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Mahal Rufina Montoya

Business Attorney at San Leandro, CA

4.0   4 reviews

also known as Mahal Montoya

  • Licensed for 9 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
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Location

Mahal Montoya Billingsley, Esq.
1250A Fairmont Drive #826
San Leandro, CA, 94578

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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Mahal is very knowledgeable and helpful. She is extremely skilled and familiar with the court’s procedures. I highly recommend Mahal’s legal services.
Posted by Leon | April 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Problem Solver
Ms Montoya , was very delligent in preparing and getting a judgement in my case . Her paperwork was immaculate and helped move my case to closer . I was always informed and guided through all difficult times. I'd definetly recommend Ms montoya, she works hard for her clients... Leon R
Posted by Abby | April 9, 2015
New Lawyer
Mahal Montoya is a sensitive, intuitive and empathic attorney. She is helping me get through a very difficult divorce as a friend and as a professional.
Posted by Clarence | May 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Hired Tuesday, fired Friday!!!
Mrs.Montoya came to MY OFFICE. We talked for 3hrs about prices and expectations, at the end we had an agreement. Mrs.Montoya said "she would write up the agreement". The next day she sent over a contract (a lot of blanks)with nothing we discussed over the 3hrs. She insisted it would fine. Regrettingly, I signed the contract and so she used my 1.5k not as we agreed initially. She claimed the tenant that I was evicting, I had the wrong name. So she conducted an unannounced investigation for $600, only to find out, I had the right tenant. Also note: Most evictions attorneys or eviction services don't charge an hourly rate UNTIL THE TENANT FILES AN ANSWER. That was our agreement which was not honored in her blank contract. Be careful.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-35%
  • Pro bono 20 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Mahal Montoya
  • 2014 - Present
  • Performer/Stand-In
  • SAG/AFTRA
  • 2012 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Independent Contractor
  • 2008 - 2012
  • English as a Second Language Teacher
  • Neighborhood Centers Adult School, Oakland Unified School District
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Paralegal Specialist
  • Securities & Exchange Commission, San Francisco District Office
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Administrative Assistant III
  • University of California Office of the President
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Reading and Writing Enrichment Teacher
  • Alameda Adult School
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Journalist
  • KMTP-TV San Francisco
  • 2003 - 2004
  • English Teacher
  • Jesse Bethel High School, Vallejo Unified School District
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Legal Research Assistant
  • University of Iowa College of Law Professor Adrien K. Wing
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Clinical Legal Intern
  • University Of Iowa College Of Law Legal Clinic
  • 1998 - 2000
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Education

  • San Jose State University
  • MLIS - Master of Library and Information Science
  • 2010
  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Associations

  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • Barrister
  • 2014 - Present
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Barrister
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Francisco Barristers Club
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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San Leandro Business Lawyer Mahal Rufina Montoya
Mahal Rufina Montoya
Business Attorney
San Leandro, CA
Licensed for 9 years
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