Benicia Lawyers

John Toby Schreiber
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John Toby Schreiber
Benicia, CA Attorney with 33 years of experience
(925) 708-0263 2127 Goldenhill Way
Benicia, CA 94510
Appeals
Santa Clara University School of Law
I assist clients and/or their trial counsel in California's appellate courts, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. I am a Certified Specialist in Appellate Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. I am one of about 300 certified specialists in this practice area in the State of California.

Recent statistics published by California's Judicial Council show that civil appeals are reversed about 17% of the time. When I represent an appellant, over the course of almost 30 years of handling civil appeals my reversal rate is over 3 times that.

For almost...
Geri N. Kahn
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Geri N. Kahn
Benicia, CA Attorney with 30 years of experience
(707) 746-1813 940 Adams Street
Suite I
Benicia, CA 94510
Immigration and Social Security Disability
U of San Francisco School of Law
I practice both Immigration and Nationality Law and Social Security Disability law. As to the Immigration field, I represent people in removal (deportation) proceedings. I also assist small businesses in obtaining professional visas such as H-1Bs or L-1s for their employees. I represent applicants for political asylum, and religious workers and individuals at all stages of the naturalization process. Finally, I help people who wish to bring their family members to the United States. In the Social Security field, I represent disabled individuals at administrative hearings and in federal court. In both areas I...
Dana Louise Dean
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Dana Louise Dean
Benicia, CA Attorney with 17 years of experience
(707) 747-5206 283 East H Street
Benicia, CA 94510
Environmental and Real Estate
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Jason S. Buckingham
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Jason S. Buckingham
Benicia, CA Attorney with 15 years of experience
(707) 745-2200 940 Adams Street
Suite S
Benicia, CA 94510
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Jason S. Buckingham is a California licensed attorney who helps people with estate planning and real estate issues. Mr. Buckingham has worked in some aspect of real estate transactions since 1993, starting with foreclosure issues, with several years focused on commercial real estate transactions. Mr. Buckingham has experience in property analysis, due diligence, title and escrow, acquisitions, entity formation, financing, leasing, and ongoing management issues. Often, real estate and estate planning issues go hand in hand, so Mr. Buckingham has offered estate planning services since 2005. Mr. Buckingham graduated from John F. Kennedy University School of Law, Cum...
Kathleen Siemont
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Kathleen Siemont
Benicia, CA Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(415) 235-3682 701 Southampton Road
Suite #211
Benicia, CA 94510
Elder, Estate Planning, Probate and Social Security Disability
Straight talk is good business. I will explain your options, then you decide what to do. My job is to anticipate potential problems and suggest strategies for accomplishing your goals.

Kathleen "Katie" Siemont grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, attending CSU Chico and George Washington University National Law Center in Washington D.C. She was one of the first graduates of the Joint J.D./M.P.H programs at George Washington Medical Center in D.C., earning a law degree and a Master's Degree in Pubic Health in three years.

Katie worked for over a decade as a Worker's Compensation Defense attorney...
Ms. Mellanese Slaughter Lofton Esq.
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Ms. Mellanese Slaughter Lofton Esq.
Benicia, CA Attorney with 44 years of experience
(707) 280-6388 846 B Southampton Rd., #364
Benicia, CA 94510
Estate Planning
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Cate Beekman
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Cate Beekman
Benicia, CA Attorney with 14 years of experience
(707) 346-3060 940 Adams Street, Suite J
Benicia, CA 94510
Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Juvenile
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Cate Beekman has been defending people charged with crimes since being admitted to the California bar in 2006. She worked as a deputy public defender in Kern, Solano and Napa Counties, completing more than 40 jury trials. Cate is smart and friendly, which helps her connect with clients, jurors, and adversaries alike.

Cate earned her law degree from U.C. Berkeley School of Law. Before her law career, Cate worked as a policy analyst at the Center for Civil Justice, a nonprofit organization in Saginaw, Michigan, where her work focused on hunger policy and advocacy.

