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Taras Bohdan Kurta

Divorce and separation Attorney at Pleasanton, CA

5.0   14 reviews

also known as Tom Kurta

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

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As an experienced attorney, I am always mindful that our clients and those seeking my legal advice for the first time may be faced with some of the most difficult and complicated situations that life may bring. Handling these challenges alone can be very daunting, much like having to travel on a dark, unknown path without a guide. But, those seeking my counsel come to know that they do not have to learn to navigate that tough road alone. 

I pride myself in helping my clients to make sense of life's legal challenges. Taking the time to explain the legal options that a person may have, including the possible pitfalls and benefits of each option, is an important part of each one of my consultations. I’m a firm believer that, before making any important life decision, it is essential to be well-informed about the factors influencing that decision. That is why I take the time to make sure that those who seek my legal advice and those who put their trust in me as their attorney receive a very thorough and detailed analysis of the legal challenges facing them and a clear-cut explanation of how those seemingly-insurmountable difficulties can be overcome and resolved.

My team and I are committed to handling each matter with the care, compassion, and dedication that each one of us would expect if the matter were our own. Plus, the legal fees changed are generally very reasonable and billing arrangements are usually flexible. For the above-mentioned reasons and more is why, I believe, that many of our new clients are referrals from existing satisfied clients.


If you’re in need of a dedicated and experienced attorney, I invite you to give our office a call at the number below. I’m here to help.



7041 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 276
Pleasanton, CA, 94566

