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Nicole Irmer

Licensing Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   46 reviews

also known as Nicole Irmer

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  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Nicole

Learn Nicole’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Licensing
    75%
    Dedicated to defending the rights of Doctors, Nurses, Accountants and other Licensed Professionals with a proven track record. Representing Clients at all phases of the disciplinary proceedings including: Applications, Accusations & Investigations.

    24 years

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    Dedicated to defending the rights of professionals charged with criminal violations. Extensive Experience representing individuals charged with criminal offenses including: DUIs, practicing outside the scope of their license & overprescribing.

    24 years

DEDICATED, COMPASSIONATE AND ZEALOUS DEFENSE. PROTECTING YOUR HEALTH CARE AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSE.

The Law Office of Nicole Irmer prides itself on providing compassionate, honest, and zealous representation to all of our Clients. With an emphasis on Healthcare and Professional License Defense, Ms. Irmer represents medical professionals -- Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Psychologist and other Licensed Professionals -- Accountants, Real Estate Brokers and Agents.  With a proven track record of success, she has helped professionals maintain their license after criminal convictions and allegations of deviations from the Standard of Care.  Ms. Irmer’s legal foundation in Criminal Defense provides unique guidance to professionals accused or crimes or facing their Licensing Board’s Disciplinary Process.

Ms. Irmer represents Licensed Professionals at all phases of the disciplinary proceedings, including: Applications, Investigations, Interim Suspension Orders and Accusations. Ms. Irmer has over eighteen years of experience advocating for the rights of her clients.

The Law Office of Nicole Irmer offers a comprehensive approach to defending professionals before California state agencies. Our office works zealously to defend against the allegations, while at the same time preparing persuasively tailored mitigation documents to assist in negotiations with the Office of the Attorney General.

Our office successfully handles DUIs, overprescribing, failure to report child abuse, theft, embezzlement, burglary, fraudulent prescription practices, failure to report elder abuse, practicing outside the scope of your license, fraud, sex crimes, assault, gross negligence, incompetence, inadequate record keeping, entering into dual relationships, and drug related offenses. Ms. Irmer brings a wealth of experience to each case. Do not hesitate to contact our office.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2017
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 2 ...

