Our law firm was established over one-hundred years ago as "Scheeline and Smith." Later, it became "Scheeline & Leopold." Since 2004, we have practiced under our present name.
Even though over a century has passed since our firm's inception, we still maintain the high professional and ethical standards established by our founders. Our goal is to provide excellent legal services to our clients at reasonable cost.
We are a general practice law firm, and each of our six attorneys concentrate in specific areas of the law so that our clients receive the best comprehensive service. In order to provide you with the most knowledgeable and experienced attorney, the lawyer with whom you initially consult for one matter may refer you to a more appropriate attorney for a different matter.
Our objective in cases involving auto accidents, falls, defective products, professional malpractice, and death claims is to obtain maximum just compensation for our client. Toward this end, we will work with our client and the medical providers to thoroughly investigate and evaluate all factors involved in our client's loss. We do not charge the client unless money damages are recovered, in which case, the fee is a percentage of those damages.
Our comprehensive trial practice includes cases involving personal injury, business and commercial matters, product liability, estates, workers' compensation, social security, and real estate matters. Our litigation group represents our clients in trial and appellate work in county, state, and federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitration hearings.
Corporate and Business Law
We serve as general counsel to many corporations and businesses, large and small. Our expertise covers a wide range of legal and financial matters, including incorporations, partnership agreements, shareholder buy-sell agreements, contracts and negotiations, business acquisitions and reorganizations, employee benefits, regulatory compliance, real estate transactions, labor and litigation.
We understand the urgency of business, and provide timely and efficient service.
Real Estate Law
We provide representation in the full spectrum of real estate transactions. We represent individuals, partnerships and corporations in the buying and selling of real estate, and we work closely with their agents to insure a smooth transition and avoid unnecessary delays in the transfer of real estate. As licensed title agents, we are able to issue title insurance on all real estate transactions.
Wills, Trusts, Elder Law, and Estate Planning
We provide our clients with estate planning options best suited to their needs and circumstances. Our services include preparation of wills, living wills, and powers of attorney, and the creation of various trusts including special needs trusts. We also provide elder law planning issues.
Probate and Estate Administration
We represent individuals in estate administration and probate matters, and heirs and beneficiaries in estate contests and disputes.
We are the general counsel for several local municipalities which requires us to regularly interpret and apply municipal law. We are solicitor for various local boards and commissions, and we also represent individuals in zoning, subdivisions, and real estate development matters.
We provide representation in cases involving employment law and employee benefits.
Our fees will be explained in advance so that you know the hourly rate and approximately how much time may be required to handle your case. Please be assured that we work to keep our clients' fees reasonable.
A flat fee is charged for incorporations, wills, powers of attorney, and deeds.
Fees for our other services are usually based on hourly rates for the time spent on behalf of our client by our lawyers and staff.
Personal injury and workers' compensation cases may be handled through a contingent fee whereby you are not billed hourly and we are paid through an agreed upon percentage of any money we recover for you on your claim.
If you have questions regarding our fees or services, please call us at 814-946-4391. We accept Visa and Mastercard.