Cate also has a Master’s degree...
Juliette Topacio Sarmiento
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Juliette Topacio Sarmiento
Benicia, CA Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(510) 548-9944 836 Southampton Road
Suite B-270
Benicia, CA 94510
Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Immigration and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Benjamin Hall
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Benjamin Hall
Benicia, CA Lawyer with 12 years of experience
(925) 335-6361 831 E 2nd St Ste 203
Benicia, CA 94510
Criminal Defense and Immigration
Golden Gate University School of Law
Stephen Gizzi
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Stephen Gizzi
Benicia, CA Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(707) 748-0900 1001 Madison Street
Benicia, CA 94510
Business and Estate Planning
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Venus Viloria Berdan
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Venus Viloria Berdan
Benicia, CA Lawyer with 20 years of experience
(707) 747-5206 Law Offices of Dana Dean
Benicia, CA 94510
Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
Gregory Charles Plaskett
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Gregory Charles Plaskett
Benicia, CA Attorney with 41 years of experience
(707) 643-3140 111 W C St
Benicia, CA 94510
Armstrong Coll
Stephen Paul Naratil
Benicia, CA Attorney with 26 years of experience
(707) 748-1240 601 1st St
Benicia, CA 94510
Animal, Appeals, Business and Criminal Defense
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Patricia Ann Simmons
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Patricia Ann Simmons
Vallejo, CA Attorney with 26 years of experience
(800) 811-9080 PO Box 6251
Vallejo, CA 94591-6251
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
University of San Francisco School of Law
Practicing law since February 1994 in the areas of drafting wills, trusts, estate and trust administration, durable powers of attorney, conservatorship, guardianship, adoption, name change and family law. Public speaker at civic, senior and other community organization to discuss estate planning issues. Member of the State Bar of California and the Solano County Black Lawyers Association. Board member of the Solano Christian Academy and Secretary of the Solonao County Black Lawyers Association.
Maya K. Grey
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Maya K. Grey
Martinez, CA Lawyer with 8 years of experience
(925) 293-2144 P.O. Box 3122
Martinez, CA 94553
Divorce and Family
University of San Francisco School of Law
I am a passionate family law attorney who specializes in helping individuals navigate some of the most difficult and painful experiences of their lives. I handle all issues related to divorce, legal separation, and parentage actions, including matters related to child custody, child support, spousal support, and complex property division. I also help clients wanting assistance with pre-marital and post-marital agreements. Additionally, I serves as a consulting attorney for clients in mediation and those seeking a second opinion.

I am a fierce advocate for my clients, and will stand up for their best interests in court and in negotiations with the...
Patricia Ann Rowe
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Patricia Ann Rowe
Concord, CA Attorney with 19 years of experience
(925) 256-1000 1401 Franquette Ave.
Suite A-3
Concord, CA 94520
Business, Estate Planning, Family and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law
I am also a Certified Public Accountant and have been doing tax work in the Bay Area for 30 years. I specialize in helping people and businesses pay as few taxes as possible without getting audited. In the estate planning area I help people preserve their property for their families and pay as few estate taxes as possible. I also am the Probate Doctor who can help fix impossible situations when estates are stuck in the quagmire of California Probate.
Christian Pedersen
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Christian Pedersen
Vallejo, CA Attorney
(707) 426-5300 521 Georgia St
Vallejo, CA 94590
Free ConsultationArizona State University


Christian Pedersen was born in Seattle and raised in Solano County. He graduated in Brigham Young University majoring in finance, and then was admitted to Arizona State’s law school and MBA program. While in school, Mr. Pedersen earned a certificate in Law, Science, and Technology from the Sandra Day O’Connor school of law, and worked in a legal clinic that provided legal services to startup businesses. Mr. Pedersen focused on entrepreneurship and solar energy technology. Mr. Pedersen worked in the solar industry performing transactional legal work and business analytics. After drafting thousands of documents, Mr. Pedersen decided...
Scott M. Johnson
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Scott M. Johnson
Concord, CA Attorney with 8 years of experience
(925) 217-2247 1320 Willow Pass Road
Suite 600
Concord, CA 94520
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Santa Clara University School of Law
Hi! I'm Scott M. Johnson and I am founding Partner of Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Pruett PC. I graduated Cum Laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with a major in American Literature, then attended Santa Clara University Law School and graduated Cum Laude. Prior to starting Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Pruett, P.C., I worked for a consumer bankruptcy law firm assisting debtors.

