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Marc Lazarus

Car accident Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

5.0   25 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Marc

Learn Marc’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    60%
    Automobile accidents involve motor vehicles such as cars, buses, or trucks. The accidents may involve other motor vehicles or could be a single-vehicle accident.

    24 years

  2. Motorcycle accident
    20%
    Accidents involve motorcycle vehicles. The accidents may involve other motor vehicles or could be a single-vehicle accident.

    24 years

  3. Trucking accident
    20%
    Accidents involve motor vehicles such as buses or trucks. The accidents may involve other motor vehicles or could be a single-vehicle accident.

    24 years

Marc Lazarus obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature with an emphasis in Technical Writing from the California State University at Northridge in 1992. He obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Chapman University School of Law in 1998, and served as an editor of the law journal while at Chapman Law School.

 

In 2001 Mr. Lazarus teamed up with attorney Christopher Russell and has been litigating cases with Mr. Russell since that time. Over the past eleven years, Mr. Lazarus has distinguished himself as a pioneer in the presenting of his clients’ stories to jurists through the use of video technology, custom computer animation, medical education resources, and the insertion of actual medical films into his multi-media presentations. In these last eleven years, Mr. Lazarus has served as lead counsel on hundreds of litigated actions in which he has taken and/or defended over 1,000 depositions of parties, witnesses, and experts. He has also represented clients as lead counsel on approximately five bench trials, approximately twenty jury trials, approximately 100 binding arbitrations, more than 100 judicial arbitrations, and over 200 mediations, mandatory settlement conferences, and voluntary settlement conferences.

 

For more than twelve years prior to becoming a plaintiff personal injury attorney and while still working to earn his degrees in college as well as in law school, Mr. Lazarus worked as paralegal at several plaintiff personal injury law firms directly with more approximately two dozen experienced and talented personal injury attorneys.

 

Additionally, Mr. Lazarus has had the privilege of giving back some of his experience to the legal community. While working as an attorney from approximately 2000 to 2005, Mr. Lazarus also worked as an instructor at the University of California at Irvine and at Southern California College of Business and Law in their American Bar Association approved paralegal certification programs imparting his own experiences as both an attorney and as a paralegal to students. From approximately 2006 to present, Mr. Lazarus has offered his services as a pro bono arbitrator through the Los Angeles Superior Court and is still an active member of the panel of arbitrators who provide judicial arbitrations in cases pending in Los Angeles Superior Court on a pro bono basis. Mr. Lazarus has also served as a pro bono mediator in resolving disputes in several limited jurisdiction civil actions in Orange County.

 

Mr. Lazarus has extensive experience in working with individuals who have been injured in automobile collisions, motorcycle collisions, bus accidents, slip and falls, trip and falls, falls from ladders, product related injuries, medical malpractice victims, and individuals injured in the workplace. Over the past twenty five years in his capacity as an attorney and previously as a paralegal, Mr. Lazarus has helped over a thousand injured individuals with their personal injury cases. During that time, Mr. Lazarus has become very adept at understanding, explaining, and successfully arguing the legal consequences of the actions of careless individuals who have caused harm to others as well as bringing to light the true nature of the harms and damages caused to his clients as a result of those negligent acts. Mr. Lazarus is particularly familiar with cases resulting in traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, shoulder injuries, wrist and hand injuries, knee injuries, and ankle injuries. Mr. Lazarus’s knowledge in the area of medicine has served to greatly improve the value of his clients’ cases throughout his career.

 

Mr. Lazarus is very proud of the work he does for his clients, and his motto over the past two and a half decades has been to treat his clients as he would want to be treated by his attorney.

 

Mr. Lazarus is currently a member of Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California, and the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Lazarus enjoys attending classes at Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers’ College offered on a regular basis throughout the United States.

