Canton Business Law and Public Utilities Law Firm
Based in Madison County, near the geographic center of the state, our practice extends primarily from the Gulf Coast to the Tennessee state line and is essentially a statewide law practice, although opportunities occasionally present themselves for handling or advising on legal matters occurring outside Mississippi, particularly in the public utility field. Our attorneys have practiced together for over twenty years and have nearly one hundred years of combined legal experience among them. Our long and stable record of excellent legal representation ensures that we are able to meet our clients’ needs and expectations in a broad range of legal services. Mr. Herring and Mr. Crews have established a legitimate and known speciality in legal matters involving public utilities. Mr. Herring is attorney for the Mississippi Rural Water Association, Inc., and numerous public utilities which bring him in contact with similar organizations, nationwide. Mr. Long has established an extensive real estate and collections practice and has significant expertise in obth fields. Both Mr. Long and Mr. Crews do a significant amount of work in the domestic relations field.
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- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
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- What are your fees and costs?
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