Johnson & Johnson Attorneys at Law P.L.L.C. is a general practice law firm serving the needs of people in Southeastern North Carolina; primarily in Bladen County, Columbus County, and Brunswick County. Our aim is to provide quality legal services in the following areas:
In most cases we are able to reduce or eliminate penalties and fines, and save our clients from rising insurance premiums. Traffic offenses include DWI, DWLR, speeding, and registration violations. S. Weston Johnson also pursues D.M.V. license reinstatement petitions and protests commercial trucking fines.
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Johnson & Johnson Attorneys at Law PLLC handles vehicle accident cases and other injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. We also do substantial trial work involving construction problems, business transactions, breach of contract claims, estates and trust disputes, condemnation actions, real estate issues, insurance, and commercial account collections. We take on selected plaintiff's cases where injuries were caused by someone else's negligence. Examples of these cases would be automobile wrecks, construction accidents, dog bites, slip and fall over ice or water.
We do substantial trial work involving construction defects, business disputes, breach of contract claims, will caveats, estate and trust grievances, condemnation lawsuits, real estate and easements law, insurance claims, and commercial account collections.
Property transactions can be complex involving a range of questions concerning real property title, lender’s forms, government regulations, and paperwork at every turn. Our firm simplifies the process of buying or selling real estate. We advise clients in the planning, financing, constructing, selling, and leasing of residential property. We handle lien claims, zoning issues, 1031 like-kind exchanges, and land use regulatory matters. We are approved by major title insurance companies and lending institutions in North Carolina.
Johnson & Johnson Attorneys at Law P.L.L.C. assists clients in the formation of business entities, including for-profit, non-profit, professional corporations, limited liability companies, and general and limited partnerships. Once established, we help clients maintain business records and documentation, offer legal advice in business planning, and provide legal services necessary for the proper operation of our client’s business.
When people need to go in new directions or need more family security, Johnson & Johnson Attorneys at Law P.L.L.C. will help. Grouped under the catchall phrase of “family law”, Johnson & Johnson Attorneys at Law P.L.L.C. advises guides clients through adoption, separation, divorce, custody and visitation, child support, alimony and property division. We explained the legal ramifications of how property is owned, conserved, or managed, and the tax considerations. We know how to handle issues concerning school, marriage, buying a home, and virtually all other situations a family will encounter.
Being charged with a crime is a serious matter. The attorneys at Johnson & Johnson Attorneys at Law P.L.L.C. are experienced in criminal defense. We advise clients about the penalties involved, the likelihood of a successful outcome, whether to plea a case or try it before a judge or jury. Our attorneys regularly try extremely serious felony cases including first degree murder. In our trial work, we use projectors, document cameras, and other technology as may be needed during our client's trial.
Wills, Estate Planning and Estate Administration
You've worked hard for your wealth all your life. What will happen to your estate when you die? A properly drafted will makes it possible that your wishes will be carried out. If you do not wish to give property outright (no restrictions) a trust may be for you. Is your estate worth more than five million dollars? You should consider tax planning. Another question you should ask yourself is what is considered in my estate and what is not? What will happen if you are unable to make decisions? Incapacity planning, basically stated, is a process of empowering others to step into your shoes if you are disabled such that you cannot make choices. Powers of Attorney may be used to give others authority regarding management of your property and also your health care decisions. Do you own a farm or small business? Business succession planning may be needed. Certain problems arise in family controlled or closely held businesses. There may be problems on the horizon that you are unaware of. Is a Family Limited Partnership (FLP) for you? Make a choice now to keep your wealth where it should be: in your family, working to provide the best for them.
Worker’s Compensation is a benefit system for those people who are employees, injured by an accident, arising out of and in the course of employment. Worker’s Compensation provides temporary total disability checks while injured workers are out of work seeing a doctor, or for medical treatments which are reasonable and necessary to heal the injury, or to shorten the period of disability. Workers’ Compensation will then make payments for permanent disability based on impairment rating, impaired wage earning capacity, or permanent total disability. The law in this area is often impacted by new legislation.
Social Security Disability
If you are have a physical or mental impairment and have worked for five of the last ten years you may be eligible for disability benefits. There are four major types of disability benefits administered by SSA: disability insurance benefits, disabled adult child benefits, disabled widow’s and widower’s benefits, and SSI disability benefits. Social Security law is complicated and the attorneys at Johnson & Johnson Attorneys at Law P.L.L.C. are familiar with how the system works and how to make sure you get the attention you deserve. Johnson & Johnson Attorneys at Law P.L.L.C. pursues claims starting with initial filing and to the Appeals Council. William L. Johnson III is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR). See link below.
Veteran's Administration Claims
William L. Johnson III is admitted to practice before the V.A.
We file and defend claims in the North Carolina Office of Administration Hearings (OAH), NCDENHR, N.C. Dept. of Labor, N.C. Dept. of Revenue, U.S. Department of Labor, and Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.). It will be necessary to contact us and ask if we have experience dealing with the agency your matter is with.
Foreclosures and Defense
Creditors and Debtors face new rules as the foreclosure process has been revamped in response to the current economic environment. Put our expertise to work for you whether you are pursuing a foreclosure or trying to prevent it.