 

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Location

Russell & Lazarus
1401 Dove St Ste 310
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
Russell & Lazarus
100 Oceangate
Long Beach, CA, 90802
Russell & Lazarus
Grandville Executive Suites
7121 Magnolia Ave #V3
Riverside, CA, 92504
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Miller | March 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
FANTASTIC
I got into a car accident and was injured so I did some research and decided on the Mark Lazarus Law Firm, I'm so very fortunate that I did! My case didn't go as I planned. Mark and his team are WARRIORS they represented my interests 100% and got me a fair settlement which I seriously doubt any other firm could have done the same. If your looking for a firm with that Warrior attitude look no further. I would recommend them to anyone in need
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2022
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Very professional
Mr. Lazarus and his team work very hard on my case and fought for the maximum benefits! Thank you L/O of LAZARUS AND RUSSEL!
Posted by Joseph | December 7, 2021
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Joseph
I highly recommend this Law Firm for many reasons. Their expertise and professionalism in regard to handling personal injury cases is remarkable. They have bilingual (Spanish/English) staff and when you call their office typically someone answers the phone to speak with or if you leave a message someone always returns your call promptly. Everyone in this office is extremely professional, knowledgeable, And on the ball!
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2021
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Amazing!
We all have our accounts of when things go wrong, right? I was a passenger in a car accident and while the details are not important, the help I received from Marc Lazarus and his assistant, Rosie, is. I was so well taken care of and blessed by them. Here are some of the powerfully helpful reasons: The I nitial meeting and explanation of what to expect helped me understand this unfamiliar territory I was heading into. Their consistent and regular communications with me helped me stay on track with my responsibilities. When it became evident that traditional healthcare recommendations could not work for my historically delicate physical conditions (health issues previous to the accident), they helped me get coverage for the treatments that could and did work for me! This is absolutely most important to me!*** And, surprise! I may end up with some financial blessing from all of this. What a help that will be as I continue to heal! Thank you so much Marc and Rosie! You are my heroes! God bless you!
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Posted by Hanh | November 10, 2021
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Great law firm
I am fortunate that I found Russell and Lazarus' law firm when I was really in need of legal representation. I am grateful for everything Attorney Marc Lazarus, Attorney Joseph Gallo and their entire team did for me. They are very professional, compassionate and caring. Special thanks to Attorney Joseph as he always kept me informed and updated with my case. In order for me to received the desired compensation, he worked hard in representing me and negotiating with the insurance companies. I wholeheartedly recommend this law firm to anyone in need of legal assistance with their personal injuries.
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Response from Marc Lazarus November 11, 2021
Hanh, Thank you so much, and thank you for sharing your experience. We are proud to have been able to help such a deserving person as yourself. Thank you, again. Marc
Posted by Randy | November 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Glad I hired Marc and his team.
After my accident I was not sure how to handle things. I was referred to Russell & Lazarus by a personal friend. The team at Russell & Lazarus was quick to make me comfortable with the process and helped me understand why it is so important to have the right representation when dealing with insurance companies. Leon on their team made sure that I was cared for properly by doctors in my area. Throughout the entire process Leon was always responsive and proactive in his communications. After a while the insurance company came back with a low ball offer and Marc Lazarus quickly told me that he was not satisfied and would continue to fight for more. It would have been easy for Russell & Lazarus to end it with the first offer and move on, but they didn't and at the end Marc got me the maximum payout from the insurance company - nearly 4 times more then the first offer. :-) I will tell all my friends about Russell & Lazarus if they should ever have the need for this type of service. Thank you Marc, Leon, and the entire team at Russell and Lazarus.
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Response from Marc Lazarus November 11, 2021
Randy, Thank you so much for sharing your experience. It is an honor to have been able to assist a deserving individual as yourself. All the best, and thank you again. Marc
Posted by Lucila | July 6, 2021
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Why Marc Lazarus is the best in the business
If you've been injured and you need legal representation, I highly recommend that you call the Law Office of Russell & Lazarus before anyone else. The professionalism and open communication with Marc Lazarus and his team was hands down the best we've ever experienced. When we had questions, or needed clarification about our case, our minds were put to ease with a simple phone call to Marc. He kept us informed throughout the entire process, and when it came down to the possibility of going to trial, we felt confident knowing we had the best fighting for us. At the end of the day, Marc fought hard for us and we won! Thank you Marc, and The Law Offices of Russell and Lazarus, we are eternally grateful for everything you did for us.
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Posted by Irene | April 15, 2021
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Mrs.
Marc and his associates worked with me every step of the way to get me the most money for my injuries. They knew exactly what to do when they hit a bump in the road and could not hold the person accountable for my injuries. They took another route and got me some money. I was kept informed and I had no concerns and just left it all up to them. I would definitely recommend this firm to represent you. They put their clients first. Thank you.
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Posted by Emily Shuford | December 16, 2020
