Mendocino, California Elder Law Lawyers

Fort Bragg, CA Elder Law Lawyer
(707) 961-4400 811 N Main St
PO Box 1286
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Elder, Agricultural, Antitrust and Estate Planning
Colin Morrow
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Ukiah, CA Elder Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(707) 462-6694 305 N Main St.
Ukiah, CA 95482
Elder, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
University of Maine School of Law
Frank Scott Moore
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Healdsburg, CA Elder Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(877) 292-6091 245 Clear Ridge Drive
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Free ConsultationElder, Business, Civil Rights and Consumer
U of San Francisco School of Law
When individuals or businesses are involved in any form of litigation, they want an attorney who offers face-to-face contact and provides valuable legal services at competitive and reasonable costs. The Law Offices of Frank S. Moore, APC in San Francisco and Healdsburg, California, has attorneys on staff and "of counsel" that are committed and dedicated to clients and have extensive experience in the following areas of practice: • Business Litigation • Appeals and Writs • Federal and White Collar Criminal Defense • Wrongful Death • Personal Injury • Civil Rights • Disability...
Ingrid M. Evans
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Sonoma, CA Elder Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(707) 996-9235 670 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
Elder, Consumer, Personal Injury and Stockbroker Fraud
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Ingrid M. Evans is the founding partner of the Evans Law Firm. Ms. Evans is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, and was named as a Finalist for Consumer Attorney of the Year, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2009. Ingrid Evans is a veteran in the courtroom and was previously undefeated in jury trials as a former Deputy City Attorney for San Francisco. Ingrid Evans is an experienced litigator in state and federal courts and is licensed to practice law in California, the District of Columbia, and New York. Ms. Evans has been named as a 2010 Northern California Super Lawyers...
Barry L. Adams
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Santa Rosa, CA Elder Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(707) 542-6644 532 Mendocino Avenue, Suite 104
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Free ConsultationElder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of the Pacific
I am an experienced trusts and estates attorney. I advise clients regarding estate planning, estate/trust administration and litigation. I can help you with setting up your estate plan, resolving a family dispute regarding a trust or estate and with administration issues after a loved one passes away. Listen to my podcasts to find out more information about these issues.
James Zakasky
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Santa Rosa, CA Elder Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(707) 595-1148 50 Old Courthouse Square, Suite 605
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Free ConsultationElder, Estate Planning and Probate
Empire College of Law
My job begins when the crisis hits. As your Attorney, I make sure that your family does not self-destruct at the passing or disability of a loved one. My family is my whole world and everything revolves around them and I want to ensure that if anything were to happen to me that their financial and emotional needs would be taken care of. I believe that most people think that way. For that reason I decided to dedicate my career to helping families not only plan their future but actually having a resource to be there when the situation...
Oscar Amor Pardo
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Santa Rosa, CA Elder Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(707) 525-8800 438 1st St Fl 4
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Elder, Civil Rights, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Mr. Pardo practices in the area of Civil Litigation with an emphasis on Long Term Care/Healthcare/Elder Abuse and premise liability defense. On the healthcare side he provides legal counsel to skilled nursing facilities, licensed nurses, nurse’s aides, and other healthcare providers. Mr. Pardo also provides legal counsel to businesses on general negligence and premises liability claims. Mr. Pardo is admitted to practice law in all courts in the State of California and United States District Courts – Northern California.


Mr. Pardo was selected to the 2015, 2016 & 201 Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars List. He joined Perry, Johnson, Anderson,...
Jocelyn Claire Olander
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Corning, CA Elder Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(530) 824-0288 714 6th Street
Corning, CA 96021
Elder, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Criminal
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
David R. Silva
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Petaluma, CA Elder Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(707) 658-4640 755 Baywood Drive
Second Floor
Petaluma, CA 94954
Elder, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Criminal
Pepperdine University School of Law
David R. Silva is a seasoned attorney, dedicated to the practice of personal injury law in Sonoma County. By devoting his practice solely to personal injury law, Mr. Silva is able to provide the amount of time and effective counsel that every client deserves. Attorney Silva recognizes that his clients are often going through overwhelming times in their lives, and he ensures each one is treated with respect and compassion. He aims to help his clients reach favorable outcomes in a peaceful manner, but he will not hesitate to litigate on a client’s behalf if their case must be resolved...
