Estes-Hightower PLLC believes quality legal representation happens because Attorneys dedicate themselves to understanding the law and applying it to clients' issues. Estes-Hightower PLLC's vision is to teach clients how to maximize the legal representation received. Accessibility and affordability are keys to getting the most from one's representation. Additionally, having realistic expectations helps clients get the best value. Lastly, Estes-Hightower PLLC believes that Attorneys are underused and should not be a resource of last resorts. Instead, Attorneys must become the initial consultant that helps pave the path for better outcomes. Attorneys are not magicians. However, Attorneys are skilled in creative thinking, logical reasoning, and analytical arguments that combine to provide legal services for clients.
Teri Estes-Hightower Bio
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 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 claims.
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 a $400,000 value add.
Drafted contracts for NBA celebrity events.
Represented WNBA player on a 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.