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Our Practice Areas

Domestic Law

The law of domestic relations is the intersection of law and family.  It is a broad practice area that includes: divorce, post-divorce, custody and visitation, spousal support, parental rights, termination of parental rights, grandparents’ rights, adoption, and in some cases juvenile delinquency.  Unfortunately, some relationships are too strained to reconcile.  When that happens, you need an honest and ethical attorney with the experience to navigate the intricacies of human relationships. The attorneys in our firm understand how painful a broken relationship can be and we pride ourselves on helping people through these difficult times.

Criminal Defense

Criminal law, as the name suggests, is the body of law that relates to crime.  Thousands of laws are passed at the federal, State, or municipal levels and many of them prohibit certain types of behavior.  They also set forth the punishments to be administered for the corresponding crime.  To be proven guilty, the prosecuting attorney must prove each element of the crime “beyond a reasonable doubt.”   Many people are familiar with that phrase but few understand the challenges associated with defending an accused against a charge.  If you have been arrested for a crime, your freedom or even your life may be at stake.  At that point, you need an attorney with effective and proven trial skills.  Each of our attorneys feels a calling for trial work and zealously defending the rights of others.

Torts

A tort is a civil wrong.  A tortious act occurs when the tortfeasor (the wrongdoer) wrongs or injures a victim but the behavior does not rise to a criminal level.  Some torts are intentional and include wrongs like battery, and assault.  One of the most common types of torts is common law negligence.  If someone is negligent, they have breached a duty that caused another damages.  Regardless of the type of tort, there are specific deadlines called statutes of limitation that an injured person must observe.  If the statute of limitations is not observed, the injured may not be able to recover their damages.  There are numerous other torts and numerous other rules that govern how and when a cause of action for a tort may be brought.  Time may not be on your side.  Our attorneys are happy to speak with you and when and if you must face the question of what to do when you have been injured by someone else’s negligence.

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