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Christine C McCall

Attorney at Pasadena, CA

4.9   29 reviews
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1974
    Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled) No misconduct found

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License Advocates Law Group LLP and its partners Christine McCall and Michael Claessens are not accepting new clients or new work due to closure of the practice on account of the retirement of the attorneys. 

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225 So Lake Avenue, Suite 300
Pasadena, CA, 91101-3009


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Posted by Ath | January 19, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent choice
Two years ago, I made a mistake which I will regret for the rest of my life. I was arrested by the famous police department (LAPD) and ended up in criminal court. I was afraid of losing my professional license. I started searching on Avvo. The first administrative lawyer I called took 3 days of research to answer my questions. He didn't impress me at all, he scared me. I was terrified by the situation. I spent seven months of sleepless nights. My blood pressure was high. Luckily, I found Attorney McCall on avvo and called her. During our phone conversation she was understanding , supportive and sharp. I decided to meet her in person. After reviewing my case, she explained the law , advised me and gave me a powerful letter to send to the Board at the time of my license renewal. As a result, I just renewed my license with no citation, no reprimand. I highly recommend Attorney McCall to anyone who has problems with his or her professional license. She is the best. May God bless her, grant her success and longevity.
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you for giving me hope!
I read her comments and knowledge regarding denial of licensure for moral turpitude charges, currently in the process of applying for the BBS licensure and I been feeling so hopeless about my future until I read her comments that for over 10 years moral turpitude has not been a major factor for dismissal! I have her information ready if I need her in the future! Let's hope not! Praying
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2015
The best!
I was looking for a licensing lawyer and went through several websites. I have chosen to hire Christine and it was an excellent choice. She is very professional (no BS), did not promised the miracles and, very important for me, she is a compassionate woman. Thank you Christine, it was a pleasure to work with you.
Response from Christine McCall July 26, 2015
Thank you for writing. I am very pleased that our service was effective for you, and I am heartened by your very kind words. We wish you a wonderful and fulfilling career in your licensed field.
Posted by Gary | June 26, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mortgage License question!
Christine was a true expert in the information I needed and even though she was not in my area and not able to represent me she provided me with all the knowledge I needed to move forward and likely achieve what I need too. Thanks very Much Christine.
Posted by Mukesh | May 24, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
A meticulous attorney who donates her time time to help people.
I had informally consulted Christine on some work-related matters. She has uncanny ability to grasp even the most complex situation and give you solutions in no time. She is five steps ahead of the opposing party/attorney, not one. She donates her time to answer questions on Take my case Christine!
Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Administrative Law Expert
Ms. McCall, Has a wealth of knowledge in this particular area of law that inclues "Professional Licensing" issues, shes more knowledgable than anyone I have enountered. Inaddition if your looking to read, learn and understand Aministrative Law read her publications and blogs, I especially liked her "Blueprint" guide on Licensing, how to find the right attorney. It helped me and I read it a couple times. Then you pray - a lot. Very Sincere thank you for responding to my questions.
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Response from Christine McCall August 30, 2015
I am so pleased to know that some of what I have published and posted has been helpful! The very highest level of legal assistance and service, in my humble view, is information that the affected person can use and implement without retaining legal counsel. I hope your matter was successfully resolved and I wish you a long and fulfilling career in your professional field. Thank you for the courtesy and kindness of your post.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2015
So strong profession expertise, So strong customer care
This is my first ever experience with an attorney. When you don't have experience in an area, you tend to be cautious. However, just by one phone call conversation and one email communication, I am absolutely certain that Ms McCall is the one I could fully trust, is one of the best in terms of both professional expertise and customer case/emotional support. Thank you Ms. McCall for your sincerely helping people at the best you could (even not your client)!
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Response from Christine McCall April 16, 2015
Thank you for your very kind words. I am glad that I was able to be of some help, and I wish you the very best in your professional career .
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2015
I have spoken to her a few times over the phone. If you an RN, Please call her. She knows everything about the BRN. She is very genuine and caring. If you are on this website, you may already know how tough the BRN is. Don't risk a licence probation, suspension or revocation. Call her. She can help!
Response from Christine McCall April 11, 2015
Thank you for the kind and generous feedback. We wish you the very best result in your matter and hope that you go forward with a long and satisfying career in the critical field of Registered Nursing.
Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2014
Although I wasn't fortunate enough to have Ms. McCall represent me, she nevertheless took the time to explain and provided advice that has been invaluable. Thank you Ms. McCall for your time. It mattered. RN
Response from Christine McCall August 12, 2014
You are so welcome! I am thrilled to know that your matter worked out successfully! Thank you for posting this feedback for me. My very best wishes for you in achieving all of your your professional objectives.
Posted by Andy | June 3, 2014
As many professional service businesses do nowadays, majority of new clients for our hair salon comes to us based on positive Yelp reviews. One day, a negative Yelp review was posted and we started to panic. The review was nothing about our services or her experience at the salon. It was a personal attack on the owner. We have previously tried to remove wrong reviews (people leaving reviews for wrong business) through Yelp but we couldn't get anywhere. Therefore, when this review came online, we knew we probably wouldn't get anywhere contacting Yelp. After going through some posts on Avvo, we contacted attorney Christine C McCall through the website based on some feedback she gave to other posts. Her answers to other posts were positive, personal, and confident. Within a few hours, she reached out to me via email and she was very responsive to my numerous emails and all her replies were detailed but straight to the point. Amazingly, a few hours after our initial contact with her, review was removed. Thank you Ms. McCall!
