Founded by Douglas Pettman and Gerald Harrison back in 1989, today their Houston-based law firm is currently the #1 in both yearly cases dealt with and the percentage of all those cases being won.
But that kind of success does not come by, just when you sit idly or do not have strict work ethic principles being put into practice…
The principles of our work help us to:
- Earn our clients’ trust
- Build our reputation
- Attract thousands of individuals and businesses, all of whom (98%) have successfully dealt with their legal conundrums with our timely and diligent help…
We’ve always cherished the three pillars which our company has always stood upon:
- A Commitment to Excellence
- A Passion for Justice
- An urge for fair pricing
We stand by:
While the yearly number of cases which we take totals to an insurmountable number, unparalleled by any other Houston, TX law firm, our percentage of wins is record-breaking too… Just to drop some statistics here, in more than 9000 cases that we have ever taken on, a whopping 98% of those (which is 9800+) were the cases which we eventually won…
With our legal principles and our desire for justice being our first and foremost value, we always try to diversify the range of cases which we take on. That is perfectly shown when you notice that our civil/business cases are divided absolutely evenly. That means that besides helping good, big and small businesses we also help thousands of small men and women!
On par with our passion for justice and excellence, the third work ethic which we stand by is the fair pricing. While we have the most winning cases as opposed to any other Houston, TX law firm, we’ve also got the lowest pricing among them all. That is due to the simple fact, that in our opinion, a decent lawyer should charge a price that is nation-wide affordable!
A percentage of individual cases that we take yearly, on average
A share of commercial/business cases that we process yearly
This is how many cases we end up winning, either civil or commercial
People behind our success
Meet our team
While Richard is our most experienced paralegal, he’s also our client’s favorite one. Working for some time as a legal mediator, he knows how to approach people in different walks of life…
Gerald is Lesley’s brother, an Ivy League graduate and a proven lawyer, who’ve worked both in NYC and Texas during his 45 years long career…
Mary comes from a real legal dynasty. Just like the previous 7 generations of her kin, she’s a lawyer and a pretty good one. Her commercial law acts are all short and winning!
Carter is one of our senior lawyers. He’s with us since 1995 and he’s proven himself to be one of the most frequently winning civil litigation legal shark in the sea!
Lesley is our managing partner, co-founder, and Texas’ leading civil litigation lawyer… She is a proof that female lawyers are just as good and sharky!
James Howard has began his legal career in 1987, as an in-house legal intern in BerkshireHathaway… Since then, his 39 years long and counting career just became a primer for all young lawyers!
Steven is one of our managing partners and firm’s co-founders. He boldly leads our effort to maintain our status as the Houston, TX leading legal firm!
Mr. Nash has moved to Houston from LA. There he’s been vocal in winning any Employment law cases, standing right behind workers’ rights all the time…
Mr. Holmes never does anything in half… He’s always fully dedicated to a case (or cases) he’s on and he diligently manages to win them each time (198 cases out of 199)…
Mr. Brown is probably one of the most well-known former judges in the state of Texas. Now he is a highly experienced and accomplished lawyer we are proud to house!
Though Benjamin is our youngest paralegal and lawyer, his assistance has proven to be priceless. In more than 300 cases he took part in so far, his contribution has always been really vital.
Steven’s career have initially started out at a free legal consulting practice in Austin, TX. After some time, he switched to helping people within our team…
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If either of the answers is yes, then we’ve got a job opening waiting for you to apply!
The most popular questions
That is why our first consultation was, is and will always remain to be FREE of charge.
The $1 bill that you will have to pay is plain and simple reserved solely for one technical reason. That is so a lawyer must be in at least some way hired or paid to so to be obliged to the “confidentiality rule”…
Although we would like to talk to you bi-weekly on the phone, that would be neither practical nor productive. Legal matters are known to be stretched in time and so we think it’s best of all to keep you updated on the new comings. To you, it may often seem like ages have gone by with no activity or actions taking place. However, in reality, much behind-the-scenes paperwork never one but paralegals will do is being completed. All for a sole goal, that on the day your matter is ready with no smallest issue overlooked. In order to keep the price of legal services down while extending communications, we will work to keep you informed when anything important happens. So to respond to your questions in a reasonable time, we’ll reserve a weekly phone connection. In addition, we will inform you when your presence is required, either in our office or in court.
Usually, and in our company’s case as well, the lawyer on the case gets paid under various fee arrangements. Such as:
On an hourly fee basis, fees are based on an hourly rate for services which were provided by our team and individual lawyers and paralegals. A detailed, itemized bill will be given to you showing all work done on your case.
When counted within the flat fee basis, your legal bill is a fixed sum for agreed upon services. In such an arrangement of fees, no in-detail accounting will be made.
On a contingency fee basis, your legal fees will be based on the amount of recovery and productivity we get for you in the court.
This approach basically means – no recovery, no fee. You may have the option of choosing this plan in lieu of hourly charges. Not all cases qualify for the contingency basis; we will tell you if yours does.
Other potential fees:
A pre-payment type of legal fee is usually required in order to begin to process your matter and you will be kept advised as to how that pre-payment is being used. We’ll always keep you up with detailed bills and payments made on your case’s behalf.
Certain cases may have a minimum fee. This means that no hourly accounting will be made unless excess time is expended.
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