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James Samuel Winegardner

Civil rights Attorney

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1987
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

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I am a Christian and music fan with a beautiful wife and three lovely daughters.


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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Ralph | April 7, 2010
James is a gem amongst his peers
Looking for a divorce lawyer when you don't want the divorce was bad enough. I was so grateful I was led to James Winegardner. I was very pleased with his legal representation but more additionally his personal guidance. He helped me manage a nasty situation with dignity and self respect. His familiarity with the local courtroom and his fine reputation in Hood County was was a big plus in front of the judge. I recommend James Winegardner as a lawyer and as a counselor in general.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2010
Exceptional Attorney - Best in Town!
James Winegardner is the best attorney in town, in my opinion. He helped me with my divorce and was ethical, knowledgeable, trustworthy and kind throughout the entire process.
Posted by Felicia | March 31, 2010
James Winegardner Delivers Exceptional Diligence and Attention To Detail.
I am a REALTOR and was enjioned in a suit for premises liability. There were four other attorneys representing other defendants (Realtors). ONLY James Winegardner took the time and effort to find case law that proved that I as a REALTOR was NOT liable. He handled my case in an exceptionally professional manner. James and his office staff were attentive to details and performed in the most compassionate and competent manner. All dates were met and papers filed in a timely manner. I have referred James to several of my friends and clients and ALL have been as pleased with his services as I have been.
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Posted by Kim | March 30, 2010
Wonderful Attorney
James is one of the most ethical and compassionate people I've met. He is very intelligent, very firm, and extremely compassionate. He provided me with great advice while being very sensitive to the pain I was experiencing because of needing a lawyer. He was the 3rd lawyer I hired to try and settle my custody case. I did more for the case in 2 months than the other 2 attorneys did in almost a year. I would highly recommend James to anyone who needs someone who can be very gentle but also fight intelligently.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Winegardner & McLaughlin, PLLC
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Director of Claims
  • Adventist Risk Management
  • 2003 - 2005


  • Southern Methodist University
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • ******** v. ********
  • $1,200,000.00 verdict

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certifiied in Personal Injury Trial Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1998


  • Handbook on Effective Liability Procedures
  • H.E.L.P.
  • 1991

Speaking Engagements

  • Risk Management Conference
  • Church Liability
  • 2004
  • Texas Young Lawyers Religion and Church Law
  • Church Liability
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (8)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several cases to James throughout the last ten years. James is a very competant attorney and he takes care of his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Winegardner is an attorney of high moral character and one that puts his clients first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known James as an attorney for over 10 years. Anyone who hires James will quickly learn that he is an excellent attoney who is passionate, ethical, and devoted to his clients as well as to his own family."
General practice Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Civil rights Lawyer James Samuel Winegardner
James Samuel Winegardner
Civil rights Attorney
Licensed for 36 years
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