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Geoff Alan Dulebohn

Domestic violence Attorney at Chico, CA

5.0   28 reviews

also known as Vandervoort & Dulebohn

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Geoff

Learn Geoff’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Domestic violence

    15 years, 100 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    Criminal defense practice is the front lines of civil rights enforcement. My goals are twofold: 1. fairness, and 2. government accountability.

    15 years, 2,000 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    The stigma attached to a DUI conviction can be unfairly devastating. In some cases, a compromise can result in a lesser offense or technical oversights during the investigation can result in a full dismissal of charges. It is always beneficial to seek legal counsel in a DUI matter.

    15 years, 500 cases

  4. Expungement

    15 years, 300 cases

As a lawyer, I acknowledge that sometimes we make mistakes along the way. However, it is oftentimes difficult for the justice system to differentiate our mistakes from the real crimes.  If you made a mistake for which you are now accused of a crime, I can help you.  If you have a legal problem, let me help you solve it.


As an attorney and private citizen, I am committed to preserving and broadening our civil rights in Northern California and the United States.


As a citizen, I am philanthropically oriented.  The proclamation, "Ask not what your country can do for you" seems to have fallen by the wayside; yet, it is certainly our responsibility to care for each other and ourselves, not that of someone else.  The best approach, in my view, is to encourage the undertaking of personal and civic responsibility instead of the discouragement thereof.  As a result, I have always been a volunteer in the community. 


In addition to our firm's website, please also refer to  so I can get started cleaning up your criminal record.  

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The Rotary Club is an international organization dedicated to philanthropy and good will.  I am a former Rotary International exchange student and I am now a proud member.
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Vandervoort & Dulebohn
1339 Esplanade
Chico, CA, 95928-5479


