Hiring the best lawyers in Athens, Ga.
Imagine, if you will, driving through the beautiful countryside in Athens, Ga. that is ablaze with the colors of fall. My husband and I had been married a year, I believe, and were enjoying our time in the car after having visited his side of the family. Our reverie was shattered by a different set of lights in the rear view mirror. My husband had been speeding, and it had not gone unnoticed by Athens, Georgia’s finest.
By the end of that traffic stop, the list of infractions was lengthy. We had forgotten to put the up-to-date insurance card in the car. My husband had taken a tag from another car that he had that was no longer drivable (if that’s a word…) and put it on the car he was currently driving. My husband’s license was also expired. I had to drive the rest of the way home and most of that way, I fretted about the upcoming court date.
The best lawyers in Athens, Ga.
Our Athens Offices are located at 490 N. Milledge Ave, Athens, Georgia 30601. For directions to our office and contact information, please CLICK HERE.
Prior, Daniel & Wiltshire has a main office in a beautiful historic home on Milledge Avenue just off of UGA campus. Our office is easily accessible from the 10 Loop from Prince Avenue and is also close to downtown Athens. Athens-Clarke County (The Classic City) is the fifth-largest city in Georgia with a population of about 189,000. This college town in the northeast region of Georgia is home to the states flagship university, the University of Georgia. Athens is also an entrepreneurial hub for small business owners which often times leads to expansion opportunities with such a close proximity to Atlanta. We provide legal services to Athens, GA residents in the following practice areas.
Athens Business Law Attorneys (706) 543-0002
We assist Athens, GA business owners at start-up, exit, and every stage in-between. Whatever the size of your business, we can help you select and create the best legal entity, assist with all of your commercial transactions and help develop a succession plan customized to meet your short and long term business goals. Our attorney will ensure that your personal and business assets will be protected and that you will experience a smooth and profitable transition when you choose to exit your business.
Athens Criminal Defense Attorneys (706) 543-0002
At Prior, Daniel & Wiltshire, we are familiar with the governments’ techniques and strategies, and we can counter them effectively. There is simply no substitute for our skill and experience as former prosecutors in Athens-Clarke County when your future is at stake. If your family faces criminal charges, drug charges, DUI in the Athens, Ga and the Athens-Clarke County area you need a dedicated, skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer that has an outstanding record of achieving results in the courtroom in Athens-Clarke County. Our defense attorneys stand ready to fight for you and to help you deal with the emotionally trying challenges of defending yourself and protecting your family.
Athens DUI Attorneys (706) 543-0002
As a former prosecutor, and the former Solicitor-General for Athens and Athens-Clarke County, GA in charge of all DUI prosecution, Mo Wiltshire occupies a unique position with regard to understanding DUI prosecution and defense. Not only did he prosecute DUI’s personally in Athens, GA and Athens-Clarke County but he supervised a whole office of prosecuting attorney’s and mentored them as they evaluated, prepared and tried or plead each DUI case in Athens. Mo knows exactly how the prosecution works, and can exploit any weaknesses in DUI cases and use those weaknesses to your benefit. When you are looking for the very best DUI lawyer in Athens and Athens-Clarke County, GA, there’s simply no substitute for the experience of former Solicitor-General Mo Wiltshire.
Athens Litigation Attorneys (706) 543-0002
Prior, Daniel & Wiltshire has an elite business counsel and litigation practice in Athens, GA and our attorneys have been recognized for their premier professional and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell®. We represent clients in Athens, Georgia in a broad range of business law matters and serve as general counsel for many clients throughout the area. With an impressive record of success, our legal team has the knowledge, creative ability and experience required in complex business transactions and litigation.
Athens Estate Planning Attorneys (706) 543-0002
There are many reasons for having an estate plan. Issues regarding the upbringing of your minor children, the elimination of death taxes to the greatest extent possible and transferring your wealth (no matter the size of your estate) in the manner you desire are just some of the important reasons for having a plan. If you do not have your own plan, the IRS and the state of Georgia will create one for you. They, not you, will decide who raises your minor children, how your assets will be distributed and how your estate is administered. The result? You, your heirs and your legacy will likely suffer unintended and painful financial consequences. Don’t let this happen to you. For your estate planning needs in Athens, GA – contact Prior, Daniel & Wiltshire.
