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Alexander B. Wathen

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Alex Wathen

  • Licensed for 26 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1998
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Alexander

Learn Alexander’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Transforming businesses into profit making enterprises by trimming debt, cutting costs, and spurring innovation. Protecting your assets.

    22 years

  2. Appeals
    Delivering results in the appellate courts when the court of first instance got it wrong.

    22 years

  3. Family
    Protecting your assets with pre-nupital and post-nupital agreements.

    26 years

  4. Wills and living wills
    Protecting your assets when you are incapacitated or after you pass away.

    26 years

Alex Wathen comes from a family of Catholic Kentucky bourbon makers. Some of his relatives still make Wathen's Kentucky Bourbon. Alex has taken on a much more global perspective and likes to learn and experience new cultures and people in different parts of the world. He also speaks French, Spanish, and Swedish. Although having received some education in Europe, Alex is a great believer in our educational system in the United States. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Southern California, his M.L.S. degree from the University of North Texas, and his J.D. degree from the University of Minnesota. He has also taken classes at various other colleges and universities to enrich himself. Alex has continued his commitment to education as a lawyer. He speaks at several continuing legal education conferences each year throughout Texas and in Mexico. Alex believes that good colleges are not the ones who educate you, but teach you how to educate yourself.

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Houston Main Office
13201 Northwest Freeway
Suite 800
Houston, TX, 77040
Sugar Land Offices (U.S. 59 @ Hwy. 6 and 19901 U.S. 59)
2245 Texas Avenue
Suite 300
Sugar Land, TX, 77479
Katy Offices (I-10 @ Hwy. 6 and I-10 @ Grand Parkway)
1400 Broadfield Drive
Suite 200
Houston, TX, 77084
Frisco Area Offices
6735 Salt Cedar Way, Building 1
Suite 300
Frisco, TX, 75034
San Antonio Office
3585 Wurzbach Road, Suite 101
San Antonio, TX, 78240
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Posted by Martin | August 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney, kind, personable and highly skilled.
Having a very strict deadline with the courts and trying to find an attorney who could help me, after about 2 dozen phone calls I had just about given up. I was given Mr. Wathen contact info as a referral. I immediately contacted him and even with the deadline and complexity of my case he jumped right on it. With only a couple of days left he was in full swing, this man is everything you want in an attorney. I have never seen someone put together very lengthy extremely detailed accurate legal documents as fast as Mr. Wathen, I have to admit, seeing the result of his work and watching him in action was a humbling experience. If I could give 6 stars I would, but if you want the best this is the man to hire.
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Posted by Reggie | March 27, 2013
Hard worker amazing knowledge!
Alex Wathan is the best! His knowledge and work ethic is over the top. I can not express my appreciation for real life after bankruptcy. My case was very complicated and overwhelming to me. Alex is the only attorney I trust. Thanks Alex I am blessed today because of your hard work! There is life after bankruptcy with Mr. Alex Wathen!
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Posted by ana and apollo | July 18, 2010
best attorney i ever met
alex has been there for me since 2005 than we had little trouble and he helped me again he has been there for me ever since. i have never met an attorney so well proformed and well maintained he'll go all the way to help you i found the best attorney ever and still will be there when i need him
Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2009
Helped In A Difficult Situation
After a failed business venture I found myself in the worst situation possible. I talked to a couple of lawyers and did not think it was possible to get out from under the situation or it would be after many years. I found Alex on the internet and I stopped by Alex Wathen's office after 6:00 PM to see where it was. Not only was he still working he stopped what he was doing made time for me and counseled me on my options. For the first time someone listed to me and actually asked the right questions. He believed it would take months not years to help me through the legal process. A couple of weeks later on a Saturday morning he filed my case. Three months later it was over and I had a fresh start in my life. He explained what to expect, made sure all the filings were complete and answered every question I had. If he did not answer the phone immediately he usually called back the same day. I always knew what was going on but even better Alex Wathen did.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2008
Best Bankruptcy Lawyer
