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Russell L. Leonard, Attorney at Law
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Federal Claims

The office Russell L. Leonard, Attorney at Law, also helps clients who may need to bring a claim in federal court. There are a variety of laws over which the federal courts have jurisdiction, including copyright, federal tax and employment, to name a few.

Protecting Your Rights Under Federal Law

In a recent example, attorney Russell L. Leonard helped a client protect her rights in federal court under the Family and Medical Leave Act. That federal law requires employers to provide eligible employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave each year for certain types of family or medical issues. Although determining eligibility under this employment law is fairly straightforward, Russell's client was afraid that asserting her FMLA rights might jeopardize her job security. Having an attorney on your side in such employment disputes can level the playing field and encourage your employer to play fairly.

We also recommend proactive consultations with an attorney about your federal claim. It may be possible to take action before a serious consequence has occurred. For example, if you need a reasonable accommodation to perform your work duties, we can advise you of your options under laws such as the Americans With Disabilities Act, ideally before you receive an adverse employment action. If you are struggling with debt management or paying your taxes, we can advise you of your options under federal bankruptcy and debt laws, ideally before a lien or foreclosure filing.

Combining Litigation Strategy And Craftsmanship

Bringing a claim in federal court may seem daunting. On a technical level, federal court have distinct procedural rules. Yet litigation also involves craftsmanship. A successful litigator can evaluate the strategic potential of a claim and estimate the reception it may receive before the court. Attorney Russell L. Leonard brings both technique and craft to his litigation. In the past 25 years, he has made numerous appearances in various federal courts, including the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee, as well as the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. As a client, you can take great assurance in that experience.

How To Contact Us

If you have questions about your rights under federal law, the office of Russell L. Leonard, Attorney at Law, can provide answers. Call our Monteagle, Tennessee, office at 931-444-5496 or complete our online contact form to schedule your free initial consultation.

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