Our firm, McFall, Breitbeil & Eidman, was founded in 2000. The founders previously had been shareholders in a much larger Houston trial firm. We are not a large firm by choice. Our goal in creating the firm was to provide clients with a premiere, result-oriented alternative to the large law firms, and to do it creatively with efficiencies and a cost structure that the large firms cannot match.
We have succeeded, with an ever-broadening base of diverse clients. But we are not satisfied. We are only as good as our last case, and we are relentless in our desire to succeed because winning is good for our clients and business.
We are both experienced and young. We have lawyers who are on the list of Texas Super Lawyers and on the list of Texas Rising Stars. Our lawyers are active in Bar organizations and in local politics. Lawyers with whom we have practiced at our current and prior firm have served in the judiciary at all levels – from the Texas Supreme Court, the Houston Court of Appeals and the Harris County Civil District Courts, to the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Our priorities are simple – they’re yours.
We are principally a trial law firm. We believe that the best way to achieve a successful outcome for a client is to base every decision on what impact it will have on the case if it goes to trial. If we cannot justify why a course of action will favorably impact the trial of the case (or dispose of it before trial), then we won’t take the action just because everyone else does it. This strategic focus not only saves our clients unnecessary legal fees, it also has a favorable impact on the settlement value of our cases.
Our core expertise covers commercial litigation, professional liability, fiduciary duty litigation, employment litigation, insurance coverage litigation, and general negligence. We represent plaintiffs and defendants, and we work with clients to arrive at creative fee arrangements.
Our lawyers have decades of experience trying cases for plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts, before arbitration panels and in administrative proceedings. Our lawyers also have handled cases successfully on appeal before the Texas Courts of Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
In litigation, whether the client is a plaintiff or a defendant, we know that clients hire law firms for one reason and one reason only – to achieve success. We recognize that for a client, success is measured not only by the results obtained, which is obvious, but also by the costs incurred to achieve those results. Can you really call it a success if you prevail but have to pay nearly as much as the claim is worth in legal fees to get there? We think not.
Lawyers at McFall, Breitbeil & Eidman dedicate themselves to working with our clients to analyze each case early on, and to define the desired outcome – whether that be to set a case up for an early summary judgment, to resolve it with a favorable settlement, or to win at trial and on appeal. We do this by developing a partnering relationship with our clients, through communication and responsiveness. Equally important, we will work closely with our clients to achieve our mutual goals in an efficient and cost-effective manner, by outlining the steps to be taken and the projected costs to get there. Our experienced lawyers are well suited to do this.
We believe that a law firm must operate from a set of core values that maximize its ability to achieve success for the client. Our core values relate directly to this recipe for success — client dedicated, result oriented and relentless. They are embodied in our Mission Statement, which guides everything that we do.
For a party in litigation, whether it is a corporation or an individual, the size of the law firm you hire only matters if you want to pay more. We are not a large firm by choice. We focus on one thing, litigation, and we work hard at it and do it well – with proven results at rates that make sense. Our cases are staffed in a smart way with experienced, intelligent, hard working lawyers. The lead lawyer on each case is a shareholder. Yet, while we delegate when appropriate to create efficiencies for the client, we do not disassociate.
We are client driven. Our shareholders’ primary focus is to strategize with the client to set the course on each of our cases, to stay involved, and to take the laboring oar at the critical junctures of each case and at trial. We will answer the phone when you call. The approach works, and it allows us to develop each case with a critical eye always focused on the ultimate goal – to win at trial.
Offering Premiere, Result-Oriented Alternative.
Working Toward Success for our Clients.
Performing Under a Set of Core Values & Integrity.
4400 Post Oak Parkway
Houston, Texas 77027
Donald B. McFall
Kenneth R. Breitbeil
K. Greg Eidman Jr.
Norma N. Bennett
Courtney B. Gahm-Oldham
Diana J. Lizmi