Willhelm Law Firm, formerly known as
Law Offices of Weir & Willhelm, P.C., Abilene, Texas.
(October 1, 2000 - Present)
President/Managing Attorney. Own, manage and operate law office helping clients successfully resolve issues in all major fields of law, including criminal law, family law, personal injury, social security disability and wills and probate. Successfully resolved reorganization and liquidation bankruptcy cases for consumers and businesses as well as creditors. Experienced in business formation, non-profit start-up and civil litigation. Represent clients in state and federal courts.
Monte J. White & Associates, P.C., Abilene, Texas and Wichita Falls, Texas.
(February 16, 1999 - September 30, 2000)
Managing Attorney. Managed Abilene office for Wichita Falls based law firm. Restructured, developed and maintained a profitable satellite office handling chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy cases successfully for consumers as well as creditors. Also represented clients in social security matters and other civil matters.
The Law Offices of David W. Kirk, P.C., San Antonio, Texas.
(July 1, 1995 - February 15, 1999)
Attorney. Developed and maintained new clients; managed front office operations; resolved contested matters and Adversary cases; and supervised five legal assistants in preparation and completion of more than 1,000 bankruptcy petitions per year.
Brian L. Blakeley & Associates, San Antonio, Texas.
(April 1, 1994 - April 15, 1995)
Associate Attorney. Defended 17-year-old young lady as first-chair counsel in 6-day jury trial; managed insurance defense litigation cases; negotiated settlements of commercial liability and personal injury defense cases; serviced and defended insurance company clients; and analyzed, researched and prepared reports regarding coverage issues.
The Law Offices of Charles W. King & Associates, P.C., San Antonio, Texas.
(August 10, 1992 - March 31, 1994)
Associate Attorney. Successfully defended insurance companies as second-chair counsel in three bad faith trials resulting in zero verdicts against the plaintiffs; successfully defended lady in a minor pedestrian/motor vehicle accident trial; negotiated and settled numerous personal injury defense cases; represented a nuclear power plant construction company in a toxic tort class action.
St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas.
Juris Doctor awarded May 17, 1992.
Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas.
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, May 6, 1989;
Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication, May 6, 1989.
Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court
Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Member, The College of the State Bar of Texas.
Member, The Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas.
Member, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
2002 Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year; Abilene Young Lawyers Association.
Licensed to practice in Texas, November 1992.
Admitted to practice in Federal District Courts of Texas Northern District, Western District and Southern District.
Admitted to practice in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Member State Bar of Texas.
Member Abilene Bar Association.
Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy, Texas Board Legal Specialization, since 1988.
President (2001-2002) Abilene Young Lawyers Association.
Member of Mensa.
Member of ACU Lettermen’s Association.
Strathmore’s Who’s Who 2000-2001.
Third Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Approved as a Special Prosecutor for Jones and Shackleford Counties.
Disability Resources Inc. (DRI), Board of Directors, January 2019 - present.
Hendrick Health Systems, Heart Savers Committee, 2017 - present.
Kicks for Kids, Legal Adviser, Board of Directors, 2013 - present.
Rotary International, 2015-present.
Providence Classical Academy, Board President/Co-founder, 2007-2014.
Communities in Schools, Board of Directors, 2003 - 2004.
Abilene Opera Association, vice-president, 2001 - 2004.
Kiwanis, 1999 - 2008.
Chamber of Commerce.