Contra Costa County, California Lawyers

Scott Jordan
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer. 10 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...
Daniel Timothy Quane
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer. 11 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...
Matthew B. Talbot
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer. 10 years experience
(925) 322-1763 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...
Edward William Younger IV
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer. 5 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.
Cristin Michelle Lowe
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney. 12 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...
Konstantine A Demiris
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney. 11 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...
Peter Tormey
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer. 13 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, ...
Ethan M. Weisinger
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer. 6 years experience
(925) 258-2020 1600 S Main St
#185
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...
Rebecca Romero-Vigil
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer. 8 years experience
Concord California
Concord, CA 94521
Estate Planning and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Rebecca's undergraduate degree in Social Work carries forward in her caring and passionate attitude toward representing her clients in tax issues, including tax levies, offer in compromise. Her practice includes preparing trust plans (trust, pour over will, health care directive, and power of attorney) for her clients and assisting clients selecting and forming their business entity (S Corp, C Corp, LLC or LLP). Rebecca is determined to get the best result for her client. Prepare today, for peace of mind in the future.
(415) 624-7211 101 California St., Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94111
Eric Vincent Wood
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney. 3 years experience
(925) 278-6680 5179 Lone Tree Way
Antioch, CA 94531
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...
(510) 978-4150 1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 978-4150 3150 Hilltop Mall Rd.
Richmond, CA 94806
(510) 978-4150 7100 Stevenson Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538
(925) 278-6680 11501 Dublin Blvd., #200
Dublin, CA 94568
(925) 278-6680 1501 N Broadway #261
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Christina Weed
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer. 8 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...
(925) 953-2920 770 L Street
Suite 950
Sacramento, CA 95814
(925) 953-2920 201 Spear Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Jen Grondahl Lee
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney. 7 years experience
(925) 586-6738 111 Deerwood Road
Suite 200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Bankruptcy, Consumer and Military
University of Richmond School of Law
Indy G. Colbath
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer. 3 years experience
(925) 289-8574 1801 Oakland Blvd.
Suite 225
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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...
Michael Rinne
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer. 14 years experience
(800) 303-2964 3478 Buskirk Ave.
Suite 1000
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Energy, Foreclosure Defense and International
Golden Gate University and Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen
Leigh Ellen Johnson
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney. 13 years experience
(510) 245-2468 3150 Hilltop Mall Road
#63
Richmond, CA 94806
Criminal Defense, 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...
Kelly Elizabeth Balamuth
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer. 22 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.
Mr. Bennett Roger Glen
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney. 30 years experience
(877) 236-4536 2121 North California Blvd., Suite 290
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationElder, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and University of California - Hastings College of the Law
My law practice focuses on representing injury and death victims and their families. Many of my cases have involved personal injury, car accidents, accidental death, wrongful death, truck accidents, big-rig accidents, motorcycle accidents, products liability, defective products, dog bites, nursing home injuries, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, and dangerous property. I have been highly successful in favorably resolving my clients' cases and obtaining monetary compensation for my clients for over 22 years. My clients have suffered catastrophic injuries, death of a family member, serious injuries requiring hospitalization or surgery and many other types of injuries including coma, brain injuries, quadriplegia, triplegia, loss of...
Gary D. Sparks
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney. 12 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 Secrest Richards
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer. 10 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...
Dess Aldredge Benedetto
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer. 17 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...
Gordon Craig Young
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney. 25 years experience
(925) 314-9999 318-C Diablo Road
Danville, CA 94526
Free ConsultationArbitration & Mediation, Broker Fraud, Probate and Securities
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...
Alexander Cross
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer. 9 years experience
(800) 862-7677 1990 N. California Blvd.
8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
University of San Francisco School of Law
Mr. Cross is an expert in the field of criminal law. Mr. Cross will fight more aggressively than anyone to bring you the best outcome possible. His name brings chills to prosecutors, as evidenced by never losing a trial out of over 1,500 cases. He passionately cares about defending his clients and does everything within his power to help them. Having attended the University of California, Berkeley for Undergraduate studies, he received a B.A. in Legal Studies. He subsequently attended the prestigious San Francisco Law School to receive his J.D. He is a member of many associations, including...
(800) 862-7677 201 Spear St.
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
(800) 862-7677 111 N. Market St.
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
(800) 862-7677 1900 S. Norfolk St.
Suite 350
San Mateo, CA 94403
(800) 862-7677 1300 Clay St., Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Marcela Knaup
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer. 21 years 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: ...
John Anthony Fetto
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer. 30 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,...
Amanda Marie Jarratt
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney. 11 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...
Bruce Adrian Last
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney. 13 years experience
(925) 278-1292 3478 Buskirk Avenue
Ste: 1000
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
