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Auto Accidents and Injuries
If you or a family member have been injured in an accident as a result of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. The Law Offices of  A. J. Mitchell is devoted to helping personal injury victims in their search for justice. Besides your injuries, you should not have to suffer financial loss because of the negligence of a car or truck driver. Car and truck accidents can happen in a variety of ways. Whether it’s a car and truck colliding together, or a pedestrian, bicyclist or motorcyclist being hit by a car or truck, serious accidents occur every day. It’s happening all over the Atlanta metro area. Our law firm’s primary objective is to protect the rights of our clients by aggressively advocating on their behalf. The Law Offices of A J. Mitchell provides personal and individual attention to each case. We offer our clients the opportunity to retain our services under a contingency fee agreement, meaning our firm is only paid if we achieve a recovery. Our skill and judgment justify our fee, not a bill.

The Law Offices of A. J. Mitchell represents people who have suffered a serious personal injury resulting from: Auto Accidents, Cycling Accidents, Trucking Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Slip and Falls, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Deaths, Defective Products.

The Law Offices of A. J. Mitchell has a track record of achieving gratifying results for our clients. Through aggressive investigation and creative negotiation with insurance companies, we are prepared to move forward within the court system should negotiations result in an unsatisfactory outcome. The Law Offices of A. J. Mitchell is a respected and experienced personal injury law firm, devoted to justice for injured people.

Wrongful Death
The term “Wrongful Death” is used when a person loses their life because of the negligence of another and can apply to any type of personal injury case. The Law Offices of A. J. Mitchell understands the emotions and anger associated with Wrongful Death cases and will work zealously to get you the remedy you and your loved ones deserve. All Wrongful Death cases are given our immediate and most focused attention. All consultations are free and we will come to a location which is most convenient for you. You should note that a Wrongful Death case, actually involves two separate cases. One case is the estate claim of the deceased client and the other is the wrongful death claim of the family members he or she left behind. We handle Wrongful Death cases on a contingency basis, which means that unless we are able to collect a settlement, obtain a jury verdict or receive an award for compensatory damages, we do not receive a fee.

Family Law & Divorce
Family Law
There are many unexpected changes that occur in a family’s life. You want to ensure that you have a compassionate, knowledgeable source for legal advice and representation. At the Law Offices of A J. Mitchell, we have the experience necessary to assist you in all areas of family law. The firm’s divorce and domestic relations practice includes negotiations and litigation of cases concerning divorce, dissolution, custody of minor children, support payments, property division, post decree modification and contempt. The firm’s family law practice includes: Adoption, Divorce, Child Custody, Spousal Support, Prenuptial Agreements, Change of Name, Wills, Trusts and Estates, Revocable Living Trusts, Health Care Advance Directives (“Living Wills”), Powers of Attorney and Special Needs Trusts.

Divorce

The Law Offices of A. J. Mitchell will relentlessly fight to protect your rights to your assets, property and income, while lending a compassionate ear to your concerns as they help you to skillfully navigate the divorce process. If you and your spouse have mutually agreed to divorce and do not disagree on important matters, an uncontested divorce can generally proceed without difficulty and will be resolved in little over a month. However, in cases where you and your spouse disagree, it is possible that the contested divorce process will continue for months while related issues are negotiated and possibly litigated. Such issues may include: Child custody, Child support, Spousal support, Business and property valuation and Equitable division of marital assets.

Wills & Trusts
The importance of preparing for the unthinkable cannot be overemphasized.   Everyone, young and old, should have a will or a will substitute.   When considering whether the preparation of a Will or Trust is necessary, one should consider the issue of control.  You have worked your entire lifetime to amass the property that you now own.  Now that you have this property, who do you want making the decisions about how it should be distributed after you are gone -- you or some stranger? The Law Offices of A. J. Mitchell prepares the following documents to aid clients with this question: Simple Will, Living Will (also known as “Advance Directive”), Pour Over Will, Durable Power of Attorney, Financial Power of Attorney and Living Trust.

DUI and Traffic Defense
Bad days don’t get any worse. If you have been charged with a DUI or Traffic Violation in Georgia, then you need an experienced lawyer.

Life can change pretty quickly. In a matter of moments, you can go from heading home after a night on the town or dinner with friends to being stopped at a checkpoint or being pulled over by the police for suspicion of “drunk” or “impaired driving.” The shock and intimidation of being arrested for a DUI in Georgia is unimaginable. Nothing compares to the threat of having your freedom, job, and personal relationships taken away from you.

If you have any alcohol on your breath, you will be asked to step out of your car and perform “field sobriety tests.” If you try to perform these tests, you will likely fail and be arrested. If you refuse, you will absolutely be arrested. Either way, you are going to spend the night in jail and will need to consult an experienced DUI lawyer right away.

