TERMS OF SERVICE, NOTICE AND DISCLAIMERS
Terms of Service
By using this website, you agree to be bound by and comply with these terms of service and use. The content of this website is intended to convey general information about Nix Patterson, LLP. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. It is not an offer to represent you and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. Nix Patterson does not sponsor, endorse, verify or warrant the accuracy of the information found at external sites or subsequent links. The content of any Internet e-mail sent to Nix Patterson or its lawyers at the e-mail addresses on this website will not create an attorney-client relationship and will not be entitled to confidential treatment. All uses of the contents of this site, other than personal uses, are prohibited. Nix Patterson does not intend this website or the information provided to be used outside of jurisdictions where Nix Patterson attorneys are admitted to practice law.
Statement Regarding Attorneys
Nix Patterson staffs full time attorneys at all locations listed on this website. Unless otherwise indicated in an individual attorney profile, attorneys listed on this website are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Attorneys listed on this website are admitted to practice only in the jurisdictions listed in their profile.
Statement Regarding Representative Cases
Information, data and descriptions on this website regarding past cases and results are not indicative of future results, and no guarantee is provided regarding the result of any case, fact scenario or circumstances. Moreover, the information on this website may not reflect the most current legal developments, verdicts or settlements and should not be considered an indication of future results. If a recovery or settlement value is stated for an representative case in the section titled “Our Results,” such stated value is the net or actual amount actually received by the client and/or the value of a class settlement as determined by the court (see Statement Regarding Class Actions below), after the payment of attorney fees and litigation expenses, unless otherwise noted.
Statement Regarding Contingency Fee Arrangements
Nix Patterson prides itself on its ability to advance costs and fees on behalf of its clients, regardless of the size of the case. Each case and each client may require a distinct agreement between Nix Patterson and the client to best meet the client’s needs and the needs of the litigation. Nix Patterson negotiates contingency fees with its clients on a case by case basis based on the particular facts and circumstances of the matter. Nix Patterson does not have a set percentage fee or range of percentage fees for contingency fees. If retained on an hourly basis, Nix Patterson’s hourly rates rages from $1,000 to $1,500 per hour for partners, $500 to $900 per hour for senior associates, $300 to $600 per hour for associates, and $200 to $300 per hour for legal assistants and paralegals. Nix Patterson charges contingency fees that are normal and customary for the size and scope of litigation pursued, but may vary by case. Although each agreement may vary, Nix Patterson traditionally advances all costs and fees necessary to bring the matter to conclusion and Nix Patterson is then paid the agreed contingency fee before deduction of costs and expenses incurred by Nix Patterson. In other words, the reimbursement of costs and expenses incurred by Nix Patterson is typically recovered from the client’s share of any verdict or settlement, provided that Nix Patterson’s contract with each client controls over this general statement in the event of a conflict.
Statement Regarding Class Actions
Nix Patterson is exceptionally proud of the recoveries it has achieved for its clients through the years. Many of our significant recoveries have been in class action litigation. Class actions are a form of aggregate litigation where the claims of many people are litigated by “class representatives” who are approved by the court. The amount recovered by class members in class actions are dependent on the type of harm sought to be redressed, the claims pursued and the damages sought in the case, the success of the case and the terms of the settlement–all of which vary by case. Attorney fees and litigation expenses are taken from the total amount recovered on behalf of the class in most instances, although in some cases, attorney fees have been paid to the firm in addition to the amount recovered by the class. All class actions settlements receive rigorous court review for fairness to the class before they are finally approved and awards distributed to clients and fees to the attorneys. NPR has never received attorneys’ fees from a certified class action without court approval.
Nix Patterson Publications and Copyright
Nix Patterson publications should not be construed as providing legal advice regarding any specific fact or circumstance. Nix Patterson publications are intended for general information purposes only and may not be quoted or referred to in any other publication or proceeding without the prior written consent of Nix Patterson. Nix Patterson includes pleadings, legal analysis and original content on this website to which Nix Patterson holds the copyright. Users are permitted to view and download this copyrighted information, but are not allowed to republish the information, use it for litigation purposes, or claim Nix Patterson’s original work product as their own. Nix Patterson expressly prohibits the use of its original work product, including legal pleadings, for use in any court filing, demand or arbitration. If you desire to use the contents of this website for any purpose not authorized, please request permission using the “Contact” tab.
Links from This Website
Links found within our website may lead to other websites. These links exist to provide additional information and for our visitor’s convenience. Nix Patterson does not necessarily endorse, sponsor or otherwise approve of these linked materials and does not control or guarantee the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of the information contained at these links.
Nix, Patterson, LLP is a registered limited liability partnership. Principal office location is Austin, Texas. Nix, Patterson, LLP partner Michael Angelovich is responsible for the content of this website.
Statement Regarding Email
Any communication with Nix Patterson via email through this website does not constitute or create an attorney-client relationship with Nix Patterson. Please do not send any confidential information. In addition to an in-person or telephonic meeting, a conflict of interest procedure must be completed by Nix Patterson prior to the establishment of an attorney-client relationship. When you have executed a fee contract or engagement letter from Nix Patterson, you will then be an Nix Patterson client and you may then exchange information freely with Nix Patterson’s attorneys.
By clicking “Submit” on our contact form found throughout the Nix Patterson website, you agree to our Terms of Service and agree that we may review any information you transmit to us. You acknowledge that our review of submitted information, even if highly confidential and transmitted in a good faith effort to retain Nix Patterson, does not preclude us from representing another client directly adverse to you, even in a matter where that information could and will be used against you.
If you want to discuss the possibility of legal representation, you may request a consultation by email or by calling one of our offices.
© 2017 Nix, Patterson, LLP. All rights reserved.