By Tanna M. Friday
TRUSSVILLE — The new year often brings the uncertainty of frigid temperatures, treacherous driving conditions and increased car accidents. Along with that uncertainty, it also brings the promise of new beginnings. Many people take the opportunity to reflect on their lives, families, professions, and relationships to set new goals for growth and prosperity in the new year. A part of that review will often entail a fresh look at legal matters and situations.
The attorneys at Blount Hughes LLC located in Trussville have over 60 years of combined experience in the areas of car accidents, personal injury, fraud and breach of contract, workplace assaults, estate planning and probate cases, real estate closings, family law, DUI, and criminal defense.
“We run a gamut of services,” said Blount Hughes attorney Leslee Hughes. “We do just about everything, and we don’t turn many folks away. We are one of the few firms around that consistently have clients that we work with on payments. We make every effort to have a payment plan that our client can afford. We are perfectly willing to help with someone who is in a difficult situation.”
Leslee, along with her husband, Scott Hughes, and colleague, David Blount, are the attorneys of Blount Hughes LLC which was established in 2016. The three have been practicing law since 1996 and bring ample experience and representation to Trussville and surrounding communities.
David Blount has been practicing law since 1996. He formed the firm, practicing full time, after a successful 25-year career as a Human Resources Employment Director and Manager in the telecommunications and public utilities industry. He has merged this knowledge into the areas of employment law, labor relations, disability law, and contract law. Blount has represented businesses and individuals in the areas of small businesses, youth sports organizations, and homeowner’s associations.
Scott Hughes, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, is a former assistant district attorney and has been licensed in Alabama since 1997. After retiring from the military in 2014, he joined Blount in practicing full time. Shortly thereafter, they joined forces and formed Blount Hughes LLC. Hughes has been licensed to practice law in Federal, State and Local Courts in Alabama since 1997. He has also obtained accreditation by the Veterans Administration Office of General Counsel, which allows him to assist Veterans with various claims for benefits and entitlements.
Hughes wife and former State Prosecutor, Leslee, joined the firm in 2017 bringing to the firm extensive trial and litigation experience. Leslee recently joined the Volunteer Lawyers Program with the Alabama State Bar (VLP), which according to their website, helps low-income citizens whom other programs often cannot serve. Leslee specializes in small business (profit and non-profit) representation including ministries, probate and estate law, criminal defense and civil litigation.
“Our firm can benefit the family at large,” Leslee added. “Whether it be through some type of family split, planning for your family’s future, or a personal injury case. We all have a different niche. We are a family law firm that will represent you from the day you arrive to the day you leave and then for your family thereafter.”
“We are a full-service firm for families and the community,” said Hughes. “We are involved in the community outside our firm as well. Our daughter attends Hewitt-Trussville High School and pitches for the high school softball team. So, we actively stay involved in our schools and community.”
“Our slogan is ‘An Alabama firm for Alabama families,” said Blount. “We do anything that a family may need. Most of our criminal work, for example, is for folks we know because they know about us and our experience.”
“A lot of our clients have come to us for estate planning,” said Leslee. “and as their family changes, we help them through those changes. From divorce, marriage, and adoption, to a car wreck. However, your life is changing. That is what we at Blount Hughes LLC have built ourselves to be. ‘How can we help your family in general?”
Most of the clients of Blount Hughes LLC are repeat clients for this very reason.
“We have structured our firm for the needs of our clients,” said Leslee. “If I am unable to help someone, David or Scott can take over.
“We want to help you throughout the process of life,” said Leslee. “For those who view law as a profession, there is a passion behind what we are doing for others. Our driving force is to help people in a time of crisis. Because 90% of what we deal with is someone who is in a crisis. This is what we want people to see in our firm. We want to help you through your journey in life. How can we make your journey easier? We can help you pick up the pieces when it is not easy.”
If you are dealing with uncertainty this new year, you’re not alone. Consider talking with the attorneys of Blount Hughes, LLC. so that you can confidently move forward with a strategy that is beneficial for your family. You can contact the law firm of Blount Hughes, LLC at (205) 383-1875 or visit www.blounthughes.com.
*No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.