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Joseph W. Kellener

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Van Nuys, CA

4.8   103 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

WE HAVE PASSION AND WE PUT OUR EXPERIENCE TO WORK FOR YOU.

At Dignity Law Group, APC we have counseled clients for many years. We have represented thousands of clients. When a crisis arises, you need the best legal representation that you can find. We offer highly professional legal representation that you deserve.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 5 ...
Top Contributor 2015
Top Contributor
2015

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Location

Dignity Law Group, APC
14401 Sylvan Street
Ste 102
Van Nuys, CA, 91401

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  103 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Elisa | June 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick, Helpful
Joseph responded immediately when I contacted him on Avvo, and without further adieu, he addressed my question with knowledge and expertise. I got the feeling that he really wanted to help, and wasn't just after a new client. In turn, if I do end up needing to hire an attorney, he will be the one. Thanks Joe! Elisa
Posted by Jeremy | June 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The lawyer guru
Joe is the best! He attended all my court cases, Took care of me on billing and was 100% honest and straight forward throughout the whole process. I mean what more can you ask for? He came in basically 75% cheapest than other lawyers I met with and I’m certain that he took better care of me that any of those other lawyers would have. Most people would hate having to go to court and deal with the aftermath of a DUI but Joe made the whole process smooth, stress free and even enjoyable in a sense. So if your looking for a lawyer, do yourself a favor and hire Joe Kellener.
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Posted by Olesya | May 1, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional, gifted attorney
Mr Kellener is an excellent attorney. He knows his craft well. I am tremendously grateful to him and his colleagues at Dignity Law Group. I can recommend this lawyer with utmost confidence.
Posted by Martha | April 11, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney!
First of all, thank you so much Joe, words can’t express how grateful we are for everything you have done for us. To anyone who needs a lawyer, look no further because Joe is the best. He won our eviction trial jury case and was always available to ask questions. He helped prepare us very well and walked us through every step. It was a pleasure seeing Joe do the whole process from pre-motions to the closing statements, it was stressful but also very educational on how having an amazing lawyer is needed
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Posted by Sarah | March 28, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A life savor
Attorney Joseph Kellener has helped me multiple times for different situations, and has always gotten me amazing results. He has helped me with bad landlords and car accidents. I was hit by a drunk driver a year ago, and it was a scary painful ordeal. He got me the maximum results from the insurance company with his skilled knowledge and hard work. I do not know what I would have done without him. I highly recommend this attorney for the many wonderful qualities he brings to the table from being understanding, and bringing me peace of mind in high stress situations to just being there through difficult situations. Thank you so much for everything. My life is better thanks to you.
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Posted by Shaun | October 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney who cares more about his client than making money!
Joseph is a saint, he took over my four year custody case and got my daughter back. The opposing attorney was an unscrupulous shark who played a textbook scorched earth strategy, through over litigation. I couldn’t afford to pay my previous attorney anymore, who just quit on me. I was overwhelmed and started suffering depression. I hate to admit this, but there were times I just wanted to quit. Joseph was always there for me emotionally and legally, he kept me going. Joseph would respond instantly to my calls, even when he was in court. He never tried to charge me more money for “lawyer therapy” LOL. He fought the case to the end. I think I may have lost my daughter to a messed up family court system and bad attorneys, if Joseph hadn’t stepped up. #BestAttorney #BestLAFamilyLawyer ❤️
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Posted by Kay | September 1, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great fast respond
I reached out to the Joseph kellener to Get his opinion on what I need to do with my eviction process. He was very fas in responding to me with my question. Also, he was knowledgable, efficient, and informative. I highly recommend him for your legal need. It was very nice of him to pick up the call and respond within minutes.
Posted by Geoffrey | January 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My x biz partner tried to Sue me!
Joe helped me win my civil case against a former business partner. He stuck by me for 7 years. Thank Goodness its over and justice was served. If it weren't for Joe showing me what evidence I needed to present, I could have lost my savings.
Posted by T.YOUNG | December 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREAT. BUSINESS. TACTICS.
MY. CASE. WAS. DISMISSED. JOSEPH. KELLENER IS. A. GREAT. ATTORNEY I. HIGHLY. RECOMMEND HIS. SERVICES T. YOUNG
Posted by Nan | September 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable attorney & caring office
I want to express my gratitude to Dignity Law Group, Joseph Kellener, as he handled everything to completion beautifully and with such care, with loving help too, from to his wonderful staff. From his staff the lovely Jesse, Sergio, both so very kind and compassionate, kindly reassuring. being so very patient and helpful every step of the way. In today’s world, especially when dealing as a tenant, going through extreme circumstances, it was unbelievably enlightening and re assuring knowing they were my team with this matter. It was encouraging to know that people love what they do, truly care and give their all, in today’s world. Action speaks louder than words. I’ve never had to write a review of such but I wanted to. For I wanna express not only my deepest gratitude to Joseph and his entire team, for helping me through and genuinely caring, but to help others going through this hopefully have the help I received from the wonderful Dignity Law Firm.
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Real Estate Questions
Thank you so much Joseph for all your help. Really appreciated the prompt weekend response and discussion that solved our problem in that brief time. Thank you again!
Posted by Melissa | April 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!!!
If you want firm that's going to pay attention to every single detail and knows their stuff, this is the one to go with. Joseph was so good and spot on that we didn't even make it past opening statements before the judge dismissed the case. He knew the laws off the top of his head while the other attorney had to call and ask her team to research it prior to entering the courtroom. We couldn't have done it without Dignity Law Group on our side. Thank you for all that you've done. We know our case was not simple but you had the other attorney so lost when they judge asked if she had a response she couldn't even answer. Thanks again Joseph and your team!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart, Effective, Compassionate ... Results!
As senior citizen tenants impacted by Covid-19, we retained Joseph W. Kellener & David R. Greene of The Dignity Law Group to defend and represent us in several UD property owner eviction attempts. Their professionalism and reliable expertise coupled with a compassionate pursuit of justice resulted in successful defenses and positive and productive outcomes. Reach out to them, they listen and act - Anonymous
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Posted by anonymous | December 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An attorney you want to refer to your friends
I've needed assistance with tenant issues twice other the last 4 years. His knowledge, competence, no-nonsense approach was very useful. I am very grateful to have someone on my side with the proper counsel. Highly recommend him.
Posted by Lori | November 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Rental Property Question
Joseph had all the answers I needed immediately. And, that makes a HUGE difference when there is a time frame that has to be abided by! Thanks Joseph!
Posted by Dan | October 27, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Kindness
Mr. Kellener was willing to share his time and expertise with my by answering questions in detail, with a few responses. We're all aware of the cost of legal advice, and Mr. Kellener was kind enough to share some of his time with me without expectation. It speaks to his humanity and is truly appreciated.
Posted by Kieran | October 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Landlord-Tenant Dispute
My son had an issue with a Landlord who kept harassing him and wouldn't fix anything in a substandard apartment. After receiving a barrage of 3 day notices we were referred to Joseph Kellener and David Greene at Dignity Law Group. These guys are no nonsense and easy to work with even though it was a long drawn out process (covid didn't help). Whenever we had landlord issues along the way they were there to reassure us and always responded promptly. Last but not least they got us a good settlement. Highly recommended for Tenant Landlord disputes.
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Posted by Talin | August 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and helpful
Joseph and his team helped us through the rough times we experiences and we couldn't be happier someone was there to stand up for us.
Posted by David | August 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helped me over the phone
I put a security deposit down on a rental unit. I haven't moved in. I was curious if I would get my funds back if I pulled out. Mr. Kellener gave me solid legal advice on what could or could not happen. He was very professional. Quick reminder. When you're getting free legal advice, get to the point. Just facts. Call him if you're in a bind.
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Posted by Artin | June 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Conflict with Landlord
Joseph helped me get what I deserved after my landlord, a massive corporation office working in different states, ignored my rights and made me suffer for several months. I was dealing with cockroaches for about 5 months, reported to the building management many times and got no luck! Every time the manager would bring in treatment staff and fug the whole unit, which would cause more issues with breathing, skin rashes, irritation, and so on. I paid the full rent, had to leave the unit and live with my fiance, and the management only cared about the money!!! This was all during COVID and the landlord added more stress and pain to what I was already dealing with during pandemic. Thank to Joseph, I was able to use all documentations and pictures I had in hand and give the landlord a lesson to care about their tenants, treat them as humans, and be accountable for their poor services. Thank you Joe!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Dignity Law Group, APC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Owner
  • Kellener & Kellener, Law Offices
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Rapel & Kellener
  • 2015 - 2017

