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CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Our attorneys have represented hundreds of private individuals who have been charged with crimes before State and Federal courts. Over the years, our attorneys have defended and obtained acquittals or dismissals in cases ranging from Disorderly Conduct and DUI to Sexual Abuse, Sodomy, and Murder. We have also won suppression motions to preclude the introduction of evidence in many cases and even had a portion of the Kentucky sex offender law declared unconstitutional as applied.

Without the willingness and ability to try a case, a defense counsel is unable to effectively defend his client. With experience both cross examining and presenting evidence through a variety of expert witnesses concerning subjects such as DNA, cross-racial identification, and mental impairment, our attorneys can be the advocates you need in the most difficult of circumstances. If you are charged with a crime in Kentucky, you need the attorneys of White, McCann & Stewart, PLLC.

DIVORCE AND CHILD CUSTODY

For decades our attorneys have assisted families in finding solutions to resolve their divorce, child custody, and grandparents’ rights cases. Whether these cases are resolved by agreement between the parties, with the assistance of a mediator, or through a contested final hearing before a Family or Circuit Court, they are often very emotionally charged and difficult cases for all the parties involved.

First, it is critical that your attorney be aware of the ever evolving law in this area of practice. The appellate courts in Kentucky continue to wrestle with and further define even the most fundamental aspects of this area of law – from primary residential custody, the divisibility of certain retirement plans and benefits, to what income is utilized for determining child support. Keeping up to date in this field is critical.

Second, it is important that your attorney understand your goals and those things that are important to you. Listening and asking questions to understand your desires must occur.

Finally, your attorney must possess the skill set necessary to reach the goals you establish – whether it be to litigate the case before the Court or reach a satisfactory agreement with what can often be a difficult opposing party.

CONTRACTS

We handle various areas of contract law, including but not limited to formation, modification, dispute and litigation.

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY

We handle Social Security Disability cases, including SSI, Disability Insurance (RSDI), adult, children, estates, initiation of claim, reconsideration, hearings and appeals.

REAL ESTATE AND ZONING

We handle various areas of real estate and zoning law, including but not limited to title examinations and closings, deeds, mortgages, residential, commercial, land contracts, leases, map changes, conditional uses, easements and right of way and oil and gas issues.

CORPORATE AND BUSINESS LAW

We handle various types of Corporate and Business law, including but not limited to entity formation, LLCs, corporations, partnerships, buy/sells, acquisition and sales, mergers, contracts, employment agreements, dissolutions and disputes.

PERSONAL INJURY

Caring, understanding, competence and zealous advocacy for you. Those are the benchmarks of representation by the attorneys at White, McCann & Stewart, PLLC. You can hire a TV attorney who never tries a case and charges a huge fee for writing a letter to an insurance company or you can be taken seriously when you hire our team at White, McCann & Stewart, PLLC, to represent you in your personal injury claim.

With decades of experience as insurance defense counsel, our attorneys can evaluate and litigate your case to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. With experience litigating auto accident, dog bite, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and a host of other matters, your case is in good hands with White, McCann & Stewart, PLLC.

Think carefully about the attorney and the law firm you choose for representation in your personal injury claim. If you desire individualized attention and want the lawyer you hire to be the one that actually represents you, then call White, McCann & Stewart, PLLC for a free consultation.

CRIMINAL APPEALS

Arguing criminal appeals in Kentucky, as in any jurisdiction, is an uphill battle. That is why it is so important to be well represented and successful at trial. However, that does not always occur. Regardless of who represented you at trial, it is always a good idea to have a second opinion and review of your case if you are facing the necessity of appeal.

Judges, prosecutors, legislators, and trial defense counsel can commit errors that are of such magnitude that they affect your rights and the fairness of the trial proceedings. Your only recourse when this occurs is to appeal your case in the very short time you have available to do so. Do not delay!

When your liberty is taken from you as a result of an unconstitutional law or an error committed by an attorney or Judge, do not hesitate to have your case reviewed by White, McCann & Stewart, PLLC. We will meet with you, examine your case, and provide you a written evaluation of any errors that may have been committed that could give rise to a successful appeal. Appellate criminal work is precise, time consuming, and requires the most careful attention to filing deadlines and rules of appellate practice that you should not trust your appeal to just any attorney. Call us today to discuss your criminal appeal.

GENERAL CIVIL LITIGATION

We handle various types of general civil litigation, including but not limited to collections, collections defense, administrative law, professional license issues, municipal and utility law, insurance defense, oil, gas and mineral litigation, and veterans’ benefits.

ESTATE PLANNING AND PROBATE

We handle all types of estate cases, including but not limited to estate planning, estate settlement, trusts, wills, will disputes, power of attorney, living wills, guardianships, curators.

LAND AND BOUNDARY DISPUTES

Few areas of the law are more contentious than land disputes – boundary line disagreements, timber theft, adverse possession claims, and actions concerning the use and nature of easements. The lawyers of White, McCann & Stewart, PLLC have a significant quantity of trial experience in this area of law possessed by few other firms. We have successfully litigated cases in Powell, Wolfe, Clark, Madison, and even as far east as Lawrence County, Kentucky. Our attorneys have worked with and represented foresters and maintains professional relationships with a number of Licensed Professional Surveyors.

Every land dispute is unique and requires a knowledge of the history of the area, surveying, forestry, farming, logging, mining, and a host of other matters to piece together what is sometimes a puzzle of multiple sources of information. Synthesizing this information into a compelling narrative for a Judge or Jury to understand along with a knowledge of property law is the key to success in land disputes.

MILITARY LAW

Whether you are accused of violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice or are a service member, spouse, or retiree going through a divorce, having an attorney with military experience as a Judge Advocate is essential to your proper representation. As a 26 year service veteran and Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps, make sure you have David Ward on your side. The complexities of the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act, the Former Spouse’s Protection Act, not to mention the UCMJ and administrative separation actions, make it more critical than ever that you trust an experienced attorney to represent you.

With experience on active duty as a Chief of Military Justice, Trial Defense Attorney, Special Assistant United States Attorney, Claims Judge Advocate, Chief of Operational Law, Fiscal Law Attorney, and Deputy Staff Judge Advocate and having served with the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) as well as at Fort Drum, New York, home of the 10th MTN DIV (LI), David has 26 years of military experience that can benefit you and your case.

No case is too big or too small. Do not hesitate to call.

Codell Building | 125 South Main Street | Suite 201 | Winchester, KY | 40392
Phone: (859) 744-2551 Fax: (859) 744-2583