Contra Costa County Lawyers

Pezhman Pakneshan
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Pezhman Pakneshan
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 17 years of experience
(415) 293-8454 1255 Treat Boulevard, Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Domestic Violence
Univ of Pennsylvania LS
The Pakneshan Firm is dedicated to representing clients accused, investigated or charged in state and federal criminal and administrative matters. The Pakneshan Firm is a Bay Area criminal, DUI and Civil Rights law firm which has the experience, expertise and resources to handle all phases of your case. Our firm represents clients in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Santa Clara, and San Mateo counties. The Pakneshan Firm has established itself as one of the Bay Area’s premier criminal defense firms. We have a proven track record for getting the best possible results for our clients.

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Matthew B. Talbot
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Matthew B. Talbot
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(925) 322-1795 2033 N. Main St. Suite 750
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationElder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of San Francisco School of Law
Matthew focuses on elder law, estate planning, and related practice areas. He began his career in the field of trusts and estates, and expanded into elder and probate law. He quickly realized that he enjoyed the personal nature of working in estate and elder law, and chose to continue by opening his own firm. He is passionate about taking care of his clients, and treats each of them as if they were family. Matthew was admitted to the California bar in 2006 and has practiced law in Contra Costa Country since 2006. He earned his J.D. at...
Ethan M. Weisinger
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Ethan M. Weisinger
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(925) 258-2020 1600 S Main St
#185
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Ethan M. Weisinger is a California State Certified Family Law Specialist working in all of the Bay Area Counties. He represents clients in all aspects of conventional family law matters, (divorce/separation, child custody, spousal/child support, etc.) as well as dissolution of same-sex marriages, including Registered Domestic Partnerships. Ethan graduated with honors from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo with a degree in English and Political Science. Ethan then went on to study law at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and graduated with honors, with an emphasis in Trial Litigation in 2010. From 2010...
Daniel L DuRee
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Daniel L DuRee
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney
(925) 210-1400 1535 N. Main Street
Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Do you have questions about the estate planning process? Please call today for a free consultation.
Konstantine A Demiris
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Konstantine A Demiris
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 16 years of experience
(925) 378-2520 700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 140
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationAppeals, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Santa Clara University
Konstantine "Kosta" Demiris is a partner at the law firm of Demiris & Moore, located in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek, in the center of Contra Costa County. His practice focuses on litigation involving elder abuse (financial and physical), will and trust litigation, conservatorships, guardianships, HOA's, and appeals. Kosta is actively involved in the Contra Costa County legal community. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Contra Costa County Bar Association's Elder Law Section. He serves as court-appointed counsel in Conservatorship cases in Contra Costa County. Kosta is dedicated to helping...
Carin Leanne Johnson
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Carin Leanne Johnson
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 28 years of experience
(925) 952-8900 2125 Oak Grove Rd Ste 315
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Free ConsultationAppeals, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Juvenile
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Carin Johnson is a passionate defender of parents’ rights and has practiced dependency and juvenile law for over 27 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree at Chico State University and is a graduate of Golden Gate University, School of Law, 1993.

In September 2010, Carin presented oral argument in the California First District Court of Appeal, involving a case where the dependency court denied her client reunification services and sought to terminate her parental rights. Carin fought hard for the mother and won a rare REVERSAL, of the lower court’s ruling. This changed California law.

Again, Carin argued a wrongfully-accused...
Indy G. Colbath
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Indy G. Colbath
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 8 years of experience
(925) 267-7465 1299 Newell Hill Pl.
Ste 303
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-7020
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
California Western School of Law and University of California - Davis
Indy Colbath is a licensed California attorney who has focused the entirety of her legal career on family law issues, including: divorce, annulment, child custody, child support, spousal support, property division, and domestic violence restraining orders. Indy has a breadth of courtroom experience she relies upon when assessing her clients’ family law matters, as well as strong relationships with the local legal community and bench. Indy has effectively represented her clients in an array of complex family law litigation, many of which involving high net worth individuals. Even though Indy has a passion for courtroom advocacy, she understands that every...
Scott Jordan
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Scott Jordan
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(925) 913-0275 18 Crow Canyon Court
Suite 280
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
I represent individuals and small to medium sized businesses in bankruptcy, foreclosure defense and debt consolidation matters. For individuals, I represent clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings, including adversary proceedings, including 2nd home mortgage lien stripping, redemption of vehicles and student loan reductions. For businesses, I provide services related to the winding down of a business, board and management consultations and bankruptcy debt consolidation in Chapter 11. In conjunction with my bankruptcy practice, I also provide estate planning, probate and trust administration representation. The best way to avoid probate is to plan properly by drafting...
R. Lewis Van Blois
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R. Lewis Van Blois
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 55 years of experience
(925) 947-1055 2950 Buskirk Avenue
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Products Liability
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Leaders In Personal Injury Litigation

