Several years ago we accepted that the law practice, like the medical profession, had become so large and broad that as a practical matter, a good practitioner could not do everything. If you spread yourself too thin, you are probably doing both your client and yourself a disservice. We narrow our practice areas so we can stay current on that area of the law and generally have a good idea what our client needs from the beginning. This saves us time and saves you money. At the same time, we started keeping track of who worked in areas we do not, and to the extent possible, whether they did a good job. It is frustrating calling lawyer after lawyer about your case. So, if we don't do it, we remain the place to call first so your next call has a better chance of being productive.
Next, we took a look at two things: First; what legal help do people in our community need (for example, there are not many copyright infringement cases in Crossville). Second; what do we enjoying doing (it's hard to work with someone that hates their job!). Based on these principles, we concentrate on the areas of practice you will see outlined here.
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, Fields & Tollett, Association of Attorneys can help.
Doug and Kelly both do contract disputes, large and small. We work with corporate clients as well as individuals. Contract disputes can also involve large sums of money and volumes of documents, and two lawyers can be helpful.
Kelly works in criminal defense from misdemeanor DUIs to Class A Felonies. Doug has years of experience in this area and is also there to help if ever needed.
Doug works in land or real estate disputes. This includes easements, road access, boundary line, ownership disputes and just about anything else you can think of involving real estate.
Kelly does domestic relations. This covers divorces, child support and custody, Department of Childrens' Services proceedings and enforcement of court orders in those areas.
Real Estate Transactions
Doug primarily is in charge of title work. Kelly can handle foreclosing for you if your transaction doesn't work out. Our office closes real estate transactions, provides title work for several local real estate agents and banks under the name CDF Title Company. Doug is an agent for First American Title Insurance Company and can provide title insurance for your transaction or for your bank if needed. If you just need a deed made, we can do that too.
Wills and Estates
Kelly works in probating wills or estates where there is no will. Both attorneys can help you with making a will or refer you to someone if your estate requires taking advantage of tax shelters, complex trusts, or other accounting expertise.
Kelly also works in this area, which is akin to wills and estates. Generally, a conservatorship comes into play for disabled individuals, young or old, who cannot handle their business affairs and no other provision has been made.
The personal injury attorneys at Fields & Tollett, Association of Attorneys have more than 15 years of combined experience successfully helping injured clients recover just compensation for losses resulting from auto accidents, medical malpractice, unsafe products, dangerous drugs, slips and falls, and unsafe work conditions. We also represent people with workers compensation and Social Security disability claims.
Seeking just compensation for injuries
Personal injury claims are brought by victims who suffer physical or psychological injury directly due to another person's negligence. At Fields & Tollett, Association of Attorneys, our attorneys employ a practical, professional approach to ensure that our clients obtain full and fair recovery for their injuries, including damages for their past and future medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. We use our extensive civil litigation experience, our knowledge about insurance company tactics, and our skills at settlement negotiation to obtain the best possible recovery for our clients.
Personalized legal guidance
At Fields & Tollett, Association of Attorneys, the client's interests are our priority. We provide personalized legal guidance at every step of your case, updating you on progress and fully informing you about the legal strategy and recovery options available.
Our attorneys consult with knowledgeable and respected experts to assist with case preparation. With the assistance of physicians, trauma doctors, pharmacists, chiropractors, forensics engineers, mechanics and accident reconstruction analysts, we are skilled at negotiating the best possible settlements. At trial, these experts are available to deliver clear, professional testimony.
Protecting your claim
Tennessee law sets limits on the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim. Consult an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible so your claim is filed within crucial statutory deadlines. By investigating your claim immediately, we help ensure that valuable evidence remains available and witnesses' memories remain fresh.
Real estate title
Regardless of your legal matter, we strive to achieve stability for you to the greatest extent possible. Especially in family law, we understand that legal disputes can often be effectively resolved without trial. But we are also skilled litigators who are familiar with the rules of procedure, local practice and the personalities of judges and prosecutors throughout Crossville, Tennessee and Cumberland County.