General Civil Litigation
The attorneys of Boyd Boyd & Giddens handle a wide variety of general civil litigation matters in East Texas and throughout Texas, including personal injury defense, insurance defense, commercial transactions, premises liability and product liability cases.
Insurance Coverage and Defense
Boyd Boyd & Giddens has a significant insurance practice involving the representation of insurers and their insureds in a variety of matters. The firm provides coverage advice and representation in coverage litigation, including bad faith claims and extra-contractual liability issues. Our attorneys have years of experience representing insurers in all manner of casualty and property disputes, from the common to the complex. The firm has long and close business relationships with its insurance clients.
Among the many types of insurance matters we regularly handle are:
Paul Boyd is now available to mediate cases, offering either partial or full day sessions. Our office has several private, comfortable spaces to communicate with your clients and participate in the mediation process. Paul’s temperament, integrity, and nearly 40 years of experience in litigating a variety of civil matters assure that the mediation will be handled in a professional, insightful, and impartial manner.
Estate Planning, Probate and Guardianships
Regardless of whether one has a large or small estate, it is important to make effective plans to transfer those assets to the people or charities desired in the most seamless way possible under Texas law. The cost of probate in Texas is not excessive compared to some other states, but the failure to make an estate plan can be costly and time consuming. Upon death, legal help will be necessary to probate a will and properly distribute assets, or if there is no will, to pursue the appropriate legal means to determine heirship.
If minor children or disabled family members are involved, special planning must be made for their care. In some situations it may be necessary to create trusts as a vehicle to provide that support and to address a loved one’s particular circumstances, being mindful of government benefits they may be receiving.
As parents age and as special needs children reach adulthood, a guardianship may be in order to manage their medical and personal care and their assets.
The attorneys of Boyd Boyd & Giddens are able to help with the legal aspects of all of these matters and may be able to recommend other resources to assist clients in what can be a very stressful time.
Boyd Boyd & Giddens is an experienced firm in the area of Homeowners Association transactions and litigation. Attorneys in the firm have represented both members and Homeowners Associations related to the enforcement of governing instruments, assessments and drafting of governing instruments.