Jim Adler who is famous for his name The Texas hammer is a personal injury lawyer based in Dallas, Texas. He heads his firm Jim Adler & Associates which has offices at 4 different locations in Texas.
Jim Adler has handled lawsuits involving auto accidents, trucking accidents, offshore accidents, Jones Act cases, refinery accidents, construction injuries, burn injuries, brain injuries, on-the-job accidents, slip-and-fall cases, railroad accidents, electrical accidents and many other types of personal injury.
Jim Adler has been hammering for victims of personal injuries for over 40 years and thus his name “The Texas Hammer”. He has been vocal against big corporations and big insurance companies which have tried to deny the rights of people suffering from personal injury.
Jim Adler Early Life
Jim was born and raised on a farm in Texas and his mother made him learn Spanish from a young age. When he was 18 years old he enlisted in the army so that he could afford education.
Jim Adler served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy and was appointed a judge for the Office of Civilian Health and Medical Programs United Services. He then launched his law practice in Houston.
He launched his law firm “Jim Adler & Associates” in 1973 without any help in Houston. Today, Jim Adler & Associates has offices located in
Houston’s Uptown/Galleria area, Channelview, Dallas, and San Antonio, with more than 20 attorneys and 250 legal support staff.
Jim Adler The Texas Hammer
Unlike many lawyers in the city, Jim Adler is quite famous thanks to his media appearances and tough-talking TV ads.
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— Jim Adler Law Firm (@JIMADLERLAWFIRM) February 21, 2018
“Greedy Insurance company will target you for a reduced payment. I’ll target them to get you back every penny possible. I am Jim Adler -the Texas Hammer. Call now 713-777-4000” he says on this add with a fearsome voice.
“It ain’t pretty when you face a bad truck wreck. Greedy insurance companies play dirty. Bring it on. I’m Jim Adler, The Texas Hammer! Go at them with Jim Adler, the tough, smart lawyer that knows how to beat them at their own game. I stand tough and carry a big big hammer! I thought so haha” he says as a speeding truck stops right before him.
Jim is a family man and his contribution towards children can be set as an example for many.
In 2009, former Houston Mayor Bill White appointed Jim Adler to the Board of Directors of the Joint City/County Commission on Children, recognizing his lifelong devotion to helping children.
Who is Jim Adler Son?
“Having my son at my side at the firm is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. He’ll ensure that all the work I’ve put in over the years and the family’s tradition of serving underdogs will continue” said Jim Adler says.
Jim has always been a family man. He has a huge family which includes Jim Adler’s wife of 38 years, their four children and their five grandchildren.
Jim Adler son Bill Adler now works with his father together in their law firm. Jim Adler’s son went to Austin to earn his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, followed by his law degree from the UT School of Law.
Jim Adler’s Professional Details
Jim Adler is licensed to practice in the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit and U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas.
He’s also a director of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Houston Trial Lawyers Association.
Jim is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, Texas Bar Foundation, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Dallas Bar Association, American Bar Association, and American Trial Lawyers Association.
As a passionate advocate for injury victims, “I always had a desire to help underdogs, the little guy, against big corporations and big insurance companies, and to level the playing field for accident victims,” he says.
Jim Adler Net Worth
“How much does a personal injury lawyer make?”
Jim Adler works on a contingency fee basis.
Jim does not charge hourly billing to clients but instead, he and his clients sign a contingency fee agreement by which Jim is paid only by winning a case, and too from a pre-set portion of the settlement amount, and not from the client’s pockets.
He takes around 30 percent of the settlement amount. Mostly such settlements are gained for injury victims by Jim negotiating out of court with the defendant.
Also, Jim Adler does not charge a retainer fee. He works only under a contingency fee agreement to which the client agrees.
The legal assistants at Jim Adler & Associates earn an average of 30 K dollars every year with Attorney’s taking in 80 K dollars. Jim Adler’s net worth is estimated to be 12 million dollars which include his share in the law firm and his personal investments.