Jim Adler, who grew up in Dallas, has been a personal injury lawyer for over 40 years. He is the founder of the Houston law firm Jim S. Adler & Associates and appears in television ads in Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio.
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.
About Jim Adler from Jim adler
I started out doing law enforcement work for the Texas State Securities Board, representing widowed women and unsophisticated investors who’d gotten fleeced of their life savings by sharp promoters in shaky gold deals and oil-and-gas deals.
Then, in 1973, I went into private practice. I was doing divorces, I was doing bankruptcies, I was doing personal-injury work—anything where I could service the little person.
The first car wreck case I tried was a rear-end collision case, and I tried it to a jury. Unfortunately, I lost—that was a humbling experience. I guess the jury believed the truck driver. My client couldn’t make it to court on time; maybe that was part of the reason the jury took it out on him. Usually a rear-end collision is eminently winnable.
Jim Adler Family and Early Life
Jim was and grew up in Texas on a farm. He reportedly told his mother when he was 4 that when he grew up he wanted to work with his mind rather than his hands.
His mother ensured he learned Spanish early on, as she believed it was super important for him to be bilingual.
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.
Jim Adler Son & Marriage :
As of 2017, he has been married for over 38 years. Through his wife he has 4 children, and then 5 grandchildren.
His eldest son, Bill, works within in his law firm, and he has stated that he hopes to live his legal empire to his grandchildren.
Jim Adler Professional Life :
Prior to opening his own legal firm, he has joined the United States Army. Through the army, he became a lawyer, and he went on to work for the Legal Division in both the US Army and Navy for over 10 years.
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 Commercials
Unlike many lawyers in the city, Jim Adler is quite famous thanks to his media appearances and tough-talking TV ads.
“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.
Jim Adler Death
In 2016 Prominent Dallas personal injury attorney was found dead in his car in the year 2016. But it was Brain Loncar who was found dead not Jim Adler. Since both the lawers were from Dallas, so the rumour has spread the Jim Adler died due to Cocaine overdose, but this is not the case. So Jim Adler is still alive and serving as a personal injury lawyer.
The life of Brian Loncar, 56, ended in tragedy on the morning of Dec. 4, 2016, when he died in his Rolls-Royce from a cocaine overdose. Loncar, who was parked outside his law office, died just a week following the suicide of his 16-year-old daughter, who had been battling depression.