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Joseph Gian Colombo

Foreclosure Attorney at Melbourne, FL

5.0   124 reviews

also known as Joe Colombo

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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Foreclosure
    60%
    I can assist you throughout the foreclosure process whether your goal is a loan reinstatement or loan modification or whether you wish to pursue a deed in lieu of foreclosure, a short sale or go to trial to resolve the matter.

    27 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Landlord or tenant
    20%
    I handle all phases of residential or commercial Evictions for both Landlords and Tenants.

    27 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Litigation
    10%

    27 years, 800 cases

  4. Real estate
    10%
    For buyers or sellers, I can handle your residential or commercial real estate closings including all title work and title insurance.

AS OF DECEMBER 2023, I HAVE WON 148 TRIALS INVOLVING MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE CASES. I AM PLEASED TO OFFER MY SERVICES FOR ANY MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LITIGATION MATTERS THROUGHOUT FLORIDA.

Joseph Colombo received his B.A. in Literature from Vassar College in 1991, and his J.D. with honors from the University of Miami School of Law in 1997.  While in law school, Mr. Colombo was a Dean’s Merit Scholar and a member of the Inter-American Law Review.  Upon graduation, Mr. Colombo spent several years at Holland & Knight, LLP, at the time the world’s largest law firm, where he focused his practice on real estate matters.  In 2002 he opened his own Melbourne, Florida law firm where he practices primarily in the areas of real estate and construction litigation.

Mr. Colombo currently represents some of the largest developers and construction companies in Central Florida, as well as approximately 40 condominium and homeowners’ associations in Brevard County.  Over the past ten years he has focused his practice on representing homeowners in mortgage foreclosure defense litigation.  He has litigated well over 2,000 mortgage foreclosure cases in his career.  Mr. Colombo is frequently invited to lecture attorney organizations, homeowners’ groups, etc., throughout Central Florida, regarding foreclosure proceedings and alternative solutions to foreclosure.

In the local community, Mr. Colombo serves as the Brevard County Director for the Boards of Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc. and Legal Advocacy Center of Central Florida, Inc., who, working in tandem, are the largest providers of free legal services for low income residents of Central Florida.

 

 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2012,2010
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 9 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Location

