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Steven S.

Steven Stark

260 reviews
For over 30 years, Steven Stark has offered counsel to non-profit organizations and private companies. He has a passion for helping small businesses in particular since he himself started several businesses of his own in New York and Florida. He understands the importance of small businesses having a reliable attorney to advise them about legal matters from their inception.
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Richard G.

Richard Gora

153 reviews
Looking for an attorney with experience? Richard Gora is the exact attorney you want. Having defended over 100 cases both in state and federal courts and working with clients from around the globe, Richard has an array of different experiences. His services are wide-ranging and include business litigation, securities litigations, employment litigation, and business counsel. Prior to founding Gora LLC, he worked for Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP for eight years.
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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

189 reviews
Representing notable clients like Tesla and the City of Los Angeles, Josh Garber excels at helping clients with employment and labor laws. Many of his past clients have had great success using Josh for employment agreements and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) hearings. With his practical advice, he has even helped clients avoid going to court.
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George E.

George Edwards

George Edwards, the Managing Partner at Edwards Sutarwalla PLLC, is on the Board of Directors of the Houston Young Lawyers Association. In the past, he worked as an Attorney for The Gallagher Law Firm. George is a litigation professional and therefore handles all related legal matters. He is also experienced in other aspects of the law such as negotiating contracts and developing strategies. In 2006, he graduated from Howard University School of Law with his J.D.
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Robert A.

Robert Abtahi

1 review
Robert Abtahi is a Dallas-based corporate attorney with experience in business law, contracts, criminal defense, personal injury, real estate law, and employment law. Prior to starting his own practice, he worked as a tax attorney for Ernst & Young and also held a position as Assistant City Attorney and Community Prosecutor in Dallas. Robert received his J.D. from Southern Methodist University.
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David L.

David Langenfeld

2 reviews
With twenty years of experience, David Lagenfeld represents employees and small businesses in employment matters. He is a Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment Law – a distinction which less than one percent of attorneys in Texas hold. In addition to motions practice and consulting in employment matters, David maintains a criminal law practice.
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Giugi C.

Giugi Carminati

5 reviews
Giugi Carminati has the experience and skill to address your legal need. Her ability to speak French, English, Italian, and Spanish has been extremely helpful in addressing the needs of a variety of clients. She can deal with business issues such as formation, operations, and contracts, and she can also handle general lawsuits and disputes as well. Whatever your legal need, talk to Ms. Carminati first.
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Brandy A.

Brandy Austin

Brandy Austin worked hard throughout school and completed the Baylor’s prestigious practice court program. She has over 7 years of experience in the field and is a well-known, aggressive attorney who does not take no for an answer. With experience in bankruptcy, elder law, family law, personal injury, and business litigation, you can count on Brandy to handle any matter that you present to her.
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Chelsie S.

Chelsie Spencer

2 reviews
Chelsie Spencer is a litigation and transactional attorney with over four years of experience. She is exceptionally skilled in dealing with legal matters related to trademark and copyright law, as well as labor and employment law. . Chelsie is licensed to practice law in Texas and Florida. She obtained her legal degree from the University of Miami School of Law. Chelsie has been a partner attorney at Ritter Spencer PLLC since June 2017.
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Cole D.

Cole Duncan

Cole Duncan brings a wide breadth of knowledge to Polsinelli PC with his former training as a graduate research assistant, legal extern, sales associate, and teaching assistant. Possessing skills ranging from having a Ph.D. in chemistry to patent protection, Cole Duncan is especially knowledgeable in cases involving polymer chemistry, nanotechnology, and materials science.
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