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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

282 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

255 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

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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Ezenwanyi A.

Ezenwanyi Abii

5 reviews
Ezenwanyi's passion for law prompted the transition to legal practice after 10 years of business contracts experience with Fortune 500 companies. Her legal experience range... read more
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Chad E.

Chad Edwards

3 reviews
Chad Edwards is an attorney at law with over 13 years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and Florida. Chad received his degree in law from the California Western School of Law. He specializes in real estate law, as well as legal cases related to debt and bankruptcy. Chad also as a B.S. in Accounting. Chad has been the owner and principal attorney of the ICHOR Consulting Group since September 2016.
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Ali A.

Ali Akhtar

2 reviews
Attorney Ali Akhtar is an experienced lawyer with over 15 years of experience in business formation, trademark law, employment law, and commercial bankruptcy cases. Graduating from one of the top 10 law schools in the US, Attorney Akhtar has the knowledge and skills to guide you through your business ventures.
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Marissa O.

Marissa Olaleye

2 reviews
Marissa Olaleye represents clients in business, real estate and contract-related matters. Whether an independent contractor, startup or a thriving business owner, Marissa p... read more
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Jason R.

Jason Rios

1 review
Jason is a business law fanatic, helping businesses of all sizes efficiently address legal matters--from negotiating routine contracts to developing innovative solutions to... read more
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Trang Q. T.

Trang Q. Tran

Tran is a trial lawyer who constantly works on honing his skills and improving his craft. His firm, Tran Law Firm LLP, is mainly focused on civil litigation involving commercial disputes and employment law, which involves all aspects of employment litigation and counseling. Tran has been rated by Super Lawyers and is a member of 10 organizations outside of his practice.
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Joe D.

Joe Drennan

Starting out as an energy industry professional, Joe Drennan worked both in-house for a large E&P company and independently on projects across the country for large integrated oil companies and small producers. In his law practice, he focuses on gas and energy transactions and energy finance along with real estate and commercial litigation. He has handled several multi-million dollar transactions.
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