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Erin Elisabeth Eckert

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Houston, TX

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About Erin

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My law practice is dedicated to providing clients with one on one communication and resolving legal disputes in the most timely and economical manner as possible. 

Licensed for 21 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2001
Updated 10/23/2022
State LA
Status Inactive
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/14/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Erin E. Eckert, Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 631494
Houston, TX, 77263

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Posted by DD | January 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disaster averted, outcome best possible!
Ms. Eckert was retained by our company after our client refused payment on the balance of materials ordered months earlier that were all on our 30-day accounts and no longer wanted to proceed with the project. Down payment had been received and paid to vendors to order material, and the client wanted to terminate the project when materials were scheduled to be delivered and the balance due in full. Unfortunately, we were operating without a contract and had trusted that all parties would honor their word. This was complicated issue involving a lesser- lessee build to suit situation, in which that relationship had dissolved and we found ourselves caught in the middle. Immediately after consultation and decision to hire, Ms. Eckert jumped in with both feet, demonstrating expertise regarding construction law as well as remarkable skill in navigating a very delicate situation where emotions ran high and the parties involved were no longer operating professionally. After helping us negotiate with our vendors to buy us time on balance due, she filed all necessary paperwork to protect our interests in a worst-case scenario situation. She then proceeded to negotiate with all parties to result in a best possible outcome for all involved while keeping our interests a top priority. She was able to execute an agreement that allowed all our outstanding balances to be paid in full without our accounts ever hitting 60 days past due. Our relationship with our vendors remained in good standing, and we were able to help the other parties resolve their interests with us in a way that was mutually beneficial for both of us. Her handling of all the communication with the other parties freed us up to continue the normal operations of our company. She was outstanding to work with in every way, and we will definitely hire her again if the need arises.
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Posted by Randy | January 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Happy Customer
Erin was fabulous! She was able to get our lawsuit settled for the amount we discussed from the first day we spoke. She is very professional, but stern when she needs to be. She took a no non-sense approach in negotiating with opposing counsel and it paid off. I would recommend her for any contraction law case I am involved in plus anyone that ask who I would recommend.
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Posted by Shannon | January 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Legal Services
Erin offered great recommendations and support through our legal process. She communicated thoroughly with realistic options that we were able to follow and complete to our full satisfaction.
Posted by Anthony | November 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire Erin for Home Construction Legal Issues
If reading this, you’re likely frustrated. What was supposed to be a fantastic “home experience” has now taken a turn for the worst! If your situation is anything similar to my family’s, you’re needing legal help for one of many possible construction issues. My situation was personally a new construction issue. It was a headache. Without being too specific, my spouse and I felt there should have been much more progress & honesty about the new build. Six months into our situation, we decide it’s best to part ways. We hired a lawyer who was kind, but frankly, was out of his wheelhouse and expertise. My spouse and I decided to find another lawyer that specialized in construction challenges. That’s where Erin came in. If you want direct advice – Erin is 10/10. Hire her and save yourself time & money! (Legal disputes have a way of lingering which will definitely cost you more money). As for a few more specifics about Erin – she’s knowledgeable, caring, and understands how to communicate with her clients and opposing lawyers. Erin will be blunt with you about your situation. Our contract was bad; she let us know it was bad. She also informed us that we should have hired a lawyer long ago. My spouse and I were too exhausted to get defensive – plus Erin was correct. Now the legal spout is behind us, and our only regret was not hiring Erin sooner.
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Posted by Rashmi | October 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer!
I contacted Erin around mid-morning to help review some contract language which had to be completed that very day and notarized and submitted before the evening. Despite her busy schedule, she understood the urgency and agreed to help. Erin was thorough, yet quick with the asked tasks. She reviewed the documents again after the other party’s lawyers made some changes and added language to protect her client. Thanks to her timely help, the contracts were able to be signed on time. Even though her work was complete, she took the time and followed up later in the afternoon to inquire if everything went well, and if I needed anything else. Erin is a wonderful lawyer who truly cares about her clients. Will definitely be using her services again!!
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Posted by Mary | August 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Erin Eckert Knows the Law
I hired Erin Eckert, a construction contracts attorney, to help me with a company that would not acknowledge I had canceled my bath remodeling contract via email and continued to send me invoices from their third-party financing company. Erin has deep knowledge of the law and right away could specify all the areas in which both this fraudster vendor and finance company were violating, charging me a 33 percent cancellation fee. She knew precisely what my rights were and what would stand up in court. She wrote an effective demand letter which resulted in my account being closed immediately with no charges. Not only is Erin extremely well-versed in construction contracts, she communicates well with her clients and calls to update them. She doesn't leave you wondering what's next and handles things in a timely manner. She is also fair and kind, sensitive to my tight budget and offering several things as a courtesy (no charge) to give me a break. I'd hire her again if I ever need a construction contracts lawyer. She's awesome!
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Posted by Michelle | July 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
My husband and I hired Erin for a contract dispute and I’m so happy we did! What I loved most about working with Erin was the fact that she is very down to earth and realistic. She made it very easy for us to understand exactly what would happen and how she will handle it. Also, Erin is not afraid of anything! Even when the other side and the judge tried to intimidate us she still continued to fight for what we deserved. We we’re so happy to have someone like her in our corner and be able to achieve the results we wanted. Thank you so much Erin!
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
