Jim Adler Wiki, Bio, Wife, Net Worth 2021, Facts & More

If you are subjected to some sort of bodily or psychological harm by another individual, there is a high chance that you will want to sue that person. If you are on the lookout for a good personal injury lawyer, Jim Alder would be a great choice.

Jim Adler is a Personal Injury Lawyer based in Texas, USA. He is famous for his advertisements, which earned him the name of “The Texas Hammer”. He has had a very successful legal career over the years.

Personal Bio

Full nameJim Alder
NicknameTexas Hammer
Date of birth23rd May 1943
Age78 (as of 2021)
Birth PlaceDallas, Texas, USA
ProfessionPersonal Injury Lawyer

Physical stats

Jim Adler leads a very healthy life. He follows a proper lifestyle like sleeping on time and abstaining from alcoholic beverages as much as he can. Neighbours often see him going out in the morning for jogs. It is estimated that his height is around 173 cm or 5’8’’. However, there are no proofs that can back up this estimation.


School St. Mark’s School of Texas
College/ University The University of Texas- School of Law
 State Bar of Texas- Oberlin College
Educational Qualifications Bachelor of Arts Degree
 The Juris Doctor Degree

After finishing his senior high school, Jim Adler actually joined the army. He found his passion for working in the legal stream from there. After he left the army, he got his Arts degree from the UT school of law.

At first, he worked for the Texas State Securities, for widowed women and investors who were scammed. It was only until later that he moved on to try the private practice.  He first tried to become an accident lawyer but lost his first case. After getting the Doctors degree from SBT, he moved to try becoming an injury lawyer.

Family & Wife

WifeDebora Adler
Number of children4
Eldest sonAttorney Bill Adler

Jim Adler got married to Debora Adler in 1983. He has 4 kids and a grandson. His eldest son Bill Alder works for him in the same law firm. In an interview, Jim Alder has said that he intends to give the firm to his grandkids

He also has an elder brother called Steve Alder with whom he had been close since they were young.


Jim Adler Career 

Jim Adler began his career as a lawyer in the early 1960s. He later moved on and opened his own law firm called Jim Alder and associations. His first client was from a road accident case. He lost it both due to his inexperience and because the client never made it to the court.

He started doing this when he changed into an injury lawyer. At first, he wasn’t getting any clients. But then he started advertising himself and before long cases started to flock to him. His firm got so busy that he had to hire more clerks and lawyers to work along with him.

He had a very successful career. From 1978 to 1981, he was also given the position of a hearing officer for the civilian health and medical program of the uniformed services (OCHAMPUS).

In 2002, he had gained enough fame and reputation so that he could make 4 more offices throughout Texas.


It was in 1977 when UD Supreme Court legalized attorneys to make use of advertisement marketing. Initially, a peer of his from Lawyers Marketing Service sends him a brochure and advised him to start advertising himself. He shrugs it off as unprofessional and leaves it lying in his drawer for more than six months.

He was later inspired by an old legal advertisement called “Box of Gold” and tried his own brandings. He hired more people into his office, employed a scriptwriter and started a partnership with a federal judge, Bob O’Connor.

It was then that he came up with the “Texas Hammer” advertisement idea, which soon became his trademark. In fact, his firm has a Spanish site called El Martillo Tejano which means “the Texas Hammer.”

The famous line from one of his 90s commercials is “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 hammer! I thought so haha”      

Office locations

Hid fame and reputation has bought Jim Alder a lot of money and many more business opportunities. He started expanding his business and by 2002 he had already built himself 4 different branches including the main headquarters. All the offices are located within Texas.

Office AddressDetails
Houston Law Office
1900 W Loop S 20th Floor, Houston, TX 77027
Phone: (877) 754-2179
Business Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Channelview Law Office
12605 East Fwy Suite 400, Houston, TX 77015
Phone: (877) 754-2179
Business Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED
Dallas Law Office
2711 N Haskell Ave. Suite 2500, Dallas, TX 75204
Phone: (877) 754-2179
Business Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
San Antonio Law Office
7330 San Pedro Ave Suite 700, San Antonio, TX 78216
Phone: (877) 754-2179
Business Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED

Jim Adler Net worth

Jim Alder works on a contingency fee basis, instead of hourly charges. He makes his clients sign a contingency agreement where they need to pay him only if he wins their case. If there are any settlement cases, he is entitled to receive 30% of the settlement money.  In addition, Jim Adler does not charge any retainer fee to his clients. He has the reputation of implementing a fair system for every client. That is the reason why people with personal injuries will flock to him increasing his overall net worth year.

Jim Adler has been making a lot of money throughout the years. He has a prolific reputation and an annual salary of 200,000 USD per year which keeps rising exponentially. Currently, his net income is 12 million USD, which includes all his liquid and fixed assets.

Net Worth in 202112 million USD
Net Worth in 202010 million USD
Net Worth in 20196 million USD
Main income sourceLaw Firm and Business

Some trivia and facts

  • He learnt Spanish in his high school years and is bilingual.
  • He has been active as a lawyer for 40 years now.
  • People often think that he is dead, when he is actually alive.
  • Jim Adler attends charities many times each year.
  • He took some acting lessons when he started the commercials.

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