The firm represents Plaintiffs in all types of litigation, including personal injury, product liability, collections, landlord/tenant, subrogation, and wrongful death. Additionally, when parties are sued in civil lawsuits for money damages or specific performance, a failure to defend will result in the claimant obtaining a judgment by default for the money sought, or the performance sought. The defense of such suits, whether funded by insurance or not, is routinely performed by the Firm.
Mortgage brokers, mortgage bankers and other financial institutions will normally require that title be merchantable and insurable before being willing to loan money. Real estate is usually placed as collateral. When new homes are built and new financing is required, then permanent financing is required, or when a mortgage or deed of trust is refinanced, this law firm often will handle such a closing. Of course, when parties convey land to others, whether with or without the services of a realtor, this firm often conducts the closing.
It is understood that one of the personal tasks a person must undertake is the drafting of a will and/or a trust to decide how his/her estate is to be divided upon his/her death. The attorney will advise the client of certain advantages and disadvantages in the division of property in a variety of ways. A Trust is an entity that holds and manages the assets for a person or group (e.g. grandchildren, a business, or charity). Often a Trust is the more advantageous planning device. At other times, a will is more advantageous.
Commerce between merchants or consumers often requires negotiation and enforcement of contracts. This law firm handles a full gambit of representations in the business world. Leases are negotiated and enforced. Contracts, pursuant to which parties do business, are negotiated and enforced. Lobbying for changes in law or regulation are undertaken. Businesses are defended with regard to contract or warranty breaches. Businesses are structured, re-structured, and/or merged, as business or tax needs require.
A lawyer's time is his stock and trade.Abraham Lincoln
Born in Jackson, MS, on December 29, 1952 and admitted to the Mississippi Bar Association in 1978, he first attended undergraduate school at Mississippi College and received his B.A. in 1974, from Stetson University. He attended law school at the Mississippi College School of Law, and received a Juris Doctorate degree in 1978. He is a member of the Mississippi Bar, and current or former member of the Mississippi Oil and Gas Lawyers Association, Mississippi Prosecutors Association, National District Attorneys Association, and the Mississippi Municipal League, where he was President of the Lawyers Division from 1992-1993. The heritage of Mr. Ringer is American Indian. Mr. Ringer is admitted to practice in the Choctaw Tribal Courts. The law firm has registered as a minority law firm.
Born in Dillon, South Carolina on July 22, 1984. He was admitted to the Mississippi Bar Association in 2012. In 2006, he received a B.A. magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Mississippi College School of Law in 2012. Mr. Carter is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Mississippi and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
From Canton, MS, Mr. Noble received a B.S. from Mississippi State University in 1974, where he graduated Cum Laude and received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Mississippi Law School in 1977. He is a practicing attorney, with his practice centering on land work.
Born in Utica, Mississippi on November 29, 1930, and was admitted to the Mississippi Bar Association in 1962. He attended the undergraduate school at Mississippi State University where he received his B.S. in 1951, and he attended law school at the Mississippi College School of Law, where he received his L.L.B. and graduated cum laude. He is a member of the Rankin County Bar Association and the American Bar Association and is a veteran of the United States Air Force, 1st Lt., 1951-1953. Mr. Simmons is Of Counsel to the Firm as of January, 2013.
It is the policy of Ringer Law Firm to allow clients to see an attorney by appointment. However, it is also our policy to accept clients for consultation without an appointment, if an attorney is available. To ensure that a client will see an attorney at a time which is convenient to him/her, Ringer Law Firm requests that an appointment be made. This is done simply by calling the law firm during regular business hours.
Ringer Law Firm maintains office hours Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and at other times by appointment only.
The office is closed for New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve at noon, and Christmas Day (December 25)
While this firm is certainly in a position to help others, it is our business, and therefore, timely payment is expected. Each client is asked to sign a contract if his/her case is taken.
When an attorney accepts a case on an hourly basis, a retainer is requested in advance. The attorney will itemize each amount of time spent on the case and a monthly statement will be generated. The first statement will indicate a beginning credit balance in the amount of the retainer against which the hourly billing will be deducted. Once the retainer is exhausted, the monthly statement will show a balance due. This amount is due within ten days of receipt of the statement.
Some legal matters are done so often and so routinely that this firm can generally give a quoted fee for rendering the service. Examples of such matters include: Agreed Adoptions, Bills of Sale, Collection Letters, Corporation and LLC Formation, Certificates of Title, Deeds, Emancipation (Removal of Minority), Foreclosures, Guardianships, Leases, Name Changes, Prenuptuial Agreements, Power of Attorney, Real Estate Closings, Releases, Trust and Wills. Contact our office for current flat fee rates. Of course, if the matter does not turn out to be routine, then the fee can change.
Billing on a flat fee basis generally requires the client to pay the amount in full before the work begins.
A contingency fee is a percentage of the proceeds negotiated on a client's behalf. Any fees or billable expenses incurred by the firm, prior to the conclusion of negotiations will be itemized, billed and collected at the conclusion of the case.
The Mississippi State Bar Association forbids attorneys from advancing expenses unless there is a contractual expectation of receiving them back, which is set out in a Contingency Fee contract.
A contingency fee contract will be paid according to the contract signed and the amount will be determined and paid at the time of settlement or judgment.