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NEW PHONE & FAX: Phone: 512 221 0121 Fax: 512 233 2559

 

I represent sellers, realtors and inspectors on an hourly basis. 

I have tried over 30 civil jury cases representing home inspectors, termite inspectors, realtors and home sellers. I have been defending and prosecuting home sale litigation cases since 1991. I have saved my defense clients thousands of dollars in trial and have had juries attempt to award my attorneys fees incurred representing defendants.  
 
 
If you  are a seller, realtor or inspector and you have been sued, you need to act fast to find an attorney. In Texas, you have to file an answer on the Monday after the expiration of twenty days. So you have roughly three weeks to get an answer filed. 
 
You should not speak to anyone about the facts of the case until you have hired an attorney. When you are considering hiring an attorney, you will want to consider whether you may have an insurance policy that covers you and will pay for your legal fees. When you hire an attorney, you can discuss this with them to explore your options. 
 
Typically, a defense attorney will charge between $150 and $250 per hour. It is very common to be required to pay an initial retainer. Additionally, you should anticipate that in a home sale case, the defense costs will be between $30,000 -$40,000 through a trial, and that is only your defense costs. If you lose at trial, you will also be faced with what the jury or trial judge awards the Plaintiffs.
 
You can contact me about your case for a consultation. 
 

 NEW PHONE & FAX: Phone: 512 221 0121 Fax: 512 233 2559

Evin G. Dugas - Attorney at Law 512.261.0044 Evin@housedefects.com
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