Location

Law Office of Nicole Irmer

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Tenisha | March 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Looking for a Professional License Lawyer?
While at my lowest point in my life being accused of an accusation and having my professional license in question. I needed a lawyer, I searched the web and came across many Professional License Lawyers online. Thank God I decided to go with Nicole Irmer's office. It was the best decision I made because Nicole Irmer and Kimberly Elkin came all the way through and got my charges dismissed. I am grateful for the hard work of Nicole Irmer and Kimberly Elkin! Nicole Irmer and Kimberly Elkin was awesome and worked with me the whole way through and I pray for all good things to come to their way!
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly satisfied
Nicole Irmer and Kimberly J. Elkin delivered an unexpected outcome I couldn’t be more grateful for. They handled my case promptly and efficiently, bringing me through one of the most challenging times in my life. Kimberly and Nicole provide their services with integrity and unmatched expertise. This team is articulate, caring and exceptionally organized. I would fully trust in this firm with the future of your license and career.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2023
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MD
Nicole greatly helped me with a medical board issue that was stressful and frustrating. Her professionalism and competence made the difference, in my opinion, resulting in a positive outcome.
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney
Nicole and Kimberly helped me go through the process with my examination. Kimberly explained me every detail of process. I had a successful result from BRN nursing board. It did not affect my work and my nursing license
Posted by Lisa | May 4, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and Excellent
From the very first conversation, I felt like they were listening to and cared about my situation. I have been very impressed at how quick things were taken care of and how they fought for me. There are not enough words to express my gratitude!!
Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
RN
I am currently employed as an RN in WA state and I am planning to move to CA. However, five years ago I was charged with Reckless Driving. This is something that I am completely ashamed and embarrassed of. As an RN, I take pride in serving others and I refuse to let this single charge define who I am as a person and RN. Though I was cleared to work without reprimand in WA state, as we know, the California Board of Registered Nursing can be very difficult to obtain a healthcare license with a prior conviction. I did my research and after reaching out to Nicole Irmer's firm, I knew immediately that they were the perfect fit for me and my case. Kimberly and I worked very close throughout the process. She outlined everything I needed to provide in order to build a strong case and clearly demonstrate the type of person and RN I am. Needless to say, it was a process and it did take a few months, but I received my California RN license without any encumbrances on it! This wouldn't have been possible without Kimberly and Nicole's help, guidance, and support. I highly recommend this firm!
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2022
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Thorough Professional Legal Services
Ms. Irmer and her staff (in particular, Kimberly) assisted us addressing an inquiry from the Medical Board. We beleived her thorough and professional assistance was instrumental in getting the positive outcome we wanted. Prompt and effective communication were available when needed. We strongly recommend Ms. Irmer law firm.
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and caring
I sought out Nicole Irmer for an accusation regarding my license. At my first interview with her, she came across as confident in her line of work, knowledgeable and willing to research more to learn about my situation. She absolutely went over and beyond for me to make sure my voice is heard. My case was dismissed because I was falsely accused and she made sure that the judge understood how deceitful the other party was. I thank her for her service and dedication to the case. I highly recommend her to anyone needing legal advise.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2022
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Amazing experience
Ms. Irmer and Kimberly were so great to work with. They made what was a stressful time as comfortable as possible for me. They talked me through each step, offered reassurance, and put me in the best situation possible. It was definitely worth every penny.
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
THIS is the attorney you NEED
Ms. Irmer and her colleague Ms. Elkin were AMAZING. I was experiencing a very difficult situation for my career - a criminal accusation that had the potential to tarnish my reputation and career. Ms. Irmer is really great about giving you a realistic view of what difficulties lie ahead and what exactly you need to do in order to preserve your license. She doesn't overpromise, but she fights on your behalf. She does it in a way that is incredibly professional, honest, compassionate. I can't recommend her highly enough. Cases like mine can end up in license discipline or probation. She worked with me until the very end and I was able to keep my license. This is such a blessing for me, my family, and my young son. I am so thankful she was in my corner. Her associate Ms. Elkin is absolutely the most organized and thorough person I have ever observed. She prepared a detailed brief of my case and when the time came for my hearing, she was absolutely ON POINT with every minute detail and in establishing a rationale for the judge considering my current state of rehabilitation and recommending lighter discipline. These 2 women work very well together. Additionally, during the journey, there were so many setback and points of bad news or bad developments. They spoke with me, explained all the details, and encouraged me to move on with the next steps. However, they took the time to listen and advise me. Never overpromising, but giving me the confidence to know that even if I made a big mistake in my career, I was worthy of rehabilitation. This was huge for me as it gave me the confidence to do my best and move forward in a positive way.
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Posted by Vivaca | March 10, 2022
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Saved my License and Career
I had accusations filed against my license that left me devestated and feeling vulnerable . I was looking for a attorney that would represent me and fight along side with me , and that is exactly what I got . Nicole walked me through every process and was open and honest with me . She is impeccable and knowledgable . Kimberly is diligent as well and understanding as well. After 5 years I received the news my accusations were DISMISSED!! Nicole is a miracle worker as well as Kimberely . If you are looking for a solid , knowledgable defense team for your license and career look no further . I cannot speak highly enough of Nicole and Kimberely . I am forever greatfull for them .
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Honest and Direct