One of the most important things you can do after being arrested for a DUI in Georgia is to find out as much information as possible about your legal rights and options.

What You Need to Know about Georgia's Law:
If you are charged with a DUI in the State of Georgia, you should know that it has recently cracked down on DUI laws. One of these laws you must know is the 10-Day Rule.

Whether you refused to take a blood, breath or urine test or you took one of these tests and your result is 0.08 or greater, you have only 10 days to request a special hearing. If you do not do this, your driver's license can be suspended for one year.

Please read the following important facts. If any of them are in your DUI arrest, the 10-Day Rule applies to you:

  1. You took one of the three tests and your blood alcohol content was over the legal limit of 0.08
  2. You refused to take any of the three tests
  3. You tried to take the tests, but the police officers stated that you "refused"
  4. You were under 21 on the day of the arrest and your test result was .02 or higher
  5. You had a CDL in your truck when arrested and your blood alcohol level was .04 or higher
  6. You are not even sure what your blood alcohol level was
 

The DS-1205 Form is Your Temporary License, so KEEP IT WITH YOU.

Some arrested drivers refuse to sign the DS-1205 Form. They insist on speaking to an attorney first, or are just mad at their general predicament. Georgia’s highest court has ruled that you do not have the right to ask an attorney for advice before either submitting to official implied consent testing or refusing to be tested. This failure to sign the Form DS-1205 accomplishes nothing, and possibly could mean that you
have no temporary right to drive if you refuse to sign the Form DS-1205. We can help cure that problem by filing an immediate appeal of the pending suspension.



WHAT WE WILL DO:

  1. We will request an administrative license suspension (ALS) hearing and represent you at the ALS hearing.
  2. We will ensure that a transcript is made of the officer's testimony at the ALS hearing so that the testimony can later be used in the defense of your criminal case.
  3. We will appear at or waive your arraignment. If the court will not permit us to waive your arraignment, we will appear with you at your arraignment.  At your arraignment, you will be informed of the charges against you and you will be given an opportunity to enter a plea. 
  4. We will appear at pre-trial court dates and negotiate your case with the prosecutor.
  5. We will file discovery motions and motions to suppress and exclude certain evidence from your case.
  6. We will review discovery provided by the state. If audio or video recordings exist, we will do our best to arrange for you to have access to these recordings.
  7. We will represent you at the motion hearings.
  8. We will represent you at Trial.
  9. We will aggressively seek alternative sentencing (if applicable).

Foreclosure Defense
The Law Offices of A. J. Mitchell aggressively attacks financial institutions that engaged in predatory, abusive or unfair lending practices such as misrepresentation of a material fact included in the mortgage or nondisclosure of certain terms and conditions. In some cases, we use the bank’s shoddy recordkeeping against them, making them produce the original mortgage and prove what the borrower owes. After we analyze your case, we design a plan of action to save your home. We then take the steps necessary to put these strategies into play. Such strategies may include civil litigation and / or a structured bankruptcy. We are focused on helping individuals and families in Georgia save their homes. We bring years of experience to consumer bankruptcy and will take the time to find a debt relief solution that meets your unique needs.

Business Formation
The Law Offices of A. J. Mitchell has extensive experience in the area of business formation. We assist clients with the formation, governance and operation of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, 501(c)(3)’s, and other statutory entities, representing shareholders, directors, partners, members, and managers of business entities. Our experience includes transactions involving the purchase and sale of business entities and assets; and dissolution under Georgia corporate, limited liability company, and partnership statutes; contract negotiations for all types of commercial and real estate transactions, and dispute resolution among entities and their owners. We understand the importance of working towards a business goal and facilitating its achievement. Your success is our priority.

In addition to providing clients with general business and corporate counseling, we help clients plan, structure and execute critical corporate transactions and agreements, including the following: Operating agreements, Shareholder agreements, Asset Purchase agreements, Joint ventures, Business contracts and subcontracts, Independent contractor agreements, Employment contracts and Buy-Sell Agreements.

Contracts
A contract is a legally binding agreement between parties to do or not do something. Consumers and businesses enter into contracts on a daily basis, whether buying a house, taking out an insurance policy or making a routine purchase for certain goods or services. It is important that before entering into a contract, a person fully understands the terms of the contract that will bind the parties. Most contract disputes occur because of a misunderstanding between the parties or a failure to communicate. If you do not understand the terms of a contract, it is best to consult an attorney before signing the contract or otherwise engaging in performance relative thereto. The Law Offices of A. J. Mitchell can assist you with all aspects of contract law including contract litigation and the formation and negotiation of the following documents:

 
  • Business contracts and subcontracts
  • Employment contracts
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Construction contracts
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Promissory notes
  • Deeds of trust / security deeds
  • Asset purchase agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Operating agreements
  • Joint venture agreements