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  • 44 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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John Meadors has excellent knowledge of the law and is very well respected in the area. He was honest with me about my chances and fair with me on the price. In the end, he got everything dismissed! If you are ever in need of a good lawyer in Richland, Kershaw or the surrounding area look no further than John Meadors and the McWhirter Law Firm!

Burns Law Firm PC
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    Joe B.
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    An outstanding family lawyer.

    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!

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    If you’ve been charged with a DWI, a drug crime, or another serious criminal charge, turn to Attorney Michael Jeffcoat for help. He has the experience you need on your side to fight the allegations you face and help protect your freedom.

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    We have wise, prompt and a feverish work ethic. We focus our practice on litigation in both the civil and criminal defense arenas, including but not limited to: * Automobile Accidents and other Torts * Construction Litigation * DUI Defense * Trucking Accidents * Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect * Insurance Bad Faith * Premises Liability * Slip and Fall * Products Liability * Wrongful Death * Marital Litigation Our lawyers are admitted to practice law in South Carolina, the District Court of South Carolina, and The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and The United States Supreme Court.

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    We are family owned and family focused. In conference rooms and courtrooms across South Carolina, we do battle because we believe in the rights and power of hardworking people. We believe you deserve more than a chance; you deserve a voice. You deserve the truth. You deserve justice. By offering a free, detailed initial case review, we can help you determine if you have a case and recommend next steps forward. There is never a fee for representation in a personal injury case until we win. Visit our website to hear what dozens of clients have shared about their experience with us: "On behalf of my family and me, I would like to commend Bert Louthian and his firm for the exemplary handling of our recent wrongful death suit." "Bert and his associates were successful in getting our family the maximum award allowed by law. More importantly, he did so while treating us like individuals and not as dollar signs for his firm." Centrally located in Columbia, SC, we handle personal injury claims across South Carolina, including Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Greenville, Spartanburg, Aiken, Florence, Summerville, and everything in between. Learn more about our personal injury lawyers today, and give us a chance to share how we can help.

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    Having criminal offense charges is a life-changing event that can bring a serious long-lasting effect on the personal and professional life of the accused. Facing criminal charges successfully needs representation by South Carolina’s distinguished criminal defense firm with the most knowledge and experience in the criminal system. W. Barney Giese, who, for the past 16 years, served as the 5th Judicial Circuit Solicitor (District Attorney) founded The Giese Law Firm, LLC, which has over 30 years of criminal trial experience in the federal and state courts of South Carolina. Whether you have been charged with D.U.I., a violent felony or a drug charge, Barney Giese and The Giese Law Firm, LLC's attorneys are prepared to protect your liberties and rights by investigating and defending you from the charges brought by the government. For a free initial consultation, call our Columbia office.

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    Experienced trial lawyer in all counties of the State of South Carolina Flexible Office Hours Reasonable fees Personal hands on services

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    Lane Law Firm is dedicated to serving clients needs in a variety of areas with integrity and commitment to results. Effective representation without the big firm price. Our goal is to resolve a case to the clients’ satisfaction, and save the client money. At Lane Law Firm, we treat each client and each case with a personal commitment to providing excellent service without having to pay the prices of the larger firms. In today's economy more than ever, we experience clients with a growing need for legal representation, without having to go into debt. We are dedicated to building a practice one client at a time. We offer financing upon approval/discounts for veterans and active duty military and military spouses. We handle a variety of legal matters: Family Law/Domestic Litigation • Divorce and Military Divorce • Child Custody and Visitation Issues • Child Support Increase/Reduction • Separation Agreements/Property Division • Adoptions • Family Law Trial Institute Alumni - 2010 Civil Litigation • Personal Injury and Automobile Wrecks • Breach of Contract Cases • General Tort Cases Real Estate Law/Property Law • Residential Real Estate Closings • Commercial Real Estate Closings • 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges • Landlord Tenant Law Criminal Law/Defense • All Felonies and Misdemeanor Charges • DUI/DUS Cases • Wills and Probate • Wills • Powers of Attorney • Administration of Estate

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    George Sink Florence personal injury lawyers are committed to seeking justice for injured victims throughout South Carolina. We have helped more than 35,000 injured people, and we have the expertise to assist you get your money faster.