I called her today 10/20/21 and consulted on my case as I'm planning hire services to represent me to apply for an early termination of probation on my RN license. She is honest enough and give her opinion on my plans. She advises and give honest options on my case and the current situation on BRN hearings which could take months. I really appreciate her suggestions. If I needed an attorney, I would definitely ask her services. Thank you attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2021
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Great results
Excellent work, responsive and timely. Favorable outcome as well! Very impressed and grateful for her assistance
Posted by Michele | June 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
BRN defense
I was the target of malicious litigation which put my professional licenses into jeopardy after 35 years. The “dog pile” of calls to the BRN by a political fringe group had real consequences and it could have gone any direction. I retained attorney Irmer for the peace of mind in the event that the BRN chose to side politically with the group. Her assistant Kimberly was the voice of calm and the persistent voice at the BRN needed to see the issue come to a conclusion. This team gave me deep comfort knowing their excellence and commitment were on my side.
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2021
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Out of State case
Nicole came highly recommended to me. She did not disappoint. She was lovely to speak with. She was knowledgeable, efficient, reliable and the kindest most compassionate lawyer I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Her demeanor and voice immediately put my anxiety at ease. She is a straight shooter and gets to the point. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs an attorney. I am grateful for her support and advice.
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Posted by Warapan | January 15, 2021
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My Lvn license is safe from BVNPT accusation
Nicole and Kimberly have helped me through the tough time dealing with BVNPT. Receiving a letter of accusation on my nursing license from BVNPT was not something that I could handle by myself. It s extremely stressful situation for me but after having conversations with Nicole, I trusted her 100% with my case. Having Nicole and Kimberly on my side, it s a win win situation. They helped me every step and explained everything clearly. Nicole s expertise guided me and helped me dealing with BVNPT absolutely I came out of the dark clouds and my nursing license was protected and safe. Thank you so much Nicole and Kimberly.
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2021
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Professional and helpful
Getting my first DUI is one of the worst experience I have ever went through in my life. Being a health care professional, I had to hire both a criminal lawyer to handle my case with the state and a licensing lawyer with the board. I had such a bad experience with my criminal lawyer and was traumatized by the bad communication, how poorly I was treated and how my case was handled by him. I came to Nicole with anxiety, little hope and was skeptical of all lawyers (this was my first experience obtaining any lawyer). When I came to her, I had a million questions which she helped answered and walked me through the process. The experience I had with her and my criminal lawyer was night and day. I told her I didn’t want to go on probation and although she didn’t make promises, she gave me a checklist of what she needed from me to put together my mitigation package and said if the board decides to put you on probation, this is what we can do and explained to me the process of how we can fight it. Both Kimberly and Nicole were professional and respond to emails in a timely manner. They also handle everything in terms of sending paperwork to your malpractice insurance to get a reimbursement check. I was able to get back what I paid including the cost to obtain her, the quite expensive forensic evaluation, and cost of getting certified paperwork from the court. I hope to never have to need a lawyer to protect my livelihood again but if I do, I will go to Nicole and Kimberly. I was able to get a citation from the board for my first offense DUI. FYI citations are not posted under the dental hygiene board yet since it’s a new board but may in the future. Nicole said when the time comes and they do post it, we will figure it out then.
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2021
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Professional and Reliable
Ms. Irmer’s law office was incredibly helpful in dealing with a state licensing issue. Her office was patient and very thorough in explaining processes and procedures. I was able to easily reach her or one of her associates whenever I had a question or concern, and the office responded promptly. Ms. Irmer was diligent in getting the answers I needed, and I feel I got the best outcome for the circumstances at hand. I would certainly utilize her office again if I were confronted with a similar issue.
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Posted by Jim | December 3, 2020
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Great Attorney Work
Nicole (and Kimberly) are a dynamic duo who represented me with success. Nicole was on target with my specific case, knowledgeable, firm, and great advice. In addition, Nicole was personable, easy to talk with, prepped me up for my case with different scenarios, and listens. Nicole was very prompt with my calls and anxious calls, she made me feel comfortable and mentally stable! Kimberly was also very prompt and responsive on my emails and phone calls who works behind the scene.
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Posted by David | October 19, 2020
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License Defense
Ms Irmer helped me in a very professional and timely manner to assist me through a process I was very unfamiliar with. Her professionalism, preparedness and timely responses gave me peace of mind regarding my matter and therefore eased my anxiety allowing me to think more clearly as my matter progressed.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Law Office of Nicole Irmer
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Raskin & Tee
  • 2004 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Grimes & Warwick
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • The Office of the Public Defender, San Diego
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Law Clerk
  • The United States Attorneys Office, Civil Division
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Legal Intern
  • The Honorable Richard Hayden
  • 1997 - 1997
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Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of California - San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Licensed Vocational Nurse Applicant -- 4 Alcohol Related Convictions
  • Full Unencumbered License Granted
  • California Public Accountant- Untimely DUI Conviction Disclosure
  • Case Closed without Discipline
  • Acupuncture Board -- DUI Disclosure
  • No Discipline -- No Accusation -- Case Closed without Discipline
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Associations

