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Kevin W. Willhelm

Criminal defense Attorney at Abilene, TX

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Willhelm Law Firm

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1992
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Kevin

Learn Kevin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I represent accused individuals in state and federal courts at all levels of felonies and misdemeanors.

    31 years

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    I represent individuals and businesses in all areas of bankruptcy and debt counseling.

    29 years

  3. Family
    I represent individuals in divorce proceedings, child custody and modification issues.

    24 years

  4. General practice
    i represent individuals and businesses in various legal matters including business formation, wills, probate, contracts and general legal counseling.

    31 years

  5. Social Security & Disability
    I represent impaired individuals in disability appeals when they've been denied disability compensation.

    25 years

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 twenty seven 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 and the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Willhelm Law Firm
441 Butternut St.
Abilene, TX, 79602


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Posted by Samantha Rummel | November 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
VERY honorable man of integrity.
I rarely provide excellent reviews for anyone because it means I have to put my signature behind that person and be able to stand firm on my position regarding them: that's hard to do with most people in today's society. However, I immediately stood firm on my support regarding Mr. Willhelm because I have known him for almost five years now, and I have seen his professionalism, excellent and very caring representation of his clients, his stature as a Christ-centered man who cares deeply for "family", and he surrounds himself as well, with fellow professionals who display the same sense of honor, justice, and integrity. One simply has to take all of these attributes, observe his actions both in and out of the courtroom, and it is very clear that the Court NEEDS a Judge of his caliber. Legal decisions will always have an impact on others throughout this community, because all rulings (whether it be a case you think is meaningless or not) have a role in setting a precedence... ALL rulings... We wouldn't have penal codes had it not been for rulings which began a process to make a difference. We must ensure that those who practice the law understand that they, along with their actions, make a difference... Mr. Willhelm understands this and strives to ensure his practice and his actions, make a JUST difference. One thing I am confident about saying is this: regardless of the decisions made in what would be "Judge Willhelm's Court", you could at least leave his courtroom knowing that an honest, fair, impartial, experienced, honorable, and JUST person sat on that "bench"... No underhanded envelopes with coin being slid under his door, no "I could care less because it's not MY family suffering"... Because he doesn't operate that way. Having Mr. Willhelm as an attorney made an extremely difficult crisis for me and my family, bearable... And during the very hard times I have always said to myself what he told me years ago which was, "You WILL get through this"... He cares about his clients, their families, and providing JUSTICE for those who need it... And I will stand behind these words any day!
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Response from Kevin Willhelm December 1, 2015
Thank you. I appreciate the opportunity to represent you and help you resolve the challenges you were facing.
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I'll forever be grateful to Kevin Willhelm for his help during a very difficult time for our family. So glad to have another opportunity to say, "Thank you again, Kevin."
Response from Kevin Willhelm November 5, 2015
Thank you. I appreciate the opportunity to help you resolve your situation.


  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Contingency 35%-40%
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Shareholder
  • Willhelm Law Firm
  • 2015 - Present
  • Managing Shareholder
  • Law Offices of Weir & Willhelm, P.C.
  • 2000 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Monte J. White & Associates, P.C.
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Supervising Attorney
  • Law Offices of David W. Kirk, P.C.
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Associate Attorney
  • Brian L. Blakeley & Associates, P.C.
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of Charles W. King
  • 1992 - 1994
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  • St. Mary's University
  • Doctorate of Juris Prudence
  • 1992
  • Abilene Christian University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989
  • Abilene Christian University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Drug Trafficking Organization
  • Client found guilty; case appealed to United States Supreme Court
  • Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Client acquitted
  • Chapter 11
  • Discharged


  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow
  • 2008 - Present
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • The Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who
  • Strathmore's Who's Who
  • 2003
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year
  • Abilene Young Lawyers Association
  • 2002


  • Modern Dictionary for the Legal Profession
  • Dictionary of Terms of Other Professions for Lawyers
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • News Segment
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Kevin
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Friend
"I worked with Kevin when I was a federal prosecutor and I can tell you that the United States Attorney's Office always held Kevin in high regard due to his legal acumen and zealous advocacy. Not only is Kevin a brilliant lawyer, he is a hard working family man who lives by faith. I value our friendship and consider Kevin to be one of the best attorneys in Abilene."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kevin is a fantastic lawyer, and his paralegal, Amy Sims, is very sharp too. Between the two of them they have several decades of experience, and it shows. Kevin is one of a dying breed of general practice lawyers that have a working knowledge of many practice areas of the law - most lawyers "specialize" which means they may not be able to answer all your questions about how an outcome affects you in different contexts. My law firm works very close to Kevin's office partially to share in his vast knowledge and experience. I have worked with Kevin on the following types of cases: Bankruptcy, Deceptive Trade Practices, Family Law, Social Security Claims, Criminal Defense, appellate matters, and general litigation. Kevin regularly appears in various federal courts, state district court, small claims courts, and administrative law courts. He exudes a level of competence and professionalism that all lawyers should aspire to."
General practice Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."