In the aftermath of a life-altering injury caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless actions, you and the people you love face many challenges. You will face a grueling recovery process with no guarantee of living the life you once lived. In addition, you will need significant financial resources to compensate you for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.

It is important to understand that the lawyer you select in your personal injury claim matters a great deal. For many decades, individuals and families across Oakland, the Bay Area, Central Valley and...
Christina Weed
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Christina Weed
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 12 years of experience
(925) 390-3222 1990 N California Blvd
Suite 1020
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and Whittier Law School
Christina Weed understands the complex life demands and goals of her clients. Christina also understands that most of the time it is not possible to completely separate family life from business. Clients need an integrated plan that covers all of their family, business, tax, and estate planning concerns. Christina has dedicated the past thirteen years to the study and practice of law, taxation, business, accounting, and estate planning and uses this knowledge to consult with her clients in business, tax and estate planning matters. Christina is a licensed attorney with an LL.M. in Taxation from the...
Jason M. Horst
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Jason M. Horst
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(415) 871-6567 1855 San Miguel Road Suite 17
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationAppeals, Business, Cannabis Law and Insurance Claims
University of San Francisco School of Law
Jason Horst is the Managing Partner of Horst Legal Counsel. Jason served for more than a decade as an attorney in large regional and international law firms before founding Horst Legal Counsel, serving the legal needs of businesses and individuals in California. Jason is an accomplished litigator, having successfully resolved countless disputes for his clients in a wide range of complex litigation matters, including those involving commercial contracts, partnership disputes, trademark infringement, real estate, antitrust, and more. Jason prides himself on the ability to develop and execute creative strategies to efficiently accomplish his clients’ goals. Jason is also among the...
Paula S Grohs
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Paula S Grohs
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(925) 526-6331 3021 Citrus Circle, Suite 140
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Free ConsultationCollections and Family
Saratoga Univ School of Law and Saratoga School of Law
My work history has been focused in the area of family law and judgment enforcement for family law cases.

Prior to becoming an attorney in 2004, I obtained my paralegal certificate in 1979, established American Process & Courier Service in 1991. I have a broad range of experience including family law, civil litigation, probate, bankruptcy and estate planning.

I now focus on assisting self-represented litigants with document preparation services in family law and uncontested probate matters as well as enforcement of judgments.
Kelly Elizabeth Balamuth
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Kelly Elizabeth Balamuth
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 27 years of experience
(888) 254-1234 1001 Country Club Dr.
Ste. F
Moraga, CA 94556
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
University of California, Davis, School of Law
If you become my client, I will care about you and fight on your behalf so that you can focus on getting better. I have been fighting insurance companies since 1994 on behalf of real people, like you. My firm is not a "mill" where cases are churned through like a factory. Each client is important and receives the benefit of my attention, concern, and experience.
Daniel Timothy Quane
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Daniel Timothy Quane
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(925) 314-2320 571 Hartz Ave
Danville, CA 94526
Estate Planning and Probate
Golden Gate University School of Law and McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Daniel T. Quane manages Doyle Quane's Trusts and Estates practice. Dan is a Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate Law. He has advanced legal degrees in Taxation (LL.M.) and Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law (LL.M.) and he was named Super Lawyer’s Rising Star in 2015 and 2016. He works with a diverse range of clients, from those of average means to wealthy families requiring complex advanced estate tax planning strategies. Dan has experience guiding families through the complex legal process required upon death in the most efficient manner possible, whether it’s through trust administration or...
Lubna Khan Jahangiri
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Lubna Khan Jahangiri
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 20 years of experience
(925) 574-0100 210 Porter Drive, Suite 230
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationBusiness and Real Estate
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
San Ramon Business & Real Estate Lawyer
Lubna K Jahangiri has been serving the business community of the San Francisco Bay Area for over twelve years. Attorney Jahangiri provides consultation and representation in a variety of transactional business and real property matters including:

