Margaret & Doug Tribert

Family Law - Worker's Compensation - Personal Injury
Auto Accidents - Wrongful Death - Criminal Defense


I am Margaret "Peg" Tribert. I have practiced law in Aiken for over twenty five years, representing Worker's Compensation, Personal Injury, Criminal, and Family Court clients. My office at 116 Waterloo Street, Aiken, SC opened in 2002. Since then I have helped families through Separation and Divorce in Aiken, Edgefield, Barnwell and other South Carolina Counties. Helping victims of Auto Accidents and On the Job Injuries is some of the most gratifying work I do.

If you don't think your problem is one of the above, contact me anyway. If I can't help you, I will find someone local and professional who can.

There is no legal problem that can't be simplified through compassionate and competent assistance.

Call me today at 803.648.8898. Let's get it started.

Margaret Tribert

Attorney Profile

Margaret "Peg" Tribert descends from a long line of lawyers, many of whom, and her grandmother, a deputy sheriff. Her father was the only son in the family that didn't go to law school. His love of duck hunting and bird dogs brought Margaret to South Carolina, and she turned sixteen in Aiken with the Schofield High School Class of 1976. After completing college in Illinois, she returned to Aiken and has called it home ever since.

Margaret worked as a receptionist in the Aiken County Solicitor's office and later as an advocate for the battered and sexually abused. She supported victims during medical and forensic exams, and networked with agencies statewide in lobbying for what is now the Protection from Domestic Abuse law. She coordinated Aiken County's first inter-disciplinary in-service addressing the needs of sexually abused children, and worked to bring assault awareness and prevention to school children. In the late eighties she attended the USC School of Law.

As a law student she clerked for a prominent criminal defense firm and gained early exposure to death penalty litigation. She also worked in Wrongful Death civil litigation. Upon graduation she accepted a position with the Lourie Law Firm and expanded her interest in Worker's Compensation.

Margaret returned to Aiken and was an associate at Hatcher Law Firm for ten years. She worked primarily in worker's compensation and personal injury. In 2002 she opened her own firm on Waterloo St. with a primary focus on family law, personal injury, worker's compensation and criminal defense.

She married Doug Tribert in 1989 and they live in the county. Doug is a retired horseman and has assisted her in the practice since 2003. Margaret is a strong supporter of the performing arts in Aiken and has served on the Boards of the Aiken Choral Society, the Aiken Community Playhouse and the Center for African American History, Art & Culture in Aiken. She also enjoys drag hunting in Hitchcock Woods and always sponsors a stick horse in the Aiken Fall Steeplechase.

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Areas of Practice

WORKER'S COMPENSATION

It's illegal to fire a worker in retaliation for filing a Worker's Compensation Claim. Don't be afraid to talk to a lawyer and learn your rights. The "case management" person who calls you works for the insurance company - not for you! Call me soon after your injury, and let's set the record straight. All attorney fees collected in a Worker's Compensation claim are subject to the approval of the South Carolina Worker's Compensation Commission. There is no fee for a consultation. It will help to bring evidence of your regular pay and any other paperwork to your first appointment.

AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT

I have been presenting, settling and litigating personal injury cases in Aiken County since 1988. Whenever possible talk to an attorney before giving a recorded statement; the insurance company has a LOT more experience in adjusting cases than you do. The majority of my accident cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning, my fee depends upon what I get for you. There is no fee for a consultation in a personal injury case. Call me to discuss what's happened and let me get to work on your recovery. It will help to bring all photos and paperwork in your possession to a consult.

FAMILY LAW EXPERTISE AT AFFORDABLE RATES

Divorce & Separation

Whether you are thinking of ending your marriage or have been served with papers, I am qualified to discuss your choices and plan your strategy. A consultation can be very helpful in mapping your financial future and protecting your assets.

Custody & Visitation

Know the law before drawing the battle lines. Learn what you can expect from visitation, and what conduct may affect your custody and visitation rights. Learn what circumstances support an alimony award, and what conduct voids alimony. I can help determine your child support obligation or award. It helps to bring evidence of income to your first appointment.

Modification of Previous Orders

If circumstances have changed it may be time to reconsider custody or support. Learn what facts support a review of a previous Order.

Registration & Enforcement

Learn what it takes to get an out of state Order enforceable in South Carolina, and what must be filed before a South Carolina Judge will hold someone in Contempt of Court.

Agreements & Mediation

You and your spouse know your case better than anyone. You can keep control of your circumstances. Let me help you negotiate and file a fair and enforceable Agreement. This can happen before your wedding, upon reconciliation, or as part of your divorce.

Criminal Defense

You are innocent unless proven guilty. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony I can research the range of penalties for your charge, learn the strength or weakness of the State's case and the collateral consequences of a plea or conviction. Call and schedule a free confidential consultation.

Referrals

I was a legal secretary in Aiken before I went to law school and have practiced law in Aiken my entire career. I encourage you to call me with any legal problem you have. A great deal of my business comes upon referral of other law firms, and I am happy to return the courtesy. If I can't help you, let me find someone local who can.

Doug Tribert & Lizzie

Office Staff

Doug Tribert came on board to help his wife Peg in 2003. He will be taking your calls, scheduling your appointments and docketing your hearing. Doug is able to tell you what to bring to your appointment to make the best use of your time. In all of this he is assisted by Lizzie, the firm mascot beloved by all clients!

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Contact Information

We would like to hear from you. Please feel free to contact our office via the form on this page, or by phone, and be sure to let us know how we may serve you. We look forward to assisting you with your legal concerns.

116 Waterloo Street
Aiken, SC 29801
803.648.8898

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