I have represented hundreds of Debtors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases throughout Northern California, successfully helping them to discharge the burdensome debt, keep their homes, and restore their credit. Scott also represents consumers in...
Joseph B. Angelo
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Joseph B. Angelo
Concord, CA Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(925) 217-2247 1320 Willow Pass Rd
Suite 600
Concord, CA 94520
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Willamette University College of Law
I am a founding partner of Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Pruett P.C., and practice in the areas of bankruptcy and consumer litigation. In bankruptcy, I represent both consumer debtors and businesses in chapter 7, 11, and 13 matters. In consumer litigation, I represent consumers in litigation under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Telephone Consumer Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Rosenthal Act and has handled cases in those areas before both state and federal courts. I also have experience with appeals, having worked on cases before the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and the Ninth Circuit Court...
Zachary Roy Rayo
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Zachary Roy Rayo
Concord, CA Lawyer with 24 years of experience
(925) 825-1955 Salvio Pacheco Sq. at Todos Santos Plaza
2151 Salvio St., Ste 399
Concord, CA 94520
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Miami School of Law and University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Zachary Rayo brings experience, efficiency and empathy to estate planning. Mr. Rayo’s approach is people-centered. He recognizes that the legal needs and special issues differ from client to client, that each person is unique, with unique needs that must be met with efficiency, active listening and care. Mr. Rayo knows the importance of social responsibility which manifests not only in ethical decisions and practices but also in involvement in socially important causes.
Andrew John Chan
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Andrew John Chan
Concord, CA Attorney with 11 years of experience
(510) 832-7770 2300 Clayton Road, Suite 350
Concord, CA 94520
Construction, IP, Insurance Defense and Legal Malpractice
University of Miami School of Law
Andrew is a senior counsel in the Oakland/East Bay office of Ericksen Arbuthnot and co-chair of the firm's Appellate Practice Group. He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star by Thomson Reuters. Andrew has extensive litigation experience representing individual and institutional clients in state and federal court. His areas of practice include insurance coverage and defense, intellectual property, personal injury, professional liability, real estate, and other commercial issues.

Andrew has B.A. degrees in Cognitive Science and History, and a minor in Philosophy, from the...
Michael Douglas Goforth
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Michael Douglas Goforth
Concord, CA Attorney with 41 years of experience
(925) 682-9500 2001 Salvio St., Suite 25
Concord, CA 94520
Free ConsultationConstruction, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Western State University College of Law and University of California, Berkeley School of Law
For 38 years has represented catastrophically injured persons throughout Northern California. Workers' compensation, industrial accidents, death claims, orthopedic injuries, amputations, CRPS, TBI, PTSD. The Goforth & Lucas Law Partnership helps injured workers level the playing field against insurance carriers and their army of lawyers.
Joseph Michael Tully
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Joseph Michael Tully
Martinez, CA Attorney with 21 years of experience
(925) 229-9700 713 Main Street
Martinez, CA 94553
Criminal Defense
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Specializing exclusively in criminal law, Joseph and this team of attorneys have represented thousands of criminal defendants facing serious felony charges. He has extensive experience defending MMJ collectives, cooperatives, cultivators, and caregivers facing criminal charges for helping patients. Joseph Tully has over fifteen years experience practicing criminal law in California and has been certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization. In addition, Mr. Tully has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in both 2013 and 2014. From Shasta to Oakland to Los Angeles,...
Alexandra Danielle Wilson
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Alexandra Danielle Wilson
Concord, CA Attorney
(415) 527-5886 2151 Salvio Street #201
Concord, CA 94520
Immigration
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Alexandra Danielle Wilson is a Calfornia State Bar member and a Contra Costa County Bar Association member. She is a passionate member of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and American Immigration lawyers Assocation (AILA). She volunteers at several Bay Area non-profit organizations. Alexandra graduated from University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Alexandra is fluent in Spanish and passionately advocates for immigrant's rights.

