Our lawyers and attorneys handle all types of cases including:
• Admiralty Law, Aviation Law – a distinct body of law which governs maritime questions and offenses. It is a body of both domestic law governing maritime activities, and private international lawgoverning the relationships between private entities which operate vessels on the oceans. It deals with matters including marine commerce, marine navigation, shipping, sailors, and the transportation of passengers and goods by sea.
• Adoption – a process whereby a person assumes the parenting for another and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities from the original parent or parents. Unlike guardianship or other systems designed for the care of the young, adoption is intended to effect a permanent change in status and as such requires societal recognition, either through legal or religious sanction.
• Alternative Dispute Resolution – includes dispute resolution processes and techniques that act as a means for disagreeing parties to come to an agreement short of litigation. Despite historic resistance to ADR by many popular parties and their advocates, ADR has gained widespread acceptance among both the general public and the legal profession in recent years. In fact, some courts now require some parties to resort to ADR of some type, usually mediation, before permitting the parties’ cases to be tried
• Animal Bites — Plaintiff – specific dog bite laws are on the books that provide protection for dog bite victims and their families. Though litigation and lawsuits involving a dog bite, pit bull attack, Rottweiler attack or Doberman Pinscher attack may seem relatively straightforward, the issues in a dog bite or animal attack case are exceedingly complex and often involve questions of legal liability, insurance coverage and damages.
• Bankruptcy Law, Foreclosure Defense – Bankruptcy in the United States is a matter placed under Federal jurisdiction by the United States Constitution (in Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4), which allows Congress to enact “uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States.” The Congress has enacted statute law governing bankruptcy, primarily in the form of the Bankruptcy Code, located at Title 11 of the United States Code.
• Business & Commercial Law – the body of law that governs business and commercial transactions.
• Child Support – child support or child maintenance is the ongoing practice for a periodic payment made directly or indirectly by an “obligor” to an “obligee” for the financial care and support of children of a relationship or marriage that has been terminated, or in some cases never existed.
• Civil Rights – The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a landmark piece of legislation in the United States that outlawed major forms of discrimination against blacks and women, including racial segregation.
• Construction Law – a body of law that deals with matters relating to building construction and related fields. It covers a wide range of legal issues including contract law, bonds and bonding, guarantees and sureties, liens and other security interests, tendering, construction claims, and related consultancy contracts.
• Consumer Protection – Consumer protection laws are designed to ensure fair trade competition and the free flow of truthful information in the marketplace. The laws are designed to prevent businesses that engage in fraud or specified unfair practices from gaining an advantage over competitors and may provide additional protection for the weak and those unable to take care of themselves.
• Contracts Law – a contract is a legally enforceable agreement between two or more parties with mutual obligations. The remedy at law for breach of contract is “damages” or monetary compensation.
• Corporate Law – the law of the most dominant kind of business enterprise in the modern world. Corporate law is the study of how shareholders, directors, employees, creditors, and other stakeholders such as consumers, the community and the environment interact with one another under the internal rules of the firm.
• Criminal Defense – deals with the body of rules that defines conduct that is prohibited by the state because it is held to threaten, harm or otherwise endanger the safety and welfare of the public, and that sets out the punishment to be imposed on those who breach these laws.
• Custody & Visitation – describe the legal and practical relationship between a parent and his or her child, such as the right of the parent to make decisions for the child, and the right of the other to visitation during specified times.
• Divorce, Marital & Family Law – an area of the law that deals with family-related issues and domestic relations including: the nature of marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships, issues arising throughout marriage (including spousal abuse, legitimacy, adoption, surrogacy, child abuse, and child abduction), and divorce.
• DUI / DWI – all states have enacted per se laws that prohibit operating (or in some jurisdictions merely being in physical control of) a motor vehicle while having a specific blood alcohol content (BAC) level.
• Elder Law – an area of legal practice that places an emphasis on those issues that affect the growing aging population.
• Employment Law – the body of laws, administrative rulings, and precedents which address the legal rights of, and restrictions on, working people and their organizations.
• Estate Planning – the process of anticipating and arranging for the disposal of an estate. Estate planning typically attempts to eliminate uncertainties over the administration of a probate and maximize the value of the estate by reducing taxes and other expenses.
• Health & Health Care Law – the federal, state, and local law, rules, regulations and other jurisprudence affecting the health care industry and their application to health care patients, providers and payors, and vendors to the health care industry.
• Immigration & Naturalization – governs the legal status of people, in matters such as citizenship. Immigration laws vary from country to country, as well as according to the political climate of the times.
• Insurance Law – practices of law surrounding insurance, including insurance policies and claims.
