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Michal Durakiewicz

Michal Durakiewicz

Durak Law
  • Criminal Law, Divorce, DUI & DWI ...
  • Tennessee
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Summary

Michal Durakiewicz has distinguished himself as a relentless advocate for the interests of his clients. He is familiar with courts throughout Tennessee, and represents clients in Criminal Defense, Divorce, DUI/DWI, Domestic Violence and Family Law matters. With hundreds of hours of courtroom experience, he has established an impressive record of acquittals, dismissals, and reductions of criminal charges. Understanding that the secret to success in the legal field is being willing to outwork one’s opponent, Michal has achieved victories in the courtroom time and time again. No matter what your case involves, Michal is focused on your success. Contact him today for your free consultation!

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    DUI & DWI
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Additional Practice Area
  • Professional License Defense
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
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Languages
  • English
  • Polish
  • Russian
Professional Experience
Attorney
Durak Law
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Education
Emory University School of Law
J.D.
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Vanderbilt University
B.A.
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Awards
Academic Merit Scholarship
Emory University School of Law
Professional Associations
Tennessee State Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Blog
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Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered

Q. What do I do after being served papers for divorce?
A: When served with a divorce petition, you have thirty days to file an Answer with the Court. You must serve a copy of the Answer on your spouse's attorney - it would also be a good idea to keep a copy for your records. My recommendation would be to immediately seek the assistance of an attorney in responding to a divorce petition, especially if the divorce involves children and/or disputes regarding property.
Q. Hello I just been Discharged from work not even knowing why.HR said I was not punching the clock right its been down
A: It seems that there are two issues here: (1) whether your employer violated the law in firing you and (2) whether they violated the law by allegedly failing to credit you your PTO time. The answer to both is: I don't know - I would need to know more facts. With respect to Number (1), most people are surprised to learn that firing an employee in Tennessee - even for bad reasons - is generally legal unless it falls under a handful of exceptions, including discrimination based on race, gender or another protected category; violation of the Tennessee Public Protection Act; or violation of a provision of a written contract between you and your employer, if one exists. I recommend you call an employment law attorney and request a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your situation.
Q. I had a verbal contract to design a simple website for friend, didn't pay the other half for the service .
A: Based on what you have described, you may have a valid and enforceable contract. Whether or not it is a good idea for you to file a lawsuit to recover the unpaid amount depends on a number of factors. First, how much does he owe you? If you file a lawsuit in general sessions court you will be taxed with the filing fees and service of process fees. You will also have to take a day off work to appear for your trial. In addition, there may be issues relating to proving your breach of contract claim. My recommendation to you for the future is to have all your clients sign a written contract before you begin work (at least if the amount is $500.00 or greater).
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Durak Law
725 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 600
Franklin, TN 37067
Telephone: (615) 812-2829