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James B. Heston

Debt collection Attorney at Houston, TX

4.9   52 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Debt collection
    40%
    I have successfully defeated thousands of credit card lawsuits. If I defeat yours, you don't have to pay anything to the creditor. Accepting cases throughout Texas.

    30 years, 4,000 cases

  2. Debt and lending agreements
    30%
    I have successfully defeated thousands of credit card lawsuits. If I defeat yours, you don't have to pay anything to the creditor. Accepting cases throughout Texas.

    30 years, 4,000 cases

  3. Debt settlement
    20%

    30 years, 250 cases

  4. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    10%
    I can help you get rid of your credit card debt. Over 5000 bankruptcy cases handled.

    30 years, 5,000 cases

After graduating from Pepperdine University School of Law and clerking at the Texas Supreme Court, I established my own law practice in 1994.

Initially, I practiced in consumer bankruptcy only, handling thousands of chapter 7 and chapter 13 cases.

Over time, I broadened the focus of my practice to where I now assist people in resovling their debts in many different manners, including bankruptcy, debt lawsuit defense, student loan assistance, and debt settlement.  Also, we assist our clients in pursuing consumer law claims they may have against their creditors, including  FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA, and Texas Finance Code violations.

Over the years, I have helped thousands of clients get rid of many millions of dollars of debt.

 

 

Location

Heston Law Firm
607 Park Grove Drive
Suite B
Houston, TX, 77450
Heston Law Firm
5605 N. MacArthur
10th Floor
Irving, TX, 75038
Heston Law Firm
1777 NE Loop 410
Suite 600
San Antonio, TX, 78217
Heston Law Firm
221 Kansas Street
Suite 700
El Paso, TX, 79901
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Carolyn | January 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Recommend
I was very satisfied with the service I received from Heston Law Firm. Received quick and excellent service from the staff. Mr. Heston and Rebecca answered all my questions, kept me informed throughout the process and always called me back. Professional and knowledgeable. They worked with me to resolve all my problems resulting in a favorable resolution of my case. I would definitely use Heston Law Firm again.
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Posted by frank | January 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great job
excellent service from start to finish. robecca was amazing held my hand thru the entire process. she kept me informed every step of the way. mr. heston was very knowledgeable and was there every moment to answer any questions. the experience was smooth and uneventful.
Posted by Pat | November 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Heston Law
Courteous and professional treatment from Everyone in the firm ! Completed our case as they said they would with excellent results.
Posted by Michael laurel | October 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would 100percet recommend
Not only was I kept in the loop of what was going on, they told me sit back and we will handle everything for you. They answered any question I had. Thank you for helping me.
Posted by Rosa | October 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great outcome
Christy represented my case and she was very responsable. I was always informed of any new developments in my case by the team in digital form and also by mail. Which to me made me feel appreciated and gave me assurance that Christy would do a good job. I always felt that they were working hard on my behalf. I highly recommend the Heston Law firm they get excellent results.
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful
Heston team were very helpful. They stayed on top of things and helped me get the case dismissed.
Posted by Barbara | August 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
review after my case
Jim and staff did an amazing job with my case. Very responsive and professional. He got my case dismissed. Thank you
Posted by Jeff | August 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Responsive!
Mr Heston and his staff were very responsive and always answered all of my questions and concerns. The portal system they have is easy to navigate and works great. Going through something like this is a really big life decision and you want to know that you’re covered by someone that knows how to navigate the process. Everyone that I felt with within the firm was knowledgeable and never made made me feel bad about what happened to lead up to this point. I would highly recommend them for all your debt situations. You won’t be disappointed. Mr. Heston is amazing and Rebecca is also amazing and friendly as well.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best!
I have hired other law firms over the years, but none was as excellent as Heston Law! They communicated with me in a timely manner and I knew they were representing me and my best interests! They got my case dismissed in record time. Highly recommend!
Posted by ESP | June 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service and attention to detail
Mr. Heston and his team were very helpful throughout this process. They made what may have been a very stressful situation easy to maneuver. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in a similar situation.
Posted by ML | May 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A++++
This lawyer is amazing along with his co-counsel Gail. They got our case dismissed by a debt collector who attempted to collect on an old debt! Will use again and refer. Thank you Heston Law
Posted by Stacey | April 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Legal Representation
Heston law firm handled my credit card judgment for me. They were extremely professional, kept me in the loop throughout the entire process, their fees were extremely reasonable and my case was dismissed resulting in removal of my judgment and subsequent improvement in my credit. I would highly recommend this legal firm.
Posted by Jennifer | April 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
They have always been very helpful and responsive. I had several issues that they helped me settle or get dismissed. Excellent firm to work with.
Posted by Michelle | February 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Solid Service - Good Results
I had an old credit card debt that I had been remiss in dealing with, my mistake. I received copious solicitation letters, but something seemed different about the Heston Firm. They were a little bit more expensive, but you get what you pay for! I got a great settlement, wonderful communication, and never had to leave my house. I sincerely believe I saved money overall in picking this firm over other ones with a different fee schedule. Anytime I had a question, I received a callback within an hour. When I asked for them to go back to the negotiation table one last time, they did are were largely successful. I highly recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Work
We notified Heston Law Firm after being sued from a debt collector company. Everything went very smooth throughout entire process. They was able to get case dismissed.
Posted by Maria | November 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excelente!!!
I was sued, and my lawyer James B. Heston got my case dismissed.. He was very professional and informed me of every step of the way.. I’m happy I chose him yo represent me.. thank you!!
Posted by Julian | November 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
Did an amazing job! Very responsive and professional! Guide you through the entire process. Laid out the best options and recommended which to go with and got my case dismissed! Thank you to him and his team!
Posted by Lorena | October 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Debt Collector
The law firm of James Heston helped me with a debt collection case. He got it dismissed. His staff has been wonderful, helpful and kept me informed on the case.
Posted by Leslie | October 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Debt Collector sued me
I had a creditor to sue me and I felt their was no help but Heston law firm came through for me. It was less than a month and Heston Law firm won the case.
Posted by Stephen | July 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First Class law firm
Heston Law handled out bankruptcy. The staff who worked with us was so very patient and kind. The relieved our fears and put up with out slow response for the work product they needed. Not only did they do a stellar job with us, they also gave us a good deal of education regarding our credit future which helped immensely. We got much more than we paid for. You will not be disappointed retaining this law firm. Highly recommend them!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Heston Law Firm, PC and Heston Ciment, PLLC
  • 1994 - Present

Education

  • Pepperdine School Of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Educap vs. My Client
  • Defendant Won
  • Midland Funding, LLC vs. My Client
  • Defendant Won
  • Cavalry SPV I, LLC vs. My Client
  • Defendant Won
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Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2005 - Present
  • Houston Association of Debtor Attorneys
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2016
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Excellent Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • A Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2014
  • Dean's Merit Scholarship
  • Pepperdine University
  • 1992
  • Dean's Merit Scholarship
  • Pepperdine University
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • Student Loan Default: Repayment Options, Collections and Bankruptcy
  • Student Loan Defaults, Lawsuits, and Bankruptcy
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
Endorse James
Debt settlement Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for James for a number of years. He is an honest man and works very hard to stay on top of changes in his field of practice and ahead of his adversaries. James is one of the most sophisticated debt defense lawyers around. He and his firm will provide an actual defense, not merely attempt to settle your debt."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Heston provides his clients with solid legal advice."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"James is a very good lawyer. If you have debt problems he is who I would refer you to. He cares and has a very good system for getting results."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I am particularly impressed with Mr. Heston's help for debtors who are trying to represent themselves in court."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
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Bankruptcy and debt
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