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Posted by Clint | October 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
"Straight Shooter"
Simply the best in this area, from his knowledge to his professionalism could not be more pleased. He explained everything clearly & in detail from the process to his fees and answered all of my questions. I have not met a more patient lawyer, he kept answering & explaining my repeating questions & concerns, he made me feel as if I was a long time friend. His staff are absolutely professional and prompt to return calls and emails. It was great to just relax knowing that I was in good hands. Tom is a straight shooter & go directly to the point of intent. additionally, he helped me organized all required docs and necessary steps to have the best outcome from my case (BK). Appreciate Tom and I definitely recommend his services if you want to get your case done in a professional & correct manner. He is your guy. - Truly a happy client :)
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Posted by Maria Martinez | April 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Child support, and custody.
No words to explain how good Tom is he is very professional and educated. He has a lot of experience for his age and very intelligent he is different then other lawyers he cares more about your case then he will care about the money. We had a case for more then 2 years about how my daughters dad was lying about his income Tom brought the truth to light. I never had to tell him what to do in never had to worry about anything he always worried about me and my daughters best, he resolved my case in the best way for us and at a good price. If you need legal help call Tom
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Posted by Alejandra | September 7, 2016
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Kurta Law Rocks!
Tom Kurta is an amazing lawyer, he is smart and efficient. He was easy to talk to not like other lawyers that I have dealt with in the past, that were always 'too busy or too good' to return my phone calls. He was down to earth and easy and pleasant to talk to and so was his entire staff. Kurta Law guided me step by step through my bankruptcy case. They were very professional and understanding of my particular situation, to the point where they gave me payment arrangements. I would recommend Tom Kurta to anyone that is experiencing a financial crisis and needs a solution.
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Posted by Philip | November 22, 2015
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Knows the law, patient, understanding, and STRONG!
Mr. Kurta and his firm is as good as it gets. His handling of my case was one the easiest, thoughtful, considerate, and understanding, experiences I have had with any attorney. If you need a attorney regarding financial issues, or family law he is your man. Mr. Kurta is fluent in 3 languages: English Ukrainian and Russian. A true gentleman and scholar.
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Posted by Blanca and Victor | October 12, 2015
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Amazing professionalism and reliability on his job
My husband and I can't thank Taras enough for the excellent job he did on getting our Immigration Process approved in only 1 year. Hi job is highly professional, he was in contact with us during the whole time of the process informing us of the status of our case. We specially appreciate he went beyond the expected to get what it was required to get the best results for us. We highly recommend Tara's services.
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Posted by Melissa | March 27, 2015
Mr. Kurta helped us during a very stressful time in our lives. He was very professional, friendly, and had a wealth of knowledge that really put us at ease. He gave us weekly updates during the course of our case and always had a positive disposition. HIGHLY recommend Tom Kurta and his firm if you need a responsible, friendly, trustworthy lawyer.
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Posted by Phillip | March 3, 2015
A Cry For Help
I was a bodyworker that's has been recently disabled because of an accident at work. My wife decided she couldn't have a husband that's disabled. And decided to abandon me when I was at my lowest point. With less than a month to hopefully find a place to live l & very little income l was lucky enough to retain Tom. And he immidiately went to work for me trying to get a court date as soon as possible. As well as trying to get a solution to my housing problem. He's given suggestions & also helped point me in the right direction toward possible solutions. While all the while trying to deal with my ex wife's attorney to be my voice when I'm already dealing with so much. Between my health issues, my disabilities, & trying to find an affordable place to live I'm completely spent. Physically, emotionally just drained & tired. Tom came in & from day one let my wife & her lawyer know he meant business. And that he is there to make sure they don't take advantage of my kind & giving nature. He has been informative & has kept me up to date & informed. My case is still open but I feel confident that Tom's legal expertise will outshine the opposition. Once it is done I'll write a final review. I am very happy with Tom & give him the highest recommendation. If you need him call him. And as a person I commend him for going above & beyond. Helping me when I was helpless. Fighting for me when I don't have the strength to even fight for myself. And showing me that sometimes strangers can care more for you than the people who you already called friends or family. Not everyone has THAT KIND OF CHARACTER OR WILL to stand up for others. But I'm so extremely grateful that I was able to find one that does. I really am. Thank You Tom.
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Posted by Aaron | December 20, 2014
Friendly, professional, effective
Taras resolved for me an issue that could have had a very negative impact on my credit. I explained the situation to him and provided all the documentation of the case, and he took care of the rest. Taras kept me up to date on every detail of the case as it was happening, and throughout our dealings, he was polite and clear-spoken. I never had any doubts about what my options were or whether there was something else we could do. It was always easy to get him on the phone, he was able to answer all of my questions, and he took the time to make sure I was satisfied. This case was going to be a nightmare for me, but thanks to Taras' diligent efforts, I reached a favorable resolution which saved me a lot of money and spared me a ding on my credit history. I'm so thankful to have found him and gotten this load off of my chest.
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Posted by Randy | September 23, 2014
Excellent attorney with good skills & reasonable cost.
Unfortunately, I got involved in few legal hassles in the last few years (including my Divorce) & have dealt with quite a few attorneys. As we all know, people always look at this profession with a bit of skepticism. Having burnt my fingers with couple of attorneys, I was so glad to find Tom. Inspite of his young age, he seems to acquire quite a sharp mind & is quite knowledgeable. More than anything, when I first talked to him, he offered his help without even discussing any fees. It's very hard to find such professionals who genuinely put client's interest before their own. I highly recommend Tom. He has become my 1 stop shop for all my legal issues :)
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Posted by Alexander | February 28, 2014
A truthful review on a dependable lawyer.
As I do not have any complaints in my dealings with this attorney, I will state some reasons why I would recommend him to anyone going through a Divorce ( which is the case he represented me in). Hes a very knowledgeable lawyer, up to date on his craft and what really impressed me was his formality and patience in explaining any documents I had questions in ( or any questions in general). He was very thorough throughout the entire process and kept me updated in a quick fashion. My case was in Divorce, but given the way he treated me I could very well say his manners would transfer to any other type of case. I give him my gratitude and would recommend Mr.Kurta to anyone I know ( or anyone reading this).
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Posted by Amel | February 20, 2014
Works hard for his clients
Tom was a pleasure to deal with. My husband had put us in a very complicated financial and legal situation. After looking for lawyers online I was less than thrilled with the reviews I saw, then we came across a review for Mr. Kurta's law office and decided to give him a try. He has been so kind, caring, and trustworthy. He made sure to let us know about all of our options and was very patient with us and never seemed annoyed to answer all of our questions. Since we own a business and had pending lawsuits against us, we had a more difficult case which required more work than the average bankruptcy case. Tom went above and beyond for us and never made us feel like we were too much trouble. Thanks to Tom and all of his hard work, we were able to file a chapter 13 with little disruption to our lives . I would strongly recommend his law office for any legal trouble since they specialize in many areas of law.
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Posted by Irynka | February 17, 2014
Not all lawyers are bad
Great attorney! Tom is a down-to-earth lawyer who took the time to explain my legal options in a straight-forward way. He communicated with me frequently throughout my case and got me great results! What more can you ask for? I'm glad I reached out to him!
Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2013
Great guy, oustanding lawyer !
Mr. Kurta is a down to earth person, straight to the point, the kind of person that gets the stuff done. Mr. Kurta and his team helped us and advised us on the best moves to make and actions to take to navigate the rather difficult bankruptcy field. First choice in our books.
Posted by Delia | May 1, 2013
Tom is understanding, honest, and direct. He has helped when we were in a bad situation with another attorney. He took over our case and I am happy to say "He has help us out of the bad situation and is still helping us.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • Extern
  • Latham & Watkins, LLP
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Certified Law Student
  • Family Justice Center
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • Glaser & Jenkins, LLP
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Clerk
  • Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps
  • 2005 - 2005
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  • Chapman University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Wayne State University
  • Undergraduate
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California
  • discharged
  • Superior Court of Alameda County
  • Petition for U.S. Citizenship
  • citizenship GRANTED
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  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Alameda County Law Library
  • Attorney Volunteer - Pro Bono
  • 2015 - Present
  • Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Silicon Valley Young Professionals
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Licensed to Practice Law
  • 2011 - Present
  • GRU
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2014
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Chapman Law School Domestic Violence Clinic
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Public Interest Law Foundation
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Ukrainian

