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James S. Bettersworth

Personal injury Attorney at New Braunfels, TX

5.0   18 reviews
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  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1998
    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.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    34%
    James Bettersworth has successfully handled many different types of personal injury matters including, but not limited to truck wrecks, auto collissions, medical mal-practice, dog bites, slip and falls, defective products, etc. All personal injury cases are taken on a contengency fee basis.

    25 years

  2. Construction and development
    33%
    Mr. Bettersworth has been involved in many different types of construction related litigation. He has successfully represnted those clients who have been harmed by a builder. He has also assisted builders and subcontractors with securing payment by way of bond claims and mechanic's and materialman's liens.

    25 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    33%
    Mr. Bettersworth has been successfully representing clients in divorce, custody and child support matters for many years. He understands the emotional destress that his clients experience in these matters. As such, he strives to get his clients the best result possible while at the same time minimizing the financial and emotional impact.

    25 years

James S. Bettersworth was raised in Texas.  He received his undergraduate degree from Texas Lutheran University.  He later went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s Law School in 1997,a  feat he was able to accomplish in just 2 ½ years. 

Upon graduating from St. Mary’s he became license on June 4th, 1998.  Since then, he has successfully represented clients in legal matters that pertain to a very wide range of laws.  Some of these include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Investment Fraud
  • Family Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Probate
  • Collections

In addition to being licensed to practice in the state of Texas, Mr. Bettersworth is also licensed to practice in the Federal Courts of the Western District of Texas.  He also holds a license that allows him to practice in the 5th Circuit Court of appeals, located in New Orleans and has had the distinct honor of arguing before a judicial panel for the court.  He is also a member of the Texas Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Texas and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Bettersworth is well known throughout the legal community for his aggressive and straightforward approach.  He relentlessly concentrates his efforts on achieving the best result for his clients in a timely manner.

