Other areas of practice

  Domestic Relations and Criminal Defense
    David Baker took over most of the criminal and divorce and child custody cases when he joined the firm in 1992.  Since that time, he has tried over a hundred cases involving divorce and child custody, ranging from the simplest to the most complex.  He has represented hundreds of criminal defendants and tried cases to jury verdict involving murder, burglary, theft, and a multitude of other felonies, obtaining verdicts of “Not Guilty” in numerous cases.  He has built a reputation as a tough litigator who is very capable of negotiating plea bargains for those who are guilty.

Real Estate and Bankruptcy, Including Certified Debt Relief
    Andy Blackstock took over most of the bankruptcy and real estate areas of practice in 1996.  Since that time, he has provided title search and title insurance services for the firm and has done thousands of real estate closings.  He and his assistant, Natalie Langford, are now licensed real estate agents as well.
    Additionally, Blackstock has assisted numerous clients who are having financial hardship.  The firm is a Certified Debt Relief Agency.  Many times Blackstock has been able to resolve serious financial stress in their lives through counseling and negotiation without the need for filing bankruptcy.  However, Blackstock regularly practices in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama in Dothan and Montgomery.

Wills and Probate

Wills

    All the partners at Laird, Baker & Blackstock have handled a sizable amount of Probate through the years.  We take pride in helping people with wills, powers of attorney, and medical directives, and we are glad to help you in your time of need.  We are happy to make a house call if necessary.  We also have a considerable amount of experience trying cases involving will contests.