Thank you for visiting our website. If you are here, it is likely that you, or someone close to you, needs help with a legal issue. For three decades, Candice J. Shockley and J. Thomas "Tom" Walker have been providing legal services to the residents and businesses of Alabama. Our office is located in Shelby County, just South of Birmingham. We regularly represent clients in Shelby, Jefferson, and Bibb Counties. On occasion, we also represent clients before the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals and the Supreme Court of Alabama.
Choosing a lawyer to help you with your legal issues can be a difficult task. You need information to help you decide which lawyer will best meet your needs. So let us tell you a little about us and our philosophy.
In the past 30 years, we have represented people from all
walks of life, businessmen, coal miners, housewives, construction workers, dentists, farmers, hotel owners, nurses.....well, you get the picture. We have helped thousands of people through divorces, car accidents, business disputes, and adoptions. We have prepared hundreds of wills, contracts, pre-nuptial agreements, and petitions to modify.
Over the years we have discovered that each client is unique. There is no "one size fits all" solution. We believe that the most important thing a lawyer can do is to listen, really listen, to you, the client. In order to find the best solution, we have to fully understand, not only the legal problem, but also how the problem is affecting you and your family or your business. We need to know your goals and expectations, in order to determine a realistic resolution for your legal issue.
Whenever possible, we will make every effort to resolve your case through settlement negotiations or mediation. These options are less time consuming, less stressful and less expensive, and they allow you, the client, to have more input into the outcome. If your case cannot be resolved in this manner, then we will use the knowledge and confidence gained from many years of courtroom experience to help you obtain the desired results.
This philosophy has enabled Candice J. Shockley to earn the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award. This award is based on client reviews. Less than 4% of the 900,000 attorneys listed on martindale.com and lawyers.com have been accorded this award.
That same dedication to clients' needs gained J. Thomas "Tom" Walker the recognition of "Employee of the Year" at a local civil litigation firm.
We will make every effort to live up to those standards in representing you.
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.