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James Hill Wilson Jr.

Divorce and separation Attorney at Glen Allen, VA

4.9   34 reviews
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  • Licensed for 36 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    40%
    James H. Wilson, Jr., has represented both debtors and creditors in the bankruptcy court, including filing chapter 7 and chapter 13 cases for individual consumer debtors, claiming exemptions, preparing first and modified chapter 13 plans, attending meetings of creditors and plan confirmation hearings, representation in Motions for Relief from Stay and adversary proceedings for either debtors or creditors, defending debtors against motions and objections, and trying cases in court before a judge.

    29 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    40%
    James H. Wilson, Jr., has assisted clients with all aspects of marriage, separation and divorce, including preparing prenuptial agreements, challenging the validity of a marriage, preparing and negotiating separation agreements, representing clients in mediation, filing and documenting uncontested divorces, filing contested divorces and annulments, attending pretrial settlement conferences, and trying contested divorce cases in court before a judge.

    29 years

  3. Probate
    15%
    James H. Wilson, Jr., has assisted personal representatives, both administrators and executors with the probate process, or those with an interest in an estate in obtaining what they are justly due.

    29 years

  4. Trusts
    4%
    James H. Wilson, Jr., assists clients with the interpretation and enforcement of trusts, including trust administration and trust litigation to settle disputes involving trusts.

    29 years

  5. Wills and living wills
    1%
    James H. Wilson, Jr., prepare wills, powers of attorney, living wills and testamentary trusts for testators, and assists those in interpreting wills and trusts.

    29 years

HELPS WITH BANKRUPTCY, DIVORCE OR ESTATE MATTERS IN GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA...

I am blessed with a beautiful family and consider myself to be privileged to be able to practice law as a solo practicioner with my own private practice, drawing clients from all walks of life.  I have learned more from my clients than I ever expected simply by talking with them during the course of representation and when we have had the opportunity while waiting for court or a hearing to start.  One of the most rewarding aspects of my practice has been gaining a greater understanding of each client's particular situation and their legal goals and values.

 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family travelling, hiking, and sailing. 

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Top Contributor 2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2021 2020 2019 + 6 ...
Client's Choice 2016,2012
Client's Choice
2016 2012

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Location

James H. Wilson, Jr., Attorney At Law
By appt. only:
4860 Cox Road, Suite 200
Glen Allen, VA, 23060

