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Frank R Sariol

Workers compensation Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

4.8   24 reviews

also known as Sariol Legal

  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1989
    Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled) Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 1999

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1999. See details

About Frank

Learn Frank’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    If you are an employee who has been injured or disabled on the job, you may require the services of a workers' compensation lawyer. Usually administered at the state level, workers' compensation can include weekly wage payments, money for financial losses due to the injury, paid medical expenses, and money for pain and suffering. If an employee is killed on the job, then his family can receive the workers' compensation. Workers' compensation lawyers interpret workers' compensation laws and can h

    34 years, 6,235 cases

  2. Car accident
    If you are involved in a car accident, you may benefit from the services of a car accident lawyer, one who knows the dynamics of car crashes and can identify and weigh all the possible factors which may have played a part. For example, you are driving in the rain on an improperly graded road and an approaching car has a blow-out. It suddenly veers out of control and skids into you at 45 mph. Was it the rain, the poorly built road, the other driver (found with beer cans in the car), or the mechan

    34 years, 5,500 cases

  3. Immigration
    My law firm in Florida assists individuals with investor visas. If you are looking to invest in the United States, please contact us to see how we can help you.

    34 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Bankruptcy and debt
    We can help you manage personal or business debts if you are unable to pay. Bankruptcy laws will allow you to get a “fresh start” by relieving most debts; or repay the money owed to all creditors as fairly as possible. Free Consult.

    34 years, 675 cases

  5. Estate planning
    Helping my business and high net worth clients to protect their assets. Also developing an estate plan that would minimize estate taxes, maximize clients’ wishes and avoid the very expensive legal proceedings of probate. Also providing "Asset Protection" and Financial Planning advice in a macro-prepared plan for each client, utilizing state of the art "Lifetime Economic Acceleration Process" methods.

    34 years, 320 cases

Experienced Attorney Providing Outstanding Service
As founder of Sariol Legal Centers, located in Santa Ana, California and Doral (Miami), Florida (Immigration Only) and representing clients throughout for many years, I provide sophisticated representation in specific focus areas, including the following:

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Personal Injury - Auto & Bicycle Accidents
  • Immigration
  • Bankruptcy
  • Estate Planning - Asset Protection

Why You Should Retain My Services to Represent You and Your Family:
Aggressive Representation ● Experienced Advice ● Personal Service
With over 31years of experience, I can offer you quality representation by dedicating myself to providing you with personal service in order to achieve the best possible results for your legal issue.


I understand the importance of your legal matter. For that reason, I will aggressively pursue every injury claim as though the injury happened to a member of our family. I understand the anxiety that can result from having your income decline while seeing medical bills and other expenses increase. I will fight to obtain the compensation and benefits you deserve.


In other matters such as Estate Planning, Asset protection and immigration, we pay attention to details that matter and that make the difference in your case.

When giving legal advice in these matters, we look at the MACRO picture and give you a COMPLETE solution, not just a limitied one.

Experienced Advice:
The advice and recommendations you receive from your lawyer are only as good as the attorney you retain. You should seek counsel from an attorney who has extensive experience handling the type of matter you face.

As founder of Sariol Legal, I have over 31 years of legal experience. I am a proud member of:

  • California Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association (9th and 11th Circuits)
  • California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA) for individuals with workers’ compensation claims
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
  • Wealth Counsel

What does this experience and knowledge mean to you?

Well over two decades of experience and accumulated knowledge mean that you can rely on the information you receive and the advice I provide. My extensive knowledge and experience will allow you to make informed decisions and ensure that you have the proper representation to pursue whatever course of legal action you decide.
Personal Service:
Personal service is something every client deserves and should expect from his or her attorney. You will appreciate the personal service you receive from me, starting with your free initial consultation all the way through the conclusion of your matter.
I make it a point to take the time to listen to you and your concerns. I encourage and answer questions, and provide guidance through the legal system, ensuring you are prepared every step of the way. I will then analyze your situation and use my background and knowledge to provide you with experienced advice and accurate information about the law and the legal process.
The information and advice I provide may not always be what you want to hear, but it will be accurate and should help you make informed decisions. I understand that your future, and possibly the future of your family, depends on the decisions you make today.
I believe your future is too important to trust to a less experienced lawyer.

Contact Sariol Legal Center and Attorney Frank Sariol Today at (800) 2-100-100

To discuss your legal matter with an experienced lawyer, contact me to schedule a free confidential consultation.