While in law school, Alexandra focused almost exclusively in the area of immigration. She participated in the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic during which she travelled to Guatemala on a fact-finding trip to gather information...
Rebecca Romero-Vigil
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Rebecca Romero-Vigil
Concord, CA Lawyer with 11 years of experience
Concord California
Concord, CA 94521
Estate Planning and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Rebecca's undergraduate degree in Social Work carries forward in her caring and passionate attitude toward representing her clients in tax issues, including tax levies, offer in compromise. Her practice includes preparing trust plans (trust, pour over will, health care directive, and power of attorney) for her clients and assisting clients selecting and forming their business entity (S Corp, C Corp, LLC or LLP). Rebecca is determined to get the best result for her client. Prepare today, for peace of mind in the future.
Jon Paul Webster
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Jon Paul Webster
Concord, CA Lawyer with 32 years of experience
(925) 609-7600 1985 Bonifacio Street
Suite 102
Concord, CA 94520-2264
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment and Real Estate
John F. Kennedy School of Law and California State University - Sacramento
I am a former police officer and deputy district attorney in Contra Costa County. I received my Bachelor's Degree from California State University Sacramento and later went on to law school at John F. Kennedy University. As principal attorney, I guide the firm’s staff and manage major cases and matters on behalf of individual and business clients.I have tried numerous cases to verdict and have appeared before the California Court of Appeal, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Our firm primarily focuses on business litigation with a strong concentration of assisting small businesses with wage and hour claims. Other...
Michael Edwin Brown
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Michael Edwin Brown
Vallejo, CA Lawyer with 45 years of experience
(707) 552-4111 515 Tennessee St
Vallejo, CA 94590
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
Armstrong College
Michael Brown has been practicing personal injury law in Vallejo for over 35 years! He specializes exclusively in representing cases of personal injury such as auto, truck or motorcycle accidents. He also represents other personal injury cases such as victims of a fire, a dog bite, etc. His experience in Solano County's personal injury cases is extensive. Call today for a free consultation.
Alin D. Cintean
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Alin D. Cintean
Martinez, CA Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(925) 335-6444 820 Alhambra Ave #10
Martinez, CA 94553
Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Anne Whatley
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Anne Whatley
Martinez, CA Attorney with 25 years of experience
(925) 228-0800 821 Main St
Martinez, CA 94553
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College
Anne M. Whatley has been practicing family law for over 20 years, and has experience in all aspects, including divorce, custody, support, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, domestic violence, and any other family law issue.
Jenny Tiu
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Jenny Tiu
Vallejo, CA Attorney with 12 years of experience
(415) 710-1764 1930 Sonoma Blvd.
Vallejo, CA 94590
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
Jenny Tiu received her B.S. degree in Physiological Science from UCLA. During her undergraduate studies, she was a research assistant at UCLA for both spinal cord injury and atherosclerosis research. Ms. Tiu then earned her J.D. degree at Golden Gate University School of Law with an emphasis in Public Interest Law. During law school, she interned for the San Francisco City Attorney's Office in the Juvenile Dependency Unit. She then went on to intern for the Solano County Alternate Public Defender's Office in the Juvenile Dependency Unit and later in the Misdemeanor Unit. After being...
Otto Philip Cipolla Jr
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Otto Philip Cipolla Jr
Concord, CA Lawyer with 36 years of experience
2300 Clayton Rd.
Suite 540
Concord, CA 94520
Workers' Comp
Rutgers School of Law-Newark, Seton Hall University School of Law and Pepperdine University
Otto P. Cipolla, Jr. is the founder and owner of The Law Offices of CIPOLLA, CALABA, MARRONE, WOLLMAN & SILVA. Mr. Cipolla founded the firm in 1995. He has since grown the firm from 2 attorneys to 30 attorneys. The firm now has seven offices throughout California. Mr. Cipolla has taught, lectured and given seminars in all aspects of Workers’ Compensation Law for employers, insurance carriers, brokers and third party administrators. Mr. Cipolla has been a Judge Pro-Tem not only at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board but also in both Municipal and Superior Court. CCMW&S practice is...
James Joseph Fishel
