The Heights Boulevard Law Building 1545 Heights Blvd., Ste 700 Houston, TX 77008

Tips for Selecting a Lawyer

As you consider your defense, remember that no lawyer worth their salt ever quotes a fee without knowing specific facts about the case. Watch out for certain types of lawyers that promise big results on the cheap:

  • The Letter Lawyer - The struggling lawyer who, desperate for business, sends letters to defendants as soon as their arrest records are public
  • The Newbie - The newly licensed lawyer who learns on the job at their clients' expense
  • Meet 'Em and Plead 'Em - The lawyer with no intention of investigating or fighting the charges who just wants to resolve the case quickly through a plea and move on to the next client
  • Pay As You Go - The lawyer who charges a separate fee for every filing or appearance; clients usually end up paying much more than they expected
  • Jack of All Trades, Master of None - The lawyer who dips into criminal law occasionally to supplement their original practice, such as civil, family, or immigration law; this is like hiring a heart surgeon to do brain surgery

Just because someone has a law degree doesn't mean they are qualified to defend your case. In the long run, cheap attorneys can end up costing you more because you have to hire another lawyer to clean up the first one's mess, or you lose and have to pay the considerable cost for an appeal, or you end up going to jail (or prison) and having a criminal record.

TX Personal Injury Law

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Got my life back
Positive outcome in online solicitation case

" Words cant express how grateful i am for having Neil on my side. I was involved in a police sting for online solicitation. When i though my life was over i contacted Neil. He told me he would do everything he could to get me out of my situation. He kept me up to date and answered when i called. In the end my case ended with a no bill and i can finally start living my life again."

Online Solicitation • Houston • Rating: 5.0/5
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He doesn't give up, no matter what you're up against
Client's child sex abuse case was dismissed

" This man saved my life from false imprisonment. Neal's belief in 'liberty and justice for all' as laid out in the Constitution of the United States, and especially as that principle relates to constitutional rights regarding the receipt of a fair trial, coupled with his refusal to quit fighting, are attributes of a noble spirit and a man of high character. When I interviewed Neal to defend me against very serious false accusations and criminal charges that followed, his candor about what I was up against and his real interest in my general welfare made choosing him to defend me a 'no brainer.' Hiring Neal after hearing Dick DeGuerin say 'Neal is a real fighter' was the best decision I could have made and this was after interviewing a number of attorneys. He cares about people, truth, and justice; an attorney who will not give up; a man who will defend the rights of anyone accused of a crime with every fiber of his being to ensure fairness and the protection of our legal rights."

Sex Crimes • Houston • Rating: 5.0/5
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Muy satisfechos con su trabajo
Dismissal of two online charges

" Estamos muy satisfechos con su representacion en el caso de nuestro sobrino. Siempre obtuvimos respuestas a todas nuestras preguntas, y acceso a ustedes sin ningun problema. El caso se resolvio satisfactoriamente y en una forma muy rapida. Gracias!"

Online Solicitation • Conroe • Rating: 5.0/5

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