The Anderson Law Firm
Lawyer in Montgomery, AlabamaAlabama attorney Charles L. Anderson founded Anderson Law Firm, L.L.C., a young and vigorous mid-sized firm serving the needs of middle-income individuals and small businesses, in 1997. The firm's lawyers provide assistance with many types of legal issues: from estate planning to business planning, transactions to alternative dispute resolution, and personal injury litigation in all Alabama state and federal trial and appellate courts. Anderson lawyers are well versed in a broad spectrum of legal fields, and will, for each issue, help you choose the most efficient means of resolution. Some clients simply need an answer to a question or concern, while others may require the involvement of a team of Alabama trial attorneys and a variety of legal measures.
LAW PRACTICE AREAS
Our skilled, problem-solving attorneys have diverse backgrounds that allow them, as a group, to offer clients extensive experience in a wide variety of legal areas, including:
- Personal injury
- Workers' compensation
- Family law and divorce
- Probate and estate administration
- Criminal defense
- General litigation
- Small-business needs
- Dispute resolution
Montgomery Criminal Defense Lawyer
John Charles is one of the premier Defense Attorneys at Anderson Law. He is an expert at DUI defense!Sometimes good people find themselves in a bad situation. Do you know someone who was in the wrong place at the wrong time? Was your business set up, a patsy in a business transaction with the wrong people? Did a member of your family simply make a bad mistake? Do you know someone who broke the law when they felt they had no alternative? Sometimes good people find themselves in a bad situation. Any person under investigation, indicted, or charged with a crime risks devastating consequences if not defended by a skilled and knowledgeable attorney. If you are concerned about criminal charges, against yourself or someone you care about, contact our offices in Montgomery and ask to speak with an attorney. At Anderson Law Firm, L.L.C., our Alabama criminal defense lawyers have represented clients facing charges as common as drug possession, as complex as fraud, as politically sensitive as police brutality, and as serious as murder. We form a powerful defense team - several of our attorneys are former prosecutors, and Charles Anderson is a twenty-year veteran litigator. We are fully equipped to try cases in all Alabama state and federal trial and appellate courts. Our active representation begins in the pre-trial period. In cases, for instance, of non-violent drug crimes, we may be able to arrange for pre-trial diversion into Drug Court or rehabilitation programs. During trial, we present a compelling case on behalf of our client. We have attorneys that are experienced in criminal trials as both prosecutors and defense attorneys. In the critical post-conviction sentencing phase we work with the court to get our clients help and rehabilitation, not just punishment. In some cases, we have been able to arrange for suspended sentences, or the most favorable sentencing possible.
Montgomery Personal Injury Lawyer
Problem-Solving & Client-Committed Car Accident Attorneys in AlabamaIf you have been the victim of an accident caused by someone else — and you suffered serious or catastrophic personal injury such as a head injury or paralysis resulting from an accident — you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, repair or replacement of your motor vehicle, temporary or permanent disability, and pain and suffering. Sadly, your insurance company may take advantage of your situation, and may either deny your claim for compensation or respond with an unrealistically low settlement offer. The Montgomery personal injury and wrongful death lawyers of the Anderson Law Firm, L.L.C., hold negligent parties and their insurers accountable — in a court of law if necessary. Anderson Law's personal injury attorneys will review your medical records and the facts surrounding your accident, skillfully negotiate with your insurance company and assess its response. You can benefit from our reputation for innovative, effective legal counsel, exceptional service and professionalism throughout the legal process. If the claim is denied or the settlement offer is not fair, we will aggressively seek recovery on your behalf. This doesn't have to mean a lawsuit; we can represent you in negotiations or alternative dispute resolution. If the insurance company does not cooperate, however, we will not hesitate to go to trial. We know where the courthouse is. Our lawyers have the skill, experience and knowledge of Alabama law to present a strong case on your behalf. Contact us. Call today, toll free: 800-518-1847. Our firm's personal injury clients suffer from injuries resulting from a wide variety of accidents, including car accidents, truck accidents, drunk driving accidents, serious injury accidents, those involving defective products (products liability), slip-and-falls on poorly maintained premises, nursing home abuse and neglect, and workplace injuries. If you have been injured in an accident that should not have happened, we may be able to help you recover damages. If you have been injured in an Alabama auto accident, claims for your expenses may involve more than one insurance company. We will help you identify the parties responsible for your expenses, file a third-party claim or underinsured motorist claim or uninsured motorist claim if appropriate, and negotiate for fair compensation for the injuries you suffered in the truck or car wreck. If your loved one's fatal injuries could be construed as a case of wrongful death, we are here to advocate for you while remaining sensitive to your emotions at a difficult time in your life.
