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"If you are looking for a good Law firm in the Bay Area, I highly recommend to go with The Law Offices of John. E hill in Oakland,Ca. After a long search and countless interactions with different firms and attorneys I finally came across The Law Offices of John. E Hill. Upon meeting the attorneys they were eager and ready to take on my case. This firm is by far the best law firm I have ever came across in the entire Bay Area. They always made sure I was updated with current information, swift with replies and regularly checked in to make sure I was okay. They make sure to treat their clients with care, support, and comfort and prioritize your well-being mentally & physically. The Law Offices of John E. Hill will go as far as to provide you with resources that help & support you in whatever you are in need of. A Huge Thank you to John, Luis, Joanne and the rest of the team for supporting me and guiding me through my case, I will always be extremely grateful and appreciative for everything they have done for me and my family!"

Myron Sandoval

"My experience was really good! I would really recommend this lawyer to anyone that needs it. If someone asked me for a better lawyer I would recommend this here with you guys . Very good service and nice people!"

Estela Espinoza

"John Hill, with the help of Luis Landeros, really took care of us. The process is never easy and we had a rough start but when Luis took our case over and John stepped in, we were able to get the most $ possible and we are very grateful to them both for this. Thank you team John Hill!"

Julian Chenault

"The law office of John E. Hill is a good quality Law Firm. They took care of my case professionally with my best interest at heart. I appreciate all that they have done for me, they really changed my life for the best. Mr. Cooper fought hard for me and won my case. I will always be thankful for that. I would like to say thank you to Manuela as well, she worked really hard on my case as well, she is Mr. Cooper's assistant. If you're looking for a good attorney his name is Ian Cooper at the Law Office of John E. Hill, this is the best law firm by far."

LaVerne Oakley

"Sometimes in life you need help, especially after a workplace injury leaves you vulnerable and you have to navigate a complex system like workers compensation. I wish I hadn't tried so hard to figure it out on my own and just called the Law Offices of John E. Hill sooner. The firm has been helping injured workers in the San Francisco Bay Area for a long time, their reputation speaks for themselves. I highly recommend Attorney Joanne A. Helvig for your legal representation, she is honest and intelligent. Joanne not only knows all the ins and outs of workers compensation, she genuinely protects your rights and interests, and will guide you through the process, as she did for me. Having Joanne fight for me allowed me to focus on my health and recovery, and that kind of security is very rare."

Mel Bermenez

"I worked with Joanne Helvig on my worker's comp case. 5 stars! She made sure I got access to the treatment I needed after my employer's insurance company tried to cut me off from necessary care. She was personable and took no nonsense from the insurance company. She fought for me to get both treatment and the settlement I needed. I hope to never need her help again, but if I do, Joanne will be the first person I call."

Rachel Butler

"I appreciate the high value professionalism shown to me whenever any questions regarding my case arose. There was always someone available to help me with understanding my own uncertainties."

Miguel Becerra

"The Law Offices of John E. Hill has done an outstanding job representing my mother with her worker's compensation case. This is specifically referencing Mark Shostak and his legal support team. They have been on top of everything since day one! They are very swift and timely with their follow-ups. Most importantly, they have been very patient with helping my elderly mother, understand procedures and helping to get her ready (like keeping her calm) for any legal proceedings (e.g.: depositions). Though I never wish anyone get injured off or on the job, I highly recommend Mark Shostak and his team to represent you if you or a loved on find their self in such a predicament."

Mandingo Buchongo

"As a client of Attorney Mark Shostak in 2015, I am eternally grateful to him, as well as to his legal assistants, for helping me get medical care and pain rehabilitation treatments that are extremely difficult to obtain from Workers Compensation. Witnessed by my boss and colleagues, I fell from several steps of a staircase at my place of employment and landed on my right side injuring my right hip, leg and foot. If it weren’t for Mr. Shostak’s legal expertise in Workers Compensation, I would not have gotten the best treatments available to me and a satisfactory monetary settlement of my case. I admire the way The Law Offices of John E. Hill (and most of all, my attorney, Mark Shostak) conducts business with their clients—expeditiously, professionally, compassionately, and truthfully. I highly recommend Attorney Mark Shostak and The Law Offices of John E. Hill for Workers Compensation cases without any reservations whatsoever. Without them, I would not have been able to navigate my way through the bureaucracy of it all. Thank you."

C Santiago

"I recently reached out to Joanne and her team after a work claim that I was getting cut short from. I am so happy I did, Joanne, Maria, and Iliana were there to help me through the process and made it so much more easier for me. Thank you ladies for your dedication and hard work."

Juan Morales

"Atty. Ian Cooper is dependable and persistent lawyer when it comes to fighting for what is due and rightfully for your worker’s compensation needs. Highly recommend Atty. Ian Cooper and his team. The only thing I don’t like is receptionists , they’re only accommodating if your Spanish speaking, I’m sorry but otherwise, I still recommend John Hill Offices."

