Civil Litigation2020-07-24T14:55:16+00:00

Houston, Texas Civil Litigation Attorneys

General Civil Litigation

Roger G. Jain & Associates can assist you with civil litigation in the following areas:

Have you exhausted all reasonable efforts to resolve your dispute with a business or person? Do you need to file a lawsuit in Houston or surrounding counties? Have you been sued in Harris County or surrounding counties? Are you saying “I need a lawyer to defend me in Houston”?

We can help you! We pride ourselves in diligent, thorough, and aggressive representation of our clients. We also understand that you do not have an unlimited budget, so we will handle your case in the most cost effective manner.

Does your case involve negligence, misrepresentation, breach of contract, deceptive trade practices, or fraud? Do you need to file a collections suit to collect money owed by a debtor to you? In civil lawsuits, a plaintiff files an Original Petition against a defendant. Once the defendant is served with citation by a process server or a constable, the defendant must file an answer. If you wish to file a lawsuit, we can help you file your claim.

After the defendant files an answer, the discovery phase of a lawsuit begins. The parties may take depositions and exchange discovery requests, such as a request for disclosure, interrogatories, requests for admission, and requests for production. We can assist you with multiple types of lawsuits.

Have you been sued for negligence, misrepresentation, breach of contract, deceptive trade practices, or fraud? Was a tax suit filed against you? Were you served by substitute service? Would you like for an attorney to appear for you at a hearing or at trial? Do you need an attorney to represent you at mediation or an arbitration? Do you want to appeal a judgment against you? We can help!

If you have been sued, you received a Citation and Original Petition from a process server or a constable. The Citation from the County Clerk (for County Courts) or District Clerk (for District Courts) states that you must “file a written answer to the plaintiff’s petition on or before 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next after the expiration of twenty days after the date of service thereof.” A Citation from a Justice Court or a Small Claims Court states that, “you must file a written answer to the plaintiff’s petition on or before 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next after the expiration of ten days after the date of service thereof.” If you are the defendant, make sure that you hire an attorney to protect your interests and to timely file an answer for you. We can assist you with filing your written answer timely! A defendant’s answer will contain the defendant’s defenses, along with any counterclaims against the plaintiff or cross-claims against other defendants. We can help you file an answer and defend the lawsuit filed against you! You may have deadlines, if not met, may prevent you from asserting important rights! Call us for a telephone consultation today!

With 20+ years of experience in the Houston metropolitan area and surrounding counties, we have successfully represented our clients both as plaintiff and as defendant.

We cannot guarantee any particular result in your case. Results are specific to the legal and factual circumstances of each case.

Please see our track record for examples of our work in civil litigation.

Credit Card Defense & Judgment Collection

Have you exhausted all reasonable efforts to resolve your dispute with a credit card company, debt buyer, or judgment collector? Have you been threatened with suit or sued in Harris County or surrounding counties? Are you saying “I need a lawyer to defend me”?

Have you exhausted all reasonable efforts to resolve your dispute with a credit card company, debt buyer, or judgment collector? Have you threatened with suit or sued in Harris County or surrounding counties? Are you saying “I need a lawyer to defend me”? We can help you! We pride ourselves in diligent, thorough, and aggressive representation of our clients. We also understand that you do not have an unlimited budget, so we will handle your case in the most cost effective manner.

Did you get sued by a credit card company such as American Express Centurion Bank, Capital One Bank (USA), NA, Citibank, N.A., or a debt buyer such as CACH, LLC, CACV of Colorado, LLC, Dodeka, LLC, Equable Ascent Financial, Hilco Receivables, Pharia, LLC, Unifund CCR Partners, Arrow Financial Services, NCO Group, Asset Acceptance? These credit card companies, debt buyers, and creditors are usually represented by attorneys such as Allen L. Adkins & Associates, PC, Mann Bracken, LLP, Michael J. Scott, P.C., Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson & Hornik LLC, Edward T. Burke & Associates, P.C., Ahn Regent, Regent & Associates, Zwicker & Associates, P.C., and Fulton Friedman & Gullace, LLP. We have dealt with these cases and these attorneys and know how to deal with them and other attorneys handling similar matters.

Do you have a default judgment against you? Have your bank accounts been garnished? Have you received a writ of execution from the constable? It may not be too late, you may still be able to assert your rights, and we can help! We can assist you with challenging the judgment against you, including by filing a bill of review if you are eligible, or working out a settlement with the person or company who owns the judgment. We can also help protect your exempt property, including your paycheck, because only non-exempt property can be used to collect most judgments. You may have deadlines, if not met, may prevent you from asserting important rights! Call us for a telephone consultation today!

With 20+ years of experience in the Houston metropolitan area and surrounding counties, we have successfully defended credit card cases which have either resulted in a dismissal or in a satisfactory settlement for our client. We have also successfully set aside judgments and/or stopped collection of a judgment resulting either in a new trial for our client or a satisfactory settlement for our client.

We cannot guarantee any particular result in your case. Results are specific to the legal and factual circumstances of each case.

Please see our track record for examples of our work in credit card defense.

Foreclosure & Eviction

Have you exhausted all reasonable efforts to resolve your mortgage dispute and/or loan modification efforts with your bank or rental disputes with your landlord in a commercial lease? Have you been threatened with suit or sued in Harris County or surrounding counties? Are you saying “I need a lawyer to defend me”?

Have you exhausted all reasonable efforts to resolve your mortgage dispute and/or loan modification efforts with your bank or rental disputes with your landlord in a residential or commercial lease? Have you been threatened with suit or sued in Harris County or surrounding counties? Are you saying “I need a lawyer to defend me”? We can help you! We pride ourselves on diligent, thorough, and aggressive representation of our clients. We also understand that you do not have an unlimited budget, so we will handle your case in the most cost effective manner.

