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  1. Tax: 50%
    17 years, 240 cases
  2. Elder Law: 30%
    15 years, 26 cases
  3. Constitutional: 10%
    17 years, 82 cases
  4. Estate Planning: 10%
    16 years, 47 cases

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  • Kayla Renay Maxey Wimberley

    I was privileged to take Mr. James' Elder Law class while in Law School and was blown away by the knowledge, sincerity, and overall genuineness of Mr. James. He has a passion beyond words for what he does and for those that he helps.


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Contact info

1802 Hartford Ave., Ste. 108C
Lubbock, TX, 79409-0004

1802 Hartford Ave., Suite 108C
Lubbock, TX, 79409-0004

Vaughn E. James, Esq.

P.O. Box 94614
Lubbock, TX, 79493-4614

Vaughn E. James, Esq.

40 Allison Avenue
Newburgh, NY, 12550



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200510/19/2015
NYCurrently registered 199903/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lifetime Achievement AwardFAME Dominica2008
Pro Bono CollegeTexas State Bar2008
Heritage Legend AwardUniversity of the West Indies2007
Pro Bono AwardLegal Aid of NorthWest Texas2006
Order of the CoifOrder of the Coif2001
Order of BarristersOrder of Barristers1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Professor and Director, Tax ClinicTexas Tech University School of Law2001 - Present
Attorney and Counselor at LawVaughn E. James, Esq.2000 - Present
Visiting Assistant ProfessorSyracuse Univsersity College of Law2000 - 2001
Judicial ClerkNew York State Court of Appeals1998 - 2000
Religious Liberty DirectorNew York Conference of Seventh-day Adventists1998 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2007
National Bar Association -- Law and Religion SectionTreasurer2006 - 2007
Lubbock County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Amacom Books publicationThe Alzheimer's Advisor: A Caregiver's Guide to the Tough Legal and Practical Issues2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University at Albany -- State University of New YorkFinanceMBA1993
Andrews UniversityTheologyMaster of Divinity1991
University of the Virgin IslandsBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AALS 2009 Annual MeetingPulpit Freedom?: On Taxes, Elections, and Religious Freedom2009
Pacific Union Attorneys' ConferenceThe Intersection of Law and Religion2008
NARLA Religious Freedom ConferenceLaw and Religion in a Time of Social and Political Turmoil2008
Midland Foundation Estate Planning Update, 2008Alzheimer's Disease: Caring for the Caregivers2008
Knoxville Estate Planning Council Monthly MeetingIt's Alzheimer's: Time to Plan2008
International Taxation SeminarInternational Taxation in the Caribbean Context2008
International Religious Liberty Association Annual Meeting, Bucharest, RomaniaHate Speach Versus Religious Freedom: Finding the Balance2008
Compton, California, Religious Freedom DaySomebody Should Take a Stand!2008
World Congress on Religious Freedom, Cape Town, South AfricaFrom Intolerance to Freedom2007
Midland Estate Planning Council Monthly MeetingEstate Planning with an Alzheimer's Orientation2007