Top Bluefield Mineral Rights Lawyers Near You

David A Sims Law Office

Mineral Rights Lawyer | Serving Bluefield, WV

Richard A Hayhurst Law Offices

Mineral Rights Lawyer | Serving Bluefield, WV

Bailey & Glasser LLP

Mineral Rights Lawyer | Serving Bluefield, WV

Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love LLP

Mineral Rights Lawyer | Serving Bluefield, WV

Barry Hill, Esquire

Mineral Rights Lawyer | Serving Bluefield, WV

James F. Humphreys & Associates LC

Mineral Rights Lawyer | Serving Bluefield, WV

Supple Law Office

Mineral Rights Lawyer | Serving Bluefield, WV

Johnstone Gabhart & Prim Llp

Mineral Rights Lawyer | Serving Bluefield, WV

Schuda & Associates: Lockhart Robert A

Mineral Rights Lawyer | Serving Bluefield, WV

Hamstead & Associates LC: Hamstead Braun

Mineral Rights Lawyer | Serving Bluefield, WV

Frank P Bush Jr Law Office

Mineral Rights Lawyer | Serving Bluefield, WV

Bowles Rice Llp: Parker III Paul E

Mineral Rights Lawyer | Serving Bluefield, WV

Bluefield Mineral Rights Information

Mineral Rights

Mineral rights give legal title to any minerals found on or beneath real property. But not all property owners have mineral rights, depending upon what is in the deed to the property and on applicable law. The party that owns the mineral rights can exercise those rights without anyone's permission.

How to Learn if You Have Mineral Rights

Whether you have mineral rights or not, it is in your best interest to find out by contacting a Bluefield mineral rights lawyer. The lawyer can research records to determine if any mineral rights exist, who owns them, and can help protect your rights of ownership.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

Lead Counsel Rated Attorneys

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