The information on this site is for informational purposes. Neither the posting of this website nor your response to same creates an attorney-client relationship.
However, if you are seeking legal counsel, ordinarily an inquiry to a lawyer regarding same would be deemed privileged by the attorney-client privilege, even if no attorney-client relationship is ultimately created. That result cannot be guaranteed, though, and if you are concerned about the confidentiality of a communication you should not send it.
We make diligent efforts to respond to each legitimate and appropriate e-mail inquiry on a timely basis. However, you are not guaranteed to receive a response to any e-mail inquiry, and the firm is not obligating itself to consult with anyone or provide any analysis or response by the posting of this website. Neither the posting of this web page, the acceptance of e-mail, nor the return of an e-mail inquiry, is intended to create an attorney-client relationship, and does not create any obligation on behalf of either side. Riley Law Firm will only enter into a lawyer-client relationship when a complete contract has been signed by both the client and the law firm, after a full and thorough discussion and an appropriate investigation of the applicable facts.
Tim Riley is the only lawyer employed with Riley Law Firm. Mr. Riley is Board-Certified in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Riley Law Firm cannot and does not guarantee the success of any case the firm may handle on behalf of a client. Your ability to prevail in any claim is entirely dependent on the individual facts of your claim. Past success in similar claims is no guarantee or indication that similar results necessarily can be obtained with respect to your claim. Also, even if you are able to prevail on a claim, that does not necessarily mean that you will be able to collect on the claim or judgment. In addition, any amounts received in settlement or payment of a judgment would not be net amounts payable to the client. From the recovery, ordinarily all attorneys’ fees and expenses of litigation must be deducted. Moreover, any recovery may be subject to federal or state income taxes.
Claims can be handled on an hourly fee basis, a pure contingency fee basis, or a negotiated partial hourly/partial contingency fee basis. If handled on a pure contingency fee basis, the recovery to the attorney is negotiable, but those fees generally range from 33 1/3% to 50% of any recovery, depending on many factors. Although this is also negotiable, if accepted on a contingency fee basis, in most instances the client is not required to advance any fees, expenses, or costs in connection with the claim. However, in that instance any expenses incurred in connection with the claim would be reimbursed to the law firm out of the client’s portion of any recovery. In other words, the contingent fee calculation is based on the gross amount of the recovery, before subtraction of expenses.