Texas Lemon Law Filing Fee and Attorney Fees
If you have opted to pursue your Texas Lemon Law case on your own without an attorney through the Texas Department of Motor Vehicle program, then please be aware that there is a filing fee involved. The filing fee is currently $35, but is refundable if you win your case.
In comparison, most Texas Lemon Law attorneys and their offices usually will NOT charge you for legal services. Specifically, my office files under laws that requires the vehicle manufacturers to pay for my attorney fees under the attorney fee shifting provision.
Alternatively, some attorneys may take your case on a fee contingency, meaning that they will get paid only if they win or settle your case. If no settlement is procured, then you will not owe the attorney any amounts. Check with your attorney, as each attorney operate differently. Remember to always read the engagement letter or retainer agreement very carefully.