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Our Services

Our past has framed our future which is why we emphasize in general litigation, estate planning, real estate law, probate, personal injury and criminal defense.

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Estate planning (wills, testamentary trusts, revocable trusts, power of attorney)

The primary goal of the estate planning process is to protect you and your loved ones in the future. Taking the time now to make the necessary arrangements for whatever circumstances may be part of that future will provide you and your loved ones with security and peace of mind.

Rich can help you ensure that your loved ones are protected by helping you prepare documents correctly and thoroughly.

Rich can help you prepare:

  • Last Will and Testament
  • Medical Power of Attorney with combined Living Will
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Transfer on Death Deeds

General litigation

Civil litigation refers to any legal dispute between two opposing parties. The primary difference between civil litigation and criminal proceedings is that in civil litigation, one party is seeking financial damages from the other instead of—or sometimes in addition to—seeking a conviction on criminal charges. Civil litigation can be used to address a wide variety of legal matters including:

  • Personal injury
  • Medical malpractice
  • Premises liability
  • Real estate issues
  • Will, Trust and estate disputes
  • Property damage issues
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Real estate (deeds, transfers, titles, boundary disputes)

Insuring that the interests of arguably your most valuable asset are well protected requires an attorney who understands this complex area of the law. Real estate services we help clients with includes:

  • Purchasing and selling
  • Deeds
  • Easements
  • Rights of Way
  • Title examinations
  • Lease drafting/review
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Rental Agreements

Probate matters (beneficiary disputes, estate administration)

Once your loved one has passed away, correctly handling one's estate issue requires careful attention and knowledge of West Virginia’s estate laws.

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Personal injury

"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. A personal injury case can become formalized through civil court proceedings that seek to find others legally at fault through a court judgment or, as is much more common, such disputes may be resolved through informal settlement before any lawsuit is filed

Criminal defense

Criminal defense refers to a legal dispute between the Government (Plaintiff) and Defendant. In this style of litigation, the Government (State of West Virginia, City of Parkersburg, United States of America, etc.) is seeking criminal charges and a conviction against a citizen which can result in jail time, prison time and restitution ($) or any combination of penalty.

Rich defends criminal cases in municipal court, magistrate court and circuit court.

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