Make A Credit Card Payment
Please click on one of the following Buttons to make a payment through Law Pay:
CLICK HERE TO PAY AN INVOICE, CONSULTATION FEE, FLAT FEE or EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT
CLICK HERE TO PAY A RETAINER or ADVANCE CASE EXPENSES (PAY TO TRUST ACCOUNT)
NOTICE TO OUR CLIENTS: Commencing Feb 1, 2023, a service fee of 3.00% will be assessed on all payments made by credit or debit card. This charge will be automatically added by Lawpay, our credit card merchant services provider at the time your payment is processed. Online payments made by e-check, check and cash payments will not be charged this service fee.
TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
As a matter of convenience, and to facilitate the ability of our clients to obtain legal services when needed, we accept credit card payments strictly subject to the Terms and Conditions below. This payment option is provided both as a convenience, and a security measure, since clients will us this page to self-complete the payment transaction by entering their credit card information.
We are charged a transaction fee by our processor (Law Pay) each time credit card payment is processed. Under Texas consumer protection laws, merchants are prohibited from penalizing customers who pay by credit card, including by passing along fees or surcharges assessed by third parties. As such, our acceptance of credit cards as a payment solution results in an expense to us, and we absorb a loss each time we accept a credit card payment.
All credit card payments made to us shall be subject to the payment and other provisions of the applicable Letter Engagement or Customer Consultation Agreement, and the Terms & Conditions contained on this web page.
Accordingly, by utilizing the credit card payment feature on this page, you understand, covenant and agree as follows:
CATEGORIES OF CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ACCEPTED
We accept payment by credit card for two (2) categories of legal expense:
- Earned Fees and Case Expense Reimbursements (which shall include Consultation Fees, Flat Fees and payments on Invoices we remit), which are considered our property upon receipt; and
- “Retainers,” which are characterized as deposits to secure payment of future Invoices. Retainers are generally comprised of Unearned Fees and Advance Payments of Case Expenses that remain the property of the Client, and are held in trust by us.
DISPOSITION OF CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
As required by rules governing monies received by attorneys, credit card payments made to us are processed according to the category of payment, with Earned Fees (category 1 above) deposited directly to our operating account, and are not refundable, and Retainers (category 2 above) deposited to our client trust account, maintained under the Texas IOLTA Program.
PAYOR RESPONSIBLE FOR CHARACTERIZING PAYMENTS
Clients who utilize our this web page to make credit card payments bear the responsibility of accurately designating each payment as one made for Earned Fees or Retainer. Improper characterization of a credit card payment will likely result in that payment being diverted to the incorrect financial institution, and cause a delay in our commencement or performance of legal services.
PAYMENTS FOR EARNED FEE PAYMENTS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE
Payments for Earned Fees (category 1 above) are considered earned by us upon receipt, and, as provided in the applicable Letter of Engagement or Consultation Agreement. As such, they are not refundable. By icompleting a credit card payment on this web page, the payor covenants and agrees not to cancel, charge back, or revoke the card, and/or to refrain and forbear from disputing the charge with the credit card company, or otherwise demanding a reversal of the payment. Breach of this covenant shall be a material breach of the applicable Letter of Engagement or Consultation Agreement and may result in a termination of the attorney-client relationship, and possibly subject you to legal action as an adverse party.
REFUNDS OF RETAINER PAYMENTS WILL BE BY CHECK – RETAINER PAYMENTS NOT TO BE REVERSED
We do not (and will never) make any disbursement, payment or refund of funds in our trust account by credit card, including by reversal or charge back of any credit card payment. Any and all refunds of Retainer balances will be made by check drawn upon our trust account, or by wire transfer initiated from such account. By completing a Retainer payment (category 2 above) on this web page, the payor covenants and agrees not to cancel, charge back, or revoke the card and/or to dispute the Retainer payment charge with the credit card company, or otherwise demand a reversal of the payment. Breach of this covenant shall be a material breach of the applicable Letter of Engagement or Consultation Agreement and may result in a termination of the attorney-client relationship, and possibly subject you to legal action as an adverse party.
VALIDITY OF ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE
By completing a payment through this web page, you authorize us and/or Lawpay (our credit card processor) to charge the amount specified by you to the credit card account identified by you. Your self-completion of the payment transaction and/or placement of your digital / typewritten name on this web page (or any associated Payments Page linked hereto) shall be considered an “electronic signature” for purposes of the Texas Uniform Electronic Transactions Act.
RECEIPTS AND CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
Once the transaction has been processed, a receipt is generated, and we will not see or store you credit card information.