Sahlie Borg

"I'll highly recommend jhon E hill/inna limits law firm."

Giselle Ochoa

"Highly recommend! Inna Bimits is the best! All staff is amazing!"

Beautifull Tam

"Mr. Cooper was very firm with me when he took my case he sit down and talked to me and asked me what was going on was there anything he can do to assist me with my case so he would sent my family and friends to see him."

Rose Sally

"Very helpful and professional. Made the legal process easy for us. I would recommend them to close friends due to my experience that was positive."

Gabriela Ramos

"Mr. Luis Landeros is a warrior who will fight hard to obtain a fair, speedy settlement for clients. I was very satisfied with his services throughout the litigation process. You can trust his word!"

Fernando Garcia

"The Law Offices of John E. Hill did an outstanding job in helping me with my workers compensation case. They we're very professional and knowledgeable about the entire process and involved every step of the way from deposition to evaluations. I want to thank and recommend Mark Shostak specifically and his assistant Yolanda for being responsive to my questions and representing me. Getting injured on the job is painful and stressful. The workers compensation system is also confusing, but with Mr. Shostak's help, I was able to be relaxed about the process and focus on getting better. If you're in need of a professional and responsive law firm to represent you, I recommend the Law Offices of John E. Hill."

Ajmal Khalil

"She fought to get me more money. And she did just that. Job well done."

Stacy Taylor

"Excellent service, attentive professionals at all times."

Abraham Moreno

"I am pleased to make, with all my respect and admiration, this comment for the team of assistants and lawyers of the group of John E. Hill. Which left me surprised. Since I had already given up closing my case with great sadness, but it was the lawyer who, with her mettle and dedication, explained to me how we would do it and it was the trust that she gave me that was so exact. That I just wait and she was the one who acted. Thank you all for your attention and help. Congratulations."

Mildred Morales

"Good morning, gentlemen, I am very happy with the law firm of Law offices of John E Hill, especially with the lawyer INNA BIMITS, a fast and efficient service, many thanks to all the assistants and interpreters who provide a wonderful service, THANK YOU very much."

Jesus Bautista

"Excellent communication and they take their time to connect you with doctors and translators, any question or doubt was resolved for me, thanks to the lawyer Inna and her assistants, who are so kind."

Jesus Quintero

"Very good service the staff all very friendly treat you with respect and the lawyer I really liked her way of working very professional I give them a ten thank you very much for everything."

Adrian Maciel

"Thank you very much for all your help to the offices of the lawyer john E. Hill and especially to the lawyer Ian M. Cooper and to all his work team manuela and lizbeth for all the help they gave me over the years and for everything they helped me a lot Thank you, I say it from the heart and I recommend you a million percent because they help you earn the maximum benefits for your accidents, you are all very kind, very understanding and attentive, thank you for everything and I wish you an excellent year 2022."

Eduardo Irazoque

"Hello, good morning, my name is Jose Wilmer Ponce. I want to let you know that I am very grateful for the work of my representatives. I want to thank them for everything they could help me, the truth is that I felt very disoriented but thanks to them who explained to me how the process would be, I began to feel calmer. Also thanks to them that they were able to answer all my questions and all my doubts because I felt insecure about my immigration status but with your help I was able to go through all that process I could move on with my life. Thank you for everything."

Pelion Peludo

"I completely liked Inna's work, everyone was very professional, always attentive and helped me a lot. Simply satisfied."

Andrea Landavazo

"I am going to do it in Spanish, I Doris Flores, I give you the greatest and most heartfelt thanks from the bottom of my heart to: Law Offices Of John E. Hill, INNA BIMITS Attorney at law, For all the help, service, attention, professionalism, but above all the patience and cordiality that they have had towards me when carrying out the legal representation in my case of an accident at work and for safeguarding my rights and my Dignity before the representation in my favor, to the entire work team from the receptionist to you lawyer INNA BIMITS, for everything you have done for me, and above all that you speak my language, once again thank you very much and God Bless you."

Doris Flores

"The best of the best very very good lawyers I recommend LAW OFFICES OF JOHN E. HILL and what I like the most is that when he calls he almost always answers and if at home they do not answer I just leave a message that day or another day they call me no Like other lawyers I set aside the lawyer Inna Bimits I like her professionalism because she fights for your rights to the fullest and I recommend them to several people with Inna Bimits the best of the best thank you lawyer for helping me."

Mireya Pimentel

"For me they are people, who help us defend our rights as human beings that we are, and I loved them for being kind and professional people in their work, I gladly recommend them to other people."

Francisca Melendez

"I am very satisfied with their service."

