General Practice Law Firm

Providing legal services for ADVICE, DRAFTING, FILING and DISPUTES to meet the needs of the Southern California community.
Innovative Solutions
We understand that no client, company, or legal issue is created equal. Our custom solutions and informative road maps take the stress out of case-management.
Quality Services
All legal services are performed by an attorney.  Our firm treats every case, large or small, with the highest level of care and attention.
Affordable Results
We believe that high-quality legal services should not equal high rates. Our refined organizational skills and legal strategy allow us to save you time and money.
SoCal Legal Solutions, APC, Attorneys & Lawyers, West Hollywood, CA

Call the SoCal Legal Solutions team at (833) 4-CAL-LAW for a free consultation.

10 Crazy SoCal Laws You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

There are many outdated laws all across the U.S. that seem downright weird in modern times. Southern California itself has a few crazy and outdated laws that may leave you scratching your head.

Should You Make a Roommate Contract?

Whether living with a partner or just a group of friends, a cohabitation/roommate agreement can help establish the terms of your relationship to avoid future conflict and allow for a peaceful living environment.  Conflicts are avoided from the start since each party’s role has been clearly defined.

Landlord Problems? 5 Steps for Seeking Help from LA City Services

A majority of Angelinos are renting apartments, condos and homes at some of the highest prices in the United States. Despite the high rental income, many landlords in the City of Los Angeles have neglected their duty to provide tenants with safe and habitable rental units.

12 New California Laws for 2018

As we all try to adjust to 2018, it is important to also consider the new laws going into effect across the state. Governor Brown and the legislature passed almost 900 bills in 2017 addressing a wide array of issues.

Los Angeles Noise Complaint Basics

California landlords are allowed to charge application screening fees, subject to certain restrictions. The amount the landlord and/or agent can charge, cannot be more than the landlord’s out-of-pocket costs in obtaining that information. In addition to not collecting over out-of-pocket expenses, California law limits the maximum application fee charged to the current Consumer Price Index amount.

Meet the Team!
Jennifer Jancosek, Esq.

Jennifer Jancosek, Esq.

Founder and Principal Attorney

Jennifer Jancosek is the founder and Principal Attorney at Southern California Legal Solutions, APC. She considers herself a “legal nerd” due to her passion for learning and mastering an array of legal specialties. Jennifer founded the Firm to provide knowledgable and affordable legal services to families and citizens in the SoCal community.

Jennifer has 15 years of experience in various corporate, government and administrative positions along with 6 years of experience in the legal field.  She moved to Los Angeles from Chicago, IL in 2014 after completing her J.D. at The John Marshall Law School.  Jennifer solely performs all legal work at the Firm and provides each client with a roadmap explaining their legal rights and obligations along with the next steps in their case to save time and money.

To learn more about Jennifer’s work and education experience, view her LinkedIn profile.

William Dietz

William Dietz

Business Development Manager

William Dietz is the Business Development Manager at Southern California Legal Solutions, APC and currently attending Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.  He has a strong background in the biomedical sciences and serves as a bridge between the legal and scientific worlds.  He is dedicated to providing all clients with the legal services and protection necessary for a world of rapidly changing science and technology.

For more information on William’s credentials, click here.

Areas Of Practice
Our expert team is ready to assist in a wide range of legal issues, contact us today to learn more about the services we provide.
FAMILY LAW

Legal issues between members of a family often lead to tense and emotional situations.  Whether a joyous event like adopting a child, or a stressful divorce, our firm is here to ease the burdens associated with family legal matters.  For those just beginning a family relationship, we provide drafting services including Pre-nuptial, cohabitation and domestic partnership agreements.  While raising children alone is no easy task, child support disputes and custody battles can dramatically increase the burden on a family unit.  Our firm can alleviate that stress by providing the legal services and advice to guide you through the administrative and court processes regarding children and custody issues.  If you are looking to grow your family or care for a loved one, our firm can assist in adoptions and guardianship cases.

Despite best intentions, not all relationships work out.  We also assist in divorce proceedings and will take care of the documentation so that you can focus on rebuilding your life.

If you are the victim of civil harassment or domestic violence, our firm can help to end your suffering and protect your rights.  In addition to seeking direct court protection from harm or harassment, legal action against the perpetrator may also be considered. 

