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I began my legal career in 1992, as an insurance defense litigator. After three years of defending individuals and companies in lawsuits involving everything from a vehicle accident with exploding fuel tankers to toxic exposure in the construction of nuclear power plants, I switched gears to work with the largest bankruptcy law firm in San Antonio. During this period, I became one of the youngest board certified attorneys in consumer bankruptcy.

I moved to Abilene in 1999, when he was hired to operate and manage the local office of Monte J. White & Associates. Subsequently, I opened my own firm, the Law Offices of Weir & Willhelm, P.C., with the counsel of Woody Weir to expand my practice and represent my clients, who had come to appreciate and trust me, with other legal issues.  

For the past fifteen years, I have represented numerous clients in various legal matters from civil, criminal, disability, probate and other civil matters to bankruptcy and debt reorganization.

Presently, I own and operate the Willhelm Law Firm, and I am licensed in state and federal courts as well as the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    24 years
  2. General Practice: 20%
    24 years
  3. Chapter 13: 15%
    21 years
  4. Chapter 7: 15%
    21 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($250-300/hour), contingent (35-40%), Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

4542 Loop 322, Ste. 102
Abilene, TX, 79602


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199208/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Young Lawyer of the YearAbilene Young Lawyers Association2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing ShareholderWillhelm Law Firm2015 - Present
Managing ShareholderLaw Offices of Weir & Willhelm, P.C.2000 - Present
Managing AttorneyMonte J. White & Associates, P.C.1999 - 2000
Supervising AttorneyLaw Offices of David W. Kirk, P.C.1995 - 1999
Associate AttorneyBrian L. Blakeley & Associates, P.C.1994 - 1995
Associate AttorneyLaw Office of Charles W. King1992 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Bar FoundationLife Fellow2008 - Present
The College of the State Bar of TexasMember2007 - Present
The Pro Bono College of the State Bar of TexasMember2006 - Present
Texas Board of Legal SpecializationBoard Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Drug Trafficking OrganizationClient found guilty
Aggravated Assault with a Deadly WeaponClient acquitted
Chapter 11Discharged
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Publication nameTitleDate
Modern Dictionary for the Legal ProfessionDictionary of Terms of Other Professions for Lawyers1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Marys University School of LawLawDoctorate of Juris Prudence1992
Abilene Christian UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1989
Abilene Christian UniversityMass CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
News SegmentKnow Your Rights2006