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Janet Eileen Sobel

Janet Eileen Sobel

Practice areas:

General Practice, Contracts & Agreements, Real Estate, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Mediation

About Me

After starting my trial law practice in 1983, I became convinced that the ordinary person has a difficult time daling with litigation, including its unpredictability and expense. In 1999, I left the traditional practice and begand calling myself a "counselor at law" - offering affordable legal advice and making referrals to litigators when one was needed. In 2014, I have published a book called "Litigation - Insult to Injury: What Judges and Lawyers Know About the Legal System That You Don't," a book designed to educate consumers, lawyers, mediators, law students, mental health professionals, and experts on how to approach the legal system with an intelligent understanding of its operations. I am now offering CLE's and doing speaking engagements. I hope to help improve our legal system through this forum.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. General Practice: 30%
  2. Real Estate: 20%
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
  4. Mediation: 15%
  5. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 15%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($100-400/hour)

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Cathleen Elisabeth Norton

    Ms. Sobel uses both her wisdom and professional experience to help clients resolve problems in the most cost-effective way possible. She is a professional problem-solver, and it is my distinct pleasure to endorse her.

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    Cathleen Norton Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gregory Lance Cartwright

    Janet is a spectacular lawyer who always works incredibly hard for her clients. She's a very ethical, honest and experienced attorney to whom I often refer clients safe in the knowledge they will be well taken care of.

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    Gregory Cartwright Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Po Box 3515
San Diego, CA, 92163

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198305/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Moot Court Champion Team MemberUCLA Law School1983
Order of the CoifUCLA Law School1983
Top Debate ChampionCSUN1965

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerJanet Sobel, Counselor At Law1999 - Present
PartnerSobel & Custer1992 - 1999
Assoc/partnerJennings, Engstrand & Henrikson1986 - 1992
AssociateGray Cary Ames& Frye1983 - 1986
Real Estate AgentAnne Bartz Realty1978 - 1980
Elected Board MemberClark County School District1976 - 1980
TeacherHayward School District1965 - 1969

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Sam Diego County Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Aronson v KinsellaSummary Judgment granted for my client, affirmed on appeal in a publihed opinion. Aronson v. Kinsella (1997) 58 Cal.App.4th 254 [68 Cal.Rptr.2d 305].
Kennedy v KennedyPre-litigation settlement
Shlopov v Countywide Home Insp.Pre-litigation settlement

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Book on AmazonLitigation - Insult to Injury2014

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UCLA SOLGeneralJD - Juris Doctor1983
California St Univ NorthridgeElementary Education Degree, B.A.undergraduate1965

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Radio talk show 1450 AMOur legal system2014