About Germino Amaral & Jordan
Professional Law Corporation

 

The experienced attorneys of Germino Amaral & Jordan are well versed in both criminal and civil law. Whether your legal needs stem from criminal defense or any of a myriad of civil needs, our lawyers may be able to help.

 

Criminal law can be very roughly defined as codified crimes that endanger the safety and welfare of the public. Criminal laws are usually enforced by the police and include violent offenses that one might be put in jail for such as burglary, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, assault, domestic violence, robbery, and even murder.

 

Civil law (also known as tort law) is usually more oriented toward property, contracts, and monetary or other disputes between parties. The emphasis in civil litigation generally leans more toward dispute resolution than in 'punishment and reform'. Civil disputes generally do not, (except in fairly rare cases - like civil contempt of court), involve incarceration.

 

- Law Firm Introduction -

 

The attorneys of the Germino, Amaral, and Jordan law firm have a deep breadth of knowledge of civil and criminal law and our attorneys possess many decades of experience practicing litigation and transactional work, particularly in Los Banos and the surrounding areas including the counties of, Merced, Madera, San Benito, Stanislaus, Fresno, San Joaquin, and Santa Clara. We can bring many assets to bear on special or unusual problems through our legal researchers, investigators, process servers, affiliated attorneys, and our ability to network.

 

We work closely with each client to ensure a positive outcome for each case that we accept. Our lawyers truly care about their clients as people and we work very diligently to ensure the best outcome possible in any given legal situation.

 

If you believe that you have the need of an experienced civil or criminal lawyer for any reason please contact us right away. Most legal issues have codified time constraints so it is absolutely imperative for you to obtain legal representation as early in the litigation process as possible.

 

The lawyers of Germino, Amaral, and Jordan serve Merced County and the Westside. This includes but is not limited to Los Banos, Dos Palos, Santa Nella, Merced, Gustine, Patterson, Firebaugh, Newman, Madera, Chowchilla and the rural areas in between. We also are licensed to practice in all other counties of California if needed and we regularly litigate cases in the counties of, Merced, Madera, San Benito, Stanislaus, Fresno, San Joaquin, and Santa Clara.

 

Please click on our Practice Areas page to see a list of many of the things that we can help our clients with.

 

- Introducing Our Attorneys -

 

Edward Martin Amaral John "Scott" Jordan

Mr. Amaral has practiced law for in excess of thirty years. Ed was admitted to the California State Bar on May 30th, 1980. He practices both criminal and civil law in Los Banos and Merced County.

 

Ed attended undergraduate school at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Business Management. He obtained his formal legal training at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles California where he earned his Juris Doctorate.

 

Ed is active in the community as a member and officer of the Los Banos Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, Native Sons, and is a director of the Los Banos Portuguese DES Association and Los Banos PAL. He is also the City Attorney for the city of Dos Palos and a Board Attorney for the Turner Island Waste District.

 

Edward Martin Amaral is a licensed California attorney - bar number 91820.

Mr. Jordan has been a practicing attorney for over thirty years having been admitted to the State Bar of California on November 29th, 1979. He practices both civil and criminal law - primarily in Los Banos, Merced County and the Central Valley.

 

Scott attended undergraduate school at Santa Clara University in California and obtained his legal training at Santa Clara University School of Law in Santa Clara, California where he earned his Juris Doctorate. Mr. Jordan has continued to study law since graduation.

 

Scott is an active member of the Los Banos community and is a participating member of the Los Banos Rotary Club.

 

John Scott Jordan is a licensed California attorney - bar number 88455.

Donald Owen Germino Lisete M. Silva

Mr. Germino has practiced law for over five decades. Don was admitted to the California State Bar on January 12th, 1965. He practices civil law in Los Banos and Merced County.

 

Don attended undergraduate school at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and later went to Law School at the UC Berkeley School of Law - Boalt Hall in Berkeley California.

 

Donald is a past member of the Los Banos Lions Club and is the former city Attorney for the cities of Los Banos and Dos Palos.

 

Donald Owen Germino is a licensed California attorney - bar number 36370.

Ms. Silva was admitted to the California State Bar on December 2, 2011. She practices civil law - primarily in Los Banos and Merced County.

 

Lisete completed her undergraduate studies at Santa Clara University. She graduated in 2008, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and a minor in Ethnic Studies. Lisete earned her Juris Doctorate at Golden Gate University School of Law.

 

After graduating law school, Lisete worked in immigration law as a solo practitioner and now with the law firm of as an associate of Germino Amaral & Jordan.

 

Lisete M. Silva is a licensed California attorney - bar number is 278395

 

 

If you believe that you have need of an experienced attorney who will represent you by helping to sort out contracts or legal disputes of any kind please contact us first. If we are not able to represent you we may be able to direct you to another local attorney who can.