94551
Daniela Lungu
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Pleasanton, CA Lawyer with 16 years experience
(925) 558-2710 4695 Chabot Drive, Suite 200
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Estate Planning
Golden Gate University School of Law
Like many attorneys, before opening her own law firm, Ms. Lungu was a highly accomplished businesswoman, in various areas of management and areas of specialty. Additionally, she has a mediation and conciliation practice spanning almost two decades in California. Her unique abilities to make high level communication a safe and comfortable experience facilitated the transition to law and a career in mediation and dispute resolution. Part of her strength is in her keen awareness of the importance of each individual's particular needs and the need for individualized solutions. She provides individually tailored estate and business plans to all clients after...
John Edward Harding
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Pleasanton, CA Attorney with 29 years experience
(925) 417-2202 78 Mission Dr
Suite B
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Stephen M. Fuerch
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Pleasanton, CA Attorney with 43 years experience
(925) 463-1073 7901 Stoneridge Dr
#401
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationArbitration & Mediation, Business, Employment and Medical Malpractice
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Leon J. Mezzetti Jr.
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Pleasanton, CA Attorney with 42 years experience
(877) 791-1836 164 Main Street
Suite C
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Santa Clara University School of Law
John A. Comerford
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Pleasanton, CA Lawyer with 10 years experience
(925) 226-8261 4900 Hopyard Road, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationEmployment and Personal Injury
Northwestern California University School of Law
We provide legal advice and representation to those who have been physically or financially damaged through the fault of others. We understand that every case is unique and we take the time to listen to our clients, review their options, and tailor our solutions taking into account their goals and preferences. We bring to every case our experience, focus, and dedication to results. We negotiate when we can and litigate when we have to. If you are unsure how to proceed after suffering injury, let us help determine the best course of action.
(408) 457-1817 111 N. Market St., Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
(510) 894-6649 3900 Newpark Mall Rd., Suite 326
Newark, CA 94560
Stephanie Leanne Wargo
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Pleasanton, CA Lawyer with 16 years experience
(925) 460-8484 6601 Owens Drive
Ste 238
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Appeals, Criminal and Personal Injury
UCLA School of Law
I bring over 16 years of litigation experience to Bonjour, Thorman, Burns, Dahm & Wargo. I served as a deputy public defender in the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office from 2002 until 2014. As a deputy public defender, I helped to defend thousands of people who could not otherwise afford an attorney, and was trained to lofty standards of excellence in criminal defense.

I served in the misdemeanor, domestic violence, felony, and research units of the Public Defender’s office. As a research attorney, for three years I trained new attorneys, attorneys moving from the misdemeanor unit to the felony unit,...
Bradley M. Corsiglia
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California Attorney with 34 years experience

Brad Corsiglia has been honored by both his colleagues and major national publications for his outstanding work as one of the leading medical malpractice attorneys in California and in the United States.... Read More »
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Pawanpreet Dhaliwal
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University of California - BerkeleyCalifornia
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John William Stovall III
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Pleasanton, CA Attorney with 9 years experience
(209) 565-4050 4900 Hopyard Road, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Bankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Family
Humphreys College
Rabin Nabizadeh
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Pleasanton, CA Attorney with 13 years experience
(925) 218-4730 6200 Stoneridge Mall Rd #300
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
UC Hastings COL
Robert Daniel Rodriguez
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Pleasanton, CA Lawyer with 12 years experience
(209) 596-4263 4695 Chabot Drive Ste. 200
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
Lincoln Law School
"I am a dedicated professional committed to ensuring that you receive the finest legal services available." Robert D. Rodriguez operates a full service law firm located in Modesto and Walnut Creek, California. The Law Office of Robert D. Rodriguez has been providing a broad range of high quality legal services to a wide range of clients, including both businesses and individuals, throughout the greater San Joaquin Valley Area. The Law Office of Robert D. Rodriguez is currently providing the same level of service to the San Francisco East Bay Area. If you...
Carol Ferreyra
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Pleasanton, CA Attorney with 15 years experience
(925) 399-6292 6200 Stoneridge Mall Road, Ste 300
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Golden Gate University School of Law
Hello. My name is Carol Ferreyra and I am the founder and owner of Ferreyra Law Group. I am a California Family Law attorney who has been practicing exclusively Family Law since 2003. I am also a Certified Family Law Specialist, accredited by the State Bar of California Board of Special Legalization.