Erin was hired by me to help with a contract dispute and I could not be more pleased with the outcome. Her command of the law is impressive in its own right but her ability to navigate you through a difficult situation with ease is what exceeded my expectations. She knows exactly what to say to the other side and how to deal with a difficult judge. This is what truly distinguishes an okay attorney to what Erin is. Additionally, Erin is extremely personable and real. Many times attorneys will throw out a bunch of legal jargon and expect us to just understand. That was never the situation with Erin. She always made sure I understood the how and why of each step of my case. Finally, and equally as important, Erin is a great communicator. Not once was I left wondering about the status of my case. She always reached out and kept me up to date during each stage of my case. Attorneys often enter peoples lives in their most stress filled moments and you will be thankful you chose Erin to help you during that time. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Misty | July 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch!
I would highly recommend Erin for your legal needs! I am exceptionally pleased with her professionalism, knowledge and communication skills. Erin explained everything to me in clear, concise terms, and she walked me through each step so that I have comfort in knowing what to expect next. She provided me with the confidence of knowing she had my best interest at heart and I definitely appreciated her hard work. Thank you Erin!
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Posted by Vincent Ramos | June 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just awesome.
We are contractors. Erin helped us recover payment from a customer that owed us a significant amount of money. She was highly efficient in dealing with the situation and got it resolved for us. I hope we don’t find ourselves in a situation like this again but from now she is our go to for any of your legal needs. Period.
Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fights Hard for what is Right
Erin did an excellent job representing us in a contractor dispute where the other party made it as difficult as possible. She was highly focused, knew the case backward and forward which all led to a successful end result.
Posted by Sarah | February 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, detailed oriented construction attorney!
Erin is an exceptional attorney. Her practice is exclusively construction based, so she is current on all the changes to the law. She wrote the contract between me and my general contractor for a major remodel, explained all the various steps to me, and generally did a wonderful job. Definitely hire her if you're doing any sort of construction work (either as the consumer or the builder).
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Posted by Mathias | November 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Collection agency issue resolved
We had a general contractor for rebuilding our house after having been flood by hurricane Harvey back in 2017. We recently received a letter from a collection agency, to recover money for a subcontractor that our contractor has not paid. We contacted Erin and she resolved the issue for us within not even 2 weeks. Thank you Erin for making this so easy for us.
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Posted by Nicole | November 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rock Star Attorney
Erin is a great attorney to work with. We had some major issues with a contractor and I'm happy to share that within a day of our first call, we had our matter solved. This is my first time working with a lawyer and not only was she patient and kind, we got a terrific outcome at the end of it!
Posted by Sheikh | November 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional attorney
Erin is an exceptional attorney - we had an issue with a contractor and she went above and beyond to help us solve this matter out within a matter of 24 hours. She is timely, professional, patient, honest, and knowledgeable. I only wish we had contacted her sooner - it would have saved us so much time and stress. We definitely will not hesitate to reach out to her again in the future.
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Posted by Eric | November 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional. (Period).
I chose to have Ms. Eckert represent me in a construction liability case with multiple defendants. I found Erin to be incredibly professional, knowledgeable, and thorough. She assessed the entire situation, zeroed in on my involvement, and explained my predicament in terms that I could comprehend. I appreciate that Erin was very direct with me and able to instantly relieve my anxiety concerning the whole legal matter. Erin takes no 'bull****' from anyone! When progress stalled on multiple occasions, due to others, she stepped up and worked diligently on my behalf to resolve several issues in order to get the ball rolling again. Throughout the process, I felt that Erin was my advocate and had my back. The stress relief she provided, yet did not bill for, was priceless. Erin maintained regular communication and was incredibly easy to work with. While avoiding a lengthy trial, she was able to settle the lawsuit in terms which were more than agreeable with me. I would highly recommend the quality and affordable legal services provided by Ms. Eckert and I would not hesitate to utilize her services again.
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Posted by James | August 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
JNL plumbing Inc.
Erin has always been great for our business. Very professional and timely. She’s firm with our clients but also respectful to not loose them as customers. We highly recommend her services.
Posted by Dave | August 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got me my money
I contracted with Erin to help me get paid on a job where I was a subcontractor and it looked like the contractor was on the verge of bankruptcy. She stuck it out and made sure that I got paid. Way to go Erin! I would definitely use her services again and recommend her to others.
Posted by Kimberly | August 5, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professionally Awesome
I was initially referred to Ms. Eckert by another Attorney. Ms. Eckert answered my first phone call (rare from my experiences) and she provided invaluable information, assistance and advice. After spending more time evaluating the information I sent her, and discussing my case, she told me exactly when she would get back to me and she did exactly that. I could tell by her recommendations to me that she had spent a lot of time researching my case and evaluating the issues. Her consultation and recommendations to me were invaluable. Also noteworthy was that prior to calling her, I reviewed her information and standing with the Texas Bar Association and all was good. I also saw she had posted that she doesn’t work weekends, yet despite this, she called me and we discussed my case at great length over the weekend. I absolutely recommend Ms. Eckert and would not hesitate to hire or consult with her in the future if need be.
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Posted by Carl | July 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney I have worked with
I hired Erin as my attorney to help me with a construction issue with my new home builder. Erin was quick to respond, which meant so much to me as I was under a tight timeline. It was terrific to work together on this issue. Erin took the time to listen and fully understand my situation. She quickly reviewed my contract and let me know my options. I learned so much from her, and I could tell that she cared about me and my situation. She helped me resolve my issue. I won’t ever enter a contract without running it by her first. When I start my pool and landscaping projects, I will work with her to ensure I’m protected. I had such a great experience with her, in a very stressful time for me. I highly recommend Erin. Carl E. Bayer, Kyle, TX
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Erin E. Eckert
  • 2016 - Present
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Jyoti Americas, LLC
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Corporate Counsel
  • FSE Energy
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Petersen-Dean, Inc.
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Attorney at Law
  • Private Law Firm Practice
  • 2002 - 2009
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Education