  • California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Professionals
  • Associate Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Association of Nurse Attorneys
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Consumer Attorney Association of San Diego
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Consumer Attorney Association of San Diego
  • Trial Bar Magazine, Criminal Law Column Editor
  • 2005 - 2009
  • American Inns of Court, William Enright Chapter
  • Barrister
  • 2003 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers Invitation
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Client Choice's Award
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Top Rated Attorney Award
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top Rated Attorney Award
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top Rated Attorney Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Semi-Finalist "Top Criminal Practioner"
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2012
  • Semi-Finalist "Top Practitioner in Criminal Law"
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2009
  • Semi-Finalist "Top Practitioner in Criminal Law"
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2006
  • Semi-Finalist "Top Practitioner In Criminal Law"
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2005
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Publications

  • San Diego Trial Bar News, Journal of Consumer Attorneys
  • Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • USD Skills and Practical Training Class
  • Interviewing/Counseling
  • 2015
  • Criminal Law Practitioners (Panel Forum)
  • The Practice of Criminal Law
  • 2007
  • Criminal Law Practitioners
  • The Practice of Criminal Law (Panel Forum)
  • 2007
  • Enright Inn of Court
  • Recent Developments of Blakely v Washington and the Effects on the Daily Practice of Law
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (9)
Endorse Nicole
Licensing Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is the first lawyer I refer to when it comes to professional licensing issues. She has extensive knowledge and experience regarding professional licensing cases. Nicole is there to help her clients throughout the entire legal process. I highly recommend my colleague."
Administrative law Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked several matters with Nicole where she handled their professional licensing board issues, and I handled their criminal defense case. She was a pleasure to work with and showed sincere concern for the clients outcome. She is a true professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Licensing Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked some cases with Nicole where I handled the DUI criminal portion and she did the licensing. She is incredibly brilliant in that area and kept the client in constant contact with all issues. She is always an absolute privilege to work with."
Licensing Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole has been a colleague of mine for nearly 20 years.. I handle criminal defense cases, and many of my clients require assistance with their professional licenses. Nicole is my go to lawyer for all such clients, and she does a fantastic job for them. My clients always thank me for the referral, and comment upon her professionalism and competence. I highly recommend her services."
Licensing Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nicole and I worked together on a matter and I saw, first hand, the depth of knowledge in her field. Most importantly, the quality of her experience brings a wide perspective to issues that translates to top-notch representation of her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Licensing Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is with pleasure I endorse my friend, and colleague, Nicole Tee Irmer. She is my go to attorney whenever my firm, or our clients, have questions regarding professional licensing implications. I have known Nicole for over a decade and have always been impressed with the quality of her work!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Nicole for many years. She is smart, compassionate and thorough. Nicole frets the details and represents her clients well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is an exceptional criminal defense attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Recommended with complete confidence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney works very hard for the client and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Your resume speaks for itself and I consider you a valuable member of the attorney community. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone who needs your services. I whole heartedly endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is by far one of the best attorneys in San Diego. She is an excellent attorney who advocates zealously for her clients. Over the years I have been impressed with the depth of her legal knowledge and her ability to empathize with clients who are overwhelmed with the stress of their legal trouble. She navigates them through the legal process and investigates every possible defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole Tee is an excellent attorney with many years of providing outstanding service to her clients. She is well regarded in the criminal defense community as well as with the judges and even the prosecutors, which says a lot about how good an advocate she is."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred a number of clients to Nicole over the years. Each one has expressed great gratitude for her expertise and legal representation. Nicole takes an exceptional approach to difficult situations, combining a rare level of professionalism with a personal approach that puts the client at ease. I recommend her with complete confidence."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Ms. Tee Irmer on several matters and have known her for over seven years. She is professional, meticulous and thorough. No stone will go unturned or issue not addressed with Ms. Tee-Irmer. She has a calm and pleasant demeanor and is well respected by other attorneys and local judges for her tenacity and intelligence. Ms. Tee-Irmer is my go to person for questions regarding licensing, and complicated criminal defense matters. She does her homework and gets GREAT results for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nicole is a diligent and professional attorney. She understands and knows the court process. She is professional and respected by the legal community including opposing counsel. I have referred clients to her because of her integrity and zealous representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Nicole for many years. She is a dedicated and hard-working advocate for her clients. I have had many opportunities to refer clients to her, and each client has been very happy with the referral, saying how good Nicole is at explaining the legal process. I recommend her highly."
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