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.
Public interest law is the practice of law to further interests shared by the entire public or significant segments of it. The clients and issues handled by The Rice Firm, LLC reflect broad areas of public concern, including illegal discrimination, poverty alleviation, consumer protection, and equitable education. We also focus on the restoration of civil rights/liberties, prison issues, economic development, equality in education, racial/ethnic justice, voting rights, government accountability/reform and police/prison misconduct.
The Rice Firm LLC specializes in an area of law known as tort law which includes private or civil wrongs or injuries, including defamation and actions for bad faith breach of contract. Our main goal is to make the injured party whole and to discourage others from committing the same offense. We help plaintiffs receive compensation for their losses, including loss of earnings capacity (due to an inability to work), pain and suffering, reasonable medical expenses (both present and expected), emotional distress, loss of consortium or companionship, legal costs and attorney fees. We also work to safeguard clients from being victimized by insurance companies and the legal system.
The Rice Firm LLC also represents clients in civil law cases dealing with disputes between private parties, or negligent acts that cause harm to others. For example, if individuals or companies disagree over the terms of an agreement, or who owns land or buildings, or whether a person was wrongfully dismissed from their employment, they may file a lawsuit asking the courts to decide who is right. As well, the failure to exercise the degree of caution that an ordinarily prudent person would take in any situation may result in a negligence claim. Depending on the circumstances, a person may be held responsible for any damages or injury that occurs as a result of their negligence.