I have the experience and a track record of success.

Call 1-(800) 2-100-100 today.
El abogado y todo su personal de trabajo hablan español.

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  24 customer reviews
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Posted by Francesca | November 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
He become a completely worrying and first-rate person. He made certain I was organized with my deposition and in court. His staff is super and caring as well and they're continually there to answer questions whilst you need them responded and they will constantly maintain you up to date. I would not have wanted another institution of humans to go through this process with.
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Posted by Dinora Sanchez | August 12, 2020
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Outstanding Lawyer
I have been blessed with Mr.Sariol. He and all the team have been diligent in my case. Since the very first time we connected they have been encouraging, patient, very informative and incredibly professional. I am very fortunate I connected with his team. Throughout the covid pandemic they maintained in contact with me regarding any questions or concerns or doubts regarding my case. Without a doubt I would strongly recommend Mr.Sariol and the team. In my opinion they are respectable people and wish them the best in many years to come for the commitment and transparency in all they do for the clients they serve. To my recollection It is evident that they passionate and dedicated to their work. I highly recommend them.
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Posted by Cesar | September 9, 2019
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Great Attorney
Immigration case E-2. He helped me with my immigration process, he was very clear and affordable , very honest, i'm thankful with him
Posted by Elizabeth Ward | September 29, 2016
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Bit by Dog but Frank Helped Me cope
I was bit by a large aggressive beed dog and It resulted in a serious injury, I hired Mr. Sariol and he was able to get me to the proper doctors and was very understanding of me and the situation I was in, being a woman I felt that having a scar would affect me and it does but he was able to get me seen by a reconstructive surgeon and I am pleased with my results, I can genuinely say I love his firm.
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Posted by Daniel | November 13, 2015
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A real solution provider
Where other immigration lawyers found problems, Mr. Sariol found a solution for our case. We are extremely thankful to him and all his team. Mr. Sariol was always accesible to answer our questions and clear our doubts.
Posted by Matt | March 12, 2015
Knowledgeable with Quick Response and Resolution!
I was hit by a car while riding my bicycle. Sariol Law Office demonstrated detailed knowledge of traffic laws as they applied to my situation and quickly followed up with getting information from me and getting information from the other party's insurance company. I would recommend Sariol Law Office to any of my cycling friends.
Posted by Irvin Barragan | November 13, 2013
Faith in the legal system restored!!!
Last year i was struck by a motor vehicle while riding my bicycle home from work. I was devastated financially and physically, I didnt know what to do, I had never gone through any legal procedure before, I consulted a mainstream attorney and after 3 months of treatment the attorney dropped my case, I was ready to give up but a great friend of mine referred me to Sariol, he made my legal process so comforting and hassle free, they went above and beyond for me and my family. Thank you Sariol legal team for helping me get my life back!!!!
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Posted by Jose Javier | November 13, 2013
Awesome Experience with Attorney Sariol
After being rear ended on the 55 freeway heading towards Newport Beach in Orange County, I hired Sariol Legal Center and received full payment for my vehicle and after visiting a chiropractic, i settled my case for a substantial amount. The personal injury department is great and they are available after hours, i was able to get in contact with them through text and my experience was great, thank you Sandra, Itzel and Andrea and most of all, thank you Gven Sariol.
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Posted by Glenn | June 22, 2013
Worker's Compensation Lawyer
Mr. Sariol took my case when it looked hopeless. He reached an amicable settlement with the defense attorney when at first they did not want to settle at all. I would recommend this lawyer to anyone. He has a professional manner and is easy to talk to. Most of all he gets the job done !
Posted by Philipe | March 19, 2013
Frank R Sariol, Esq.
Frank R. Sariol represented myself and my wife for a Bankruptcy proceeding via Chapter 13. Mr. Sariol at all times kept us informed will all key issues relating to our case and provided us with his knowledge of California bankruptcy law. Our BK was sucessful even after a creditor challenged our case. With patience and understanding Mr. Sariol handled the court action masterfully, and the judge after hearing Mr. Sariol's closing arguments gave a decision infavor of our case. Mr. Sariol has also provided consulting for business and real-estate issues that have come up helping me be a better California RE agent. I would highly recomend Frank Sariol to my friends and business associates. P&J