Marvinjrcarranza Carranza

"Their professional and quality work always attending and willing to help with pleasure I recommend them they helped me a lot thank you Law Offices Of John E Hill."

Amelia Lopez

"Very professional and responsible apart from that you called them and then they answered any doubt or question thank you very much to all very good service."

Francisco Gonzales

"I am very satisfied with the lawyer Inna Bimits for her representation, and I am willing to recommend, miss acquaintances and friends."

Cristoval Pastrana

"Excellent work of the lawyer Inna and her assistants Adriana and Ibeth were at my side until the end of my case they guided me at all times they were very kind providing all the information that I asked them and personally I am very satisfied with their services. I recommend them."

Adalberto Lopez & Angelica Isidro

"Is an excellent Lawyer!!!!!"

Efren Barba

"Best Attorneys."

Giggles Paredes

"If I have ever have another case in the future. John Hill Law Office will be the first people I call."

Terri Anderson

"Easy to work with and informative."

Dan Silva

"Thank you for your excellent work and being trustworthy."

Celia Catano

"Attorney Martinez was extremely helpful. Although he wasn't able to represent me, he gave me excellent tips to go forward and advocate for myself. Thank you."

T F-Martin

"I choose five stars because of the service and the care I got from my hospital bed to the end of the line with all these people through all the confusion I persevered with this guy and Cooper he's one of the best if you wanted to get a good settlement you should call Ian Cooper right now he's the best thank you so much who is John Hill and Associates Ian Cooper you going to workman's comp case you don't have a good lawyer just as the one you want but her Jump On It now."

David Whitten

"I like giving you a review of my experience though I think you might get more information with some open ended questions. My lawyer was........Mark Shostak. I especially liked.......that he was outgoing, friendly, communicative & checked in so I did not feel abandoned. I would have liked........for the procedure to take far less time. Do you have any suggestions for better service........ I have not been through this enough to answer this. Anything else you would like to say..... I would like to thank support staff, especially Yolanda for her competent & friendly help & reminders."

Eliza Wingate

"Inna Bimits was very helpful with workmen compensation case - she was professional, prompt with responses and achieved great results."

Edward Rasovsky

"The Law Offices of John E Hill did wonders when it came to a case of mine. They were extremely professional and responded quickly when I had n issue or a question. I personally dealt with one of their lawyers, Ian Cooper, for my case and the amount of knowledge he had about law as astounding. Can't say enough about their services."

Jonathan Passow

"I am so very pleased with my experience with this law office and the attorney I hired to work on my workmans comp case. She broke it down for me what is to be expected and what the outcome might be. She worked very hard on my case and was very determined to get the result that she was happy with as well as myself. I highly recommend this law office, especially Inna Bimits."

Lucia Ferrer

"The service and quality of care is phenomenal! We have felt so comfortable, cared for, and guided throughout our whole process! The absolute best! Will recommend to anyone!"

Stephanie Noratto

"I am so Lucky to have them on my side! Joanna Helvig and her Team really get the Job done. They work together and this makes them so Efficient. They have taken the Stress out of this workers comp claim and got me the medical attention I needed. Thanks Joanna, Lliana & Maria for always returning my calls. and all the extra stuff you do."

Sparkle Mccarty

"I had no idea how lucky it was that I was referred to this law group. Being clueless as to how to proceed with my claim, they took me under their wings and guided me to a very satisfactory finish. The entire procedure and potential time lines were thoroughly explained to me. All appointments were emailed and sometimes also mailed to me with clear instructions and the ability for me to get feedback if I needed it. Their years of experience enabled me to get through this claim with a minimum of stress. Mr Hill was spot on in his prediction of what this claim would be settled for. I was pleased to get much more than I ever imagined. I have no hesitation in recommending this group to anyone. A huge thank you to Denise, Jose and everyone else that worked on this case."

Lana Heagy

"The firm puts you first at all time! Your health is their main priority. Everyone was so respectful and transparent. I highly recommend them!"

Jose Hernandez

"Inna was awesome in every way. She was attentive to all of my needs and I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. Do not hesitate in retaining her legal services. Her assistants were also a delight to deal with, always pleasant and respectful. I never had a question that was not answered and they always made sure I was well informed throughout the process of my case."

Martha Castillon

"I live on the east coast. I needed a lawyer to represent me in a personal injury suit. Never having been involved in lawsuit before, I didn't know what to expect. I selected John Hill based upon my research of Bay area attorneys and was not disappointed. He and his staff were very easy to communicate with despite the distance and 3 hour time zone difference. They are knowledgeable and have a huge base of experience. Most of all, I was always treated with kindness and respect as we moved through the process. Needless to say, I am extremely satisfied with my settlement. Without reservation, I give my whole hearted recommendation to Mr. Hill and his staff."

