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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

217 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

163 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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Randy M.

Randy Michels

222 reviews
Randy Michels is a trademark attorney with more than 15 years of experience. He also has experience in intellectual property law and copyright law. Randy has a license to practice law in Tennessee and has represented many large organizations, including Xero and Ario. He has a J.D. in law, which he obtained from the Vanderbilt University Law School. Randy started his own law firm, Trust Tree, in 2015, where he provides trademark services for corporate clients.
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Dennis E.

Dennis Esford

Dennis Esford is a professional commercial litigation attorney that has experience in both federal and state courts. Although he is a successful litigator, he also focuses on trade secret suits, tort claims, copyright infringements, and business contract claims. Attorney Esford allows his 12 years of experience to guide him and be fearless in the courtroom.
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Ryan M.

Ryan Mcneice

Ryan McNeice specializes in complex litigation, estate planning, wills and trusts, family law, and wrongful death. In addition to founding McNeice Wheeler, PLLC, he is the owner and co-founder of Intermountain Leasing, a commercial equipment financing company. Before receiving his JD from Gonzaga University, he studied finance with an international emphasis at Washington State University.
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Brennen D.

Brennen Dunn

2 reviews
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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Allan L.

Allan Liang

Allan Liang runs his own legal practice in Orange County, California where he provides services to businesses and individuals. He is an expert in business contracts, business lawsuits, and employment-related issues. Allan graduated with honors from the Santa Clara University School of Law, has a diploma in International Business from UC Berkeley, and has a B.A. from UC Davis. He is fluent in Mandarin.
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Adam S.

Adam Scavone

2 reviews
Adam Scavone is in a unique position as a lawyer. One of his passions is fighting for the legalization of cannabis - in fact, he even co-founded the New York Cannabis Alliance in 2010. Beyond that, he is a capable lawyer, specializing in helping startups get off the ground. He believes that new business owners have enough to worry about and he wants to take the legal matters off their hands so they can focus on what’s important: building their business.
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Ashley  K.

Ashley Kirkwood

2 reviews
Ashley graduated from Northwestern law school and also has a bachelor's degree in international business. Her practice areas include entrepreneurship law and commercial con... read more
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Eric S.

Eric Spiegelman

Eric Spiegelman mainly focuses on providing legal services to companies in the entertainment industry. He has experience in assisting with the distribution, production and development process of internet entertainment and motion pictures. Eric has represented Alcon Entertainment, Yahoo and EarwolfMedia. He is currently the principal attorney at his own company, Spiegelman Media Law. Eric is also a chairman at Materials and Applications (M&A).
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