About the Firm
About Ali A. Akhtar
I’ve been a full-time practicing lawyer in Austin and Central Texas since 2000. I founded the Akhtar Law Firm in order to focus on doing what I love best: representing individuals and small and medium-sized businesses in Texas.
I was born in Wisconsin, and grew up in small towns in Kentucky and Kansas. I graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science, cum laude (high honors), in Mathematics in 1995. I then graduated from the University of Michigan Law School (consistently ranked one of the Top 10 law schools in the country) in 1999. I’ve done legal internships in both Houston and Dallas, but ultimately settled in our state capital, the beautiful city of Austin.
I have a lovely wife and three sons, and enjoy playing competitive tennis (always looking for new practice partners), watching college basketball (lifelong Kansas Jayhawks fan), writing, participating in interfaith activities (delegate of Interfaith Action of Central Texas), and participating as a parent in Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts activities.
Our Philosophy to You
My years of career experience have helped me to develop a very strong philosophy towards client service and legal practice. Here are the promises I do make and don't make, to you:
I DO keep clients informed about the strategy, progress, and major details of their cases, which means promptly returning calls and e-mails.
I DON'T make major decisions about my clients' cases without first consulting them and allowing them to be active participants.
I DO aggressively seek the results my clients want, but also give them my honest recommendations, and make sure they understand the strengths and weaknesses of their case.
I DON'T try to promise my clients more than I can actually deliver. When I recommend a settlement or compromise, it is because my trial experience tells me it is in my client's best interests.
I DON'T spend on a huge advertising budget; you will not see me on television commercials or billboards. I am not interested in collecting a huge volume of cases and trying to settle them as quickly as possible in order to keep "cash flow."
I DO personally handle each and every case; I like to give great attention to detail to each of my clients' cases, and for that reason, I keep careful control over the growth of my caseload and number of clients.
I DO top-quality legal work and charge a fair price. If it is an accident or injury case, there is no fee unless and until I get a recovery for you. If it is legal work I can do on a flat fee, I will offer that option so that my client knows what the total bill will be from the start. If it is an hourly billable case, I charge a competitive rate that is affordable but consistent with my level of experience.
I DON'T charge the highest flat fee possible for the least amount of work. On hourly rate cases, I do not "pad" the bill and inflate my time. By the end of the case, my clients are happy to pay for the service they've received.
If this sounds like the kind of attorney-client relationship you've been looking for, please contact me. I look forward to hearing how I can help you!
Ali A. Akhtar
The Akhtar Law Firm
7500 Rialto Boulevard
Building I, Suite 250
Austin, Texas 78735
(512) 879-1935 - Telephone
(512) 879-9081 - Facsimile
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* Office meetings by appointment only.
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