Frequently Asked Questions


Mitchell & Mitchell FAQS

At Mitchell & Mitchell, with offices in Murfreesboro and Woodbury, our lawyers are happy to answer your questions with candor. Here are some of the questions and answers we often receive from our clients:

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Call Mitchell & Mitchell at 615-896-4211 or contact us online to schedule an appointment to discuss your legal needs.

Our Murfreesboro office is located one block from the Rutherford County courthouse off Town Square. We also have an office in Woodbury to better serve Middle Tennessee. We offer flexible hours and flexible payment plans. Your initial consultation is free. Evening, weekend, and home or hospital appointments are available. We look forward to discussing your case with you.

Mitchell & Mitchell — Reliability. Integrity. Resolution.

What is the advantage of a general practice firm vs. one that focuses on a particular area of the law?

Think of the times when you go to your family doctor and when you go to a specialist. Your family doctor typically knows you and your family well, knows your history of ailments and can see the big picture of your health. That's how it is with a general practice firm like ours. We can handle your real estate transaction and your divorce. And if your son has a car accident, we can take care of that too — all with flexible appointments and flexible payment.

But unlike many general practice firms, we have proven capabilities in state and federal courts and accept cases from other attorneys who do not litigate.

I don't plan on my legal issue going to court. Why do I need a trial attorney?

A case can be unpredictable, even when the law firm you choose has ample experience. Each case is unique and deserves special consideration and approach. At Mitchell & Mitchell, we prepare for each case as if it is going to trial. But, if a settlement offer comes in that meets your needs, we review that with you. We will give you our honest opinion, but ultimately, the decision to settle or go to trial is your decision.

How do contingency fees work?

Most firms accept personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay us nothing unless and until we get you the compensation you seek for damages through settlement or verdict. Then we take a percentage of that compensation as payment for our work on your behalf. This arrangement helps you deal most effectively with the mounting medical expenses, loss of wages and other economic impact you may face when injured.

What can I expect of Mitchell & Mitchell?

Mitchell & Mitchell has been providing high-quality service to individuals, families and businesses in Middle Tennessee for decades. We are well entrenched in the community and are proud of the relationships we cultivate with our clients. We will work for you to the best of our abilities and will do all we can to resolve your legal issue in the most effective and efficient way. We give our opinions, even if that means telling you we don't think your case will succeed. We'll outline the steps we think are necessary to prevail. And we alert you to any risks and report progress along the way.

What can you expect of us? Exceptional legal service and honest legal advice.

What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?

A felony is a serious criminal offense that involves a crime against a person or a crime involving large sums of money. A felony conviction can result in a prison term of more than a year, lengthy probation, immense fines or even the death penalty. A misdemeanor is typically a minor or nonviolent crime punishable by probation, jail time of less than one year, community service, counseling, restitution and monetary fines.

If you have anymore questions feel free to call us at 615-896-4211 or submit a contact form to set up your free consultation. We proudly serve those accused of crimes across central Tennessee, including Rutherford and Cannon counties.

Mitchell & Mitchell Is Here for You

At Mitchell & Mitchell, we practice within several different areas of law and we are here to listen to you and help you navigate the legal system.

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Mitchell & Mitchell is committed to answering your questions about law issues in Tennessee.

We'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.