Attorneys at Porter, Porter & Hassinger have served as appellate counsel in all phases of litigation, representing clients and assisting trial counsel in identifying issues that might be raised on appeal well before a case is ever tried. We have represented clients before the Alabama Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States
Municipal and Government Law
Local governmental entities can confront the same legal problems as any other individual or organization, but often face challenges that are unique as well. Porter, Porter & Hassinger has extensive experience representing cities, towns, counties and their officers and employees in matters ranging from alleged civil rights violations, employment disputes and personal injury matters to zoning applications, municipal annexations, and tax collection.
Labor, Employment and Worker’s Compensation
The best way to avoid legal issues regarding the employer/employee relationship is to address potential problems before they arise. Our attorneys have counseled clients before a lawsuit is ever filed regarding employment issues in such areas as wrongful termination, the Alabama Worker’s Compensation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and Title VII. Should litigation become necessary we have successfully defended cases in both state and federal courts, achieving the most satisfactory results a litigant can expect.
Porter, Porter & Hassinger represents insurance policy holders, whether they be corporations, municipalities, or individuals, in all manner of litigation, including claims of products liability, premises liability, and wrongful death and other person injury actions.
Our firm has defended various lawsuits in state and federal courts against product manufacturers, particularly those within the firearms industry. Often, products liability cases can be very complex, and can require consultation from medical professionals, engineers or regulatory specialists – our extensive experience handling these types of cases can help us achieve the most efficient and economical resolution for our clients.
Wills, Estates and Probate Law
The attorneys at Porter, Porter & Hassinger, PC can assist you with devising a plan, prior to your death, to protect your interests and assets, and to carry out your final wishes, when that eventuality occurs. We utilize a variety of estate planning tools, including Simple and Complex Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney and Living Wills to help you accomplish those wishes.
Our attorneys are also here for the families of decedents, to guide them through the probate process. When a loved one passes away, it is often overwhelming for those left. behind to navigate the probate process, to assure that the loved one’s Will is validated, to distribute the assets according to his or her final wishes, and to meet all of the requirements of the law in the probate or administration of the estate. Our attorneys have the skill and experience necessary to help the families of decedents through this trying