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Response from Christine McCall June 4, 2014
Thank you for your comments about my efforts in this matter. This was a wholly improper review that should not have been allowed by Yelp in the first place, and I am happy to have had an opportunity to participate in righting this situation for such a worthy and well-regarded business. Best to you always.
Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2014
The Best
Christine recently assisted me in resolving a very delicate matter with a highly competitive training program. I honestly could not have asked for more. Christine went above and beyond to help me resolve this matter successfully. She is tremendously experienced and I benefited greatly from her expertise and strategic direction. She is responsive, direct, and to the point. She looks to resolve matters efficiently and decisively. She takes no chances with her clients' cases, realizing how much is on the line. She truly cares about her clients and I always sensed that I was in good hands with her on my side, although she was very realistic about the challenges at hand from the start. It is rare to meet a professional with such expertise, passion, and empathy. Christine is a superstar and I will be forever grateful for her assistance.
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Response from Christine McCall May 3, 2014
Thank you very much for posting such enthusiastic and generous comments about our service. We are pleased beyond measure with the outcome of your matter and we are honored by the opportunity to contribute to your future professional success. We wish you the very best.
Posted by Manabu | April 25, 2014
Fast and accurate answers from her. She is great and knowledgeable attorney.
I posted my question about selling products in my clinic. I checked it up by myself but I couldn't figure out what issues may come up. I received reply from her in short time and she answered it correctly. That answer was what I wanted to know. She is knowledgeable in medical field. I am glad to find great attorney. I would recommend her if you have any issue in medical field. Thank you so much.
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Response from Christine McCall April 26, 2014
Manabu, I thank you for your kind and generous posting here. I am very glad that my advice was useful to you, and I wish you every success in your professional services.
Posted by Grateful Nurse | January 29, 2014
Christine McCall: Best Defense for your Professional License
If you reading this review, chances are, you or someone you care about is facing disciplinary action against their professional license and needs the best possible representation. This was my situation four months ago. I felt desperate and scared after being arrested for a misdemeanor. I systematically interviewed all the top attorneys in town. I spoke with a dozen administrative law attorneys, keeping careful notes of their recommendations, fees and attitudes. Ms. McCall’s amazing reviews are hard to miss. She provided me with a complimentary hour-long consultation, and just as it is written: she is responsive, professional, and intelligent. She listened carefully to me and paid close attention to my concerns. I am a nurse and I was mortified to find out that the conviction I was facing could possibly ruin my career. I immediately trusted in Christine McCall and her intelligence, impeccable reputation in the administrative law community, and because of her caring no-nonsense attitude. She laid out the events before me, uncannily predicting the licensing boards every move with the accuracy of a legal oracle. Her fees are very reasonable considering that her approach to license law defense actually saved me a large sum of money over the other lawyers, who only wanted to sell me a one-size-fits-none package. I made the right choice with Christine by my side. Two things on which to never economize: your surgeon and your licensing board defense attorney. You may live to regret either. Make no mistake, licensing board will blindly seek to suspend or revoke your professional license. You are just a target for their bloated bureaucratic process. You will suffer the harshest penalties allowed by law should you have incompetent under-representation. Ms. McCall’s response to my emails were nearly instantaneous. She kept me informed at every stage and answered my questions thoroughly - even while traveling overseas. Who provides that type of service these days? Most importantly, my case was favorable resolved and everything I have worked so hard to attain has been preserved. My prayers were answered; I thank my Lord Jesus for his mercy. I highly recommend Christine McCall and her License Advocates Law Group!
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Response from Christine McCall January 30, 2014
The kindness of Grateful Nurse in posting this comment caused me to blink back tears. Sometimes, some days, it's all worth it -- and clients like this one make the difference. Thank you with all my heart for these kind and encouraging words.
Posted by Marvis Dolberry | August 19, 2013
Desperately Seeking Advice
While I was not able to hire her, Attorney McCall was very responsive to my questions, and following our correspondence over a couple of days I found I trusted her knowledge and expertise.
Response from Christine McCall August 21, 2013
How very kind of you to have taken the time and made the effort to post this feed-back! Thank you; thank you very much. I hope that your matter resolved in a way that works for you, and that you are now looking forward. Best wishes in all things.
Posted by Jiten | June 26, 2013
Very helpful
Christine McCall is of the rare kind. Wow I wished I needed her because I would request her services and represent me. However, she was honest and very informative. I did not require her services but her answers were very helpful. It's ashame there aren't more attorneys like her. I want to write more about how helpful she is but this review will almost sound fake so I'll keep it short and to the point. She is awesome :-)
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Response from Christine McCall June 28, 2013
I appreciate YOUR kindness and generosity in posting such a welcome and lovely comment here about my efforts. Thank you with my whole heart. I hope you get exactly the result you are trying for in your matter and remember: Be careful out there!
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2013
Great lawyer who really cares
Ms. McCall is very professional and helped me a lot with her post. She really took time out of her busy schedule to help me and I really appreciate that. I would recommend her to my family and friends!
Response from Christine McCall May 22, 2013
I appreciate your kind and enthusiastic response to my efforts. It was unexpected that you took the time and effort to post these very warm remarks, and I am grateful for your feedback. Thank you most sincerely!
Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2013
Great Attorney and Very Compassionate, We Need More Like Her!