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Posted by Roger | March 14, 2013
greatly satisfied!
Im Roger, and i was helped by Frank Sariol and his staff. They always kept me informed, looked out for my interests. Always had time for me. They did a great job settling my case. They work for you and do their best to get you taken care off. Thanks to their office and legal team!
Posted by Rolando | March 8, 2013
Great Attorney
Frank is an excellent attorney. He himself has given me countless hours of his time to help through my difficult situation. His staff is always kind and attentive to me. I would highly recommend Mr. Sariol to anyone who is in need of legal representation regarding a workers' compensation case or a personal injury case.
Posted by Juan | March 5, 2013
excellent client services
I was involved in an automobile accident and Mr. Sariol's and his staff helped me all along the way. At the end of my case I was VERY SATISFIED with my results.
Posted by luis avina | July 13, 2011
gevan is the man
great job were really helpful and were always there wen u need them
Posted by Bob | June 27, 2011
Rating for Frank Sariol
I have known Frank for a number of years and have had a few mutual clients with him; I have always heard from those clients that Frank does a great job for them, he is responsive to their needs, he calls them back quickly after a message and they are generally very happy with his services.
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2011
Very Honest and Knowledgeable
After a debilitating car accident caused by an uninsured motorist and receiving no help from our insurance company, my wife and I decided to take our claim to Mr. Sariol. He was helpful and understanding and answered all of our questions every step of the way. He was able to get us the settlement amount we were seeking in a very short amount of time. I would highly recommend using Sariol Legal Center if you are seeking an attorney.
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Posted by Glenn | June 14, 2011
I didn't know who to turn to for my Worker's Compensation case. Frank took me under his wing and has helped me ever since.
Posted by Malena | June 13, 2011
Keep your home!
He has helped me stay in my home for the past six months! He can help you too!
Posted by Maureen | June 13, 2011
The Best Decision We Ever Made!
At the height of the real estate market in March 2006, I purchased my first home. By March of 2008, a sequence of events took place that made it clear to me that I could no longer afford my mortgage. No one was buying homes so I could not even short sell my house. I decided to allow the bank to foreclose, but tried to keep my credit good by continuing to pay my other bills on time. Despite my efforts to remain in good standing with my creditors, they all began closing my credit on me due to the foreclosure. My husband and I went to Frank Sariol for legal advisement. We immediately felt relieved by Frank and the information he provided. He took his time during our initial consultation and went into detail about how our system actually works. After looking at all of our options, I decided to file for bankruptcy. This was a difficult decision for me to make since my credit had always been stellar. None of my previous years of being a responsible consumer mattered one bit to the banks that were treating me like I had been a bum my whole life. Frank helped us through the entire process of the bankruptcy and anytime we felt worried, Frank always reassured us. He always made himself available to us when we had questions or concerns. Now the bankruptcy has been discharged and Frank is in the process of negotiating a loan modification with the bank on our behalf. We are still in our home years later, and my credit is just as good as it was before this whole mess started. I am already qualifying for loans through new creditors and we are now more financially stable than ever before. My husband and I continue to have conversations about how happy we are that we followed Fank's advice. Not only does he take his time to explain everything in great detail, he really cares about your unique circumstances and will advise you on the best possible route. For the amount of time he spent with us, it was well worth the money - which I will say was very reasonable and fair. I have referred many friends to Frank and they have all been very happy with his services. Looking back on the past 5 years of my life, it is funny how I made one bad decision and the banks just ignored all of my previous patterns of being a responsible consumer. However, I am much more knowledgeable today on how the system works, and I can say with conviction that deciding to hire Frank was by far one of the best decisions I have made to date. Thank you, Frank! We appreciate everything you have done for our family! You are the best! - Maureen
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Posted by Manuel | June 13, 2011
Frank Sariol's Review
Frank was my attorney during my bankruptcy filing. He was very professional and he advised me all the way through the process.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 600-650 per hour
  • Contingency 15%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1999.

