Solutions for Individuals

We live here. We work here, too. That means that we’re your neighbors and if you need legal help, we want to help you if we can. Here are some of the things that we can help you with:

Problems as a consumer of products

There are lots of names for this, but most often this has to do with protecting your rights as a consumer, whether the problem is that your car is a lemon, or you are having trouble getting a seller to live up to the warranty you bought. The law protects consumers and demands that merchants live up to their guarantees.

Examples of some problems you may encounter and need legal advice:

  • Timeshares
  • Product Deficiencies
  • Lemon Law
  • Home Improvement Scams
  • Warranties

Problems with your landlord

We are tenants, and in disputes between landlords and tenants, tenants are who we represent. Exclusively. If you have a question or concern about your relationship with your landlord, or you are already involved in a dispute, we want to help you if we can. Give us a call. Some of these things are time-sensitive, so don’t wait until the problem gets worse. Just pick up the phone or send us an email.

  • Security Deposit Disputes
  • Rent Collection Defense
  • Eviction Defense
  • Garnishment
  • Unreasonable Entry
  • Unlawful Retaliation
  • Special Protection for Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Fair Housing Act Violations

Problems at work

Most of us have to work, and we often identify ourselves with what we do for a living. So when things go badly at work, or we lose our work, it’s a big deal. If you are being treated unfairly at work, or you’ve been fired from your job through no fault of your own, we may be able to help you. Virginia, like most states, is an “employment at will” state. This means that employers really have the upper hand most of the time, and can alter the terms of your employment, or even fire you, without cause. But that doesn’t mean they can act illegally. If you suspect that what your employer is doing is illegal, you should contact us right away.

Some areas we can assist you with include:

  • Employment Discrimination
  • Unemployment Compensation

Problems with law enforcement officials

Sometimes we come into contact with law enforcement is unexpected ways, like when we get a speeding ticket on the way to church.

We can assist you in the following areas:

  • Speeding and Traffic Tickets
  • Misdemeanors
  • Truancy
  • Probation Violations

Wills: Being Prepared and Avoiding Problems

Most of us own things, even if it’s just a few, but none of us will take them with us in the end. We can help you figure out what you need to do to make sure that when the time comes, your loved ones are burdened as little as possible with the frustration and expense of administering an estate that is not well organized, or with trying to guess what you would have wanted them to do if you are ill and unable to communicate your wishes effectively.

We can assist you in preparing:

    • Advanced Medical Directive
    • Trusts
    • Wills

Problems with neighbors

We all live in the community and most of us try to get along with one another. But when you have a neighbor who is preventing you from peacefully enjoying your property it can make coming home the last thing you want to do. Usually these sorts of disagreements should be worked out in a neighborly way, but if things don’t work out, we can help you understand your rights and remedies, and what pursuing them will likely mean to you.

Some of the types of problems you may encounter include:

  • Property Damage
  • Slip and Fall or other Injuries
  • Land Boundary Disputes
  • Nuisance
  • Water Rights
  • Disputes Over Noise and Animals