Rusty Messer & Associates

Attorneys & Abogados

 

The Baton Rouge law firm of Rusty Messer & Associates provides assistance in cases involving personal injury, immigration and more…

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Personal Injury

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Immigration

  • Employment based petitions
  • Family based petitions
  • Non-immigrant visas
  • Defense of Removal proceedings
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Criminal Defense

  • Drug charges
  • Theft and property crime
  • White collar crimes
  • Serious felony
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Family Law

  • Child custody
  • Divorce
  • Separation of property

Need An Attorney In Baton Rouge?

If you have been injured in an accident or are dealing with complicated immigration issues, we can help you. Our personal injury and immigration attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have about your injury accident or immigration issue.  If you are facing criminal charges or are dealing with divorce or custody issues, we can help with that too.

When you schedule a consultation with Rusty Messer & Associates, you will get the personal care and attention that your case deserves. During a consultation, you will be able to ask questions about your claim and discuss your specific situation in detail with a skilled and knowledgeable professional. 

Our clients rely on us to handle the important legal issues surrounding their case. We take our time to make sure our clients fully understand their situation and options available for proceeding in order to ensure the best legal outcome for their case.

Our firm has extensive experience in both state and federal courts. We handle each case with the attention to detail that every client deserves. To learn more about how we can help with your legal needs call us today for a one-on-one consultation.

During your free, no-obligation consultation, you will meet with one of our dedicated and knowledgeable attorneys. They will review your case details and provide you with options for proceeding with your personal injury case. Our legal staff will support and guide you through the complex legal system. 

If you or someone you love is in need of legal guidance or representation, do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation with one of our talented personal injury or immigration attorneys.

The Legal Help and Guidance You Need

The lawyers at Rusty Messer & Associates have decades of experience in Louisiana with several areas of law.  Whether you have been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, need assistance with a pending immigration issue, have a criminal charge pending, or are in need of a family law attorney, our team of skilled and knowledgeable Baton Rouge personal injury, immigration, criminal, or family law attorneys are here for you. Our well-respected and dedicated Baton Rouge team of lawyers are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest-quality legal representation available in the state. 

If you have been injured in an accident or have questions about immigration or criminal legal issues that you are facing, contact Rusty Messer & Associates to speak with a qualified attorney about your legal matter and ensure that your rights are protected from the start. We handle cases that involve serious injuries, immigration, felony criminal defense, and family law matters. Our main office is located in Baton Rouge but we handle cases throughout the state of Louisiana and Texas, as well.

Personal Injury Lawyers in Louisiana

Our attorneys at Rusty Messer & Associates pride themselves on being able to help clients navigate a number of different types of legal cases and claims. As a firm, we have handled countless personal injury cases in Baton Rouge and can help you too. 

A personal injury claim can be made when an injury occurs to a person’s mind, body, or emotions. You may be entitled to compensation after an accident if you are injured due to the negligence or recklessness of another person or entity. 

Personal injury can include injuries sustained in various different accidents, including:

If you have been injured in an accident of any nature, it is likely that you are suffering physically, mentally, or emotionally. On top of that, injuries sustained in accidents often require medical attention and treatment. This adds a financial strain on victims when they are already going through a difficult and overwhelming time. 

When you hire a personal injury lawyer from Rusty Messer & Associates, you are giving yourself the best chance of obtaining full and fair compensation to cover medical bills, insurance bills, and other post-accident expenses. 

Car Accident Attorneys in Baton Rouge

Each year, an average of 6 million car accidents occur across the country. In Louisiana, car accidents accounted for 760 fatalities in 2017. Although the rate of occurrence of motor vehicle accidents is declining in the U.S., accidents are still frequently occurring. 

Automobile accidents can cause minor to catastrophic injuries in which victims are forced to seek immediate medical care. It is not uncommon for victims to be hospitalized for days or even months after an accident. A number of accident victims will lose their jobs if they are unable to return to work due to injuries sustained in their accident. Many more will suffer life-altering and permanent injuries that will affect them physically, mentally, or emotionally. 

