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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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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 20%
  2. Appeals: 20%
  3. Real Estate: 20%
  4. Litigation: 20%
  5. Personal Injury: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Sravanesh Kumar Muralidhar

    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.


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    Relationship: Friend

  • Scott E. Scammahorn

    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.


    Scott Scammahorn Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

James W. Volberding

110 North College Avenue
Suite 1850
Tyler, TX, 75702-7370


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199307/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Meritorious Service MedalU.S. Army Reserve2010
Army Commedation Medal with Oak Leaf ClusterU.S. Army Reserve1996
Senior Notes and Comments EditorBaylor Law Review1992
Winner of Spring, 1991 Baylor Writing CompetitionBaylor Law Review1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Major, Judge Advocate General's CorpsU.S. Army Reserve1993 - Present
Briefing Attorney for Hon. Judge William M. StegerU.S. District Court1993 - 1995
CPA Internal AuditorBooz-Allen & Hamilton1987 - 1990
CPA AuditorCoopers & Lybrand1984 - 1986
Student SalesmanSouthwestern Company1980 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tyler Zoning Variance BoardMember2009 - Present
Smith County Criminal Defense Lawyers' AssociationSecretary2008 - Present
East Texas Striders Running ClubMember2008 - Present
Dallas Running ClubMember2008 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1999 - Present
Smith County Bar AssociationBoard Member1997 - Present
American Institute of Certified Public AccountantsMember1993 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
JamesVolberding.comWhat to Do if Charged with a Crime in Texas2010
JamesVolberding.comWhat to Do if You or Your Business is Sued2010
35 Voice for the Defense 26 (Apr. 2006)Challenging Your Prosecutor With a HIPPA Violation2006
34 Voice for the Defense 14 (Jul/Aug. 2005)Challenging a Knock-and-Talk Search2005
Legal OpinionA&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 Act1995
Legal OpinionPerkins 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 OpinionFDIC 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
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Texas A&M UniversityAccounting and FinanceB.B.A.1984