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Bruce Adrian Last
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Pleasant Hill, CA Attorney with 15 years experience
(925) 278-1292 3478 Buskirk Avenue
Ste: 1000
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Estate Planning and Probate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
After working for ten years at The Jellins Group, APLC, a general practice law firm, I moved to Contra Costa County and decided to start my own law practice. My primary practice area is estate planning, probate and trust administration and litigation. However, I also work in the related area of real estate and landlord-tenant law. I received my J.D. from McGeorge School of Law in 2002, graduating Dean’s Honor Roll. San Francisco State University conferred a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Creative Arts in 1998 following my completion of a course focusing on audio-video and multi-media production and design. ...
Tamara Thompson
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Oakland, CA Lawyer
(888) 420-8904 4430 Telegraph Avenue #30
Oakland, CA 94609-1226
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Licensed California private investigator for 20 years, practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area out of Oakland, Alameda County. Tamara Thompson Investigations meets clients' information needs, providing civil trial preparation, witness interviews and research on individuals, businesses, products and circumstances affecting clients' cases. My specialty is developing deep background on individuals and companies related to assets, interests, activity, political and social associations, employment, litigation and business history, reputation and ownership through Internet, database and telephone research. In addition to due diligence analysis, I conduct genealogical investigations for real estate actions and probate and heir matters. I provide in-house trainings to law firms, financial service...
Adam Michael Carlson
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Walnut Creek, CA Attorney with 11 years experience
(925) 954-4606 2121 N California Blvd Ste 1020
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of San Francisco School of Law
Attorney Adam M. Carlson is managing partner at Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook. While he is skilled in various areas of law, he focuses the majority of his practice handling cases related to wrongful death, civil rights, and personal injury. He believes that tailoring each case to each client’s needs is key to providing aggressive and compassionate legal representation.

Before joining the firm, Carlson served as an intake assistant for our team, where he was responsible for fielding calls from potential clients. It was at this time that Carlson decided he wanted to do more. He found that he was passionate...
Alexandra Danielle Wilson
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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...
John Michael Runfola
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San Francisco, CA Attorney with 39 years experience
(415) 391-4243 Pier 9 Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationAppeals, Criminal and Juvenile
San Francisco State University and University of San Francisco School of Law
John Runfola is a highly experienced and effective criminal defense attorney. His cases have at times drawn international attention, and he has succeeded in winning favorable results for clients both at trial and through skillful pre-trial work. He is listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and has earned the highest rating from the national lawyer registry Martindale Hubbell. Prior to starting his own practice, Mr. Runfola served as a Public Defender in San Francisco, where he gained invaluable courtroom experience. He is a seasoned trial lawyer, yet is equally adept at the behind-the-scenes work that often proves critical to a...
Dennise Suzanne Henderson
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Sacramento, CA Lawyer with 19 years experience
(916) 456-2027 1903 21st St
Sacramento, CA 95811
DUI & DWI, Foreclosure Defense, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Ms. Henderson has been representing clients in criminal and juvenile cases since 1997. Her clients have been found not guilty on all counts in over half of her trials. The focus is always to understand the personal needs of the client (obtaining employment in the future, licensing, how the case impacts the client personally, professionally, legally and emotionally.) Often times success is gauged in reducing time,protecting the client's record for the future (avoiding strikes, priors, prison) and looking at alternative sentences. The approach to criminal defendants in most counties in California is very impersonal and often times...
Pezhman Pakneshan
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San Francisco, CA Attorney with 14 years experience
(415) 293-8454 One Market Street
Spear Tower, Suite 3600
San Francisco, CA 94105
Free ConsultationCriminal, 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 and DUI 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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Daniel Timothy Quane
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Danville, CA Lawyer with 13 years 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 the Doyle Quane Family Trusts and Estates practice. Dan is a Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate Law. He has an advanced legal degree in Taxation (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 the probate court process. He...
John Anthony Fetto
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Walnut Creek, CA Lawyer with 32 years experience
(510) 279-3452 45 Quail Ct, Suite 112
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Animal, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Attorney John Fetto was born in New York, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings, where he specialized in trial advocacy. Mr. Fetto is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, and the Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association. It did not take Attorney Fetto long to realize that his passion was personal injury law, and he has been representing clients for 26 years. During this time,...
Joseph Anthony Motta
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Walnut Creek, CA Lawyer with 15 years experience
(925) 954-8983 1196 Boulevard Way
Suite 20
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Criminal and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Joseph A. Motta was born and raised in the East Bay. He attended St. Mary’s College and graduated in 1984. He graduated from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento in 1987. Joe’s legal career started as a Deputy District Attorney in Contra Costa County; from 1988 to 2004. There, he handled thousands of cases. He was a trial attorney on every team including Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Homicide. He supervised the Misdemeanor, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault Teams; as a supervisor, he maintained his own load of serious cases. As a deputy D.A., Joe prosecuted a number of high...
Jennifer A. Navalle
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San Ramon, CA Attorney
(925) 344-5050 2430 Camino Ramon, Suite 325
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationFamily
John F. Kennedy University
Jennifer A. Navalle’s law practice concentrates on the areas of divorce, custody, support, and domestic-violence restraining orders. In addition to Whipple, Mercado & Associates, she previously worked as a paralegal for Hyden-Zakheim, LLP in San Ramon, where she gained extensive experience assisting attorneys in the areas of family law, civil matters, immigration, estate planning, and trust administration. She has deep knowledge of family court procedures and a commitment to providing effective and efficient representation for her clients.

