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Gary Ralph Ilmanen

General practice Attorney at Riverside, CA

5.0   32 reviews

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About Gary

Learn Gary’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. General practice
    50%
    Real Estate, Partnerships & LLC's, Contracts, Cease and Desist letters, Civil Lawsuits -- plaintiff and defendant. And "Door Law" (whatever walks in the door, I'll take it!!)

    23 years, 200 cases

  2. Trademark application
    20%
    Research, search, and apply for Trademark protection. Word Marks and Logo Marks. Prosecute the application through registration.

    24 years, 100 cases

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    10%
    Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy petition preparation, filing, and representation.

    23 years, 100 cases

  4. Intellectual property
    7%
    Patent application drafting, filing, and prosecution through grant status.

    23 years, 20 cases

  5. Uncontested divorce
    7%
    I don't like the drama in contested dissolution of marriage cases. Uncontested still has drama, but much less.

    22 years, 20 cases

  6. Debt collection
    4%
    Enforce judgments, arrange to seize and auction off property for satisfaction of judgments.

    23 years, 10 cases

  7. Animal law
    2%
    Miscellaneous animal issues.

    23 years, 5 cases

Licensed for 22 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/28/2022

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

Contact Gary

Ilmanen Law Offices
Palzgraf Towers, 13th Floor Penthouse
5900 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, CA, 92506

Reviews

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Posted by Larry | September 23, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick and concise
Mr Gary's answer was quick and to the point, with just a little humor added, thank you so much, you confirmed what we suspected and gave us confidence to stand our ground.
Posted by Barbara | September 19, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
His knowledge Answer…
I’m under a lot of stress dealing with an unfortunate situation, the fact he took time to answer honestly to my question made me feel much better . Whether we hear what we want or we don’t want should be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your knowledgeable answer and to make me feel better
Response from Gary Ilmanen September 20, 2022
Thanks for the kind words! Best wishes!
Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick Reply
Quickly replied to my question with a clear and concise answer. Straight, to the point, and much appreciated.
Posted by Annie | September 2, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick + Helpful
Instead of giving me a badly written answer or any opinions, he simply highlighted text that was easy for me to understand. Thanks, Gary.
Posted by Robert | August 27, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Service Dog Photos
Gary was quick to respond and confirmed my question exactly as I had thought would be the answer.
Posted by Lucinda | August 4, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Cops and paper serving
He answer my question great he was straight up about it. I wish we had money and lived in CA to hire you to find out more info on this, but i Thank you very much for answering my question Gary Ralph.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer
Was able to elaborate on his statements concisely and kindly so i could understand everything about my situation.
Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful and Respectful
Gary answered my question kindly and with lots of helpful information. Others answered it rudely and made me feel like an idiot. He heard me out and gave me advice and knowledge of what he knows based on the limited information provided. This is what is respected and appreciated from attorneys/lawyers.
Posted by Ryan | September 18, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wish this attorney was in Florida
He gave me brass tacks which is what I needed. Appreciate his work. I would use him in the future.
Posted by Gudiya | June 8, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very prompt, knowledgeable and experienced
Gary's prompt advice to me on this forum truly made a lot of sense. My prior lawyer had complicated my case even more and has been harassing me with ridiculous bills that were never specified in the contract. Garry's prompt advise has been a great help to me.
Posted by Caleb | November 25, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you
Any professional that is willing to offer his expertise to a stranger with no strings attached in a great person in my book. Thanks again for your time and consideration. Happy holidays
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful, friendly, great sense oif humor
Gary was extremely helpful with a complicated property issue that had been concerning me for years. He is very knowledgable and explained things clearly in an easy-to-understand way and I appreciated the time he spent researching the issue even though he admitted this issue was not within his specific areas of expertise - so he spent tim eon it knowing he was going to refer me elsewhere. Impressed! Thanks Gary.
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Posted by Brian | September 6, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you
Thank you for your help and pointing me in the right direction I appreciate your words.
Response from Gary Ilmanen September 7, 2018
Thank you so much for the feedback, Brian! Take care.
Posted by Coco | August 29, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you
Very straight forward to confusing. Got straight to the main point. Thank You
Response from Gary Ilmanen August 30, 2018
You're welcome Coco! Glad to help out.
Posted by DA | August 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Straight forward
Thank you for your straight forward and professional reply. I understand the law on this topic much better.
Response from Gary Ilmanen August 30, 2018
You're welcome! Best wishes, DA.
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you for a full blown explanation!
You have said everything that is exactly what’s happening to me. I almost fell for it and bought the money pack card and deposited money for a smashed laptop.
Response from Gary Ilmanen March 30, 2018
I'm happy to have rescued you from that scam! Please continue to be vigilant!
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mrs. Susan
I’m really appreciate and happy with Mr Gary consulting and clearly explanation on my case. I wish my case allows me to have him as my lawyer, but ... , definitely I will keep him for my future needed. Thank you again Mr. Gary
Response from Gary Ilmanen March 27, 2018
Thank you for the compliment, Mrs. Susan!
Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helped alot
Had a question that needed answering and he nailed it. Keep up the great work sir!
Response from Gary Ilmanen March 21, 2018
Thank you! Glad to help!
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Question response
Mr. Ilmanen quickly responded to my question and was able to give me the answers I was searching for.
Posted by Leslie | December 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Found puppy
Thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly. I hope the go away soon! Thanks
Response from Gary Ilmanen December 19, 2017
You're welcome! Happy holidays!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of GR Ilmanen
  • 2001 - Present

