State Law

How is an easement created, what does it mean to possess or benefit from an easement, and what rights do you get if somebody grants you an easement.

What is a catastrophic injury, how catastrophic injuries differ from other forms of personal injury, and compensation for people who have been severely injured through the carelessness or wrongful...

How human factors should be considered in the cause and prevention of accidents, and how human factors and ergonomics can be applied to improve systems and product safety.

Student loans are difficult to discharge in bankruptcy, but relief may be possible to borrowers who can prove that repayment would cause them undue hardship.

What is the statute of limitations for a criminal charge, is it different for a misdemeanor or felony offense, what are the exceptions, and what's the difference between the statute of limitations...

Once you enter into a contract, you may discover that the deal was not as good as you thought, or feel tricked or cheated by the other party. How can you terminate a contract and get a refund, or...

What conduct may cause a person to be charged with the crimes of assault or battery, and what is aggravated battery.

What is medical malpractice, when can a medical malpractice claim be made against a healthcare provider, and how to prove that malpractice occurred.

Issues involved with assessing and repairing damages following a house fire.

What offenses can trigger criminal charges for domestic violence, how do domestic violence charges differ from other battery charges, and what are the consequences of a domestic violence charge or...

Introducing the important concepts of product liability law, and when the manufacturer, distributor or seller of a defective or dangerous product may be liable for injuries caused the product.

When does a minor qualify for emancipation, what happens once you're emancipated from your parents, and what is the legal process for becoming emancipated.

What is the purpose of a deposition, what happens during a deposition, and what to expect if you're being deposed.

What are issue preclusion (collateral estoppel) and claim preclusion (res judicata), and how do they operate to prevent litigation and relitigation of claims.

What constitutes malpractice, or professional negligence, and when can a professional such as a doctor, lawyer or accountant be held liable for mistakes that injury a client or patient.

How to look for and find an expert for a subject of law or area of legal practice.

How does a young driver qualify for a full driver's license, and what are the consequences of violating the restrictions for a learner's permit or intermediate driver's license.

What is false imprisonment, or unlawful detention, and what are a person's rights and remedies if they are unlawfully detained or imprisoned by another person or by the government.

How does entrapment work as a defense to criminal charges, and what are the elements of the entrapment defense.

What is a postnuptial agreement, who should consider having one, and how do they work.

Why you should have a written fee agreement with your lawyer, how retainers work, how lawyer fees are calculated, and what you should expect from your fee contract.

When is a bar, tavern, restaurant or liquor store liable for serving alcohol to a customer who later causes injuries to others in a drunk driving accident.

What is social host liability for the service of alcohol to guests at a private residence, and what are the possible legal consequences of serving alcohol to minors or intoxicated guests.

What are the crimes of sexual assault and rape, and what happens in a criminal prosecution for a sexual assault case.

Today’s leading personal injury attorneys are experts in utilizing demonstrative evidence; plaintiffs should ask potential lawyers about how they plan to incorporate such evidence to win their...

What happens in a will contest, who can contest a will, and how can you prevent your will from being contested.

Common mistakes people make in their premarital agreements, and how to avoid them.

What legal remedies are available to people who have been injured through exposure to dangerous or toxic chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and what is a toxic tort.

When a person is injured in a slip or trip and fall accident, who is liable for their injuries, how is fault proved, and what damages can be recovered.

The issues and equities involved in using goodwill to determine the value of a marital business, while also assessing spousal support based on the same earnings.