A San Ramon native, Jennifer earned her Juris Doctor from John F. Kennedy University College of Law, obtaining certifications in Children, Families, and the...
Tammy J Mercado
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San Ramon, CA Attorney
(925) 344-5050 2430 Camino Ramon
Suite 325
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationFamily
Tammy J. Mercado has a passion for helping her clients achieve their desired result. She listens and she personally responds to your text, email, or phone call promptly. She offers real solutions to your legal matters. Tammy will carefully evaluate the legal issues in your case, provide you sound advice, and offer you the pros and cons of each possible scenario so you can meet your legal objectives. She encourages clients to participate in their own matters. Tammy believes that client participation is key to a positive result and to keep attorney fees as low as possible. You can be...
Alia Nasseem Khan
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Dublin , CA Attorney with 12 years experience
(925) 264-9083 11501 Dublin Blvd
Dublin , CA 94588
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
John F. Kennedy University
Alia Khan practices Bankruptcy Law in Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Joaquin County and Stanislaus County. Our firm has a 100% discharge rate for Chapter 7 cases. Alia went to New College of California School of Law, where her legal education focused on helping and representing people who are being taken advantage of by larger banks and institutions. She was admitted to the State Bar of California in June 2007 and has been practicing since. Alia is also admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Northern District of California, Eastern District of California and Central District of California....
Michael Hulshof
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Sacramento, CA Lawyer with 6 years experience
(916) 288-9099 7801 Folsom Blvd. Suite 108
Sacramento, CA 95826
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Laverne - School of Law
Michael Hulshof graduated Cum Laude from California State University of Fresno with degree’s in History, and Sociology. He went on to attend the University of La Verne College of Law. During his time at La Verne College of law Michael made the Dean’s List on multiple occasions and became an editor for the school’s Business Law Journal. As a student, Michael worked in NBC-Universal’s legal department in Universal City. After graduating from Law School and passing the California bar exam, Michael was hired by The Law Office of Christian Schank as a family law attorney. Michael handled over 200...
Richard Allen Madsen Jr
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Walnut Creek, CA Lawyer with 29 years experience
(925) 974-0800 Civic Plaza
1655 North Main Street, Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Criminal, DUI & DWI and Insurance Defense
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Criminal Defense and DUI attorney Richard A. Madsen, Jr. (a former Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney) has represented thousands of first-time offenders who have been arrested or charged with driving under the influence throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. Mr. Madsen's impeccable reputation speaks for itself. Recognized as a highly skilled trial lawyer and negotiator, and well seasoned in the intricacies of the Department of Motor Vehicles, Mr. Madsen works tirelessly to protect his clients' rights and achieve superior results. Mr. Madsen knows the system. For nearly twenty years, Mr. Madsen has utilized his reputation and long-standing relationships...
Louis Samuel Abronson
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Los Gatos, CA Lawyer with 20 years experience
(408) 687-9155 236 N. Santa Cruz Ave.
Suite 227
Los Gatos, CA 95033
Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights, Consumer and Legal Malpractice
U.C. Davis
At Abronson Law Offices, we take the time to understand each unique situation presented to us by a client in need of assistance. We make certain that our clients understand their options and can make informed decisions regarding the progress of their case. Together with our clients, we work toward the best result available, whether through trial or settlement, arbitration or mediation, litigation or dialogue. We strive to be approachable to our clients, and seek to make them comfortable in entrusting us with their legal needs. What really distinguishes our firm is the ease with which our clients...

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