How to Recover Attorneys' Fees in Texas
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Recovering attorneys' fees can no longer be an afterthought for trial lawyers and their clients. Today, the ability to recover attorneys' fees may be the deciding factor in whether or not to file a lawsuit and almost always plays a critical role in the decision to settle or try a case. In fact, it is no longer unusual for an attorneys' fees recovery to exceed actual damages.
Mindful of this change in the attorneys' fees landscape, attorneys' fees experts Trey Cox and Jason Dennis have authored How to Recover Attorneys' Fees in Texas -- a complete, step-by-step guide for practicing attorneys to help them win and defeat attorneys' fees claims at trial.
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Table of contents
CHAPTER 1 — THE FOUNDATION
CHAPTER 2 — THE BASIC LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 3 — PROVING UP ATTORNEYS’ FEES: THE ROHRMOOS CASE
CHAPTER 4 — THE USE OF THE LODESTAR CALCULATION METHOD TO DETERMINE THE REASONABLENESS OF ATTORNEYS’ FEES IN TEXAS
CHAPTER 5 — SIX PRE-FILING AND PLEADING STEPS
CHAPTER 6 — SELECTING YOUR EXPERT
CHAPTER 7 — THE DISCOVERY PROCESS
CHAPTER 8 — ASSEMBLING YOUR EVIDENCE
CHAPTER 9 — PRESENTING ATTORNEYS’ FEES AT TRIAL
CHAPTER 10 — ATTACKING EXPERTS AT TRIAL
CHAPTER 11 — JUDGES’ THOUGHTS
CHAPTER 12 — IMPORTANT CASES: COLLECTION OF ATTORNEYS’ FEES IN TEXAS