Mommers & Colombo
2020 W. Eau Gallie Blvd Ste. 106
Melbourne, FL, 32935-3114

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Warren | July 31, 2014
DISMISSED!!!
When Joe and I first spoke he made me some promises about my case. Everything he told me was correct. We went to trial because that is what I wanted. At trial the bank was not prepared to present its case to the court. this was after the bank had nearly 4 years to prepare their case against me. Joe got the case dismissed which in my case was a excellent win! I cant thank Joe and has staff enough for the service they rendered me and the price was very reasonable compared to other attorneys with whom I had consulted.
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Posted by Renie J. Schmidlkofer | November 15, 2013
Diligent and Caring Attorney
Being that I am in a wheelchair and have recently lost my mother I found Mr. Colombo to be a caring and dedicated attorney. He made my fears go away and has been there to assist me throughout this entire process of dealing with my mother's home so that it would not be foreclosed upon.
Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job by Joe Colombo & his legal assistant Caprice!
Joe Colombo handled a commercial building rental eviction for us which he settled in mediation. His legal assistant Caprice was amazing & answered all our questions immediately. She literally led us every step of the way! The flat fee Joe charges really added a comfort level. He was also recommended to us by a highly regarded attorney we know. Thank you Joe & Caprice!
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Posted by Connie | September 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Services
Joseph Colombo provided phenomenal services for us during the foreclosure processing of our house. Mr. Colombo represented us in court being professional and prompt in keeping us updated with the procedure. To our surprise the house sold above the amount owed and he pursued said monies promptly mailing us a check for the amount we were to receive. Highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Pamela | May 22, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
What an amazing experience
In a time when I thought there was no light at the end of the tunnel, Joseph came through and made the experience easy and successful. Joseph was informative, kind, genuine, and caring and made it very known that he took a huge interest in the situation and a successful result. He helped me all along the way navigating a situation that I had no experience. He never made me feel like I didn’t know what I was doing. Thank you Joseph for being so positive and so helpful and winning this case. I would use Joseph again in a heartbeat for any legal situation I encounter. Thank you. I very much appreciate your help Joseph.
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend…
I had a great experience working with Joseph Colombo for my recent business purchase. They were professional, knowledgeable, and provided valuable insights throughout the process. Thanks to their expertise, the transaction was smooth and successful. I highly recommend their services
Posted by Lloyd | March 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joe Colombo - Best Attorney Ever!
I hired Joe when I was dealing with a difficult bank loan and facing potential for foreclosure. Joe was absolutely amazing -- genuinely compassionate but most importantly --he was a highly skilled advocate who literally (and persuasively) turned things around through leading edge arguments that made all the difference. He was focused on what my priorities were, but most importantly, he used his very substantial experience to get me the best possible result. Do I recommend Joe -- you bet I do!
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Posted by Teresa | December 12, 2022
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Ms. Teresa Sikora
When I called Joe's office needing help with my case he responded quickly. I was very thankful because we were being sued and I was kind of in a panic. He listened to the whole situation and answered our questions in a confident, reassuring manner. I didn't have to just take him at his word. he referenced specifics about our situation that were genuine and relevant. As time passed, the case lasted 3 years, he gave advice and although he may not have gotten back to me every time I called or emailed his paralegal did. I really appreciated the work and thought his fee was more than fair. I'd recommend him and or hire him again if needed.
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Posted by Jeremy | December 8, 2022
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Excellent work
Mr. Colombo helped my family sort out the financial mess and inaction of an executor following my father’s passing. Despite it being years down the line and I assume a bit of a nightmare to navigate he was able to help us figure everything out in a rather prompt manner. Very grateful for all his hard work.
Posted by Stefania | November 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply outstanding!
I hired Mr. Colombo recently and he is simply the best Real Estate Attorney in town. Professional, competent, knowledgeable, and extremely kind and compassionate as well. He helped me solve my issue quickly and smoothly. I highly recommend his services!
Posted by Dennis | November 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly proficient personalized legal council
Joseph Colombo was recommended to us by our son's attorney in FL for a legal mortgage matter. We did hire Atty. Joseph Colombo for his legal services. We are so grateful to our son's attorney for recommending Mr. Colombo and his firm being that we live in NY and needing someone we could rely on to help us in FL. Joseph Colombo and his staff, including Caprice, were always on top of things and kept us informed every step of the way. Very personable service that helped relax us in answering all of our questions promptly in language that we could understand. We have not used much legal council in the past so we are not all that familiar with procedures, but this legal office was always prepared and able to answer any and all questions without hesitation. They did exactly what they said they would do and gave us confidence in the outcome. Joseph was understanding and helped us to deal with our legal situation being that it was also an emotionally stressful scenario for us at our older ages. He did what he promised. I guess in all I can not have enough praise for Atty. Joseph Colombo, Caprice and any other aides in this law firm. Oh yeah, his fee was fair and not inflated in any manner. Their service was worth the emotional vote of confidence we received and paid for. Knowing a good law firm was helping us eased most of the stress of going through our legal process experience.
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Posted by Crystal | May 31, 2022
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THE go-to attorney for real estate matters in Brevard County!
Mr. Colombo represented us in a complicated dispute with our mortgage lender, as we pursued a loan modification (due to a natural disaster hardship). Mr. Colombo demonstrated a mastery of the legal system and local court system! It was also apparent that his reputation carried a lot of weight with the opposing counsel. He (and his exceptional paralegal, Caprice) were kind, attentive, thorough, and clearly invested in helping us achieve our desired outcome. I can say with certainty that if you need a lawyer to represent you in a real estate matter, Mr. Joseph Colombo is whom you should retain!
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2022
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The best man and the most intelligent Attorney around!
I have been working with Joe more than two years now on several different cases that I have had to get solved and to be completed on time and within my budget. I needed a man to keep on top of the changes and to act on my behalf as well. Joe is wonderful, extremely knowledgeable and you will not find a better person as well. Joe's staff is always right on top of things as well and they all work together as they should. Joe has always provided me with the best way to navigate in life and Joe has never been wrong. Trust Joe and his team, you will sleep well at night. Joe is the best!!
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Posted by Max | May 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Foreclosure
I had hired another attorney when my mortgage was filed for foreclosure. Paid that attorney 650.00 a month for 6 months and I kept getting court dates. It came down to the house was go I g to be put up for auction within a month. I contacted Mr Colombo right away because I had a very bad feeling I was being scammed by the other attorney. Mr Colombo told me he was very sure he could handle the case and stop the foreclosure. I gave him a deposit and within a month he had a mediation scheduled with the bank. The bank agreed to do a streamline loan and stopped the foreclosure proceedings. I received the paperwork from the bank within a couple of weeks, signed and notorized and filed the paperwork. Mr Colombo settled my case within 2 months and for only 2000.00. Wish I had contacted him in the beginning. Mr Colombo and everyone on his firm was very professional and a pleasure to work with. They was very quick at resolving my case and saving my house. I very highly recommend Mr Colombo for your legal issues.
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Posted by Jordan | May 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I would rate higher if I could!
I cannot express my gratitude enough for Mr. Colombo. My legal situation was not an easy task, and it was handled successfully and diligently. He was very informative through the whole process, allowing me to be confident in my representation. With any further needs I know I have someone reliable to call on, and Mr. Colombo will always answer.
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Posted by laura | May 3, 2022
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Outstanding, professional, and wins!!
Very professional, always answers your questions in a timely manner. Along with Caprice they make a great team. All I can say is, he is an amazing lawyer!!!! Highly recommend!!!!
Posted by George | May 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Five Star Review!
Any legal situation is stressful, and picking someone to represent you can be the hardest part. Selecting Joe was the best decision I could have made. He was able to find resolution with the least amount of stress for me. His communication was efficient, and his abilities were effective. Joe will represent me with any future needs, and is highly recommended.
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Posted by Geraldine | April 27, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional
Mr. Colombo, as well as his office associates, are knowledgeable professionals in their expertise of the law. They are patient, kind, and understanding to their clients situation. I could not have asked for a better attorney to represent my corporation. Mr. Colombo and Associates always responded in a timely manner to any of my questions or concerns. Explaining pro's and con's and plan's of action. Should I need an attorney again in the future I most definitely know who to call...Joseph Colombo
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Posted by Shirley | April 13, 2022
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Mr. Columbo makes an unpleasant task easier for his clients!
This is actually the second time I have hired Mr. Colombo. Seven years ago he helped me legally give my parents' house back to the bank, as I had an emergency situation with my health and had to move to another state ASAP. I was very pleased with him so I rehired him a few months ago to handle an eviction that I have been dreading for many years. I feel like he took a huge weight off my back! He is also a very nice man...his Paralegal, Caprice Stanley is a gem too! Five stars all the way!*****
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Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2022
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Saved us!
We were in a jam with a tenant that wouldn't leave and a several month's overdue mortgage -- with practically no money for an attorney. Mr. Colombo was able to get our tenant removed (complicated by verbal agreements and "he said/she said" accusations) and pause the foreclosure proceedings until we could get the house on the market and sold. He was extremely professional, presented several options including his recommendation and did it all for a very (and I mean very) reasonable cost. We went with his recommendation and he saved us from foreclosure, fees, penalties and from paying the tenants' attorney fees. I cannot say enough good things about this man. He followed through on the case from beginning to end and we walked away from the ordeal with a sizable profit generated from the house's sale (we had gone to him just hoping to be made whole). Thank you, Mr. Colombo, thank you!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Mommers & Colombo
  • 2002 - Present
  • Associate
  • Brown, Ward, Salzmann & Weiss, P.A.
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Law Clerk
  • Peters, Robertson, Lax, Parson, Welcher, Mowers & Passaro, P.A.
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Vassar College
  • 1986 - 1990
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law with honors
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • International Law
  • 1995
  • Vassar College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Unique Beers, Inc., v. Pugsley Brewing LLC, (Case No. 5D09-4193 Fla. 5th DCA)
  • Birkhead v. Board of Adjustment of City of Cocoa Beach, 739 So.2d 728 (Fla. 5th DCA 1999)
  • Client, City of Cocoa Beach, won appeal to Fifth DCA.
  • City of Fort Walton Beach v. Taxpayer's Petition Committee, 6 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 205a (1999)
  • Client, City of Fort Walton Beach, won trial.
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Associations

  • Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida
  • Chairman of Fundraising Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • CLSMF
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Legal Advocacy Center of Central Florida, Inc.
  • President of Board of Directors - Brevard County Representative
  • 2011 - Present
  • Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc.
  • President of Board of Directors - Brevard County Representative
  • 2011 - Present
  • Brevard Bar Foundation
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida 18th Judicial Circuit (Brevard and Seminole County)
  • Qualified Guardian Ad Litem
  • 2006 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
  • Arbitrator
  • 2002 - Present
  • Town of Indialantic Code Enforcement Board
  • Attorney
  • 2001 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • City of Cocoa Redevelopment Agencies
  • Attorney
  • 1997 - Present
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Florida Redevelopment Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Sons of Italy
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors
  • Governor
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Association For Retarded Citizens - Brevard
  • Vice-Chair of the Board
  • 1997 - 2007
  • Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 1997 - 2006
  • Spellman-Hoeveler American Inn of Court
  • Pupil
  • 1994 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • A.V. Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • 2018
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • 5.0 out of 5.0 Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Certified By The Court As An Attorney Fee Expert Witness
  • 18th Judicial Circuit
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Qualified Guardian Ad Litem
  • Florida 18th Judicial Circuit
  • 2006
  • Trial Skills Certificate
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • 1999
  • Dean's Merit Scholarship
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 1995
  • Excellence For the Future Awards
  • CALI
  • 1995
  • Credited Law Professor Research Assistant
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 1995
  • Excellence For The Future Award
  • C.A.L.I.
  • 1995
  • Inter-American Law Review
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 1994
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Publications

