Jim Adler | The Tough, Smart Lawyer
By Jim Adler March 7, 2016

Have you ever wondered why it can be so expensive to hire a lawyer? People who think that they can navigate the legal system on their own will often bypass hiring a lawyer and then pay for their decision when the court hands down its ruling. At Jim Adler & Associates, we understand that legal fees can be expensive. But we also understand that most people do not realize all that a lawyer will do to handle your case for you. Even when you are told that a legal issue is simply a matter of filing a form with the court, you should never do it on your own. Lawyers work hard, and understanding a day in the life of a lawyer can help people to appreciate the significance of good legal representation.

Q: Don’t lawyers have office help to do all of their work for them?

A: Attorneys often have staff members who help them to process documents and arrange cases, but the attorneys are the ones who do the bulk of the work. The attorney is the one who reviews all of the documentation pertinent to a contract just to help the customer avoid any issues or loopholes. While the office staff may do some of the research, it is the attorney who brings all of that research together to create the final document for the client. In issues where court procedures are involved, the attorney is the one who reviews all of the documents before they are sent to the court, and it is the attorney who is responsible if there are any errors.

Q: Why does it always seem like lawyers have nothing but free time?

A: In Hollywood movies, attorneys are shown to have plenty of time to sit and contemplate something in their office, then get on a plane to fly across the country to follow up on a lead that may or may not turn out to be important. The truth is that attorneys spend all day reviewing documents, replying to emails, and returning customer phone calls. When a client has an urgent issue, their first call is to their attorney. The client expects the attorney to drop everything for their emergency, but the real world is not Hollywood and every minute of a lawyer’s day is filled with deadlines, documents, and client obligations.

Q: How do I choose the right lawyer?

A: You want to choose an experienced law firm that understands how much clients pay for their services. You want a law firm that knows how to manage its time and has the staffing necessary to get the job done. In the end, it is the attorneys who are responsible for everything a law firm does. You want to choose a firm that accepts its responsibility and works hard for every client. Jim Adler & Associates understands the importance of time management and the critical nature of each case. The professionals at Jim Adler & Associates understand that your case is important to you, which is why we make each case important to us as well.

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Erick Becker
Erick Becker
01:20 06 May 17
I am a Patrol Deputy for the Sheriff Office and while working one night, a drunk driver crossed the center stripe on the highway and struck my patrol vehicle head on with his pick up truck. Needless to say we (the drunk driver and I) were both lucky to survive, as the accident occurred at highway speeds. Following my release from the hospital, I knew that I would need to have someone represent me. My employer was happy to represent me in regards to prosecuting the driver for criminal charges but, can do little in respect to the recovery of financial losses for medical bills, pain and discomfort, time lost from work etc... This is how my relationship with Jim Adler and Associates began. Yep, you probably guessed correctly when you think of what made me choose the "Texas Hammer" to represent me. Those half obnoxious, half way entertaining commercials and radio announcements most Texans have been seeing and hearing on the TV and radio for years instantly came to mind. Yes, I wanted to "hammer" this S.O.B. for trying to kill me but, more importantly I was worried about the costs associated with the life long injuries I had sustained as a result of this drunk driver's negligent behavior. I contacted Jim Adler and Associates and so began our relationship. I was immediately surprised by the prompt attention and the expression of genuine concern for my well being that I received from the employees of Jim Adler's office. Now as you can imagine, lawyers are not a breed that is held in very high regard by people in my profession but, my experiences with Jim Adler's office and his employees have forced me to amend my way of thinking, at least on the civil side of the house anyway. I have to chuckle when I say that because my experience as a client of Jim Adler's firm has been exceptionally pleasant. So before I venture down one of the stereotypical and infinite number of rabbit holes associated with the relationship between members of law enforcement and lawyers; I will do my best to stay focused on my experience with Jim Adler & Associates. Upon being informed that my case had been accepted by Jim Adler's office; I was contacted by Iris Sanchez who informed me that she was to be my case manager and any questions, comments and concerns could be directed to her. I was pleasantly surprised to receive regular calls from Iris assisting with my medical appointments and future follow up appointments. Iris had informed me that Jim Adler's son, Bill Adler would be handling my case and I was even more surprised to receive several calls from Bill to discuss my case. Now you might be thinking "what's the big deal" with the person who is representing you contacting you? In reality, you are correct in that it isn't a big deal but, what is noteworthy and what separates Jim Adler's Office from the multitude of other lawyers is the genuine expressions of concern and the desire Bill Adler conveyed to me to do their best to help me. I felt an immediate connection and instantly realized I had made the correct choice in contacting Jim Adler & Associates to handle my case. One thing I think lawyers and police officers can agree on is the proverbial wheels of justice turn very slowly. Months go by and our professional relationship is never neglected. Through the unwavering attention of Iris Sanchez and Bill Adler himself, I never felt "out of the loop" so to speak and always had a clear understanding of where my case was at in regards to the legal process. In conclusion, I know my brief description of my experiences with Bill Adler and, his assistant Iris Sanchez, cannot provide the credit they deserve. Together they have done an outstanding job representing their firm/employer. If you are seeking a great firm to represent your legal interests and, take comfort in establishing a professional relationship that feels more like a friendship than a casual business acquaintance, then I highly suggest Jim Adler & Associates.
Tierra Clark
Tierra Clark
18:52 19 May 17
My lawyer Bill Adler and case manager Iris Sanchez are amazing! They constantly call and check on you . They keep you up to date through the process. They care about you as a person and not just a client. The wreck was a life changing experience that I've never been through before. I'm just glad I had the right people like Bill Adler and Iris Sanchez to help me through it. Truly satisfied.Thanks and God bless y'all!
Lorenzo Preston
Lorenzo Preston
17:23 26 Jan 17
Jim Adler only offer nothing less than a great experience. They are a very well-established organization. They are outstanding on keeping you up to date with cases. There's no beating around the bush with this organization as they are only straight forward with the whole process. They treat their customers like family as well as go above and beyond to fight cases for you only leaving you with nothing but the best experience. Easy 5-star rated organization. I would highly recommend this one organization you not look over.
Tori Barroga
Tori Barroga
14:17 11 May 17
I was dropped from a previous law firm regarding my case before I called Jim Adler. They immediately took up my case and worked hard on it - I was always up to date with each step they took and the benefits or consequences of each. In the end, I am highly satisfied with the outcome and would not have it any other way. It took some time but I truly appreciate and want to thank everybody who helped me on this journey and worked tirelessly on it.
Bernard Orozco
Bernard Orozco
17:16 23 Feb 17
I am very happy with Jim Adler & Associates. I did not know anyone who has ever used the Law Firm before. The staff is very friendly and treated me as if I were family. At times it got very stressful being without a job. They helped me when I was confused about the process. Mrs. Theresa Rodriguez stayed in contact with me constantly. Checking on me to see how I was doing and to let me know how things were going on there end. The Attorneys that handled my case know exactly what they are doing to take good care of me. Thank You so much Attorney's Mr.Michael Gomez and Mr.Trey Smith.
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