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Seth W.

Seth Wiener

1184 reviews
As an experienced trial lawyer and litigator, Seth Wiener has resolved numerous federal and state litigations. His cases have included everything from family law to bankruptcy to fraud and more. Before Seth formed his own firm, the Law Office of Seth W. Wiener, he worked for several prominent law offices where he gained a great deal of experience.
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Liz O.

Liz Oliner

1167 reviews
If you want someone who has gone through the trademark process over and over again, look no further than Liz Oliner. She has filed over 300 trademarks in the last year alone and has practically got the process down to a science. Small businesses and entrepreneurs frequently come to Ms. Oliner for their trademark and brand protection needs.
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Kanika R.

Kanika Radhakrishnan

419 reviews
Kanika is an experienced Patent Attorney and Managing Partner of Evergreen Valley Law Group in Silicon Valley, which serves innovative entrepreneurs with backgrounds in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science. She has filed over 5,000 patent applications in the U.S. and worldwide with a successful track record of obtaining patents for clients.
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David Y.

David Yamaguchi

212 reviews
Startups and small businesses sometimes need someone who can deal with complex transactions on an international playing field. David Yamaguchi specializes in content hosting issues and intellectual property. He concentrates his practice in the United States, Asia, India, and Europe. Whether you are a business giant or a startup, Mr. Yamaguchi can provide legal advice that fits your needs.
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Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

285 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.
Conor T.

Conor Teevan

148 reviews
Top-tier talent shouldn’t have to come with a top-tier fee. This is why Conor Teevan combines his top-tier expertise (Yale undergrad, Stanford Law) with affordability. Conor has represented Silicon Valley startups, real estate investors, artists creating companies, and even a child author in need of a book deal. Conor himself started a real estate company with holdings in five states.
Jann M.

Jann Moorhead

69 reviews
Jann Moorhead is a global transactional attorney with 25 years of experience representing established international companies and startups. She was the lead attorney for the Star Wars franchise and was in charge of negotiating the licensing activities. She has also negotiated many agreements for licensing, distribution, business transactions, privacy, and other commercial contracts across many industries such as consumer products, media, technology, software, and e-commerce.
Philip H.

Philip Heller

76 reviews
A corporate and commercial transactions counsel, Philip Heller has represented leading digital media, entertainment, and technology companies, including Warner Bros, Hulu, and American Express. He is particularly knowledgeable about SaaS, software licensing, partnerships, and private equity funds. Mr. Heller specializes in negotiations and drafting complex agreements and privacy policies.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Lawyer in California?

California attorneys charge an hourly rate of $90 to $500 an hour on average. This can vary greatly depending on the kind of lawyer you employ and your specific legal needs.

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How Do I Find out if An Attorney Is Licensed in California?

Attorneys employed at California law firms should be vetted. To do so, you can visit the California State Bar’s website and use their attorney lookup tool.

FAQs about California Lawyers

What is the difference between a lawyer and an attorney in California?

While the terms are often used interchangeably, there are technical differences between a lawyer and attorney. While a lawyer can be considered an advisor or consultant, California attorneys specifically practice law in court.

Can a family member be your lawyer in California?

California lawyers can represent anyone, including family members, so representing relatives is legally permitted.

Who is eligible for legal aid in California?

To be eligible for legal aid in California, you must be at least 125% below the Federal Poverty Level. However, in the state of California, you may still qualify for assistance if you can prove that you have certain health-related issues or if you’re a senior in the following cities or counties: Kings, Madera, Merced, Fresno, and Tulare.

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