Tyler, Texas, attorney James "Wes" Volberding has been in private practice for over twenty years, concentrating on civil litigation in Texas and federal trial and appellate courts, receiverships, collections, and post-conviction criminal matters. Mr. Volberding is Board Certified in Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
After graduating from Texas A&M University with a B.B.A. in accounting and finance, Mr. Volberding worked as a CPA for the accounting firm Cooper & Lybrand in Midland, Texas, and then as an internal auditor for the management consulting firm Booz-Allen & Hamilton in New Jersey. For three years he planned and led audits throughout the firm's worldwide practice offices including London, Paris, São Paulo, Mexico City, Düsseldorf, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and Washington.
Mr. Volberding graduated from Baylor Law School where he was Senior Notes & Comments Editor of the Baylor Law Review. He clerked for the late Hon. Judge William M. Steger, U.S. District Court, in Tyler for two years and served as a felony prosecutor in Nacogdoches.
Mr. Volberding is a Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General's Corps. He is currently assigned as the Staff Judge Advocate, 412th Theater Engineer Command, Vicksburg, Mississippi. He has run more than 40 marathons, including New York (2006 - 4:06), Chicago (2007 - 3:55, completing as the race was cancelled for heat), Dallas (eight times), Oklahoma City (2007), Austin (2005 and 2012) and six Boston Marathons (2009 - 3:27:19). He raced five Wichita Falls Hotter 'n Hell 100 mile cycling races, completing the 2009 race in 5:47 (17.3 mph avg.).
Mr. Volberding and his wife have five children, scattered over the globe.