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Excellent service!
My lawyer was fantastic! Not simplest had been my questions constantly responded, he gave me an usual knowledge of what become taking place. If you're looking for a terrific lawyer, look no farther than Marc Lazarus! Thanks again men!!
Posted by Nathan | November 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Work related personal injury case.
Marc and staff at Russel & Lazarus were instrumental in helping me navigate the very complex injury case that they took on for me. They were all very helpful in walking me through the process and reaching a favorable settlement. They kept me informed and helped to ease my anxiety throughout the entire process. Would highly recommend them for any future needs.
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Posted by Syd | November 6, 2019
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Great service! Thank you!
When I was injured in a car accident I knew that going to Russell & Lazarus and having Marc Lazarus as my lawyer would be the best choice. Marc and his team made the process stress-free and it was great to work with. I am so grateful to have Marc and his team. Thank you again!
Posted by Sharon | February 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Strong Advocacy served with Compassion
Marc was a great support after my accident. I always felt that I was well represented throughout the process. He is strong and smart and experienced and will always have your back. His staff is friendly, compassionate and thorough. Highly recommend!
Posted by Cher | July 30, 2015
Best decision to switch to Marc
Marc has an extremely professional law firm. I had switched lawyers mid-case and it was the best decision I could have made. Not only did his team provide me with a personalized experience, they gave me comfort in knowing that they would handle everything. The constant communication was so reassuring and the guidance through the process was invaluable. In addition to the excellent service provided by Marc, his legal assistant Terry was there to comfort me and provide me strength when I needed it most. I would absolutely recommend this firm to family and friends if they should ever be in need of an injury attorney. In the end, I was awarded the full insurance policy pay-out which is what I am using to get the surgery needed to repair the damage done to my back.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2015
5 Stars
Mr. Lazarus and his staff are well deserving of a 5 star rating. Their experience, thoughtfulness and ease with which to work made a long and difficult case much easier for me to understand and work through. Dealing with injuries, doctors, depositions, and trial can test one's patience as well as take an emotional toll. The way in which Marc and his staff answered my questions and the information they gave me greatly helped in overcoming the stress and get the best care possible for my injuries. I cannot thank Mr. Lazarus and his staff enough for taking on my case and seeing it through to the end. I as well as my family are grateful and thankful for his kindness as well as his skill and determination in reaching a positive conclusion to my case.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2015
More than you can imagine!
Mr. Lazarus was very empathic to our situation. He and his staff kept me up-to-date on all that was going on with our case. Mr. Lazarus is professional, down-to-earth, and really knows his profession. I was very surprised that the case was resolved as fast as it was. My family can not thank Mr. Lazarus and his staff enough for what they have done for us. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Derrick | June 3, 2015
excellent lawyer
marc lazaus was the best lawyer i ever had.
Posted by Amber | March 4, 2014
Most professional, efficient attorney ever!
Marc and his entire practice were phenomenal through this whole experience. This group has their job down to a science. I stayed well informed from day one and received written copies of every step. I was unsure and scared of dealing with injuries sustained from my accident and Marc reassured me and referred me to expert doctors that properly diagnosed me , which in turn brought relief from my nagging pain. Marc properly prepared me for my deposition and helped me feel at ease when being deposed by the opposing side. He never let them intimidate me or allow me to feel harassed. In the past, I have had negative experiences with attorneys, but Marc and his staff completely changed my outlook. He is extremely thorough and leaves no rock unturned. I never had to wait long for a returned phone call, which was important to me. Him and his office staff are kind, funny and you can feel comfortable knowing you are in professional hands.
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Posted by Robert | August 7, 2013
Best lawyer ever
Marc was excellent at resolving my property and injury claims. He took csre of making sure thst I got all of the medical attention I required and a good price for my vehicle that was totalled. He keeps you up to date on your claims and is an honest and trustworthy person to work with. I reccomend hi highly
Posted by Ben | August 6, 2013
Great experience
Marc was the consummate professional and extremely easy to work with on our case. He guided us through the process and kept us well informed the entire time. His knowledge of the law and the related subject matter of our case was a tremendous benefit to us.
Posted by James | July 3, 2013
Attorney Review
I am extremely pleased with the way my case was handled. Marc was very professional and knowlegable from the begining. I'm very pleased with the outcome of the case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Russell & Lazarus
  • 2001 - Present
  • Volunteer Arbitrator
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Instructor at ABA Approved Paralegal Program
  • University of California, Irvine
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • McClure & Carter
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Roquemore, Pringle & Moore, Inc.
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Legal Intern
  • Long Beach City Attorney's Office
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Paralegal
  • Law Offices of Kenneth Schreiber
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Paralegal
  • Roquemore, Pringle & Moore, Inc.
  • 1997 - 2000
  • intern
  • United States Federal Bankruptcy Court
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Instructor
  • Southern California College of Business and Law
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Paralegal
  • Law Offices of Albert Lazarus
  • 1987 - 1997
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Education

