Hays & Martin, L.L.P. v. Ubinas-Brache, M.D – Case Brief Summary (Texas)

In Hays & Martin, L.L.P. v. Ubinas-Brache, M.D., 192 S.W.3d 631, 636 (Tex. App.-Dallas 2006, pet. denied), the Court affirmed an award of attorney's fees where the evidence did not include evidence of the number of hours spent working on the case. Hays & Martin L.L.P., 192 S.W.3d at 637.

The attorney testified as to his hourly rate and that of another partner who worked on the case.

He testified that the case was procedurally complicated and specified some of the work involved including numerous discovery motions, responses to jurisdictional motions, and a continuance. Id.

The Court concluded that the factfinder had evidence upon which to determine the reasonableness and necessity of the attorney's fees. Id.