Education

  • University of La Verne College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • Bachelors
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. H***
  • Jury Verdict - Not Guilty and Hung Jury
  • Bar Fight - Personal Injury
  • 5 figure settlement
  • People v. S***********
  • Jury Verdict - Not Guilty
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Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Encino Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • CAALA
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Clients Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Featured Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2015
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (23)
Endorse Joseph
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Really knows his stuff."
Business Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have assisted Joe on several of his cases and it was always a pleasant and rewarding experience."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is personable, reliable and really knows his land/tenant law. He is truly hard working and he does everything possible for his client. I would not hesitate to contact him for your landlord tenant issues!"
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe is a shark. A fierce litigator and excellent advocate. You win with Joe on our side."
Personal injury Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Knowing him personally, I can attest that he is a man that will never give up on his clients."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kellener is a true professional!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer with full support. He is an excellent attorney who thinks quickly on his feet. As mentioned in my post he was spot on during depositions and with his help we were made aware of information that was not previously given to us."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kellener is a person of knowledge in the landlord-tenant area."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer does a great job with the community. I endorse this lawyer"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Other
"This attorney goes above and beyond to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Kellener and I have worked on several personal injury cases involving simple to complex matters. He makes sure to put the clients needs first."
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Van Nuys Landlord or tenant Lawyer Joseph W. Kellener
Joseph W. Kellener
Landlord or tenant Attorney
Van Nuys, CA
Licensed for 9 years
Free Consultation
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