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James Joseph Fishel
Martinez, CA Lawyer with 30 years of experience
(925) 935-2021 110 Blue Ridge Dr
Martinez, CA 94553
Arbitration & Mediation, Business, Divorce and Family
The University of Florida of College of Law
Oliver Alexander Greenwood
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Oliver Alexander Greenwood
Pleasant Hill, CA Attorney with 15 years of experience
(925) 957-1030 367 Civic Drive, Suite 2
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Elder, Entertainment & Sports, Estate Planning and Probate
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
OLIVER GREENWOOD is the principal of the Law Offices of Oliver Greenwood in Pleasant Hill. He is the author of chapters 1, 4, 12, 16, and 17 in the CEB Guardianship Handbook. Mr. Greenwood received his B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his J.D. from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. A frequent speaker regarding probate matters and a member of the Judicial Council's Probate & Mental Health Advisory Committee. Mr. Greenwood is also a contributing author to CEB's conservatorship and powers of attorney and health care directives books. Mr. Greenwood's areas of practice include conservatorships, guardianships,...
Diana Joost Cavanaugh
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Diana Joost Cavanaugh
Concord, CA Attorney with 30 years of experience
(925) 827-9900 2801 Concord Blvd.
Concord, CA 94519
Bankruptcy and Probate
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Eric Jeffrey Farber
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Eric Jeffrey Farber
Concord, CA Lawyer with 26 years of experience
(833) 740-6434 1855 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 180
Concord, CA 94520
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
Eric Farber is the Founder of Pacific Workers, the Lawyers for Injured Workers. We represent injured workers in their fight for justice against the insurance companies. With a solid team of well trained, caring and compassionate professionals, it is easy to see why Pacific Workers has garnered numerous awards and accolades but more importantly, over 250 five star reviews from clients.
Jaye Lyn Ryan
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Jaye Lyn Ryan
Martinez, CA Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(925) 228-1900 701 Escobar Street
Suite D
Martinez, CA 94553
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense
Univ of West Los Angeles
Jaye Ryan, is an aggressive and dedicated criminal defense attorney. Aside from being a skilled criminal defense lawyer, Ms. Ryan is trained as a scientist with experience in the fields of forensic, pathology, microbiology and general laboratory science. With her prior training and employment Jaye Ryan has an impressive record of winning cases by challenging, excluding and disproving forensic evidence and professional opinions that are often presented by the Prosecution in attempting to seek conviction of her clients. Attorney Jaye Ryan received her J.D. from the University of West Los Angeles in 1997. She is a member of the State...
Micheal Anthony Thompson
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Micheal Anthony Thompson
Vallejo, CA Attorney with 35 years of experience
(707) 643-2122 410 Tuolumne St
Vallejo, CA 94590
Arbitration & Mediation, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
Personal Injury Attorney - owner of the Law Office of Micheal A. Thompson. Admitted to the CA State Bar in 1985. Graduate of UCLA Law School.
Matthew James O'Connor
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Matthew James O'Connor
Concord, CA Attorney with 21 years of experience
(925) 357-9210 1390 Willow Pass Road
Suite 1000
Concord, CA 94520
Criminal Defense and DUI & DWI
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Matthew J. O'Connor is a founding partner of the O'Connor Law, APC and currently focuses his practice on criminal defense. Mr. O'Connor regularly defends adults and juveniles in all types of criminal matters, including but not limited to: Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Assault, Robbery, Three Strikes cases, Murder, Domestic Violence, Rape, Illegal Firearms, Theft and Drug crimes, Probation and Parole hearings.

Mr. O'Connor graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1995 and graduated cum laude from the Santa Clara University School of Law in 1999. Upon graduating from law school Mr. O'Connor served as a deputy district attorney...
Howard L. Williams
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Howard L. Williams
Martinez, CA Attorney with 20 years of experience
(925) 257-2946 535 Main Street
Suite 305
Martinez, CA 94553
Business, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Domestic Violence
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
Steven Rudger Clawson
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Steven Rudger Clawson
Vallejo, CA Lawyer with 33 years of experience
(800) 847-8766 521 Georgia St
Suite 100
Vallejo, CA 94590
Personal Injury
Brigham Young University

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