Personal injury law covers physical, emotional and financial injuries caused by accidents, defective products, environmental hazards or certain intentional acts.
Criminal law involves prosecution by the government for acts harmful to society. Punishment for various crimes differs from state to state.
This area of federal law regulates the movement of people into the U.S. on either a temporary or permanent basis.
Intellectual property law protects the rights of individuals to control and benefit from their original ideas and creations. Federal law governs most of this area.