Jim Adler, who grew up in Dallas, has been a personal injury lawyer for over 40 years. He is the founder of the Houston law firm Jim S. Adler & Associates and appears in television ads in Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio.
Jim Adler has handled lawsuits involving auto accidents, trucking accidents, offshore accidents, Jones Act cases, refinery accidents, construction injuries, burn injuries, brain injuries, on-the-job accidents, slip-and-fall cases, railroad accidents, electrical accidents and many other types of personal injury.
Jim Adler has been hammering for victims of personal injuries for over 40 years and thus his name is “The Texas Hammer”. He has been vocal against big corporations and big insurance companies which have tried to deny the rights of people suffering from personal injury.
About Jim Adler from Jim Adler
I started out doing law enforcement work for the Texas State Securities Board, representing widowed women and unsophisticated investors who’d gotten fleeced of their life savings by sharp promoters in shaky gold deals and oil-and-gas deals.
Then, in 1973, I went into private practice. I was doing divorces, I was doing bankruptcies, I was doing personal-injury work—anything where I could service the little person.
The first car wreck case I tried was a rear-end collision case, and I tried it to a jury. Unfortunately, I lost—that was a humbling experience. I guess the jury believed the truck driver. My client couldn’t make it to court on time; maybe that was part of the reason the jury took it out on him. Usually a rear-end collision is eminently winnable.
Jim Adler Family and Early Life
Jim was and grew up in Texas on a farm. He reportedly told his mother when he was 4 that when he grew up he wanted to work with his mind rather than his hands.
His mother ensured he learned Spanish early on, as she believed it was super important for him to be bilingual.
When he was 18 years old he enlisted in the army so that he could afford education. Jim Adler served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy and was appointed a judge for the Office of Civilian Health and Medical Programs United Services. He then launched his law practice in Houston.
Jim Adler Son & Marriage :
As of 2017, he has been married for over 38 years. Through his wife he has 4 children, and then 5 grandchildren.
His eldest son, Bill, works within in his law firm, and he has stated that he hopes to live his legal empire to his grandchildren.
Jim Adler Professional Life :
Prior to opening his own legal firm, he has joined the United States Army. Through the army, he became a lawyer, and he went on to work for the Legal Division in both the US Army and Navy for over 10 years.
He launched his law firm “Jim Adler & Associates” in 1973 without any help in Houston. Today, Jim Adler & Associates has offices located in
Houston’s Uptown/Galleria area, Channelview, Dallas, and San Antonio, with more than 20 attorneys and 250 legal support staff.
Jim Adler The Texas Hammer Commercials
Unlike many lawyers in the city, Jim Adler is quite famous thanks to his media appearances and tough-talking TV ads.
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“Greedy Insurance company will target you for a reduced payment. I’ll target them to get you back every penny possible. I am Jim Adler -the Texas Hammer. Call now 713-777-4000” he says on this add with a fearsome voice.
“It ain’t pretty when you face a bad truck wreck. Greedy insurance companies play dirty. Bring it on. I’m Jim Adler, The Texas Hammer! Go at them with Jim Adler, the tough, smart lawyer that knows how to beat them at their own game. I stand tough and carry a big big hammer! I thought so haha” he says as a speeding truck stops right before him.
Jim is a family man and his contribution towards children can be set as an example for many.
In 2009, former Houston Mayor Bill White appointed Jim Adler to the Board of Directors of the Joint City/County Commission on Children, recognizing his lifelong devotion to helping children.