5.0 stars 19 totalReview Anita Margolis
Posted by Karen
I chose Anita Margolis after interviewing 3 attorneys when I needed representation in a custody case! I chose her because of her on the spot, instant knowledge of the relevant case law in my situation, which was just emerging at the time in a pending Superior Court hearing. Not only did she nail the probable trial results "spot on" in our initial consultation, she was able to make the same compelling argument in a concise and eloquent manner when we finally had our day in court. She won the case for me and always maintained the highest level of professionalism and integrity before, during, and after the trial. I have consulted with her a few times since and have always been pleasantly surprised by how up to date she stays with current case law and how accurate her analysis has proved to be. I respect and trust her as a true expert in her field and would highly recommend her to a family member or friend.
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I had a pleasant & professional experience with Anita. She is very easy to talk with and conveys the law in a way that is understandable. If we are to need a family lawyer in CA, she is my "go to attorney".
Posted by Barbara
I spoke with Anita regarding a case against me and she gave me great advice. She is very easy to understand and EXTREMELY knowledgable. I was super confused on how to go forward and she did a great job of guiding me. I will definitely hire her for any cases in the future! (Hopefully I won't need to though!) I highly recommend her!
Posted by Wendy
I was in an emotional turmoil when I asked Anita to help me with a family member harassing and threatening and attempting to extort money. Anita was extremely effective to get the bottom of the situation and advised me on the specifics in this thorny situation. She wasted no time, asked all the key questions, and went straight to legal advice. Wow. If you're looking for a family lawyer, she is the BEST. I was so impressed that I will refer her to all my friends and family members. She is compassionate and truly cares about you. That, combined with her tremendous effectiveness, is the best lawyer you want on your side.
Posted by Raquel
I retained Anita Margolis due to my Fiance's ex-wife trying to get a Restraining Order on me. She accused me of many things that involved harassment, emotional distress, endangering her child and basically damaging my character, Anita stood by me and made sure the court saw what she was doing and how her request was not granted and that she fabricated stories, the Judge was in my favor and did not grant my Fiance's ex-wife with an RO towards me. I also want to say that this person made my life hell and if anything I was the one who was emotionally distressed because I was worried about losing my security clearance and this affects my professional career and financially it was a burden because it was not necessary to go that far but I felt the need to protect myself from this unstable dangerous person especially when all that this person was accusing me for was false and she did not provide any proof of all her accusations toward me. Although I didn't originally retain Anita for any Family Law issues, she helped me to organize my thoughts and how to handle this type of person, she also advised me in offering mediation, online family wizard and even logging all habitual custody interferences that my Fiance's ex wife did when his son was legally with us per their MSA. I also would like to add is that Anita helped me to get my Attorney fees paid for from this person as she didn't want to resolve outside of court, it wasn't much but am content with what the Judge awarded and most importantly am happy that this is over and hopefully it sets precedence on anyone who in the future tries to do this again.
Posted by Renee K
Extremely helpful and provided information that was on target and exactly what I needed. It was evident to me that she knows her stuff with regard to contempt for non-payment of child support. Thanks a million!
Posted by Phyllis
I recently had to consult an attorney for a very emotional legal matter. With her help, she made such a difficult situation seem so easy.
Posted by John
I choose Anita J. Margolis as my attorney in a difficult custody battle after my prior attorney, a former San Diego District attorney, told me that the judge was too difficult and unreasonable and based on her behavior, just didn’t like him. I felt I didn’t have much hope of success if I were to continue with my prior attorney. Luckily, I found Anita and she was able to restore my faith in attorneys again.
When I first hired Anita my visitations were restricted because of a false accusation from my son’s mother. Within two weeks of hiring her she was able to regain my original visitation plan ordered by the court. My son’s mother then attempted to reduce my time by filling an RFO proposing my parenting time be severely limited. Anita quickly gave me my options and helped me decide on how to proceed. In the end, despite aggressive and acrimonious contestation from opposing counsel, I ended up receiving more than mom would ever allow me to have. I also gained vacation time with my son, virtual calls, extended holiday time, optional visitation time and she was able to reduce the amount of my child support.
Anita and her paralegal Geneen provided excellent service to me during what was a very difficult time. Anita dealt very effectively with aggressive opposing counsel and ensured that a fair agreement was reached. Her knowledge of family law is extensive. She even instructed the judge and the opposing counsel on case law regarding child support. She works as a substitute judge at times. Not only does she know her craft, but her insight and understanding is invaluable. Her work ethic I found to be of the highest standard, she worked tirelessly on my behalf and took the time to know my case history and details better than I did. She really cares about her clients and about justice. She is very loyal to her clients. She will tell you the truth about your case and will not lead you on or give you false hopes. If you want a smart, ethical lawyer who is kind but tough, you can’t do better.
Anonymous review posted on
My ex-wife accused me of grabbing my 3 year son by the neck and growing him in his room, was given a TRO for 3 weeks , could not call or see my son . I hired Anita and her team immediately took the case started off the ground running, just basically took control went to Court her team was very organized , very detailed , convince Judge I did not in fact grab my son but he was falling on his scooter and I grabbed his shirt to save him from further injuries from falling into the street off the sidewalk. Case dismiss by family court judge and CWS/CPS. I will recommend Anita and her team for any fathers or mothers who is going through a very tough custody battle , she kept me calm so I can do my work , she convinced me to be patient and it all would be dismissed and custody order would be restored. We also used Anita's law firm for our financial disputes and we were resolved with great outcome Thank you Anita .
Posted by Kevin
Anita just help me finished my case, and I strongly recommend anyone who is currently seeking an attorney for his/her family and child support to contact Anita.
I had experiences with several other attorneys before I hired Anita to handle my case, and her performance by far exceeds the others based on the following factors by which I'm so impressed: (1) although all lawyers' goal is getting as much money as possible from their clients, Anita is not money-oriented. From my interaction with her, she always takes the shortest path which is both efficient for her and cost-effective for me to resolve the case with satisfying results; (2) her knowledge and expertise is so strong, which I can tell from the quick (commonly she does not even need to take a minute to think) and effective responses she gave me whenever I worried about some issues; (3) unlike many attorneys I have worked with, she NEVER procrastinates.I used a former attorney who doesn't do the filing work until the last minute and it really caused me problems. From my experience with Anita, she never delay what she promised to finish to the second day; (4) I'm not clear with Anita's career path, but from my case I feel that Anita has expertise and experience outside family law, and she is very familiar with criminal defense and perjury defense, which are indispensable when you think your case involved some complicated factors; (5) she can reach a settlement where you eventually pay much less than the amount you authorize her to bring up for the negotiation; (6) she has an assitant Geneen, who is very hard-working and highly responsible for the clients; (7) last but not the least, she has an incredible charisma, which I have witnessed to have played such a great power to convince the judge to make orders. The attorney of the opposing council could not stand a chance at all.
Generally, without any hesitation, I recommend Anita for her excellence. Her hourly rate may seem higher than many other attorneys, but you'll not be disappointed.