Our Practice Areas
With over 25 years of combined experience, our firm offers client representation in Northern California. Our mission is to give your real, effective results in multiple practice areas including family law, bankruptcy, and consumer litigation.
Why choose our firm?
Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Pruett P.C. provides our clients with effective results-driven representation in the following practice areas:
Meet Our Attorneys
Our reputable, talented attorneys are among the top in their field. We care about our clients and their needs and will work to achieve exceptional results for you.
Elliot W. Gale
Scott M. Johnson
Richard E. Quiles
Real Client Experiences
Words can't express how amazing this firm is. I have worked with them for over 4 years now and what a blessing they are. They fight for what's right, and always have your best interest at heart. They are thorough, kind, brave and extremely intelligent in each field of the firm. My case was beyond stressful and was litigated for over a year, they never stopped grinding. Words can't express what this firm has done for me and my daughter. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for doing the right thing. You guys are amazing people and thank you isn't enough!!Jillian B.22/09/20
Natalya,I wanted to say - you are Awesome. Your rebuttal was fantastic and without a flaw. Thank you Counselor. You truly are one of the best Attorneys I have ever worked with - and I have worked with a lot .... Thank you is not enough - but Thank you .And thank you team! You are all on top of your game, as well as competent , smart , dedicated and compassionate professionals. My hat off to all of you who helped get us this far . Thank you . This firm is efficient, caring, professional, and extremely talented. The team never misses a deadline and hits every point on everything.Prior to starting my divorce case I was lost, as it was an extremely complicated case . Now that is is nearly to a close all I can say is I can breath again . I recommend this firm and my talented attorneys Natalya and Loren. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with this team. They are fantastic, and believe me - They play to win !Shelly S.23/05/20
I needed a lawyer to handle my bankruptcy case and contacted GAJP Law. From the initial phone call to the meeting with the lawyer, everyone was very friendly and understanding. I unfortunately had to move states, so I was not able to continue to use them for my bankruptcy, but I was able to retain them for judgements against a few of my creditors that kept calling even after being advised I was in bankruptcy proceedings. This whole team has gone above and beyond in their help for me. Thank you to Elliot Gale and the rest of his team for all that they have done to help me.Charmaine B.22/04/20
I wanted to wait until the whole process was complete so I can give a true review. To start I contacted multiple bankruptcy lawyers through yelp and most were very short and discouraged me more than anything else. I came in for an initial consultation with Scott and he was so caring and understanding that bankruptcy isn't an easy decision. He even made sure I knew what all our options were before making any decisions. Once I retained him the processes was easy and he worked with our busy schedule. As of today we are debt free and barely had to do anything but provide information to Scott. I have to also commend all the other employees that helped along the way. Believe it or not but everyone we had contact with at this firm was so nice and not judgmental at all. Everyone was so willing to be helpful. Hands down best firm with affordable prices and they will work with you payment plans on the fees.Michelle H.07/04/20
Highly recommend! The efficiency of their staff and communication, skill set and team work was superb. Natalya, Kevin, Nicole and Sarah always treated me like part of the family. They made my process enjoyable and easy.Nevetsprt T.16/01/20
I came across a situation that should of never had to deal with. But I had to get it solved. I hired Natalya Kalinovskiy and her staff [email protected] is aggressive lawyer and gets the matter done!Thank you,Terry ATerry A.01/01/20
It's not an exaggeration to say that hiring Lauren Pruett and her team to help with my divorce, custody, and move-away was the best decision and investment I've ever made (in my entire life). My divorce had been dragging on for 15 months by the time I was introduced to Ms. Pruett and had my first consultation. During that period of time I had hired and worked with several attorneys. What I immediately noticed was how extraordinary Ms. Pruett's team is, not just based on my experience but based on even the best attorney stories I'd heard. 5 months later, my children relocating with me out of state has been solidified, all of my concerns have been addressed, and most importantly I have the piece of mind knowing her team has my back. That knowledge has given me relief from what has quite possibly been the single most stressful and difficult experience of my entire life.If you want specifics, here's what comes to mind:1) They expressed genuine concern for how I was doing as a person during all this. (Other lawyers had literally told me "I'm not your therapist", Mrs. Pruett on the other-hand told me "It's really part of my job.").2) Every time things looked like they were going to turn out poorly, they convinced me not to give up. Because they genuinely wanted what was best for me and my children.3) They actively looked for every chance they could to cut or reduce costs. Culminating in a settlement right before a very expensive trial was set to begin. If their motivation was financial, they would have had zero incentive to pull out all the stops to make this happen.4) Their responsiveness and attentiveness was unbelievable. I was working with them largely over text/email/phone from out of state. Every time I had a question, got an answer same day. Whenever I would stress or worry about something, they'd take the time to address my concerns.5) Lauren, Richard and Natalya in the courtroom put Perry Mason and Matlock to shame. And I grew up watching a lot of Perry Mason and Matlock.6) Nicole and Nicholas, their paralegals, are the most Johnny-on-the-spot support staff I've ever worked with. 7) Brittany and Sarah, their office staff, really went way out of their way to deal with my varying and sometimes unpredictable cash flow issues during this process when collecting my payments.Looking at the prospect of being marginalized to a bit player in your own children's lives, after them being your entire world from when they were born, is the single scariest thing any parent can face. Dealing with a situation where mediators and other parties involved are making judgement calls that will impact you and your children's lives off of completely unsubstantiated claims makes it even worse. I'm eternally grateful to their team for the help they provided. Anyone would be lucky to have GAJP in their corner.Stephen C.10/07/19
My husband and I used the law firm of GAJP for our bankruptcy. Chosing this firm was the best decision we could have ever made. Upon filling out the initial filing packet we met with attorney Scott Johnson. He was very cordial and professional. Scott was knowledgeable about bankruptcy and which path would be best for our situation. From that moment on Scott was by our side walking us through the entire process, telling us what to expect and most importantly won our case for us. The support staff was also amazing. Whether we were trying to reach Scott personally or a member of the team someone got back to us within the same day. Worst case, the following day. We were always included in the process and treated with respect. We highly recommend GAJP to anyone seeking a great firm to handle their legal issues.Kim Z.19/04/19
If you have to lawyer up, I wouldn't trust anyone but Lauren Pruett and her team regarding a custody matter. A custody matter can take months in court and be very taxing emotionally. Lauren and her team were always there to answer all of my extensive questions over the phone or in person. The team always left me feeling confident and sleeping better at night after every conversation. Lauren is extraordinarily quick-thinking and fast on her feet and has a strong presence in the court room. She took her time to learn every aspect of my custody case. Although she already knew my case history in depth, she spent the entire day prior to my hearing reviewing my file with her team and came to my trial ready to fire and as knowledgeable as I was regarding the specifics of my case down to every last detail. Additionally, I really felt the whole team cared about my case and no matter who I spoke with they were all always caught up on current happenings. I also really connected with my paralegal Nicole, who drafted most of my legal paperwork. Also, I was provided with a billing summary monthly so I always knew where I stood with my retainer. Finally, I do need to mention that although I never did personally meet the billing specialist Brittany we shared some good laughs too.Some of the things I really appreciated;-Knowledgeable and caring team of top tier professionals-The use of paralegals to save on attorneys fees -Not being charged for copies-Very organized filing system-They left me the option to use their court runner or file paperwork myself to save money-Complete communication regarding my case-My attorney having access to her team while in the court room to provide additional support when necessary-Transparent billingPangelinan C.19/03/19
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