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Tuscaloosa, AL sits on the banks of the Black Warrior River and was named after a chief of the Choctaw Indians. Once the capital of Alabama, today Tuscaloosa is best known for being the home of the University of Alabama. However, the community is more than just a college town, boasting a robust economy based on manufacturing and services with corporations such as Mercedes and BF Goodrich operating within the city.
As the fifth largest city in the state, Tuscaloosa is also home to a number of cultural attractions, such as the Dreamland Drive-in Bar-B-Que, the Alabama Museum of Natural History, and the Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre.
This thriving community boasts a number of world-class Tuscaloosa lawyers. Lawyers in Tuscaloosa are well-versed in dealing with a wide variety of legal issues ranging from business transactions and disputes, intellectual property concerns, family matters, real estate transactions, employment practices, as well as a host of others.
Lawyers in Tuscaloosa recently brought a case against a local scuba instructor for the death of a 21-year old student at the University of Alabama. According to the complaint, the father of the student alleged that the instructor was at the opposite end of the pool providing private instruction to someone who was not enrolled in the class at the time his son died, an alleged breach of her duty as instructor. The lawsuit also claims that the organization who certified the instructor did not adequately train her to respond to a medical emergency. The lawsuit is ongoing.
Cases in Tuscaloosa are mostly heard in Alabama state courts. Courts in Alabama are structured as limited jurisdiction courts (district, probate, and municipal), general jurisdiction circuit (trial) courts, a civil court of appeals, a criminal court of appeals, and the state supreme court. Lawyers in Tuscaloosa typically argue their case in the Tuscaloosa Municipal Court
, the 6th Judicial Circuit Courts
, the Courts of Criminal
Appeals, and the Alabama Supreme Court
. The rules and filing procedures differ for each court and Tuscaloosa lawyers have experience with these procedures and can provide guidance to you as needed.
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