Education

  • Citrus Belt Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Southern Californa
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1986
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1974

Associations

  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Publications Comittee
  • 2003 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (76)
Given (62)
Endorse Gary
General practice Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I was positive I had endorsed Mr. Ilmanen years and years ago. He is a super-quality contributor to Avvo. Accurate, full of analysis, customized to the asker's needs: all the qualities a client would look for. Really sorry for my oversight."
General practice Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is clear from Gary's education, experience and responses on AVVO that he is a knowledgeable and capable advocate who cares about his clients. I endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ilmanen provides thoughtful insights in his extensive (and often entertaining) participation in the Q&A forum on Avvo.com. I endorse him."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having read and even learned from some of his answers here at Avvo, I can endorse this lawyer. This is an attorney that "gets it" and knows how to talk to people."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Ilmanen provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediately legal answers."
General practice Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enjoy working with Mr. Ilmanen in the Avvo advice forums. He offers sound advice to those in need and usually does so with excellent bedside manner. He's even corrected me a couple of times. It is my pleasure to endorse this attorney."
Uncontested divorce Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He corrected my English and has a sense of humor. Without knowing him, and based on limited contact, I can tell this man fights hard for his clients. :)"
General practice Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ilmanen is an excellent advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a client in need. He is also an asset to the Avvo Community, providing invaluable resources to those seeking help."
General practice Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I usually agree with Attorney Ilmanen's answers on this site. Further, Gary took the time and made the effort to write a standard answer concerning the "underage girl scam" that gives a thorough answer easily understood by those who are being scammed and are fearful and embarrassed by their situation. This effort obviously took him an hour or two to write, and he spends his time posting it often. He didn't do this for money, but rather to help those who are caught up in this scam. This shows Gary has a kind heart to help those in need. If I needed a lawyer, I would certainly like mine to have a kind heart for those in trouble. I would use his services if I needed them."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services"
General practice Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is evident that Gary Ilmanen has a wide range of legal knowledge and a knack for dispensing non-nonsense, practical legal advice. It is my pleasure to endorse Mr. Ilmanen."
Animal law Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ilmanen is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism. He was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating his time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt he will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within his main areas of practice."
Debt collection Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ilmanen provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. He is experienced, responds sharply and on point, instructive, intelligent expert in his field."
General practice Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ilmanen provides thoughtful insights to his fellow attorneys. He has a level head and is a credit to his profession."
Family Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ilmanen provides many thoughtful insights to his fellow attorneys in his extensive participation in the "questions and answers" forum. I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Ilmanen. He is a truly asset to our legal community. Very helpful on AVVO and a great expert in the field."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have read many of Gary's answers, and they are consistently accurate and helpful to Avvo Askers. He is a a very knowledgeable and experienced lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ilmanen's public service is commendable, his answers here on Avvo are always spot on. The legal profession needs more lawyers like Gary Ilmanen. I endorse this lawyer."
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