Jenny Behel, Randy Thigpen, Amy Scott, James Engelthaler

Thigpen, Behel, Engelthaler and Scott, Attorneys at law

Florence, AL Office:
420 W. Dr Hicks Blvd.
Florence, AL 35630
(256) 764-9997 (o)

Muscle Shoals, AL Office:
2813 Woodward Ave
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
(256) 386-0539 (o)

Athens, AL Office:
300 W. Green St.
Athens, AL 35611
(256) 233-7772 (o)

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Firm Profile:
Welcome to the law firm of Thigpen, Behel, Engelthaler & Scott, Inc.. We are a full service law firm that offers a broad range of legal services. Our firm represents clients in all counties in the State of Alabama, as well as Federal Court. Our goal is simple: We strive to provide the “highest level of professional representation” effectively and efficiently. At our firm, our attorneys will fight for your rights. We will work to provide you with the personal care and dedication that is needed to help obtain a successful outcome for your case. Our priority is to serve each client personally and professionally with qualified and dedicated attorneys.

The law firm provides legal representation in the areas of:

*    Real Estate:  Our firm can help clients through the process of any real estate transaction residential and commercial. Real estate transactions can be complex and if not handled properly can lead to problems in the future. We strive to prevent future issues from arising. When undergoing any form of real estate transaction, dispute or legal matter, it is essential to consult and work with an attorney in order to ensure that your legal interest are protected.  It is always advisable that people utilize the services of a skilled real estate attorney before their real estate closing. We provide services to our clients in regards to real estate law including the following:
    * Contract preparation and review
    * I.R.S. 1031 exchanges
    * Title insurance
    * Lease preparation and review
    * Tenant evictions
    * Real estate closings
    * Foreclosures

*    Divorce and Family Law:  Considering what is at stake in a divorce or family law proceeding, retaining aggressive and competent legal representation can be crucial. Few things in life can be more stressful and confusing than dealing with a divorce, and family law disputes in general are often the most difficult to resolve. We represent clients in a wide variety of domestic disputes, from simple, uncontested petitions for dissolution to complicated divorces involving property and custody disputes. In addition to divorce, we handle child support, visitation, prenuptial agreements, mediation, protection orders, domestic violence cases, guardianship, grandparent’s rights, spousal support, paternity and adoption cases.

*    Criminal Defense: The Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees the right to every person charged with a crime to be represented by legal counsel. If you have been charged with a crime, you have the right to a criminal defense attorney. Our firm has the experience and skill to defend you in your pending criminal case, and will fight to get the results you desire. Our criminal court system has rules of due process and criminal procedure that govern the actions of all individuals involved. Our attorneys are well versed in the areas of due process and criminal procedure, and will aggressively work within this legal framework to effectively advocate on your behalf. Our criminal practice includes the defense of all criminal charges from the most serious felony cases in Federal and State Courts to misdemeanors in the various municipal courts. 

*    Personal Injury: Our firm handles a variety of cases that are placed in the general category of personal injury. If you are a victim of any type of serious personal injury, significant physical damage, or emotional distress, our firm wants to assist in educating you to protect your legal rights. Our firm is very successful in reaching settlements and verdicts. Our lawyers are aggressive and diligent while maintaining a high sense of professionalism. The firm has worked with many insurance carriers and has a reputation for aggressive litigation while attempting to settle cases in an amount fair and just to our clients.

*   Business and Corporate Law: Our firm assists clients in achieving their business goals. We assist with the formation of various business entities as well as services related to the sales and purchases of businesses. We have attorneys with Masters of Business Administration and accounting degrees to assist clients with many forms of business ventures and not-for-profit entities.

Probate of Estates, Wills, Trusts, Guardianship,  Conservatorships and Estate Planning: Our Attorneys assist our clients in the preparation of simple and well as complex wills and trusts. We also provide services in the complete process of the Probate     of a Will or administration of an estate. If you die without having left a will or trust, the probate process is likely to move slower and more expensively. Guardianships and Conservatorships are also a part of the services provided by our firm. Everyone should consult an attorney for their estate planning. Our qualified attorneys can assist our clients with their estate planning to minimize any future problems to their heirs. We also prepare documents related to Power of Attorneys. 
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