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Steven S.

Steven Stark

507 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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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 D.

Sue Dunbar

260 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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Bethany V.

Bethany Veasey

10 reviews
Innovative, research driven, and detailed with a focus on making sure my clients are served to the best of my abilities. General Counsel to numerous start ups, including c... read more
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Justin G.

Justin Glyer

2 reviews
Justin Glyer is the Founder and Principal of Glyer Media and Entertainment Law. Mr. Glyer is an attorney with over 14 years of media, entertainment, technology and business... read more
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Christian W.

Christian Woods

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Christian Woods is a California-based business lawyer. He specializes in numerous legal practice areas, including labor and employment law, legal research and writing, commercial contracts, business formation and general corporate lawsuits. Christian has a J.D. in law, which he obtained from the University of La Verne College of Law. In May 2017, Christian founded his own legal office, where he now serves as the founding partner and principal attorney.
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Stewart W.

Stewart Whaley

Stewart Whaley is the Founder and Attorney at Open Access Law Firm, PLLC. He has 18 years worth of experience handling the developing and supporting software applications, analyzing data and solving real-world technology problems. He received the Professional Mentor Award, two years in a row from William H. Bowen School of Law - where he graduated from with Honors, obtaining his J.D. in 2008. He was part of the Intellectual Property Association at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
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Andrew H.

Andrew Homan

Andrew Homan is a licensed attorney in the state of Indianapolis. He finished law school at Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He worked as a Legislative Assistant in the U.S. House of Representative in 2007 and was a Deputy State Director for Senator Evan Bayh from 2007-2011. He is an expert in Civil Litigation, compliance to IRS. He practices in all areas of compensation.
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Emmanuel Azeez Shodeinde

Mr. Emmanuel Shodeinde, Esq. is the managing attorney and founder of The Shodeinde Firm, a general practice law firm based in Maryland. Mr. Shodeinde holds a Bachelor of Ar... read more
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Julie M.

Julie Morton

Julie is an attorney with six years experience in Corporate Law, M&A, Bankruptcy, and Restructuring. She has experience in both law firm and in-house settings, dealing ... read more
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