Bloomfield Law Group, Inc., a Professional Corporation

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Firm Overview

Bankruptcy, Family Law (Divorce, Custody and Support Issues), Estate Planning and Probate (Wills and Trusts, Contests, Conservatorships), Real Estate Law, Construction Defects and Mechanics Lien Cases, Personal Injury (Wrongful Death, Negligence, Auto Accidents). Corporate Partnership and LLC Representation. BLG is a Federally Designated Debt Relief Agency that helps individuals and businesses with debt issues.

Example cases

Please list one to two example cases (specific case names and other details are optional):
Recent cases included a Chapter 13 client with an ice cream parlor and huge debt; we saved the store and client's home, as well as his dignity, leaving him with an affordable monthly payment. In one divorce case we helped our client retain the family business and home after a fierce contest, and in another in the past few months our client kept his two children, their family home, and the majority of his retirement plan.

Main Office

Main
901 E Street
San Rafael  CA  94901

Phone
  • (415) 454-2294
Fax
  • (415) 457-5348

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

We offer a free

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We give a ten percent discount for clients who mention Nolo on their first contact with our office.

Hourly Rates

Our attorney rates run from $280/hour to $425/hour, paralegal rates are $110/hour

Office Information

Office Hours

Our office is open 8 am to 6 pm or later Monday through Friday, with weekend appointments available as scheduled.

Office Manager

Adrian Isola is the Administrative Assistant.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Yes, please submit your request. We have a variety of language capabilities.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

We provide limited scope representation in cases where our participation will benefit the client.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

Our goal is to have work done for our clients by staff at the appropriate level; while our attorneys handle much of the work on each case, our staff of paralegals and our administrative assistant all work on projects to both minimize costs to the client and most effectively allocate attorney time.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

Yes we do mediation, and we try to settle cases through direct discussions early on whenever appropriate. We generally do not recommend arbitration, but will assist if you are necessarily involved in arbitration. While we can and do take cases through trial as necessary, it is most often in the client's best interest to settle a case without the expense, time and emotional turmoil of a trial. We routinely encourage our clients to participate in alternative dispute resolution opportunities, including mediation and court-supervised settlement conferences. In some areas, such as family law (including divorce, support and custody issues) some form of mediation or settlement generally results in outcomes much better for our clients than that which may be imposed by a judge after months of litigation, days or weeks of trial, and tens of thousands of dollars in costs and fees.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

All of our attorneys dedicate part of their time to pro bono work each month.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

While we pride ourselves on the quality of our legal work, the skill, training and experience of our attorneys, and our tenacity in obtaining the best possible result for our clients, we also take pride is in our relationships with our clients and the attention we are willing to pay to them. Our clients are real people going through real and often life-altering challenges, and we know that legal crises and the need for information to inform action, the need at times to calm nerves, or the need at times to help with a client's concerns do not keep office hours.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

One of our goals is to provide the best legal services for the best price. We welcome clients learning more about the issues they bring in the belief that this can help them both understand issues and effectively participate in their own case.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Documents prepared by clients often serve as a basis for documents we produce; there are also rare instances where we are able to use forms, such as disclosures in divorce proceedings, which are at times entirely prepared by clients, reviewed by our attorneys, and filed with little or no editing by us if the client is thorough. This is generally limited to documents which reflect information best provided by the client. We encourage active participation by the client, with the caveat that we need to do our work to facilitate the best outcome for the client and assure compliance with court rules.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

While we do not encourage this practice, we do on occasions assist clients as consulting attorneys where they were qualified and capable of representing their own interests in matters.

Neil Bloomfield

Originally established in 1973 as the Law Offices of Neil Jon Bloomfield, expanded and then changed to Bloomfield Law Group Inc. a professional corporation in 2010.

Our goal is to have work done for our clients by staff at the appropriate level; while our attorneys handle much of the work on each case, our staff of paralegals and our administrative assistant all work on projects to both minimize costs to the client and most effectively allocate attorney time.

License
  • Bar Number: 52235
    California , 1972
Education
  • Harvard Law School
    J.D. , 1969
    Cambridge, MA
  • Princeton University
    B.A. , 1966
    Princeton, NJ
    Major: Public & International Affairs

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