  • Divorce
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Separate and Community Property Agreements
  • Restraining Orders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Adoptions/Guardianship
  • Child Support/Custody
  • Name Change
  • Gender Change
ESTATE PLANNING

Estate planning involves much more than simply writing a will and ensures the property and tax rights of those closest to you are protected in the event of death or incapacitation. The process can include your loved ones, friends, and even charitable organizations.

Estate planning, in addition to financial/property protection, also involves decision making processes.  Our legal services will give you peace of mind knowing that your medical and financial decisions will be made by a person of your choosing if, at any point in the future, you are unable to make those decisions on your own. Let us protect your future so you can focus on the present.

ELDER LAW

78 Million baby boomers are entering retirement age in the United States this year and our Firm is here to assist in planning for the next phase of your life.  We understand the concerns of seniors and are equipped to handle the needs for healthcare treatment planning, estate planning and government benefits applications.  If you have retired, or are nearing retirement age, we offer a wide array of legal services to assist with planning for your care and future.

  • Healthcare Planning
  • Medical Directives
  • HIPPA Releases
  • Government Disability Benefits
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Medicare/Medicaid/Medical Benefits
  • Guardianship
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Will
  • Trust
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

As citizens and consumers, the government plays a large role in our everyday life.  Our Firm is prepared to assist you with a wide range of governmental applications, appeals, and disputes. Whether your situation involves city, county, or state law, we can point you to the right agency and help you through the steps toward resolving your case. Our Firm has experience with the following matters:

  • Social Security Administration Applications
  • Social Security Income Applications
  • Social Security Disability Applications
  • Construction Permitting
  • Zoning Laws
  • City Ordinances
  • Consumer Disputes
  • City Complaints
  • Neighbor Complaints
  • Construction Complains
  • Noise Complaints
  • City Tax
  • County Tax
  • State Tax
LANDLORD/TENANT LAW
Tenants:
California’s hot rental market is changing the landscape of landlord/tenant law, as low vacancy rates and sky-high prices provide landlords with constant leverage over their tenants. Regardless of your situation, our Firm is here to help you understand and enforce your legal rights. We believe that every person has the right to feel safe and clean in their home, whether they rent property or own it. Our Firm has experience in a wide array of landlord tenant issues and disputes including:
  • Habitability Issues
  • Rental Increases
  • Harassment
  • Wrongful Evictions
  • Lease and Deposit Issues
Landlords:
If you are a landlord seeking legal assistance in the management of a residential building, our Firm is here to help. Our Firm has experience in the following areas:
  • Lease Agreement Drafting and Interpretation
  • California and Local Ordinance Compliance
  • Lawful Evictions
  • Security Deposits
  • Rent Collection and Increases
  • Maintenance and Repair
CIVL DISPUTES

To most people, confrontation and the stress associated with it, are a scary prospect.  They may shy away from seeking a lawyer or using the court process to settle disputes.  Our firm can assist in effectuating a resolution when relationships with neighbors, friends, co-workers, tenants/landlords, or contractors goes awry.  If you have been injured by another person or their property, our firm will seek compensation on your behalf.  Instead of arguing yourself, save the headache and frustration by letting our firm help resolve your dispute.  Not all disputes end up in court and we can assist in reaching a level of civility and understanding between you and the opposing party until court intervention becomes necessary.

  • Personal Injury
  • Neighbor and Property Disputes
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Contractor Disputes
  • Consumer Disputes
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Trademarks

Competition in business is fierce. Failure to register trademarks creates opportunities for competition and can stifle expansion. This puts your business, and any product or service development you are undertaking, at an immediate and unnecessary risk.

Securing a registered trademark protects your brand and provides the tools to shield against others seeking to benefit from your brand development.  As your product or service becomes successful, the trademark itself starts to develop an intrinsic value. The time to protect assets is now; before they become liabilities.

We offer flat-rate packages for trademarking services to secure your brand and protect the value of your business.

Provisional Patents

Filing a provisional patent application (PPA) protects your idea(s) and begins the process of obtaining a patent.

