Legal Practice Areas

Choosing an attorney that specializes in the right legal practice area can be confusing. LegalLync's Legal Practice Areas section provides information about the different areas of law.

Personal Injury Law

Personal injury law deals with intentional or unintentional wrongdoing that causes injury to a person’s body, emotions, or reputation.

Examples of cases Personal Injury attorneys handle:

  • Auto accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Defamation
  • Nursing Home Neglect
  • Product Liability Cases
  • Slip and Fall & Premises Liability Cases
  • Workers’ Compensation & Workplace Accidents

Real Estate Law

Real Estate law involves land or construction ownership, development, litigation, tenant rights, or landlord disputes. Attorneys in this field may work on residential or commercial transactions, review contracts, or work in planning and other government offices.

Examples of issues immigration attorneys handle:

  • Contract disputes
  • Contracts errors
  • Title insurances claims
  • Misinterpretations of the law
  • Mortgage, title, and payment fraud
  • Enforcing access rights or restrictions

Criminal Law

Criminal law focuses on behaviors that are sanctioned under criminal code and defined as illegal. Prosecutors and District Attorneys sanction illegal behavior, while criminal defense lawyers represent clients accused of criminal activity. Both prosecution and defense professionals deal with issues of individual liberty, basic rights, and responsibilities.

Most common criminal

  • Drug Possession / Sale
  • Sex Offenses / Lewdness
  • DUI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Theft / Burglary
  • Assault and Battery
  • Homicide / Manslaughter
  • Driving Offenses

Business (Corporate) Law

Corporate law involves the formation, dissolution, and all other legal aspects of the administration of corporations. Typical duties of corporate lawyers include mergers, acquisitions, internal reorganization, or disputes between corporations and individuals concerning liability, patents, and compliance with state and federal law, as well as international accords. A legal professional whose sole client is a corporation is generally known as in-house counsel.

Examples of Cases Represented by Business Law Attorneys:

  • Breach of contract
  • Real Estate litigation
  • Business torts
  • Real estate litigation
  • Employment litigation
  • Intellectual property conflicts
  • Unfair competition
  • Shareholder or Partnership disputes
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets

Intellectual Property

If you want to make a profit from your original works and/or inventions, you need to protect your intellectual property (IP). Working with an experienced lawyer to assist you in your application to protect your IP rights can be very useful. As a business, owning your intellectual property can increase the value of the business itself. Deciding on the right type of intellectual property protection is also important. There are three primary types of IP that you should become familiar with.


A patent is a form of intellectual property that protects inventions. The two most common types of patents are Utility Patents and Design Patents.

If you develop a new kind of machine or your tech company develops new software, you may need a patent. Please note that software can be both copyrighted (for the code) and patented (for the invention). Deciding on one versus the other has significant consequences. Sometimes you may need both. To decide which it is best to consult an experienced attorney.


A trademark protects brand names, taglines, and logos. Logos are considered Design Marks while plain text names and taglines are considered Word Marks. You may need both types of trademarks. Service Marks are used to protect the names of intangible assets like ideas and songs.

For example, if you own a business and you want to make sure nobody else in your area uses the same name and logo as you, a trademark would protect you.


A copyright protects authors, artists and creators. Copyrights cover creative works such as songs, novels, movies, computer software, poetry and architecture.

EIf you own a manufacturing company and develop original designs for a product or you are a car salesman and you write a book about your sales processes, you need to register for a copyright to protect your valuable creations.

Estate Planning

Last Will and Testament

A Last Will and Testament (“Will”) is a legal document that gives directions as to who is to receive your property after your death, who will administer your estate, who will serve as guardian of your children, if needed, and other provisions. It is very important that you communicate your wishes to your loved ones and give them guidance in making difficult decisions. Questions of who will watch over your children and even pets can be left to the courts to decide if you die without a Will.

Unfortunately, family conflicts are too common when a loved one dies without a Will. Without clear instructions and direction on distributing your assets, your family may be left without direction and may experience disagreement.

A Will helps make sure your loved ones are taken care of how you want. When loved ones pass away it can be a very difficult time for families, having a Will gives at least a small amount of comfort during a difficult time.


Should you use a Living Trust, Testamentary Trust, or a Revocable Trust? There are different types of Trusts and each one has different benefits. Trusts can help you:

  • Avoid the probate process
  • Transfer assets
  • Designate heirs
  • Care for minor children
  • Manage estate tax

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