As a prosecutor for nine years, I dealt with several homicide cases, including intoxication manslaughter and capital murder.  I know how devastating the loss of a loved one can be, and I recognize the difficulty of the grieving process. While the most important thing it to take care of your family first, it is also important to contact an attorney.

Money damages will never be an adequate remedy for the loss of someone’s life, but unfortunately it is all that is allowed under the law.   In Texas, you are allowed to recover damages in the following categories:

  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Value of the services provided
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of love and companionship
  • Loss of inheritance

Whether your loved one was killed by a drunk driver, commercial truck wreck, workplace incident, or some other type of situation, it is important to speak with an attorney.  My experience on both the criminal and civil side of cases makes me uniquely qualified to best help your family.

Contact Fortenberry Firm

Contact the Fortenberry Firm today so that we can help ensure you are compensated for your losses.  There are no out-of-pocket expenses for any client. If you or a loved one has been injured, let us discuss how we can help you, initial consultations are entirely free.



In 2015, Zeke Fortenberry was the lead attorney in a case where a two-year-old toddler was murdered.  The case resulted in the perpetrator being convicted and sentenced to life without parole. Zeke worked with the family for several months to keep the informed about the process, and help their voices be heard at trial.  For more information on this case, click here