FREE INITIAL CONSULTATIONSDo you have questions about your accident and personal injury? The Montgomery personal injury attorneys of the Anderson Law Firm, L.L.C., are available to you right now at this toll-free phone number: 800-518-1847. Tri-County Area, River Region and central Alabama clients can also reach us online by e-mail. If you need an evening appointment, or a home or hospital visit while your recovery limits your travel, we can provide it. The Anderson Law Firm, L.L.C., also serves as the LegalShieldsm, provider for the state of Alabama.
Montgomery Workers' Compensation AttorneysHave you been injured in the workplace and are confused about your rights in dealing with doctors, HR managers, and insurance company claims representatives? The Alabama Workers' Compensation Law (Often called "Alabama Workmans Comp") states that compensation and benefits for those who have been injured in the line and scope of their employment are the employer's responsibility. Industrial accidents and employment-related injuries, such as those resulting from a construction accident, may happen suddenly. A claim also can be filed for injuries that happen over a period of time, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Whether your injury resulted from repetitive motion at a keyboard, or a fall at a construction site, your claim may be denied or stalled when first submitted. At the Anderson Law Firm, L.L.C., we are committed to helping working people. If you are frustrated by the claims process, workers' compensation lawyers at our firm will help you untangle the paperwork and recover benefits from employers and insurance companies. Anderson Law Firm, L.L.C. also serves as the LegalShieldsm, provider for the State of Alabama.
Years of Experience With a Reputation for ResultsOur firm's personal injury clients suffer from injuries resulting from a wide variety of accidents, including car accidents, truck accidents, drunk driving accidents, serious injury accidents, those involving defective products (products liability), slip-and-falls on poorly maintained premises, nursing home abuse and neglect, and workplace injuries. If you have been injured in an accident that should not have happened, we may be able to help you recover damages. If you have been injured in an Alabama auto accident, claims for your expenses may involve more than one insurance company. We will help you identify the parties responsible for your expenses, file a third-party claim or underinsured motorist claim or uninsured motorist claim if appropriate, and negotiate for fair compensation for the injuries you suffered in the truck or car wreck. If your loved one's fatal injuries could be construed as a case of wrongful death, we are here to advocate for you while remaining sensitive to your emotions at a difficult time in your life.
CONTACT US - FREE INITIAL CONSULTATIONSDo you have questions about your accident and personal injury? The Montgomery personal injury attorneys of the Anderson Law Firm, L.L.C., are available to you right now at this toll-free phone number: 800-518-1847. Tri-County Area, River Region and central Alabama clients can also reach us online by e-mail. If you need an evening appointment, or a home or hospital visit while your recovery limits your travel, we can provide it. The Anderson Law Firm, L.L.C., also serves as the LegalShieldsm, provider for the state of Alabama.
FAMILY LAW AND DIVORCE
Montgomery Family Law Attorney
Problem-Solving Alabama Divorce LawyersFamily law protects the rights of singles, couples, parents and children — before, during and after a marriage. You should have the support of an experienced family law attorney during any transition: divorce, stepparent adoption, grandparent adoption, a modification to a child custody or support order, or preparation of a prenuptial agreement. Our skilled, compassionate Montgomery family law attorneys can help. We are the Anderson Law Firm, L.L.C. We work hard for solutions to any problem that arises in your life.
Family Law Solutions for Central Alabama Clients Since 1997A divorce can trigger a number of complex emotions. It can also involve serious risks for your future financial stability and your children's welfare.
At the Anderson Law Firm, L.L.C., in central Alabama, our compassionate divorce lawyers understand that you are experiencing grief and anger. We provide the sound legal counsel necessary to protect your rights, allowing you to begin your emotional recovery so you can move on with your life.It is important to speak with an attorney as soon as you begin considering divorce. In many cases, there may be steps you can take even before separating or leaving your home that will strengthen your position and protect your rights regarding child custody and visitation, child support, alimony, division of property, and other issues. We always strive for a negotiated divorce agreement, and explore all alternatives, including mediation and arbitration. When an equitable agreement can't be reached, however, we are not afraid to go to court. If a divorce trial is the best way to protect your interests, especially when significant property and assets are involved, our skilled litigation attorneys will present a powerful case for a divorce decree that includes favorable terms for division of debt and property, child support and custody, visitation, and alimony or spousal support. If you are involved in the drafting of a divorce or prenuptial agreement, you may need estate planning services to update a will or establish a trust, or ensure a smooth transfer of family businesses. The Anderson Law Firm offers a wide range of legal services for individuals and families — skilled assistance for any problem that arises in your life.
