Our Practice Areas
Criminal Law Practice
We can help.
We have handled hundreds of cases similar to yours. Although every case is unique, we know the legal pressure points, factual investigations, and the trial strategies which can help flip the odds in your favor. In most cases, we will have specific experience in handling cases against the law enforcement officials involved in your case. After a free consultation, we can outline the steps necessary to move your case in a positive direction.
Drug Defense and DUI
DUI charges are extremely complex and serious for several reasons. Because of the political attention which is constantly given to this type of crime, the law changes frequently. Additionally, DUI charges carry serious consequences, mandatory jail time and loss of your driver’s license, which can make normal life extremely difficult
For these reasons, every person charged with a DUI needs an attorney. At Chaffin, Fitzpatrick & Pinson, we constantly work to have an up to date understanding of this technical area of law. In doing this, we are able to best obtain a result which will allow your life to go back to normal.
Drug Laws and Drug Charges:
If you or a loved one have been arrested and charged with a drug crime like possession of a controlled substance, there are steps you can take now to understand the situation and protect your legal rights. If you’re looking for legal help now, contact us today for a free consultation, and subsequent expert advice.
Business / Transactional Law
At Chaffin, Fitzpatrick & Pinson, we handle a large amount of contract related work and litigation. We have experience advising clients regarding the creation of partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations, assisting clients with drafting complex business succession plans and also handling business litigation. Our attorneys at Chaffin, Fitzpatrick & Pinson are equally able to help you create your business, sell your business, plan to successfully pass your business to the next generation of owners, or defend your business in complex litigation scenarios.
The decision to purchase or sell a home is often one of the most important choices of a lifetime. Owning a home is something to be proud of. Selling a home is a big decision as well. Whether you’ve lived in your home for years, or it’s a house you’ve built/ remodeled to sell, we know there is still an emotional attachment. We at Chaffin, Fitzpatrick & Pinson take as much pride in your home as you do. We have 20 plus years of experience in implementing real estate transactions, and we will be able to make yours easy for you.
We complete multiple real estate transactions weekly. We also handle numerous types of land lawsuits, including partition suits, boundary line disputes and other real estate related matters. Please contact us with all your real estate needs.
Our Real Estate Law Office Location
204 N Washington Ave. Cookeville, TN
Personal Injury Law
Chaffin, Fitzpatrick & Pinson offers experienced representation in all sorts of personal injury cases. These cases include auto accidents, trucking accidents, slip and fall, and wrongful death. After you or a loved one is injured in an accident, the most important step is to get proper medical treatment. However, if the accident was caused by the negligence or fault of another party, it is also vital to protect your legal rights.
Our attorneys have handled personal injury cases all over Middle Tennessee, and, after a free consultation, we can help evaluate your case and provide honest, clear, and candid opinions regarding your case, your legal options, and potential recovery. We will thoroughly prepare your claim, working to preserve evidence, gather witness testimony, and fight with insurance companies to get the best value for your case. Our goal is to help you obtain full compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages, future medical issues, and put you back where you were before the accident.
Family Law Practice
Family law is divided into a number of very diverse fields. It is split primarily into two sections, one of which involves divorce and marital issues, and the other that involves custody and family situations.
Marriage-related family law includes:
- Spousal Support
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Pre and postnuptial agreements
- Name Changes, both before and after marriage
Other types of family law include:
- Dependency law
- Restraining orders
- Conservatorships (Elder Law)
- Juvenile delinquencies/dependencies
Family law often involves complicated and emotionally charged issues, several of which require an outside mediator to resolve. It takes a committed and compassionate lawyer to provide guidance for families during these types of difficult processes. Even though the courts assist individuals in small ways during these types of family law issues, an objective and independent lawyer is often needed to help bring an equitable and just resolution to your problems.
If you have any questions about any of the types of family law or if you have a concern that only an experienced Family Law Attorney can address, you need to contact a Family Law Attorney right away. You are entitled to compassion and guidance during this difficult period so that you can get the closure that you deserve.
Civil Law Practice
Several common types of civil litigation include:
- Employment & Labor
- Estate Planning / Probate / Wills
- Civil Rights
- Eminent Domain
- Landlord / Tenant Disputes
- Appellate Litigation
- Administrative Law
If we cannot handle your case, we can help get you in contact with an attorney who specializes.
Estate Planning & Probate
An estate plan should be uniquely tailored to fit your individual needs, desires, and wishes.
The estate and probate services we offer include:
- Drafting wills, power of attorney & trusts
- Filing probate cases & claims
- Estate administration
- Beneficiary representation & protection
- Real property disposition
- Will contests
- Asset protection & fiduciary litigation
Attorney Walter S. Fitzpatrick, III has handled a multitude of workers compensation cases over the past 38 years, and watched the transformation occur from the Judicial System to an Administrative Law System. He has tried many cases to judgment, handled appeals, and handled many workers compensation claims in Tennessee. He is happy to speak with you about your case at no charge, to ensure you are receiving the benefits to which you are entitled.