Frequently Asked Questions
Does It Really Matter Which Lawyer I Hire?Your choice of attorney makes a great deal of difference! Think about fellow students in your high school or college classes. They all graduated, but do they possess the same ability, determination, and drive? Likewise, there are differences among lawyers! William L. Aldred, Jr. is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. Very few lawyers have achieved this! He is proud to work alongside Allan Thompson who is a seasoned attorney and a Clarksville native. Allan says, “When the other side knows your attorney will fight for you rights, a fair settlement is frequently the outcome!”
What Is a Contingent Fee?Contingent fees mean the attorney is paid “on condition” that you win. If you lose, you pay nothing-except maybe some court costs. This affords a people with highly meritorious civil cases an avenue into court. A written contract is required on all legal representation and this contract provides the attorney is paid.
Why Hire a Board Certified Specialist?Certification as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is difficult to achieve. Judicial and attorney endorsement, a lengthy track record of successful trial experience, and highest ethical standards must be established before the comprehensive extensive written examination is attempted. Certification is valid for only five years and expires unless recertification occurs. Attorney William L. Aldred is one of the very few attorneys in the country with dual certification as a Civil Trial Specialist, having been repeatedly recertified. That is the kind of legal experience you can trust with your case.