Discipline with Actual Suspension issued in CA, 1999
updated on 01/20/2016

This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Frank's comment: “I became ill and did not recuperate for months. I struggled to keep the practice running at the best of my capacity but was unable to do so. Since 1999 I have worked extremely hard to keep my practice in top shape, and to provide excellent legal services to my clients. My clients, and the results I achieve for them, are the most important thing in my professional life. I have not had any other problems since 1999 and work VERY HARD to make sure I do not. I currently have an A+ BBB rating.”

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law - President
  • Frank R. Sariol, Professional Corporation
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney at Law - Partner
  • Sariol Legal Center, LLP
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Attorney at Law
  • Injury & Consumer Law Center
  • 1997 - 2002
  • Attorney at Law
  • Frank R.Sariol & Associates
  • 1991 - 1997
  • Attorney at Law
  • Planas & Sariol
  • 1989 - 1991
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  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1972

Legal Cases

  • Carlos C. v. Yecta
  • Settled in Mandatory Settlement Conference
  • In Re Matter of Frank XXXXX
  • Clients were able to retain home
  • Luis C. v. Construction Company
  • Settled for $3,180,000.00


  • Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federal District Court - Northern District
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Federal District Court - Eastern District
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member - A+ Rating
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • California Department of Real Estate
  • Broker
  • 2004 - Present
  • Swallow's Foundation
  • Founding Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Officer
  • 1990 - Present
  • Orange County Cuban American Bar Association
  • Founding President
  • 1990 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Federal District Court - Central Division
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • California Paso Fino Horse Association
  • President
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Paso Fino Horse Association
  • Director
  • 1994 - 1996
  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Competency & Appreciation
  • Planas & Perez, LLP
  • 2008


  • Orange County Register
  • In Filing Bankruptcy, Plan Ahead, Strategize, and Know Your Lawyer
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Venzuela TV
  • Political Asylum - Perils and Benefits
  • 2015
  • Special Presentatin
  • Living Trust vs. Wills in California
  • 2004
  • Monthly meeting
  • Asset Protection Alternatives in California
  • 2003
  • Town Hall Meeting
  • Benefits of Amnesty & How to Apply
  • 1989
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (42)
Endorse Frank
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Frank is highly respected in the community and is a consummate professional."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr.Sariol for over 25 years. He is very trust worthy and I would refer anyone that needed an attorney to him."
Car accident Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Mr. Sariol is well known in the community for his quality legal work and taking care of his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Frank is a very intelligent and experienced lawyer. He is personable and easy to get along with. In my experience with Frank, he has been an excellent listener who will sit with you until he has a full understanding of your situation. He is not quick to come to conclusions or make judgments and takes his time in order to come up with the most accurate and helpful decisions about your cases and/or other issues for which you have consulted him. Frank always puts the client first and stays well on top of his cases. I have never had a complaint and/or heard of any complaints regarding Frank's lack of prompt response to questions or returning of phone calls."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Frank Sariol is an ethical and experienced attorney in the fields of personal injury and workers compensation."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've read many of Frank's answers on AVVO and he is knowledgeable, thoughtful and concise with his responses. He is a quality member of the legal community and I endorse Frank without hesitation."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Frank is known in the community for assisting clients with Workers Compensation, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury legal problems and provides personal solid legal representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Frank is a great attorney and an asset to the local community. I have enjoyed working with him, I recommend him to one and all."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Sariol has been practicing law for over 22 years in the areas of personal injury, workers' compensation, and bankruptcy. Mr, Sariol is uniquely qualified as an attorney because he holds a degree in Engineering from UCLA which demonstrates his ability to resolve complex legal issues unlike other lawyers without an Engineering degree. Additionally, Mr. Sariol has a reputation in the legal community for being devoted to his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had many occassions to refer some potential personal injury clients to Frank Sariol and he did an excellent job for all of them. They were very satisified with the results he achieved for them. Each called me to personally thank me for the referral. You can trust Frank Sariol with your case!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked under this attorney for 15 years before becoming an attorney. I learned so many things during that time period. The experience and guidance I gained from working for Frank has carried over for many years. I would not hesitate to recommend a client or another practitioner to him."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer because while working for him prior to opening my own firm I witnessed first-hand his commitment to his clients, his thoroughness in preparing cases for trial, and the aggressive but respectful manner that he defended injured workers. Because of this, he is very well respected in the practice of Workers Compensation cases. He is genuinely devoted to his clients and demands this same practice of his employees so that clients calls are returned and they are also kept informed of significant developments in their cases. I also know this first hand because I've also personally hired his firm for Estate Planning and business organization."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred Mr. Sariol hundreds of clients over the years. I have never received a complaint and many called me to personally thank me for referring them to such an excellent attorney who obtained great results and communciated regularly. Most said they felt they were being represented by a family member."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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