  • Texas Southern University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2001
  • University of Texas System, San Antonio
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Lawyers Group
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2022
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2018
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Contract Law
  • Texas Southern University
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • Tarrant County Bar Association Webinar
  • Changes to Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code Governing Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Liens (M&M Liens)
  • 2021
  • Consumer Law Disaster Kit
  • Navigating Home Repairs After A Disaster
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (13)
Endorse Erin
Construction and development Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Eckert is one of the good ones. She is diligent, knowledgeable and invested in every task she performs. She will work tirelessly to make sure that those she represents will always get the best possible result. If you are in need of someone that can and will get results for you in the areas of construction, contracts and consumer rights--look no further. Ms. Eckert is the last new attorney you will ever need."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Erin as a colleague for several years. During that time, I found her to be a very hard working and aggressive attorney who always looked out for her client's best interests. Erin was always very easy to work with, and she would be a true advocate for any client. I would highly recommend Erin."
Construction and development Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Erin is not only one of the most down to earth, pragmatic, and talented lawyers in her field, she cares deeply about her clients and advocates for them fiercely and professionally. Having seen her work, I refer clients to her consistently."
Construction and development Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Erin is very knowledgeable about construction law. She is very prompt about responding back to you. I would definitely contact her regarding a construction issue."
Construction and development Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know and value Erin for her high intellect and how she halps and advises other lawyers. I know clients will find her manner comforting and authoritative."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin has an incredible wealth of real estate and construction litigation knowledge. I've had the pleasure of discussing such litigation matters with her on multiple occasions and she always guides me in the right direction. I have, and will continue to, refer Harris County Real Estate litigation matters to Erin or anyone she recommends. I trust her."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Erin and I worked on a mechanic's lien litigation case together. She has a mastery of the subject matter, is easy to work with, and responds quickly to questions or comments. I recommend anyone with a real estate litigation matter to use her services!"
Construction and development Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Erin Eckert is one of the hardest working attorneys in the state. She is, quite simply, THE go-to resource for Construction Law matters. No one is more familiar with these issues. She is a credit to the bar and a wonderful asset to all of her clients. I couldn't endorse Erin Eckert highly enough."
Construction and development Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Erin is my go to first call for construction cases. She is knowledgeable in this and other fields. She is the master of Mechanic's & Materialmen's Liens. If you need a Houston attorney in this area, look no further than Erin."
Construction and development Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had a case against Erin several years ago. She represented a property owner who was designated as a responsible third party by a defendant. Erin was very practical and not at all a time-waster, so we were able to work together cooperatively to resolve the case."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an excellent in-house counsel committed to protecting her company's interest."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Erin since law school and I have always known her to be hardworking and intelligent. She cares deeply about doing good work for her clients. I strongly endorse Erin."
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