  • Chapman Univ SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Southern California College of Business and Law
  • 1993
  • California St Univ Northridge
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Carver v. Controlled Environment HVAC
  • $424,951.68 verdict
  • Millon v. Hakim
  • $206,005.19 verdict
  • Evans v. Regan
  • $15,742,205.84 verdict
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Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Associate Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Member of Trial Lawyers College (TLC).
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Pi Kappa Alpha National Fraternity
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Boy Scouts of America - Troop 632
  • Den Leader
  • 2008 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Spotlight Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • 2016
  • 2015 Elite Trial Lawyers
  • The National Law Journal
  • 2015
  • Volunteer Arbitrator with LASC Certificate of Appreciation
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 2011
  • Volunteer Arbitrator with LASC Certificate of Appreciation
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 2010
  • Volunteer Arbitrator with LASC Certificate of Appreciation
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 2009
  • Volunteer Arbitrator with LASC Certificate of Appreciation
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 2008
  • Volunteer Arbitrator with Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 2007
  • Volunteer Arbitrator with Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 2006
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Publications

  • CAALA Convention Syllabus
  • Arbitrations
  • 2014
  • Orthopedics Today
  • "Diagnosing a Traumatically Induced Meniscus Tear"
  • 2012
  • James Publishing publication
  • Negotiating with Insurance Companies
  • 2011
  • text book
  • appendix
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • Teacher UCI's ABA Approved Paralegal Program
  • Torts
  • 2005
  • Teacher at UCI's ABA approved paralegal program
  • Legal Research
  • 2004
  • Teacher at UCI's ABA approved paralegal program
  • Introduction to Paralegal Studies
  • 2003
  • Teacher at SCCB&L's ABA approved paralegal program
  • Legal Research
  • 1996
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Attorney endorsements

Received (45)
Given (45)
Endorse Marc
Car accident Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Marc is a very knowledgeable and tenacious litigator."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Lazarus. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Mark Lazarus. He is a tenacious litigator who cares about his clients and gets results. I have referred several of my real estate clients to Mark and his firm through the years on personal injury matters and will continue to do so. Each has praised Mark for his fine work."
Brain injury Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.I endorse this lawyer.I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Marc is dedicated to his profession and has developed an expertise in personal injury that is quite impressive."
Personal injury Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Marc. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marc Lazarus is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients very well. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Lazarus and his firm. He if very aggressive and dedicated to his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lazarus consistently provides accurate, thoughtful, and responsive answers here on avvo.com. If you are in need of a personal injury lawyer in the LA / Orange County area, you would be well-served to contact him."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Regularly provides insightful and accurate answers on Avvo. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Marc Lazarus is the epitome of hard work, dedication, determination and success. Mr. Lazarus pours his heart and soul into his work and does whatever is necessary to obtain justice for his clients. I have never met an attorney with so much knowledge vigor and passion for what he does. I don't just endorse Mr. Lazarus as an amazing personal injury attorney, but I also applaud him for all he has done and continues to do for his clients. It is refreshing to know honest attorneys who genuinely care about their clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In reviewing Marc's responses to questions here on Avvo, I have found his analysis to be accurate and the information provided specific to the questions asked. Marc is a great asset to the community, and I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Extremely intelligent, caring and compassionate. Provides excellent answers to legal questions on Avvo. As an attorney who has been practicing for 24 years as a judge, prosecutor, magistrate, criminal defense attorney, and law professor, I would refer anyone and everyone to Mr. Lazarus."
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