Practice Areas

Criminal Law
Criminal Law

Being accused of, or arrested for, a criminal offense is stressful and life-changing. The consequences of a criminal charge or conviction are both severe and long term. We can help you navigate the process of fighting those charges from the beginning so that you don’t make serious missteps along the way. Sometimes this means negotiating the best possible result. Other times this means fighting your case in court. Either way, we will be there to help.

  • Misdemeanors – misdemeanor charges are less severe, but can still have long-lasting consequences. We can help you avoid mistakes now that can affect you down the road.
  • DWI – A DWI can lead to jail time and a loss of your driver’s license. We can help you navigate the process and protect your rights.
  • Felonies – A felony conviction can lead to the worst consequence—time in prison. We can protect you and your rights as you fight the most serious cases, such as murder, sexual assault, assault, and felony possession of drugs.
  • Probation Revocations – Being on probation is not always easy. When the prosecutor files a motion claiming that you violated your probation, your case can move fast. We can help you through the process and work towards a favorable outcome.
  • Appeal- A bad result in trial may not be the end. We can review your case and help you appeal your conviction to the court of appeals.

Family Law

We appreciate the life changing aspects of family law cases. Whether divorce, child custody or adoption, the cases can be a very stressful time for everyone involved. That is why we excel in representing family law clients. We help you try and solve conflicts in a manner that best serves you, your interests, and the interests of your children. If this means going to court, we are formidable in the courtroom and will zealously advocate on your behalf. We also believe that there are less expensive, and typically quicker methods, of resolving your family law cases, such as mediation. These methods give you more control over the outcome of your case.

  • Adoptions –even though this is a complex area of law, we help you navigate the process from the legal steps of agency and private adoptions to stepparent adoption and terminating parental rights.
  • Child Custody – we understand that your children are the most important aspect of your life and we fight for your rights, including helping you negotiate co-parenting arrangements that are practical and healthy for both children and parents.
  • Father’s Rights – fathers have the equal right to parent their children and to be involved in their lives and we work to protect those parental rights, establish custody and visitation.
  • Child Support – we work with parents to establish child support and modify child support if necessary.
  • CPS – we have extensive experience in dealing with Child Protective Services. We advocate for parents, children or third parties, such as grandparents or other interested persons.
  • Divorce – we help you navigate this often stormy and tumultuous time by determining what your priorities are, protecting your property interests and seeking the best possible resolution for your situation.

Estate Planning and Probate

Planning for the future and knowing that your estate is being handled is the greatest gift you can give your family. They will be grateful for the peace of mind that comes from knowing that important life decisions have been made in advance. We are here to help you determine what is the best way for you to plan for the future.

  • Wills – from a simple will to a more complex estate, we help you understand the different options available to you to ensure your estate is handled the way you want it to be handled.
  • Powers of Attorney – if you need a financial power of attorney, medical power of attorney, directive to physicians (“Living Will”), or HIPPA authorization we will walk you through the process and explain what each does for you.
  • Trusts – we help you determine whether a trust is right for you. If so, what type of trust do you need? We will explain the advantages and disadvantages of a trust and what that means for you.
  • Probate – we help you navigate this difficult and emotional time with compassion and understanding. We will help you determine what type of probate is necessary to carry out the terms of the will.
  • Guardianship – we will take you step by step through this complex area of law and help you understand all the requirements and ongoing commitments from a Guardian.

Real Estate

Whether you are buying your first new home, purchasing land for investment or transferring property for estate planning purposes we can help you acquire the property in a legal and binding manner. We will help you understand the terminology and decide what interests you own or wish to acquire.

  • Deeds- General Warranty Deed, Special Warranty Deed, Quit Claim Deed, Gift Deed. We can assist you in determining which deed is appropriate for your real property transaction.
  • Assignment of Interests- whether it is oil, gas, royalty or working interest we can help you transfer that interest and if necessary, work with the producers to ensure you are receiving your royalty payments
  • Lease Agreements- if you are not in the position to purchase a piece of property or would just rather lease, we can help put you in the best position with a solid lease agreement