There are many duties that are assigned to us specifically when we take a case as Texas local counsel. In addition to assisting lead counsel, it becomes our job to ensure that the case remains within local court regulations and in compliance with all local and Texas state rules. Businesses that have been involved in litigation in North Texas have hired us as local counsel to assist them throughout the entire case. Several individuals from other jurisdictions who have been involved in North Texas cases have also hired us as local counsel to assist them.
One of our goals is to be able to help devise a strategy that will work to our client’s best interests. When serving as local counsel, it has been our experience that we often end up working hand in hand with lead counsel and often times share the lead role by the time the case makes it to trial. Depending on the court as well as the case, we may be asked to serve as first chair at trial - and that’s just fine with us.
The reality is that litigants who expect to fight a long court battle in a legal jurisdiction in which they are not familiar should consider hiring local counsel. It has been our experience that local Texas attorneys who know the local courts and legal system better than outsiders may be better prepared to handle the day-to-day tasks and to assist in any way possible at trial.
Hiring competent local counsel in Texas could be vital to the success of a case. We invite you to contact us for a free consultation.