Appellate PracticeWhether appealing a decision from an administrative agency, a district or circuit court, or even the Court of Appeals it is essential to know the legal procedure and to be properly represented when faced with an appeal or adverse decision. For more information concerning Appellate Practice, or to contact one of our experienced attorneys from Lawrence & Lawrence, PLLC to assist you please email us at LLO@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.
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Arbitration and MediationThe use of arbitration and mediation is gaining popularity in Kentucky due to their judicial efficiency in resolving conflict. Often these services can be a more time and cost effective way of resolving disputes. Arbitration and Mediation are both forms of alternative dispute resolution. Alternative dispute resolution means resolving a dispute without going to trial before a judge or jury. For more information concerning Arbitration and Mediation, or to contact one of our experienced attorneys from Lawrence & Lawrence, PLLC to assist you please email us at LLO@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.
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BankruptcyThe Bankruptcy law was written to give all individuals the opportunity to receive a fresh start. The law allows you to either eliminate all of your unsecured debt by filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy or it allows you to pay your debt over time and to catch up on your mortgage, student loans and back taxes to reduce the interest rate that you may be paying by filing a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Upon the filing of either type of bankruptcy, the Bankruptcy law requires that all collection activity cease immediately. This includes telephone calls, garnishments, and all collection correspondence, in addition to all collection activity for student loans, back taxes, and under certain circumstances, back child support. For more information concerning Bankruptcy Law, or to contact one of our experienced attorneys from Lawrence & Lawrence, PLLC to assist you with any issues in this area please email us at LLO@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.
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Business & Corporate ServicesIn today’s world the number of regulations, codes, and legal issues facing a business can be overwhelming and complicated. Legal issues facing businesses include employment and labor law, zoning, contract preparation and negotiation, tax issues, shareholder disputes, and incorporation. Guiding your company through the murky legal and financial waters of today’s economy requires a thorough understanding of the laws and legal issues your company faces. Whether it involves protecting yourself and your company from liability through well drafted contracts, dealing with a litigious employment dispute, or dealing with a corporate audit you need an experienced advocate to explain your legal rights and the options you have in making a well-informed decision. If you would like to speak with one of our experienced business attorneys please contact us by emailing LLO@RealLawKY.com or calling (502) 589-5855.
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Business LitigationBusiness is done through a series of contracts, documents, and forms. Every aspect of business is dependent on mutual obligations and promises. You may sell or lease property or equipment, buy or sell goods, provide services, hire subcontractors, and send and receive bills. Occasionally your company may get threatened with a law suit or need to sue another company or individual. While a good deal of business litigation centers on the collection of debts Lawrence & Lawrence, PLLC can also assist you in resolving legal disputes, enforcing non-compete and non-disclosure agreements and resolving most other breach of contract claims. The links below will provide more detailed information about some of the common forms of business litigation. If you would like to speak to one of our attorneys please email LLO@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.
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Construction LawConstruction law covers a wide variety of areas including residential, manufacturing, industrial, and energy developments well as civil projects such as building highways and bridges. Issues affecting construction law include public and private job bidding, program management and planning, environmental issues, employment and labor disputes, immigration issues and regulatory agencies such as OSHA and EPA. If you own a construction business or are seeking to hire a construction business and would like to discuss this further with one of our experienced attorneys you can contact LLO@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.
Contract Review And DraftingBusiness’s and individuals enter into contracts every day. A good contract clearly sets forth all of the details of the proposed transaction and provides provisions that govern any future disputes that may arise. A good contract can help you or your company win (if you become involved in a breach of contract lawsuit) or even prevent a lawsuit all together. For more information on some common contracts please visit the links below. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys about preparing or reviewing a contract please contact LLO@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.
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Criminal LawFor more information concerning Criminal Law, or to contact one of our experienced attorneys from Lawrence & Lawrence, PLLC to assist you with any issues in this area please email us at LLO@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.
Areas of Criminal Law
Employment LawOur experienced employment law attorney, Andrew Weeks, has represented both employees and employers in employment disputes which provides him with a litigation advantage when both prosecuting and defending employment matters. Andrew’s litigation experience covers a broad range of employment issues including non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, ADA, and Kentucky Civil Rights Act discrimination claims, wrongful termination, retaliation, unemployment insurance appeal hearings, wage and hour disputes, and arbitration agreements and proceedings. While his focus is on advocating for employees’ rights against bigger companies, if you are a small business owner dealing with an employee issue then Andrew’s experience, expertise, and work ethic will also increase your chances of a positive outcome. If you you have an employment related question of any kind then contact Andrew Weeks for a free consultation by emailing ACWeeks@RealLawKY.com or calling (502) 408-6173. For more information concerning Employment Law, or to contact our experienced employment law attorney from Lawrence & Lawrence, PLLC, Andrew Weeks, please email us at ACWeeks@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.
Areas of Employment Law
Title VII and EEOC Proceedings
Kentucky Civil Rights Act (KRS 344) Disability, Race, and Gender Discrimination
ADA Violations and Claims
Wage And Hour Disputes
Unemployment Insurance Appeal Hearings
Arbitration Agreements and Proceedings
Estate Planning“Estate” is the legal term that refers to all of the money property and assets you have at your death. If you are concerned with how your estate will be distributed you should have a will or trust. Laws relating to wills and trusts vary by state. If a person passes away without a properly executed will Kentucky law will dictate which people inherit the estate and how much each person will inherit. There is no form will or trust that works for everybody which is why our professionals meet with every client face to face to discuss their particular wishes and provide them with an estate plan that will meet their goals. A well prepared estate plan can save your family substantial time, stress, and money. For more information about common forms of estate planning please visit the links below. If you would like to speak with one of our attorney about preparing or reviewing an estate plan please contact LLO@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.
