Everyone should be able to access legal services and the advice of an attorney. Estes-Hightower PLLC welcomes the opportunity to assist. Our team of attorneys is here to consult on a variety of issues. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, we represent clients across the state of Texas. Do you have transactional issues such as mediation, negotiation, contract review, or end-to-end litigation needs, including research, developing case strategies, trial, and appeal? Our law firm can help.
Clients will have the ease of communicating with our Attorneys 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Communication is key, and we are constantly refining means to get information to clients faster and more conveniently. Estes-Hightower PLLC encourages full client participation, and it is best achieved when communication is made a priority. Our staff is steadily growing. So, we can scale as our client's demands grow. From simple issues to complex needs, our Attorneys are able to walk clients through each legal stage.
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TYPES OF CASES
Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing legal documents can make the difference in whether or not litigation will be required in the future. Legal documents are governed by case law, common law, and statutes.
Before a person is found to have committed a crime with proof beyond reasonable doubt, the defendant must have the mental requirement as well have committed the action according to the Texas Penal Code.
Civil cases are typically between individuals who believe the other party has not fulfilled the obligations of an agreement or has not satisfied the requirements of the law. The successful party seeks money or a specific performance from the other party.
It is the mission of Teri Estes-Hightower to help clients get the legal representation needed. With more than twenty years of legal experience, Teri earned a doctorate in jurisprudence (JD) from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M University School of Law). Teri is licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas and is a member of the state Bar of Texas. She is admitted to practice in the Federal Court for the Northern District of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
With 20 years of legal experience, it's difficult to list every case. Here are some highlights:
Negotiated $30,000 child support to $0.
Awarded judgment in modification case to switch primary parent.
Facilitated in locating a missing parent.
Facilitated and obtained employee retirement benefits from opposing spouse's employer located in Dubai.
Divorces, custody & support cases, modifications, adoptions, name changes, and more.
Received triple damages judgment in Deceptive Trade Practices claim.
Received judgment to reclaim real property occupied by squatters for six years.
Awarded settlements in personal injury claims.
Prevented homeowner foreclosures.
Negotiations, drafting, discovery, pretrial, and trial matters.
Conducted due diligence oil & gas title review resulted in $400,000 value add.
Drafted contracts for NBA celebrity event.
Represented WNBA player on promotional tour.
Contract reviews, drafting, and negotiations.
Defended successful client release in third strike federal allegation.
Defended detention officer in successful acquittal.
Criminal case dismissals.
Pre-trial, trial, post-conviction and appeal matters.