Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do to see an attorney?

Call our office and provide us with information about your case. You may ask to speak to a particular attorney. After speaking with you, the attorney will make an initial determination as to whether or not our firm will be able to help you with your legal problem. At that time, the attorney will set up an appointment for you with instructions on which documents (if any) to bring with you to the appointment.

How soon can I get an appointment?

If your case is urgent, an attorney can usually arrange an appointment in less than 24 hours.

How do I retain your firm?

In most civil cases, you will enter into a written CLIENT AGREEMENT LETTER outlining the nature of our representation of you. A retainer may be requested, this retainer will be held in our IOLTA TRUST account and disbursements will be made against the balance due on your billing.

In personal injury cases, you will enter into a REPRESENTATION AGREEMENT, specifying a contingency fee agreement whereby the firm will only be paid when they succeed in recovery for the client.

In criminal cases, you will enter into a REPRESENTATION AGREEMENT, to delineate the nature of representation in your particular case, and pay the required fee. 

How do you bill me?

In most civil cases, we bill monthly, with bills mailed around the 5th day of the month. Payment is due upon receipt. We do accept credit cards.

In personal injury cases, you will never receive a bill.  When we make recovery for you, a Settlement Sheet is presented explaining the division of the proceeds.  

In criminal cases, the fee agreement is negotiated on an individual basis.

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Austin, Texas  78701

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