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    Auto Accidents
    Talk to one of our attorneys before you talk to an insurance company. What you innocently say can affect your settlement.


    18-Wheeler Accidents
    Litigation of an accident involving a big rig can get complicated quickly. Anyone involved in this type of accident should consult an attorney.


    Criminal Defense
    Specializing in helping individuals charged with: Burglary, Robbery, Drug related offenses, Murder, DUI, and Theft


    Defective Products
    The lawyers at Cherry and Irwin have experience with product liability cases. Contact Cherry & Irwin for a free consultation.


    Medical Malpractice
    Thousands of people are injured or die due to negligent doctors and medical staff. If you have been injured contact us today.


    Motorcycle Accidents
    Benjamin Irwin, an experienced rider, understands that bike accidents can cause devastating injuries and knows how to help.


    Wrongful Death
    Time is of the essence in wrongful death lawsuits. There are time limits to how long it can be after the death before a lawsuit can be filed.


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    Samuel A. Cherry
    Samuel Cherry has four decades of law experience and is nationally acclaimed for verdicts and settlements in products liability cases.


    Benjamin A. Irwin
    Ben Irwin is the Managing Partner and founding member of Cherry & Irwin. He was the youngest commissioner ever elected in Dale County, Alabama.
    Christine Irwin
    Christine received her Juris Doctorate at the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law and is admitted to practice in all Alabama State Courts.
    Peter Havas
    Pete attained his Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College, opened a law firm in Mobile in 2004 and then returned to the Wiregrass to practice law at Cherry & Irwin.
    Blaine Stevens
    Blaine is permitted to practice in Federal Courts including the United States Supreme Court.



    Cal Whaley
    Mr. Whaley received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.



    Christopher Williams
    Mr. Williams received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.



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    Cherry & Irwin attorneys have collectively handled over 10,000 cases with over $160 million in settlements.


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    Personal injury cases are handled on a contingency bases. We don't get paid until you have been granted a settlement or award.


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    Our attorneys have over 150 years combined experience litigating well over 10,000 cases and winning more than $160 million dollars.



    Initial consultations with our attorneys are always free. Contact us today to find out if you have a case.



    Every state has placed a statute of limitations on lawsuits. Some time limits are short (as little as six months) while others are longer depending on the type of case.


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    How much a case is worth depends on many things and estimates can only be determined by carefully analyzing all of the facts. Talk to one of our attorneys today.


    If the driver causing the vehicle accident was under the influence of a substance you may win punitive damages.

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    163 W. Main St.
    Dothan, Alabama 36301

    Phone: 334.793.1000

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Bullying Epidemic

Part One- Bullying Series

Bullying has been around since the second generation of life on earth. According to the Biblical story, Adam & Eve’s son, Cain, squabbled with his brother, Able, and eventually killed him. True, most bullying does not go as far as someone killing another person, however it can have severe and lasting psychological and physical implications on its victims and damages society as a whole.

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Bullying & Suicide

Part Three- Bullying Series

At age thirteen, Ryan Halligan was trying to fit in with his peers but his tall, lanky frame and previous academic difficulty made assimilation difficult. He had also been experiencing bullying for the past three years. Although his parents knew of the situation and had provided Ryan with professional counseling they never approached the school or formally notified the staff of the ongoing bullying despite the fact that on at least one occasion the bullying had resulted in a fight. Ryan opposed filing a complaint because he felt it would make the situation worse.

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Bullying & Social Media

Part Two- Bullying Series

Bullying has been brought to national attention recently, thrust there by the suicides of more than a dozen teenagers whose deaths have been attributed to the teen’s inability to handle the stresses of harassment.

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DUI Verdict Sends Message to Community

Cherry & Irwin Wins in Court

Benjamin Irwin and Cal Whaley of Cherry & Irwin win big in court. Sends message to community about consequences of drinking and driving.

Full story courtesy of WDHN


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A local trial involving a DUI car accident ended with the jury returning a $200,000 verdict for the plaintiffs— a family that was hit by a person driving under the influence.After a two hour-long deliberation, the jury found in favor with the plaintiffs. During the trial, the Dothan Police Department provided expert testimony about the impact of drunk driving in Dothan. With drinking and driving being an issue in and around the Wiregrass, some residents say they are already taking precautions. The number of DUI arrests in the county has gone down. Police arrested 208 people in 2017 and 170 in 2018.

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