Bill Tucker started Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. in Charlottesville, Va. with a long-range vision. He was inspired to create a firm:
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What sets us apart
Tucker Griffin Barnes is not a traditional law firm. Almost all of our attorneys and staff are women. We understand the challenges clients face in juggling work, family, and community responsibilities. We have numerous family-friendly workplace initiatives that benefit our staff and our clients. Our many contributions to the community demonstrate our commitment to the people who live in Central Virginia. Tucker Griffin Barnes has created a special environment to help reduce the stress of our working families so they can concentrate on the law. Employees and clients see the difference made by our accommodation of family issues. In fact, our firm was the first recipient of Charlottesville’s Family Friendly Workplace Award. We believe combining these values with the practice of law makes us better attorneys, and inspires us to provide the very best representation.
How we practice law
We limit our work to the following practice areas:
Although we offer a wide range of legal services, each attorney concentrates in only one or two specific areas of the law. Our highly focused representation allows us to thoroughly understand and resolve your legal issues. We provide legal services to a wide area in Central Virginia. We serve:
We will do whatever it takes to meet with you. We offer the typical business hours, 9–5, Monday through Friday, but we also make evening and weekend appointments, meet with clients at the hospital or travel to their home.
We offer very competitive fee structures. All of the attorneys at Tucker Griffin Barnes are passionate about working in the law, but it is also how we make our living. Our fees are very competitive. We work by the hour, for fixed-fee amounts, and on a contingent basis. Our fee structure is flexible; each client and his/her attorney will decide which one is best. We accept Master Card, VISA, Discover and American Express.
We continue to improve our firm. We pride ourselves on being responsive to our clients’ needs, to industry trends, and to technological advances in the practice of law.
No case is too large or too small for us to evaluate. In fact, some of our most successful cases are those that have been ignored or rejected by other attorneys.
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Many of our talented attorneys have been asked to weigh in on issues affecting the legal community. When local news outlets want the opinion of an experienced lawyer, they frequently turn to us:
We think it’s important you fully consider the following questions before hiring an attorney. Being ready and prepared helps you and us:
Do I really need a lawyer?
Sometimes it’s an easy decision, such as when you get sued or when you’re arrested or charged with a crime. But keep in mind that people hire lawyers for advice and expertise all of the time, in all kinds of situations. While you may be able to get through a legal problem without hiring a lawyer, you should always remember that the law is never black nor white. It’s knowing the grey area that wins the case. One of the first things to ask yourself in deciding if you should consult an attorney is “What’s at stake?” When your finances or liberties are in serious jeopardy, the obvious answer is to get legal help.
But what’s serious? An ordinary parking summons is a brush with the law, but you need not consult with an attorney to pay the fine or even fight it. However, if you’ve accumulated a number of unpaid parking tickets and a warrant has been issued for your arrest, you would probably want to hire a lawyer to help you best resolve the situation, and perhaps save you money or even keep you out of jail. In good times as well as bad, individuals and businesses rely on their lawyer’s advice to understand and secure their legal rights and financial interests. It’s a lot easier to rest easily after consulting with experienced lawyers for important undertakings.
How quickly should I consult with a lawyer?
In many situations, it’s obvious that you need to act fast. But even if you think you have lots of time to consider your alternatives, deadlines sneak up on you and lawyers need time to prepare. So it’s always better to start looking for a lawyer sooner than later. If you’ve been injured in an accident, keep in mind that there are time limits on your right to file a lawsuit. These “statutes of limitation” vary greatly and depend upon the fact and type of each case. In some instances, the law requires a claimant to notify potential defendants about an injury within an extremely short period of time. If you sit on your rights, you could lose them.
What am I really trying to achieve?
This is an easy question to answer if you find yourself injured through no fault of your own or charged with a crime. In these cases, your goal is to recover money damages or avoid criminal sanctions. In other situations, your objective may be less clear. You must be realistic about your chances of winning and what your case is worth. If you aren’t sure what your legal rights are, it might be worth your time and expense to retain a lawyer to evaluate your situation and advise you on alternative courses of action. Even if you end up having to pay a few hundred dollars for a family law consult with an attorney, it could be a very wise investment that ultimately saves you time and money.
How should I prepare to meet with a lawyer?
If you’ve decided to meet with an attorney then you’ve accomplished an important first step. Now it’s time to make sure that meeting is as productive as possible and that both you and the attorney can have an honest conversation about your options. Sounds easy, but there are a couple of things you shouldn’t forget:
What are the basic questions I should ask the lawyer?
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