Our personal injury attorneys in Baton Rouge have years of experience handling personal injury cases, including a wide variety of motor vehicle accident cases, including:

Accidents like these can happen suddenly and without warning. Sadly, a number of these accidents are caused by an unfocused driver. Drivers can become easily distracted by cellphones, loud music, lack of sleep, and alcohol or drugs. 

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident that occurred because of the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Baton Rouge to speak with a representative today. 

Why Hire A Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been injured in an accident, you may experience physical pain, mental pain, and emotional pain. Your injuries and pain will need medical attention. If the injuries you sustained were severe, you may need to be hospitalized for weeks or even months, and require years of therapy. The costs for your medical treatment can produce an overwhelming financial burden, especially if you are unable to work. 

Hiring a personal injury attorney can make all the difference. Our lawyers at Rusty Messer & Associates offer accident victims skilled legal representation. We support our clients by protecting their legal rights and fighting for the full and fair compensation they deserve. 

Our personal injury law firm in Baton Rouge can handle negotiations with insurance companies and other attorneys on your behalf. It is common for insurance companies to take advantage of injured victims by offering them a less than fair settlement. Our attorneys will not accept this low-ball offer and will continue to pursue a fair and proper settlement to help cover medical bills, insurance bills, and other post-accident expenses. 

Immigration Lawyers in Louisiana

The immigration system can be complicated and overwhelming. The process can be full of struggles and roadblocks and leave people feeling lost and helpless. When you hire an immigration lawyer from Rusty Messer & Associates you will get an experienced immigration attorney to help guide you through the difficult immigration process. 

Our immigration attorneys at Rusty Messer & Associates offer a number of immigration legal services for individuals, families, and companies. 

Family-Based Immigration

U.S. immigration laws allow foreigners to immigrate to the country based on a relationship with a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Family-based immigration is split up into two categories.

  • Immediate Relative Immigrant Visas – These visas can be applied for and awarded to immigrants who are married to a U.S. citizen, are an unmarried child of a U.S. citizen, are an orphan adopted abroad by a U.S. citizen, are an orphan to be adopted in the U.S. by a U.S. citizen, or they are a parent to an unmarried U.S. citizen. 
  • Family Preference Immigrant Visas – These visas can be applied for and awarded to immigrants with a more distant relationship with a U.S. citizen. Those who fall into this group include unmarried children of a U.S. citizen, spouses of legal permanent residents, married children of a U.S. citizen, or siblings of a U.S. citizen. 

Immediate Relative Immigrant Visas have no cap on the number of immigrants that can be awarded visas in a single fiscal year. Unfortunately, the Family Preference Immigrant Visas are limited per each fiscal year. 

It is for this reason that hiring an immigration lawyer can benefit immigrants who are trying to reunite with their families. The right legal representation can increase the odds of being awarded an immigrant visa.

Business Immigration

Immigrant visas can also be allocated to immigrants who are looking to start a business in the U.S. or have been awarded employment by a U.S. employer. Business and employment visas fall into four different categories:

  • Employment-Based Immigrant Visas – Under this visa, foreigners can permanently immigrate to the U.S. with an EB Visa if their U.S employer first obtains a labor certification approval from the Department of Labor and then files an Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker. 
  • Employment-Based Nonimmigrant Visas – These visas are allocated to those foreign nationals who are looking to work in the U.S. for a limited period of time. Generally, employment-based nonimmigrant visas are based on a U.S. employment offer. 
  • Investor Visas – These immigrant visas are made available to foreigners who are seeking to enter the U.S. to create a new commercial enterprise. To qualify for this visa, the immigrant must be able to invest a certain amount of money in a commercial enterprise. 
  • Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) – PERM is the system used for obtaining a Labor Certificate. PERM is also the first step for those immigrants seeking an employment-based immigration visa. 

At Rusty Messer & Associates we offer our immigration law clients legal services for a reasonable flat fee. Clients will be informed of all costs beforehand so that no surprises occur. 