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  34 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
We needed to find a lawyer to help with an estate. We ended up needing him for more including defending against a lawsuit and wring a will. Jim was excellent. He provided all the information needed and guided us through this complicated area that was foreign to us. I can't imaging how we would have made it through all of this without him.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Nice convesation
Very informative, he helped me understand what I didn't know, and gave me great information that points me in the direction I need to go.
Posted by Christopher | August 23, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Superb Consultation
Jim is sharp and knowledgeable. His consultation led me to fully understand my rights and help me with a clear path forward. Thank you.
Posted by Steve Gilnett | December 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Mr. Wilson.
I just want to say thanks again. Your knowledge and perseverance led us to a successful bankruptcy ordeal. We could not have maintained our home without your guidance. 5 years is a long time but you hung in there with us. Thanks again. Steve Gilnett, a very satisfied customer. !!
Response from James Wilson December 4, 2021
Thanks again, Steve, for the opportunity to represent you!
Posted by John | January 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Bankruptcy Attorney
James is very responsive and knowledgeable. He handled my matter effectively, efficiently and very professionally. I would recommend him to anyone seeking an attorney in Virginia.
Posted by Laura | May 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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Jim Wilson was magnificent at our recent trial. He was exceptional, knowledgeable and brilliant. His actions at the trial were superb. I’m so grateful to have Jim represent me. He was outstanding!
Posted by Paul | August 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch lawyer!
Jim was always available for the court hearings. He was always available to answer my questions about my case. Jim has a very likeable and friendly personality. I commend Jim for his earnest and professional representation of me.
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Intelligent professional efficient compassionate friendly
I had an unusual divorce case. I had been contesting fault grounds pro se for almost a year. Did one 15 minute hearing pro se and when final trial date was confirmed I decided to hire a capable attorney. I got introduced to Mr. Wilson through avvo.com. His Reviews were great. I talked to him on the phone and briefed him about my case. I was looking for an attorney who could continue the flow of my case the way I had been moving it. my worse fear was getting dinged by the lawyer on many aspects. It's hard to know the extent of damage you may have caused by not hiring a lawyer on time. I immediately realized that Mr. Wilson was exactly the kind of lawyer I was looking for. He was very easy going. He heard my story and understood how I wanted to proceed. He gave no false assurances. Which is very important. Every time an action or reaction was warranted he would make me aware of its risks, benefits and legal costs so there were never any surprises. I always got to take an informed decision. he filed all exhibits and documents on time. he deposed my ex wife in his office and that became a turning point in this case. Mr. Wilson revealed his true colors during the deposition and unveiled my ex wife's true motives for pursuing fault grounds. To make the long story the deposition marked the begining of the disintegration of the opposite party's morale. She had to get a reality check, which perhaps didn't come from her own lawyer but Mr. Wilson did assist her in opening her eyes. Ultimately she came to a settlement agreement with me before the trial and dropped her fault grounds. Eventhough there wasn't much to be distributed equitably but my financial damage could have been significantly higher with out Mr. Wilson's help.
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Posted by Dawn | December 30, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Donl't Waste your Time with the Others - He is the best - Call him first
I spent two days calling lawyers for advice on a life crisis I was dealing with and needed fast advice. Mr. Wilson returned my call in a reasonable time and I was so pleased with his assistance. He didn't rush me off the phone, told me all my different options, spent the time to send me information, was very personable and spoke to me in laymen's terms I could understand. His rates are reasonable and this was the best lawyer experience I have ever had in my life. Genuinely nice person who seems to care. I plan on hiring him and recommend him to anyone needing a lawyer.
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Posted by Jason W. | July 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great Attorney and Ally
I hired Jim to represent me during one oft he most trying and difficult times of my life; when a job loss and eventual career change led me to have to declare bankruptcy. The process of bankruptcy was daunting and it kept me up nights. I stumbled across Jim's information by searching for local attorneys who specialized in financial services and offered free consultations. I met him at his office one afternoon and, much to my surprise. didn't have to wait around to speak with him and was never rushed or made to feel like the free consultation wasn't worth his time. Jim is a gentleman and a professional who walked me through the whole process and made sure I didn't leave his office without being able to male an intelligent, informed decision about my future. I hired Jim and after waiting a few months for the court to catch up to his prompt pace, I was free. No more phone calls from bill collectors, no more papers plastered to my door, no more strange cars driving by the house and taking pictures or walking around the yard. It was an enormous relief. Though I wish I had never had to seek out Jim's services in this particular instance, I am so glad he was the attorney I chose to represent me. One last thing; hew as as cheap or cheaper than any of the numerous other offices I called. His rates even beat some of the big names by half.
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Posted by Dominic | May 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Jim Wilson is truly a great attorney; he is very attentive, passionate and knowledgeable about the law and extremely dedicated to providing the best legal representation for his clients. My experience with Mr. Wilson was very positive and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a highly skilled and client friendly attorney. I cannot thank Mr. Wilson enough for all of his assistance and guidance. Mr. Wilson goes the extra mile as an attorney and this is something that you look for in great attorneys.
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Posted by Jim | April 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He made it so easy
Mr. Wilson was so easy to work with. He is a good communicator and handled everything with my divorce proceedings. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Art | March 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding in the Courtroom
Mr. Wilson recently assisted me with case involving both a divorce agreement and a bankruptcy issue. His knowledge of both law practice areas was extremely impressive. Jim is highly organized, very well spoken, an excellent writer, and exhibits superior analytical skills. Perhaps his most impressive characteristic is his courtroom demeanor. Mr. Wilson is superbly analytical and projects confidence during litigation. I would highly recommend attorney Jim Wilson.
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Posted by Fred | June 13, 2015
Great Advice
I asked Jim a question on Avvo and followed up with an email and phone conversation - all within 30 minutes!! His advice was spot on and helped me to prepare an effective defense for a lawsuit against me. He represented outstanding knowledge of bankruptcy law, particularly as related to Home Owners Association agreements and covenants. Jim was very pleasant to talk to and made me feel important. He was willing to discuss in detail every question I had. I highly recommend Jim to anyone requiring legal advice.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2015
Great experience!
I was referred to Jim for guidance around a home modification and pending separation. His advice allowed me to get a fresh start with my mortgage and I couldn't be happier with his service. Jim kept me well informed throughout the process and the outcome was beyond my expectations. I would highly recommend his services if in need and I am sure you too will be pleasantly surprised. Thanks Jim!
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2015
Phone and email consult for old debt
Mr. Wilson responded on AVVO and I contacted him same day via phone. He has given me great advice, sent paperwork via email and responded to all possibilities for litigation of debt and filing of bankruptcy. Very knowledgeable and trustworthy. His demeanor is very comforting and he is willing to listen and give advice for gathering information and scenarios of outcome of case.
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Posted by Jay | August 13, 2014
I was lucky to have found him to represent me in my divorce case, bringing it to a sucessful conclusion.
I would definately reccommend Jim Wilson for anyone who is faced with divorce and or BK situation. He is extremely knowledgeable and possess years of valuable experience he has dealing with these matters. With Jim you get 2 for 1 because in addition to divorce he specializes in BK as well. His BK speciality in my divorce case was a big assett for me in my opinion. I have to terminate my services with my previous attorney for poor representation at great financial cost. He is a gentleman who always acts as an officer of the court. With me Mr. Wilson has under promised and over delivered.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2014
Extremely Professional Representation
As a result of a complicated divorce, I was forced to consider bankruptcy as an option to my resulting financial issues. Jim Wilson not only served as a professional advisor, but compassionate ally, during a very strenuous time in my life. Jim was able to review my situation and clearly articulate the many options available to me and my family. Once we agreed upon a course of action, Jim represented me with the highest degree of competency and professionalism. Throughout the entire bankruptcy process, I felt secure and in control knowing that Jim was in my corner. While no one ever wants to consider bankruptcy or divorce, Jim Wilson made the process as peaceful and controlled as possible. I would highly recommend Jim to anyone considering any form of bankruptcy or divorce proceeding. Jim truly puts the needs and desires of his clients above his own.
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Posted by Horace | September 27, 2013
Attorney James Hill Wilson Jr.
Attorney James Hill Wilson Jr. Is a champion in the courtroom. An attorney for my mortgage company and the United States Trustee had both filed objections to my Chapter 13 Bankruptcy payment plan but because of Attorney Wilson's excellent arguments, the judge overruled both objections. Attorney Wilson is an outstanding lawyer.
Posted by George | May 24, 2013
Top Notch!
This was my second time hiring Jim for his services in the past 5 years. I was referred to him by a co-worker and previous client. Both times were very smooth and he was a pleasure to deal with. My most recent ordeal was a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. I had a pending foreclosure scheduled on a Thursday and of course I waited until the last minute by contacting Jim on Monday of that week. We had a 15 minute phone conversation and I was at his office that following Wednesday to sign my paperwork and render payment. Jim filed my bankruptcy on that Thursday morning, stopping the foreclosure sale from taking place. I was also able to add in a substantial amount of non secured debt which would have taken me a lifetime to repay. Jim showed up to the first meeting of creditors on time with all of the necessary information and paperwork, unlike a few other attorneys who also attended. It was quite amusing seeing some of the other ill-prepared lawyers getting chewed out by the bankruptcy trustee while we waited for my case to be called. Jim was very pithy but thorough and gave me an idea of what to expect at the meeting. My case was filed on February 7, 2013 and here we are at May 23, 2013 and I already have a discharge! I have a friend of mine who filed with another firm over a year ago and his case still hasn't been discharged! Not to mention he payed double what i paid for the same thing! I cannot express how much this has saved me financially and how important it is to hire an attorney like Jim! Don't waste your time trying to save money and do it yourself because you won't have the same results. It is so well worth the small amount of money you pay!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 360-360 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • James H. Wilson, Jr., Attorney & Counsellor at Law
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • James H. Wilson, Jr., Attorney & Counsellor at Law
  • 1989 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Robert G. Mayer, P.C.
  • 1987 - 1989

