Bankruptcy is the section of federal law that allows persons in extreme debt to get a “fresh start” by reducing or eliminating the amount of debt required to be paid, as well as extending the time period in which it must be paid. We are proud to be debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code. When persons qualify for protection under the Federal Bankruptcy Laws, they can turn their stress and anxiety into action to get a fresh start, or a manageable payment plan. Most clients keep their home and car, and get federal protection to completely eliminate unsecured debt and credit accounts.
Our office can help you reach your estate planning goals by preparing trusts, including special needs trusts, wills, powers of attorney, and advanced health care directives.
Public Entity Liability
Risk Managers seeking independent outside counsel for catastrophic loss cases should be aware of the reputation of Dolen, Tucker, Popka & Abraham for handling cases involving school districts, cities, counties and special districts. In addition to typical public entity cases involving wrongful termination, inverse condemnations, false arrest, undue use of force, and auto accidents, Dolen, Tucker, Popka & Abraham has expertise in foster care cases, class actions, emergency response and the protection of children at school.
Dolen, Tucker, Popka & Abraham also provides legal service to our clients in all areas of employment discrimination and sexual harassment law and ADA compliance.
Too many people who slip and fall, or trip and fall, in a retail business believe the store should be responsible. After years of defending governmental entities and commercial businesses, we know the standards the law imposes. We have successfully defended hundreds of claims against grocery stores and are a leader in this area of practice.
Engineering and technical backgrounds contribute to the success of Dolen, Tucker, Popka & Abraham with cases of products liability where faulty design, manufacture, or assembly of a product is involved. Attorneys with the firm have handled product defect cases for clients as diverse as United Rentals, Remington Arms and Deere & Company.
Public entities and businesses are particularly vulnerable to environmental exposure claims. Cases involving the escape of and/or exposure to toxic materials can lead to large verdicts. Dolen, Tucker, Popka & Abraham was selected by the County of Riverside to represent the County in Newman vs. J.B. Stringfellow, one of the highest profile and potentially highest exposure cases of toxic contamination in the nation.
Often the successful conclusion of construction law cases depend on the lawyer’s ability to understand the technical issues and work with experts such as engineers to maximum effect. With experience in the fields of mechanical, civil, and structural engineering, Dolen, Tucker, Popka & Abraham is particularly well equipped for cases of defective construction, improper design, improper engineering and soils failures.
Motor Vehicle Liability
Dolen, Tucker, Popka & Abraham has vast experience in the defense of motor vehicle liability cases on behalf of some of the country’s major trucking companies, school bus companies and transit operators. Recognition of the issues and prompt, aggressive attention to these cases provide resolution in an expeditious and cost-effective manner.
Insurance Coverage Issues
Dolen, Tucker, Popka & Abraham has successfully concluded numerous insurance coverage cases. A thorough understanding of the varied and complex policies offered in the insurance market, together with comprehension of the ever evolving law pertaining to these controversies, affords the firm’s clients the excellence in legal services they deserve.
Specific experience with other technical and medical disciplines gives Dolen, Tucker, Popka & Abraham, an advantage in trying general liability cases. Clients receive the benefit of the firm’s specialized experience in more standard cases, such as those involving automobile accidents, premises liability, defamation, dog bites, negligent use, etc.
Flood and Water Liability
Dolen, Tucker, Popka & Abraham has tried many cases dealing with land subsidence, damage to property, and loss of life due to the escape of surface or floodwater or the failure of dams and flood control projects. Dolen, Tucker, Popka & Abraham has consistently demonstrated an ability to win these high exposure cases which present significant risk for both public entities and excess carriers.