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A thank you note…

As attorneys, we truly have the ability to affect the lives of others. So often, it is easy to overlook the fact that the legal process is unfamiliar to many clients even though we handle these issues on a daily basis. Our firm received a thank you note from a client the other day, and it reaffirmed the importance of our job of helping Georgia families in personal injury cases:

Hi Kevin,
I wanted to personally thank you for all that you did. I really appreciate the customer service and staying connected with me through the latter part of the case process. You handle personal injury cases all day but for the client it’s once every twenty years or more. So therefore we need to know and understand the process as much as possible.

Continue with that and be successful. Thank you for what you’ve done for me and my daughter

At Kevin Patrick Law, we care deeply about our clients. One of our main goals is making sure that we keep everyone up-to-date and informed throughout the process. It’s your case, and we work for you! Importantly, there’s no such thing as a silly question. If you or a loved one has been hurt and needs an attorney, please contact us at kevin@patricktriallaw.com or (404) 566-5880.

 

 

The Importance of a Right to a Trial by Jury

          Congratulations to Dillan and Isaiah! They were the winners of the 2016 Kevin Patrick Law Essay Contest. This year’s topic was “Why is the right to a trial by a jury of our peers such an important part of the Constitution?”  These two students offered wonderful insights into the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution. We are highlighting for you portions of their essays:

Dillan’s Essay

       The balancing act of justice. The Constitution of the United States of America was written in 1787 by 4 of 7 America’s founding fathers. And they were Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. One of the founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, came to America alone at the age of 15.       

         Sixth Amendment guarantees a cluster of rights designed to make criminal prosecutions more accurate and fair under the law. The institutions of American criminal justice have changed to an extent that is clearly noticeable over the past several centuries, forcing courts to consider how old rights apply to new institutions and procedures. At that time there were local sheriffs but no professionalized police forces; instead ordinary men took turns serving as a peace officer with limited policing authority, typically in a small town.

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          Jury service is the most common way in which citizens are able to have a direct role in our country’s judicial process. 

Isaiah’s Essay

          A jury of one’s peers does not mean a black defendant must be tried by a black jury or a female defendant must be tried by an woman panel. The objective is to select an impartial jury from a randomly selected juror pool who will be fair, listen to the facts of the case, and render and just verdict based on the evidence.

          Serving on a jury is the most direct and impactful way for citizens to connect to the constitution. It is more active and participatory than voting. Citizens can help perpetuate our system of laws, and stabilize our democracy. For a jury pool, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that courts may not remove a potential juror based solely on his or her race or gender.

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       At Kevin Patrick Law, we believe that our work extends well-beyond the courtroom. We strive to be part of the community. If we can ever assist you or your organization, then please feel free to get in touch with us at kevin@patricktriallaw.com or (404) 566-8964.         

The Basic Principles of Kevin Patrick Law

As an experienced and respected Georgia personal injury attorney, I devote my practice to helping individuals and families throughout the state. I handle wrongful death and other serious injuries, as well as trucking and automobile accidents. You are not alone. Along with these types of cases, a particular area of focus for me is daycare abuse cases. I am the father of a four month old son. I firmly believe that the young, who are sometimes the most vulnerable, deserve to be treated with the highest level of care and support. The practice of law is more than a job to me. I am committed to preserving the constitutional right to a trial by jury and ensuring equal justice for all people in our community. To this end, I am admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, Supreme Court of Georgia, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and all other state and federal courts in Georgia.

I founded Kevin Patrick Law with four guiding principles:

Cases involve real people:

Your case is not just another file. I will always make the time to meet with you in person about your case. I want to make sure your family knows just how important they are to my practice. Your child will also get a stuffed-animal. Other firms use investigators to assess your case, but here you will actually get to talk to an attorney. I am happy to come to see you and your family at your home, the hospital, or even a favorite restaurant. You will be treated like close friends and family.

There is no substitute for hard work:

Advertisements on the television and radio promise easy solutions and quick-fixes. I don’t take shortcuts with your case. Hard work is the key to a successful case and firm. In fact, I only take a select number of cases in order to meticulously prepare each one for trial. Other attorneys recognize that I am willing to go the extra mile for my clients, which in turn leads to better financial recoveries for you.

Watch-out for insurance companies:

After representing insurance companies and other large corporations for several years, I came to the stark realization that they put profits above people. Insurance companies intimidate and take advantage of good, hardworking people. Now that I understand these unfair tactics, I am able to protect you and your family by navigating around them to achieve maximum settlements.

Do the little things right:

You can expect that your phone calls and e-mails will be promptly returned by me. I ultimately work for you. It’s not uncommon for a client to call the office at 9:00 pm only to have me answer the phone. You matter!