Whether you are a small business, large company, or individual, a contracts lawyer can offer the legal advice you need when dealing with contracts.
Contracts lawyers negotiate contracts, handle contract drafting and revisions, and execute legally enforceable agreements, including:
Employment contracts/employment agreements
Independent contractor agreements
Real estate contracts
Intellectual property agreements and licenses
Family law contracts (pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements)
All other types of contracts
Contracts lawyers also assist with contract litigation and contract disputes, such as in situations involving breach of contract.
Use FindLaw to hire a local contracts attorney to ensure that the terms and conditions in your contract contain the necessary legal protections you desire and will not contain loopholes that lead to unforeseen surprises in the future.
Consider the following when determining which law firm should provide legal representation for your contract case:
- Are you comfortable telling the contracts attorney personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on contract cases before? Do they have experience working with individuals, business owners, in-house counsel or other relevant stakeholders?
- How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
How much experience do you have with cases like mine?
Do you know the judge or prosecutor in this case?
Should I take this case to mediation?
What are your legal fees and expenses?
Are you available after hours for questions?
Which lawyers or associates will I be dealing with?
Do I have to appear in person for my case?
Where is your Texas law office located?
Some people find a lawyer based on a recommendation from a friend or family member but you should do your own evaluation. A friend who suggested a divorce attorney may not be in the best position to recommend a criminal defense law attorney or tax lawyer. Dealing with legal issues can be complicated and frustrating. You should find the right lawyer that you can connect with to provide you with information, advice, and the legal aid you need.
The cost of hiring a lawyer can depend on the type of law and the complexity of the case. Some lawyers offer a free initial consultation. A free consultation is more common in contingency fee cases like personal injury or medical malpractice. Some lawyers may require a fee for the initial interview. During the initial interview, the lawyer may be able to provide some important information, including your legal options, likely outcomes, and cost of legal services. An initial interview is also an opportunity for you to see if this person is the right lawyer for you.
The State Bar of Texas keeps Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct records of violations or grievances against attorneys in the state. You can use the search tool on the state bar website to check an attorney's public disciplinary history. The state bar search results should show the lawyer's disciplinary history (if any) in Texas and other states.