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William L. Aldred, Jr.

Attorney Aldred has been inducted into the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers. He was also selected for on the 2013 roster of National Trial Lawyers ranking him in the top 100 lawyers in the state of Tennessee. These prestigious selections compliment Mr. Aldred's recertification by the National Board of Legal Certification and Specialization for dual board certification as both a Civil and Criminal Trial Specialist and renewal of his AV Preeminent Rating.

Mr. Aldred represents several plaintiffs in the recent spinal meningitis injury cases against New England Compounding Company, Inc. It is important if you are a potential plaintiff or one of Mr. Aldred's clients or want to become one of his clients in this litigation that you continue to document all damages. Physical damages are easily documented. Psychological damages can be very real but may not be given any weight unless you have proof of psychological treatment for the mental stress and anguish you have sustained. Mental anguish in these types of cases is referred to as a stand alone claim.

Allan Thompson

Attorney Allan Thompson recently obtained a not guilty verdict in a jury trial for a Clarksville resident on trial for allegations of child sexual abuse. This was a two day jury trial and the prosecution never made an offer of settlement. If you need the best criminal defense lawyer in Clarksville give us a call.

Attorney Allan Thompson is launching a Holiday Debt Relief program to remind our citizens not to waste their upcoming tax refund on just 1 or 2 debts when that tax refund can be used to consolidate or wipe out all their debt and still keep their cars, homes and retirement plans in Bankruptcy protection.

Julie M. Reyes

Attorney Julie Reyes (Bratton) continues to obtain outstanding results on divorce cases in Circuit and Chancery Court and criminal cases in Circuit and General Sessions Court. Julie just obtained a furlough for drug treatment for a defendant with a serious prior record, over the District Attorney's objection, for his first ever chance at drug treatment. In December 2012 Julie became a member of the Middle Tennessee Collaborative Alliance Divorce Association. (MTCA).

Aldred Law Firm

The Aldred Law Firm recently hosted the Montgomery County Bar Association Bar Breakfast in conjunction with the Association's group picture.

Legal Tips

DEBT RELIEF: If you are in trouble with debt the first thing to focus on is keeping your car, home, all retirement plans, and avoiding wage garnishment. Bill collectors are not bluffing when they say they will garnish your wages or repossess your car. DO NOT use your TAX REFUND or any of your RETIREMENT savings to pay off debt until you have talked to us.

Divorce: There are two types of divorce. First is the possibility of obtaining a Divorce on an Uncontested basis. This is not a legal option unless your spouse signs a properly written Agreement which is witnessed and signed by a notary. This Agreement must resolve all debts, property ownership, and child related matters including custody, support and visitation. Do not sign anything unless your attorney has reviewed the paperwork. Be very CAUTIOUS about internet divorce forms. Like anything else, you get what you pay for. Unfortunately it costs more to correct those mistakes than to avoid them.

If Uncontested Divorce is not an option then you must file a Contested Divorce. The Aldred Law Firm has over 30 years of successful Contested Divorce results and we will fight for you.

Serious Injury: If you are seriously injured because of the fault or negligence of another, you are entitled to compensation to make you whole. The question is how much money will it take to restore you to your pre-injury condition. For example, you will have permanent lost wages both past and present. The law provides a formula for calculating those lost wages.

You will have to live the rest of your life with a degree of permanent pain from the injury. This is called the mental anguish calculation. If you have loss of use of a body part or function and this is called the permanent injury calculation.

About The Aldred Law Firm

The Aldred Law firm was founded in September 1980 in Clarksville, Tennessee as a General Practice Law Firm. Over the years Mr. Aldred has narrowed his practice to protecting victims of serious injury, whether the serious injury is from a vehicle wreck, or an infant who sustained brain injury at birth. Mr. Aldred accepts select criminal and divorce actions in Tennessee and Kentucky.

Associate Allan Thompson focuses his representation on helping people who need debt relief and debt consolidation from bill collectors and other creditors through bankruptcy protection. Allan also has a very successful criminal defense and divorce practice. As a Clarksville native Allan usually knows the jury pool well.

Attorney Julie M. Reyes (formerly Julie Bratton) is also a Clarksville native. Julie was a former educator in the local school system for many years. Her degree in psychology is invaluable in both trying contested divorce and criminal trials and other hearings.

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