Gerald Barry Dorfman

Gerald Barry Dorfman

  • Real Estate Law, Business Law, Personal Injury ...
  • California
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Biography

I am responsible for all matters handled by my office. Paralegals, law clerks and associates may be utilized in appropriate situations, but the buck stops with me. Intentionally remaining small has enabled me to continue to provide unparalleled personal attention and confidentiality. My clients are the reason I am here, and I work hard for the best results possible. I am honored by the trust placed in me, and strive to maintain it at the highest level. You are entitled to understand the law applicable to your matter and the options available, as well as my best advice. I have served hundreds of satisfied clients over the years and look forward to continuing to serve with determination, skill and integrity.

Practice Areas
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Elder Law
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Area
  • Litigation
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Through PayPal and Venmo.
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingency fees range from 15% to 45%. These apply to personal injury cases, and select other matters.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Regular hourly rate is $450.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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9th Circuit
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Education
Columbia University
B.A.
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UC Hastings COL
Law Degree
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Awards
Lead Counsel Rated
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100 Trust Rating
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 107581
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Dorfman Law Office
Legal Answers
519 Questions Answered
Q. What law can I research to defend against a false State Bar of CA accusation of UPL assisting an ADA Plaintiff for free?
A: A Guardian ad Litem can not act "in pro Per", but must be represented by counsel. This policy is not something invented by the State Bar. See, for example, the admonition contained in form MC-050, regarding substitutions of attorney. ("NOTICE TO PARTIES APPLYING TO REPRESENT THEMSELVES"). If you wish to understand the rationale better, and perhaps fashion a Due Process argument to change or distinguish your case, you may wish to start by reading the case of J.W. v. Superior. Court (1993) 17 Cal.App.4th 958, 964.
Q. Hello good afternoon, i had question regarding porperty damage as a result of a automobile accident.
A: You need to turn the papers over to your insurance company immediately. You, as an individual, are the correct party to be sued, but your insurance is there to protect you. Because you have been served court papers, you must act right away.
Q. My Mom is 82 w/mild dementia and able to make decisions. Can she change Power of Attorney & choose where to live?
A: So long as she has the "capacity" to make her own decisions, she can make her own choices, including revoking a power of attorney. If a contract was signed with a valid power of attorney in place, that will have to be looked at. You should have your mom see an estate planning attorney, to do proper planning and to obtain an independent evaluation of her capacity.
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Mailing Address
PO Box 1056
Mill Valley, CA 94942
Telephone: (415) 389-9590
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