Personal Injury - Nicholson, Meredith and Anderson, LLC represents individuals involved in controversies alleging a wrong or damage to another's person, rights, reputation, or property resulting from events or activities such as automobile accidents, defective products, slip and fall, infliction of emotional distress, intentional misconduct, and negligence. Both W.H. Nicholson, III, and Lena Y. Meredith, handle all types of personal injury cases. Initial consultations are always free and contingency fees are available.
Vehicle Accidents - Many motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian injuries result from accidents. Auto accidents may involve negligence on the part of drivers, including drunk driving and reckless behavior. If you are injured in a car accident, Nicholson, Meredith and Anderson, LLC can assist you in receiving compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, disability and other damages.
Nursing Home Negligence - If you or your loved one has been injured, abused, or neglected in a nursing home, please contact Nicholson, Meredith and Anderson, LLC. The firm has experience representing clients against nursing homes and other managed health care facilities.
Workers' Compensation - Nicholson, Meredith and Anderson, LLC represents employees who are injured on the job in claims for lost wages and medical treatment expenses against private industry, federal, state, and local government employers and their workers' compensation insurers.
Wrongful Death - If you've lost a loved one in an accident or as the result of a faulty or defective product or piece of equipment, Nicholson, Meredith and Anderson, LLC can represent your interests against the parties at fault and their insurance companies to seek damages on your behalf.
Criminal Defense - Nicholson, Meredith and Anderson, LLC has experience defending the rights of people arrested and accused of criminal offenses. Our firm handles all types of criminal cases, from minor infractions and misdemeanors, such as traffic violations, to the most serious felony indictments. W.H. Nicholson, III was previously Chief Public Defender for Abbeville and Greenwood Counties during 1987 and 1988. Since then, he has handled all types of criminal cases in Magistrate, General Sessions, and Federal Court, including murder, rape, burglary, armed robbery, drug cases, assault and battery, among others. Mr. Nicholson has been counsel of record on three death penalty cases, and he is qualified as lead counsel for death penalty cases.
DUI / DUS-Traffic violations can have serious criminal consequences, particularly when a driver is accused of driving under the influence. A conviction on DUI / DWI charges may result in fines, the revocation or suspension of your driver's license, and possible jail time. In addition, your insurance company may increase your rates to an unmanageable level. In defending against an impaired driving charge, you have many rights as a criminal defendant, including the right to cross-examine the witnesses against you, even if they are police officers. An experienced criminal defense attorney can make all the difference in such a difficult case.
Few legal areas are as emotionally charged as family law, primarily for the litigants, but also for the lawyers and judges involved in the cases and even the public at large. In divorce and child custody cases in particular, the adversarial process has increased tensions between the parties that do not abate even when the process is complete. As a result, many states including South Carolina have begun to explore other, non-adversarial alternatives, such as mandatory mediation, which can save time and money and preserve relationships to the extent possible. Mediation and other Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes provide an option for those who prefer to stay out of court. ADR provides many potential advantages for most cases, including reduced cost, faster resolution, less emotional stress, and the ability to construct solutions that are outside of the authority of the courts.
Nicholson, Meredith and Anderson, LLC assists clients in all aspects of the law relating to the needs of today's families, including, but not limited to:
- Legal separation
- Domestic Partnerships
- Child Custody/Visitation
- Child and Spousal support
- Restraining Orders
- Grandparent's Rights
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Post-nuptial Agreements;
- Non-Marital Cohabitation Agreements
- Family Law Appeals.
Whatever the situation, Nicholson, Meredith and Anderson, LLC has the experience to handle all of your family law needs. Jennings B. Anderson, Jr., has an extensive domestic law practice in addition to the other areas of law he handles.
Estate Planning-Nicholson, Meredith and Anderson, LLC handles a variety of estate planning matters, including retirement planning, and planning for the distribution of an individual's property at his or her death. We have extensive experience with wills, powers of attorney, estate tax calculations, advanced directives, and charitable gift planning.
Probate, Estate & Trust Administration-Probate is the legal process by which a person's debts are paid and assets are distributed upon her or his death. Estate administration includes the probate process as well as non-probate transfers of the deceased's assets. Individual state laws direct the probate court how to distribute the deceased's estate. Trust administration involves managing, directing, and supervising the affairs of the trust. State laws and procedures vary greatly, so it is important to consult a firm with expertise in this area of the law to ensure that the deceased's assets are distributed correctly. Our firm has historically had an extensive probate practice, and every member of Nicholson, Meredith and Anderson, LLC has served as Personal Representative of a large estate.
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is the process of resolving legal conflicts without going to trial. As a Certified Mediator and Arbitrator, Lena Y. Meredith is at the forefront of this area, advising clients on arbitration, mediation, mini-trials, and private judging. We have an extensive network of mediators in determining when a form of ADR is in the best interest of clients and routinely advise clients on the legal consequences flowing from particular terms and conditions of all ADR options.