We provide aggressive representation so you can focus on the things that matter most: your family and your health.
Founder. Mr. LaGarde has over 30 years of experience helping those who have been injured or are involved in disputes.
Senior Shareholder. Mrs. LaGarde has devoted her legal career to representing injured adults and children.
Attorney. Ms. Hernandez is a Houston native who joined the litigation section of LaGarde Law Firm in 2012..
We believe that lawyers should communicate with their clients.
Our duty is to give you a basic description of your legal matter and to let you know what problems to expect, how they will be handled, and when things will happen. Our goal is to promptly return phone calls and to answer your questions - basic courtesies that many lawyers commonly ignore because they are so busy.
We believe that lawyers should treat their clients like family.
One of our clients recently thanked us for obtaining a settlement of his lawsuit. When we asked him what he thought about us as attorneys, he said "You treated me like family." That's the highest compliment we could hope to receive.
We believe that litigation costs are too high.
Lawsuits are often costly. Our clients don't have unlimited legal budgets. Some of them have no legal budget at all. We offer creative fee agreements including hourly fee, contingent fee*, and hybrid fee arrangements.* No attorney's fees or litigation expenses unless you recover. Client is obligated for payment of court costs regardless of recovery.
We believe that civility and courtesy are not signs of weakness.
We are zealous advocates for our clients. We have learned that civility and courtesy are not incompatible with zealous advocacy. As professionals, we recognize that we owe a duty to our clients, opposing counsel, jurors, and judges to treat them with civility and dignity.
We believe that lawyers should be involved in their community.
Our attorneys and staff are deeply involved in our community, providing financial support for local charities and volunteering time to local schools through the Community In Schools program. We also provide pro bono representation for individuals who have no ability to hire attorneys to protect their legal rights.
Mr. LaGarde is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both civil trial law and personal injury trial law, a distinction achieved by less than 1% of attorneys in Texas. He was chosen by his fellow attorneys on both sides of the bar to become President of the Houston chapter of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates and by his fellow trial lawyers to be President of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. LaGarde has also received a peer review rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell for the past 25 years, which is a significant accomplishment and a testament to the fact that Mr. LaGarde's peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. He was selected as a "Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly magazine in 2003-2004, and again in 2007-2011.