Alex Wathen was my bankruptcy atty. During a very hard time in my life i had to make some tough decisions. I found Alex over the internet and truley knowing what to expect I made an appt with him to discuss my sistuation. He was very professional and prompt in getting everything that I needed and making sure that I was taken care of to the best of his ability. Having experience in the legal field my self as a paralegal I was fimilar to some extent to the legal aspect of how things work. However, my field of expertise was in a completely different field from his. He walked me through every step and made sure I completely understood everything that was going on. When I called he answered and always made me fell as if I were his only client. Because of Alex I was able to get out of the sistuation that I was in and keep my bankruptcy plan as well. I would recommend him to anyone he is a great atty and he definetly knows what he is doing. I always say that "your in hood hands" with Alex Wathen.
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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Pro bono 10 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founded new law firm
  • Alex Wathen & Associates
  • 2007 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Wathen & Scott
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Founder of the Bankruptcy Practice
  • Kubosh & Associates
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Trial Attorney
  • Kubosh & Associates
  • 1998 - 2007
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  • University of North Texas
  • M.S.
  • 2001
  • University Of Minnesota
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Southern California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Azeez v. State
  • Conviction reversed by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Holder v. Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Affirmed
  • Darby v. Time Warner Cable
  • Affirmed
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  • Association of the United States Army
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Bankruptcy Advisory Commission
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Houston Association of Debtors Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Municipal Justice Bar Association of Texas
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Harris County Municipal Justice Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Bankruptcy Exam Commission
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers 2013 - Bankruptcy / Debt Law
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Member Bankruptcy Advisory Commission
  • 2013
  • Appellate Attorney of the Week
  • Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • 2011
  • Member Bankruptcy Exam Commission
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2007
  • Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Law
  • 2006
  • Special Recognition
  • Municipal Justice Bar Association of Texas
  • 1998
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  • University of Texas School of Law Conference on Criminal Appeals
  • Appeals Originating in Municipal Courts of Record
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Practical Skills Seminar
  • Attorneys Fees after Ethics Opinion 611
  • 2015
  • Annual Practical Skills Seminar
  • How to Appeal from the Houston Municipal Courts
  • 2013
  • Annual Practical Skills Seminar
  • 21st Century Law Practice Marketing
  • 2010
  • Monthly Luncheon
  • Ethics in representing clients and in advertising
  • 2009
  • Belo Mansion Luncheon
  • Bankruptcy to Solve Motor Vehicle Related Debts
  • 2009
  • Annual Practical Skills Seminar
  • Cutting Edge Issues
  • 2009
  • How to Beat a Failure to Appear
  • Motor Vehicle Law
  • 2007
  • CLE Luncheon
  • Everything you want to know about the 2005 Bankruptcy Reform Bill (BAPCPA) But Were Afraid to Ask
  • 2007
  • MJBAT Mexico Seminar, Queretaro, 2006
  • Cutting Edge Issues in Traffic Ticket Defense
  • 2006
  • Annual Traffic Law Seminar
  • Appeals
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Endorse Alexander
Unknown Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Alex is an excellent lawyer with a tremendous amount of experience, particularly in bankruptcy law and appeals. I seek his advice frequently and invite others to do the same."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This is a Class A+ Attorney who can see you through the most complicated or difficult bankruptcy matter. I would hire him immediately and know that he will take care of my legal problems. If I had a bankruptcy case, I would hire him to represent me. You should give him a call and discuss your legal problem with him. best wishes, Attorney Bob Bennett, BA, MA, JD (former federal prosecutor and General Counsel for Coca-Cola Bottler."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alexander is an active member of the bankruptcy community both locally and nationally. His expertise is well known and he constantly provides relevant and novel information to fellow attorneys and his clients. If you are suffering a debt crisis, Alexander can find a solution."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work, competence, skill set and ethics."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I would use him for a bankruptcy case. I refer clients and friends to hire Alex. Alex's attention to detail and technicalities makes a superb attorney for Bankruptcy law."
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