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Litigation

Pre-Trial and Trial

     The jury trial is fundamental to the American justice system. The jury trial is the way that the United States Constitution protects other individual rights given to our citizens. The experience and study of trial strategy and tactics are characteristics that a successful trial lawyer needs in order to represent clients in the most effective way. There are many lawyers who may take on a new case with the goal of reaching a settlement or agreement in order to avoid litigation and the hard work required to prepare for and conduct a jury trial. It is important to have a lawyer on your side who understands the importance of the jury trial in the legal profession. A lawyer that is willing to put in the time, effort, and hard work to prepare every case from the beginning for trial. 

PERSONAL INJURY

Car Wrecks, Workplace Injuries, Slip and Fall

     Individuals should receive just compensation for their injuries. A personal injury lawsuit commonly arises when someone suffers some type of injury due to someone else’s negligent or intentional actions. The injuries suffered can range from physical injuries, emotional injuries, financial injuries, and much more. The most common personal injury claim is often the result of a car accident. If an individual is injured in a car accident, they are often owed compensation for those injuries due to the other drivers negligence. However, personal injury law covers many different situations that result in injuries. It is important to seek a personal injury lawyer to help assist in recovering compensation that is rightfully owed to the any individual who is injured due to the actions of someone else.

CRIMINAL

LAW

DUI, Misdemeanor, and Felony Charges

     A criminal accusation is a threat to an individual’s rights guaranteed to them by the Constitution of the United States of America. Generally, a criminal charge arises when the government alleges that one of its citizens violated one of its laws. Crimes range from a speeding ticket all the way to a first-degree murder charge. Regardless of what the government has charged, the consequences will be serious. Too many times, a person charged with a crime will be taken advantage of by the system. This is why it is important to find a criminal defense lawyer who will go to trial to protect your constitutional rights by defending against any criminal accusations that the government may be alleging.

BAD FAITH INSURANCE

The Insurance Company Refuses to Pay

     Insurance companies should pay when there is a valid claim. In many personal injury cases, it is the insurance company who is required to pay a settlement or defend their customers. When an individual gets insurance, that person enters into a contract with the insurance company. As part of this contract the insurance company is agreeing to pay or defend a valid claim when something goes wrong. The insurance company has also implicitly agreed that it owes a duty of good faith and fair dealing to their customers. A bad faith insurance claim arises when there is a valid claim with the insurance company, but the insurance refuses to pay or defend the claim in bad faith. This area of law can sometimes be confusing. When someone thinks that their insurance company is not dealing with them fairly, it is important to contact a bad faith insurance lawyer who can help someone understand the process, assist them in filing a bad faith claim against the insurance company, and see it through to trial.

WRONGFUL DEATH

A Loved One Dies Because of Another's Actions

     Unfortunately there are too many times that a family member or loved one dies due to another’s careless actions. When someone’s careless actions result in the death of another, it is possible that a wrongful death claim is available to that person’s family and loved ones. Some common examples of situations that can lead to a wrongful death claim are car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents. Other examples that are not so common that could lead to a wrongful death lawsuit are medical malpractice, birthplace injuries, product defects, workplace hazards, and even criminal actions that lead to death. There are many more situations when there may be a wrongful death claim. It is important to find a wrongful death lawyer who can help you navigate a wrongful death claim and will be willing to take it all the way to trial to ensure that justice is served.

PRODUCTS LIABILITY

An Unsafe Product Leads to an Injury

     No one expects to be injured or even killed by a defective or unsafe product, but sometimes it can happen. If a manufacturer, distributor, retailer, etc. distributes a product that injures someone, it may be possible to hold them responsible for doing so. There are three primary different types of product liability claims that can be brought on behalf of an individual. If someone is injured and the product was defectively manufactured, had a defect in its design, or even failed to provide an adequate warning, that person may have a valid products liability claim. If someone is injured by a product, they should find a lawyer who understands product liability law and can represent the injured person in their claim.

FAMILY LAW

Divorce, Adoptions, and Settlements

    Sometimes reconciliation is not an option and all other avenues of resolution have been exhausted. If you anticipate going through a Divorce, it is important that you have a zealous advocate who will stand up for you and represent your interest. Divorce & Separation Agreements and Property Settlements can be emotionally contentious. Our firm strives to excel in these specific areas of law so that you can be certain you are getting the most professional, highly specialized advice. A focus towards amicable settlements, but a preparation for trial means that our firm gives you the very best chance to achieve a favorable outcome.

REAL ESATE

Commercial, Deeds, and Landlord Tenant

     Property ownership is one of the most important aspects of our lives. If you own a piece of property or a home, there is a good chance that it is one of your most valuable assets. If you intend on buying a piece of property or a home, it will likely be one of your most expensive purchases. Property is also often used as a form of investment by renting to other individuals. This will normally create a landlord tenant relationship between the property owner and the renter. Oklahoma has specific Landlord Tenant Laws that govern aspects of this relationship. Specifically, lease agreements and evictions. Whether you are buying, using, or selling land, our firm seeks to counsel and advise you on the best ways that serve your real estate needs. 

ESTATE PLANNING

Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney

    It is often said that, "the only two things certain in life are death and taxes." This is why it is important to carefully create a tailored plan for both of these certainties. There are no one-size-fits-all estate plans. It is important to sit down with a trusted professional and discuss different estate planning tools and strategies to effectively carry out your end of life wishes. Although estate planning can sometime be a morbid topic, it is important to properly plan so that future confusion and confrontations among family can be properly avoided. If you do not have a current estate plan in place, you should contact our firm to discuss ways to protect your legacy.

PROBATE

Estate Distribution, Personal Representatives, Administrators, and Executors

     Sometimes a loved one has passed away and assistance is needed to make sure that their wishes are carried out efficiently and legally. Legal guidance is needed to carry out the most simple of estate distribution matters through the court. This process is often complicated when family members become disgruntled or may disagree about the appropriate way to carry out the loved one's wishes. It is important to seek out legal counsel early after the passing of the loved one in order to avoid complicated issues with the distribution of the loved one's assets. Contact our firm to avoid the perils and pitfalls of probate.

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