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Attorney David B. Dobson joins King & Green, LLC

King & Green, LLC, is pleased to announce the David B. Dobson has joined the Firm as an associate attorney.

David is from Oneonta, Alabama, and is a graduate of Birmingham School of Law (J.D. 2016). While in law school, he served as President of the trial team and was a member of the Judge Hugh Locke Honor Society. David obtained his bachelors degree the University of Alabama where he studied Business and earned a specialization in Professional Sales (B.A. 2013).

David’s practice is focused on Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Probate matters, Business & Commercial litigation. David and his wife, Mary Claire, are members of Redeemer Community Church.

Brad Green Named Rising Star–2016 Super Lawyers

Attorney Brad Green of King & Green, LLC, has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in its “2016 Annual List of Top Attorneys.” Brad is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law and Birmingham-Southern College. He practices in the areas of Domestic Relations/Family Law, Civil Litigation, and Probate Law. Super Lawyers recognizes no more than five percent of attorneys in each state. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Rising Stars recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 years old and younger or who have practiced for 10 years or less.

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Attorney Brad Green Named One of Birmingham’s “Top Attorneys”

See the link to the April 2016 edition of B-Metro magazine, naming Brad Green as one of Birmingham’s “Top Attorneys.”

KING & GREEN win verdict for client in civil fraud trial

When Ashley Madison Meets Alabama Divorce Law

In this video attorney Brad Green discusses what effect the recent release of hacked data from the cheating website ashleymadison.com could have in an Alabama divorce case.

KING & GREEN VIDEO: How Child Support is Calculated in Alabama.

 

KING & GREEN WIN CASE FOR LOCAL CHURCH

Oak Grove Church, Blountsville, AL

Oak Grove Church, Blountsville, AL

On April 2, 2015, the Blount County Circuit Court issued a judgment in favor of our client, Oak Grove Methodist Church (“Oak Grove”), in a long running dispute involving ownership of real estate and bank accounts between the local church and the national denomination, the United Methodist Church, Inc. (“UMC”). Oak Grove Church has been in existence since at least 1873, and had affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Inc., since 1968. When Oak Grove voted to disaffiliate from the UMC, the national denomination sought to take ownership of the Oak Grove church building and cemetery, along with certain bank accounts. Oak Grove argued that they the local church through their Trustees owned the land and bank accounts for the congregation, and that Oak Grove had never transferred ownership to the UMC. In Alabama, our courts do not get involved in spiritual or religious disputes between churches or church members, but only in civil disputes such as who owns real estate. Brett King tried the case on behalf of the local church and successfully showed that the original deeds to the property were recorded in 1879, 1897, and 1965, and that the deeds were unambiguous. The Court agreed and held that the Oak Grove Church’s Trustees and their successors had always had ownership, not the national UMC. We are very happy for the Oak Grove Church to receive this good news right before Easter.

VIDEO–Talking About Our Volunteer Work with Law Students

Click on the link below to watch a short video about some of the volunteer work that we do with local law students.

KING & GREEN: WORKING WITH LAW STUDENT ON TRIAL SKILLS

How Legal Disputes Get Out Of Control

Often clients come to us long after what began as a simple argument has expanded into a lawsuit. In that situation, as attorneys, we are left to try to figure out how things got so bad. The answer we regularly find is that emotions overtook some if not all of the parties. Divorce and child custody cases are some of the worst examples of out of control litigation. Parties and sometimes their lawyers can turn a simple dispute into an expensive slog through a court system that does not work quickly, cheaply, or sometimes responsively. The truth is the courts DO NOT want to see you in front of them. There are already far too many cases and far too few hours in the day or judges on the bench to resolve them all. I have begun explaining to clients why the judges they appear before, don’t seem to be (in the client’s mind) as upset by the bad behavior of the opposing party. In most Alabama counties, the judges hear all manner of cases from murder to car accidents. A judge may have just finished a week long case about horrible circumstances where someone may have died, or been brutally injured, and they are in no mood to listen to four hours of testimony about nasty emails exchanged between former spouses. The frustration with courts that don’t move quickly causes some parties to only increase their bad behavior since they don’t see any real consequence to it. I sometimes have to deal with an opposing party or opposing lawyer who just seems to want to fight. Other causes of problems can be a party’s unreasonable expectations. Taking a my way or the highway approach usually does not pay off in the end. The key to overcoming an opponent behaving badly is to not respond in kind. Our firm prides itself on having a good reputation and working relationship with the judges and lawyers we regularly deal with. We try to give our clients a realistic opinion of their case and the range of potential outcomes. We are not going to suggest things to make the situation more combative. However, when faced with a bad actor, we use the rules of court and the law to our client’s advantage. Refocusing a dispute on the applicable law is the best way to get a case back on track for settlement or success at trial. To do that our clients need to help, and most of the things the need to do will not cost them anything. Staying clam, avoiding arguments, behaving rationally, and following their attorneys’ advice can keep their case from spinning out of control. If you need help, please contact our attorneys in Blount County at (205) 683-0660 or in Birmingham at (205) 775-7531.

King & Green Named “Business Of The Year” By Blount County-Oneonta Chamber Of Commerce

King & Green, LLC, was named “Business of the Year” by the Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce at their annual banquet held on March 18, 2014. We are grateful for support of our clients and fellow members in the Chamber of Commerce. King & Green, LLC, has offices in Birmingham and Blount County, Alabama and represents individuals, businesses, and government entities in a wide range of legal proceedings. Our Blount County office is located in Locust Fork (Tel: 205-683-0660). Our Birmingham office is located in historic Highland Park (Tel: 205-937-3687).

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