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What is a Super Lawyer?

Lady Themis, What is a Super Lawyer?

What is a Super Lawyer? “Super Lawyer” is a designation given to lawyers who meet particularly high standards within their specialty and demand the respect of their peers. Being voted as a Super Lawyer is not just an endorsement of performance, but an endorsement of character as well. Ten-time Texas Super Lawyer Ross Sears II of Sears Crawford is here to tell you exactly what a Super Lawyer is, and why that knowledge might help you hire the right attorney for your case. How are Super Lawyers chosen? The Super Lawyer designation is given to a handful of exceptional lawyers from certain...

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Hire a Board Certified Lawyer for Your Legal Malpractice Case

Hire a Board Certified Lawyer for Your Legal Malpractice Case 1

If you feel that you have been wronged by your previous attorney and wish to pursue legal malpractice claims, you need a Board Certified lawyer in your corner. You should never try to take on an attorney by yourself. You need to hire an attorney experienced in handling legal malpractice cases, and you should make sure that he/she is Board Certified. Hiring a lawyer who is Board Certified in Personal Injury Law, which encompasses legal malpractice, strengthens your case immensely – after all, only approximately 5% of practicing attorneys in the state of Texas are Board Certified by the state. But...

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Reasons to File a Lawsuit Against an Attorney

Reasons to File a Lawsuit Against an Attorney

In our almost 30 years of handling legal malpractice cases, we have seen just about everything you can imagine for reasons to file a complaint against an attorney. All practicing lawyers have a fiduciary duty to their clients. The “fiduciary duty” is the highest duty imposed by law. This means that the lawyer MUST always put the client’s interest ahead of their own. Legal malpractice typically involves cases where an attorney has made a mistake or committed an error in judgment, known as “negligence.”  However, and unfortunately, there are also cases where lawyers don’t just make mistakes, but instead, they...

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What is the Legal Malpractice Statute of Limitations?

What is the Legal Malpractice Statute of Limitations?

What is the legal malpractice statute of limitations? Due to the fiduciary nature of the attorney-client relationship, it’s a serious matter when a client is wronged by their attorney. If legal malpractice has indeed taken place, the client has every right to sue their lawyer –– but how long do you have to file a malpractice suit? Why is it important to file a legal malpractice claim before the legal malpractice statute of limitations? Ross Sears, the top legal malpractice attorney from Sears Crawford, is here to answer that question. If you have considered or are currently considering suing a lawyer...

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Top Plant Explosion Lawyer in Houston

Top Plant Explosion Lawyer in Houston

If you or a loved one were injured in a refinery accident, you need the help of the top plant explosion lawyer in Houston. Houston is home to some of the largest oil and gas refineries in the state, and though this business is crucial to our regional economy, the work it requires can be extremely dangerous. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has put federal laws in place to prevent refinery accidents from injuring workers –– however, accidents can still happen. If safety precautions are not taken seriously, fires and explosions can occur on the worksite, injuring or even...

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What to Do in an 18 Wheeler Accident

What to Do in an 18 Wheeler Accident

Getting hit in an 18 wheeler accident can cause serious damage to both your vehicle and your body and, in more severe cases, can result in wrongful death. Not to mention you will likely face greedy trucking companies who hire expensive attorneys to fight you and try to prevent you from recovering the compensation you deserve. We understand that being involved in an 18 wheeler accident can be incredibly stressful for both you and your family. You should not have to face these battles and these financial burdens on your own. Who is liable in a truck accident? How is “fault or...

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What Can I Do if My Attorney is Not Doing Their Job?

What Can I Do if My Attorney is Not Doing Their Job?

It’s a question prospective clients ask us all the time: “What can I do if my attorney is not doing their job?” If you’re entrusting your wellbeing to an attorney, it’s only natural to wonder if they are doing their job correctly. After all, hiring an attorney can be stressful, so we understand that you want to get the service that you’re paying for. Taking legal action against your attorney can be a confusing process. Serious and trusted legal malpractice attorneys at Sears Crawford can aid you in navigating this complex issue. At Sears Crawford, we sue lawyers because we take...

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How Attorneys Can Violate the Texas Rules of Professional Conduct

The Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct were created to provide lawyers with the “minimum” standard by which they are required to practice law and to conduct their business with their clients. Generally speaking, a lawyer’s violation(s) of the Disciplinary Rules exposes him/her to disciplinary actions by the Texas State Bar Grievance Committee, and does not automatically expose the lawyer to civil liability.  However, when your attorney fails to meet the expectations set forth in the Texas attorney ethics rule while handling your case and his/her actions or inactions result in harm or damages to your case, you may be able...

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Should I Get a Lawyer For a Car Accident?

Should I Get a Lawyer For a Car Accident?

Whether a car accident was your fault or another’s, people often ask, “Should I get a lawyer for a car accident?” The answer is yes. Auto accidents can be traumatizing and stressful events for everyone involved, especially when injuries take place.  The personal injury lawyers in Houston from Sears Crawford are here to share their expertise on when to hire an attorney after an accident and why it will be beneficial to you, your loved ones, and your case. When should I get a lawyer for a car accident? Depending on the specificities of your accident, you may need a general car accident...

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Common Causes of Oilfield Accidents

Common Oilfield Accidents

Due to dangerous workplace conditions, common oilfield accidents happen often in the state of Texas. In fact, the oil and gas industry has one of the highest rates of severe injuries in the United States. According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), there were 489 workers from the oil and gas industry that died on the job from 2013 – 2017.  Common oilfield accidents can happen if safety protocols and equipment used on the worksite are not properly monitored. The more these safety measures are ignored, the more likely it will be that an oilfield worker can get severely or...

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