Education

  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Virginia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re: Cheryl Payne, Case No: 20-30524, EDVA, Richmond Division
  • Won actual damages, punitive damages, and attorney's fees
  • In re: George Pryor Faison, II
  • Objection overruled in part and sustained in part

Associations

  • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Henrico County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Richmond Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia State Bar, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (68)
Endorse James
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim Wilson is an excellent bankruptcy lawyer, and one of the few true experts on the complex interaction between divorce/domestic relations and bankruptcy in Virginia."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Diligent, articulate and knowledgeable. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr Wilson is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim always goes above and beyond to fight for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim excels in many areas of law. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Wilson is an asset to the AVVO community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jim Wilson for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and domestic relations law. His knowledge of the tricky intersections of bankruptcy law and divorce law is superior. He's also a very nice person. You can trust him."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is experienced, professional and quite knowledgeable in divorce law. I was impressed by his litigation skills and his command of the facts. I have, and would refer clients to this attorney."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jim because Jim takes the time to assist his clients in a very comforting way. He listens well and advises folks to obtain the most advantageous result."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wilson is one of the most exemplary and extraordinary attorneys that I have encountered in 24 years of practice. Despite being a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney for nearly two and a half decades, I continue to learn valuable information from his posts every day. I would highly recommend."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Wilson is prepared for his cases, very knowledgeable of the law, and well spoken in his argument to the court."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is a regular contributor on the national list servs whose comments always enhance the quality of the discusison, be it his knowledge of the law or sound and practical applicaitons of those concepts to other list serv participants."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer as a fellow NACBA member and contributor to the listserve."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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