Appeals

Appeals from judgments in all civil Superior and District Court cases

Automobile Accidents

Representation of plaintiffs injured by the negligence of another in a motor vehicle collision (see also Personal Injury); representation of defendants against whom a claim is made for personal injury as a result of a motor vehicle collision

Civil Litigation

General civil litigation in Superior and District Courts; appeals from Magistrate (Small Claims) court

Closings

Title searches; buying and selling of real estate, residential and commercial; deed preparation; recording of real estate transactions

Collections

Assisting clients in collecting on debts and judgments

Construction

Representing clients in disputes involving the construction of residential or commercial property, including litigation

Contract

Drafting of contracts; interpretation of contracts; litigation involving breach of contracts

Criminal Defense

Traffic, Driving While Impaired (DWI), misdemeanors, drug charges, theft/larceny, assault, domestic violence, felonies

Debtor/Creditor

Representation of clients attempting to collect a debt; defense of clients who are disputing a debt

Declaration of Desire for a Natural Death

See “Living Will” below

Divorce

Absolute divorce based upon one year’s separation

Domestic and Family Law

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Adoption
  • Adultery
  • Annulment
  • Alienation of Affections
  • Alimony
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Contempt Motions
  • Criminal Conversation
  • Distribution of Property
  • Divorce
  • Divorce from Bed and Board
  • Domestic Relations
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emergency Orders Concerning Minor Children
  • Equitable Distribution of Property and Debt
  • Grandparents’ Rights
  • Legal Separation
  • Marital Property Division
  • Mediations
  • Non-Support
  • Paternity Tests
  • Post-separation Support (Temporary Alimony)
  • Pre-marital Agreements (Prenuptial Agreements)
  • Protective Orders (50B Actions)
  • Separation Agreements
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Visitation Rights
  • Violation of Protective Orders
  • Wage Withholding

Easements

Reviewing or drafting easements or rights of way

Estates

Probate; administration of decedent’s estates

Guardianship

Petitions for declaring incompetency; incompetency hearings; public guardian for incompetent’s estate and property

Health Care Power of Attorney

Preparation of documents designating a health care agent to make health care decisions

Insurance

Representing clients in the interpretation of insurance policies, and in making claims against insurance companies which have wrongfully denied coverage or failed to honor the obligations of the insurance contract

Insurance Defense

Representation of defendants in civil Superior and District Court in general negligence cases, automobile accident personal injury cases, and all other general civil liability cases where defendant has a liability insurance policy providing for the defense of the claim

Living Will

Preparation of legal document expressing desire for a natural death and desire not to be placed on life support

Power of Attorney

Preparation of powers of attorney and appointment of legal representative (attorney in fact)

Personal Injury

Representation of plaintiffs making a claim in civil Superior and District Court for personal injury from automobile accidents, slip and fall cases, dog bites, wrongful death, property damage. Most of these cases are handled on a contingent fee basis, where the client pays no attorney fees until there is a recovery on the client’s behalf (although client is still responsible for the fees incurred in prosecuting the claim).

Planning and Land Use

Representation of clients before Planning Boards and other administrative bodies concerning land use, building permits, construction, zoning

Real Estate

Real estate closings; buying or selling of real property; commercial and residential leases; refinance of mortgage loans; foreclosures; easements and rights of way; condemnations; partition proceedings; sale of real property for estates, incompetents, minors; landlord and tenant law; construction law; zoning; eminent domain; land use

Trial Practice

Trials in civil Superior and District Courts; appeals from Magistrate (Small Claims) court

Wills

Preparation of wills, including testamentary trusts

Will Caveat

Challenge to will (will contest) based upon fraud, deceit, undue influence; action to set aside a will

Wrongful Death

Getting grieving families justice for their loss

Zoning

Assisting clients in zoning or re-zoning real property