Who We Are
For over twenty years, Bishop & Hummert has represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to hourly wage earners in Texas state and federal courts with a single purpose: To Make A Difference. Making a positive difference for our clients is not simply our mission, it is what we are all about.
Clients want and need a personal advocate, not simply a name from an approved list. They want a lawyer who can take their case all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary, and win. They want a lawyer who can solve their problem, not simply turn it into a billable matter. They want a firm whose reputation is proven, not simply a band of lawyers who are together this year, apart next year. Finally, they want a trusted advisor and advocate, and a lawyer who understands and appreciates the difference and the delicate balance between the two.
We have earned the highest recognition a lawyer can achieve from our peers - an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. We are on the recommended list of the most trusted name in Insurance– Best Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys. Our lawyers have over a century of combined insurance in handling and winning jury trials and appeals in Texas state and federal courts. We have successfully negotiated thousands of cases before mediators throughout Texas. Among our lawyers' honors is recognition by and membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group comprising less than 1% of all licensed attorneys, each of whom have secured million dollar recoveries for their clients. We have written and lectured before lawyers, judges, claims professionals and others on key areas of the law which dramatically affect their lives and yours. We play to win, fairly and ethically, but with victory as our ultimate objective. Making a difference in the lives of clients by solving their problems. That is what we do, one client at a time, one case at a time.
Clients need more than a talented lawyer who changes firms every three years. Clients need more than a mega-firm that shuffles the client's business to the newest associate. Clients need more than a group of lawyers whose personality, firm, and firm name changes annually. We were here yesterday, we are here today, and we will be here tomorrow. And we're here with the latest technology, including electronic communication and imaging, as well as state-of-the-art legal research capability. And most of all, we will be here with lawyers who are committed . . . committed to our clients, our profession, and to one another.
Whether a client needs resolution of an insurance or contract dispute, a motor vehicle collision case, a professional liability case, or simple advice and counseling on what to do when a problem arises, our attorneys are ready to meet clients' needs. Not just with a set of forms or with a mechanical approach, but with what it takes to get the job done right.
We Resolve Disputes
Clients don't hire lawyers to fill in forms or bill hours. They hire lawyers to resolve disputes. Sometimes the disputes have to be resolved with appeals to the highest court in the land. Sometimes the disputes have to be resolved through jury trials. Sometimes the disputes can be resolved through mediation, arbitration, or summary disposition. We never forget that the client's needs determine the strategy to be implemented, and that at the end of the day our job is dispute resolution.
Lawyering, Not Logos
We haven't changed our name, address, or phone number, and we don't have a logo. When you call us during business hours, a courteous professional – not a recording – will answer. We believe that representing clients is all about personal relationships and lawyering, not automated phone systems or logos.
One Client, One Case at a Time
We're not a mega-firm and we're not a mill. We're not the least expensive lawyers in town, but we're also not the costliest. We represent one client, one case at a time, to the utmost of our ability.
We've Been There
Some firms talk about the things they can do for a client. We let our record do the talking. We've been there, in federal and state trial and appeals courts, in cases that matter, when it counted. Take a look at some of our reported cases and judge for yourself. And while we cannot solve every problem or win every case, we can promise what we deliver – a difference.
Making a difference: It's what Bishop & Hummert is all about.