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|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Member||2001 - Present|
|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|California St Univ Sacramento||Communication/Business minor||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|
Posted by anonymous
Brian was a phenomenal in his representation of my case. He went over and above on all levels and continued to follow up well after the case was complete. His sincerity and professionalism is second to none! Thank you Brian for all you've done for me!!
Posted by Kristi Holst
I hired the Law Offices of Brian McGinity approximately one year ago for an extremely complicated, high conflict custody battle following my divorce in 2010. Brian is the 3rd attorney that I hired for this purpose. I started my case as Pro Per for 18 months until I lost primary custody of my children and then spent $6000 combined hiring two attorneys that did not affect any change. Almost a year after losing primary custody of my children, I was losing hope that ANY attorney would be able to help me or understand how to assist me with achieving my goals. I had ZERO faith in attorneys in general at this point and was convinced that every single attorney was a crook.
I was given Brian’s name by a co-worker and I contacted his office and spoke with the Office Manager and Paralegal, Michelle . Michelle listened intently as I told her my horrific, spiraling story regarding my experiences in Sacramento County Family Court. At this time, I was an emotional wreck but Michelle just saw me as Mama Bear trying desperately to protect her cubs. It was the first time that anyone listened and CARED. She said, “I think Brian can help you.” Brian was very direct when we met with them. He told us that it was going to be a challenge and we may not get what we want right away. He gave us CLEAR expectations of what the process would be and notified us as those things changed. He gave us a list of tasks that would need to be completed on our end and we did everything that he asked. Michelle was able to work with us regarding a payment plan. We didn’t know what the bill would be in the end but we knew we couldn’t afford it so we committed to paying whatever we could pay them on a weekly basis until we built up enough money to really work on our case.
I can honestly say now that Brian and Michelle know my case as though they had a PERSONAL stake in it. They “get it”. They understand that these cases are not cases. These cases are FAMILIES with CHILDREN whose lives are affected by these court orders every single day. Brian is fabulous in the courtroom and is really a legal/eagle. He thinks like an attorney but has a heart and values like a true family man. He does NOT make promises that he cannot keep. He is REAL. I had never met Michelle before calling her that day but since I have come to know her and she has supported me and given me advice through this process, she is more than just a friend to me. She is a wonderful role model. I am not the same person that made that first phone call. Over this past year, and primarily because of the Law Offices of Brian McGinity, I have grown, changed and learned so many things that impact my life on a daily basis. I do not know that I have changed my opinion about attorneys in general, but I can tell you that I would not judge a book by its cover any longer. Last night, my husband was reunited with my children that had not seen him in almost two years. My son was over the moon!! My daughter said that her birthday wish came true! My family has been reunited and it couldn’t have happened without the help of the Law Offices of Brian McGinity. Our family will be forever grateful to them.