After working for ten years at The Jellins Group, APLC, a general practice law firm, I moved to Contra Costa County and decided to start my own law practice. My primary practice area is estate planning, probate and trust administration and litigation. However, I also work in the related area of real estate and landlord-tenant law. I received my J.D. from McGeorge School of Law in 2002, graduating Dean’s Honor Roll. San Francisco State University conferred a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Creative Arts in 1998 following my completion of a course focusing on audio-video and multi-media production and design. ...
Peter Alan Mankin
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer. 41 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. 10 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...
Patricia Ann Rowe
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney. 16 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.
Amy L. Alvis
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer. 20 years experience
(925) 516-1617 613 First Street, Suite 202
Brentwood, CA 94513
Divorce and Estate Planning
Amy's approach to estate planning is to focus on each client's unique needs and objectives. She strives to design a comprehensive plan for her clients that provides the maximum protection without compromise. Her broad experience enables her to provide keen insight for her clients. She is deeply commitment to her clients and the ethical standards of her profession. Amy has lived in Brentwood since 2001 with her husband and two daughters. She is a Director for the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce and in her free time, enjoys yoga, reading and golf.
Tammy J Mercado
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney.
(925) 344-5050 2430 Camino Ramon
Suite 325
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationFamily
Tammy J. Mercado has a passion for helping her clients achieve their desired result. She listens and she personally responds to your text, email, or phone call promptly. She offers real solutions to your legal matters. Tammy will carefully evaluate the legal issues in your case, provide you sound advice, and offer you the pros and cons of each possible scenario so you can meet your legal objectives. She encourages clients to participate in their own matters. Tammy believes that client participation is key to a positive result and to keep attorney fees as low as possible. You can be...
Jeffrey Burton Kahn
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney. 29 years experience
(925) 979-9929 1255 Treat Blvd., Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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...
(866) 494-6829 23 Corporate Plaza, Suite 150
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(619) 237-0405 701 Palomar Airport Road, Suite 300
Carlsbad, CA 92011
(310) 215-9800 111 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 400
Long Beach, CA 90802
(909) 418-6800 3200 East Guasti Road, Suite 100
Ontario, CA 91761
(408) 573-7377 2033 Gateway Place, 5th Floor
San Jose, CA 95110
(415) 543-4434 One Market Street, 36th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Mr. Loren Barr
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer. 21 years experience
(925) 314-9999 318-C Diablo Road
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...
Maria Elena Crabtree
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer.
(925) 262-4271 1801 Oakland Blvd.
Suite 225
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of California, Davis, School of Law
The Law Offices of Maria E. Crabtree is a full service, bi-lingual (SPANISH), family law firm dedicated to delivering personal, practical, and effective representation at an affordable cost. We are conveniently located in Walnut Creek, California, across the street from the BART station. Attorney Maria Crabtree received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Communications from the University of California at Davis. She later returned to the University of California, Davis and earned her J.D. degree. As a sole practitioner, Ms. Crabtree is dedicated to helping families navigate through the complexities of the laws and policies...
Helen Louise Peters
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer. 29 years experience
(925) 820-0204 18 Crow Canyon Ct
Suite 340
San Ramon, CA 94583
Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Western State Univ
Helen has provided quality mediation services in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties since 1993. Her process permits private , effective resolution of legal disputes.
Mary Whipple
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney. 12 years experience
(925) 344-5050 2430 Camino Ramon
Suite 325
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationFamily
Loyola Univ School of Law
Before merging her law office with Tammy J. Mercado’s, Mary Whipple opened her own law practice in the summer of 2008. Prior to that Mary was an associate attorney at the Law Office of Cummins & Holmes, a full-service civil litigation law firm in San Ramon. The majority of her experience is in family law, which includes divorce, custody, support, prenuptial agreements, and domestic-violence restraining orders. Mary has also represented clients in a variety of non-family-law cases, including juvenile dependency, probate, breach of contract, and employment disputes, to name a few. Previously, Mary worked as a contract attorney for O’Melveny...
M. Colby Freeman
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney. 7 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...
Jenny Tiu
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Contra Costa County, CA Attorney. 9 years experience
(415) 710-1764 1320 Willow Pass Road
Suite 600
Concord, CA 94520
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
Jenny Tiu received her B.S. degree in Physiological Science from UCLA. During her undergraduate studies, she was a research assistant at UCLA for both spinal cord injury and atherosclerosis research. Ms. Tiu then earned her J.D. degree at Golden Gate University School of Law with an emphasis in Public Interest Law. During law school, she interned for the San Francisco City Attorney's Office in the Juvenile Dependency Unit. She then went on to intern for the Solano County Alternate Public Defender's Office in the Juvenile Dependency Unit and later in the Misdemeanor Unit. After being...
(415) 710-1764 1930 Sonoma Blvd.
Vallejo, CA 94590
Joseph John Appel
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer. 37 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...
Karen Shore Fenchel
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Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer. 34 years experience
(925) 280-1108 1440 Maria Lane #100
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
UC Hastings COL
Karen S. Fenchel

Professional Biography

Karen Fenchel is a sole practitioner in Walnut Creek, CA. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist and has focused on all areas of family law. Her practice is settlement oriented and includes both family law mediation and collaborative law. Karen has a strong commitment to helping clients resolve issues without going to court. She utilizes her training in both mediation and collaborative practice to assist families in crisis and help them gain control of their lives. Through mediation, collaborative process and negotiated settlements, she works toward equitable solutions that consider the...

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