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Top 10 lawyers in San Diego, CA

Clients agree: these pros are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Sunnen Law - San Diego Divorce & Family Law Firm

Sunnen Law - San Diego Divorce & Family Law Firm

2 hires on Thervo
19+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Isaiah F. says, "I highly endorse this lawyer. Chris is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate. Chris was the best attorney. Everyone at Sunnen Law was kind, caring and always made me feel like I was their only client even though they are very busy. Mr. Sunnen made my journey through a horrible time for my children and myself at ease, he was on point with everything and when he told me not to worry about things, he was right. Thank you Mr. Sunnen and your fantastic team for taking care of me and my children. All of you will always be in my thoughts and prayers. When you hire Mr. Sunnen, you get Mr. Sunnen. Thank you, Isaiah and Family " Read more
Law Offices Of John W. Zryd Esq.

Law Offices Of John W. Zryd Esq.

New on Thervo
1 hire on Thervo
10+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I'm passionate about my work. My number one focus is getting you the outcome you desire. I take pride in being able to help people traverse a complicated and overwhelming process.
Eagle Tax Res, Inc - Tax Resolution Services

Eagle Tax Res, Inc - Tax Resolution Services

3 hires on Thervo
18+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Danielle says, "They were very kind and professional. Fast and efficient service with lots of personal touches. Would recommend them to my friends and family. " Read more
Frank P. Barbaro & Associates, APC

Frank P. Barbaro & Associates, APC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
53+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Personal Injury Call for a free consultation! We are a premier law firm for those who are seriously injured due to the negligence or intentional wrongdoing of others. We have extensive experience in virtually all facets of personal injury litigation. We are particularly proud of our work on behalf of childhood victims of sexual molestation. We also have extensive experience in automobile crashes, big rig collisions, dangerous intersections/roads, dog bites, product liability, slip and fall, workplace harassment/discrimination, dental/medical malpractice. We know how to maximize the value of your case and there is no fee if there is no re...
The Ledger Law Firm

The Ledger Law Firm

New on Thervo
Offers online services
25+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
California Leading Accident Law Firm

Your lawyer questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does a lawyer cost?

A lawyer costs $150 to $400 per hour, depending on their location, field, and experience level. Some lawyers charge a $500 to $5,000 retainer fee, which is essentially a down payment based on their hourly rate. Other lawyers charge a flat fee for basic services, including:

  • Filing for bankruptcy
  • Immigration cases
  • Trademarks or patents
  • Writing a prenup
  • An uncontested divorce without a custody arrangement

What does a lawyer do?

A lawyer gives legal advice and completes paperwork on behalf of clients. Lawyers who have passed the bar exam can represent their clients in court and advocate on their behalf. These services save their clients the time and stress it would take to complete legal work on their own.

Specific responsibilities of a lawyer include:

  • Advising clients
  • Organizing and filing paperwork
  • Conducting relevant research
  • Negotiating settlements
  • Communicating with clients, witnesses, and colleagues

Does it cost money to ask a lawyer a question?

Most lawyers offer free consultations before taking on your case. This allows you to ask questions and helps them decide how long the case might take and whether you're likely to win. However, once you hire a lawyer, you will be billed for phone calls, questions, and emails.

What education is needed to become a lawyer?

A person must get a bachelor's degree and a juris doctor degree (J.D.) from an accredited law school to become a lawyer. Law school takes 3 years, or 7 years including a bachelor's degree. They must also pass the bar exam in order to represent clients in court.

What's the difference between a lawyer and an attorney?

The terms "lawyer" and "attorney" are usually used interchangeably, but they are technically different. A lawyer is someone who graduated from law school and can give legal advice but may or may not have passed the bar exam.

An attorney is a person who passed the bar exam and is now qualified to represent clients in court. All attorneys are lawyers, but not all lawyers are attorneys.

How to I choose a lawyer?

When choosing a lawyer near you, follow these steps:

  • Decide which type of lawyer you need for your case.
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  • Verify their credentials and whether they've passed the bar exam.
  • Choose a lawyer who fits your budget and makes you feel comfortable.
  • Choose a lawyer that's conveniently located if possible.
  • Get an estimate and contract in writing before any casework begins.

What questions should I ask lawyers?

Ask the following questions to find the best lawyer possible:

  • How long have you been practicing law?
  • When did you pass the bar?
  • Do you give free consultations to potential clients?
  • Are you able to take on my case now?
  • What are your rates? Do you charge by the hour or have a retainer fee?
  • How many cases like mine have you won?
  • Will you give me a written estimate and contract?

Reviews for San Diego lawyers

Recent success stories from people in the San Diego area.
Quilnault B.
Thank you for being such a wonderful lawyer, support system, advisor and friend throughout this entire ordeal. You are gifted at what you do and I appreciate all you’ve done to bring this situation to closure. I can’t imagine working with anyone else! You’ve set me free to start over… I’m excited about the future and look forward to enjoying every minute. You’ve helped me more than you’ll ever know :)
Sunnen Law - San Diego Divorce & Family Law Firm
Wesley S.
Joe provides me with tax and accounting services specific to my needs. I am self-employed. After years working together, we have become friends. He's a great guy and easy to work with. I would highly recommend them.
Eagle Tax Res, Inc - Tax Resolution Services
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