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    George Sink Columbia personal injury lawyers are dedicated to seeking justice for injured victims throughout South Carolina. We have helped over 35,000 injured people, and we have the experience to help you get your money faster. Call us today at our main phone number for your free, no-obligation case consultation.

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    Contact the Michael Jeffcoat Firm if you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Columbia SC. One of our experienced defense attorneys will fight for your rights if you've been arrested for a misdemeanor or a felony.

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    We are a firm with a statewide practice. We operate in the areas of civil, criminal, consumer, property, domestic, foreclosures and many other practice areas.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    How do you find a good real estate lawyer?

    If buying or selling property feels overwhelming and the thought of finding a good real estate lawyer seems daunting, you’re in luck. There are some simple steps to follow for finding a trustworthy, affordable real estate lawyer to help with your property and legal needs.

    • Determine what kind of real estate lawyer you need. Many states require a real estate attorney to handle sale closing documents. For more complex matters such as a real estate deal gone awry or foreclosure, you’ll want to find an attorney who has successfully handled cases like yours.  
    • Look for online reviews of real estate lawyers in your area. Verify that they have proven experience closing or winning cases like yours and that they are in good standing with the state bar association.
    • Choose two or three lawyers to interview. Many offer a free consultation to learn about your case and provide information about rates. For standard real estate closing services, in-depth interviewing might not be necessary.
    • Ask about their rates and whether they charge by the hour or provide services for a flat fee. Ask whether a retainer is required, and what the total bill should be for a case like yours.
    • Ask for a write-up of the services that will be covered by the projected costs.
    • Make sure you like the real estate agent and they treat you with respect. Confirm whether they or another person will be working on your case and make sure you’re comfortable with all members of their team.
    • Pay the retainer and hire your lawyer.  

    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 does a real estate lawyer do?

    A real estate lawyer represents their client’s best interest in all matters related to the sale, purchase and ownership of real estate. They are experts in real estate law. In states that require a real estate lawyer to close home sales, the lawyer must review and finalize all documents before the deal can be legally completed. Real estate lawyers also help clients legally protect their rights when entering, exiting or renegotiating a real estate deal. You can hire a real estate lawyer as an individual or as a business. A real estate lawyer can help with negotiation, addressing mortgage fraud, managing foreclosures and bankruptcy, transfers of titles and deeds, property ownership disputes, zoning issues, creating a co-ownership contract for joint purchase of a property, and much more. Real estate lawyers can also protect you from issues that result when a known problem was not properly disclosed by the previous owner. Overall, real estate lawyers are an added cost when it comes to buying and selling property, but they also ensure your best interests are met, and that you and the people you are doing business with comply with the law.

    What kind of lawyer does wills?

    No one likes talking about death, but it’s better than leaving your children or siblings to sort out your estate. A clearly planned will can make the time of mourning easier for everyone. An estate attorney will develop a legal will, create trusts on your behalf, and ensure the proper execution of your estate after you pass away.  

    Family attorneys and estate attorneys, also called probate and wills attorneys, can each prepare wills. The type of lawyer best suited to prepare your will depends on your situation. Most family attorneys provide services to prepare basic wills, including bequeathing property and personal items to family or naming a guardian for minor children. However, estate attorneys specialize in preparing wills in more complex situations. Consider hiring an estate attorney if you:

    • Have a large number of assets, especially those subject to estate taxes
    • Want to create a trust, such as allowing a spouse to live in your home until he or she dies and then leaving it to your children, or set up long-term care for a beneficiary
    • Have an ownership stake in a business
    • Expect someone to contest your will
    • Want to disinherit your spouse
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