Athens Personal Injury Attorneys (706) 543-0002
Our attorneys have had years of success evaluating and litigating serious injury and wrongful death cases in Athens, GA resulting from Automobile, Truck, Motorcycle, Boating, Industrial and other accidents. We have tried these cases from both the Plaintiff’s side of the claim as well as from the insurance defense perspective. We are ready and able to counter insurance company strategy and maximize the recovery you are entitled to receive. Please let us help you on your road to recovery.
Athens Health Care Counseling (706) 543-0002
Our attorneys routinely represent health care institutions in Athens, GA in matters relating to counseling. We provide counseling relating to Medicaid and Medicare liability, corporate compliance, fraud and abuse, credentialing and peer review, HIPAA compliance and other issues related to privacy and release of information. We also litigate matters arising from disputes involving health care matters.
If you are in need of the the best lawyers in Athens, Ga. then put over 60 years of experience to work for your legal needs. The best lawyers in Athens, Ga. can be found right here at Prior, Daniel, & Wiltshire.
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Enter our lawyer in Athens, Ga., complete with super hero cape as far as I’m concerned. I’ve never met the man, never seen a picture. I wouldn’t know him if he kissed me on the mouth. But he has my deepest respect. That pesky court date was in a county several hundred miles away from our home, so my husband did what he thought wise and hired a local lawyer to represent him in traffic court. We had to do a little legwork with the license and insurance paperwork, but the lawyer in Athens, Ga. did the rest. Everything was handled with little to no stress for us.
As I was looking up different types of lawyers in Athens, Ga., I realized there were literally hundreds of different types of law that a lawyer might practice. With so many areas of expertise, law is one of those things I would like to leave to the experts. So, how do you know if hiring a lawyer in Athens, Ga. is in your best interest? My rule of thumb is this: if what you’re dealing with has anything to do with “THE SYSTEM,” hire a lawyer. Here are a couple of questions to keep in mind when doing so.
What’s the specialty (or specialties) associated with the lawyers in Athens, Ga. that you are considering?
If you need to go to traffic court and the lawyer you are considering practices family law, you might want to find someone else to represent you. If you punched someone in the face and he is bringing assault charges, you’ll need a lawyer in Athens who practices criminal law – and some anger management classes. Most often, law practices will have several areas of law that they practice. They may also claim to only handle specific types of cases – like injury or social security disability cases.
What is the fee structure of the lawyers in Athens, Ga.?
Unless your case is pro bono, a lawyer will sometimes ask you for a retainer. This fee should come with a written contract and can fluctuate wildly depending on the case and lawyer. Once that fee is paid, the lawyer is saying that he will see your case through to the end. There might be a flat fee or billable hours on top of the retainer fee. Flat fees usually come with types of cases that a lawyer has handled before and knows how much time he will likely have to put into your case. With certain types of cases, like injury cases, the lawyer will not typically collect a fee unless he wins the case.
This means two things:
1. He will take the case if he thinks he can win it.
2. Be prepared for a large chunk of the awarded amount to go toward lawyer fees.
Which lawyer in Athens, Ga. will actually be handling my case?
Many of those commercials for injury lawyers you see during daytime TV show a particular lawyer asking for your business, but he or she is often not the one who will be handling your case. This is especially true in Tort Law as those cases usually represent dozens and sometimes even thousands of individuals. This tidbit is just for information’s sake. I’m comfortable with a different lawyer than the face I saw on TV as long as that lawyer is competent. Just don’t be surprised if you never meet that face on TV.
Why you need only the best lawyers in Athens, Ga.?
So remember, the next time your find yourself driving down a scenic highway and blue and red lights suddenly appear in your mirror, don’t panic. Unless you have a body in the trunk; then you should panic and, again, attend some anger management classes. But for the rest, hire a lawyer. You may feel like your should represent yourself, but you know what they say about that.
Call Prior, Daniel, & Wiltshire today at 706-543-0002
… and put the best lawyers in Athens, Ga. to work for you today!