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Attorney Bill Adler

Attorney Bill Adler always remembers a girl who was burned beyond recognition.

As a boy he’d often visit the law firm his father founded, and one day he encountered the burned girl and her father, who were there for a meeting.

“I’ll never forget that,” said Adler, who’s been an attorney at Jim Adler & Associates’ principal office in Houston since August of 2011, soon after graduating from Oklahoma City University School of Law. “Even then I felt the importance of the firm — of my dad — helping a family after a tragedy.”

That wasn’t the only thing that inspired Bill to become a personal injury lawyer and join his father’s firm. He also relishes working with his Dad and being able, one day, to “keep the family business going. My siblings became a doctor, a school teacher and a physician’s assistant, so it was up to me, and I welcome that.”

Now Bill handles managerial duties and hundreds of cases. He often negotiates settlements on behalf of clients but also goes to court when needed. And he’s still learning from his father, “the Texas Hammer.”

‘A Good Teacher’

“He’s a good teacher,” Bill says. “He’s stern when he has to be, but nice the vast majority of the time, and very helpful and insightful. He taught me how to carry myself — how to handle myself in negotiations. He’s taught me since I was born, and he’s still teaching me today.” His famous father also is sharing the spotlight. Bill now appears in TV ads across Texas touting the firm’s services – and he appears alongside Jim Adler, who helped pioneer legal advertising as the “tough, smart lawyer.”

“Now it’s both of us — double trouble,” Bill says “We do what we need to do to fight for people’s rights and make insurance companies pay what they owe. People want someone who can be tough with those companies and get them what they deserve.”

If anything, Bill shares his Dad’s soft spot for children. “Outside the firm, I’m involved in many programs to help underprivileged kids, whether it’s providing school supplies, eyewear, books or laptops or helping them pay for their school lunch bills and learn about nutrition.”

Busy As a Bee

The graduate of St. Thomas High School and Texas Christian University (with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice) also is an avid beekeeper, with a hive in his backyard from which he harvests honey. “It’s a cool craft that not many people practice, and it helps with flowering, since bees pollinate everything,” Bill says. “I also love to garden when I can and do manual labor on my farm — planting trees, building fences.”

As a boy growing up in Southwest Houston, he played baseball in Westbury Little League, and also often spent Saturdays or vacations helping out at the law firm his father built.

Now he’s part of it. After passing the Texas Bar exam, Bill became licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Texas. He’s licensed in the State of Texas and Southern District of Texas, and professional memberships include the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and American Association of Justice. Bill also is a member of the State Bar of Texas.

In a way, he’s just getting started. Bill is still growing – as a lawyer, and as the kind of man he respected and revered as a boy. Side by side with his father, Bill Adler is keeping the flame burning for a law firm that started small, but over the years has become a beacon of hope for thousands of injured Texans.

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I went to the office and everyone was so considerate and professional , so my first impression was good, I felt like I was in good hands. Then I received a call from Vanessa Garcia, she was on top of EVERYTHING! I never had to call her, she always called me. She even called to see how I was doing , and if I needed help with anything. That is why I have absolutely no worries.read more
13:42 01 Jun 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!read more
Tierra Clark
Tierra Clark
18:52 19 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.read more
Tori Barroga
Tori Barroga
14:17 11 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.read more
Erick Becker
Erick Becker
01:20 06 May 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.read more
Bernard Orozco
Bernard Orozco
17:16 23 Feb 17
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Lorenzo Preston
Lorenzo Preston
17:23 26 Jan 17
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