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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

276 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 Dunbar

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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 Gora

200 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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Brennen Dunn

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Brennen Dunn is a litigation attorney with more than seven years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Texas. Brennen holds a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained from the Texas Southern University – Thurgood Marshall Law School. He is skilled in dealing with legal cases that involves labor and employment law, and often provides his legal assistance to startup companies. Since August 2017, Brennen has been serving as a sole practitioner.
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Trenton R.

Trenton Roberts

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Currently a partner at Roberts & Willie, PLLC, Trenton Roberts has previously worked at other law firms like Latham & Watkins when he was a transactional attorney for a year and a half. His focus is in the areas regarding commercial lending, private equity, energy and business clients. He graduated with his LLM from New York University School of Law, and he achieved his JD separately from the University of Chicago Law School. He can communicate in English, Spanish and Japanese.
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John B.

John Bandy

John Bandy has more than 24 years of experience as a business lawyer. He has represented numerous international companies as a general counsel and have gained experience while working with companies in the insurance, manufacturing, finance and technology industries. John obtained a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law and is licensed to practice law in Texas. He is currently the principal attorney at his own law firm.
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Emily P.

Emily Patterson

Emily Patterson has had a wide range of jobs, gaining a large amount of experience. Part of which was being an associate consultant for Lee A. Woods, Political Consultant. She is now an attorney at the Law Office of Emily Patterson, handling matters pertaining to international human rights and judicial reform, as well as areas involving immigration, family, and general civil matters. In 2004, she received her JD from South Texas College of Law.
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Andrea J.

Andrea Johnson

Andrea Johnson is a Texas-based corporate attorney. She recently became an associate attorney at a popular law firm, Emmert & Parvin LLP. Her primary legal practice areas include gas and oil law, as well as other business-related legal areas. Andrea also has experience in dealing with commercial contracts, including drafting and the negotiation of the contracts. Andrea Johnson graduated from the Texas A&M University School of Law, from which she obtained a legal degree.
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Shabaz N.

Shabaz Nizami

Shabaz Nizami is an attorney at law with over six years of experience. He offers legal services to corporate clients in Texas. Shabaz specializes in real estate law and commercial contracts, and often provides legal assistance to entrepreneurs and startup companies. Some of his corporate clients include Pioneer Roofing, Gateway Staffing and Tasacom Technologies. In September 2016, Shabaz founded his own law firm, Nizami Law PLLC.
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Joshua L.

Joshua Lewey

Josh's practice focuses on entity formation and operations, partnership agreements and limited liability company agreements, real estate transactions, tax planning (domesti... read more
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