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Gilbert Vara, Jr.

Attorney at Law

For more than 30 years, I have practiced law with an emphasis on litigation and appeal of disputes involving civil law matters.

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Lynn M. Broderick

Senior Paralegal

Since the creation of Mr. Vara’s firm in 1993, Lynn has been its Senior Paralegal. Lynn has a thorough knowledge of civil litigation, corporate, real estate, estate planning, and probate.

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Krystin N. Pechacek

Junior Paralegal

Krystin is a tremendous resource to the firm and its clients and brings a steady, precise, knowledge of the court system, trial work, and transactional matters.

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Client Testimonials

Several years ago, an unreasonable lawsuit was filed against me and my family. I hired Mr. Gilbert Vara, Jr. to represent my case, and that decision is one of the most important ones I have made in my life. Mr. Vara and his very capable Legal Assistant, Krystin Pechacek, treated me in the most professionally proficient manner, handling matters on time and always corresponding with me, while maintaining a friendly and approachable relationship.

Then, when the time came to take the deposition of the person who filed the lawsuit, Mr. Vara questioned her with dignity and professionalism. I was impressed by this man who I would definitely call a Gentleman. I’m happy to say that Mr. Vara won this lawsuit for me. Therefore, I would highly recommend the law firm of Gilbert Vara to anyone, and should the need arise, I will call him again.

— Linda M.

When dealing with legal matters such as divorce, my expectations were to keep it as simple and as stress-free as possible. Gilbert Vara certainly made that happen. Gilbert sat with me upfront and went through the details of my situation in order to fully understand my needs as well as what I should expect from him.

He took time to discuss my case, and also took time to understand me personally. Gilbert was very clear in laying out a plan for my benefit, how the matter will proceed and finally come to a close. I was able to talk through anything I did not understand and he and his staff were very helpful keeping me updated with the progress of my case. Finally, the case came to a close as simply as possible and without surprises.

— Robert C.

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