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About:
Nicora and Hespe, LLC is a boutique Monterey County law firm representing clients in matters of civil litigation, estate planning, probate, trust administration and litigation. Nicora and Hespe are well-known in the community for aggressively meeting each client’s needs. Nicora and Hespe boast unique skill-sets; Nicora is a frequent public speaker on Estate Planning, while Hespe has served as Dean of Monterey Law school, worked in international law, and has managed
 
Both lawyers have been recognized as leaders in their field.  Nicora has been appointed California Probate Referee for the Superior Court every year since 1975, and Frank Hespe has presided as Dean of Monterey County Law School and recently won the Gibson Award.  Albert Nicora has represented clients nationwide and has served as a Frank Hespe has practiced world-wide, including negotiating peace in Nepal and. Together, these foremost Monterey County lawyers form a formidable pair in any client’s corner. These top Monterey County lawyers have had their cases covered in local media in and can be read in the In the Media section. Nicora and Hespe have offered personalized service to clients in Monterey County since 1983, and in Alameda County since 1980.

 
We are a collegial law firm with the breadth and depth of experience in legal, regulatory, government relations, policy, and corporate matters that enables us to provide high quality, cost effective representation. Our location on Capitol Hill near federal agencies and the courts facilitates our ability to deliver what our clients need when they need it.


DEDICATION TO THE CLIENT
The choice of a law firm is a critical decision. At McLeod, Watkinson & Miller, our first job is to determine our clients’ goals and then to do all we can to meet or exceed them. Our top priorities are to provide the best possible legal service, thoroughly respond to our clients’ needs, and work to achieve their desired results. Our proven track record for successful representation is illustrated by the fact that many of our clients have been with us for decades, and a vast majority of our business is based on client referrals. We believe an open line of communication between our clients and us enables us to be responsive to our clients’ needs, concerns, and questions. It also helps us to keep our clients informed of our progress toward their goals.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE
Our attorneys have represented clients in several landmark cases and others of national importance. Many areas of law have been defined or expanded based on court decisions in cases litigated by our attorneys. Our practice includes federal and state court litigation across the nation as well as representation before government agencies on the federal and state level. Members of our firm include a former Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee; a former Acting Under Secretary of Agriculture and Chief of Staff of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee; a former Chief of Staff to Members of Congress and professional staff members from Capitol Hill; and former attorneys and chief lobbyists for the National Pork Producers Council and the National Grain Trade Council; and a President and Chief Executive Officer of the Rice Millers’ Association, the USA Rice Federation and the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives; an attorney who was a partner in a national law firm, and several other attorneys with large firm experience.
COMMITMENT TO THE PROFESSION AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
McLeod, Watkinson & Miller is committed to providing pro bono legal service and service to the Bar and the community. For example, we provide pro bono service to an AIDS advocacy group working to eradicate AIDS in the African American community. Our attorneys serve the Bar and professional organizations in leadership roles and teach continuing legal education courses for the District of Columbia Bar. Our attorneys also have assumed leadership roles in a number of community service organizations that promote education and the arts. Our attorneys and other staff have participated in “Everybody Wins,” a reading program in the District of Columbia schools.


Fenton & Keller’s team of highly experienced attorneys is committed to providing exceptional legal service to our clients. We’ve earned a reputation for providing high-quality, practical, innovative, and cost-effective legal services. The size, flexibility, and cohesiveness of our firm enables us to respond quickly and effectively to our clients’ needs.
We take pride in partnering with our clients to avoid or minimize claims and resolve their legal issues. The expertise of our attorneys in a variety of practice areas allows for a collaborative approach where appropriate to meet client goals. The depth and diversity of our experience, our dedication to cost-effective case management, and our commitment to legal services of exceptional quality are a few of the reasons Fenton & Keller attorneys have been serving the legal needs of the Monterey Bay region for over 60 years.

 

Nicora and Hespe, LLC, a boutique Monterey County law firm, represents clients in matters of civil litigation. Nicora, Hespe and staff work aggressively to ensure their clients needs are met. Albert Nicora has represented clients nationwide and has served as a California Probate Referee for the Superior Court since 1975. Frank Hespe has practiced world-wide, including negotiating peace in Nepal and presiding as Dean of Monterey County Law School. Together, these foremost Monterey County lawyers form a formidible pair in any client’s corner. These top Monterey County lawyers have had their cases covered in local media in and can be read in the In the Media section. Nicora and Hespe have offered personalized service to clients in Monterey County since 1983, and in Alameda County since 1980.

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