A few months ago, I posted an inquiry on this site for legal help on sensitive legal issues I have been facing. I went to other attorneys in person where I got little or no help and really got no way with the legal consultation, other than "Good luck with that!" Well, Attorney McCall, even though she is not in my jurisdiction, responded very professionally and accurately to a general issue posted. It takes skill to analyze and provide a client with an accurate picture and objective view of the legal situation. Other attorneys' responses were not as compassionate as Attorney McCall's response. Compassion is needed in the legal profession if you are a private attorney, especially since there are many clients whose lives are affected in many ways by others and the only relief is legal relief. Compassion is one of the values I believe in and Attorney McCall has it. This is not to say she cannot be an aggressive and tough attorney for her clients. The beauty of her skills is that she is a compassionate attorney with a very big roar or bite. Unlike some attorneys who bark may be bigger than their bite, her bark and bite are big. I fight for justice and I can tell she does too. Attorneys with integrity are difficult to find. When you find one, keep the attorney. Get Attorney McCall for your legal needs, if she can help you, and keep her.
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Response from Christine McCall May 22, 2013
Your very kind and enthusiastic praise has not only warmed my heart and heightened by confidence, it has given me a surge for a very difficult week of challenging work. It was so very kind of you to take the time and make the effort to post these comments. Please know that I am truly grateful for your affirmation and encouragement in my work. THANK YOU!
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Posted by Jvpandya | March 30, 2013
Responded to my question in great detail.
Christine McCall answered a question that I had posted in great detail and it was very informative. It amazed me the effort she placed in just answering my question. Very genuine attorney.
Posted by Ivan | March 4, 2013
Her letter will have anyone shaking in there boots!
As a San Diego plumbing contractor nothing beats your reputation. It can mean the difference between life and death of a business. Christine helped insure my reputation within my community by writing one of those letters to a major internet site for reviews of business services. A bad review that had defamation all over it was posted for the world to see! I cringed everytime I logged on to the site. Christine didn't accept no the first time when they refused to get involved and remove the post so she kicked it up a knotch. Christine definately has major talents because the post was removed today!! Thank you for the steller performance!!
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Response from Christine McCall May 22, 2013
Ivan, thank you so much for the praise for my work and efforts for you. Your kind and encouraging words are very much appreciated. Not every case allows me to be on "the side of the angels," but yours was exactly that! I am so happy we got the right and fair result, and I know you will go on to further professional success for many years to come. You are an extraordinarily ethical business owner as well as highly skilled in your work. It was an honor to represent you.
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2013
I came across Ms. McCall as I was researching certain legal circumstances and how they may impact the review and approval of my California CPA Licensure Application. Of all the attorney posts on this and other sites, I continuously came across posts from Ms. McCall and each and every one of her posts were authoritative, concise, direct, well-developed, thorough, non-threatening, honest, and sincere. My issues were complicated and troublesome (for me). I sent a couple of emails to Ms. McCall. I was not expecting such timely responsiveness. She was extremely responsive and she immediately recognized my issues and concerns and put me at ease, while providing a pathway for dealing with the issues during our initial consultation. During our consultation, it was abundantly clear that Ms. McCall, and her partner, had reviewed all of the information that I had provided in advance and was perfectly prepared for our meeting. She identified the key issues that needed to be dealt with, while putting to rest issues and concerns that were irrelevant to my case. The manner in which she conducted the meeting, including handling of sensitive issues, gave me immediate ease and confidence. She was patient and thorough, leaving no question, issue, or concern left unresolved. Ms. McCall is an extraordinary professional and human being. Most of us have a fear of attorneys, and/or a fear of dealing with the issues that require an attorney, I assure you that there is NO REASON to fear Ms. McCall. You should RUN as quickly as you can to her because she is AMAZING, Knowledgeable, and will give you tremendously useful direction and guidance. You can easily see her credentials here and other sources, but what isnt nearly as obvious in print, is the superb handling and attention that you will receive from Ms. McCall as she sinks her teeth into whatever your situation is. You will never feel rushed, nor will you feel that the service is incomplete. I will recommend Ms. Mcall and her colleagues to anyone in need, and I, myself, will certainly be a long time client of Ms. Mcall.
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Response from Christine McCall May 22, 2013
I can't thank you enough for the warmth and enthusiasm of the words you have posted here. How kind of you! I am so glad for the RIGHT result in your matter. These are the results that keep me going when I weary of spending too many days fighting with State bureaucrats. I wish you a most fulfilling and satisfying career. Yours is a challenging and demanding profession, but I can foresee years of success ahead for you. THANK YOU for these very meaningful words of appreciation!
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • License Advocates Law Group LLP
  • 2009 - Present
  • Administrative Law Judge
  • State of California, Office of Administrative Hearings
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Special Assistant District Attorney
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney
  • 1981 - 1982
  • Assistant City Attorney
  • Los Angeles City Attorneys Office
  • 1974 - 2005
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  • USC Law School
  • law
  • 1974
  • Univ of California
  • undergraduate
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Dept of Insurance License Granted to Applicant with Four Prior Criminal Convictions
  • Restricted license issued by Dept with 3 years of "obey all laws" condition. No admin hearing.
  • Board for Professional Engineers Issues Unrestricted License
  • Boatd issues unrestricted license on pre-hearing evidentiary showing.
  • BRN Issues Unrestricted License to Applicant with Two Prior DUIs
  • Applicant issues unrestricted RN license without admin hearing.
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  • GreySave Southern CA
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California
  • Co-Founder, Counsel
  • N/A
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Scholars
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • USC Moot Court Program
  • University of Southern California School of Law
  • 1973

