Practice Areas

 

The experienced attorneys of Germino Amaral & Jordan are well practiced in, and have a deep breadth of knowledge of, both civil and criminal law. Our practice includes but is not limited to criminal defense, business and corporate law, contracts, agricultural law, elder law, probate, family law, personal injury, real estate, and other law and transactional litigation and planning.

 

Each of our lawyers possesses many years of real-world litigation experience having practiced the legal trade for decades - primarily in Los Banos and Merced County.

 

While our legal practice specializes in the following areas, we are certainly not limited to the list below. Please contact us to discuss how we may be able to help with any of your legal needs.

 

- Criminal Law Practice -

 

Criminal Defense - If you have been arrested or cited for a criminal offense, our criminal defense lawyers should be the first people you call. We can help defend clients in misdemeanor or felony cases. In most situations, whether or not you are guilty or innocent, it is usually wiser and better for your case to exercise your fifth amendment right to keep silent until you get in touch with an experienced, knowledgeable, and diligent criminal defense attorney who is well versed in criminal law practice and local criminal court procedures. Please contact us right away if you have the need to retain a criminal defense attorney in Merced County. read more....

 

- Civil Litigation Practice -

Statue of Roman Goddess Justica or Lady Justice atop the old Merced County Courthouse in Merced California. Photo by Charles Guest of memorable Places Photography

Statue of the Roman Goddess Justica or" Lady Justice" atop the old Merced County Courthouse in Merced CA. Photo by Charles Guest of Memorable Places Photography

 

Agricultural Law - Our lawyers understand the complexity of many issues involving Ag Law and farming. If you have an issue that has arisen that deals with farming rights, land tenure, tenancy, injury, water rights, bank loans, foreclosures, or other agricultural related litigation, please give us a call. read more...

 

Business and Corporate Law - Our lawyers have the knowledge and understanding to help in numerous areas of this often complex area of the law including such things as forming corporations, partnerships, 501(c)(3)s, and LLCs, drafting contracts, contract disputes, tax issues, ADA issues, and all kinds of employee/employer issues and liability litigation. We also offer advice to new businesses, especially those involved with the public, on how to keep themselves and their patrons safe and out of court. read more...

 

Elder Law and Probate - Elder law has to do with cases involving the unique needs of our aging population. Probate arises from settling estates. Our attorneys handle cases involving estate planning including, wills, trusts, medical care directives, and probate. We also help deal with legal issues that include guardianship, elder neglect, Medicaid, disability, fraud, powers of attorney, discrimination, conservatorship, fiduciary responsibilities, and other items dealing with the elderly and/or end of life litigation. read more...

 

Family Law - Our family law attorneys are ready to help with the complex and critical needs that come up in cases having to do with divorce, legal separation, annulments, child custody, visitation, alimony, child support, arrearages, paternity, adoption, prenuptial agreements and other related needs. Family court can be complex and time-critical. Our attorneys understand the local court procedures and can help navigate our clients through these highly emotional cases with skill, compassion, and professionalism. read more...

 

Personal Injury - Cases which pertain to physical or emotional injury caused by the negligence or wrongful actions of another person or company are often called personal injury cases. Whether you are the injured party or the person being accused of causing the injury, our personal injury lawyers may be able to assist you. Personal Injury cases can arise from alleged negligence or wrong actions that cause trips and falls, traffic accidents, assaults, industrial accidents, wrongful death, and much more. read more...

 

Real Estate - Real property cases involve transactions and disputes that arise from the possession, use, and enjoyment of the ownership of property and the permanently attached man-made structures attached to it such as homes or commercially used structures. Real Estate law is one of our firm's specialties. We can help with litigation or transactions of all kinds including real estate contracts, purchases, leases, tenancies, issues with homeowner associations, neighbors, landlord-tenant issues, and more. read more...

 

Other Litigation - Germino Amaral & Jordan can represent clients in many other areas of civil law. The above list of our practice areas is not comprehensive. Civil litigation in particular covers a vast expanse of topics which are simply too broad to be covered here. Please feel free to contact us first even if you do not see your particular issue addressed above.

 

Germino Amaral & Jordan primarily serves Merced County and the Westside. This includes but is not limited to Los Banos, Dos Palos, Santa Nella, Merced, Gustine, Patterson, Firebaugh, Newman, Chowchilla and the rural areas in between. We also regularly practice in San Benito, Stanislaus, Fresno, Madera and Santa Clara Counties.

 

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.