Awards

Client's Choice 2012,2011
Client's Choice
2012 2011

Location

The Bettersworth Law Firm
110 West Faust Street
New Braunfels, TX, 78130
The Bettersworth Law Firm
136 East San Antonio Street
San Marcos, TX, 78666
The Bettersworth Law Firm
113 East Calvert Avenue
Karnes City, TX, 78118
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by Ralph | August 6, 2014
Great Help
I hired James to help me with my divorce. I was going through a real hard time cause of the situation that was causing my seperation. He gave me great advice and council. He responded very quickly to any issues and questions that I had and went beyond his duty as an attorney to help me. He was very honest and fair and I ended up with a very happy outcome from the divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2013
Great Lawyer
James has handled many things for me: divorce, will, prenup, lemon law, problems with a contractor. He is always professional and courteous and handles things in a timely manner. I have always been satisfied with the results I've received.
Posted by Donna | June 25, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent service
The Bettersworth Law Firm is professional, informative, knowledgeable and extremely helpful during the entire process. I highly recommend them for any of your needs.
Posted by Allie | March 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you're seeking a divorce attorney, I highly recommend The Bettersworth Team.
Emily, James, and everyone at The Bettersworth Law Firm were amazing to work with during my divorce. I was anxious about my situation and they helped me feel at ease throughout the entire process with their extensive knowledge and attention to detail. If you're seeking a divorce attorney, I highly recommend The Bettersworth Team.
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Posted by Henry and Carole | June 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic team
James and his team (Katherine), handled our personal injury case in a caring and professional manner. Alleviating our many worries and concerns along the way to an extremely satisfactory and fair resolution.
Posted by Ralph | February 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Choice
James Bettersworth and has staff went beyond what they needed to do to settle my case. They were very professional and always keep me informed on what was going on. I would highly recommend them.
Posted by Ryan | January 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal injury? Not a problem!
Work very diligently on my case for the past year and came to a settlement for all the insurance and medical costs. Highly recommend Mr. Bettersworth for your case!
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2013
Unwanted divorce.
I hired James Bettersworth at the advice of a trusted colleague to represent me in an unwanted divorce proceeding. James was empathetic to my situation and offered well grounded, professional advice. Even though there were many delays from the opposing side, Mr. Bettersworth’s staff kept me in the know and moved things forward. My divorce is now final and even though I did not want my marriage to end the way it did, I appreciate the dedication and support I received throughout the process.
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Posted by Cuong | July 22, 2013
Excellence
My wife and I went through a medical negligence, after a surgical procedure. We knew that the situation was out of our field of expertise. We knew we had to find someone with the experience and knowledge in protecting our rights. We met with Mr. Bettersworth and had a consultation. Mr. Bettersworth advised us how the process works in cases like ours. He kept us informed every step of the way, from start to finish. Without the help and guidance of Mr. Bettersworth, things would have turned out worst. It was a long process and through it, Mr. Bettersworth has the skills, abilities, and experience as an attorney, to make things right. Mr. Bettersworth's integrity, perseverance, aggressiveness, attentiveness, and attitude made things easier for us. We would recommend Mr. Bettersworth to anybody that is facing a situation similar to ours. My wife and I are very pleased with the results of our case. Thank you.....
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2013
I will use him again for future legal problems.
I hired Mr. Bettersworth to handle my divorce case in Guadalupe County. He was very professional as well as his staff. His staff was always courteous, even when sometimes I wasn't. The only delay I really had in my divorce was getting hearing dates. His paralegal explained to me the situation with the Courthouse and Judge availabilty, and did get hearing dates as soon as she was able. Mr. Bettersworth was very conscious about using my retainer fee wisely because I was on a limited buget. My questions were answered timely, usually within 24 hours I recieved a return phone call or email. Mr. Bettersworth is a great attorney, which may explain why his office stays so busy. I am very pleased with how my case was handeld not only by Mr. Bettersworth, but by his paralegal, too.
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Posted by Dean | January 24, 2011
Highly Reccommend
Mr. Bettersworth was not only professional and knowledgeable during the divorce but he is the first lawyer who i felt had morals and ethics. I used Mr. Bettersworth for my divorce and he did such a good job, my ex-wife reccommended him.
Posted by San Antonio Advisor | January 20, 2011
Mediocrity is not an option
I serve as an advisor in the insurance and finance industry and have come to rely on the Bettersworth Law firm for their expertise in the area of trust creation and interpretation for the benefit of my planning clients. Preserving and passing assets to heirs is a very complex matter which requires competent and experienced counsel. Trust is everything in my business and I have to come to know time and time again that I can trust this firm.
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2011
Great Guy
James was such an asset to me during a terrible time in my life. Going through a divorce is never easy. He was dependable, knowledgeable, very reasonable, and answered all of the questions I had. It didn't matter how trivial it might seem, he was always professional and empathetic. I would highly recommend him to others. As a matter of fact, I have. My friends have had nothing but positive responses to this recommendation.
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Posted by Eric | January 18, 2011
Car Accident
James was excellent. We felt like we really had a partner on our side for our claim. He knew the best course to take and worked hard on our behalf. I'd recommend him to anyone. A++
Posted by Norm | January 18, 2011
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Mr. Bettersworth is a competent Attorney who takes his clients seriously. He kept me informed and assisted me with several legal issues in business and with personal situations. He has always made time for me and has worked through weekends to accomplish any task that I may have needed in dealing with my situation.
Posted by Joel | January 18, 2011
Best Lawyer in San Antonio, Texas
Ms. James Bettersworth has been my attorney for the past ten years. He was able to take care of a contract dispute against a pool developer without any issues. Later, I sought his advise for a child support custody, that's, when I truly felt blessed to have Mr. Bettersworthy as my attorney. He was able to counsel me and take care of me during such very diffiicult time. At the end of the child support custody against the State of Texas I can truly said that James Bettersworth is truly the best lawyer in San Antonio, Texas. Furthermore, I had an car accident and Mr. Betterworth was able to get a doctor to take care of my physical condition and better yet got the best settlement possible for me. I truly can say that Jame is truly a great lawyer and friend after ten year of seeking his counseling.
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Posted by Jo | January 18, 2011
A wonderful experience during a trying time in life.
Mr. Bettersworth handled my divorce in an efficient, professional and speedy fashion. I could not have asked for a better lawyer and his staff was wonderful.
Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2009
Client Review
Mr. Bettersworth and his staff (Lynn and Jeremiah) always make you feel your their only client. If you have a question about your case they respond in a timely manner, usualy the same day. If I have any other legal needs I will not hesitat to call this office. There is no need to search for any other Attornrey when you have the best!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-375 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Bettersworth Law Firm
  • 1998 - Present

Education

  • St Mary's University of San Antonio School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Texas Lutheran University in Seguin
  • N/A

Associations

  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Member
  • Elite Lawyer
  • 2018
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (3)
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Trucking accident Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is a compassionate, friendly and zealous lawyer who possesses great common sense. I have worked with him, both alongside and against, and found him to be civil and professional in all his work. Highly recommended."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bettersworth is competent, professional and always courteous. He is an excellent advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Divorce and separation
New Braunfels Personal injury Lawyer James S. Bettersworth
James S. Bettersworth
Personal injury Attorney
New Braunfels, TX
Licensed for 25 years
Virtual consultation available