Civil Litigation Attorney - Plano, TX

Jaime V. Papa, Esq.

Attorney, Managing Member

JVP Law, PLLC is a law firm based in Dallas, Texas and serving clients in both Texas and Missouri. 

 

I founded this law firm to protect families and business owners with a commitment on WINNING through value-based and client focuses while making a positive impact in my communities. I provide legal services designed with my client’s best interests in mind and as a result, they can live confidently today and tomorrow. 

 

My law firm’s name is made up of my initials that stand for, “Jaime VICTOR Papa.” The “V” on my logo is pronounced because I will accept nothing less than a VICTORY for my clients. 

 

My ultimate goal is to serve clients across the nation and become the strongest law firm in the world!

District Court

 

  • Hourly Rate:  $425.00 per hour 
    • I generally work with 2-3 attorneys and law firms on every case I have. I have found that these strengths are my odds of winning. I do not charge clients extra for the work I do with these other law firms on their cases. 
    • Small Claims Court Advice
  • $2000.00 Flat Fee

Silver Plan:

Small Claims Court Advice

  • $2000.00 Flat Fee
  • I navigate clients through the small claims court system over the course of ten meetings for cases valued at $20,000.00 or less.
  • During this process, my objective is to give my clients the maximum amount of information I can per meeting to help them win their case.
  • This plan has been successful for many clients, because I simply pull from my experience in District Court to advise on matters in small claims court.
  • During our meetings we will discuss the following:
    • Define Jurisdiction
    • Review Facts
    • Determine Causes of Action
    • Create Effective Legal Strategy
    • Assist with Petition if Suing
    • Assist with Answer and Counter Claim if Defending
    • Discuss Service of Process
    • Discuss Discovery
    • Offer Motion Templates and Strategy
    • Discuss Jury Trial vs. Bench Trial
    • Work with Clients on Collections

Gold Plan:

District Court Representation

  • Hourly Rate:  $425.00 per hour 
  • Initial Retainer: $5,000.00
  • I represent clients in cases generally valued at $50,000.00 or more.
  • During this process, I work with another litigation firm or consultant to strengthen our odds of success. This is different than working with a law firm where other attorneys within the same law firm review the case, because often I am working with the owner of another law firm to confirm legal steps and strategy rather than associates and it adds a fresh perspective from different jurisdictions within Texas or Nationally.
  • This plan has been successful for many clients, because I am able to leverage the ability of and talents of other successful law firms to ensure my clients succeed.
  • My law firm will take the following steps:
    • Define Jurisdiction
    • Review Facts
    • Determine Causes of Action
    • Create Effective Legal Strategy
    • Discuss strategy with a separate law firm or legal consultant
    • Get approval from client regarding legal strategy
    • Draft Demand Letter if Plaintiff
    • Draft Original Petition is representing the plaintiff
    • Draft Answer if representing the defendant 
    • Discuss Jury Trial vs. Bench Trial
    • Complete Service of Process if representing the plaintiff
    • Respond to any motions submitted
    • Prepare and go to any hearings
    • Discuss settlement
    • Request Discovery
    • Prepare for mandatory mediation
    • Prepare for trial with ongoing discovery 
    • Collections

Platinum Plan:

District Court Representation

  • Hourly Rate:  $600.00 per hour 
  • Initial Retainer: $5,000.00
  • I represent clients in cases generally valued at $200,000.00 or more.
  • During this process, I work with two litigation firms or one litigation firm and a consultant to strengthen our odds of success. This is different than working with a law firm where other attorneys within the same law firm review the case, because often I am working with the owner of another law firm to confirm legal steps and strategy rather than associates, and it adds a fresh perspective from different jurisdictions within Texas or Nationally.
  • This plan has been successful for many clients, because I am able to leverage the abilities and talents of other successful law firms or consultants to ensure my clients succeed.
  • My law firm will take the following steps:
    • Define Jurisdiction
    • Review Facts
    • Determine Causes of Action
    • Create Effective Legal Strategy
    • Discuss strategy with a separate law firm or legal consultant
    • Get approval from client regarding legal strategy
    • Draft Demand Letter if Plaintiff
    • Draft Original Petition is representing the plaintiff
    • Draft Answer if representing the defendant 
    • Discuss Jury Trial vs. Bench Trial
    • Complete Service of Process if representing the plaintiff
    • Respond to any motions submitted
    • Prepare and go to any hearings
    • Discuss settlement
    • Request Discovery
    • Prepare for mandatory mediation
    • Prepare for trial with ongoing discovery 
    • Collections

Initial Considerations

Litigation can be a risky endeavor for both families and businesses. In some cases it can take years to come to a resolution and this can be emotionally, physically, and financially draining.

 

For these reasons, I generally recommend taking preemptive measures prior to filing an original petition (Texas) or a complaint (Missouri). An original petition or a complaint initiates a lawsuit.

Preemptive Measures

Have you ever heard the saying, “what starts well, ends well?” This is generally true when it comes to keeping your family and business out of court and out of controversy as long as you are covering all of your bases in between. Here are the preemptive measures I propose initially to stay out of court and out of controversy.

 

  • Estate Planning: Develop a well thought out and comprehensive estate plan. Take your time to truly ensure your affairs are in order and meet with me on a regular basis to update your plan.
  • Business Law: Develop a well-thought-out and comprehensive business plan. Take time to truly ensure that you have selected the correct entity, are within compliance, are taking advantage of tax benefits, and are prepared in the event you are sued.

Why Choose JVP Law, PLLC as your Civil Litigation Law Firm Plano, TX

As a former combat platoon leader and company commander, planning and winning has been embedded into my DNA. No one can predict the outcome of a trial, but I can tell you that I will relentlessly fight for you, your family, and your business with every tool available to me. I keep my litigation case load low, so that I can ensure I am focused on and fully committed to developing and executing a successful strategy.

I Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

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