The US is changing from a “First-to-Invent” system to a “First-to-File” system, which means your filing date will be THE MOST important determinant of whether you–or someone else who filed first–gets a patent.  A PPA establishes an earlier priority filing date and gives you the legal right to say “patent pending” on your product.

Filing a PPA can be extremely useful in the competitive race to bring a new technology to market. We offer legal services to protect your invention and get the “patent pending” label, adding intrinsic value to your business.  Let us help you to capitalize on your ideas before someone else does.

Music Licensing

You want every chance to generate income from your music. While musicians tend to rely on mechanical royalties (tangible CD sales and digital downloads), music licensing is another way to receive compensation for the use of your music.  From movies and television shows to bars and coffee shops, you can be compensated for the public use of your music.

We assist independent artists with distribution and licensing through national and global publishers.

ENTERTAINMENT LAW

Every invention, song, drawing, logo, clip or movie you create is your intellectual property.  Our firm provides legal services to protect your creations including copyrights, trademarks, and provisional patents.  Southern California is the entertainment capital of the world and we can provide legal services for artists of any background.  Whether established, or an up-and-coming actor/actress, model, artist or musician, we can help to protect any career.  Our firm can additionally provide services to protect your image and music through privacy torts and licensing services.

Our start-up packages for artists beginning their careers include contract review, licensing, distribution and imaging laws.

  • Right of Publicity
  • Music Licensing
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Agent and Manager Agreements
  • Publishing Agreements
  • Entertainment Contract Review
BUISNESS START-UP

You have the creative ideas, we have the business experience to get your start-up going.  The process of starting a company may seem overwhelming, but it can also be rewarding.  The number of permits and licenses required to “open your doors” varies by industry and failure to obtain them can result in fines, sanctions, or forced closure.

Don’t gamble your future by taking risks today. We offer flat-rate business start-up packages for new Partnerships, LLCs and Corporations. We’ll handle the paperwork and meet all state and local legal requirements.  Let us manage the process, leaving you free to focus on building your business.

CONTRACTS

Tiny print and endless page counts make most contracts seem like a daunting endeavor.  Our firm provides expedited review of any contract before you sign on the dotted line, saving you future hassle and frustration.  For urgent contracts, we strive to provide a quick turn-around for both analysis and review.

Need a contract but confused by the myriad template options?  We can draft a personalized contract providing much more protection than an online template, preserving your rights and clearly establishing your goals within the terms of the contract.

A contract establishes your relationship with another party and we want to make sure the terms of any relationship, whether for entertainment, construction or corporate, are fully defined and understood.  Save the ambiguity for your personal relationships and let us clarify your contract terms before the agreement becomes binding.

  • Entertainment Contracts
  • Employment Contracts
  • Marital Contracts(Pre/Post)
  • Construction Contracts
  • Corporate Contracts
  • Lease Agreements
  • Adoption Agreements
  • Contract Review
CLEAR CRIMINAL RECORD

If a past conviction on your record is preventing you from seeking gainful employment, purchasing a home or obtaining a loan for your business, we are here to help.  Our firm can assist in expunging past criminal offenses from your record, reducing felonies to misdemeanors and applying for presidential pardons for federal criminal offenses.

While a criminal record can stifle many future prospects, the legal system looks favorably upon those who seek rehabilitation. If you can prove reform; that you “are no longer the same person as when you committed the crime”, the courts will have little cause for further punishment. Let us help to resolve your past so that you can focus on building your future.

TRAFFIC TICKETS
Southern California is well-known for its traffic jams. It is also well-known for the abundance of traffic tickets its citizens continue to receive each year.  If you received a traffic ticket, our Firm is here to help you understand your rights.  We will also help you to dispute your ticket using the most time-effective and cost-efficient methods available. Our Firm has experience in the following areas:
  • Red-light Cameras
  • Using a Cellphone While Driving
  • Parking Tickets
  • Speeding Tickets
  • Failure to Stop/Yield
Our Offices
SoCal Legal Solutions has offices conveniently located throughout the Los Angeles area.  Call us at (833) 4-CAL-LAW to schedule an appointment or to arrange a phone consultation with one of our legal services team members.
Ventura County

199 West Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Los Angeles County Corporate Office

925 N. LaBrea Ave., 4th Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Orange County

200 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

Contact SoCal Legal Solutions