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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by John

    Excellent Attorney !!! She will surpass your expectations.

    I choose Anita J. Margolis as my attorney in a difficult custody battle after my prior attorney, a former San Diego District attorney, told me that the judge was too difficult and unreasonable and based on her behavior, just didn’t like him. I felt I didn’t have much hope of success if I were to continue with my prior attorney. Luckily, I found Anita and she was able to restore my faith in attorneys again.

    When I first hired Anita my visitations were restricted because of a false accusation from my son’s mother. Within two weeks of hiring her she was able to regain my original visitation plan ordered by the court. My son’s mother then attempted to reduce my time by filling an RFO proposing my parenting time be severely limited. Anita quickly gave me my options and helped me decide on how to proceed. In the end, despite aggressive and acrimonious contestation from opposing counsel, I ended up receiving more than mom would ever allow me to have. I also gained vacation time with my son, virtual calls, extended holiday time, optional visitation time and she was able to reduce the amount of my child support.

    Anita and her paralegal Geneen provided excellent service to me during what was a very difficult time. Anita dealt very effectively with aggressive opposing counsel and ensured that a fair agreement was reached. Her knowledge of family law is extensive. She even instructed the judge and the opposing counsel on case law regarding child support. She works as a substitute judge at times. Not only does she know her craft, but her insight and understanding is invaluable. Her work ethic I found to be of the highest standard, she worked tirelessly on my behalf and took the time to know my case history and details better than I did. She really cares about her clients and about justice. She is very loyal to her clients. She will tell you the truth about your case and will not lead you on or give you false hopes. If you want a smart, ethical lawyer who is kind but tough, you can’t do better.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Daddy's little boy

    My ex-wife accused me of grabbing my 3 year son by the neck and growing him in his room, was given a TRO for 3 weeks , could not call or see my son . I hired Anita and her team immediately took the case started off the ground running, just basically took control went to Court her team was very organized , very detailed , convince Judge I did not in fact grab my son but he was falling on his scooter and I grabbed his shirt to save him from further injuries from falling into the street off the sidewalk. Case dismiss by family court judge and CWS/CPS. I will recommend Anita and her team for any fathers or mothers who is going through a very tough custody battle , she kept me calm so I can do my work , she convinced me to be patient and it all would be dismissed and custody order would be restored. We also used Anita's law firm for our financial disputes and we were resolved with great outcome Thank you Anita .

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Kevin

    Excellent top attorney, highly recommended for 7 reasons

    Anita just help me finished my case, and I strongly recommend anyone who is currently seeking an attorney for his/her family and child support to contact Anita.

    I had experiences with several other attorneys before I hired Anita to handle my case, and her performance by far exceeds the others based on the following factors by which I'm so impressed: (1) although all lawyers' goal is getting as much money as possible from their clients, Anita is not money-oriented. From my interaction with her, she always takes the shortest path which is both efficient for her and cost-effective for me to resolve the case with satisfying results; (2) her knowledge and expertise is so strong, which I can tell from the quick (commonly she does not even need to take a minute to think) and effective responses she gave me whenever I worried about some issues; (3) unlike many attorneys I have worked with, she NEVER procrastinates.I used a former attorney who doesn't do the filing work until the last minute and it really caused me problems. From my experience with Anita, she never delay what she promised to finish to the second day; (4) I'm not clear with Anita's career path, but from my case I feel that Anita has expertise and experience outside family law, and she is very familiar with criminal defense and perjury defense, which are indispensable when you think your case involved some complicated factors; (5) she can reach a settlement where you eventually pay much less than the amount you authorize her to bring up for the negotiation; (6) she has an assitant Geneen, who is very hard-working and highly responsible for the clients; (7) last but not the least, she has an incredible charisma, which I have witnessed to have played such a great power to convince the judge to make orders. The attorney of the opposing council could not stand a chance at all.

