Showing posts from September, 2014

What Can PMCW Law Do For You?

The legal field is as complicated as it is varied. Buying a house, renting a car, hiring an employee, getting married, recovering from a car accident... Each of these activities (along with thousands of others) have legal regulations and ramifications attached to them. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. recognize the challenges that these legal complexities bring. It is our goal to help improve the lives of those around us by handling the legal situations our clients face.

We are proud to offer a variety of legal services in the Camden County community. Here's a quick overview of our many practice areas.

Real Estate Law
From residential and commercial real estate transactions to property line and dock disputes, PMCW Law can help you with all of your real estate law needs. With the help of Phillips and McElyea Land Title, Inc., we can take care of the details and reduce the risks in your real estate transactions.

Business Law
Let our experi…

Top Law Schools in the USA

The first step towards becoming a successful lawyer is attending a highly-qualified law school - the more challenging and rigorous the better! Being a trusted attorney requires lots of time, energy, and dedication to your craft, and no one knows that better than the lawyers at the Law Firm of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C.! Because we are dedicated to helping the next generation of lawyers succeed, we put together a list of the top five law schools in the United States for all the prospective law students out there. We hope this helps you on your journey! (List taken from

Yale University - New Haven, Connecticut
As the best (and arguably the most well-known) law school in the country, Yale prides itself on providing an unmatched educational, intellectual, and cultural experience. Graduates of Yale have gone on to pursue careers as state and federal lawyers, Supreme Court Justices, and even U.S. Presidents. Their 8:1 student to faculty ratio creates…

5 Questions For Your Potential Real Estate Attorney

Buying, selling, or building a home is a wonderfully exciting time in anyone's life, but it certainly comes with its fair share of legal issues! Having an experience real estate lawyer on your side to help you handle boundary line disputes, access and easement issues, concerns over construction, and other issues can make a huge difference. 

As the client, it is important to find a lawyer you trust. Before hiring real estate attorneys, set up interview times to get to know them. Asking them the following questions will help you get a better understanding of how they conduct their real estate law practices and, consequently, will better equip you in your hiring process.

1. How long have you been practicing real estate law?
Working with a less-experienced lawyer might not be a hindrance in other areas, but real estate law can be incredibly complex. You will be much better off working with an experienced real estate attorney.

2. Have you handled cases similar to mine before?
Real estate la…

Preparing For Law School: Suggested Undergraduate Courses

Earning a solid undergraduate education is a crucial stepping stone on the path towards cultivating a successful career as a lawyer. Becoming a lawyer requires years of education and schooling even after you have completed your undergraduate degree, but your first four years of college will provide you with the foundation you need. 

At Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C., we believe in developing and encouraging the next generation of lawyers. If you or someone you know is currently pursuing their undergraduate degree with hopes of continuing on to law school after graduation, consider taking (or encouraging them to take) classes in the following subject areas.

Critical Thinking/Logic
Classes that encourage students to critically analyze and evaluate situations look wonderful on a transcript. Law schools are searching for students who can carefully, critically, and strategically pick apart situations and arguments so they can determine the truth or main point of the issue.