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Can a Lawyer from Another State Represent Me?

On Behalf of | Feb 5, 2019 | Catastrophic Injuries |

When you sustain an injury due to someone else’s negligence, there may be a number of questions that come to mind including whether or not you have a case, who you can have represent you, and more. However, there are a number of things that need to be considered.

Depending on the situation, one question that may arise is whether the injured party can hire an attorney from another state to handle the legal matters. There are multiple factors that can make hiring an out-of-state attorney advisable.

Where Did the Accident Occur vs. Where Do You Live?

In some situations, it may be necessary to hire an attorney from a state other than the one in which you live. For instance, if you live in eastern New Mexico, but your accident occurs in either New Mexico or over the border in Texas, you would want to hire someone in Texas who understands the state laws and courts in both Texas and New Mexico.

Hiring an attorney from the geographic area where the accident occurred can also help with scheduling meetings and other matters relating to a lawsuit. There are some situations when you may have to be present, but if it is not necessary, having an attorney from the area can help make this easier.

Can an Attorney Practice In Multiple States?

Some attorneys hold admissions in multiple states to practice law and may represent you where you were hurt.

For instance, one of our partners, Brian Heinrich, is licensed to represent clients throughout Texas but is also licensed to handle cases throughout New Mexico. Mr. Heinrich is a Board Certified personal trial specialist with over 27 years of litigation experience. This type of ability puts him in a position to help those who have been injured in both Texas and New Mexico.

At Templeton Smithee Hayes Heinrich & Russell, LLP, we understand how important it is to have a trusted legal advocate in your corner after suffering a serious injury due to negligence. We have the knowledge and experience to help those in the Texas panhandle, eastern New Mexico, and the surrounding areas.

Trust our Amarillo lawyers to guide you through the process with your best interests in mind. We’re here for you when you need us most, focused on helping you seek the most favorable outcome possible.

Call us today for a free consultation.