Litigation –Represent clients in litigation, trials, arbitrations, mediations, civil writ petitions and appeals related to business, commercial, and real property disputes

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Ms. Jahangiri earned her J.D. (Doctor of Jurisprudence) from Golden Gate University in 2001, from where she graduated at the top of her class. While at law school, Ms. Jahangiri earned the CALI award for writing and research...
John Secrest Richards
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John Secrest Richards
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(925) 231-8104 261 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
Free ConsultationBusiness, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Golden Gate University School of Law
J.R. Richards' practice focuses on developing long term client relationships representing their interests in both transactional matters and in civil litigation. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants primarily in real estate and business disputes and has successfully litigated cases through dispositive motion, trial and settlement in state and federal courts. J.R. prepares each case to achieve a favorable judgment by trial or before trial, and when in the best interest of the client leverages a favorable settlement. Community Involvement: * Coach/Manager for Pre-K/K softball team the Purple Puppies 2016. * Coach/Manager for the Danville...
Ivette Santaella
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Ivette Santaella
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 32 years of experience
(925) 831-4840 San Ramon, CA 94583
Elder, Estate Planning, IP and Probate
American University
You’ve spent your life building your wealth. And no matter how large or how modest – protecting your assets matters. Ivette Santaella understands that estate planning may seem daunting. You might feel uncomfortable talking about what happens after death. Or maybe you’re worried that you don’t understand the laws well enough. Santaella Law Group, APC is here to guide you through your concerns and make estate planning easy. Ivette has more than 30 years of experience talking her clients through their goals, translating and helping them navigate the law, and working with them to come up with a solid plan for...
Michael J. Hassen
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Michael J. Hassen
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 35 years of experience
(925) 359-7500 1981 N. Broadway, Suite 280
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Antitrust, Appeals and Business
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Michael Hassen's litigation practice spans over 30 years and emphasizes general business and commercial litigation, including class action defense and matters involving intellectual property and unfair competition.
Wilson Purves
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Wilson Purves
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(925) 222-5074 1801 Oakland Blvd.
Ste 220
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business and Immigration
University of Buenos Aires School of Law
Wilson Purves practice focuses on Family, Deportation Defense and Business (Investment & employment) based Immigration to the United States.

Mr. Purves works with individuals and clients of various sizes, from start-ups and small businesses to large corporations, in a broad range of industries, such as wineries, restaurants, manufacturing, academia, medical, technology, athletics, arts, fashion and entertainment fields.

Mr. Purves is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and currently serves as legal counsel for the Mexican Consulate of San Francisco, CA.

He is regular contributor to several media outlets in Northern California including AM1010 and...
Andrew John Chan
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Andrew John Chan
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 12 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...
Jen Grondahl Lee
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Jen Grondahl Lee
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 11 years of experience
(925) 586-6738 111 Deerwood Road
Suite 200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Bankruptcy and Consumer
University of Richmond School of Law
When I opened my law firm in 2010, I was pretty much just a bankruptcy attorney. But over the years, as clients came to me with their unique challenges, I evolved my thinking beyond bankruptcy.

I've developed innovative solutions to help my clients handle their debt and credit issues. As a debt and credit strategy attorney, I show clients all options available to them, explain the consequences of each option, and guide them to decisions that fit their individual situation, budget, and timeline. Bankruptcy for my clients is the last, not first option.

My services are for individuals and business owners....
Gary D. Sparks
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Gary D. Sparks
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 16 years of experience
(925) 465-2500 2950 Buskirk Avenue
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Attorney Gary D. Sparks is an accomplished lawyer who has successfully provided legal services and representation to families, husbands, wives, parents, military service members, and same sex partners for nearly two decades. Gary was a regular guest for several years on the former Ronn Owens Program on KGO-AM 810 in San Francisco, and has been interviewed by local and national publications in addition to publishing several of his own legal guides.

