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James F. Gillen, Jr. founded his first firm in 2005 with the goal of providing excellent legal service to both individuals and small businesses. However, in 2014 the Law offices of William Douglas Bineham and Gillen & Associates have solidified merger terms and will now be called Bineham & Gillen.  The firm principals, William, “Doug” Bineham and James F. Gillen, Jr. announced last week that they will bring their firms together at 8632 North Fredericksburg Road near the intersection of Wurzbach and Fredericksburg. Bineham & Gillen, pllc handles a wide variety of family law cases including divorce, custody, child support collection, enforcement and modification of child support and visitation. In addition, Bineham & Gillen also handles criminal cases ranging from the most serious felonies to traffic tickets.



James F. Gillen, Jr. has helped numerous clients achieve their desired legal outcomes. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he practiced as a Registered Nurse for several years at most of the local Hospitals in the San Antonio area as well as serving in the United State Marine Corps. During his nursing career he developed good instincts and a deep understanding of human nature which assists him greatly in his legal practice. During his tenure as an attorney, he has developed a network of attorneys that can assist individuals in almost every area of the law. Mr. Gillen currently is a member of the San Antonio Bar Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association as well a District Courts Committee member. Furthermore, Mr. Gillen as well as the attorneys associated with his firm focus on four areas with regard to client relations:


  • Confidence: We want you to have confidence knowing that an aggressive, knowledgeable, and experienced San Antonio lawyer is speaking for you and fighting for your rights.

  • Personal Attention: We want you to know that your case is important to us because a licensed San Antonio lawyer will be personally handling your case, not a paralegal or secretary.  We will never keep you in the dark and we will always be available for questions.  We pride ourselves on great communication with our clients.

  • Understanding: We understand that no two cases are alike and every client’s case is unique with its own facts. As such, we will listen and answer all of your questions, discuss your options, and guide you through your case.  You can depend on us to get you through this very difficult time in your life with both compassion as well as understanding.

  • Immediate Assistance: We believe that all cases need to be handled with expedience. In criminal cases a great defense is an early defense and the same can be said in many areas of the law.  Memories fade, evidence is lost, and witnesses disappear, therefore, time can be your enemy in many cases.  We don’t want this to happen to your case and work hard to move your case to a desirable conclusion.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    9 years
  2. Child Custody: 30%
    9 years
  3. Child Support: 20%
    9 years
  4. Probate: 10%
    9 years
  5. Adoption: 10%
    9 years



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Contact info

8632 Fredericksburg Road
Suite 208
San Antonio, TX, 78240

8632 Fredericksburg Road; Ste. 208
San Antonio, TX, 78240



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200510/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Angel WingsChild Custody Solutions, Inc.2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyBineham & Gillen, PLLC2014 - Present
PresidentGillen & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC2009 - 2013
PartnerGillen & Carbajal, Attorneys at Law2006 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hispanic Law Alumni AssociationBoard Member2010 - Present
Center for Family RelationsBoard Member2010 - Present
San Antoinio Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
San Antonio Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
San Antonio Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2006 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioNursingBS - Bachelor of Science1997
University of Texas System, San AntonioPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Case Management Society of South TexasWhat you need to know about EMTALA2007