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What Does a Public Client Attorney Do?

If you have heard the term public client attorney, you may be wondering what that position entails.

A public client attorney is a lawyer whose clients are public entities—such as state and local governments. Public client attorneys protect the legal interests of government entities, school districts, tribes and more. These highly specialized attorneys help clients defend the general public from the whims of powerful corporations and other relevant actors.

The Fees Associated with a Public Client Attorney

There are different fees associated with being represented by a public client attorney. Some lawyers charge hourly rates, while other lawyers might work on a contingency fee basis—being paid a pre-set percentage of your settlement only after the case has been won.

When you hire a lawyer, an agreement will detail the costs and how they will be paid. It will also specify what the attorney will do for you. As an example, if you need legal representation for a case concerning consumer fraud, focus on finding a lawyer who can walk you through how fraud cases work—and help you prepare for upcoming legal action.

What Does a Lawyer Do?

Lawyers must get the proper education and pass the state bar exam to be allowed to practice law. After receiving their bachelor’s degree, they must attend law school. A public client attorney primarily represents his or her clients in cases involving unsafe, unfair or deceptive business practices that negatively impact the public interest. The purpose of this litigation is to acquire financial recoveries and relief to aid those afflicted—and deter future illicit activities from other parties.


Attorneys are known to have strong negotiation skills, so they can often help you reach a positive outcome for your public case. By connecting with a practiced public client lawyer, you can gain more insight into their depth of experience with similar cases—and decide whether they’re the best fit to represent the public you serve. 

Consult with a Texas Attorney

If you find yourself entangled in a public lawsuit, you should consult with a Texas lawyer who specializes in the field of your pending legal matters. It’s best to schedule a free case review with a lawyer so you can ensure a strong defense.

The law firm of Fears Nachawati has helped multiple public clients across a range of disciplines, and we are standing by and ready to assist you in your time of need.

Contact us today for a free legal consultation by calling (866) 705-7584, or visit one of our offices located throughout the great state of Texas, including in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Austin.