P.O. Box 200842
Austin, Texas 78720
(512) 619-8639
Fax (512) 372-1645

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Practice Areas

Our office enjoys handling a wide variety of legal matters including:

  • Commercial / Business litigation (including breach of contract).
  • Mediation services.
  • Complex multi-party litigation.
  • Business and Real Estate Disputes.
  • Construction litigation.
  • Landlord / Tenant disputes.
  • Business torts including fraud and misrepresentation.
  • Personal Injury Litigation.
  • Appellate brief writing and appellate argument.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  • Medical Malpractice (prosecution and defense).
  • Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act claims.
  • Negligence.
  • Breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Administrative Law (including representing health care professionals before boards and the State Office of Administrative Hearings “SOAH”).
  • Criminal law defense (federal court).
  • Ad valorem (property) tax disputes.
  • Insurance / Disability disputes and litigation.
  • Real estate title examination and related issues.
  • Real estate contracts and leases.
  • Foreclosures.
  • Will preparation.
  • Creditor's rights.

Attorney did not have to advise prospective client on attorney-client arbitration clause

In the recently decided (2 to 1) May 27, 2010 Houston Court of Appeals opinion in Pham v. Letney, the court noted that Letney had hired a law firm to represent her in a personal injury case.  The firm failed to timely file her lawsuit against the target defendant and thereafter Letney sought to maintain a legal malpractice lawsuit against the firm’s associate attorney Pham.   The attorney – client contract however contained an arbitration provision and Letney argued among other things that the arbitration provision should not be enforced because it was unconscionable in an attorney – client relationship.  The court however reiterated its prior opinion and stated that attorneys are not always required to inform prospective clients regarding the implications of an arbitration clause in an attorney – client contract and that arbitration provisions in attorney-client contracts are not inherently unconscionable.  Arbitration was therefore required in this attorney – client dispute.

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