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Posted by Anna | August 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Complicated DUI
My DUI case was very delicate and complicated concerning use of prescribed medications while driving. It wasn't a normal scenario whatsoever and he was able to get me a favorable outcome. I did not get charged with DUI or loose my license. Rather I agreed to a 3 year diversion program that required me to continue with monthly psychiatric therapy, random drug testing and recovery classes. This was much more helpful to my unique circumstances than me loosing my license, having a huge fine and therefore unable to afford private therapy as I have no medical insurance. Instead he worked the prosecutors DA and the judge to reach a more helpful outcome that would benefit my health physically and mentally and not set me back any further than the recent traumatic experiences and stressors had already done. He worked diligently, keep me well informed and appeared in court without me on all but 2 occasions as I live 3 hours away from Shasta County. This was a tremendous help financially. His rates were more than affordable and fair and I believe he genuinely cared and understood the bigger picture at hand. His assistant was very helpful and pleasant to work with and they made it easy for me to get the required documentation to them well before my court dates. I really appreciate his help. It made a huge difference in my life and the outcome was more of a help than a burden. It restored my faith in the justice system as there were some mistakes made by law enforcement in my case and the outcome could have been a major setback. He was through, competent and determined to get a helpful favorable outcome for me. He is wonderful, caring and serious. If you need representation for a unique complicated case, I would recommend Geoff and his law office. He even traveled all the way to Redding from Chico to handle my case. I couldn't be more thankful, after 1 year of diversion compliance and progress, the DA and judge agreed to dismiss all the charges. Amen What a lesson learned.
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Posted by Jake | June 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Highly recommended
I Have been with Geoff Dulebohn for about 2 years since I received my first DUI. Being tangled with the law and having many court appearances can be a bit overwhelming and fearful but, Mr. Dulebohn is with you every step of the way. With his calm demeanor he put me at ease and built trust that everything was going to work out. Geoff expresses similar core values I have in myself. Integrity, service before self and Excellent in ALL he does. Mr. Dulebohn exceeds in his work where others may fall short. He values family, your humanity and second chances. If you’re looking for your second chance, look no further Mr. Geoff Dulebohn is the lawyer you need. 10/10 would recommend to anyone!
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Posted by Jeffery | May 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Took care of me, made my day.
I retained Attorney Dulebohn after receiving a traffic ticket for speeding. I live out of the area and thought I had better find a good attorney. After researching online I found the right attorney. Mr. Dulebohn took care of my case and surpassed my expectations and the outcome was far better than anyone could have imagined.
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!!!!
I highly recommend Mr. Dulebohn as your DUI attorney.  I was arrested for DUI when I wasn’t even driving.  The hardest thing to accept is that the courts view the testimony of an officer as fact.  With the help of Mr. Dulebohn, I wasn’t only able to not lose my license, but walk away with an acceptable verdict.  I would like to of seen that officer lose his job but, that’s the vindictive side of me.  One never wants to need a lawyer, mostly when you’re innocent, but if you must, definitely call Geoff Dulebohn.
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Posted by Lindsay Hartman | November 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Appreciated his call back
U appreciated the fact that he called me referred me to two other laywers. Him an stephana are tge only two who have returned calls.thank u
Posted by Carol | October 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Mr. Dulebohn Oct. 9th. 2017
I turned my self in on a felony arrest warrant that I was not guilty of. How ever the police said the facts said I was! I was facing 3 years in prison and three years felony probation. The judge appointed me Geoff Dulebohn an I am thankful he did. Geoff quickly scanned my charges an got me released with a promise to appear. I told him I was innocent. After reviewing my case he found discrepancies that proved I was. He was very nonjudgmental an compassionate. In short, because of his excellent investigative abilities my case was finally dismissed! I can't thank him enough an would highly recommend him as a caring an professional lawyer.
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Posted by Brian | November 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience, Geoff does what it takes to win.
Geoff went above and beyond to win. I had several interactions with both the Chico and Oroville police. As you may know Butte county is not a place you want to be on the wrong side of the law. When other lawyers told me I would be wasting both their time and my own, Mr. Dulebohn was willing to take the case. 10/10
Posted by Stuart | October 13, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied
I was charged with a felony for evading police and multiple misdemeanors including 2nd DUI and facing some very serious jail time. I was very concerned that the outcome would not be in my favor and life as i know it was over. After the free consultation with Mr. Dulebohn i felt a sense of hope. He was both confident and professional. He took my case and quickly found a resolution that was beyond acceptable. I was sentenced with only electronic monitoring and no jail time! I am very grateful that i hired Mr. Dulebohn and would certainly recommend him to anyone with DUI related charges. He was aggressive in court as needed and very inspirational after the case with sincere words of wisdom. Thank you Geoff Dulebohn for getting me this second chance!
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Posted by Lou Pilato | June 12, 2015
Review of Geoff Alan Dulebohn
I have known Mr. Dulebohn since the time of him passing the Bar and then working with him on a number of projects. Without hesitation I found him to be extremely trustworthy, knowledgeable, adaptive to any change in circumstance that arose, very responsive to client inquiries and needs, and a powerhouse in researching any and all legal issues involved in a case. Without hesitation, I would recommend him to handle any matter where such skills are desired.
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2015
Prop 47
I hired Geoff to clear my record using Prop 47. He was successful in doing so despite the complexities of my situation. I called him on the phone and arranged for his legal assistance, and he took care of the rest.
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2015
A Real Life Saver!
When a trip to California ended with me receiving 5 felony drug charges i thought my life was over, i spoke with numerous other Lawyers all who were less then optimistic telling me i would be lucky not to receive serious prison time, i thought this was a mistake that would ruin my life leaving me as a convicted felon and a changed person after a considerable prison sentence. Not only was Mr. Dulebohn professional, attentive to my case and needs and incredibly supportive his positive attitude and demeanor help me through what was the most difficult time in my life, working hand in hand with the D.A. to get me the best of all possible outcomes, thanks to his hard work and dedication he was able to get 3 of my felony's dropped and the others reduced to misnomer charges literately saving me a life as a convicted felon and serious time in jail. I can't recommend this lawyer highly enough. Thank you for a second chance.
