Our Attorneys Have Years of Experience in Criminal Law
Lean on our years of experience in all criminal matters. We handle Preliminary Hearing; Pre-Trial; Bod Modification Hearings; Motions to Lift Detainers; Probation Violation Hearings; and Non-Jury Trials and Jury Trials. We have represented criminal Defendants in DUI cases; drug and narcotic cases (Possession/Paraphernalia/Possession with the Intent to Deliver); Simple Assault and Aggravated Assault; Stalking; Theft, Burglary; Robbery; Possession of Firearm cases; Welfare Fraud; Retail Theft; and various summary offenses including Underage Drinking and all traffic violations. We have appeared in over ninety (90) Magisterial District Justice Courts and have represented criminal Defendants in eighteen (18) counties in Pennsylvania.
Experienced Pittsburgh lawyers fight for the injured and disabled
Thomas A. Will & Associates fight for your rights, whether your injury happened at your workplace, the nature of your work led to an occupational disease, or you developed a repetitive stress injury. They take on third parties and insurance companies on your behalf. Their goal is to win just compensation for clients to rebuild their lives financially, physically, and emotionally.
Thomas A. Will & Associates help you or your loved ones receive benefits from Pennsylvania workers compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Full or partial disability
6 Reasons to Consult A Workers Compensation Lawyer
- Your employer is punishing or retaliating against you for filing a claim.
- You are denied workers compensation benefits.
- Your employer asks you to submit to a medical examination by their own “expert.”
- You are contacted to meet with a rehabilitation counselor.
- Your employer or their insurer offers to settle your claim.
- Your gut feeling tells you something/everything is not right.
Have you experienced a head injury? Did you know that even today many hospitals and medical experts are still failing to properly diagnose concussion symptoms suffered by many of their patients? When one suffers a head injury it may be very harmful towards their recovery to return back to work too early. If you have recently been involved with a traumatic event involving your head and are suffering from headaches, fatigue, dizziness, feeling detached, mood swings, depression, have difficulty sleeping or are having trouble with concentrating on a daily basis it is important to contact our office immediately so that we can get you the help you need and deserve.
Handling your workers comp claims, appeals and settlements in Western Pennsylvania
The workers compensation process can often result in a denied claim or reduced benefits. Thomas A. Will & Associates provide the effective representation you need at all board hearings, in the Appellate Division, and in the Court of Appeals for unfavorable decisions on all types of workers compensation claims.
Pittsburgh Social Security Disability
If you suffer an injury or disease that prevents you from returning to work, Thomas A. Will & Associates can help you obtain government assistance. Thomas A. Will & Associates has the experience to win Social Security Disability benefits that can enable you to receive payments for the rest of your life or throughout your long-term disability. They prepare for and appear with you at Social Security hearings before administrative law judges and federal courts to obtain the benefits to which you are entitled.
Thomas A. Will & Associates help clients with the following types of claims:
Thomas A. Will & Associates handle appeals for people who are denied Supplemental Security Income benefits (SSI). These benefits are paid to people who have not paid enough money into Social Security to be entitled to disability benefits, but can receive payments because they are disabled and are in financial need.
Your workers comp advocate in Pittsburgh, PA
If you have suffered an injury at your workplace or a disability keeps you from your work, contact Thomas A. Will & Associates to arrange a free initial consultation.
Our Family Law Attorneys Help Pennsylvania Families Through Life’s Transitions
Attorney Chester Beattie heads up the family law practice at Thomas A. Will & Associates. When two people decide to end a marriage, they need to make decisions regarding children, property and their future. Mr. Beattie is dedicated to helping you achieve positive results that are beneficial for you and your family.
Mr. Beattie understands that each family situation is different and focuses on the particular needs of your case. He offers sound advice and practical ways to settle your family law disputes. Together, you decide on an appropriate strategy, whether mediation, settlement, or trial. Mr. Beattie is an experienced litigator who fights for your interests in court whenever necessary.
Mr. Beattie knows that divorce can have an emotional, financial, and legal impact on you and your family. He advocates for your interests on the following:
Sound advice and practical legal solutions in Pittsburgh, PA
For experienced advice and representation on your family law matters, contact Chester Beattie at Thomas A. Will & Associates to arrange a consultation.
Divorce — or dissolution of a marriage — can be uncontested or contested. In uncontested cases, the parties agree to all terms of the dissolution of their marriage, including distribution of assets and liabilities, the establishment of a parenting plan and time-sharing, child support and alimony. In contested cases, there are issues between the parties that cannot be settled. Contested cases can require extensive financial discovery, the involvement of expert witnesses, depositions, and child custody evaluations. Mr. Beattie can advise you on your legal options, provide experienced guidance, and protect your rights, whether your divorce is uncontested or contested.
This is the distribution of marital property and separate property as a result of a divorce. Property owned and acquired during the marriage, including all assets and debts, is termed marital property, and is subject to equitable distribution, but separate property is not. A variety of personal and financial factors are taken into consideration before marital property is distributed between spouses. These matters can be quite complex and Mr. Beattie can advise you.
Child custody refers to having the legal and practical rights over a child or children and which parent gets to have these rights. The legal custody of a child under the age of 18 is often a difficult matter to resolve. The physical and legal custody of a child is typically addressed during divorce proceedings. It can also be determined without a divorce action in family court.
