Category: criminal practice

  • The Six-Figure Negative Fee

    Here’s an interesting one: The Conroe Courier reports a half-million dollar civil verdict against a criminal lawyer in Montgomery County, Texas (the county to the north of Harris County) whose client accused him of extortion. Apparently the lawyer charged the client $1000 for a motion to revoke probation on a felony DWI case and then, […]

  • Give Me Cover

    “I’m in trial in federal court, and I need someone to cover for me in Harris and Galveston Counties on Friday.” If you are a criminal-defense lawyer, at some point you will ask for cover. A lawyer other than the one on the case covers for the one who is by making a court appearance. […]