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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

272 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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Sue D.

Sue Dunbar

238 reviews
Go with Sue Dunbar if you want a big law firm experience with a small law firm cost. Sue's experience working at Robins Kaplan LLP and serving as special counsel to Senator Joseph Dunn has landed her big-name clients like BestBuy, Time Warner Cable, and Yahoo!. Currently, Ms. Dunbar specializes in knowledge about confidentiality and privacy laws regarding sensitive trade secrets.
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Richard G.

Richard Gora

198 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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Joseph L.

Joseph Leak

9 reviews
When you have a legal dispute, having an attorney who can both litigate and negotiate deals is an invaluable resource. Joseph Leak has both a litigation and a business practice that extends to individuals, startups, and regional and national businesses. He can deal with issues related to securities, real estate, business entity formation or selection, fundraising, and civil litigation.
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Bill H.

Bill Hulsey

4 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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Brian H.

Brian Hamilton

2 reviews
I have over a decade of experience in the construction industry. During this time, my practice has focused on the review and negotiation of construction contracts, engineer... read more
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Carole F.

Carole Faulkner

2 reviews
Carole graduated from Baylor University Law School and has a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Business. She has over 20 years of in-house and private practice experience... read more
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Eleanor B.

Eleanor Benmenashe

1 review
If you are looking for an experienced lawyer in the oil, gas, and construction industry, turn to Eleanor BenManashe. Eleanor specializes in the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 rule and can advise you on the best way to handle your business. She is also experienced in handling contract drafts and can put together a compliance framework for any company. In addition to the oil, gas, and construction industry, she is able to help with the preparation of leases, boundary disputes, and landlord-tenant issues.
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Adriana L.

Adriana Lopez-Ortiz

Adriana Lopez-Ortiz is a research attorney who often works with nonprofit organizations. She is licensed to practice law in Texas and obtained her Juris Doctorate degree in law from the South Texas College of Law. Adriana is also experienced in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. She served as a partner at Richard Rodriguez & Skeith LLP between October 2016 and August 2017.
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Paul G.

Paul Geilich

Attorney Paul Geilich has over three decades of experience as a commercial litigator and also specializes in business bankruptcy and transactional bankruptcy. He has represented clients in and out of state and federal courts. While he does handle all bankruptcy cases, he likes to represent clients with Chapter 11 filings. Some of his clients come from backgrounds in the oil and gas industry, banking industry, and real estate industry. Attorney Geilich has been awarded and holds an AV Preeminent peer rating from the Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating service.
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