Does the Judgment Against Me Accrue Interest?

By Jedidiah McKeehan From time to time I will speak or meet with someone who tells me, “Never in my life have I had to hire a lawyer.” They usually say it with pride. Good for you! I recognize that when someone hires a lawyer they are usually in crisis mode and it is not […]

Seeking Recovery Under the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act

By Jedidiah McKeehan We have all heard a story of someone being swindled by a dishonest business. Maybe it has happened to you. If there was only some way you could make them pay for their deceptive practices. The Tennessee Consumer Protection Act is designed to help consumers (purchasers of goods or services) do just […]

How Quickly Can I Get Divorced?

How Quickly Can I Get Divorced?

By Jedidiah McKeehan When people call me seeking a divorce often they will say something like, “I want to get divorced as quickly as possible, how long does it take?”  This question triggers one of the spiels I go into during my conversations about divorce and I will do my best to deliver an accurate […]

What is a Certificate of Service?

By Jed McKeehan When a lawsuit is filed against someone the defendant is “served” with a copy of it.  This is done by giving the defendant a document called a summons by a process server. However, after that initial service upon the defendant, when either the plaintiff or the defendant files documents with the court, […]

How Long is a Judgment Good For?

How Long is a Judgment Good For?

By Jedidiah McKeehan If you ever have to sue someone, and the matter proceeds to trial, and you win, you will be awarded a judgment against the person who you sued. For example, if a credit card company sues someone for not paying their bill, they may obtain a judgment against the person for $5,000.00. […]

Defining employment

By Jedidiah McKeehan One area of law that most people have heard of, even if they do not totally understand it, is worker’s compensation law, which is often shortened to worker’s comp. Worker’s comp cases are those involving an employee who was injured while performing their duties as an employee for their employer. When an […]

What is a Pleading?

What is a Pleading?

By Jedidiah McKeehan One term that you may have heard an attorney use is the term, “pleading.” What in the world is a pleading? Is a pleading a good thing? Is it a bad thing? Is it public record? Is it some secret document? If I take off my lawyer hat and think about the […]