Deportation Defense

We hande all aspects of deportation defense cases in immigration courts. The first step is usually to determine if the alien is eligble for an immigration bond.  If a person is not eligble for an immigration bond, or the court does not grant a bond, we can help him or her determine what other type of removal defense to present. We have helped aliens with asylum cases, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status while in removal, appeals, and other forms of relief. We work with our clients and their families to develop their cases and help them present the best evidence on their behalf. We have handled cases in immigration courts in Louisiana, Tennessee, and Texas.  

Nonimmigrant Visas

Temporary residence in the U.S. can be awarded to those foreigners who are seeking nonimmigrant visas. These visas can be utilized for business, personal, and emotional reasons. U.S. immigration laws allow for a number of different nonimmigrant visas, across a myriad of different categories. These categories are based on the nature of employment, the involvement of training, and the unique talents of the individual. 

Why Hire An Immigration Attorney

The first Immigration Act was made almost 200 years ago. Since then, the Immigration Act has been amended countless times. With all the modifications to the Immigration Act, it can be hard to process and understand what is still valid today. When you hire an immigration attorney from Rusty Messer & Associates, we will make sure you understand the law as it applies to your case. 

Our immigration attorneys at Rusty Messer & Associates offer a number of immigration legal services for individuals, families, and companies. We have years of experience helping reunite families, and obtaining documentation for potential employees. Immigration lawyers can greatly increase the chances of immigrants being awarded visas. 

Whether it’s family-based or employment-related, our immigration attorneys have many years of experience fighting for our clients. We can help navigate the complex legal system and offer immigration law services at a reasonable flat fee. 

Criminal Defense Lawyers in Baton Rouge

Criminal defense lawyers help create a case to challenge the validity and sufficiency of the prosecution’s evidence. Our attorneys at Rusty Messer & Associates have experience handling a number of criminal defense cases in Louisiana. We have tackled cases involving serious felony charges and have appeared in both state and federal courts. We represented people accused of almost any charge you can think of, including those listed below:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Arson
  • Assault with Dealy Weapon
  • Battery
  • Burglary
  • Contributing to Delinquincy
  • Consipracy Charges
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Criminal Negligence
  • Domestic Abuse or Domestic Violence
  • DWI/DUI – Driving While Intoxicated
  • Drug Crimes
  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • Flight from an Officer
  • Home Invasion
  • Juvenile Charges
  • Manslaughter
  • Manufacturing Drugs
  • First Degree Murder
  • Second Degree Murder
  • Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute
  • Prostitution
  • Rape
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Assault
  • Stalking
  • Vehicular Homicide

Our legal team delivers to clients dedicated, aggressive, and professional representation providing optimum results in your case. We thoroughly investigate all charges and defenses and help prepare the case for trial. We give each case and each client the personal attention they require to ensure they are adequately defended. 

Family Law Attorneys in Baton Rouge

As with all other cases, our legal staff is committed to protecting your legal rights, and this goes for family matters as well. The attorneys at Rusty Messer & Associates offer family law services for residents of Louisiana. Family law can include any of the following:

If you are experiencing issues having to do with personal, family matters, our family law attorneys can help. Whether you are in the process of getting a divorce or need help with adoption forms and procedures, Rusty Messer & Associates can help. 

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Call Rusty Messer & Associates Today!

 

Our attorneys at Rusty Messer & Associates pride themselves on being able to help clients navigate a number of different types of legal cases and claims. We have experience handling multiple different legal cases including personal injury, criminal defense, family law, and immigration on both the federal and state levels. 

We understand that any type of legal proceeding can bring stress and anxiety to a victim and their family. It is our goal to provide answers, guidance, and representation so that clients are able to focus on healing, physically and emotionally. 

At Rusty Messer & Associates we do not settle for minimal settlement offers or insufficient prosecutions. We strongly feel that innocent victims should be protected legally and we fight to protect their rights. 

When you schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated attorneys you will be able to discuss your claim, ask questions, and examine different legal options. Each one of our attorneys is devoted to providing Louisiana residents with aggressive, trustworthy,  and loyal legal representation. 

Contact Rusty Messer & Associates at (225) 963-9638 to speak with a knowledgeable representative today.