Chris + Amy Lee offer CIVIL + CRIMINAL, TRIALS + APPEALS -- a perfect combination of legal services.
Chris focuses his trial work on civil cases, while Amy Lee focuses hers on criminal cases. Fortunately, not all cases have to go to trial. Our experience and ability enables many cases to be resolved out of court.
But when a trial is necessary, we are ready to go, and stay a step ahead by preparing clients' cases for any appeal that may be filed.
Amy Lee is Savannah's most appealing attorney, having handled hundreds of appeals on the federal circuit level. She also has a wealth of experience in habeas and post-conviction work. Amy Lee has handled appeals arising from cases of all sizes, ranging from ones with a 30 page sentencing transcript to ones with trials that last for months and generate filing cabinets full of exhibits.
We can help you across a broad range of hearings, litigation and appeals.
Chris and Amy Lee started Rouse + Copeland on February 1, 2013, to marry Chris' experience in civil litigation with Amy Lee's experience in criminal litigation and appeals. (Chris and Amy Lee themselves have been married since 1992, so they know a good partnership when they see one.)
Chris provides a full range of representation in civil litigation in both federal and state courts. Chris handles cases involving contract disputes, business litigation, torts, medical malpractice, products liability, and personal injury. Chris also represents clients in claims for Social Security disability benefits, and he drafts wills, powers of attorneys, contracts, and business agreements. Clients praise Chris' creativity, grasp of complex issues, commitment to their cases, and attention to detail.
Amy Lee is a former federal prosecutor and law clerk to a federal judge. She focuses her practice on federal representation, with a special emphasis on appeals. Amy Lee has handled well over 300 circuit-level appeals, and she currently is a member of the bars of the Fourth, Sixth, and Eleventh Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Amy Lee also represents federal criminal defendants and parties in federal civil actions. Amy Lee's clients praise her tenacity, intelligence, compassion, and ability to make her point.
Please call or email us to schedule an appointment.
We are located in downtown Savannah at the corner of Drayton and Bryan Streets, next to the Bryan Street Parking Garage. Validated parking.
We have had very good results for our clients.
From handling motor vehicle collisions to professional malpractice, and everything in between, we have plenty of experience and expertise. We are ready to fight the insurance companies that usually defend these cases, and get the best results possible. Call to set up a no-fee appointment to talk about your case, or just send an email with your questions.
Probate proceedings can be very simple - but sometimes, they are some of the ugliest and most complex cases out there, with family members digging in to unreasonable positions and making all sorts of unreasonable demands.
If you have been charged with a crime, you are swimming in dangerous waters. Mis-steps can make a bad situation much worse. And if your case involves other defendants, they may be trying to get much better treatment than you, at your expense. Whether your case demands finesse and comprehensive knowledge to negotiate the best deal possible, or a fight for a not guilty verdict, you need an experienced and knowledge criminal defense litigator to help you through this.
It would be great if we had a crystal ball and could tell you on this website exactly how much your case would cost to litigate. Unfortunately, that is impossible: All cases are different. But we can give you a general idea of how we typically bill based upon the type of case.
In some civil cases, we are able to charge attorney's fees based on a percentage of the recovery. Our fee is contingent: If we don't recover, no attorney's fees are owed.
In criminal cases, we typically quote a flat fee that reflects the complexity of the case, the nature of the charges, the amount of evidence, and the client's desire to plead or go to trial.
In other cases, we charge clients $275/hour. In some cases -- for example, probate matters and drafting wills and contracts -- we quote a fixed fee instead. For simple wills with estates of less than $5 million, we charge $350 per couple or $250 per individual for wills.
P.O. Box 23358
24 Drayton Street, 7th Floor
Savannah, GA 31401