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The Story of My $1.15 Million Dollar Verdict

The Story of My $1.15 Million Dollar Verdict

My first jury trial resulted in a $1.15 million dollar verdict for my client. A few months after I graduated from law school a client walked into my office and told me a story of corporate greed and corruption. That story, and the lawsuit that I filed on his behalf that traveled all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, still influences the way that I practice law today. Read the story and see parts of the actual file here.

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If I die without a Will does the State of Alabama get my property?

If you die without a will the State will not get your property unless you do not have any heirs at law. The Alabama Code sets out guidelines that that Probate Court must follow when someone dies without a Will. Those guidelines, which are referred to as the rules of intestate succession, list who gets the estate.

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Can I be fired without warning for showing up late to work?

Alabama follows the “Employment at Will” doctrine which simply means that in almost all circumstances your employer can fire you at any time for any reason. Some people might say that it is “discrimination” to treat any employee different from another for any reason. However, the law is very specific about what type of conduct constitutes “discrimination” and about who “discrimination” can apply to.

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What if you’re in a car accident with an uninsured driver.

U.M. coverage is one of the most important coverages to have and you should have the maximum amount that your insurance company offers. It is cheap and vital. You will have to make a claim against your own insurance to pay for the damage to your car and your medical bills. Oftentimes it is helpful to have a lawyer representing you because they can be responsible for submitting all the proof and medical records to your insurance company on your behalf.

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