Dallas Personal Injury Attorney
What sets the Lenahan Law Firm apart from the rest?
|Meet Attorney Marc Lenahan
Our formula is simple: a special team of attorneys, who work together on only a select handful of cases, for severely injured clients we believe in. That means a better chance at justice, better results more often, and
happier clients. And, yes, each of the photos above are from actual cases of Marc's, and each quote is from a client that we'd be proud to tell you about.
What is a "Severe" Injury?
Broken Bones, Emergency Surgery & Everything Worse
We believe that lawyers do a better job for their clients when they are focused. We focus in three ways at the Lenahan Law Firm: fewer clients, attorneys with special skills, and only clients with severe injuries.
So what do we mean by "severe" injuries? The quick answer is that if you or a loved-one required emergency surgery, suffered a broken bone, or anything worse — wrongful death, burns, paralysis, brain injury, etc. — we consider what you're suffering to be a severe injury.
And never, never, never evaluate whether or not you need an attorney based on how much money or insurance you “think” there is, or how much an insurance company claims there is, or an insurance agent telling you, “you’ll end up with less if you hire an attorney.“ You cannot possibly know what’s true and what’s not until you’ve been lied to as many times as we have by insurance companies and defendants. And then caught them in the lies.
For example, consider the “About $6,500,000” case above. First, the family was told that $50,000 was all there was. Then we were told there was $1,000,000, but that they’d never pay. A year later, another $5,000,000 policy was discovered. If the family had taken the original $50,000 when they were told “that’s all there is,” they would have received no real measure of justice, and the evil-hearted acts of the Defendants would have spread among business practices like the plague, killing, and killing, and killing. We were able to prevent that because the family called us anyway.
Our threshold in business or financial disputes of severe financial injuries is over $1,000,000 lost.
The Unique Texas Injury Law Firm
Special Cases Deserve Special Care
When you turn to the Lenahan Law Firm for help, you will meet a legal team that includes:
As a Texas Premier Injury Law Firm, we believe that special clients deserve a special team of attorneys. Our team is Kathleen, Wes, Nathan & Marc. Yes, the way we represent you is extremely different from the way most every other injury law firm in Texas represents their clients. Look around the website for some details and personal stories that will tell you more. Or, even better, give us a call right now to talk about it.
A Secret About Dallas Personal Injury Attorneys
Afraid of hiring a firm with 600 clients per attorney? We think you should be.
The Lenahan Law Firm is an exclusive severe personal injury law firm in Dallas. Here, we usually maintain less than 10 clients per attorney and accept the representation of only select clients at a time: the severely injured and those who have lost a loved one to wrongful death.
How is this different? It is an unpleasant secret that a very common way to practice injury law in Texas is to accumulate an enormous amount of clients without ever telling the client that their case won't get as much personal attention from their attorney than could be squeezed into a few hours total. It is probably the case that any other firm you are considering has at least 100 cases per attorney, as that is a ratio that several well-respected firms utilize. And Mr. Lenahan knows of a firm with five lawyers, but 8,000 cases. Do you think those clients would have made that choice if they knew? (Here’s a recent
blog by an Orlando attorney who summarizes research validating these very numbers.)
We've learned that most people who are looking for a severe injury law firm have no idea how extraordinarily vast the differences between law firms can be. The problem with this is that is that a prospective client with an important injury case will find a never-ending list of lawyers wanting to serve. That list will include all kinds: criminal lawyers, divorce lawyers, lawyers who do a little bit of everything, and firms with massive marketing programs that ask each lawyer in their firm to handle 200, 300, 600 or more cases. Certainly not all, but far too many Dallas personal injury lawyers have well over 100 clients per attorney. Yes, there are numerous Dallas injury law firms with over 600 clients per attorney. (See Infographic Diagrams of the difference.)
In three very crucial ways, we are not like any of those firms. First, we accept the representation of ONLY the severely injured and those who have lost a loved one to wrongful death. Helping those who have suffered through a catastrophic event that caused a loved one's wrongful death, a brain injury, paralysis, emergency surgery, and other types of severe injuries, is all we do. We focus on our area of severe injury law only.
Second, we only represent an extremely select number of clients at any one time. We believe that representing clients with such life-changing injuries requires and deserves personal attention. We understand that each case is unique, and we never know what any one client's case will ask of us. One case may require the studying of nuances in a hundred thousand pages of documents. Another case may require traveling all across the country. Our cases frequently require battling a courtroom full of insurance lawyers, and we focus on every fight.
Third, because each of our cases requires that we take the client's story into our hearts, we accept the representation of only clients we believe in.
If you think that this firm and your case might be a good fit, the sooner you call or email, the better. We have a lot to talk about, so let's get started or call us right now at 888.380.5630.
Researching Us from Far Away? You’re in Good Company.
HQ in Dallas. Base Stations in Austin, Midland & North Dakota. Clients World-Wide.
A disproportionately high ratio of our clients find us from locations far from Dallas. In fact, our clientele at any one time might include almost as many individuals from North Dakota, Hong Kong, London, Austin, San Antonio, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia and Michigan as from Dallas, Coppell, Irving, Farmers Branch, Plano, Frisco and Carrollton. We have a theory for why this might be. We believe that distance forces people needing to find the right lawyer to do more research, as they've not been bombarded with billboards, daytime TV commercials & sports-radio ads by mass-marketing attorneys. The "research" theory is also supported by the fact that a stout number of our clients are highly educated or super street-wise. Ph. D.'s, professors, engineers, programmers and lawyers often seem to find us, as well as the street-wise — including firefighters and roughnecks, teachers and preachers, and soccer moms and truckers.
