Apr 3, 2016
When are attorney’s fees recoverable as part of a lawsuit?
Generally, Texas follows the “American Rule,” which means that litigants may recover attorney's fees only if specifically provided for by statute or contract. See, e.g., Epps v. Fowler, 351 S.W.3d 862, 865 (Tex.2011); see also Choice! Power, L.P. v. Feeley, No. 01-15-00821-CV, 2016 WL 4151041, at *8 (Tex. App.–Houston [1st Dist.] Aug. 4, 2016, no pet. h.).