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Accomplished Multi-Faceted Law Firm Serving Wise County & The State Of Virginia

The Law Office of Kern and Wilkens, PC has been catering to the needs of members in our Big Stone Gap community for over 35 years. Our team of distinct attorneys possesses nearly 50 years of combined experience in many areas of the law. If you are in need of legal representation, we are here to offer you the guidance and support you deserve.

Personal Injury

If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s mistakes or negligence, you deserve to be compensated for your subsequent medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. It’s simply not fair that you should have to struggle financially in addition to your physical and mental maladies. We’ll help you file a personal injury claim and defend it in court if necessary.

Real Estate Law

Purchasing or selling property is a big life decision that requires careful planning. Too often, people sign legal property documents without understanding the terms to which they are agreeing. This can lead to title and boundary disputes, unforeseen liens, and problems with financing. Our experienced real estate law attorneys can counsel you through the real estate process and ensure you are getting exactly what you want.

Family Law

Due to their intimate nature, family law cases tend to be fraught with stress and anxiety. We understand the severity of your situation and are dedicated to providing you a safe place to discuss your circumstances. We will work together to comprehend your goals and devise a workable plan for getting there. If you are facing divorce, child custody and support, adoption, or visitation issues, contact us today to get started.

Estate Planning

Life is full of unexpected events that can change everything in an instant. The best time to plan your estate is right now. By planning your estate when you’re healthy, you can mitigate much of the stress you or your family members might experience if an accident or tragedy occurs. If you have a spouse and/or children, it is especially pertinent to ensure their care if something happens to you.

Criminal Defense

If you are facing criminal charges, it is in your best interests to hire an accomplished attorney to help defend your case. Regardless of what you have or haven’t done, criminal accusations alone can damage or destroy your reputation, not to mention if you are convicted. We take pride in protecting the privileges and freedoms to which you are entitled and will fight tirelessly on your behalf to ensure those are respected in court.

Civil Litigation

Whether you are the plaintiff or defendant in a civil matter, you need excellent legal representation when you enter the courtroom. We have represented countless clients in civil litigation of all kinds and can offer you the level of skill you deserve.

Don’t Wait- Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

The attorneys at the Law Office of Kern and Wilkens, PC are deeply committed to the well-being of our clients. We will listen to your situation carefully and compassionately; and will collaborate to build you the strongest case possible. Whether you are in need of estate planning or criminal defense, family law or personal injury services, we’ve got you covered.

Call 276-523-1281  today to schedule a free consultation with an attorney of The Law Office of Kern and Wilkens, PC. We provide legal counsel to people in Big Stone Gap and throughout Wise County and the state of Virginia in the areas of real estate, family law, criminal defense, personal injury, estate planning, and civil litigation.

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