Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
If you have suffered a serious injury, we can help. Personal injury cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm.
When a person dies or is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another, the surviving members of the victim's family may sue for "wrongful death."
For more information about personal injury or wrongful death, please contact us.
Mediation and Conflict Resolution
Douglas McElvy was certified by the American Academy of Attorney Mediators in 1995. He was in the first class certified by the Alabama Appellate Mediation Program and has favorably mediated several cases on appeal to the Supreme Court of Alabama. McElvy has successfully mediated numerous cases for over fifteen years dealing with practically every facet of litigation.
With the help of a neutral third person, a party may reach a voluntary resolution of a dispute. This is a flexible and confidential process that aims to understand the interests of all parties involved. The solution to the dispute is decided by the parties involved, not the mediator.
Probate and Trust Litigation
When a loved one dies, disputes may occur that cause financial and emotional stress. Depending on the clients requirements, we provide both counsel and litigation representation. At our firm we provide probate and trust litigation of all kinds with experience and diligence.
Please contact us for more information on how we may assist you.
A business dispute may occur when there is a disagreement between two businesses on whether the terms of their contract were followed or fulfilled. There are many types of disagreements that businesses may find themselves in such as property, billing, and services rendered disputes. Our firm may provide the legal assistance necessary to resolve any business disputes you have.
General Civil Litigation
Often, many disputes can be resolved before becoming a law suit. Our firm can help with conflict resolution, avoiding court all together. If you are already involved in a lawsuit, our firm can help you too. General civil litigation is any kind of dispute, such as personal injury, mediation and conflict resolution, probate and trust litigation, business disputes, and real estate and boundary line disputes.
Real Estate and Boundary Line Disputes
Boundary line disputes typically involve you and your neighbor regarding where the precise edges of your boundaries are. Encroachments may occur, such as a neighbor intruding on or over your land with some type of structure. Our firm works to resolve any disputes that may occur regarding real estate and boundary line disputes.