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Family LawKentucky has adopted a Family Court System separate from the district and circuit courts. In Kentucky the rules relating to Family Laws come from 1) Kentucky Case law, 2) Kentucky Revised Statutes, 3) Kentucky Administrative Regulations, 4) Kentucky Rules of Civil Procedure, 5) any local rules of procedure that your county has adopted, 6) the Kentucky Family Court Rules of Practice and Procedure, 7) any local family court rules that your county has adopted, and 8) specific Federal Regulations (such as the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act). Complicating matters even further for Kentucky Residents is the fact that many of these laws change each year. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys about the facts of your case and how they will be reviewed in your county, please contact LLO@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.
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General LitigationLawrence & Lawrence, PLLC represents clients in a wide variety of general litigation issues including: insurance disputes, business and commercial litigation, plaintiff’s cases, defense cases, and tort defense. With a breadth of knowledge and a depth of experience Lawrence & Lawrence can help guide you to a speedy and fair resolution of your issues. To contact one of our experienced attorneys from Lawrence & Lawrence, PLLC please email us at LLO@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.
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Insurance Coverage DisputesInsurance coverage disputes can arise in many different circumstances including property and casualty insurance, automobile insurance, homeowner's insurance, renters' insurance, and Commercial General Liability (CGL) coverage. Issues arising from insurance coverage disputes include bad faith denial of claims, wrongful refusal to settle, duty to defend, undervaluation of insurance claims, scope of coverage and coverage exclusions, third-party coverage and subrogation, stacking insurance policy provisions and excess insurance disputes. If you are involved in an insurance coverage dispute and would like to learn more about your rights and legal options then please contact us at LLO@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.
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Lender LiabilityLender liability claims can deal with large and small banks, commercial lenders, small lenders, mortgage lenders, leasing companies, automobile dealers, retailers, and finance companies. Lender liability issues include: bad faith claims; lending fraud; bank fraud; breach of fiduciary duty; breach of contract; misrepresentation; bank officer and director liability issue; improper bank transfers; inappropriate collateral sales; and payment system errors. Lender liability claims can often be prevented with careful planning and implementation of procedures including regulatory compliance; review and modification of loan documents; changes to loan workouts and restructurings; and modification of foreclosure and collection processes. It is important to take preventative measures to avoid potential lender liability litigation before it occurs. It is important to talk to an attorney to make sure your business is complying with the appropriate regulations and drafting documents that reduce your risk and liability. If you are interested in learning more about preventing potential lender liability or your company is currently involved in a lender liability dispute please contact us at LLO@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.
Personal InjuryPersonal injury law, also known as tort law, is used to help protect you or your property if damaged because of someone else's actions or negligence. Tort law is based on the premise that the one who caused the harm should be the one who pays for the harm. Although no amount of money can compensate you for some injuries, monetary damages are seen as the only way to compensate the person harmed. Sometimes your insurance policy or another’s will be the party compensating you for the injury, and it is important to understand insurance policies and the legal pitfalls and implications surrounding them. If you or someone close to you has been injured or had their property damaged and you would like to speak with one of our experienced attorneys to learn more you can contact us at LLO@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.
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Premises LiabilityProperty owners have a legal responsibility under federal, state, and local laws to maintain and keep property safe for visitors, employees, and customers. Oftentimes the premises are insured under policies with varying forms of protection. When it an accident happens it can usually be traced to the property owner’s negligence in maintaining the property, the construction or design of the building being negligent, building or zoning violations, defective electricity, dangerous animals, or natural conditions such as snow and ice. The laws governing the degree of liability will depend on the circumstances. When insurance is involved there are even more complicated legal questions such as the scope of coverage and the extent of coverage. If you have recently been injured on someone else’s premises or are a property owner facing premise liability litigation please contact us at LLO@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.
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Professional Malpractice DefenseIt is important to retain experienced counsel immediately when facing professional malpractice litigation involving a suit for damages or possible suspension or revocation of your professional license before an Administrative Agency.
If you are being sued for professional malpractice or facing possible suspension or revocation of your professional license you can contact one of our experienced attorneys from Lawrence & Lawrence, PLLC for immediate assistance by emailing us at LLO@RealLawKY.com or calling (502) 589-5855.
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Real Estate LitigationOur attorneys have over 20 years of experience of Real Estate Litigation
Whether you are a property owner, renter, landlord, real estate agent, or construction company our firm is ready to assist you with you issues. To learn more about Real Estate Litigation, or to contact one of our experienced attorneys from Lawrence & Lawrence, PLLC for immediate assistance by please email us at LLO@RealLawKY.com or call (502) 589-5855.
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Real Estate Professional E&O DefenseOur attorneys have over 20 years of experience defending Real Estate Professionals.
It is important to retain experienced counsel immediately when facing a law suit for damages or possible suspension or revocation of your professional license before the Real Estate Commission or Real Estate Appraiser’s Commission. If you are facing an investigation concerning your Professional License you can contact one of our experienced attorneys from Lawrence & Lawrence, PLLC for immediate assistance by emailing us at LLO@RealLawKY.com or calling (502) 589-5855.