My consultation lasted about 5 minutes, but it provided 10x the value I expected it to provide. She succinctly and cogently expressed the challenges with my current legal strategy, and recommended an alternative strategy. Even though it sounded dubious at first, after we hung up I went reading case law and did 100s of hours of research and she was right, my previous strategy was perilous and the new strategy she recommended is rock solid. Within days of presenting my updated arguments to my other party, they have gifted me 95% of my demands without me stipulating or making any concessions whatsoever, and I am extremely confident I’ll get that last 5%. The only thing I regret is not calling her sooner. The more I learn about the case law and how my rights have been violated by the other party for a long time, the more angry I get (at the other party) and the more thankful I am for this attorneys help. I have dealt with lots of attorneys on lots of lawsuits and she is the pit bull attorney, no nonsense, right to the point, no indecisive or impartiality, she immediately cut to the chase with a presumption my claims are valid and succinctly and cogently laid out a rock solid legal strategy and shared her billing rate and retainer agreement. The only attorney I have dealt with that is on her caliber is the one who got me full custody of my son after other attorneys said it would not happen… she is one of those diamond in the rough attorneys who is clearly in the 99.999% percentileread more
I am so lucky to have had Karyne as my defense attorney. Her defense experience in civil lawsuit was beyond my expectation. She took every detail seriously. Karyne was very responsive and honest. I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Karyne, thank you so much! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the amazing work you did on my behalf.read more
We were in the process of selling our home and a neighbor threatened us with a law suit. Karyne was able to resolve our neighbor problem very quickly with just a couple of phone calls. She was very informative, professional and a pleasure to deal with. I would definitely recommend her as the best attorney I have dealt with.read more
Karyne Ghantous is the best attorney I have ever come across. First of all she responds rapidly to enquiries and questions. Secondly, she is professional and knowledgeable in laying out a course of action. Lets you know the "whys" and "wherefors" in concise and understandable language. Third, she listens, is kind and doesn't rush you off the phone. If you ever need legal help in her area of expertise rush to hire her. I notice my google name is woolywellies....my real name is Shirley Parker.read more
Its not often that you have an interaction with an attorney who is so pleasant to speak with, informative as to your rights and the best strategy to employ. I can't say enough great things about Karyne and would recommend her to absolutely everyone who is in need of legal support.read more
Karyne is a super lawyer. I am the new president of a 142 unit HOA in San Ramon, CA. We recently recalled and removed the prior, long-entrenched board and are in the process of replacing out property manager and retaking control of the HOA. Throughout, Karyne has been an excellent adviser and a great asset on our side. The prior board, the management company and the prior HOA legal counsel we all in league together and had an iron grip on the Association and its finances. Karyne was instrumental in helping us to break their hold and putting the HOA on a constructive path forward. I highly recommend her.read more
We inherited the house we grew up in from our parents, and for over a decade rented it out, until we decided we were getting too old to be landlords. When we gave notice to the tenants to move out, suddenly mold and other issues that they had told us not to worry about for years became major complaints that were raised every time we talked. Although we were not explicitly threatened with a lawsuit, the implication became obvious. We contacted Karyne Ghantous, and she took the entire dispute off our plate, handled all communications and negotiations with the tenants, and brought us to a reasonable and final settlement. At the same time, she was very supportive and reassuring. She gave us advice along the way that was obviously contrary to her own financial interests, and when we received the closing bill from Karyne, we were astonished at how well she had kept our fees to a minimum.
I recommend her without hesitation for any kind of legal support for which she claims expertise.read more
I was served with a BS complaint from an individual that claimed to have have been hirt on my property.
After talking to several lawyers I decided on hiring Ms. Ghantous.
While I will have prevailed in court we decided that settling would be more cost efficient.
Ms. Ghantous got me much better settling terms than I would have gotten on my own. She also eliminated any stress that I would have been subjected to if I had handled things on my own.
Ms. Ghantous was at all times proficient, courteous, responsive and to the point. She impressed me as a non-BS, knowledgeable reliable person. I highly recommend her.read more
I was researching for the Real Estate Attorney and doing google search I found office of Ghantous Law Corporation. Karyne herself answered the phone and spend almost an hour with me explaining how to proceed with my case and having understood that I was not in the position to hire her, she graciously gave the phone number of another attorney and even volunteered to let me use her name as a reference. To be honest, she is just a great person and an excellent knowledgeable lawyer. I would recommend her to any of my relatives and friends without an any hesitation.
Thank you Karyne,
Karyne is an excellent attorney with extensive experience on both sides of an HOA. She's very strong in her convictions and extremely fair in her pursuits. I am so fortunate to have found her and looking back on the 2 1/5 years it took for resolution of my issue, I'm so glad it was with her at my side. There was never a moment of regret and there is no one I would recommend more.read more
Ms. Ghantous was recommended to me by my personal family attorney. I was having an issue with my HOA and Karyne spent at least a half hour consulting with me over the phone. She listened to the issues and then offered some advice. I employed her advice and copied her on emails to the HOA attorney. Presumably my issue has been resolved. Karyne did all of this gratis under initial consultation. As a corporate president I work with a lot of attorneys and I can attest that she is an exception. I hope I don't need an attorney to deal with my HOA in the future, but if I do she will be my first call.read more
Our case was complicated. We called over 20 attorneys before we stumbled upon Karyne Gantous at Gantous Law Firm.