You may be wondering whether or not it will be problematic to be located far from Dallas. The answer is absolutely not. First, we represent clients in every corner of Texas, and every acre of North Dakota, from our Dallas office. You shouldn't be surprised if Marc Lenahan
personally travels over a thousand miles to visit the scene of your injury before he has even asked you to sign a contract to make it official. Oh, and we have
never asked a client to reimburse us for the costs we invest in coming to meet you and study the location before we are hired to be your lawyers. Choosing the right attorney to work with on important cases is too personal and too crucial a decision to make in the dark. Letting you see who we are is an investment we are always glad to make at our own cost.
Second, we've brought many cases to notable conclusions without our clients having ever stepped foot in our office. It just isn't necessary most of the time.
Third, it can be very hard to predict where a lawsuit will be brought until the matter is analyzed. We've reached notable resolutions in settlement and at trial under the laws of Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and many others. For example, imagine the common case where an 18-wheeler hauling oil rig equipment causes a terrible accident a few miles from the well site. That does not mean that the proper or wisest place to bring the lawsuit will be right where the accident happened. Such cases always merit an evaluation of other counties and states that might also be proper.
How Much Will It Cost to Hire Lenahan Law Firm?
Rest Assured, We Have NEVER Asked a Client to Write us a Check.
You may have heard the phrases, "Pay only if there is a recovery" or "We only get paid if you do," but the State Bar of Texas's preferred term for expressing our payment arrangement is "Contingency fee, plus court costs & expenses." This means that not one of our clients has ever had to write us a check. Instead, we invest time, money and soul into trying to get you the best result we can. If we succeed in recovering money for you, we get to keep the agreed upon percentage as our fee. We are also then reimbursed from that money for court costs and expenses. Take a look here for more information about the
Awards & Testimonials
What do they really mean?
This website, like many others, is decorated with references to some of the many awards and honors Mr. Lenahan and the Lenahan Law Firm have earned. Some are big, big deals. Others really aren't that hard to come by. The truth is, though we are proud of those acknowledgments and are grateful for every single one of them, it is important to understand what they really mean, and it is important to look towards the Clients' Testimonials to see the personal stories behind the awards.
Marc is serving as the President-Elect for 2013 of
The National Crime Victim Bar Association. This is similar to being
Vice President except that it also means Marc will serve as
President for 2014. Marc was invited to join the Advisory Board for the National Crime Victim Bar Association in 2008, and has served ever since. The National Crime Victim Bar Association usually has about two dozen Board Members from across the nation, and a membership of hundreds of dedicated attorneys. It is a branch of
The National Center for Victims of Crime.
Marc has served as the President and Vice President of the Texas Brain Injury Alliance and on its Board and Executive Committee. The Texas Brain Injury Alliance is the new name for the Brain Injury Association of Texas and Marc has served on the
Board of The Brain Injury Association of Texas since 2010. Marc served as the only attorney on the board, which is comprised of about a dozen or so people, and includes survivors of brain injuries, family members of
TBI survivors, and medical professionals.
"Super Lawyers" is an honor from a Thomson Reuters service and is published in the
Texas Monthly magazine. Marc Lenahan was first named a "Super Lawyer" in 2009, and has been included each year since.
- Similarly, there is a "Super Lawyers" list for attorneys under 40 called "Rising Stars." Marc was named in 2009, and Kathleen was added to that list in 2012.
The "10.0" rating from AVVO.com has been maintained by Marc since 2008. The
AVVO.com site contains the most complete list of reviews posted directly by our clients, whereas the ones you'll find on our
Testimonials link aggregates copies of reviews from all over, thank-you letters and emails, and testimony in court about our services. The Advertising Review Committee of the State Bar of Texas approved the description of these reviews as, "The best client reviews on AVVO.com," and we thank our clients for that. And now that Marc is licensed in North Dakota, he is also the best AVVO-reviewed injury attorney there, too.
The badges for the "Million Dollar Advocates Forum" and "Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum" denote Marc's membership, which were awarded in 2009, and are lifetime memberships.
- Marc was nominated to "The Top 100 Trial Lawyers" and offered membership in its role of Top 100 Texas Civil Attorneys in 2007 by The National Trial Lawyers. He has remained on that list ever since.
As the 2014 President of The National Crime Victim Bar Association, Marc serves for the year on the Board of
The National Center for Victims of Crime.
- Also as the 2014 President of The National Crime Victim Bar Association, Marc serves as a Delegate to the American Civil Trial Bar Roundtable. The American Civil Trial Bar Roundtable consists of the Presidents of the leading Trial Bar Associations across the nation. The Delegates meet twice a year.
First, no amount of awards means that we're the right law firm for you. Nor does any amount of million-dollar results really tell you if the lawyers that obtained them did anything they should be proud of or if they are the right lawyers for you. Closing a case for a million dollars isn't impressive if most lawyers could have achieved the same result. And it is downright shameful if the right attorneys would have closed it for $3,000,000.
Finding a lawyer is a personal decision. If you need us, we hope that we are right for you, but we want you to make that decision after you've had the chance to talk with us, research us, and get a real sense of who we are. Second, there are many great attorneys who we respect completely, but who have no awards at all -- though they are wonderful at what they do. But, unfortunately, there are also far too many lawyers who we would not trust to ethically handle even the simplest case, though they have an impressive sounding list of credentials.
Awards simply don't tell the whole story. We hope that you invest a few moments to study the many generous testimonials by our clients. It is our opinion that there is not another firm in Texas that can match them. Why is the Lenahan Law Firm the grateful beneficiary of so many heartfelt testimonials when we represent far fewer clients? Because, we believe that representing fewer clients
is the best way to take care of every client.
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