criminal defense cases
Child Abuse Felony Charge (Federal Criminal Defense, 2018)
Case: Client charged with child abuse, was going to be found guilty in violation of 4 US Supreme Court sections (with a sentence carrying up to 2 years in jail). During case pending, client received visitation time with children. Charge reduced to a Class A misdemeanor, no jail time served, 2 years probation instead.
Result: No jail time, felony reduced to misdemeanor.
Conspiracy to Possess, (Federal Witness 2018)
Case: Represented as a federal witness, testifying against conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. Required countless meetings with client and the government, including transcontinental flights.
Result: Maintained client’s state of security and comfort, and helped client to navigate the system as a witness.
Assault with Intent to Commit Murder (State Criminal Defense, Felony Charge 2018)
Case: Client charged with intent to commit murder, possessing firearm while committing a felony, and intentionally discharging a firearm at dwelling causing physical harm to another individual. The case appeared to be simplistic, with the client facing jail time (with a sentence carrying up to life in prison)
Result: The Gracey Law Firm spent 40 hours of trial time, within 5 days in 8-hour periods, fighting for the client with caliber representation.
Murder/Racketeering/Assault (Federal Criminal Defense, Death Penalty-Eligible Felony Charge 2016)
Case: Client facing nine counts including murder, racketeering, use of a firearm, assault, etc. Case began as a death penalty case or life imprisonment, and has been ongoing for four years due to aggressive approach and representation.
Result: Death penalty dropped + reduced life in prison sentence.
PROBATE & ESTATE LAW CASES
Mental Health Appointments, (Probate 2019)
Case: Client was in a mental hospital, in need of a guardian to aid him and supervise him during and after his recovery. Judith visited the hospital to assess the situation and determine what was in the client's best interest. Afterward, she petitioned to appoint his mother as his guardian until his condition improved.
Result: Petitioned for a guardianship that satisfied the client's best interest while preserving meaningful familial relationships.
Guardian Ad Litem for Children (Probate 2019)
Case: 3 boys in need of court representation. Judith visited the children, represented them and was their voice in court. She looked after their best interests for 4+ years. After the termination of the children's parents' parental rights, she helped guide the children through their placements in foster homes and the adoption process.
Result: The Gracey Law Firm spent 4+ years being a voice for the voiceless, helping children navigate the court process and the adoption process to their best interest.
Guardianship/Conservatorship (Probate 2017)
Case: Client is an elderly woman seeking help to petition for appointment of conservator and of appointment of guardian.
Result: Retained guardianship/conservatorship. Helped client and family control assets (financial accounts, personal property).
BUSINESS & CONTRACT LAW CASES
Business Law and Contracts (2017)
Case: Local small business in their growth stage, seeking contracts and written business documents.
Result: Created high quality documents efficiently, including: Employment Agreement, Non-solicitation agreement, Non-competition Agreements, Offer letter - full time and part time, and Employee Handbook.
PERSONAL INJURY LAW CASES
Trip and Fall (Personal Injury 2018)
Case: Client had a slip and fall at her son's apartment complex, resulting in a right femur fracture. Seeking medical compensation and insurance coverage for her injury.
Result: Judith obtained her medical records, sent demand to request a settlement to both the apartment complex and insurance adjuster. Aggressively and consistently sought justice for her client.