Austin Insurance Lawyer Jon Michael Smith
Resolving Consumer And Commercial Law Disputes For Texas Clients
It is impossible to guard completely against the unexpected. We purchase insurance to protect our families and run our businesses in compliance with the laws, but disputes can still arise. Often, families find themselves fighting insurance coverage denial or delayed payment. Business leaders become the victims of breached contracts and broken promises.
At my Austin law firm, I am committed to helping families, individuals and businesses resolve disputes and receive fair treatment under the law. My law practice is focused exclusively on dispute resolution. I litigate and negotiate the settlement of insurance claims such as auto insurance, life insurance, health insurance and homeowners' insurance and other civil claims, including claims under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, breach of contract, real estate disputes and collections.
My clients include individuals and small- and mid-sized companies in the Austin area and throughout Texas. I know that the business leaders I represent do not have unlimited resources to throw at each and every dispute they face, and I offer legal counsel accordingly.
I work closely and talk candidly with my clients, discussing the costs of litigation and the strengths and weaknesses of their cases. My legal counsel focuses on the most efficient way to resolve a case, by either litigating or settling it.
A Board Certified Trial Lawyer With More Than 20 Years Of Experience
Large law firms are not a good fit for everyone. For many businesses, it is much more efficient and effective to hire an experienced attorney such as myself. I have more than 20 years of experience and am board certified in consumer and commercial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I have an extensive history of accomplishment in legally and factually complex civil legal matters. But, because I run my own law firm, I am able to handle these cases in a cost-effective manner without the high overhead that large firms carry.
What's more, clients who retain me gain the benefit of working directly with the experienced lawyer they hired. At large law firms, clients are often forced to work with inexperienced associates and paralegals. My clients can contact me directly with their questions. I work closely to accomplish their goals quickly and cost-effectively.
Communication is critical to the success of your case. That is why I make sure that you can always call me or contact me by email. I make sure that my clients are kept informed throughout their cases. They receive copies of important documents and correspondence, so they always know exactly where they stand.
3305 Northland Drive, Suite. 500
Austin TX 78731
Austin Real Estate Litigation Lawyer
Real estate litigation can profoundly affect the businesses and individuals involved. For many individuals and families, a real estate purchase is one of the largest and most complex purchases of their lifetimes. For many businesses, a real estate dispute can put a company's financial future in jeopardy.
If you are engaged in a real estate dispute, the best way to protect your interests is to partner with an experienced attorney a zealous advocate who knows how to resolve matters quickly and effectively while protecting your bottom line.
Lawyer For Real Estate-Related Contract Disputes In Round Rock And Throughout Central Texas
At my Austin law firm, I have the experience necessary to achieve the best possible results. For more than 20 years, I have litigated consumer and commercial law matters for clients throughout Texas. I am board certified in consumer and commercial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and have the in-depth knowledge necessary to resolve a broad spectrum of commercial and residential real estate litigation, including:
-Purchase and sale disputes
-Claims of fraud and misrepresentation
-Undisclosed problems with property/failure to disclose
Each case is different. I have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in real estate disputes and litigation. My clients have included sellers and purchasers. Regardless of which side of the dispute you are on, you should know one thing: I am a zealous advocate for Texas businesses and individuals, and I take forceful action to achieve the best possible results.
Receive Highly Qualified Legal Counsel Regarding Real Estate Litigation
If you were sued over the sale of your home, if the property you purchase does not meet your expectations or if a lease dispute affects your business, turning to an experienced lawyer is the best way to protect your interests. To discuss real estate litigation in Austin and the surrounding areas, contact me, attorney Jon Michael Smith, for a free and confidential consultation. Call 512-518-4584.
We purchase insurance to guard against the unexpected. As policyholders, we are reassured that our needs will be met following a home fire, untimely death or other traumatic event. But when an insurance company fails to recognize a valid claim, our personal tragedy is only compounded.
Often, people have neither the money nor the energy to fight coverage denial or delayed payment. They may feel forced to settle for less than what is owed, or nothing at all. At my Austin law firm, I am committed to assisting families, individuals and businesses receive fair treatment under the law.
If your Texas insurance claim has been wrongfully denied, contact Jon Michael Smith, Attorney. I have 20 years of legal experience, and am prepared to advocate for you every step of the way.
Personal Service From an Austin Insurance Bad Faith Lawyer
Insurance companies promise to be there for you when times are hard. They sell you a policy and collect premiums, but sometimes do not deliver on the policy's assurances. This is known as insurance bad faith.
At my firm, I will help you accurately evaluate your bad faith insurance claim and forcefully pursue justice on your behalf. I am always responsive to your needs, and make it a point to return phone calls within one business day. Because I am a solo practitioner, your case will never be passed to a paralegal or junior associate but will receive the personal attention it deserves.
Affordable, Experienced Advocacy
Denied insurance claims can have a profound and lasting effect on financial stability. For this reason, I strive to make my practice accessible. You will not be charged for an initial case evaluation, and are always considered for flexible compensation arrangements. Should I discover that your matter does not merit legal action, I will provide you with a thorough explanation and assist you in understanding your position.
Since my early days as a law clerk, insurance has been the focus of my practice. Over the years, I have successfully handled hundreds of claims on behalf of policyholders and am committed to favorably resolving your matter.
Jon Michael Smith represents clients in a variety of arenas. Jon's experience includes consumer and commercial disputes, including insurance claims as well as personal injury and probate matters. Jon handles disputes from cradle to grave, including the filing and handling of lawsuits, through jury trial and appeal, if necessary. Jon is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Consumer and Commercial Law. He has also received the highest rating from his peers through the Martindale Hubbell rating system.
Areas of Practice
-50% Insurance Claims
-30% Consumer & Commercial Law
-20% Personal Injury
-80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
-Certified Legal Specialties
-Consumer & Commercial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2001
-U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1993
-U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1995
-The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
--J.D. - 1991
--Honors: With High Honors
-Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas
--B.A. - 1987
--Major: Radio Television
Professional Associations and Memberships
-Austin Bar Association, Member, 2008 - Present
-Texas Bar Foundation, Member, 2007 - Present
Past Employment Positions
-Kincaid Horton & Smith, Partner, 2003 - 2007
-Kincaid & Horton, Of Counsel, 1997 - 2003
The University of Texas School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1991