Client Reviews

 

"I recommend attorney Mark Bagula for all of my business needs. He has advised me on a few transactions, and been my litigation attorney on a few matters. From our first meeting, I knew that I made the right choice. He listened to my claims and arguments with attention, respect and understanding; and asked me the right questions. He helped me to understand that I had a valid case; and his knowledge and experience assured me that I could win. And we did.

During the dispositions, I had the opportunity to see Mark in action. With assurance, courage, legal and factual knowledge, he asked all the right questions, and ultimately compelled the opposing counsel to advise their client to capitulate and pay my rightful claims. With great success, Mark Bagula won a case that was worth over a million dollars to my business. To me personally, the value was one of peace of mind and satisfaction that even a small business can win with the right attorney."

- Cesar F. Castro


"I am happy to highly recommend Mark Bagula to you. Mark successfully represented my partnership's action against a major corporation in a classic David and Goliath scenario. Mark is a very talented and skillful attorney who does the hard work to win your case while at the same time is pleasant to his clients and a bulldog to their adversaries."

- Donald Walls, MD


"I have dealt with many lawyers over the years, and by far no one has been as insightful, wise, understanding, and pragmatic as Mark Bagula. The fact that he takes the time to understand his client's experience, and has the tolerance to deal with the rough spots, speaks volumes."

- Dr. Alan Krystal


"Russell Riviere has successfully handled legal affairs for us ranging from family matters to real estate to incorporation. He is a knowledgeable attorney, a wise counselor, a skilled negotiator and has teamed with excellent partners. Russ' firm actively and assertively represents our interests, always as consummate professionals."

- Greg and Deb


"The attorneys at Olins Riviere Coates and Bagula prepared excellent contracts for my business and provided top-notch legal services. Great experience."

- Charles E.


"The lawyers are very experienced in business law and can help with any problem you may have. I would recommend them!"

- James D.


"Mark Bagula handled a real estate case and two business litigation matters for me, all to successful conclusion. He is a caring and attentive listener, and a fierce advocate for his clients. Although there were several difficult legal issues that were involved, he was able to navigate the legal system, eventually settling two of the matters and prevailing at trial on the third. I felt at ease when I used Mark as my attorney, knowing that I had great representation and he was very knowledgeable of the law. Until this day, I always recommend my friends, and anyone in general to his firm."

- Rene Ibarra


"We engaged Mark Bagula and his associates to represent us in a real estate mediation where we were defending the sale price of our property. Mark helped us with clear information, alternate strategies and a sensible, low-cost approach that resulted in a positive outcome for us. He gave us solid advice; and when we were in the session, Mark's approach was to be tough on our behalf. We felt overwhelmed by the proceedings and were ready to compromise just to end the conflict. Mark believed we were in a very strong position, and should not compromise. The mediation closed with no losses for us. We were so pleased with his service, we called on him again when we needed help as buyers in a real estate foreclosure situation. Again, we got exactly what we needed from him and his staff, and felt that Mark solidly represented our interests appropriately, efficiently, and with compassion for us. We like that a lot. We will recommend him without reservation, and if we have need for legal services in the future, we will contact him first."

- C. Robbins


"Judge Bob Coates and I have been comrads in the struggle with homelessness, for almost three decades, now, Father Joe Carrolland he has never given up! He is a very intelligent fighter...for the right. And a priest wouldn't lie, would he?"

- Father Joe Carrol
Father Joe's Villages


"Judge Robert Coates has been a friend and associate of the St. Stephen's Cathedral Ministry Bishop McKinney for more than 40 years. As a law student, he was involved in the community in the interest of justice and equality. Mr. Coates and I led the effort to promote Racial Reconciliation in San Diego during the summer when other cities were responding with burning and violence. Prior to his appointment to the bench Mr. Coates served as the church attorney. He always conducted himself with professional excellence. Since his retirement from the bench he has made himself available to serve clients from this church and the community. I acknowledge that Robert Coates is an outstanding attorney and a decent human being."

- Bishop George D. McKinney

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