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The Law Offices of
 James H. Horton, PC

101 South Locust Street
Suite 700
Denton, TX  76201
Fax: (940) 484-2128
 

   


QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
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HOW DO YOU CHOOSE WHICH CASES YOU WILL TAKE?
  We restrict the number of cases we take on, so that we can put the time into the development that each case deserves. Unfortunately, we are not always able to take on all of the potential clients that need legal help. If your case has merit, and we can help, we will pursue it vigorously. If we cannot, we will do our best to connect you with other expert attorneys that can  accommodate your case.
   
l HOW DO YOU GET PAID?
  Each case is different. Each court and jury offer their own sets of opportunities – and problems. Based upon our initial review of your case, we will establish a mutually agreed retainer amount which must be prepaid. We will invoice you monthly, charging the retainer you deposited. Once the retainer account decreases, we may ask you to deposit additional funds.
   
l WHAT IS MEDIATION?
  A mediation is a settlement conference which takes place prior to a case proceeding to trial. Each side appears with their lawyer and appears before a person known as a mediator. A mediator is often a retired judge or a lawyer practicing in the community. Both sides present their cases to the mediator. All information contained in the mediation conference is confidential and cannot be used. If the parties are unable to settle the case during the mediation, then the case proceeds to trial.
   
l MY CASE IS NOT IN THE DENTON AREA. CAN YOU STILL REPRESENT ME?
  Yes. We are licensed to practice throughout Texas. If you live outside of Texas, we will bring in local counsel from your area to work in association with us on your case. We travel. If you can't come to us, we’ll come to you. In some circumstances we may open a case for you over the phone or via the internet.
   
l IF MY CASE GOES TO TRIAL, WILL I HAVE TO ATTEND?
  Yes. if there is a trial, you must attend.
   
l WILL I GET TO DECIDE WHETHER TO SETTLE OR PLEA BARGAIN MY CASE?
  Yes. You will make the decision to settle or accept a plea bargain. You will be informed of all settlement offers, and you will be fully involved in participating in any bargaining negotiations.
   
l HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RESOLVE MY CASE?
  The length of cases varies. All lawsuits and criminal prosecutions revolve around the trial date set by the court. Dates are determined by the court administrators and the workload the court is handling. Most cases are scheduled for hearing within six months of filing. Criminal cases following an arrest may not always be prosecuted, and thus expire at the end of the statute of limitations period. Judgments following trial are effective immediately.

The Law Offices of James H. Horton, PC
101 South Locust Street, Suite 700
Denton, TX  76201
Telephone: (940) 566-3164 or (940) 382-1561
Fax: (940) 484-2128

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