Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a

When should I
contact an attorney?

How long have you been in business?
Why should I choose Pheil Law Firm?
What types of cases do you

What Cities and
Counties do you support?

What are the advantages of working with a smaller law

What if I’m not sure
that I have a claim or a legal need at all?

What is a Virtual Law Office

Is Pheil Law Firm’s
Virtual Law Office Secure?

What can I do on the Virtual Law Office?
How do I get started with my

Why do I need a

PHEIL LAW FIRM will protect your rights and pursue legal
avenues you may not be aware of. Attempting to negotiate with the legal
representatives of insurance companies, businesses and corporations will usually
result in lowball settlement offers. Our experienced staff will make certain
that you receive the compensation you deserve and maximize your

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When should I contact
an attorney?

You should seek legal assistance immediately after
an incident, accident or injury has occurred. Waiting to seek legal
representation can cause harm to your case.

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How long have you been in

Attorney David B. Pheil’s experience spans over 29
years of business and corporate trial experience.

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Why should I choose Pheil Law

There are many reasons to choose our firm:

  • We can provide you with the services that you need.

  • We provide personal service to our limited clientele, and we
    are committed to your success.

  • We serve clients all over Southern California, and have an
    outstanding track record of success.

  • We care about getting you the legal results that you need, and
    not just about getting paid.

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What types of cases do
you handle?

We specialize in insurance defense, civil litigation,
business and corporate law, real estate, intentional and punitive damage claims,
contract disputes and insurance coverage.

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What Cities and Counties do you

Based in Long Beach, we represent clients in the cities
of Anaheim, Beverly Hills, Glendale, Hollywood, Huntington Beach, Irvine,
Malibu, Oceanside, Ontario, Orange, Palm Springs, Pomona, Riverside, San
Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Ana, Santa Clarita, South Bay and Torrance; as well
as throughout the Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside and San Diego

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What are the
advantages of working with a smaller law firm?

Pheil Law Firm
offers personalized service and customized counsel not available from a larger
firm. We serve a small number of clients, which means that we are better able to
offer you the service that you deserve and give you 100% of our attention. Our
clients work one-on-one with knowledgeable attorneys, who provide comprehensive
guidance backed by years of practical experience.

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What if I’m not sure that I have a claim or a
legal need at all?

Feel free to call or email our office, and we will assist you in determining whether or not your claim is viable. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been the victim of personal injury, business dispute, bankruptcy or have real estate law issues. We can provide you with a consultation to help you determine the best course of action in your situation, no matter how big or small it might be.

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What is a Virtual Law Office

The Pheil Law Firm’s Virtual Law Office (VLO)
provides a secure online environment that is available to clients 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week. The VLO includes secure areas for attorney-client
communications, completion of online forms, and secure sharing of confidential
documents, files and account information. As part of Pheil Law Firms’ mission to
increase access to the legal profession, the VLO allows us to provide service to
clients in the entire State of California or persons/businesses with California
legal issues.

Rather than taking time out of your busy day to visit our
office, all you need to do to receive legal counsel is register
for a personalized account with our virtual law office software. Once
registered, you’ll be able to communicate with us about the nature of your legal
services, review documents which have been prepared for you, and pay your bill
all from the convenience of your own home.

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Is Pheil Law Firm’s Virtual Law Office

Communications made through our virtual law office
software are made via Secure HTTP, the highest industry standard protection
available on the World Wide Web. This web site is a secure site which uses the
https protocol. This means that all data sent to and from the site is encrypted.
You can determine on your own that it is a secure site by noticing that the lock
symbol on your web browser is closed when you are in a secure

Similarly, payments made through our virtual law office software
are processed by ChasePaymentech, one of the largest credit card processors in
the world, a Cardholder Information Security Program-compliant credit card
processor. While nothing on the Wide Web is absolutely secure, the measures
taken by Pheil Law Firm to ensure the security of its clients is as close as it

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What can I do on the
Virtual Law Office?

  • Obtain legal advice as needed, either in our secure online
    environment or by scheduling a phone conference with an attorney to discuss your
    questions and concerns.

  • Request a free quote for performing legal services.

  • Order services such as Answers with Affirmative Defenses and/or
    Counterclaims, Motions, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, corporate formation
    documents, licensing agreements, website terms of service and others.

  • Receive your legal services online, in a timely fashion,
    without sacrificing the personal services of a licensed attorney.

  • Receive only the legal services that you need while managing
    their scope and direction.

  • Access invoices and pay legal bills.

  • Schedule full-service representation if needed.

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How do I get started
with my VLO?

To use the Pheil Law Firm Virtual Law Office
, you must register
for a free account. During the registration process, you will be given the terms
and conditions for site use. Keep your registration information (username and
password) private and use it to log onto the site to view threaded discussions
between you and an attorney.

Once you obtain your own user name and
password which will give you access to your own secure My Legal
page. This web space is as secure as the web space that you
sign into when you do your online banking.

Within your My Legal
secure web space you can do the following tasks:

  • Complete an online questionnaire for a variety of legal
    documents. From this information we will create a legal document that is
    tailored to your particular circumstances. You can complete online
    questionnaires for many common legal documents including a Will, Business
    Incorporation, general business documents, Power of Attorney, Living Will, and
    Health Care Power of Attorney, and many other legal documents. Once you submit
    your information it is reviewed by an Attorney and assembled into the proper
    format. When your document is completed it will be uploaded to your my Legal
    Affairs space where you can access it, down load it to your personal computer,
    and print it out ready for execution. Of course we provide you with detailed
    instructions and advice on how to execute your legal document so hat it is

  • If you have any legal questions or need legal advice on any
    matter, including asking questions on the legal documents we create for you, you
    have the option of calling us on the telephone by scheduling a legal advice
    telephone call or you can simply post your question to the Legal
    Advice/Communication section of your My Legal Affairs Page. We will respond to
    your questions by posting an answer within twenty four hours. If we think that
    your question is not clear we may call you on the telephone for further
    clarification of your question or, to explore further the facts of your case.

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