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2014
fish and game
i found Mr. Dulebohn online when fish and game issued me a couple of citations, they were state crimes and i was concerned about going to jail for something foolish Mr. Dulebohn quickly had the matter dismissed and i got back to my life and no longer worried about the state coming to get me. I will definitely call him next time i have legal troubles.
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Posted by Paul | July 11, 2014
I don't know what I would have done without him.
Mr Dulebohn came into my life at a critical point. I was in the middle of a 1 year chemotherapy regimen that was experimental and if that wasn't bad enough I lost my father, my wife and my best friend within two weeks. The prosecutor in the case was going for my throat on on a DUI. Mr Dulebohn made several court appearances for me saving me much time and money. Part of his brilliance is to be able to think out of the box and reach creative solutions and resolutions. He was able to negotiate so that there would be no penalties or probation in my case. It was the beginning of the first day of the rest of my life and a critical turning point. I don't know what I would have done without him!
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Posted by Dave | March 28, 2014
Hello Geoff-Good By Stress: Attorney becomes prescription for freaked out dad!
The call from my son regarding an alcohol violation he received in Chico last month nearly gave me the Big One! I live 100 miles away and wanted to rush to Chico to comfort my son, support him, and help him navigate the court and DMV process's. I wanted to help him but I would have to miss work, incur travel and lodging expenses, and worst of all, I don't know what I could have possibly done. I'm not an attorney, I'm in construction. After a few days filled with frustration, confusion, and futility, I contacted an awesome attorney, named (Geoff Dulebohn) who reassured me that he could help address all of my concerns and represent my son through the criminal Justice arena and for a very reasonable price too! From my original conversation with Geoff through out the court process and DMV hearings my stress, fear, and doubt have diminished drastically. I feel that with Geoff on my team my son was well represented at all times, relieving him of worry so that he could focus on his college classes and leave the legal stuff to Geoff. I am very confident knowing that my son is in good hands. Having Geoff on our team to deal with what he does best allows me to not have to miss work or have to make 200 mile round trips to attend court dates and hearings. Geoff has provided great customer service and has communicated constantly with me throughout the whole process. He has been accountable, transparent, committed, and very professional. I am pleased and very grateful to have Geoff representing my son throughout this difficult chapter in his college education. I highly advise parents of college students who are faced with legal challenges to consider the expertise, commitment, and years of experience that Mr. Dulebohn brings to the table.
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Posted by Michael | February 6, 2014
exceeded all expectations
I was facing multiple points on my driving record as well as probably losing my drivers license. I hired Geoff to help me with my situation, not only did I not have to go to court but my thousands in fines were reduced to $190.00 and no points on my record. I hope to never find my self in that situation again but if I do I will definitely be calling Mr. Dulebohn again.
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Posted by todd | November 8, 2013
Excellent service
I I highly recommend this attorney as he helped me through a hard time. Favorable outcome in an unfavorable situation. Thanks Geoff
Posted by Michael | October 29, 2012
Geoff knew everything necessary in order to help me. He told me that would be able to clear my charges and did exactly that. I highly recommend Geoff
Posted by Andrea | February 16, 2012
My Hero
I hired Geoff a couple days after my arrest in Feb. 2011. I was arrested for a DUI in a developing college town in central California and luckily Geoff agreed to work with my case. Without intentionally insulting anyone from that particular county, they were completely unorganized. They had us bouncing around from one court house to the next only to find out that it was yet to be filed. Throughout the process of overcoming this nightmare, Geoff was always there walking me through what was going to happen next. As trial was nearing, I grew sick with stress and thought that this was never going to end or that the outcome would not be in my favor. The DA's were impossible to work with and to avoid going to trial, I was damn close to agreeing to something that did not even apply to me and I was feeling desperate. We showed up the day of what would have been trial, Feb. 14, 2012. Geoff spoke to the fourth DA put in charge of my case. He then escorted me outside the court room and told me that I got exactly what I wanted. After a year of stress and feeling hopeless. Geoff came to my rescue. The second my mother and I got in the car, I broke into tears of happiness. I could not be more impressed and grateful for his work.
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Posted by Joe Q | February 9, 2012
Great handling of my DUI case...
Made the long drawn-out process of my DUI case much easier. Easy to get in touch with, personable and won my case allowing me to keep my license.
Posted by Kevin | February 4, 2012
Geoff Dulebohn made my day!!
This is my first time dealing with a Lawyer. I would recommend Mr. Dulebohn to anybody. He made me feel real comfortable throughout the entire case. Always researching the law books and keeping in touch with me. Great job.Thanks
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Intern Supervising Attorney
  • CSU, Chico
  • 2010 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • The Kavinoky Law Firm
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • VanDervoort and Dulebohn
  • 2009 - Present
  • Organizer
  • Wheelin' With the Cops 2012
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Private Trial Counsel
  • Butte County Public Defender Consortium
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Intern Supervising Attorney
  • CSU, Los Angeles
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • San Marin Law Offices
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Public Defender's Office - San Diego
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Faculty Assistant
  • California State University, Chico
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Legal Research Assistant - Jail Law Library
  • Butte County Adult Detention Facility
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Director - County Jail Law Project
  • Community Legal Information Center and Butte County Adult Detention Facility
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Paralegal Intern
  • Penal Law Project
  • 1999 - 2000
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  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • Coursework
  • 2010
  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • Coursework
  • 2005
  • Universidad del Salvador - Argentina
  • Coursework
  • 2005
  • California State University, Chico
  • Minor Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002
  • California St Univ Chico
  • Bachelor or Arts
  • 2002
  • Nordenbergskolan - Olofstrom, Sweden
  • Coursework
  • 1997
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Legal Cases

