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Richard G.

Richard Gora

171 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 Garber

221 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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Randy Michels

229 reviews
Randy Michels is a trademark attorney with more than 15 years of experience. He also has experience in intellectual property law and copyright law. Randy has a license to practice law in Tennessee and has represented many large organizations, including Xero and Ario. He has a J.D. in law, which he obtained from the Vanderbilt University Law School. Randy started his own law firm, Trust Tree, in 2015, where he provides trademark services for corporate clients.
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Roderick W.

Roderick Woods

2 reviews
Roderick Woods is a litigation attorney who has been serving corporate clients for the past decade. He is licensed to practice law in New York and California. Roderick obtained his J.D. degree in law from the Albany Law School of Union University. He has represented numerous corporate clients, including BioTek Labs, Companion Health Services, Dennison Lubricants and more. Roderick founded his own legal firm in February 2010.
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Bill H.

Bill Hulsey

2 reviews
William has represented over 500 startup and emerging growth companies for almost 30 years as a patent attorney and intellectual property lawyer. William is a top rated attorney who is listed on the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorney, rated “AV—Preeminent” by the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory, and a recipient of the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award.
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Matt J.

Matt Jones

Matt Jones divides his practice between business and real estate law. On the business side, he focuses mainly on contracts, dispute resolution, business formation, trademarks, acquisitions and exit planning, securities, and private placements. His real estate practice centers on commercial real estate transactions, including sales, leasing, and mortgage financing.
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Chris C.

Chris Cotner

Starting as the Executive Director and ending up as the Director of Special Projects, Chris Cotner spent over 7 years with Water4 Foundation. In between 2004 and 2008, Chris worked for Rainey Goodwin Mee & Martin and Me Mee Hoge & Epperson PLLP. Currently, he is working as an Attorney with The Bethany Law Center. His focus areas include Estate Planning, Non-Profit Law, Commercial Law and Real Estate Law. He received his J.D., with distinction, from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
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Michael B.

Michael Brooke

2 reviews
I am a Patent Attorney with over 20 years patent prosecution experience in government, law firm and corporate environments. I have extensive prosecution experience in elect... read more
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Ian C.

Ian Chowdhury

2 reviews
Ian Chowdhury worked as a Litigation and Transaction Attorney for the well-known tech law firm, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati for over 3 years. Currently, he is the Attorney and Owner of his own Law Practice. He helps both individuals and entrepreneurs with licensing, complex litigation, copyright matters, trademark issues and more. He became a Doctor of Law in 1998 with the Santa Clara University School of Law - this was after he obtained his BA in Psychology from the Oakland University.
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Sean P. Patrick, Esq.

Sean P. Patrick, Esq. works as a co-managing partner at Rifkind Patrick LLC. Mr. Patrick is best known for his knowledge of business law and has helped hundreds of clients in regulatory compliance, trade secrets, business law, and product liability cases. Mr. Patrick is an active member of both the Illinois State Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association. In addition to his business law experience, Mr. Patrick worked as a legal clerk at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
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