I left a message on her office phone regarding an accident where fault was unclear and we were being unjustly sued. She called me back in about 2 minutes and gave me key information that I needed to solve my case without hiring her. We were afraid to move forward without her so we hired her to represent us. As we expected, Karyne received opposition on the pre-litigation. She made her position known with strength and vigor. After challenging Karyne and realizing she was a brick wall, the big scary law firm and the insurance company backed down and the matter was resolved.read more
Karyne is everything a landlord could want in an attorney: she has extensive experience defending landlords in California, she listens carefully, and she gives solid, candid advice without hesitation. When our tenant falsely accused us of harassment as a pretext to break an annual lease with us, we contacted Karyne for help. Not only did she take our call personally, she gave very sound advice for free that ended up saving us thousands of dollars in avoided litigation costs. Thank you Karyne! You are the first attorney we will turn to if we ever need property-related legal help again.read more
Karyne is super!
Some of the things that puts her in a different league are:
1. Accessibility - You work with her directly, and not an associate.
2. Communication - She tells you what needs to be done and how to do it.
3. Credibility - Karyne's 20 years of litigation experience is backed by her willingness to listen to your case and advise next steps.
4. Honesty - Unlike a lot of attorneys who offer free consultation to "reel" you in, Karyne will tell you outright whether you have a case or not.read more
Karyne is a very talented and level headed attorney. If you are looking for a straight shooter who will work tirelessly for you , she is the attorney your looking for. She handled Corporate matters for my firm over 15 years ago and did a spectacular job. She has handled matters for other colleagues and friends more recently and also did a spectacular job. I can not recommend her enough .read more
Karyne is the best landord attorney that you can ever had. It's extremely difficult to find a good lawyer whom really care for clients like her. Her loyalty, honesty, expertise and compassion were simply outstanding. Every single advise she gave turned out to be for my best. She saved me from emotional and financial damage. I can not thank you enough for what she has done for me and i will be always be grateful.
I highly recommend Karyne as an attorney.read more
We were in a dispute with our tenants and Karyne stepped in and was very supportive and helpful. We settled in mediation and our insurance paid the settlement. I would highly recommend her as she is very professional and knows her stuff. Great lady to have your back. She will alway be my go to attorney if we ever have another issue.read more
My contractor had made a big mistake in the house construction, which caused a major leak through each floor of the house, every time it rained. That situation put my tenants in a very hard living condition. My contractor used all his legal powers to tell me, he was right and it was someone’ else mistake. He said he would never pay for the reconstruction. I payed it out of my pocket and was sure I would never see my money back.
I was so lucky to meet Karyne Ghantous! Not only I got all the money back, she managed to cover me for the months when the house was empty, as a profit loss. Karyne was honest and professional. I am overseas most of the time, but even the time difference was never a problem to get her help and answers ASAP.
Highly recommend her as a lawyer.
Thank you Karyne!read more
Karyne Ghantous provided me with straight forward and practical suggestions with the HOA issues I am dealing with. Unlike some lawyers that requested that I paid for their documents review time before providing any basic direction, she suggested useful approach I can take first before investing in expensive legal fees. Her suggestions make good sense to me and feel empowering (how often do lawyers make you feel that way?! :)). I appreciate her honesty and expertise!read more
Karyne was a very proactive and professional. She took her time to help me when I contacted her for case. Although my insurance company decided not to take her since they have their own attorneys, but Karyne made sure that I will get protected by coached me how to deal with the case before handed over to my insurance company. It's hard to find a good lawyer whom really care for clients like her. I would definitely refer her to my network in case they have any issues in the future.read more
Karyne Ghantous worked on a personal injury case for our family. My overall experience included that the firm was informed, knew the law, and was very responsive to even the simplest of questions. We were very happy with the end result. Highly recommended.read more
I worked on a difficult HOA claim with Karyne. She was very professional and easy to deal with. She was easily accessible which was great to be able to reach her when I needed to. I would highly recommend Karyneread more
Karyne and her team are outstanding! She is a sharp strategist and truly cared for my needs. She immediately recognized my issues and knew how best deal resolve them. I can highly recommend her!read more
We have engaged Karyne several times during the past five years on home owner association issues. The latest engagement involved a civil law suit. She is talented, insightful, can think outside the box, and is more efficient than many other attorneys with whom I have worked. One of her outstanding qualities is her ability to tamp down an emotional situation with a dose of pragmatic reality while retaining an aggressive posture in protecting her client’s interests. Another valued quality is her willingness to explain to a client when the facts or the law fail to reasonably support a particular action put forward by her client. She knows the law and is a solid tactician and strategist. Highly recommended.read more