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James Wesley Volberding

Personal injury Attorney at Tyler, TX

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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1993
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Mr. Volberding has been married 22 years to his lovely wife Donna.  The couple has five  children, ages 6 to 19.  Mr. Volberding is a major with the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps, and is assigned currently to the First Legal Support Organization at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Mr. Volberding has run 12 marathons, including New York, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, and most recently the 2009 Boston Marathon, with a personal record of 3:27.

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James W. Volberding
110 North College Avenue
Suite 1850
Tyler, TX, 75702-7370


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Posted by Amy | June 10, 2014
Horrible attorney
Volberding is a TERRIBLE attorney ! He overcharges for less than Impressive services and charges extra for services he does not even perform. He dodges your request for action, and then hounds you for more and more money, even after your case is resolved. In all of my extensive experience with attorneys being a business owner HE is by far the worst. Upon his BIG talk of aggressive services, I even reccomended him to other close friend business owners and we have ALL lived to regret ever even meeting this guy. Don't waste your money on him
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Work Experience

  • Major, Judge Advocate General's Corps
  • U.S. Army Reserve
  • 1993 - Present
  • Briefing Attorney for Hon. Judge William M. Steger
  • U.S. District Court
  • 1993 - 1995
  • CPA Internal Auditor
  • Booz-Allen & Hamilton
  • 1987 - 1990
  • CPA Auditor
  • Coopers & Lybrand
  • 1984 - 1986
  • Student Salesman
  • Southwestern Company
  • 1980 - 1983
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  • Baylor University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1993
  • Texas A&M University
  • B.B.A.
  • 1984


  • Tyler Zoning Variance Board
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Smith County Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
  • Secretary
  • 2008 - Present
  • East Texas Striders Running Club
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Dallas Running Club
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Smith County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • U.S. Army Reserve
  • 2010
  • Army Commedation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • U.S. Army Reserve
  • 1996
  • Senior Notes and Comments Editor
  • Baylor Law Review
  • 1992
  • Winner of Spring, 1991 Baylor Writing Competition
  • Baylor Law Review
  • 1991
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  • 35 Voice for the Defense 26 (Apr. 2006)
  • Challenging Your Prosecutor With a HIPPA Violation
  • 2006
  • 34 Voice for the Defense 14 (Jul/Aug. 2005)
  • Challenging a Knock-and-Talk Search
  • 2005
  • Legal Opinion
  • A&M Operating Co., Inc. v. South Coast Supply Co., Inc., 182 B.R. 997 (E.D. Tex. 1995) (reconciling conflicting state decisions and finding creditor entitled to lien on debtor property under Texas Constitution), aff’d, 84 F.3d 433 (5th Cir. 1996) (Decision by the Hon. U.S. District Judge William M. Steger).
  • 1996
  • 58 Texas Bar Journal 318 (Apr. 1995)
  • Procedural Requirements for Discrimination Suits Under Texas Commission on Human Rights Act
  • 1995
  • Legal Opinion
  • Perkins v. United States, 1995 WL 88217 (E.D. Tex. 1995) (holding that a litigant in personal injury case may not meet privately with opponent’s physicians) (Decision by the Hon. U.S. District Judge William M. Steger)
  • 1995
  • Legal Opinion
  • FDIC v. Henderson, 849 F. Supp. 495 (E.D. Tex. 1994) (denying summary judgment to a former savings and loan owner, finding that statute of limitations could be tolled during period owner dominated board of directors), aff’d, (5th Cir. 1995) (unpublished) (Decision by the Hon. U.S. District Judge William M. Steger)
  • 1994
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Friend
"Wes Volberding is an exceptional criminal defense attorney. Wes has been a mentor and friend for over a year. He has lent a helping hand through several cases and his advice has been crucial to my practice. I wholeheartedly recommend Wes if you want a fighter and a tireless advocate."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Wes Volberding is a fierce advocate for his clients and always well prepared. When I know Wes is on the other side, I know to brush up on my procedure as Wes has the rules mastered and skillfully uses them to get results for his clients. Wes is a smart, honest, well-respected litigator and I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Appeals Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've referred several of my clients to Wes Volberding to take matters up on appeal. I've sought his advice and counsel in preparing for trial in cases where I expected to appeal. Wes has a brilliant mind and a passion for the practice of law. He would be a great corner man in anyone's ring."
Appeals Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Wes Volberding is first class appellate lawyer. He has a work ethic that is intimidating and unsurpassed. Wes is a true intellect in the law and a legal scholar. He has forgotten more law than most of us will ever learn."
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Tyler Personal injury Lawyer James Wesley Volberding
James Wesley Volberding
Personal injury Attorney
Tyler, TX
Licensed for 30 years