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  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
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John A.
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Very happy with this attorney. Even a simple divorce case is personally challenging. Catherine made the whole process much easier with her professionalism and calm, grounded demeanor.

The Woods Law Firm
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  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dwayne G.
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Freddy Woods is an excellent, experienced, attentive lawyer who gets results for his clients. He is extremely knowlegeable and will keep you informed at every juncture of your case. Moreover, he is accessible and his staff is courteous, kind, and polite. I would highly recommend this attorney to anyone seeking legal help or advice!

  • 7 years in business
Claudia N. W.
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The Law Offices Of Marion M. Moses LLC provides good Attorney services

Jack S.
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It providing good Divorce Lawyers services

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With Barbier's extensive experience in the field of criminal law, she is well equipped to deal with a wide variety of issues. Barbier has spent her career dealing with the local state and federal law enforcement as a criminal defense attorney.

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If you need help with your family law case, then you need the help of the qualified legal team at the The Farley Law Firm, LLC. Contact a divorce attorney in Lexington now to discuss your case!

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At Lester and Hendrix, we understand the frustration and difficulties surrounding divorce and separation. Our representation provides you with guidance and support throughout this transitional period of your life to help you feel safe and secure. Our knowledgeable lawyers work exclusively in the area of family law on assisting men, women, plaintiffs, and defendants.

  • 11 years in business
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I am a bankruptcy attorney, and I file Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases for individuals with primarily consumer debts. If you have debts you can not afford to pay and are not sure whether a bankruptcy may help, please call. We can talk on the phone for a few minutes, and I can get familiar with your situation and explain whether a bankruptcy may help, what the process is and what the costs may be. Call now for a free consultation.

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Barbier has prosecuted some of the most high profile, noteworthy and complex federal cases in South Carolina's recent history. She has received numerous awards from a wide array of entities and has appeared on numerous local and national news programs, including CNBC's American Greed.

  • 28 years in business
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Columbia criminal-defense attorney, Jack Swerling, has a reputation for being a vigorous South Carolina trial lawyer, defending the rights of the accused.

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What does an immigration attorney do?

Immigration lawyers help their clients through all phases of the immigration process. Experts on immigration law, they are legally qualified to represent U.S. citizens, permanent residents or undocumented immigrants. Immigration lawyers also provide assistance to visitors here on student, work or travel visas, and can represent clients who may have an expired visa or who have overstayed their visa.

You can hire an immigration lawyer to assist you with petitioning for renewing a permanent resident or green card, navigating the naturalization process, submitting an employee-based petition for a work visa, filing a petition for a family member, or representing you or a loved one who is facing detention or deportation, as well as replacing, extending or changing a current visa, green card or work permit. The immigration process is highly complex, with multiple hearings, paperwork and requirements. Hiring a legal expert to represent you can help you make your best effort in the process. When researching immigration lawyers, it is very important to verify their qualifications and find a reputable attorney. Read reviews and verify that the immigration lawyer is licensed by your state before paying any fees.

What is a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer fights on your behalf if you’ve been injured physically, psychologically, economically or in reputation. This injury may be the result of neglect or malicious intent of another person, or it could be at the hands of a business, government or other entity. Personal injury lawyers specialize in tort law, which is the law of civil wrongs like car accidents, company wrongdoing, unlawful imprisonment and more.

To become qualified to be a personal injury lawyer in the United States, a person must earn a bachelor’s degree, followed by a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from a law school. Most states then require the person to pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. Unlike many attorneys who require a retainer, personal injury lawyers often work on contingency fees. This means that in lieu of payment upfront, they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the settlement in case of a win.

What should you look for in a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer will advocate for your legal rights if you’ve been hurt in an accident at work or in daily life, have suffered from medical malpractice, or are struggling to have your insurance carrier cover your needs. It may be helpful to talk with two or three lawyers before selecting one. When looking for a personal injury lawyer, research their reviews and make sure former clients have had good experiences with them. Next, make sure the personal injury lawyer has experience and proven success winning cases similar to yours. Confirm that the lawyer is licensed to provide services in your state. When you find a qualified personal injury lawyer with whom you want to work, freely discuss payment and fees before any work begins. Most lawyers offer a free consultation to learn what your case is about and explain their rates. Personal injury attorneys typically receive a percentage of your settlement (called a contingency fee), so they are paid after the trial or case is complete. Keep in mind that some attorneys have fees that you must pay even if you don’t win your trial. It’s important to understand these details before work begins so you don’t have any unhappy surprises later. Lastly, it’s wise to choose a personal injury lawyer that you have confidence in and with whom you can communicate openly and honestly.

How do you find a good immigration lawyer?

Research is key to finding a good immigration lawyer. The immigration process can be overwhelming and complex, so a trustworthy advocate is critical. When you have identified several eligible candidates, verify their immigration law license to protect yourself and your finances. Once you have a set of licensed immigration lawyers in mind, choose one based on these considerations:

  • Mutual respect: You want an immigration lawyer who treats you and your family with kindness and consideration. You’ll do the same for them.
  • Availability: Before hiring, note if they have responded promptly to your emails and calls. You don’t want to hire someone you have to chase around.
  • Proven success: Read former client reviews and research their success rate with cases similar to yours.
  • Transparent rates: Ask directly about what their rates are, how they bill, and what they estimate your legal fees will be. Ask if they will sign a fee agreement, and get receipts for all fees paid.
  • Verify who will handle your case: Sometimes junior lawyers work on firm cases. This is okay, as long as you have discussed it and are comfortable with it. When junior lawyers or paralegals are working on your case, ask if the hourly rate is lower.
  • Be wary of anyone who promises you specific results: No case is certain, and the immigration lawyer should be honest about what you can expect.

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How much does an immigration lawyer cost?

Immigration lawyers are experts in the nuances of the highly complex United States immigration system. They help clients of all backgrounds petition for immigration status and become U.S. citizens, and can represent clients who are facing deportation or detention. Nationally, the cost people pay for immigration lawyers averages $500-$1,010. The services you need will have a huge effect on your costs. For routines cases, such as applying for a travel visa, an immigration lawyer may be able to confidently quote you a set price, while more open-ended cases may be billed at an hourly rate of $200-$500, or more, depending on the reputation and experience of the firm and lawyer. Before hiring an immigration lawyer, ask what their plan for your case is and what expected costs may be. Many immigration lawyers work from retainers, and request a set amount of money upfront from which to work. For example, a lawyer who charges $300 per hour may estimate $4,000 for a standard family-based immigration case, the common process in which a U.S. citizen petitions for permanent residency for their spouse, fiancee or family members.

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