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Best of Jackson: Best Local Law Firm & Best Family Attorney Finalists

Recently, Jackson Free Press held a “Best of Jackson” for Best Lawyers and Law Firms. We are happy to announce that Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. were finalists for Best Local Law Firm, claiming a spot in the top 5 law firms for Jackson, MS.  Also we are very happy to announce, our own Teresa E. Harvey of CG Law Group, P.A. was a finalist for Best Family Attorney, claiming a spot in the top 4 Family Attorneys for Jackson, MS. Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. is founded upon the belief that everyone is entitled to quality representation and access to their attorney. We...

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Properly Handling Divorce When You Have Children

Divorce

In my experience practicing divorce law, I have seen clients handle issues with their children the right way and the wrong way.  So, from my perspective in handling these cases, here is the best way to handle divorce when you have children: Do not let the kids see you fight Do not talk negatively about your ex-spouse in front of your children. Your ex is still your child’s father/mother Be cooperative with visitation, especially during the holidays. I have found the best way to deal with holidays is to alternate each holiday and alternate by year.  For example, one parent...

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How Social Media Can Cause Harm To Your Legal Case

Social Media

For over a decade now, social media has become the norm on how we interact with each other on a daily basis. We post our favorite moments from our life on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and Snapchat for all our friends and family to see as well as the public. While this is all a good thing focusing on networking with friends and family, it can also be a very bad thing when it comes to your Injury. Sharing too much about yourself can have a major negative impact on your current situation. When it comes to your injury, especially...

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More Common Questions Dealing With Social Security Disability

Social Security

How can you Improve your Chances of Being Approved for Social Security Disability? It can be difficult for individuals to get approved for social security disability. In order to have the best chance to get approved, it is extremely important for you to get regular medical treatment for the issues that cause you to be disabled and unable to work, whether physical or mental. When seeing your doctor, make sure that you explain to him or her ALL of the issues you are having. Just because one issue alone may not make you disabled, a combination of issues may. Therefore, do not leave...

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Common Questions Dealing With Social Security Disability

Social Security

Can I apply for unemployment compensation and social security disability at the same time? No. When you apply for social security disability, you are claiming that you are unable to work.  When you apply for unemployment benefits, you are claiming that you are ready and able to work.  Therefore, you cannot apply for both at the same time, as this would hurt your social security disability case. How much are fees in a social security disability case? Attorneys' fees in a social security disability case are based on the amount of back benefits you receive. The attorney is entitled to 25% of any...

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3-D Printing & Lending Workers’ Compensation Recipients A Helping Hand

3-D

3-D PRINTING MAY BE ABLE TO LEND A HELPING HAND FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION RECIPIENTS With advances in technology, 3-D printing may be a new option for recipients of workers’ compensation benefits. 3-D printing involves making three dimensional objects from a digital file. By making a virtual design, one is able to take an image and bring it to 3-D life. 3-D printing has become a well-accepted method of manufacturing. The technology has revolutionized the medical and health care industries as it has the ability to create prosthetics, dental implants, casts and even hearing aids. Imagine the following: John works at a printing company. His job consists of...

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Ashley L. Hendricks – MAJ Women’s Caucus

Ashley

Recently, Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. Associate Attorney, Ashley L. Hendricks was selected by MAJ to serve as the Mississippi Association for Justice Women’s Caucus Chair this past year (2015-2016). The Women’s Caucus is an advocate for positive change on issues of concern to women and Ashley was honored to be elected to this position. The Women’s Caucus played a part in several successful events this year starting with a Judicial Conference Reception honoring women in the judiciary held during the during the 2015 Mississippi Trial & Appellate Judges Fall Conference.  The Women’s Caucus also helped to sponsor numerous events including...

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Congratulations Darryl M. Gibbs – NTL Top 40 Under 40

Top 40

Recently, Darryl M. Gibbs, one of the partners of Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. was selected for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40.  Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state...

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Recent Supreme Court Victory For Our Client

Victory

Recent Supreme Court Victory For Our Client   The lawyers at Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. are proud to celebrate a victory for our client at the Mississippi Supreme Court this week. After a hard fought medical malpractice trial, the jury got the wrong legal instructions provided to them by the court bailiff. The instructions provided to the jury were not that instructions argued between the parties and approved by the Judge. The jury did exactly as the wrong instructions told them to do and found in favor of the Doctor as all of the provided instructions said "you must find for the...

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Congratulations Darryl M. Gibbs – NTL Top 100

Congratulations

Recently, Darryl M. Gibbs, one of the partners of Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. was selected for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100.  The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.  Membership is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrates superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, and legal...

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