B.A. (1999) | Government with a double minor in History & Psychology
Carr Scholarship Recipient -- so thankful that the Carr Family offered me a 4 year scholarship to attend ASU that paid for the great majority of my college expenses.
Honors: Dean's List Honor Society Member
Activities: Code of Student Conduct Review Committee Member 1998-1999
Walker Law Firm
In the past, my firm has handled family law cases, estate planning, CPS cases, debt collection cases and other smaller civil matters. Since 2013, the office has primarily been a full-time criminal defense firm and only taking the odd matter here and there when asked.
Wheeler County Attorney
I served as the elected county attorney for Wheeler County, Texas, for two terms. During that time, I was the chief misdemeanor prosecutor for the County and also the County's attorney when needed in civil lawsuits and issues.
Legal Clerk/Junior Associate
Law Offices of John Mann
Texas State Bar
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24037662
Free Consultation Free consultations are handled over the phone. If an appointment is needed, it's a $100 appointment fee that is applied towards the fee agreement for services rendered. If you don't decide to hire me or have your questions answered during the consultation, I'll make sure you get your $100 worth of directed legal education and explanation into that world.
Credit Cards Accepted
Rates, Retainers and Additional Information I usually request at least 1/3 or 1/2 of any fee agreement to be paid up front but it all depends on the case. I do ask that regular payments be made towards the balance with payment in full usually being within a 3 month period from start to finish.
A: The written fee agreement should contain provisions within it addressing (1) whether the fee had been fully-earned upon signing the agreement and precluding them from other employment due to the nature of this case and its requirements and (2) the full scope of what representation entails and how that fee is otherwise earned if not when the agreement was signed.
Your family member should have been given a copy of the fee agreement when he/she signed it. If any other person was a co-signor on the debt owed, they should have their own copy of the agreement to look at and see what the provisions within it say.
Right now the attorney may be reluctant to talk to you about this matter until
they are informed that you are the person representing the probate estate of your family member and have the authority to discuss debts owed or business agreements signed by that person. That would include matters concerning whether or not the other $4,000 is owed on the fee agreement and/or any possible refunds if allowed by the fee agreement or by the law firm refunding those amounts by choice. While you may have been someone helping to make payments on the debt, that alone will not satisfy the requirement of whether or not you are the designated person that will be in charge of sorting through your loved one's financial estate and having the right to discuss things, including this fee agreement. ... Read More
Notice: Consultations are by Appointment ONLY! Due to the nature of our business requiring long court hours and travel, regular office hours are not observed. Please call ahead to schedule a meeting instead of dropping by to see if we are busy.