• Intellectual Property Law – the law under which owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs.
• International Law – the rules of law relating to the function of international institutions or organizations, their relations with each other and their relations with States and individuals.
• Landlord / Tenant – a part of the common law that details the rights and duties of landlords and tenants. It includes elements of both real property law (specifically conveyances) and contract law.
• Legal Malpractice, Professional License Defense – a type of negligence in, which the professional under a duty to act, fails to follow generally accepted professional standards, and that breach of duty is the proximate cause of injury to a plaintiff who suffers harm.
• Lemon Law – laws that provide a remedy for purchasers of cars in order to compensate for cars that repeatedly fail to meet standards of quality and performance.
• Litigation & Appeals – an appeal is a process for requesting a formal change to an official decision.
• Medical Malpractice – professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which care provided deviates from accepted standards of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving medical error.
• Nursing Home Abuse – a general term used to describe certain types of harm to older adults who reside in assisted living facilities.
• Patents, Trademark, Copyright – a set of exclusive rights granted to the author or creator of an original work, including the right to copy, distribute, profit from and adapt the work.
• Personal Injury – provides a legal remedy to those who claim to have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency, or other entity.
• Premises Liability — the liability for a landowner for certain torts that occur on the real property.
• Probate & Estate Administration – the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person by resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person’s property under the valid will.
• Products Liability Law – the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause.
• Real Estate Law – the body of regulations and legal codes which pertain to such matters under a particular jurisdiction and include things such as commercial and residential real property transactions.
• Mortgage Modifications – a process where the terms of a mortgage are modified outside the original terms of the contract agreed to by the lender and borrower (i.e mortgagor and mortgagee). In general, any loan can be modified.
• Sexual Harassment – generally defined as intimidation, bullying or coercion of a sexual nature, or the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favors.
• Taxation Law – the codified system of laws that describes government levies on economic transactions.
• Toxic Torts – a special type of personal injury lawsuit in which the plaintiff claims that exposure to a chemical caused the plaintiff’s injury or disease.
• Torts – a wrong that involves a breach of a civil duty owed to someone else. It is differentiated from a crime, which involves a breach of a duty owed to society in general. Though many acts are both torts and crimes, prosecutions for crime are mostly the responsibility of the state, private prosecutions being rarely used; whereas any party who has been injured may bring a lawsuit for tort.
• Class Action Lawsuits – a form of lawsuit in which a large group of people collectively bring a claim to court and/or in which a class of defendants is being sued.
• Trademarks – a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual, business organization, or other legal entity to identify that the products or services to consumers with which the trademark appears originate from a unique source, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities.
• Trusts – a trust is a relationship whereby property (including real, tangible and intangible) is managed by one person (or persons, or organizations) for the benefit of another.
• White-Collar Crime Law – defined as “a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation”
• Wills – a legal declaration by which a person, the testator, names one or more persons to manage his/her estate and provides for the transfer of his/her property at death.
• Worker’s Compensation Law – a form of insurance that provides wage replacement and medical benefits for employees who are injured in the course of employment, in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee’s right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence.
• Wrongful Death — Plaintiff – 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.
About Our Attorneys: Our attorney members are graduates of accredited schools of law, have concentrations in almost every field of the law, and have handled cases in Federal, Appellate, and Supreme Courts. Many are bilingual. We continuously screen our members with the Florida Bar to assure that they remain in good standing before making attorney referrals so that we can find a lawyer best suited to your needs.
Our Founder, a graduate of New York University School of Social Work who has consulted at psychiatric, geriatric and physically disabled facilities for 10 years, is the energy behind AAA ATTORNEY REFERRAL SERVICE. She also did an undergraduate internship at a facility for the criminally insane and family court in downtown Brooklyn, and worked as a director of a geriatric facility for 3 years. We understand the frustrations of crisis situations. One of our core understandings is that life has become so complex that virtually everyone needs to consult with a lawyer at some time. In short, a well-chosen lawyer can be one of your greatest assets.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT LAWYER
Sooner or later, you will need a lawyer or attorney for something, and free legal advice can only get you so far. Jewish Lawyers U.S.A. realizes that venturing into the world of legal battles, lawsuits, and judgments for the first time can be a very daunting experience.
Even experienced plaintiffs and defendants can have trouble getting the best performance and value out of their lawyer or attorney. This difficulty is compounded by the fact that a lot of your success rests on how you choose your attorney. If you follow a few simple rules, you will fare much better – and suffer much less aggravation – in your legal dilemma. For this reason, we strive to connect your with competent, personable and professional attorneys in our network.