Speaking Engagements

  • Issues in Crim Law, Juvenile Delinquency & DUI Cases
  • Professional Licensing Issues After Arrest/Conviction
  • 2013
  • Annual Construction Superconference
  • Owner Obligations; Current Legal Developments
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I read Ms. McCall's posts often and regularly learn from her generous efforts in these forums. Her background is impressive and permits her to impart very clear and practical suggestions to those seeking assistance here at AVVO in the forums and through her legal guides."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. McCall is a valuable asset to this community. Her dedication to the law and her clients is admirable."
Administrative law Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney McCall's responses to questions on Avvo demonstrate her skills and compassion. She does a great job!"
Administrative law Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christina is an exceptional and highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost of skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse her without hesitation or reservation."
Licensing Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. McCall has demonstrated a high degree of expertise in the licensing field. Her answers to questions are always comprehensive and detailed."
Administrative law Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She sees the big picture and knows where to focus her efforts for the best results. She takes the time to really explain things to her clients."
Education Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have learned from both her advice to clients and her professional and honest demeanor."
Administrative law Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christine is a top notch, knowledgeable lawyer that provides a good mix of legal and, most importantly, practical advice. Christine is one of the few attorneys that participate on AVVO for which I actively seek out and read her answers to questions. No doubt, that expertise translates to her work for her clients."
Administrative law Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I not only endorse this lawyer. I give this lawyer 5 stars!"
Administrative law Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. McCall's answers on Avvo's Q&A forum evidence her expert knowledge of administrative law. Her consistent efforts, in answering questions posited by members of the public, show her commitment to serving others."
Administrative law Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Other
"Having read and enjoyed at least several hundred of this attorneys intelligent and well written comments here on Avvo, I proudly endorse this lawyer. She knows her stuff!"
Administrative law Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. McCall is clearly a highly skilled attorney as demonstrated in her generous contributions to the Avvo community. I personally learn a great deal from her responses to legal questions here on Avvo and I would not hesitate to entrust important legal matters to her care."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney McCall. She is simply an icon in Administrative law in CA. Her reviews answers, and legal guides very informative. Great lawyer, avid scholar, and highly recommended."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. McCall without reservation. She is insanely knowledgeable, well spoken, and a vigorous and passionate advocate."
Administrative law Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is clear by reading Ms. McCall's answers in the AVVO community that she is a knowledgeable and well-respected attorney and works tirelessly to help her clients achieve the best outcome. Her generous contributions through Avvo demonstrate her enthusiasm for the law and her willingness to work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients. A prospective client should not hesitate to contact Ms. McCall for a consultation about their case."
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