Trustini Legal provides access to a rigorously vetted network of trusted attorneys who are ethical and, most importantly – who care.
Our mission is to put accessible & affordable legal services in the hands of everyone who needs it.
Our team is a group of fun, professional designers and developers who are passionate about changing the legal services industry for the better.
Hi, I'm Dafne Canales Lees, the founder of Trustini Legal. I started this project because in 2018 I got a double brain injury from a snowboarding accident. Three months later I had to go into a corporate lawsuit, and I didn't know anything about attorneys or the legal system. Someone highly recommended the attorney that I chose and I had to pay $10,000 as a retainer at the time. I had just started my company and I didn't have cash on hand, so I used three different credit cards to pay the bill.
Three days before my court date, my attorney got suspended. I had to find a new law firm, tell them the whole story again, and pay more fees. Luckily, the second time, I found the right law firm for me.
Had I known about attorneys and the legal process, I would have vetted that first attorney and I would have vetted the second one, too.
I would have known that my first attorney often got suspended and that there was a chance that might happen again.
So that is why I started this project, because I know what it's like to be injured, to be in pain, to not be able to think clearly, and to have to navigate this whole legal process.
I wish someone would have held my hand and told me this is what you need to know, this is how the first meeting is going to go, this is how long the process is going to take, and this is what you can expect from your attorney.
That very first meeting was very intimidating. I didn't know what they needed from me and the whole thing was just such unknown territory for me.
– Dafne Canales Lees, Founder, Trustini Legal
We’re here to educate you on what the legal process looks like.
We’re here to vet the attorneys on your behalf.
We’re here to get you ready for that first appointment with your attorney.
And we’re here to give you a great experience at a very difficult time.