  • Florida Today
  • Condominium Law
  • 2012
  • Waverider Magazine
  • Foreclosure Proceedings and Alternative Solutions
  • 2011
  • Florida Today
  • Legal Backup Dips Foreclosure Filings
  • 2011
  • Space Coast Community Law School
  • Foreclosure Proceedings
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida
  • Foreclosure Prevention
  • 2016
  • Space Coast Community Law School
  • Foreclosure Proceedings
  • 2015
  • Space Coast Community Law School
  • Homeowners' Association Law
  • 2013
  • City of Palm Bay Foreclosure Assistance Seminar
  • Foreclosure Prevention
  • 2013
  • Brevard Paralegal Association
  • Foreclosure Defense Strategies
  • 2012
  • Oviedo H.O.A Presidents' Association
  • Summary of New Laws for Chapter 720
  • 2011
  • National Business Institute (CLE)
  • Advanced Issues In Foreclosure
  • 2011
  • Brevard County Certified Mediator Training
  • Foreclosure Mediation
  • 2011
  • Space Coast Community Law School
  • Foreclosure Proceedings
  • 2010
  • Short Sales - Melbourne Association of Realtors
  • Foreclosure Process
  • 2010
  • Brevard Paralegal Association
  • Residential Foreclosure Proceedings
  • 2009
  • Inns of Court
  • Jury Selection
  • 2005
  • Inns of Court
  • The Voir Dire Process
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (33)
Endorse Joseph
Foreclosure Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I don't think anyone has litigated more foreclosure cases in Brevard county than Colombo. I have friends that used him in foreclosure matters in the darkest days of the he recession. Colombo navigated them to safer waters. His firm is also well regarded for the their involvement in the community."
Foreclosure Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Joe Colombo knows the law, and is a strong and effective advocate for his client's best interests in all legal matters he takes on - especially in foreclosure defense cases."
Foreclosure Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an outstanding attorney and I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Colombo is a highly knowledgeable and ethical attorney. He is well known for his skills in foreclosure defense and if you are a struggling homeowner, I would highly recommend that you consult with Mr. Colombo."
General practice Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Over the years, we have both opposed one another and worked together. Joe is unfailingly courteous, prepared, professional and sometimes quite funny. I recommend him highly."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Joe. He is an excellent lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have consulted with him on Real Estate issues and find him to be responsive and knowledgable."
Real estate Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Joe as opposing counsel in a complex real estate case. I have always found Joe to be diligent, hard-working, and a true advocate for his clients."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is very conscientious, works hard and always does a good job for his clients."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Colombo is a great source of legal knowledge and experience."
Business Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Joe was opposing counsel on a matter I handled several years ago. While he was courteous and polite, he nonetheless fought hard for his client, came to Court with a solid understanding of the facts and the law, and presented his client’s case to the Judge very effectively. In my opinion, I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends or family."
General practice Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is a pleasure to endorse this lawyer's work, as I have had the opportunity to work with many of his clients on collateral issues and the trust they place in him reflects the competence and compassion he puts into their representation. He is an exceedingly effective advocate, and a respected member of our legal community at large."
Business Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Joe is a great lawyer who has the respect of his peers in the community. He is a great advocate for his clients."
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