Honors and Awards

  • A+ Rating
  • BBB
  • 2017
  • Avvo
  • Client Choice Award
  • 2014
  • LexisNexis Advanced Total Practice Solutions Certification
  • LexisNexis
  • 2009
  • Westlaw Advanced Research Certification
  • Westlaw
  • 2009
  • President's Law Scholarship
  • Chapman University School of Law
  • 2008
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  • Legal Newsletter of the Kurta Law Firm
  • Your Divorce: How to resolve it amicably
  • 2014
  • Legal Newsletter of the Kurta Law Firm
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Consumer Bankruptcies
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • LeTip - Meeting of local business professionals
  • Common Hurdles In A Dissolution
  • 2013
  • Driving Under the Influence Investigation and Standardized Sobriety Testing
  • DUI Investigation Training for Tracy Police Department officers
  • 2011
  • Chapman University SOL Moot Court Competition
  • Assistant judge
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Given (86)
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Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
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."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Taras is a motivated and charismatic individual who provides thorough representation for his clients."
General practice Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whatever your legal issue, Taras will provide solid representation and counsel."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Taras is a very capable and proficient attorney. I endorse Taras as an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly skilled attorney, well-respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kurta is an excellent attorney who consistently provides amazing service to his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Kurta for several years now. He is not only a brilliantly skilled attorney, but the thing that sets him apart from others is that he genuinely cares for his clients and he is a fair man. When selecting an attorney, you want to choose somebody who's not just after the legal fees, but rather someone who will take on your case and fight for you as if they were fighting for their own cause. Taras is that type of rare lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Other
"Taras is an extremely trustworthy, caring, and knowledgeable attorney. I highly recommend that you contact Taras with any family law legal issues that you may have."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dedicated attorney with a keen legal mind. You can be sure that you are receiving sound legal representation."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kurta is an outstanding attorney, and he provides excellent legal service to his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Taras is a premier attorney that always goes the extra mile for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tara for several years and he is committed advocate for his clients. He is professional, hardworking, and truly cares about the outcomes of his cases. I would refer a close family member to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney 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."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Taras since law school. He is very motivated and caring about his clients. I highly recommend him."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Taras is an excellent attorney and I would not hesitate to refer friends and family to him. He is diligent and responsive. Clients will undoubtedly find themselves in good hands with Taras."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Taras is highly motivated and well connected. I have known him since law school, and have seen him develop into an experienced, knowledgeable attorney in multiple practice areas. Taras's commitment to his clients sets him apart. I highly recommend him."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been a colleague of Mr. Kurta for the past six years. I came to know him as a classmate where he finished law school and passed the bar in just over two years. Mr. Kurta is now a distinguished litigator with a thriving practice. I can say with great confidence that Mr. Kurta's clients and colleagues have come to rely on him for his experience and knowledge in the legal field. As a fellow attorney, I have personally sought legal guidance from Mr. Kurta and have found his advice to be extremely effective. Simply stated, Mr. Kurta is an elite attorney that zealously represents his client and I am honored to endorse."
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Pleasanton Divorce and separation Lawyer Taras Bohdan Kurta
Taras Bohdan Kurta
Divorce and separation Attorney
Pleasanton, CA
Licensed for 13 years