Seeing Success

I had the honor of trying an aviation case with Jeff as his 2nd chair. The team of high dollar defense attorneys saw zero chance of success in the case. Jeff did. He was right. The jury returned a verdict several fold of the Defendant’s “top offer.”

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Welcome

JHLAW, PLLC provides certified legal counsel to business owners and individuals nationwide. The firm takes great pride in your success. Jeff Hightower, Jr. is in his 24th year of tenacious courtroom advocacy. He achieved the fifth largest verdict in the State of Texas in 2012, representing his client in an employment law matter.

In addition to many areas of practice, the firm is nationally known and respected for its representation of hunting accident victims. This firm specialty is best described in our companion website at: www.huntingaccidentattorney.com.

Jeff Hightower, Jr. holds two separate board certifications for trial attorneys – in civil trial law and in personal injury trial law. He received the highest possible rating – 5.0 AV Preeminent – from Martindale-Hubbell, and was awarded a 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo. These certifications and peer recognitions—and why they are important—are described in more detail under the “About Us” tab.

As a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Jeff often tries lawsuits involving millions of dollars. His consistent record of success has earned him 10 separate awards from the Super Lawyers of Texas.

JHLAW’s certified experience means that your legal matter will be handled properly, efficiently, and with both passion and compassion. Our consistent trial success provides significant incentive for companies that have wronged consumers and their insurance companies to reach appropriate settlements without a trial. But if a company digs in its heels, you are significantly better off with a trial team that knows how to win in the courtroom.

JHLAW is that team.

You ask, JHLAW Answers

With 25 years experience, it is easy to forget that potential clients often have basic questions that, if answered, would help them feel more comfortable—or less uncomfortable—with the legal system and their place in it.

How long do I have to act?

In Texas, and most states, legal action related to injury or death must be taken within two years of the date of accident or date of injury. It is usually simple to know when your right to action ends, but not always. I’d rather hear from a potential client early. Last minute maneuvers are not ideal in the US tort world. My personal cell number is 214.641.9100.

Will my case settle or go to trial?

Most cases settle. If a trial occurs, that usually means that disagreement about how much, if any, a jury might award. True trial lawyers get better results for obvious reasons. I hold board certifications in personal injury trial law and civil trial law. I am licensed to practice law in three states, soon to be four. Walk softly, but don’t walk alone. All settlements are based on what is speculated to happen at trial. Without a true trial lawyer, the speculation made by the check writers is much different. My personal cell number is 214.641.9100.

If I sue, what will be required of me?

The lawyers for the other side have a right to explore and evaluate the case. The process is called discovery. You will probably have to provide information, reasonable information, to the other side. And you will probably have to give a deposition. In 24 years of helping clients through depositions, not a single one has ever complained that it was a bad experience. Tell the truth; the other side probably already knows a lot. Things work out. Tell a lie or two, and credibility can go out the door. Credibility, in life and in lawsuits, is key.

How much does it cost?

I sell my time. But I don’t sell it by the hour. We charge by success only. If we succeed for you, we pay ourselves with a part of that success. We take tremendous risk and front all expenses (which we hope to recover out of any success). I am happy to discuss fee arrangements with you. My personal cell is 214.641.9100.

How do I know whom to trust?

This is the hardest question I routinely answer. I’d like to think you can trust me. Many others have, and I do not know of a client who regretting doing so. But trust is earned with time and appropriate behavior. My personal cell is 214.641.9100.