  • Case Dismissed
  • Case Dismissed
  • Mischarged
  • Most of the charges dismissed, no jail time.
  • Wrongfully Accused
  • DUI dismissed
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  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Ide Adobe State Park Interpretive Association
  • Sponsor
  • 2012 - Present
  • Chico Rotary Club
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Volunteer Lobbyist
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • California Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Chico
  • Team Captain
  • 2012 - 2013
  • The Barrister Alliance
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Leaping Stone Foundation
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Rotary Club of Barcelona
  • Honored Guest
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Rotary Club of Mill Valley
  • Youth Programs Chair
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Hermanas y Hermanos Unidos Latinos - Community Action Volunteers in Education
  • Mentor
  • 2002 - 2002
  • National Political Science Honor Society - Pi Sigma Alpha, Upsilon Delta Chapter
  • President
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 2012 Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award
  • State Bar of California, Board of Governors
  • 2005
  • American Jurist Academic Achievement Award
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2005
  • Winner - National Grant Writing Competition
  • National Political Science Honor Society - Pi Sigma Alpha
  • 2002
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  • Oak Leaves
  • The Rotary Club of Chico
  • 2011
  • California NORML
  • NORML Legal Referral Guide
  • 2009
  • The Mill Wheel
  • Books for Inmates
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Sentencing Hearings at Willows High School
  • Youth Outreach and Addiction Awareness
  • 2014
  • Alternative Sentencing Symposium
  • Post-AB-109 Alternative Sentencing Trends
  • 2014
  • 2014 Moot Court Competition - CSU, Chico
  • "Supreme Court Justice"
  • 2014
  • 2013 California State University Chico Moot Court Competition
  • "Circuit Court Justice"
  • 2013
  • Forensic Toxicology MCLE Seminar
  • MCLE Ethics Update
  • 2011
  • Butte College Justice Workshop
  • Juries and Criminal Justice
  • 2011
  • 2011 Exchange Student Orientation
  • Bridging Cultural Divides
  • 2011
  • Rotary Induction Ceremony
  • Rotary Induction
  • 2010
  • Lobby Day - California Capitol
  • Consumer Protection Issues
  • 2010
  • Law School Symposium
  • Is Law School Right for You?
  • 2010
  • Revelations from Rubble: the Economic and Political Implications of 9/11
  • Economics and Politics
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (18)
Endorse Geoff
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have been a criminal defense and DUI lawyer over 40 years. I worked in Marin County,San Francisco now in Chico. I worked for the Federal Public defenders office, various State and County public defenders offices and supervised and owned the Private Butte County Public defenders over 25 years. I have had dozens of attorneys work for me and hundreds with me. Geoff is the best I have ever seen. He is diligent and fears not. He will represent his clients to the maximum. You cannot find better representation. Geoff's practice includes Colusa County to Shasta County and everything between, specializing in Criminal Defense and Dui/DMV, and personal injury cases. You cannot find better representation in california. Joe Vandervoort Chico Ca."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse Mr. Dulebohn. He has quickly established himself as a "young lion," and someone to be watched. I truly do expect great things from him, and he is wasting no time in that regard."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Geoff is one of those lawyers who has incredible poise. It is a privilege to have him as a colleague and he does excellent work for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"When working at the DA's office, I had the opportunity to work against Geoff on a number of cases. He was always thoroughly prepared, and someone whom I regarded as an excellent negotiator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Geoff is a fine lawyer. He takes on cases other attorneys have shied away from. He is very knowledge about the nuances of the law, and will use these skills to advocate for you."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Geoff is a bright, talented attorney who knows how to take control of the courtroom. He is always prepared, and his dignified, professional manner adds to the persuasive power of his arguments."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because he is extremely competent. He is a lawyer that really cares about his clients and does the necessary work to properly represent them."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've seen Geoff handle multiple cases in court. He comes to court prepared and ready to go. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Geoff Dulebohn doesn't pull any punches when fighting for his clients. His first priority is the ascertainment of the "triability" of a case in light of the evidence. Even if a client is technically culpable, his next priority is to achieve a fair and efficient resolution of the issue to save the time and resources of the client and the courts. I've seen him obtain tremendous victories for his clients. It's a rare gift to be able to earn the respect of the courts and clients alike. Geoff Dulebohn has that gift."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is quickly gaining a reputation as an excellent client advocate."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Geoff Dulebohn since we were roommates in law school. He has always been of the utmost character and integrity. When faced with a difficult and trying situation Geoff has always made the right decision. His knowledge and professionalism are benefits to the legal community and to any client who retains him. I would wholeheartedly recommend Geoff as an attorney to anyone looking for a lawyer in Northern California."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"In the several years I have know Geoff, he has proven to be an exceptional attorney capable of handling the most complex issues in a highly professional manner. In addition, he has always had great relationships with his clients, indicating his willingness to do what is necessary to obtain a positive outcome in each case he handles. I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking to hire an experienced attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Geoff Dulebohn since we first met in graduate school [California Western School of Law], we studied together and have counseled each other throughout our careers. I have had the opportunity to work with Geoff on several legal matters, and I have found him to be diligent and to zealousy represent his clients. I also believe his personal character to be above reproach. It is my pleasure to give my full endorsment of Geoff Dulebohn and his professional services. Please contact our offices for professional reference 619.684.5073."
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