Marin Law Center was founded in 1994, originally named "Lawyers on Duty" and renamed "Marin Law Center" in 1999 by Fred A Rico Hurvich, Esq., with the following principles:Gregory R. Brockbank, Esq., was one of the primary litigators brought in on such occasions, and in 2003, on the pending retirement of Rico Hurvich, Greg took over the firm. Greg adhered to the original philosophy of providing low-cost and low-stress legal services, but he made one major change: while we avoid going to court as much as possible, when necessary, we will, so there is no longer any need to bring an outside attorney up to speed when that is necessary. Nonetheless, we continue to emphasize low fees on everything from brief consultations to full representation, emphasizing family law (divorces), landlord/tenant law (evictions and eviction defense), and living trust packages (a living trust and various accompanying documents). We also do general civil litigation and other transactional work, such as contracts, name changes, administrative law, etc. Rather than charge large retainers (and then, as too many attorneys do, litigate a case excessively in order the justify that retainer), we only charge the client on the first day the cost of the initial consultation, and we then bill them for future work. Our clients only come to us when they have problems, and we want them to leave feeling that their interaction with their lawyer was one good part of the experience.