who we are
The Fleming-Bruce Law Firm, P.L.L.C. ("FB") is a Texas-based law firm that provides legal advice and representation to individuals and business clients throughout the State of Texas. We pride ourselves in providing efficient, effective, and accurate legal services. Whether the client is an individual or a business, the quality of our legal work is of paramount importance. Getting the job done is priority. We offer our clients outstanding services in a wide range of areas, including bankruptcy, personal injury, criminal defense, corporate law, wills, estate planning, probate law, and family law.
What distinguishes us from other law firms is that we present our clients with the best of both worlds: big firm experience along with small firm creativity and individual attention. Clients can rely on us to be approachable, responsive, efficient, and effective. Please contact us today for further information about our firm and how we can help you.
FB was founded upon the belief that we could make significant contributions to our community. One of FB's primary goals is to make legal and professional experience accessible to those small and emerging organizations. Our firm takes seriously our ethical obligations to our clients. We avoid conflicts of interests. For legal matters that we do not handle, we refer to attorneys and firms who practice in those specialties.Five attributes describe our service to our clients: (1) a quality product; (2) timely delivery; (3) continuity of service; (4) loyalty; and (5) honest, independent advice. Our firm strives to deliver services that solve our clients' problems on their time schedule.
We have a common concern with our clients regarding issues relating to cost and efficiency of the legal services we provide. As a result, we are extremely flexible in our pricing arrangements. While typically we use the billing rate method, we are open to other billing options, such as maximum price billing. Our goal is to get the results our clients want in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible. We let our clients and the legal project at hand, not tradition, be the guide in determining the pricing structure.We tend to charge less than what a "large, institutional firm" charges per hour. Frequently, we utilize paralegals whose rates are substantially less than the attorneys. Some legal matters can be quoted on a fixed-fee basis. Where possible, we give a fixed-fee quote for legal matters having a defined scope. Where the matter may have more variables influencing the length or complexity, the fee itself must be based on the amount of time it involves to accomplish the goal. Many of our personal services for families and individuals are priced on a project basis. We typically charge a retainer for new clients.
Areas of Practice
FB is a debt-relief law firm, and we assist individuals in filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. We also assist small businesses in filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcies
» Civil Litigation
FB provides legal services to individuals in litigation matters involving personal injury, probate, real estate, landlord and tenant, general contracts, lending transactions, and deceptive trade practices. FB provides litigation services to businesses that involve employment litigation, prevention and defense.
» Corporate Law
FB provides legal services to small and large organizations. We assists individuals and businesses in the purchase and sale of businesses and the forming of new companies.
» Criminal Law
FB provides legal services to individuals in all criminal matters, including juvenile, drugs, DWI, DUI, assaults, sex crimes, felonies, expunge records on misdemeanors, non-disclosures, and murder.
» Family Law
FB provides legal services to individuals in divorce, child custody, child support, modification, and other related matters. Also, we assist in the planning, preparation, and execution of premarital, post-marital, and other property agreements.
» Personal Injury
FB provides legal services to individuals that have been involved in auto accidents, 18 wheeler accidents and slip and falls.
» Real Estate Law
FB provides a full range of real estate and lending services in commercial transactions. Services include the (1) negotiation of contracts related to the acquisition, sale, development, construction, or management of real property, (2) review title and survey, and (3) drafting of deeds, contracts, security documents, and other transactional documents.
» Wills and Probate
FB also provides representation to individuals and/or businesses in probate matters. FB assists people in the preparation of their wills, medical power of attorneys, statutory power of attorneys, physician directives and revocable trusts.
» Other Legal Needs Not Listed: contact one of the FB offices.
*** Unless otherwise indicated, please note that our attorneys are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
About the Attorneys
La Shon Y. Fleming-Bruce
Below is a synopsis of the background for La Shon Y. Fleming-Bruce of The Fleming-Bruce Law Firm, P.L.L.C. set forth below:
La Shon Y. Fleming-Bruce is a founder and managing member of FB, and she practices in the areas of bankruptcy, personal injury, corporate, litigation, probate, criminal, and family law. From 1999 to 2002, Mrs. Fleming-Bruce was an associate at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, L.L.P., where she practiced in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, finance, real estate, and securities.
Prior to becoming the managing member of FB, Mrs. Fleming-Bruce was the managing member of Fleming & Johnson, P.L.L.C. from 2003 to 2007 and also a member of the Texas Bar College. There she practiced in the areas of bankruptcy, personal injury, real estate arbitration, criminal and family law. From 2000 to 2003, Mrs. Fleming-Bruce sat on the board of directors of New Beginnings Career Development, a not-for-profit company.
Mrs. Fleming-Bruce currently teaches Legal Environment of Business and Business Law at the University of Phoenix. Mrs. Fleming-Bruce is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is a member of the Litigation and Bankruptcy sections. Also, Mrs. Fleming-Bruce is licensed to practice in the Southern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas, and the Northern District of Texas.
In 1995, Mrs. Fleming-Bruce earned a B.A. degree in English and a B.A. degree in Political Science, both with cum laude distinction, from Houston Baptist University. She then earned her Juris Doctorate (J.D.), with cum laude distinction, from St. Mary's University School of Law in 1998. Subsequently, Mrs. Fleming-Bruce earned her Master of Laws (in corporation law) from New York University School of Law in 1999. Mrs. Fleming-Bruce became licensed to practice law in the State of Texas in 1998.
THE FLEMING-BRUCE LAW FIRM, P.L.L.C.
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12777 JONES ROAD, SUITE 110
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