Esteemed Criminal Defense, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Employment Law & Personal Injury Attorney Serving Lincoln & Lancaster County Clients

Regardless of the legal matter with which you are facing, we cannot overstate the importance of retaining an attorney who is not only highly experienced, but also committed to serving as your partner throughout the process. Chapin Law Offices takes pride in dispensing excellent legal advice, as well as truly listening to your needs and concerns. We will handle the entire process from start to finish, but we value your input and will respect whichever decisions at which you may arrive. Please read about our areas of focus below.

Criminal Defense

Man being arrestedBeing arrested for a crime is an extremely stressful experience, especially if it is your first charge. If you are facing criminal charges in the Greater Lincoln area, we know what you’re going through and we want you to contact us. Picking up the phone and calling an aggressive criminal defense attorney after an arrest is the single best thing you can do to help prevent an unwarranted conviction.

The second most important thing you can do following an arrest is to avoid answering any questions you may be asked by law enforcement officials until your criminal defense lawyer is present. It’s easy for defendants to compromise their rights and their freedom by talking to the police without legal representation. By consulting an experienced defense attorney, you’ll give yourself a far better chance of avoiding prison time, high fines and fees.

Family Law

Man and woman upset with each otherIf you’re facing a possible divorce or child custody hearing, it’s highly recommended that you contact a dedicated family law attorney as soon as possible. Our firm understands how deeply upsetting family law matters can be due to their intimate nature. This is why we are dedicated to handling your case with care and respect. We are here to serve as a pillar of emotional support for you during this difficult time. A family lawyer will help guide you through the process of filing for divorce, establishing a child custody order or dealing with other concerns related to a domestic legal issue.

Bankruptcy

Man with arms wide open overlooking hillsIf you and your family are dealing with crippling debt and feel unsure about how to get a handle on it, contact a skilled Lincoln bankruptcy attorney today. Bankruptcy is never anyone’s first choice for dealing with insolvency, but sometimes it may be the only avenue for families to get debt relief. A bankruptcy lawyer can help you review your family’s finances and determine a plan of action for dealing with what at first may seem like an impossible problem. In some cases, of course, there may be other options besides bankruptcy open to families who need debt relief, including settlement and/or debt negotiation. Whether you file for Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 bankruptcy depends on a number of factors, including your income, assets and the size of your debt.

Employment Law

Woman holding out paper workIf you believe you were targeted for discrimination or otherwise injured by an employer’s violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, you have the right to take legal action. This usually begins by filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), who will review your case and seek to settle it with your employer. If your employer still does not accept responsibility for their actions, the EEOC will send you a right-to-sue letter, at which point you can initiate legal action against them. A skilled employment law attorney can assist you with the entirety of the bureaucratic and legal process involved in filing a suit alleging discrimination, sexual harassment and/or other violations of your rights.

Personal Injury

Crushed front-end of a carIf you have recently been involved in a vehicle accident or other serious accident in the Greater Lincoln area, you should speak with a knowledgeable Lincoln personal injury attorney at once. Your lawyer can assist you with the claims process following an accident and see that you get the maximum financial damages to which you are entitled under Nebraska state law. Compensation awarded in personal injury settlements or verdicts can be used to cover medical expenses, lost income and other costs, including a victim’s pain and suffering.

Chapin Law Office offers experienced legal counsel in cases involving bankruptcy, personal injury, family law, employment law, veteran’s disability, criminal defense, SSI, and SSD. Contact our office at (402) 441-5858 today to schedule your consultation.