Cathy Walls

"My attorney was Ian Cooper. He and his team were exceptional. Ian was very responsive and kind to me. Manuela was so helpful every time I needed assistance. I was very happy with them!"

Christina Robertson

"I would highly recommend Joanne as an attorney. She is one of the best qualified and outstanding workers compensation attorneys in the area. She goes above and beyond to help her clients and takes on the challenges no matter how complex. I can only say she is an excellent choice when you are looking for representation. She has handled two of my cases and the work was outstanding. I would be more than happy to recommend her to anyone who is in need of an attorney."

Clara Luz Morales

"Intensely dedicated to getting the best results possible for me on several cases. John Hill tells you honestly and clearly the pluses and minuses of your case and makes sure you understand completely all options. He is completely professional and one of the most affable persons you will ever meet."

Dan Wilson

"They handled my case with no problem love how effective & efficient they were!"

Aja Jordan

"John E. Hill and his assistant Jose Duran helped me when I was hit by a drunk driver. During the two year process, I felt that they were always “on my side”. The settlement was successful and they performed beyond my expectations. They were always available for advice and were patient with explanations as I needed them for my first interaction with the court system. The offices still returned my calls even after the settlement, when I needed to interact with the district attorney’s office. Hopefully I will never be in a similar situation again, but if something like this happens to me or my loved ones in the future, I would definitely hire them."

A.W., San Francisco (5-star Yelp review)

"I was represented by INNA BIMITS in a workers compensation case. She is the BEST!!! I couldn’t have had a better attorney than her. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a workers compensation case. Her Assistant’s were very nice, helpful, and returned my calls right away. It was a long process but they were with me through it all. They were very patient with me explaining every process and gave me great advice. Inna gave me the best results possible and I am very pleased with her representation. Hiring her was the best decision ever."

K.C., San Leandro (5-star Yelp review)

"I was in a high impact rear-end automobile collision a few years back (early 2014) and after making the mistake of dealing with the at fault drivers insurance company on my own for several months I decided to start searching for a Personal Injury Attorney. A family member recommended I call the Law Office of Mr. John E. Hill during my search. I’m so glad I did because I could not have found a better person to represent me… from the moment we met and sat down to discuss what happened he demonstrated empathy, sincerity and care twards my current state and without him and his knowledgeable & well experienced team fighting on my behalf I wouldn’t have been able to secure the settlement I did…it took a while but these types of things usually do ….I can’t recommend him ENOUGH!"

E.C., Castro Valley (5-star Yelp review)

"Exquisite advice with Worker’s Compensation Case! This law office, all support staff, and assistants are responsive and helpful. I especially appreciate the legal advice and clarifications I received from Joanne Helvig, Esq. She is an excellent lawyer, fights hard, is thorough, provides great attention to every detail, sorted through financial bills, and got me through a long legal battle. I appreciate this great lawyer. As an injured worker, I got what I needed."

M.R., San Bruno (5-star Yelp review)

"John Hill helped me file a lawsuit and negotiate a settlement after I was a pedestrian struck by a van. I give John and his staff my highest recommendation: he is the absolute best of personal injury lawyers. I had hired another lawyer at a different firm before John and was extremely dissatisfied – the other guy was condescending, insensitive, and un-supportive while I was in pain and traumatized from my injury. Then I hired John, and he couldn’t be more different – in the best way possible. He is caring, empathetic, understanding, and willing to explain the complicated legal process to his clients. He and his staff handled everything efficiently and competently – and explained everything thoroughly to me throughout every step of the process. Surviving my injuries and the lawsuit that followed it is the hardest thing I’ve ever gone through, but John made the process as bearable as possible. When everything was coming to a close, he negotiated a substantial settlement that covered all my medical bills and made me feel like he did the best job possible winning compensation for my pain and suffering. John Hill deserves 6 stars out of 5."

K.H., Berkeley (5-star Yelp review)

I was a client of Ian Cooper, he was very professional and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing an excellent Workman’s Comp. Lawyer. Thank you!"

T.N., Cotati (5-star Yelp review)

"John E. Hill is genuinely one of the nicest persons you will ever meet. His easy going, down to earth (yet very professional) style really made me feel comfortable and confident that I had an excellent attorney. As you interact with him, you will quickly notice that he is very intelligent, observant, and asks many questions. He was very helpful and extremely patient in answering my questions and making sure that I fully understood what my cases were about and the courses he would pursue with them . . . I have read some news articles about John E. Hill. They talk about Mr. Hill’s unique style of lawyering and how he is respected by and consults with other attorneys (plaintiff and defense). I have also read about his MANY years of experience and the wide-ranging cases he has successfully taken to trial or settled. I can’t recommend he and his staff enough: polite, concerned, diligent and professional. I think John E. Hill is one of the BEST attorneys around."

D.W., Rocklin (5-star Yelp review)

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