Charles Douglas Stark
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Santa Rosa, CA Elder Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(707) 527-9900 3510 Unocal Pl
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Elder, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Estate Planning
Col William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Julia H. Knox JD, LLM
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Lower Lake, CA Elder Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(707) 995-3108 Post Office Box 1133
Lower Lake, CA 95457
Elder, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Cloverdale, CA Elder Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(707) 894-5000 115 W 1st St
Cloverdale, CA 95425
Elder, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
Santa Rosa, CA Elder Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(707) 578-3211 640 Third St 2nd Fl
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Elder, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Estate Planning
Santa Rosa, CA Elder Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(707) 523-1961 1510 4th St
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Elder
U of San Francisco School of Law
Healdsburg, CA Elder Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(510) 566-4739 1587 Clear Ridge Dr
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Elder
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Rosa, CA Elder Law Lawyer
(707) 544-6776 1101 College Ave Ste 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Elder, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Empire College School of Law
Petaluma, CA Elder Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(707) 778-0282 802 Wine Ct
Petaluma, CA 94954
Elder, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Divorce
North Western California University, School of Law
Healdsburg, CA Elder Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(707) 431-0620 15685 Norton Rd
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Elder, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Consumer
Santa Rosa, CA Elder Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(707) 544-5858 PO Box 5589
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Elder
Empire Coll School of Law
Richard Alexander
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San Francisco, CA Elder Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(415) 921-1776 1 Sansome Street
Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationElder, Asbestos, Personal Injury and Products Liability
The University of Chicago Law School
Richard Alexander is the very definition of an experienced personal injury lawyer. With over 40 years of experience helping accident victims receive just settlements throughout California, rest assure that you are getting the best representation possible with Richard on your side.
Alice A Salvo
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Woodland Hills, CA Elder Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(818) 676-9572 20350 Ventura Blvd #110
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Free ConsultationElder, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Southwestern Univ School of Law and University of Miami School of Law
Alice A. Salvo in Woodland Hills, California, offers quality representation in estate planning, trust, probate, elder law and conservatorship cases. Our firm is dedicated to helping elders and families throughout Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley effectively plan and protect their future. As we age, there are going to be a number of choices we have to make that involve our well-being and our family's financial security. These are tough choices, but with our guidance, together we can better understand what options fit your needs. We offer compassionate representation, preserve assets and inheritance, create Living Trusts, Special...
Matthew B. Talbot
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Walnut Creek, CA Elder Law 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...
William Martin Burbank
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Long Beach, CA Elder Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(800) 220-4205 3740 Long Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90807
Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Marty Burbank is the expert in Elder Law, Veteran's Benefits and Asset Protection for Medical and Dental Practices. Our team is located in Fullerton, the heart of North Orange County. This proximity allows us to reach a broad spectrum of clients. Marty Burbank provides the same planning and legal power of the larger firms, yet in a personalized setting. We utilize the latest in technology to create and store documents for all our clients. Every client receives services that are customized to their specific needs. We never use templates. Since 2002 Marty Burbank has focused his practice...
Michael Paul Ehline
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San Francisco, CA Elder Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(888) 400-9721 50 Francisco St
#460
San Francisco, CA 94133
Free ConsultationElder, Consumer, Personal Injury and Products Liability
UWLA
Getting banged up in a Los Angeles accident can happen at any time. You could also have an injury at sea on a floating city like a cruise ship. Your injuries could occur in any other city or town in California. It may be from the neglect of some another entity, or individual's negligence. Their failure to exercise due diligence or foresight means that you are entitled to receive compensation for the injuries and other damages you incurred. Whether you're involved in an auto collision, motorcycle accident, pedestrian run down. You're emphatically urged to obtain sharp, expert legal services of...
Maureen Alice Lyons
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Riverside, CA Elder Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(951) 781-1960 6529 Riverside Avenue
Suite 132
Riverside, CA 92506
Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Southwestern Law School
Attorney Maureen Lyons focuses on Estate Planning, Elder Law, Medi-Cal & Veterans Long Term Care Planning and Special Needs Planning. Maureen is a graduate of Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles. Maureen also holds an MS in Applied Biometry from the University of Southern California; an MA in Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles; and a BA in English from the University of California, Riverside. Maureen is a Past President of the Estate Planning Council of Riverside County, Past President of the Southern California Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and former...