Gary graduated first in his class from John F. Kennedy University School of Law, where he was awarded magna cum laude honors for excellence in academic achievement and received...
Giselle F. Guro
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Giselle F. Guro
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 3 years of experience
(925) 258-2020 1600 S Main St
#185
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of San Francisco School of Law
Giselle F. Guro is an associate attorney at Bay Area Family Law Center. Her previous family law experience includes clerking for a family law firm in Walnut Creek and participating in her law school’s Mediation Clinic, where she helped self-represented litigants in Marin County’s family court. Giselle has appeared in both Alameda County Family Court and Contra Costa County Family Court, and is looking forward to practicing in other neighboring counties. Giselle is committed to assisting clients in reaching a better place in their lives. Giselle graduated cum laude from the University of California, Irvine with degrees in Political Science...
Dominic Hutchinson Porrino
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Dominic Hutchinson Porrino
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(925) 448-2439 Suite 203
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Porrino Law PC operates under the guidance of principal Dominic H. Porrino, who entered law practice with the intention of protecting the assets and safety of citizens by helping them negotiate the complexities of the California legal system. The competitive spirit that prompted him to play lacrosse and rugby in his youth now drives development of strategies to protect the best interests of his clients.

Mr. Porrino, an attorney whose practice encompasses legal separation, divorce, child custody and support, estate planning and other civil matters, obtained his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law and was admitted to the...
Zachary Roy Rayo
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Zachary Roy Rayo
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 25 years of experience
(925) 825-1955 Salvio Pacheco Sq. at Todos Santos Plaza
2151 Salvio St., Ste 399
Concord, CA 94520
Free ConsultationEstate 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.
Anthony Remo Luna
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Anthony Remo Luna
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(510) 592-3152 1806 Bonanza Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Mr. Luna holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Management and Marketing from San Francisco State University and went to the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he graduated with honors and was appointed a member of the Traynor Honor Society. In addition, Mr. Luna received a coveted Witkin Award for studies conducted in International Banking.

After graduating from law school, Mr. Luna worked in a boutique civil litigation and general practice firm in Fresno, CA and then went on to work with a couple of different Workers' Compensation firms in the Bay Area (doing both applicants and...
Glicel E. Sumagaysay
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Glicel E. Sumagaysay
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 12 years of experience
(888) 201-8282 1990 N. California Blvd.
Suite 870
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationEmployment
Alliant International University
The Law Office of Glicel Sumagaysay handles employment matters as follows: *Federal employee, public entity employee, and private employee representation in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), federal court, Department of Fair Housing and Employment (“DFEH”), and state courts; *Claims include wrongful termination; retaliation; discrimination on the basis of disability, race, gender, and other protected statuses; *wage and hour matters with the Department of Labor Standards and Enforcement (“DLSE”) and courts; *small business employer compliance with California and federal law.
Amy L. Alvis
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Amy L. Alvis
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 24 years of experience
(925) 516-1617 613 First Street, Suite 202
Brentwood, CA 94513
Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
CAL Northern School of Law and California State University - Chico
Amy's approach to estate planning is to focus on each client's unique needs and objectives. She strives to design a comprehensive plan for her clients that provides the maximum protection without compromise. Her broad experience enables her to provide keen insight for her clients. She is deeply commitment to her clients and the ethical standards of her profession. Amy has lived in Brentwood since 2001 with her husband and two daughters. She is a Director for the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce and in her free time, enjoys yoga, reading and golf.
Stephen L. Moses
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Stephen L. Moses
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 23 years of experience
(415) 623-9101 1600 School St
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Moraga, CA 94556
Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Consumer
Syracuse University College of Law
Stephen offers experienced business and legal counseling to individuals and corporations throughout the Bay Area, including: (1) Business litigation and dispute resolution services involving misappropriation of trade secrets, non-compete/solicitation agreements, mechanics lien and payment bond claims, commercial leases, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent misrepresentation and unfair, unlawful or fraudulent business practices (Bus. & Prof. C. sec. 17200); (2) Construction contracting; (3) Intellectual Property licensing and distribution; and (4) E-commerce, website terms of use, privacy policies and data protection and security.
Peter John Johnson
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Peter John Johnson
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 28 years of experience
(925) 952-8900 2125 Oak Grove Rd Ste 315
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Juvenile
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Mr. Johnson has been practicing law for over 27 years. He has been a partner in The Law Office of Johnson & Johnson since 1998. The Law Office of Johnson & Johnson defends clients in matters related to Criminal Defense; Juvenile Dependency; Driving Under the Influence; Juvenile Delinquency, Civil Rights Litigation and related matters. Mr. Johnson and the attorneys at The Law Office of Johnson & Johnson are committed to their clients and their clients' circumstances.

