Firms at War Over $10 Million Contingent Fee in Patent Suit

, Texas Lawyer


The Matthews Firm has sued Laminack, Pirtle & Martines and two clients they jointly represented, alleging Laminack, Pirtle and the clients refused to recognize The Matthews Firm's interest in a contingent fee arising from a nearly $50 million judgment. Fred Hagans, who represents the plaintiff in The Matthews Firm v. Laminack, Pirtle & Martines, et al., says his client is entitled to about $10 million.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Continue to Lexis Advance®

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at

What's being said

  • GAT at BB/Dallas

    The timing of the suit may prejudice the client in the underlying case as well as the instant lawsuit against it in the event the underlying case is remanded for trial. If the client responds in the instant case and counterclaims for malpractice or excessive fees, such could cause a waiver of the attorney-client privilege and assist the opposing parties in the underlying case. Therefore, the timing of this seems ill-advised.

Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here.

Preparing comment abuse report for Article #1202549653993

Thank you!

This article's comments will be reviewed.