As a general practice law firm, we assist our clients in many areas of the law. Please click on one of the paragraph headings below for more information about our practice in that area.
Criminal Defense - We have extensive experience defending the rights of people arrested and accused of criminal offenses. At the Law Offices of Valerie D. Judah, LLC we handle all types of criminal cases, from minor infractions such as traffic tickets and misdemeanors such as drunk driving (DUI/DWI), to the most serious felony indictments, including drug possession, sales and distribution, assault, theft, white collar fraud, embezzlement, arson, and homicide.
Family Law - Our firm handles a full range of family law matters in Dothan and throughout the Wiregrass, including step-parent adoptions, premarital agreements, contested and uncontested divorce, legal separation, establishment and modification of child custody and visitation, cohabitation and domestic partnership documents, mediation, common law marriage, and paternity.
Personal Injury - Our firm represents people in southeastern Alabama who have been injured by someone else, such as wrongful deaths, all types of motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, trip and falls, dangerous conditions, premises liability, and all other negligent and intentional misconduct. Our firm assists our clients in receiving the maximum possible compensation for their injuries, lost wages, and other damages.
Business & Employment Law - Employment law covers a complex network of laws and regulations that control how employers must treat employees, former employees, and applicants for employment. Our firm has considerable experience in interpreting and construing state and federal statutes and court decisions in areas such as employment discrimination, violations of civil rights, affirmative action, sexual harassment, employee benefits, whistleblower claims, wrongful discharge allegations, employment contracts, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Federal Employer's Liability Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Acts (OSHA), and special laws governing municipal employment.
Probate and Estate Administration - We also practice in probate and estate administration. Probate is the legal process by which a will is proved to be valid and decedents' debts are paid and assets distributed after they die. Estate administration includes the probate process as well as non-probate transfers of the deceased's assets, and generally includes collecting all of the decedent's assets, liquidating his or her liabilities, paying necessary taxes (if any), and distributing property to heirs. State laws direct the probate court how to distribute the deceased's estate, so it is important to consult a firm with expertise in this area of the law.
Wills - Our firm drafts wills for people who wish to plan in advance for the distribution of property upon their death, so that their property goes to the persons or charities that they wish, and their heirs pay the minimum possible tax.
Workers' Compensation - We represent employees who have been injured on the job in claims for lost wages and medical treatment expenses against private businesses, federal, state, and local government employers, and their insurers. We handle all related issues, including those dealing with defenses, fraud, subrogation, and appeals.
Alternative Dispute Resolution - Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is the process of resolving legal conflicts without going to trial. Our firm has substantial training and experience in arbitration, mediation, mini-trials, and private judging services. We counsel clients in determining when ADR is in their best interests and meets their needs better than traditional litigation, and on the legal consequences flowing from the use of each ADR option.
The Law Offices of Valerie D. Judah, LLC, represent individuals and businesses in Dothan, Alabama, and throughout southern Alabama in Houston County, Henry County, Dale County, Coffee County, and Geneva County, including Ozark and Enterprise.