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When selecting a law firm to represent you there are certain criteria that must influence your decision. The firms history of success in their chosen areas of practice is paramount when it comes to protecting you and your interests. The law firm of Lewis, Deese, and Nance has built a stellar reputation of excellence in the following areas.

 

Personal Injury Litigation

The law firm of Lewis, Deese, and Nance provides legal representation to those who have been injured, physically, or psychologically, as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency, or other entity.

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Wrongful Death Litigation

Wrongful death is a claim in common law jurisdictions against a person who can be held liable for a death. The claim is brought in a civil action, usually by close relatives, as enumerated by statute. The standard of proof in the United States is typically preponderance of the evidence as opposed to clear and convincing or beyond a reasonable doubt.

If you feel you have merit for a wrongful death claim, The law firm of Lewis, Deese, and Nance can provide you expert guidance and legal representation.

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Product Liability Litigation

A products liability claim is usually based on one or more of the following causes of action:

The claims may succeed even when products were used incorrectly by the consumer, as long as the incorrect use was foreseeable by the manufacturer (or other party in the "supply chain").

In general, products liability claims are based not on negligence, but rather on strict liability. Under the theory of strict liability, a manufacturer is held liable regardless of whether it acted negligently. It allows recovery for an injured customer who might be in a difficult position to prove what a manufacturer did or did not do in its design or manufacturing process. It is presumed that a manufacturer with its deep pockets may be better situated to absorb the cost of liability and would consider such expense in setting price for its products.

Some legal commentators consider claims of failure to warn to be based on negligence.

A basic negligence claim consists of proof of

  1. a duty owed,
  2. a breach of that duty,
  3. an injury, and
  4. that the breach caused the plaintiff's injury.

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Medical Malpractice Litigation

Medical malpractice is an act or omission by a health care provider which deviates from accepted standards of practice in the medical community and which causes injury to the patient. Simply put, medical malpractice is professional negligence (by a healthcare provider) that causes an injury

A plaintiff must establish all four of the following elements, for a successful medical malpractice claim.

  1. A duty was owed - a legal duty exists whenever a hospital or health care provider undertakes care or treatment of a patient.
  2. A duty was breached -- the provider failed to conform to the relevant standard of care. The standard of care is proved by expert testimony or by obvious errors (the doctrine of res ipsa loquitor or 'the thing speaks for itself').
  3. The breach caused an injury -- The breach of duty was a proximate cause of the injury.
  4. Damages -- Without damages (losses which may be pecuniary or emotional), there is no basis for a claim, regardless of whether the medical provider was negligent.

The law firm of Lewis, Deese, and Nance has decades of experience in all matters pertaining to Medical Malpractice Law and Litigation.

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Civil Rights Litigation & Law

A civil right is an enforceable right or privilege, which if interfered with by another gives rise to an action for injury. Examples of civil rights are freedom of speech, press, and assembly; the right to vote; freedom from involuntary servitude; and the right to equality in public places. Discrimination occurs when the civil rights of an individual are denied or interfered with because of their membership in a particular group or class. Statutes have been enacted to prevent discrimination based on a person's race, sex, religion, age, previous condition of servitude, physical limitation, national origin, and in some instances sexual preference.

In the event you feel your civil rights have been violated and are seeking professional, experienced, and knowledgeable representation, our attorneys at the law firm of Lewis, Deese, and Nance have the resources needed to represent you in any litigation or proceeding stemming from said violations of your civil rights.

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Employment Law & Litigation

Employment, or Labor law, is the body of laws, administrative rulings, and precedents which address the legal rights of, and restrictions on, working people and their organizations. As such, it mediates many aspects of the relationship between trade unions, employers and employees.

Employment law includes such areas as:

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Construction Law & Litigation

Covers legal matters pertaining to the construction process such as workplace/onsite injuries, issues of liability, contracts relating to construction, bonds, construction and builders' liens, and any claims that require settlement that have arisen thorough the process of construction.

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Criminal & Traffic Court

No matter what the level of severity in criminal or traffic court charges, your choice of counsel directly effects the outcome. A law firm that has the resources and ability to negotiate effectively with the District Attorneys office or present your case effectively in court is absolutely essential in assuring your freedom and/or lessening financial impact.

With an attorney from the law firm of Lewis, Deese, and Nance in your corner you are assured the highest level of commitment, expertise, and professionalism.

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Domestic/Family Law & Litigation

Family law deals with all areas of legalities involving domestic matters such as separation, divorce, child visitation and support., domestic violence, wills, estates and trusts.

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Corporate Law & Litigation

Corporate Law involves all matters related to incorporation and the applicable filings for a company, or nonprofit organization. Corporate law also includes legal matters related to the day to day operations of a corporation and its protection or defense against any claims of wrongdoing brought by employees, clients or competing corporations or organizations.

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Business Law & Litigation

Business law or Commercial law is the area of law which governs the conducting of business of commerce. including contracts, hiring practices, liability claims, adherence to local codes in the manufacture and/or sales of products and services.

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Real Estate Law - Commercial and Individual

Real Estate Law applies to all legal matters occurring during the purchase, acquisition, or leasing of homes, commercial buildings, and property to include ownership rights and disputes.

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Collections

The law firm of Lewis, Deese, and Nance represents businesses, collection agencies, banks, credit unions and health care providers, and other commercial creditors in the collection of debts, as well as the protection and enforcement of creditor rights and remedies, including remedies when a debtor has filed for bankruptcy protection.

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Condemnation & Eminent Domain

Eminent Domain practices involve the state or local government seizing property belonging to the private citizen without the citizens authorization for its own use through powers given to the municipality that may allow it to devote the said property to "Public use". condemnation is what occurs when the government exercises its power of eminent domain to transfer ownership or rights to private property away from the rightful owner to itself.

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Consumer Protection Law

Consumer Protection Law - Is the area of law that has to do with the safeguarding of the consumer against flawed, damaged, or dangerous products as well as the pursuit through legal channels for enumeration in cases of consumer fraud, and unfair or deceptive practices.

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Workman's Compensation

Federal and state Workers' Compensation deals with the employees exercising of their right to obtain compensation for job related injuries that have disabled or injured the individual in connection with work

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Appeals

After a decision is rendered in a civil or criminal law trial by a trial judge or jury in certain cases a written request may be submitted to a higher court to review the judges ruling and its applicability to the case law and case as presented. The appellate court may then decide that a mistake may have been made that would have changed the outcome and then order the matter reheard via a new trial.

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Superior Court, Domestic Court and Workman's Compensation Mediations

Mediation, a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), aims to assist two (or more) disputants in reaching an agreement. Whether an agreement results or not, and whatever the content of that agreement, if any, the parties themselves determine — rather than accepting something imposed by a third party. The disputes may involve states, organizations, communities, individuals or other representatives with a vested interest in the outcome.

Mediators use appropriate techniques and/or skills to open and/or improve dialogue between disputants, aiming to help the parties reach an agreement (with concrete effects) on the disputed matter. Normally, all parties must view the mediator as impartial.

Mediation can apply in a variety of disputes, such as commercial, legal, diplomatic, workplace, community and divorce or other family matters.

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