Michael Ellis Freedman
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San Francisco, CA Elder Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(877) 777-1666 580 California Street
Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationElder, Estate Planning and Probate
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Accomplished Trusts and Estates Attorney. Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Selected to Northern California SuperLawyers. For more than thirty-two years, Michael Freedman has been lead trial lawyer in more than thirty state and federal jury and bench trials involving trusts and estates law, business law, tort law, labor and employment law, professional malpractice, insurance bad faith, and environmental law. Michael Freedman has built a solid reputation as an experienced, skilled and dedicated practitioner. He has consistently upheld this high standard of service. Michael Freedman...
David Kent Cohn
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Bakersfield, CA Elder Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(661) 323-4000 1731 Chester Ave.
Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Free ConsultationElder, Civil Rights, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Southwestern Univ School of Law
David K. Cohn is the managing partner of Chain | Cohn | Stiles and is one of the most highly regarded trial lawyers in California's Central Valley.

He has been recognized in the "Best Lawyers in America" program, which is the oldest and among most respected attorney ranking services in the world. He has also been voted in the Best Lawyer in Kern County by The Bakersfield Californian Readers' Choice Poll, as well as a "Top Attorney," as reviewed be peers in Bakersfield Life Magazine. David has also been named a Super Lawyer in Southern California, an honor bestowed upon only...
Richard Samuel Price
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(909) 475-8800 300 E. State St., Ste. 620
Redlands, CA 92373
Free ConsultationRedlands, CA Elder Law Attorney with 18 years experience
Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
New York University School of Law and Western New England University School of Law
R. Sam Price is an experienced and highly educated attorney who’s passionate about helping others. Sam’s exceptional talent is to make complicated legal jargon and court procedures, simple and easy for his clients to comprehend.

Sam is the managing attorney of the growing boutique law practice, Price Law Firm, APC, which focuses on probate, estate planning, trust administration, long-term care planning and litigation. He represents clients in probate matters and prosecutes and defends clients in probate and trust litigation. He made such an impression on an author client that she based a character of a probate attorney on him, in her...
Mr. Richard Scott Van Dyke Esq.
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San Diego, CA Elder Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(866) 200-4415 1230 Columbia Street
Suite 540
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationElder, Appeals and Probate
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Van Dyke & Associates, LLP is a boutique probate litigation law firm providing sophisticated legal services to clients nationwide facing complex trust, estate and related tax matters in State or Federal Courts in the Southern California area. The firm is based in San Diego, CA and appears regularly in courts throughout California.
Marivel Zialcita
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Claremont, CA Elder Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(909) 256-6702 341 W. 1st St.
Suite 100
Claremont, CA 91711
Free ConsultationElder, Estate Planning and Probate
California Western School of Law
MARIVEL M. ZIALCITA is the founder of MMZ LAW, A Professional Corporation, where she practices in the areas of Trust and Estate, Elder Law, VA Benefits, Special Needs, Conservatorship, Trust Administration and Probate. Ms. Zialcita is a frequent speaker on trust and estate matters and holds memberships in the State Bar of California, Trust and Estate Section, The San Bernardino County Bar Association, Wealth Counsel and Elder Counsel. She currently assists in the pro bono legal services program at the James L. Brulte Senior Center in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Ms. Zialcita received her B.A. degree from the University of California,...
Brenda Geiger
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CARLSBAD, CA Elder Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(760) 448-2220 1917 PALOMAR OAKS WAY
STE 160
CARLSBAD, CA 92008
Elder, Business and Estate Planning
University of San Diego School of Law
Mrs. Geiger’s practice is located in Carlsbad, California. Her practice focuses on Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Business Planning, Elder Law, Trust Administration, and Probate. She obtained her law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law where she served as an Editor for the San Diego International Law Journal and published a law review article. She has also authored multiple books on Trusts, Elder Law and Business Law topics and is an active member of the North County San Diego Bar Association, the North County Estate Planning Council and is a member of the editorial committee for the...
Nicole Heffel
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La Jolla, CA Elder Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(619) 550-3080 9404 Genesee Ave.
Suite 340
La Jolla, CA 92037
Elder, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Nicole Heffel is a distinguished attorney based in San Diego. A “Rising Star” with just over four years of experience, Ms. Heffel has already built a name for herself in estate planning and probate law and has garnered a reputation as a staunch advocate for veterans. A former member of the U.S. Navy, her practice focuses on comprehensive estate planning, veteran benefits, and asset protection services. Among numerous other honors, Ms. Heffel has received the Women Resiliency Award by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs in 2015 and the Trailblazer Award from the California Department of Veteran Affairs in 2016.
Jack Stephens
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San Diego, CA Elder Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(858) 250-0197 12526 High Bluff Dr.