Child support involves payments from one parent to the other for the support of their children. Mr. Beattie can make sure that you are either receiving or providing the appropriate amount of support. Mr. Beattie protects your rights and your child’s rights.
Being married, divorced or in a relationship does not entitle you to hit, threaten, or abuse those at home or to be a victim of this behavior. These are domestic violence crimes that involve child abuse and neglect, spousal abuse, domestic partner abuse and elder abuse. It includes physical abuse, threats, emotional abuse, harassment, stalking and trying to control someone else’s behavior. Domestic Violence Injunctions are civil protection orders for family or household members. These civil protection orders restrain one party from having contact with another party if one party has been a victim of domestic violence, or when one party has reasonable cause to believe that he or she is in imminent danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence. If you are a victim of abuse, Mr. Beattie can help you.
In Pennsylvania, a person may change their name by filing an action in the Court of Common Pleas with appropriate forms. For an order of name change to be granted, the court must find sufficient reasons for the change and also find it consistent with the public interest. A change of name upon marriage, dissolution, or divorce meets these requirements. Whether for an adult or a minor, Mr. Beattie can navigate you through this process.
This is a written contract between two people who are about to be married that delineates the parties’ financial relationship. Mr. Beattie can negotiate and draft these agreements for you.
Instead of a prenuptial agreement, spouses can have this agreement created after they are married to delineate the parties’ financial relationship. Mr. Beattie can draft this for you.
If financial or personal circumstances have changed since the divorce or court decree, you may be able to seek a modification of your parenting plan or level of child support or maintenance, custody or visitation. Mr. Beattie can provide effective representation in these matters.
When a spouse is ordered to pay child support and that spouse is not providing the required support, there are contempt and enforcement remedies are available. Mr. Beattie has handled many child support enforcement actions, and he is ready to provide effective representation on your issues.
Guardianship is document-intensive and can involve complex legal issues. Mr. Beattie has extensive experience in guardianships of a person and their property, conservatorship of their assets, and protecting the rights of legal guardians. He represents family members of minors who cannot manage their own affairs and relatives of adults judged incompetent by a probate court.
Mr. Beattie offers skilled representation in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate law and can assist you with:
Proper estate planning is essential to protecting your assets, family and business partners. Mr. Beattie provides experienced assistance with the following:
Our Personal Injury Attorneys Are Dedicated to Representing the Rights of Innocent Parties Who Are Injured in an Accident
Victims of accidents and malpractice from negligent or reckless action may recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
With our firm, you can expect answers to your questions. You can expect prompt responses. You can expect personal service. Finally, you can expect us to work hard to represent you and protect your rights. Auto law can be complicated and tedious for injured victims. Knowing how the process moves along can ease your worries and allow you to focus on the most important thing – your recovery.
The best part about this process is there is NEVER a fee unless we make a financial recovery for you. That means your consultation is free, so why wait? You don’t have to pay a dime out of your pocket for legal fees for an injury case at our firm. Our fee is contingent, which means it is only collected if we settle or successfully litigate your case.
See our FAQ for answers to your questions about personal injury. You can also visit these resources:
- Best Insurance Companies of 2013 – MSN Money
- Insurance Company Greed – American Association for Justice
Contact Thomas A. Will & Associates to arrange a Personal Injury consultation.
Clear Your Arrest Record
Clear your criminal history for job applications, background checks, and more.
All criminal cases are a matter of public record unless expunged from your record. This could pose a threat to your opportunities for employment, ability to rent a property, or even some volunteer positions. An expungement can give you the ability to answer the question, “Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense?” with an honest “No.”
Download our Expungement Brochure for more information and see how our attorneys can help you.
Contact Thomas A. Will & Associates to discuss how you may be able to expunge your criminal record and finally have a record that represents the real you!
Estate Planning Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult
There are many aspects to Estate Planning–wills, executors, medical power of attorney, survivorship, probate, beneficiaries, guardianship, and more. When a loved one dies without a will, management and settlement of the estate must be handled by a court appointed administrator.
The attorneys at Thomas A. Will & Associates handle your estate administration needs with respect and dedication. We will answer all of your questions, providing prompt and personalized service. Let us help guide you through the process of any of your estate planning needs.
Contact Thomas A. Will & Associates to arrange an Estate Administration consultation.
Real Estate Law
Get the Answers You Need About Real Estate Law
Real Estate Law can be stressful and confusing. Only an attorney, not a real estate agent, loan officer, or closing agent, can provide legal answers about issues with real estate purchase, sale, ownership, and use. Whether you are buying, selling, or renting, a landlord or tenant, or navigating the rules of an Homeowners Association (HOA) make sure your questions are answered by an attorney who cares about getting you the best results. We help with both business and personal real estate issues. Our attorneys have experience in Title Search, Deed Preparation, and Zoning Issues as well as other aspects of Real Estate Law.
Contact Thomas A. Will & Associates to arrange a consultation.
Save Time & Money With Legal Help For Your Small Business
As a small business owner, you don’t need to do everything alone. Getting legal help with business contracts, LLC formation, and taxes can save you valuable time and money with your small business. We can answer all of your questions about choosing or changing a business structure that fits your business, from sole proprietorship to the different types of corporations. Get accurate advice and help, so you have more time to devote to running your business instead of setting it up or ironing out problems.
Contact Thomas A. Will & Associates to arrange a consultation.