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Richard Keith Abdalah

Employment and labor Attorney at Cupertino, CA

3.7   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1974
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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Mr. Abdalah has over 35 years experience in the areas of employment, real estate and business law, including transactions and litigation. He has written articles and given seminars to attorneys and organizations on a variety of legal subjects. He is a Superior Court Judicial Arbitrator and Superior Court Pro Tem Settlement Judge.

Mr. Abdalah received a B.A. degree from the University of California, Davis, and a J.D. degree and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University. He is admitted to the California Bar, the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Abdalah served in the Santa Clara County Counsel’s Office from 1975 until 1986. He established his private practice in Cupertino in 1987.

Mr. Abdalah has served on the Los Altos City Planning Commission and Cupertino City Housing Commission. He is a member of the Cupertino Rotary Club. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Cupertino Educational Endowment Foundation, the Sunnyvale-Cupertino Bar Association, the Santa Clara County Bar Association, and the Board of Directors of the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce (President, 1997-1998 and 2015).

Location

Abdalah Law Offices
10455 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, CA, 95014

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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Competent and Compassionate Lawyer
I inherited a part interest in property in another country and was having trouble understanding what I needed to do. I talked to other lawyers but they didn't seem willing or able to spend the time it would take to do the research it required. Rich not only made the effort, but I ended up with a great result. He went above and beyond, answered all my questions, and if he didn't know the answer right away, took the time to find it. I've dealt with lots of lawyers in my life. None made me feel like I was in competent hands but Rich. It is a job of course, but he also seems to have compassion and that's an unusual trait in a lawyer.
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Posted by Siobhan | May 10, 2012
Employment contract dispute
Mr. Abdalah successfully a contract dispute regarding employment of a care worker for my mother. We have also used him in the past to review a real estate contract. He is responsive, dedicated and someone we strongly recommend.
Posted by CHRISTOPHER | June 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
UNETHICAL ATTORNEY
MY FATHER HIRED HIM TO REPRESENT ME ....EVEN THOUGH I AM OVER 21....I NEVER SIGNED A RETAINER AGREEMENT WITH ABDALLAH AND HE NEVER ASKED ME TO DO SO....WHEN ABDALLAH DID A DEPOSITION OF THE PERSON HE FILED AGAINST HE NEVER IMFORMED OR CONSULTED ME, THUS HIS DEPOSITION MISSED MANY KEY DETAILS TO WHICH I HAD BEEN A PARTY. HE NEVER EVEN INFORMED ME OF SAID DEPOSITION. MY REGRET IS I DIDN'T ASK THE CALIFORNIA. STATE BAR TO DISCIPLINE HIM.
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Response from Richard Abdalah October 10, 2016
Over 12 years ago, Christopher's father hired Abdalah Law Offices to represent Christopher in a lawsuit. Christopher's father signed the retainer agreement and paid all of the legal fees. Christopher's input was taken into consideration throughout. Our firm tried the matter before a jury and received a verdict awarding to Christopher 100% of the amounts in dispute. We also collected 100% of the funds awarded to Christopher. Abdalah Law Offices strives to achieve similarly excellent results for every client.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Abdalah Law Offices
  • 1987 - Present
  • Deputy County Counsel
  • Santa Clara County Counsel's Office
  • 1975 - 1986

Education

  • Santa Clara University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1978
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • University of California - Davis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1970

Associations

  • Sunnyvale Cupertino Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2010 - Present
  • Cupertino Chamber of Commerce
  • President
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Sunnyvale Cupertino Bar Association
  • President
  • 2011 - 2011
  • President
  • Sunnyvale Cupertino Bar Association
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Director
  • 1992 - 1993
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Real estate Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard Abdalah is an excellent attorney. I have known Rich for many years and I have referred several clients to him over the years. Rich is good at dispute resolution, and can litigate contested matters if necessary."
Real estate Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Richard is an excellent attorney who acquires exceptional results. I have referred clients to him for 30 years and have nothing but wonderful feedback. He has the experience, intellect and integrity I look for in a lawyer.Sam Polverino"

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Cupertino Employment and labor Lawyer Richard Keith Abdalah
Richard Keith Abdalah
Employment and labor Attorney
Cupertino, CA
Licensed for 49 years