Mr. Johnson has personally conducted well over 100 jury trials in courts throughout the state and federal court. He has engaged...
Vanessa Candelaria
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Vanessa Candelaria
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(925) 233-6222 1981 North Broadway
Suite 440
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
Golden Gate University School of Law
Throughout her legal career, Vanessa has practiced exclusively in the area of family law. With her legal training and knowledge, she provides compassion and advocacy for her clients. Vanessa’s experience working on a broad spectrum of family law matters include divorce, pre-divorce counseling and planning, premarital agreements, complex marital property issues, high conflict child custody disputes, child and spousal support issues and domestic violence prevention and defense. Vanessa protects her clients’ assets and the best interests of her clients and their children. She represents clients in public court and before private judicial officers. In addition, she serves as a consulting...
Edward William Younger IV
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Edward William Younger IV
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(925) 420-4111 420 Beatrice Court, Suite G1
Brentwood, CA 94513
Business and Estate Planning
Concord Law School
I am an estate planning and business law lawyer practicing in East Contra Costa County California. I take pride in providing value minded legal services to area families and businesses.
Peter Tormey
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Peter Tormey
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(925) 352-9842 101 Gregory Lane
Suite 46
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Free ConsultationJohn F. Kennedy University
Mr. Tormey has over 20 years of experience in product development, marketing and intellectual property protection. As a company startup veteran, Mr. Tormey brings a unique perspective on the value of intellectual property to a small and growing business. As such, he also speaks to entrepreneurs and business executives on how to protect and leverage IP assets. Mr. Tormey is the author of the "Startup Guide to Intellectual Property." As a patent attorney, Mr. Tormey has drafted over 100 patent applications covering software, electronics, wireless, radio, mobile applications, encryption and automation controls. Besides intellectual property law, ...
Peter Alan Mankin
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Peter Alan Mankin
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 46 years of experience
(925) 935-0300 1211 Newell Ave.
Suite 120
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Real Estate
University of San Francisco School of Law
Private Practice in real estate and business law for 40 years. Court and private mediator for 25 years. AV Rated and Northern California Super Lawyer.
Patricia Ann Rowe
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Patricia Ann Rowe
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 20 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.
Christopher Light
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Christopher Light
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(720) 330-2848 1990 N. California Blvd.
Suite #800
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
California Western School of Law
Mr. Light firmly believes in the power of empathy and humanity. His strength of empathy and unique personal experience with tragedy has allowed him to connect with clients who’ve suffered their own profound losses. Mr. Light is honored to represent and advocate for individuals and families suffering from the universe of challenges that inherently follow a traumatic brain injury.

Nobody expects or can anticipate what follows a brain injury, even a “mild” trauma. Growing up, Mr. Light was reminded on a daily basis of the strength, determination, love, patience and understanding necessary to endure the aftermath of a life-altering event....
Maria Elena Crabtree
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Maria Elena Crabtree
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(925) 262-4271 1801 Oakland Blvd.
Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of California - Davis and University of California, Davis, School of Law
The Law Offices of Maria E. Crabtree is a full service, bi-lingual (SPANISH), family law firm dedicated to delivering personal, practical, and effective representation at an affordable cost. We are conveniently located in Walnut Creek, California, across the street from the BART station. Attorney Maria Crabtree received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Communications from the University of California at Davis. She later returned to the University of California, Davis and earned her J.D. degree. As a sole practitioner, Ms. Crabtree is dedicated to helping families navigate through the complexities of the laws and policies...
Gordon Craig Young
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Gordon Craig Young
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney with 29 years of experience
(925) 314-9999 318-C Diablo Road
Danville, CA 94526
Free ConsultationArbitration & Mediation, Probate, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
U of San Francisco School of Law
Gordon Young is a 25-year litigator, specializing in financial, trust and securities litigation. Gordon tries and arbitrates cases for trustees, beneficiaries, financial professionals, investment advisors, stock brokers, Wall Street banks, and broker-dealers. These cases include civil, probate and regulatory claims based on breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, fraud, suitability, mismanagement of mutual funds and managed accounts, the prudent investor rule, as well as employee promissory notes, up-front loans, raiding, trade secret, unfair competition and related employment claims. Gordon has successfully assisted numerous investment professionals with FINRA related expungement actions. Gordon has been recognized eleven times...
Jon Paul Webster
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Jon Paul Webster
Contra Costa County, CA Lawyer with 33 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...
Christian Pedersen
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Christian Pedersen
Contra Costa County, CA Attorney
(707) 426-5300 3150 Hilltop Mall Road
Richmond, CA 94806
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
Arizona 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...

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