Ask the Attorney - March 2015 (Introductory Article)


The following article appeared in the March issue of the Community Chronicle Newspaper as part of a monthly column titled "Ask the Attorney" authored by Donnie O'Pry of the O'Pry Law Firm.

Introductory Article 

After having practiced law for over a decade, there are two things that I can always count on hearing when someone finds out that I am an attorney. First, people can’t help but share their favorite lawyer joke with me. Second, I find that people commonly ask me the same types of legal questions over and over. My friends with young children often ask me, “Should I have a will?” People looking to start up a business ask me, “How do I form a company?” Folks who have been in a car accident ask me, “What steps should I take to deal with the insurance company?” These sorts of questions are very common ones that I get asked on a daily basis.

While I may not be great at retelling the lawyer jokes that I hear, I have grown accustomed over the years to helping answer people’s questions on the various legal matters that are important to them. It is for this reason that I have teamed up with the Community Chronicles to introduce a new monthly column entitled “Ask the Attorney.” Each month I will answer questions submitted by readers about areas of the law they have questions about. I’ll try to select questions that I feel would be most helpful to as many readers as possible. You can still send me your lawyer jokes as well. You never know when I might use one for the column. I look forward to hearing from all of the readers and providing answers to your questions.

Donnie O’Pry is the Managing Partner of the O’Pry Law Firm, a litigation firm specializing in representing accident and injury victims. Please email your questions to