The Rice Firm, LLC is a full service law firm located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Our services are as diverse as the clients we serve and include: Consumer Protection, Bankruptcy, Divorce, DUI Defense, Wrongful Foreclosure Defense, Immigration, Business Formation, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Employment Law and Small Business Consulting.
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Bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy can be an overwhelming experience. It is a time when people feel vulnerable. Unfortunately it is also a time of careful planning and important decisions. We are dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible outcomes. We explore every option including lien stripping (discharging second-mortgages), cram-downs (reducing car payments to the actual value of the car), and negotiating mortgage arrears.

Bankruptcy

Chapter 7
Chapter 11
Chapter 13
Adversary Proceedings
Lien Stripping
Automobile Cram downs

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Foreclosure Defense

Your home is likely the most valuable asset that you own. Unfortunately, the rise of securitization and servicing has resulted in homeowners being forced into foreclosure wrongfully. We have successfully defended against wrongful foreclosure actions even after a foreclosure sale has occurred.

Choosing the right lawyer is one of the most important steps that you take on the path to financial recovery. That is why we offer free consultations.

We encourage potential clients to come in and meet with us before they make that decision. Before you give in to harassing creditors or intimidating foreclosure notices, call and schedule a free consultation.

Loan modifications
Wrongful foreclosure
Mortgage Servicing Abuse
Mortgage Fraud

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Small Business Law

We help clients avoid the costly inefficiencies and inconveniences of a traditional law practice by shifting the attorney-client interface to telephone, video-conference or e-mail communications, rather than in-office consultations, creating an ongoing attorney-client relationship that is more flexible and integrated into the work-flow of each client business at substantially less cost. Additionally, we take a value-added approach to billing rather than the traditional billable hour or retainer fee arrangement.

​Entity Formation
Regulatory Compliance
Intellectual Property
Consulting
Dispute Resolution
Litigation

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Personal Injury

If you have been injured or seriously injured in an accident (Car, Truck, Motorcycle, Slip and Fall), it is important that you contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can help you avoid simple mistakes that may affect the outcome and value of your claim, provide you with the advice and expertise you need to make informed decisions, and help you fight for the maximum amount of money you are entitled to under the law. The Rice Firm’s mission is to aggressively and passionately achieve the best results for our clients. We believe in getting the best value out of your case and realize that settlement in most cases is an option, but we are unafraid to take any case to trial.·


Our Services Include:

Types of Personal Injury Cases Accidents · Auto Accidents Car Accident, Truck Accident, Defective Car Parts, Drunk Driving Accident, Hit and Run Accident, Rear-end Collision, Uninsured Motorist Accident · Commercial Vehicle Accident 18 Wheeler Accident, Bus Accident, Ride Sharing Accident,, Tax/Ubber Accident · Construction Accidents · Motorcycle accident · Pedestrian Accident · Slip and Fall Accident · Workplace Accident Negligence · Premises Liability · Product Liability · Wrongful death

What The Rice Firm will do for you: • We find specialized and caring doctors who can give you medical treatment on a lien basis (no out of pocket costs) • We will conduct a thorough investigation of your accident • Determine and identify the cause of your accident as well and establish liability • File and handle all insurance related paperwork in order to help you get the most value out of your case • Handle all aspects of your legal case, including mediation, negotiations, arbitrations, depositions, and trial • Keep you informed and updated on the status of your case at every point • Answer all of your questions and address any of your concerns in a timely fashion
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Public Interest

Public interest law is the practice of law to further interests shared by the entire public or communities within it. The clients and issues handled by a public interest law firm reflect broad areas of public concern, such as illegal discrimination, poverty alleviation, consumer protection, and equitable education.

· Civil rights/Liberties · Prison Issues · Economic development · Education · Poverty · Racial/ Ethnic Justice · Voting · Government Accountability/ Legal Reform · Police and Prison Misconduct​

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Creditor Harassment (FDCPA)

​Some debt collectors cross the line from debt collection into harassment, in violation of the law. Among other things, it is illegal for debt collectors to call you after 8 p.m., or at work, or even on your cell phone. We can stop the harassing phone calls and sometimes even collect damages.

​​Credit Reports (FCRA)

Credit scores are becoming increasingly important. A low score means you will pay more for credit and can even stop you from getting certain jobs. If a creditor continues to report false information, you may be entitled to monetary damages.

PRODUCTS LIABILITY

​With the rise of consumerism, more and more products are available for purchase. However, not every product for sale is safe for use. If you have been injured physically or financially in the use of a product whether by prescription drugs, defective medical products, tools, machinery, toys, industrial equipment, flammable clothing, contaminated food, recreational vehicles, tires, or automobiles - we are here to assist you recover from your loss.
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If you are suspecting of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs you could be arrested and charged with DUI/DWI.
​A DUI/DWI conviction can carry serious consequences but an experienced attorney may be able to get the charges dropped or reduced, or may be able to negotiate lesser penalties depending on your circumstances and your past history.