I am devoted to helping my clients resolve their legal issues in the manner that is best suited for them in the most cost effective manner.
(925) 399-6292 2391 The Alameda, Ste. 205
Ste. 300
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Mila (Lyudmila) Logvin
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Dublin, CA Lawyer with 14 years experience
(925) 452-8232 11501 Dublin Blvd #200
Dublin, CA 94568
Personal Injury
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
April Seo
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Dublin, CA Attorney with 7 years experience
(925) 452-8289 11501 Dublin Blvd.
Suite 200
Dublin, CA 94568
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
John Bradley Stuckey
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Pleasanton, CA Attorney with 17 years experience
(925) 705-4730 4471 Stoneridge Dr
Suite B
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Employment
Univ of Akron School of Law
Leena Ravindra Kamat
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Dublin, CA Attorney with 11 years experience
(925) 361-8233 7567 Amador Valley Blvd
Ste 304
Dublin, CA 94568
Immigration
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Bruce S. Silverman
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Pleasanton, CA Attorney with 51 years experience
(925) 460-8000 5776 Stoneridge Mall Road
Suite 190
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Divorce and Family
UC Hastings College of Law and U.C. Berkeley
Frank Domenico Presto III
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Pleasanton, CA Attorney with 34 years experience
(925) 846-4006 4900 Hopyard Rd., Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Civil Rights, Criminal and Family
San Francisco Law Sch
Peter Duong
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California Attorney with 20 years experience

Mr. Duong is the owner of the Law Offices of Peter Duong. He holds a Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School, where he was president of the Moot Court Board and received the Hilmer Oehlman Memorial Prize and... Read More »
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Matt A. Sullivan Esq.
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California Lawyer with 11 years experience

The Law Office of Matt Sullivan is dedicated exclusively to criminal defense. The office defends individuals accused of felony and misdemeanor offenses throughout the Bay Area. The office has successfully... Read More »
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Thomas C. Walker
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Pleasanton, CA Attorney with 34 years experience
(925) 264-1212 4900 Hopyard Road
Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationEmployment
Solely dedicated to employee-side employment law and litigation since 2004; fighting discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other unlawful employment practices. Consultative engagements relating to severance and exit strategy are routine projects, having representing 100s of Silicon Valley employees.
(650) 889-4090 Sutie 203
Santa Clara, CA 95134
David Duncan
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Pleasanton, CA Attorney
(925) 243-7476 6200 Stoneridge Mall Rd #300
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Personal Injury
The George Washington University Law School
In the last decade, Attorney Duncan has had unique experience in many different areas of law. After graduating from the College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor’s in political science, he worked as a litigation assistant for a respected firm in New York and was exposed to federal jury trials. Mr. Duncan then went on to obtain his Juris Doctor with Honors from the George Washington University Law School. While he was in law school, he worked as a White House extern for the Executive Office of the President and the United States Department of Justice! After graduation, he...
Taras B. Kurta
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Pleasanton, CA Attorney with 7 years experience
(925) 385-8586 3015 Hopyard Rd
Suite O
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Bankruptcy and Family
Michael Scott Martin
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Pleasanton, CA Attorney
(925) 218-3944 4900 Hopyard Road, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Divorce and Family
Contact my office for a consultation at (888) 200-6526. As a former prosecutor, I have handled an extensive and heavy caseload and spent countless hours negotiating with other attorneys and preparing for and taking cases to trial. As a prosecutor I handled over 500 arraignments, 40 cases to resolution, and five jury trials, including a six week special circumstance homicide trial, as a second chair attorney. It is this experience that I will bring to your case. You can be assured, my office will communicate with you as your case develops and zealously represent...
(209) 565-4050 324 E 11th Street
Suite H-1
Tracy, CA 95376
(619) 270-8844 9550 Cuyamaca Street, Suite 103
Santee, CA 92071
Ivan O.B. Morse
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Dublin, CA Attorney
(925) 828-5307 11700 Dublin Boulevard
Suite 240
Dublin, CA 94568
Animal, Appeals, Criminal and DUI
San Francisco Law School
M. Reza Savari
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Pleasanton, CA Attorney with 18 years experience
(925) 730-8560 4300 Hacienda Dr
Pleasanton, CA 94588
IP and Patents
Jonathan H. Van Ee
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Dublin, CA Attorney with 17 years experience
(415) 938-7694 7172 Regional Street, No. 342
Dublin, CA 94568
Asbestos, Business, Health Care and IP
Columbia Univ School of Law
Doris Slater
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Pleasanton, CA Attorney
(925) 463-1818 7901 Stoneridge Dr
Ste 506
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Family
Denise Perelli-Minetti
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Pleasanton, CA Lawyer
(510) 918-6485 350 Main Street
Suite H
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Thomas von Thury
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Pleasanton, CA Lawyer
(925) 463-9600 5890 Stoneridge Drive Suite 102
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Jonathan H. Siegel
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California Lawyer with 41 years experience

Golden Gate University School of 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... Read More »
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