CONTACT USIf you have questions about your family's legal needs as you pursue a divorce, please contact our Montgomery family law lawyers. We will be happy to speak with you. Our toll-free number is 800-518-1847 for clients in the River Region, Tri-County Area and central Alabama. We can schedule an evening appointment for you if you wish.
Montgomery Bankruptcy Lawyer
Alabama Debt Relief Attorneys Guide You to the 'Fresh Start' You Deserve
Proverbs 31: 8-9 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.Due to personal misfortune, an employer's financial problems or the continuing national recession, many hardworking people with good intentions are sometimes unable to pay their bills. Accumulating debt can lead to foreclosure threats on your home, repossession of your motor vehicle, garnishment of wages and harassment by creditors. If you have been laid off or unable to work because of illness, you may be unable to make mortgage payments. If you have been suddenly injured or ill, or your family has put a child through drug rehabilitation, you are facing extraordinarily high medical bills. If your family business has run into trouble, business bill collectors may be calling you. An expensive divorce can also cause significant financial burden. The good news is this: federal bankruptcy laws may provide you with relief and allow you to get back on your feet. Once you have filed for Chapter 7 liquidation or Chapter 13 reorganization bankruptcy, creditors are stopped from bill collection harassment, from suing you, from foreclosing on your home mortgage, from garnishing your wages and from making unwelcome phone calls to your home or office. At the Anderson Law Firm, L.L.C., in Montgomery, our experienced Alabama bankruptcy lawyers are well versed in the execution and discharge of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 filings, and up-to-date on recent changes in federal bankruptcy law. If you are frightened by the prospect of home foreclosure, want to end the creditor harassment you are receiving and seek innovative, effective legal counsel on eliminating or reorganizing your debt, contact our Montgomery offices and ask to speak with a bankruptcy attorney.
Most common debts that can be discharged through bankruptcy are:
- Back rent
- Utility rent
- Some court judgments
- Credit card bills
- Department store and gasoline company bills
- Loans from family and friends
- Newspaper and magazine subscriptions
- Legal, medical and accounting bills
- Unsecured loans
Debts that cannot be eliminated through bankruptcy include:
- Alimony and spousal support
- Child support
- Student loans
- Secured debts
- Personal injury damages arising from driving while drunk
- Debts from fraud, larceny or embezzlement
- Punitive damage claims for assault and libel
CALL OUR MONTGOMERY BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEYS TOLL FREEFor more information on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy law, and which debts can be eliminated, contact us. Call 800-518-1847 from wherever you are in central Alabama. We respond promptly to your e-mail and overnight messages.
We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.
PROBATE AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION
Montgomery Probate Lawyer
Alabama Estate Administration Attorneys Help You Plan for Your Family's FutureA death in your family is tragic enough without legal problems that complicate probate matters and divide loved ones. At such a trying time, you could find comfort in the solid guidance and counsel of an experienced Alabama probate law and estate administration attorney. You should want to ensure that the deceased relative's assets are transferred in a timely manner, according to law, and in accordance with his or her legally documented wishes. The Anderson Law Firm, L.L.C., in Montgomery can provide that comforting legal leadership. Our probate and estate lawyers are experienced, skillful and dedicated to justice for you. We have the team that can tackle the legal dimension of any problem that arises in your life. Your loved one's estate planning may not have been as airtight and durable as you had thought. He or she may not have left a last will and testament in the first place. Plans to avoid probate court through trusts and other methods of asset transfer can often go awry. If property is not properly or inadvertently left out of probate avoidance measures, a family will still need to proceed through the probate process. Our central Alabama probate lawyers have many years of experience with smoothly guiding family members through all requirements of probate court, efficiently and effectively. If your Tri-County Area or River Region family's estate administration is not proceeding as smoothly as you had hoped, contact the Montgomery probate administration attorneys of the Anderson Law Firm for an initial consultation.
Montgomery Probate Attorneys With Years of Experience & Reputation for ResultsThe Anderson Law Firm, L.L.C., capably handles all aspects of probate and estate administration, including:
- Validation of a will and resolving will contests caused by proof of heir disputes or allegations of incompetency, undue influence or mysterious changes to a will
- Obtaining court approval of a named personal representative or executor
- Filing of all notification requirements
- Collecting an inventory of the decedent's estate
- Payment of remaining debts and disputing creditor claims as necessary
- Resolutions of probate or trust litigation, if any
- Preparation, filing and payment of estate taxes
- Preparation of closing documents
- Distribution of assets and inheritances to named beneficiaries
- Closing the estate