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Hale Ball Carlson Baumgartner Murphy PLC

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Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provide them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.


Kimberly Murphy has provided for our firm, in my opinion, the best legal services available anywhere.

Carlos Howard Carlos A. Howard Funeral Homes

Corporate Law

Hale Carlson Baumgartner has always been a positive force in our organization. We have consistently received the best advice for our organization. In a fast-paced world of contracts, legal issues and the ever-often litigation problem, Hale Carlson Baumgartner always provides astute advice. It can be difficult at times, particularly when a small company faces serious decisions. They have always laid out the options clearly. I can always count on levelheaded advice, even when I am not the level head in the room. In a world where there is constant pressure to drive up business, they consistently keep an eye out for the least expensive option. I have come to trust their advice knowing it isn't given to drive up the billable account. I could not encourage enough any small business to seek their counsel. They are a light in the legal profession.

Matthew Wood Contact One Communications, Inc.

Corporate Law

I have found Hale Carlson Baumgartner to be very thorough, knowledgeable and easy to work with on several different matters.

Corporate Law

I have utilized the services of Bob Baumgartner from Hale Carlson Baumgartner for over 15 years. Mr. Baumgartner has guided us from startup to exiting the business, and with everything in between. I am now building my third company and wouldn't even consider starting it without Bob on the team.

Corporate Law

Mr. Baumgartner is thoroughly knowledgeable in his area of expertise. He is easy to reach and is always able to provide top notch professional advice and counseling. I strongly recommend him to anyone who is seeking a diligent and dependable corporate law practice. As a small business, the help and care his practice has provided us has been an invaluable asset to our company.

Magnus Garde MedGarde Corporation

Corporate Law

Mr. Scott Pohlman is great to work with. He is very knowledgeable and approachable. I am a small business, and many times I need immediate information or a conversation about an opportunity or an issue, Scott is available to assist and guide me.

Fazal Sirhandi FJS Enterprises, Inc.

Corporate Law

Their expertise, skill at quickly finding effective solutions and careful use of resources make this firm an excellent choice for both routine and extraordinary situations.

Marc Green Greenbiz, LLC

Corporate Law

We have used this firm for a variety of legal matters and have always received prompt, professional service at a reasonable fee.

Michael Perle N/A

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Craig Anderson, a partner with Hale Carlson Baumgartner, has provided me with outstanding legal support and advice in both my business role and in personal legal matters. He and his firm are top notch!

Mark Roddy N/A

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

My dealings with attorney Craig Anderson of Hale Carlson Baumgartner have always provided me with the information needed to make an informed decision from a legal perspective. Craig's willingness to explain the legal ramifications in a way that is clear and concise has enabled me to effectively evaluate various options. I have and will continue to refer people who need the competent, cost effective legal representation that Craig provides.

Jerry Perkins N/A

Criminal Defense: General Practice

They prioritize exceptionally well. Their depth of knowledge in the full range of the commercial field is enormous. They are excellent in keeping the client informed.

Roger Hefferan SinglEntry Systems Corp

Trusts & Estates Law

Our family members have worked with Hale Carlson Baumgartner for about 13 years. Every person whom we have had occasion to speak with has been most courteous, professional, personable and responsive. This includes receptionists, assistants and attorneys other than Mr. Hale, whom I will write about below. I would like to specifically mention Mr. Craig Anderson, who has most thoroughly and competently addressed real estate matters for us. Our real estate problems are difficult owing to the length of time our family has held our land, ancient surveys and legal descriptions, and generally weird situations. When the answer was not readily known, Mr. Anderson and others in the firm undertook in a speedy, careful manner to find the proper solution. I would not hesitate to recommend Hale Carlson Baumgartner to anyone, and have done so three times. Each time, the person to whom Mr. Hale was endorsed has come back to me with very pleased, happy responses. These people continue to use Mr. Hale's services.

Susan Pheiffer N/A

Trusts & Estates Law

Mr. Craig Anderson was courteous, professional, knowledgeable and provided excellent services. I highly recommend him.

Trusts & Estates Law

John Hale is one of the finest attorneys in Northern Virginia. He created my business entity for me and did excellent work. He is knowledgeable, bright and articulate and has a wonderful support staff. I recommend him without reservation.

Leslie Hoffman N/A

Trusts & Estates Law

As a small businessman with a variety of businesses over a number of years, I have used Hale Carlson Baumgartner for all of my business' legal requirements as well as my personal estate and trust work. In every case, I have been very pleased with the experience, and the principal at my CPA firm has always been impressed with their work.

Litigation - Real Estate

Hale Carlson Baumgartner prioritizes exceptionally well. Their depth of knowledge in the full range of the commercial field is enormous, and they are excellent in keeping the client informed.

Roger Hefferan SinglEntry Systems Corp


Dana Carlson is a tremendous attorney whose integrity and caring nature are simply outstanding. His focus was on my best interest for both the short and long term and worked diligently to ensure the most cost-effective approach. I highly recommend him for anyone in need of legal counsel in the area of family law.


From my point of view Mr. Harold Hughlett is the one and only. Mr. Huglett has been my representative on many a situation. He is very understanding and sensitive, yet stern. He has always steered me and my family in the correct direction. He is honest and forthright. He is a great advocate. It's a comforting feeling to know he is on my side.

Robert Melikian N/A


Harold Huglett was extremely helpful, courteous, efficient, effective, and responsive, often replying to emails within a couple of hours even on weekends. He saved me from the wolves my ex-wife had hired and for less than half what she paid, we settled on exactly what I'd offered her from day 1. I can highly recommend Harold and his firm.

Jeffrey S. Voight N/A


I really loved working with my lawyer Ruan Mattson, and he was very informing and very experienced.


Ryan Mattson was very professional and responsive to my case. I highly recommend him to anyone.

Cheata Ros N/A

Family Law

Ryan Mattson provided me and my family the BEST representation in Fairfax County courts. He was able to get a consensus on the issues at hand from all parties, of which some were very hostile in the case. As a result of his efforts, we have not had to return to the court system in over ten years. THANKS RYAN!

William Swann N/A

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