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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

249 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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Richard G.

Richard Gora

183 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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Johnny M.

Johnny Manriquez

114 reviews
Johnny Manriques is a patent attorney with extensive experience in dealing with cases that involves intellectual property law and related legal matters. He has more than 14 years of experience and is licensed to practice law in California. Johnny is registered with the State Bar of California. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law. Johnny recently started his own firm, but worked with Procopio Cory for three years prior to starting his own law office.
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Michael R.

Michael Ramos

Michael Ramos has a notable education and impressive entrepreneurial record. A graduate of the coveted Stanford Law School, he also earned a master’s in Management Science and Engineering. Founder of OJoygives.com, where he serves as General Counsel, he also works in Austin, TX where he focuses his legal practice on serving the technology, real estate, financial and software industries.
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Justine P.

Justine Pierce

2 reviews
Justine Pierce is a corporate attorney with over six years of experience. She primarily specializes in providing legal assistance to corporate clients in the healthcare industry. Justine has experience in dealing with commercial contracts, as well as debt and bankruptcy related legal matters. She is licensed to practice law in Colorado and has a Juris Doctor in law. Between 2012 and 2016, Justine was an assistant attorney general at the State of Colorado Office.
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Burt S.

Burt Skiba

Burt Skiba is an intellectual property attorney that recently obtained his Juris Doctor degree after he graduated from the Michigan State University College of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona. Burt often provides legal assistance to startup companies and specializes in trademark and copyright law. He was recently appointed a position as an intellectual property attorney at Accelerate IP LLC.
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Margaret (Margie) O.

Margaret (Margie) O'connor

Margaret O’Connor graduated from Notre Dame with a bachelor’s of science degree in math before studying law at Loyola University Chicago. Although Margie O’Connor is a general attorney who has worked in a big firm and government environments, she prefers advocating for clients in corporate law, assisting executives with improving their processes while being conscious of budgets and bottom lines.
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Adam P.

Adam Pollock

Attorney Adam Pollock is the founder of Pollack Law Firm. His firm handles a variety of legal issues from business law to estate planning. Attorney Pollock is dedicated to working one-on-one with each client to help them plan for their future. Mr. Pollock was raised in Ventura County and is an adjunct professor at California Lutheran University. With over three years of experience, Adam Pollock can help you form a new business or draft documents for your current business. He works within the community and also provides pro bono services for low-income individuals in need of legal help.
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Carolina L.

Carolina Latour

5 reviews
Carolina received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her law degree from The George Washington University Law School. She began her career at the globa... read more
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Chad B.

Chad Berry

2 reviews
Chad Berry is a business lawyer who has been serving corporate clients for the past two decades. He is experienced in numerous business legal practice areas, including debt and bankruptcy, real estate law, as well as securities and finances. Chad is licensed to practice law in Texas and received his legal degree from the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Since November 2009, Chad has been serving as a shareholder of Adams, Lynch & Loftin.
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