Practice Areas

Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation, trial work, is a necessary means at times to resolve the dispute between parties. Many people think of litigation only when someone files a suit over a personal injury case. This is far from the truth. Civil litigation includes breaches of contract, work discrimination, insurance disputes, EEOC claims, wrongful termination, divorces, and other legal issues that parties just cannot resolve themselves.

At Ware Law Firm, PLLC my focus is civil litigation. Much of what I do is personal injury; however, I also cover other areas of litigation. My firm realizes that this is not a pleasant experience for you. Again, litigation stems from the fact that you and another party just could not resolve the matter yourselves.

Bankruptcy

The economy has everybody worried. Many people are losing their jobs and are unable to find work. Credit card debt is growing and the minimum payments are rising. You may have medical bills which you just cannot pay, garnishment of your income, creditors are calling you at work and home. Your home or car is in jeopardy.

Bankruptcy is not the end of the world; instead, it is a means to which to start again. I devote a great deal of our practice to bankruptcy.

Workers Compensation

In Mississippi, workers' compensation is required if a business has at least five employees. Injuries at work can cause devastating losses and create precarious situations at work and at home. After you are injured on the job, the employer or its insurance company is required to provide medical benefits for you. After missing so many days of work, the company is required to pay you benefits referred to as TTD (temporary total benefits). You should keep receiving benefits as long as a doctor requires you to stay home. 

Upon return to work, the company should give you your exact job back, or -if your injuries were disabling - provide a job modified to your specific needs. If the company cannot provide you a job, it must keep paying you. After medical treatment has ended, you may be entitled to a lump sum amount or maybe even further medical benefits.

I want to see you get the medical attention you deserve and make sure you are getting what you are entitled with the benefits of workers' compensation. If you need help, contact my office.

Criminal Law

One thing is always certain; being charged with a crime is a serious matter. Whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony, having a criminal record can affect the rest of your life. You should always consult with a lawyer when charged with a crime.

As an individual, you have many constitutional and statutory rights. You have the right to know what evidence the prosecutor or police have against you. Getting a lawyer involved early is the best way to ensure your rights are not violated. If you have been charged with any crime, contact my office and put our experience and knowledge to work for you. 

Personal Injury

You’ve been in an accident. Maybe it was a car or truck accident. Maybe you were injured while working on a job site. Or maybe you slipped on a wet floor or burned your face trying a new skincare product. We expect a certain standard of safety when going about our daily routine, whether that's buying and using new products, working to support our families, or simply enjoying a day out at the grocery store.

There are a myriad of different scenarios in which you can be injured by the negligent or reckless actions of someone else. With my legal experience, I can offer you expert advice when filing a claim as well as representation throughout any negotiations with insurance companies or other third parties.

Consumer Law

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is only one of many state and federal agencies protecting consumers and their rights. Lending practices, debt collections, credit card transactions, deceitful marketing and sales practices, and consumer privacy are all areas regulated by federal and state agencies. Product liability — products that cause injury or illness — is also actionable under common law.

If you find yourself dealing with any of these issues or something similar concerning your rights as a consumer, you can rely on my extensive legal knowledge and experience to explain your options to you and help you pursue justice.