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James Alton Heard

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  1. LIS PENDENS FILED AGAINST MY PROPERTY REMOVED

    Posted by Grace,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend James Heard.

    I highly recommend James Heard. He researched thoroughly all laws and codes in an 11 million dollar lawsuit against me. He helped me win my case with damages awarded He helped get the Lis Penden removed so I could sell my property. He is very efficient. Excellent attorney.

  2. Very helpful and knowledgable in land use

    Posted by Aaron, a Land Use & Zoning client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Good
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend James Heard.
    • James handled my Land Use / Zoning matter.

    I was referred to James Heard for help with a permit appeal for a residential remodel in San Francisco. The matter included a complex mix of SF permit procedures, engineering and land use issues, and California civil code.

    James was extremely generous with his time, even before I officially retained him. He exchanged ~20 emails with me, did preliminary research, and offered strategic advice. I talked to several other lawyers, and none were as helpful or knowledgable as he was in the pre-hire phase.

    I did not end up needing to make use of James' services, but if I am ever in need of a Land Use lawyer again (heaven help me), I would definitely contact him first.

  3. Help with recovery of Estate property

    Posted by Juliet, a Real Estate client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend James Heard.
    • I hired James more than 3 years ago.
    • James handled my Real Estate matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    In our case, James was astute from the outset that immediate action needed to be taken in order to (rightfully) keep our only estate asset (my Mom's house) in the Trust. We were "victims" of predatory real estate schemers who would manipulate mortgage "defaults" and then swoop in and pay cash for the small amount of the loan, claiming ownership. James immediately conducted the appropriate research and we worked as a team compiling information to substantiate our case. Within only a month's time and due to James' perseverance, we were able to "reclaim" our property. James was also thorough in taking care of all the follow-up details.

  4. Patrick Kennedy, Owner, Panoramic Interests

    Posted by Patrick, a Litigation client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend James Heard.
    • I hired James more than 3 years ago.
    • James handled my Litigation matter.
    • I have previously worked with more than 10 lawyers.

    Jim was thorough, conscientious, and reasonable.

    Kept me apprised of all material developments, and answered all communications promptly.

    His fees were also very reasonable.

    I would entrust him with any matter of consequence and size, and look forward to working with him again.