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Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger IconArata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger

1207 I Street, Modesto

4.1 18 reviews

  • Avatar Michele Martin ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    The best experience with a lawyer. They listen to you and are taking care of my case in less time than I thought it would take. If you have any employer issues, I highly recommend them. They take care of everything.
  • Avatar L Good ☆☆☆☆ 2 years ago
    Richard Moths whom was hired by a beneficiary of my mothers estate is very crooked, I have told him of my mothers credit cards possibly being used after her death, fraudulently signed documents with my name on them that I never signed and … More have proof that I never signed them and my wishes not to have the house divided amongst family that does not get along, but instead sold so everyone can go about there way peacefully , but no he has dragged this thing out 2yrs now, and is definitely trying to look out for his best interest and the beneficiary that hired him whom is also crooked. Don't know how the firm allows him to keep working there.
  • Avatar john goertz ★★★★ a year ago
    Looking for a no-nonsense approach a good place to call for personal injury
  • Avatar James Moore ★★★★★ a year ago
    This firm exemplifies how a multi-faceted group of attorneys can work together to achieve positive results. Their secretary Sally listened to my initial call and coordinated a meeting with their legal team. From there, they successfully … More handled everything from setting up a conservatorship, litigation, initiating a special needs trust, and then nagivated through the probate process. Despite MY flaws and misconceptions, they continuously and patiently educated me each step of the way using the highest and best legal practices as their guide.
  • Avatar Jose bedoya ★★★★★ a year ago
    Best lawyers around. George and Amanda are awesome.

Nothing can be more confusing and frustrating than trying to figure out who to trust when life situations happen. Finding an Attorney that you can trust is not easy and as much as you want to place trust in this person, you will be skeptical. I know this, because this is exactly how I felt.

The following are the facts of my experience:

When I met George Arata for the first time, he said to me that he would be upfront and honest and he was. He said that he wouldn’t settle for anything less than what he thought we deserved, and he did not. He told me that he would always be available through email for any questions that I had, and he was.

If you thinking of going with an upscale Attorney from Beverly Hills or Malibu because you believe that firm will get you a bigger settlement, just think about these things:

The distance between you and your Attorney, will impede your ability to establish a relationship

Example: If your case is filed in Stanislaus or San Joaquin County, your fees to that firm will increase considerably, because your attorney or his/her representative will have to travel to come to you for hearings, mediations, and medical appointments. Any travel, whether it be by car or airline will be expensive and this will mean less money in your pocket. Keep in mind that on top of the Percentage of Attorney fees, you are also responsible for costs incurred.

An Attorney who is located in another city or county, means your communication will be via phone calls (good luck getting someone to return your call in a timely manner), or via email (a large volume of emails means yours can get easily overlooked). My advice is do not put hundreds of miles between you and an Attorney in a time of such delicate nature, and at a time when you need to rely on your Attorney. Keep in mind that If your attorney’s office is local, you can pop in to the firm anytime you want to.

Truth:  I took George Arata at his word, his word was all I had to go on and his word was as good as gold. Tenacious Legal representation is what I got from this firm.  The staff that I came into contact with provided top level customer service and a wealth of knowledge.

I have nothing but good things to say about George Arata and the Law Office of Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond and Heitlinger. I give you my word.

– Graciela Martin

 

Taking over as an executor of my grandparents Family Trust with limited legal knowledge was very tough and quite stressful. I had multiple people look at the documents to some avail. Colleen Van Egmond put me at ease after reviewing my documents in very short amount of time. I haven’t lost one second of sleep now knowing that everything is as it should be. I can’t thank her enough. Thank you.

– Michael R.

 

I have been able to refer people to this firm for help and they have all been treated with grace and kindness. I appreciate their knowledge and I appreciate the time they spend on details.

– Leslie K.

 

She was great to work with in every respect: knowledgeable, efficient and close to proximity.

– Jeffrey L. J. About Colleen Van Egmond Delahanty

I had a lot of questions and she took the time to walk me through everything in terms that I could easily understand. She also gave me options instead of just telling me how she’d prepare items. She took care of everything that I needed.

– Shaun A. S. About Colleen Van Egmond Delahanty

The attorney discussed my options and if I chose to go forward with a case she does not specialize, she will be able to refer me to another attorney in their same law firm.

– Maritess P. About Colleen Van Egmond Delahanty

This firm exemplifies how a multi-faceted group of attorneys can work together to achieve positive results. Their secretary Sally listened to my initial call and coordinated a meeting with their legal team. From there, they successfully handled everything from setting up a conservatorship, litigation, initiating a special needs trust, and then navigated through the probate process. Despite MY flaws and misconceptions, they continuously and patiently educated me each step of the way using the highest and best legal practices as their guide.

– James M.

The best experience with a lawyer. They listen to you and are taking care of my case in less time than I thought it would take. If you have any employer issues, I highly recommend them. They take care of everything.

– Michelle M.

Great place to take your legal issues. Amanda Heitlinger handled my case like a pro. Couldnt be happier

– Endure and Prevail Dadlife About Amanda J. Heitlinger

They were awesome! Affordable, timely and got the job done…Thanks so much for everything!!!

– Glenna C.

I needed help in setting up my uncle’s trust & will. They were very professional & made sure that they had his best interests in mind.

– Diane R.

There is no better lawyer than George Arata. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a competent high- powered man.

– Rick D. About George S. Arata