Recovery of Legal Fees in Texas Construction Cases in Three Sentences

recover legal fees texas construction lawsuitsThe general rule in Texas is that each party pays for his or her own lawyer.

Exceptions exist where the parties expressly agree that they may recover their legal fees from one another or where statutes or equity provide for it.

Some examples of construction cases in which one may seek the recovery of fees include those based on (1) interpretation or breach of the construction or design contract, (2) deceptive trade practices, (3) mechanic’s lien foreclosures/removals, and (4) some warranties.

In our Law 101 posts, we define terms, phrases, or concepts with the goal of conveying core information in order to set the stage for more complex discussions.

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