What to expect from me during the process

Assure

When choosing a lawyer, it’s important that you feel comfortable and confident in their abilities. During our initial consultation, I encourage you to ask questions and get to know me.

Explain

I take the time to explain everything clearly and honestly. I’ll tell you from the beginning what I foresee happening with your case, and we will openly discuss the choices available to you.

Educate

As we continue working together, I will not only keep you in the loop about your case but also educate you on relevant legal jargon and what to expect from each step in the process.

Experience on both sides of the law

After 15 years as a cop, I know how this system works

Chad Barnett

Attorney at Law

Given my background as a police officer, it’s no wonder how I wound up defending the criminally accused. Seeking justice is what I’m all about, and there are a lot of people out there facing harsher penalties than they should. What may surprise you is how I also apply my legal insights to help those facing non-criminal matters, such as divorce, civil lawsuits, and probate.

Fighting for the People
of Sweet Home Alabama

MY OFFICE IS LOCATED IN TUSCALOOSA AND I SERVE THE SURROUNDING COUNTIES OF WEST ALABAMA

I provide legal services all over the state, including the following areas:

  • Bibb County
  • Fayette County
  • Greene County
  • Hale County
  • Jefferson County
  • Pickens County
  • Tuscaloosa County
  • Walker County

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

I defend all kinds of criminal charges, including drug-related crimes, DUI charges, traffic violations, robbery, assault and battery, domestic violence, rape, and murder.

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DUI DEFENSE

Although drunk driving doesn’t carry the harshest penalties known to the Alabama justice system, being charged with this crime can be life-altering. Let me help.

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DOMESTIC LAW

Domestic law covers a wide range of topics from divorce and child custody to violent crimes, harassment, and juvenile crimes. I’m here for you through it all.

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CIVIL CLAIMS

Involved in a contract dispute? Fighting with your landlord or tenant? Hurt because of another person’s mistake? Talk to me about whether to file a civil claim.

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DON’T PANIC. I CAN ALLEVIATE THE STRESS.

Contact me to take on your case.

I’ll be straightforward and
honest so you always know
what to expect.

MY APPROACH IS TO USE MY EXPERIENCE TO STAY
A STEP AHEAD OF THE GAME AND PREPARE FOR WHAT’S
NEXT.

Whenever you hire a professional, you expect them to know all about the service for which you’ve hired them. In my line of work, however, I think it’s important to go one step further.

When I prepare your case — whether it’s a criminal defense, domestic law, civil law, or probate case — I make sure to arm us with plans A-Z so we’ll be ready for anything. Moreover, I make a point of ensuring you fully understand your situation and your options so we can work together to build a solid plan of action.

As far as criminal defense cases are concerned, this comes very naturally to me. After a decade and a half serving on the Tuscaloosa police force, I already know the Alabama legal system inside and out. Making the transition into defending the criminally accused was easy because I know what to look for in a case and how to fight back on behalf of those accused of drug crimes, DUIs, and violent crimes. Whether or not your case goes to trial, I am willing, able, and ready to defend you.

Outside the criminal arena, my civil law clients have found that my direct, decisive, no-nonsense approach can give them just what they need to resolve their matters. For instance, if it’s a divorce that brings you to my door, I will treat you with the utmost respect and understanding. At the same time, I will push to keep your case moving so that you can get past today’s issues and move forward with your life. To me, creating these opportunities is what being a lawyer is all about.