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Gary Ralph Ilmanen

General practice Attorney at Riverside, CA

4.9   39 reviews
  • 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 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!!)

    24 years, 200 cases

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

    25 years, 100 cases

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

    24 years, 100 cases

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

    24 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.

    23 years, 20 cases

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

    24 years, 10 cases

  7. Animal law
    2%
    Miscellaneous animal issues.

    24 years, 5 cases

Location

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

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  39 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Gary is awesome!
Gary was professional, well mannered, and helped ease my fears for a situation I was worried about. I would definitely reccomend him all day!
Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Advice
I was reading some of his responses on high school dating. I am a freshman that is mature for her age(not just saying that, I really am) myself (14) and a senior(17) at my high school started talking and we like each other. We are not seeking sexual activity just companionship and I wanted for their to be a chance for us to be together legally.
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Posted by Curtis | October 12, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fast and knowledgeable
I had a question and he answered it in a timely manner and granted me peace in troubling times.
Response from Gary Ilmanen October 13, 2023
Glad to help, Curtis! Cheers!
Posted by Karen | October 8, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fast and Succint
Concise, clear answer with a suggestion. Nothing else to add but this app requires 75 characters. This is a wonderful and unique resource for those of us without access to a lawyer.
Response from Gary Ilmanen October 13, 2023
Thanks Karen, best wishes!
Posted by April | August 26, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Court inquiry
Fast and to the point. I was hoping to get answers and I’m glad he replied. Thank you very much!
Posted by Jacci Newel MD MS | February 25, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Response time like a lightning bolt, mind as sharp as a rapier
Gary helped me with a consult. I wanted to check my gut sense on a patient with a person who actively practices law, and he answered faster than Zeus throws a lightning bolt. The manner in which he delivered his counsel was brilliant. He was concise, completely free of powdered sugar coating, and delivered the answer I needed to smack me out of "save the world mode" and into a "I hate the color orange, so let's NOT do that" mode in a way indicative of his keen mind and razor wit. Thanks for making me laugh, and giving me valuable information! I needed confirmation that it was the wrong thing to do and why, and I appreciated your follow-up.
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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.
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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 (78)
Given (64)
Endorse Gary
Animal law Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Ilmanen provides a much-needed service on Avvo and donates time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
General practice Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Ilmanen for raising the BIGGEST issue of the day - use of AI the legal field. If an attorney choses to package any AI generated content there must be a conspicuous warning that the content is authored by AI."
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."
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Landlord or tenant
Speeding and traffic ticket
Employment and labor
Divorce and separation
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Car accident
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Immigration
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