    Generally, without any hesitation, I recommend Anita for her excellence. Her hourly rate may seem higher than many other attorneys, but you'll not be disappointed.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Kevin

    Excellent top attorney, highly recommended for 7 reasons

    Anita just help me finished my case, and I strongly recommend anyone who is currently seeking an attorney for his/her family and child support to contact Anita.

    I had experiences with several other attorneys before I hired Anita to handle my case, and her performance by far exceeds the others based on the following factors by which I'm so impressed: (1) although all lawyers' goal is getting as much money as possible from their clients, Anita is not money-oriented. From my interaction with her, she always takes the shortest path which is both efficient for her and cost-effective for me to resolve the case with satisfying results; (2) her knowledge and expertise is so strong, which I can tell from the quick (commonly she does not even need to take a minute to think) and effective responses she gave me whenever I worried about some issues; (3) unlike many attorneys I have worked with, she NEVER procrastinates.I used a former attorney who doesn't do the filing work until the last minute and it really caused me problems. From my experience with Anita, she never delay what she promised to finish to the second day; (4) I'm not clear with Anita's career path, but from my case I feel that Anita has expertise and experience outside family law, and she is very familiar with criminal defense and perjury defense, which are indispensable when you think your case involved some complicated factors; (5) she can reach a settlement where you eventually pay much less than the amount you authorize her to bring up for the negotiation; (6) she has an assitant Geneen, who is very hard-working and highly responsible for the clients; (7) last but not the least, she has an incredible charisma, which I have witnessed to have played such a great power to convince the judge to make orders. The attorney of the opposing council did not stand a chance at all.

    Generally, without any hesitation, I recommend Anita for her excellence. Her hourly rate may seem higher than many other attorneys, but you'll not be disappointed.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Glorene

    Lawyer's Lawyer

    Without hesitation, I recommend Anita Margolis for her thorough knowledge of legal issues, willingness to discuss & explain those issues & especially for her responsiveness to her clients. She returns phone calls as promptly as she is able, given her busy practice, is able to provide immediate answers to legal questions in her area of expertise & willing to litigate a case should that prove to be necessary. In short, she was more than able to meet the very high standards of another attorney.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Divorce client

    Great Choice

    I was referred to Anita through a friend who also used her services for a divorce. I really appreciated that Anita took the time to talk to me about my unique situation. It only took a few meetings before I felt completely comfortable and felt that a great rapport had been established. She is not only knowledgeable about the divorce process, but she seems to truly care about the family.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Jason

    Excellent Review for Anita J. Margolis

    After my Ex-wife filed for divorced I didn't know how to handle the situation; emotionally, logistically or financially. I turned to friends and family for advice and help searching for the right lawyer in assisting me. Anita Margolis came highly recommended from a friend’s father, who, himself is a former District Attorney. I was highly satisfied with Anita's service, she made sure I understood my options and respected my decisions in how I wanted my divorce and child custody handled.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by ktharvey46

    good choice

    She was my third lawyer in trying to get out from a marriage where my husband had amassed debt without my knowledge. She was persistent and honest with all our dealings. if it was not for her I might still be looking at lawyers fee and a trial. She and her paralegal,Geneen Morrison,were excellent

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by scarulli

    I would highly recommend!

    Anita is a great attorney who is able to translate all the legal lingo into simple understandable language and make you feel comfortable with the case. She cares about her clients and is always providing them with all options, while recommending the best path forward. She is very professional, yet very accessible and is willing to answer all of your questions. She takes the time to address all aspects of the legal matter at hand. I would definitely recommend Anita to my friends.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Maryann

    Beyond expectation !

    After a third person highly recommended Ms. Margolis, I contacted her for legal counsel without hesitation. I never doubted her expertise or looked back with any regret. She was so thorough and knowledgeable . My domestic case was handled with the utmost professionalism. Ms. Margolis has a calm and respectful demeanor both in the office and in the courtroom. Her wisdom carried me over and through a tough emotional time and a difficult case. She left no stone unturned!

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