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92130
Free ConsultationElder, Estate Planning and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and Baylor Law School
Principal Owner
Jack E. Stephens J.D., LL.M. has been practicing law in San Diego since 1990, helping thousands of taxpayers reduce taxes and homeowners protect their property with Trust strategies. Jack Stephens has been designated as Top Lawyer by San Diego Magazine, Best of the Bar, and Avvo on a consistent basis. He has received annual awards including the AV Preeminent Attorney Rating by Martindell-Hubbell, representing the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. As an active contributor to continuing education in Estate Planning, Jack Stephens has authored and edited quarterly newsletters, pamphlets, and contributed articles to the...
Rivers Judson Morrell III
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Irvine, CA Elder Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(949) 273-2693 2010 Main Street
Suite 1000
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationElder, Animal, Arbitration & Mediation and Personal Injury
Mr. Morrell has more than 40 years of experience as an accident & personal injury attorney. He represents who have lost loved ones in a fatal accident, and those injured in car, truck & motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, hit-and-run cases, dog bites, slip & fall accidents, elder abuse and neglect, and claims against public entities and insurance companies. He holds those responsible for transmitting an STD without warning financially accountable.

"I have often seen, in my many years, too many attorneys who have not done their client the justice that they deserve. Too many attorneys take cases in which they really...
Christa Conry
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San Francisco, CA Elder Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(415) 504-2165 21 Masonic Avenue
Ste A
San Francisco, CA 94118
Elder and Landlord Tenant
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Christa Conry is an associate at the Tobener Ravenscroft. In 2009, she earned her undergraduate degree in history, with a minor in French, from the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she was named to the Dean’s List for each year of attendance. Ms. Conry went on to earn her Juris Doctor degree cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. During law school, Ms. Conry was the Managing Editor of the Hastings Women’s Law Journal and member of the nationally ranked Mock Trial Team. She twice received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award and...
Alan William Sparer
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San Francisco, CA Elder Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(415) 217-7300 100 Pine St
33rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationElder, Health Care, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
For over 30 years, Mr. Sparer has successfully represented individuals and businesses in litigation involving securities, contract, insurance, real estate, probate, and trust matters. Sparer Law Group (SLG), Mr. Sparer has obtained over $200 million in settlements, judgments, and recoveries on behalf of securities investors. Mr. Sparer also leads an SLG team that has successfully defended financial professionals and investment funds under investigation by the SEC, FINRA, and the California Department of Business Oversight.

SLG regularly helps resolve sensitive and confidential family disputes involving claims of elder abuse or financial misconduct. In the process, Mr. Sparer has successfully...
James Edward Berge
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San Jose, CA Elder Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(408) 985-9918 1101 S Winchester Blvd Ste I-208
San Jose, CA 95128
Free ConsultationElder and Estate Planning
Golden Gate University School of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law
Konstantine A Demiris
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Walnut Creek, CA Elder Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(925) 378-2520 700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 140
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationElder, Appeals, 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...
John Dudley Laughton
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Monterey, CA Elder Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(831) 649-1122 215 W. Franklin St., Suite 411
Monterey, CA 93940
Free ConsultationElder, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
John is committed to providing personalized estate planning services in a highly ethical, professional, solution oriented, and cost effective manner. In addition to providing timely and high quality legal services, he is committed to educating the community about important estate planning issues through public seminars. Mr. Laughton also has a legal background in business and real estate matters and was appointed to the City of Del Rey Oaks Planning Commission and served between 1985 and 1992. He served in the U.S. Army, including a tour of Vietnam in 1971-1972. Mr. Laughton was born in Carmel, CA and raised on...
Mr. Clifford Abraham Blackman CEO
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San Francisco, CA Elder Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(800) 444-5602 One Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
Elder, Employment, Municipal and Personal Injury
San Francisco Law Sch
Trial attorney since 1976, Mr. Blackman is a recognized expert in catastrophic personal injury cases, including paraplegia and quadriplegia cases, complex spinal surgery cases, traumatic brain injury cases, and other cases of permanent disability. His education includes a B.A. and an M.A. in drama and production, as well as his J.D. in law. He is the founder of the Bay Area Lawyers Network (BALN), a State Bar Certified provider of continuing education for attorneys (MCLE), and is a frequent lecturer on personal injury law and courtroom presentation. Mr. Blackman has an AV rating (the highest) for an attorney from...
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