Fighting for Our Clients for 70+ Years

We understand that although you would rather not have to file a lawsuit and be involved in litigation, there are times when you are left with no alternative. When you find yourself in a situation where you are forced to file a lawsuit, the best way to achieve your desired results is by hiring a civil litigation attorney who has the experience and resources needed to make your voice heard by the person or business that harmed you.

At The Payne Law Group, our Bryan, Texas trial lawyers have tried and settled countless business and personal injury legal issues in and out of the courtroom. We will work with you to learn what happened, explain your legal options, and determine the most optimal course of action — whether that be to achieve a pre-lawsuit settlement or take the case all the way to a trial. We have a civil litigation attorney ready to fight for your needs and goals.

Contact us online or by phone at (979) 300-7406 for a consultation with one of our skilled trial lawyers. Se habla español.

Is Going to Trial Right for You?

Many lawyers simply do not pay attention to your personal situation and needs — you are just another case number to them. At The Payne Law Group, we do not take hundreds of cases at a time or have non-attorneys do anything they can to achieve a quick settlement at your expense.

The firms that do this sacrifice real money that you are entitled to receive because they do not really take cases to trial, and they are willing to settle for much less than you deserve just so they can close your file and move on to the next one.

Many people do not even know they have other options in a legal matter besides accepting a low settlement amount because so many attorneys simply will not — or cannot — take a case all the way to trial. There are absolutely times that a settlement may be in your best interest, but there are other times that it may be more beneficial to go to trial.

The main thing is you want to have that option. The value of a case, whether to be settled or tried, is increased by having a civil litigation lawyer who is willing to go all the way for you, for your benefit, for you to get the most money you can, and for you to have the best options available.

Whether you’re locked into a construction-related dispute, an oil and gas dispute, have been injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, or are facing any other legal dispute, we’re here to fight FOR YOU and help obtain the best recovery possible for the individuals, families, and businesses we accept as clients.

What Does a Civil Law Attorney Do?

Our team can simplify the complicated legal process for you if you decide to proceed with filing a lawsuit. We will guide you through the process and paperwork necessary to move your case forward, and we will represent you at trial, hearings, arbitration, and mediation to help you get the money you deserve.

We’ve handled cases for clients in virtually all litigation matters, including:

Why Choose The Payne Law Group

Our law firm doesn’t believe in simply taking your case, assigning it a number, and “going through the motions.” We recognize that each client’s situation is unique and deserves individual attention and that you want to stay informed on the status of your claim and the process.

We will work with you on each step of your case, from the initial notice of the claim, through the filing of the lawsuit and discovery process to the jury selection process and trial. We value honest communication and will explain the good and not-so-good issues in your case, as well as discuss your options and possible outcomes so you can make well-informed decisions regarding your case.

Mediation vs. Arbitration

Because of our experience at trial, we can fully evaluate your chance of prevailing at trial and the potential range of awards. This experience enables our trial civil litigation lawyers to determine if your case would be better settled out of court through mediation or some other method.

While many are familiar with the general trial process, few realize that there are alternative methods attorneys can utilize to resolve legal disputes outside of the traditional trial process. Two common methods of resolving disputes include mediation and arbitration.

The main difference between mediation and arbitration is how legally binding the process is. Mediation is a non-binding process conducted by a mediator, usually an attorney or retired judge, who facilitates discussion between both sides to help them reach a resolution of the dispute when they voluntarily agree to the terms.

In arbitration, one or more people are chosen to preside over the case as judges. They hear the evidence, including witness testimony, and then make a binding decision.

Individuals often turn to these methods to avoid the high risks of litigation, because litigation can be expensive, time-consuming, and unpredictable in that a jury of complete strangers determines the outcome of the trial.

How a Trial Lawyer Can Help

Our trial lawyers can give you an honest assessment through your free consultation and inform you of your options. If you wish to handle your dispute out of court, we can educate you on the mediation process and other options and will stand by your side throughout your case.

If you decide you want to proceed to trial, we are fully prepared to guide you through the entire process. Our team utilizes our experience to gather the following to strengthen your case:

  • Physical evidence, including crash reports and expert testimony
  • Interrogatories, which are written questions the other party must answer under oath
  • Requests for the other party’s documents
  • Depositions, where we interview witnesses under oath just as if they were testifying at trial

We also prepare you and your case for trial, engage in negotiations with other parties to determine if a settlement is possible and take your case to trial if that is the best option.

We will even file an appeal on your behalf if your initial outcome isn’t satisfactory and an appeal is justified. Not every civil matter attorney is ready to take your case to the next level. With many decades of success as a law firm, you can trust us to fight for you. Contact us today.