Oklahoma City University School of Law
THE VOICE OF THE VICTIMS™
Since Bill Adler joined Jim Adler & Associates in 2011, he has personally helped clients recover over $100 Million in total compensation. Many of his clients have been injured in 18-wheeler collisions, commercial vehicle collisions and auto accidents as well as those hurt in slip-and-fall mishaps or refinery accidents.
Bill often works directly with clients too.
“I like meeting our clients face to face,” Bill says. “You can talk to someone on the phone, but I feel face to face is best to understand each other. I love and enjoy that — and they enjoy it. I’m not just someone on TV or radio. I’m a real person who sits down with clients, talks with them and tries to counsel them through one of the most difficult times in their life.”
According to Bill, it seems that many lawyers from other firms are notorious for not getting back to their clients. He has had numerous clients express their amazement when he returns their calls. In today’s technology-driven world, traditional forms of communication like phone calls have taken a back seat to text messages and emails. Nevertheless, Bill’s firm offers clients the option to communicate via texting or email if they prefer.
He even ensures that the firm’s clients receive a get-well card in the mail.
“How many people get mail today that’s not bills or junk mail? We like a personal touch. We send a lot of letters to our clients by mail. We have a lot of contact with our clients, because it is important to tell someone you care but also to show it.”
The ‘Texas Hammer’ Touch
For a lot of clients, their first interaction with the law firm is through the TV advertisements that Bill’s father started and in which Bill has also been involved in for several years.
“We like doing ads where we are both in them,” Bill says. “Now it’s both of us — double trouble. People want someone who can be tough with insurance companies and get them what they deserve, but also someone who can answer their questions and give them advice.”
Early to Rise
Bill starts work early each day, usually before 7 a.m., and often eats lunch at his desk so as not to miss a beat.
“It is stressful work, but it’s important work,” he says. “We help people whose lives are being changed. We are their messenger, their protector, and we’re there not just to get paid, but because we want to make sure that if someone wrongs them, they pay for what they’ve done.
He also takes pride in knowing what a defense attorney or insurance adjuster will do, their tricks, and and how they’ll try to refrain from paying victims. We give people equal representation to stand toe-to-toe against large corporations.
“As a personal injury lawyer, if you don’t have empathy and compassion, you can’t do this job. Being able to help people keeps me going.”
Life As A Lawyer
Married since February of 2017, he and his wife, Rebecca, have a son, a daughter, and a dog.
While growing up in Southwest Houston, Bill played baseball in Westbury Little League and often spent Saturdays or vacations helping out at the law firm. He later graduated from St. Thomas High School, received his undergrad degree from Texas Christian University (in Criminal Justice) and obtained his J.D. from Oklahoma City University – School of Law.
Bill is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and the Southern District of Texas. His professional memberships include the Texas Trial Lawyers Association board of directors and the American Association of Justice. He also is a member of the State Bar of Texas.
In It For the Long Haul
Now he’s helping steer the ship at Jim Adler & Associates into the future.
“It will always be Jim Adler & Associates,” he said. “My father is the founder and has brought us to the forefront, and it will always be that way.”
Bill will keep the flame burning for a law firm that started small but over the years has grown exponentially, employing more than 300 legal staff and over two dozen attorneys across the State of Texas.
With his help, Jim Adler & Associates can remain a beacon of hope for thousands of injured Texans for years to come.