Practice Areas

The Law Firm of James L. Essenson provides high quality legal services from routine legal counseling to litigation advocacy, from civil to criminal, from trial to appellate. Arbitration and mediation services are also available. Areas of practice include the following:

Appellate Practice, primarily civil.

Business, both transactional (e.g. contracts, and purchases/sales of businesses) and commercial litigation as well as construction litigation, collections, business incorporation/dissolution.

Family Law, including adoption, child custody/visitation, child support, dissolution/separation, name change, paternity.

Guardianship, from contested incapacity determinations to routine guardianship administration.

Real Property, including purchases and sales, condominium law, homeowners association law, landlord/tenant, leases, real estate litigation, easements, covenants and restrictions, and mortgage foreclosure.

Torts, including personal injury, fraud, property damage, slip and fall, products liability, and automobile accidents.

Wills/Probate, from drafting instruments (e.g. Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, Designations of Healthcare Surrogate, Living Wills, Trusts, Designations of Pre-Need Guardian) to routine and complex estate administration and probate litigation.