Are you looking for a Houston foreclosure attorney? Harris County and surrounding counties have seen the number of foreclosure cases rise steadily, and many people are looking for answers to defend against the efforts of Bank of America, N.A., Wells Fargo, N.A., and other banks to foreclose on their homes. Banks must strictly follow Texas law by giving the proper Notice of Default and Intent to Accelerate, and Notice of Acceleration and Notice of Foreclosure Sale in order to properly foreclose on your property. It has been our experience that many times the law firms handling foreclosures for these banks do not follow these procedures, especially with respect to sending out these notices required by Texas law. We can protect your home and family by finding an option that works for you, including working toward a loan modification, filing a lawsuit requesting to stop the foreclosure, or filing a lawsuit to undo a substitute trustee’s deed which took the home out of your name and placed it in the bank’s agent’s name.

Are you a landlord or a tenant who needs help with an eviction action? Has your tenant failed to pay rent? Is your landlord trying to evict you? Eviction suits are often called Original Complaint for Forcible Detainer, and the Justice of the Peace will issue a citation stating that, “This suit to evict involves immediate deadlines.” Landlords may be entitled to recover not only possession of the property, but also back rent and attorney’s fees. We can assist you with prosecuting an eviction if you are a landlord, and we can help you defend the eviction suit if you are a tenant or a homeowner after foreclosure. The eviction process in Texas is designed to be a speedy one with short deadlines. Failing to meet these short deadlines may prevent you from asserting important rights! Call us for a telephone consultation today!

With 20+ years of experience in the Houston metropolitan area and surrounding counties, we have successfully stopped foreclosures which have resulted in a successful loan modification or prevailed in our lawsuit for wrongful foreclosure.

We cannot guarantee any particular result in your case. Results are specific to the legal and factual circumstances of each case.

Please see our track record for examples of our foreclosure and eviction work.

Business Litigation

Have you exhausted all reasonable efforts to resolve your dispute with your business partner, other shareholders, the company in which you’re a shareholder, and/or your business broker? Have you been threatened with suit or sued in Harris County or surrounding counties? Are you saying “I need a lawyer to defend me”?

Have you exhausted all reasonable efforts to resolve your dispute with your business partner, other shareholders, the company in which you’re a shareholder, and/or your business broker? Have you been threatened with suit or sued in Harris County or surrounding counties? Are you saying “I need a lawyer to defend me”? We can help you! We pride ourselves in diligent, thorough, and aggressive representation of our clients. We also understand that you do not have an unlimited budget, so we will handle your case in the most cost effective manner.

Do you have a partnership dispute, or do you have a dispute with another shareholder of your company? Are you involved in a dispute about the sale of a business or with a business broker? If so, we can assist you with resolving your suit through competent and aggressive representation of your interests. You may have deadlines, if not met, may prevent you from asserting important rights! Call us for a telephone consultation today!

With 20+ years of experience in the Houston metropolitan area and surrounding counties, we have successfully represented partners in partnership disputes, shareholders in shareholder disputes, and real estate agents/brokers in their disputes.

We cannot guarantee any particular result in your case. Results are specific to the legal and factual circumstances of each case.

Please see our track record page for examples of our work in business litigation.

Construction & Real Estate

Have you exhausted all reasonable efforts to resolve your dispute with your general contractor/builder, subcontractors, homeowner, buyer seller, real estate agent, and/or broker? Do you want to file a mechanic’s lien, or have you had one filed against you? Has the builder/general contractor/subcontractor ran off with your money in the middle of construction? Has the homeowner refused to pay for your building services after completion? Have you been sued by a homeowner for your services as a real estate agent or broker? If you’re a real estate agent, have you been sued by your broker, or vice versa? Have you been threatened with suit or sued in Harris County or surrounding counties? Are you saying “I need a lawyer to defend me”?

Have you exhausted all reasonable efforts to resolve your dispute with your general contractor/builder, subcontractors, homeowner, buyer seller, real estate agent, and/or broker? Do you want to file a mechanic’s lien, or have you had one filed against you? Has the builder/general contractor/subcontractor ran off with your money in the middle of construction? Has the homeowner refused to pay for your building services after completion? Have you been sued by a homeowner for your services as a real estate agent or broker? If you’re a real estate agent, have you been sued by your broker, or vice versa? Have you been threatened with suit or sued in Harris County or surrounding counties? Are you saying “I need a lawyer to defend me”?

We can help you! We pride ourselves in diligent, thorough, and aggressive representation of our clients. We also understand that you do not have an unlimited budget, so we will handle your case in the most cost effective manner.

In Texas, and especially in the Houston area, homeowners’ associations are a way of life. Have you been sued by your homeowners’ association or property owners’ association? Roger G. Jain & Associates is experienced in dealing with these types of cases. We have an intimate knowledge of the law relating to HOAs/POAs, because we have represented both homeowners and associations.

We have handled many lawsuits or potential lawsuits involving these issues. We are familiar with the mechanic’s and materialman’s lien statutes and requirements regarding successfully filing these liens or defending against them. We’ve handled construction cases all the way to verdict. If you have a dispute in this area of the law, you may have deadlines, that if not met, may prevent you from asserting important rights! Call us for a telephone consultation today!

With 20+ years of experience in the Houston metropolitan area and surrounding counties, we have successfully represented contractors, subcontractors, homeowners, and real estate agents and brokers.

We cannot guarantee any particular result in your case. Results are specific to the legal and factual circumstances of each case.

Please see our track record for examples of our work in construction and real estate litigation.

Civil Litigation FAQ

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