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Recommended Attorneys (and Bad Attorneys)

Recommended Attorneys (and Bad Attorneys)

Legal Insurance. Generally about $30 per month for legal advice, letter writing and attorney referrals. A good investment if you are in a battle with your HOA.

Check your employer insurance you may have legal insurance as a benefit.

Legal Shield

Met Life Legal Plan

Nationwide Class Action Consumer Suits

National Attorneys that members recommend not to use:

MBK Chapman (based in California)

LS Carlson (based in California)

Recommended Attorneys by State

Recommended Attorneys by State


Jonathan Dessaules Phoenix (602) 274-5400 HOA Homeowner Defense only.

Justin R. Cooley

Mckeddie Cooley, Gp

6424 E Greenway Pkwy Ste 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

(480) 459-5007

No recommendations yet, good or bad.   But says he ONLY services HOA homeowners, not the HOA.


Craig Fagan – Fair Housing attorney,

Law Offices Of Craig P Fagan

8030 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942

(800) 572-8365     Recommended by Hoshi EC



Friedman, Framme & Thrush, PA, (got through Legal Shield) (410) 559-9000 10461 Mill Run Circle, Suite #550, Owings Mills, MD 21117 Recommended by Nicole Simpson


Feaman Law Group Boynton Beach, FL and North Palm Beach, FL 2nd hand recommendation from Karen Schmidt

Fred O’Neil I was told he is called The HOA Slayer In Manatee County

PO Box 842, Windermere, FL 34786-0842 Office: 407-719-6796 Cell: 407-719-6796

Info from Liz Cuevas Medina

Michael Gulisano Law – Gulisano Law

1701 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33432

(954) 947-3972


Ovide Val Florida Anti HOA lawyer, 786-277-9009 From Albert Farajian


Randy William From Chierl

Dunlap and Gardiner – Bad attorney/CAI From Jessica


Peter Kovacs started out strong but ended weak. From Craig Severence

Chad Dickerson was a waste of $10,000! From Craig Severence


Friedman, Framme & Thrush, PA, (got through Legal Shield) (410) 559-9000 10461 Mill Run Circle, Suite #550, Owings Mills, MD 21117 Recommended by Nicole Simpson

Raymond Burke, Gordon Feinblatt Lawfirm,

1001 Fleet Street, Suite 700, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

TEL 410.576.4000 EMAIL Recommended by Nicole Simpson

Skipper Law (410) 919-2121 recommended by Nicole Simpson


Calabrese Law Associates -  Condominium Lawyers in Boston         617-340-6623

Homeowners association law.

LaFountain & Wollman  Real Estate and Condominium Law


507 Mt Auburn St.

Watertown, Mass


Two attorneys that have been recommended to me by folks "in the know" in  Chicago with respect to disputes with HOAs: 

  • Michael Kim at Schoenberg Finkel Beederman Bell Glazer LLC

  • Norman Lerum, Offices of Norman Lerum.

Recommended by HK HK

New Jersey

Ms. Renee Steingarten, Esq., of New Jersey Appleseed Public, Interest Law Center (“NJA”), Probono attorneys

Brian M. Rader, Esquire, 221 River Street, Suite 9125, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030, 201-721-8561,,, not recommended by anyone but is an HOA attorney that works for members


David Kahne (Houston) Recommended by Chris Schwendenmann

Bill Davis Recommended by Chris Schwendenmann

Patrick Sutton (Austin) Recommended by Chris Schwendenmann

Washington State

Katie J. Comstock (Raelene noted that “Katie isn’t cheap, but she is good.”) Katie J. Comstock – Levy | von Beck | Comstock | P.S. (

Anthony Gibbs (Sounder Law PLLC) Sounder Law PLLC

Bruce Galloway (425-334-4400) Galloway Law Group PLLC

Mike Daudt (Daudt Law) (206-445-773

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