Practice Areas

Receiverships & Collections

Volberding Law Firm offers experienced assistance with corporate debt and judgment collection, including court appointed receiverships. Read More

Receiverships / Judgment Collection

Texas law allows judges to appoint a receiver to collect unpaid judgments. (Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code § 31.002.) A receiver is a third party, commonly a lawyer or law firm, who is authorized by the judge and Texas law to seize the ass… Read More

Corporate Debt Collection

Based in Tyler, Texas, the Volberding Law Firm offers expertise in collecting debts owed by one business to another business. So if you own or work for a business and another business owes your company money on a contract or vendor trade account, we… Read More

Civil Litigation

Tyler, Texas attorney James W. Volberdingprovides aggressive civil litigation representation on a variety of civil disputes. He represents clients in federal and state litigation in East Texas, as well as civil and criminal appeals in federal and st… Read More

State & Federal Civil Litigation

James W. Volberding is a seasoned Tyler, Texas, civil litigation lawyer representing businesses seeking to collect debts owed by corporations, cases and disputes over money, property/boundary issues or services owed. The Volberding Law Firm offers a… Read More

You Want to Sue Someone

If someone harms you or your business, it may be necessary for you to sue that person or company. Here are some things you need to know. First, have realistic expectations. The courthouse is not a slot machine that is going to give you a lot of money… Read More

What if You Have Been Sued?

As you have already gathered if you’ve read about the process of a lawsuit in Texas: if you receive a threatening letter from a lawyer, or are served with a lawsuit, you need to take the documents to an experienced civil litigation lawyer immed… Read More

What About Lawsuits Involving Cars?

Every lawyer gets phone calls about cars and trucks. Vehicle owners often have disputes because the car broke down, or has defects, or was not repaired properly. A lawyer can certainly deal with such situations, but rarely will the value of a vehicle… Read More

Civil Appeals

James Volberding represents businesses and individuals in the Texas and federal appellate courts. He has written and argued briefs in the Tyler, Texarkana, Eastland, and Dallas Courts of Appeals involving contract disputes, child custody, fa… Read More

Criminal Law

James Volberding is a Board Certified Attorney in Texas Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law with many years of experience in criminal appeals, writs of habeas corpus, parole hearings,  and records expunction / sealing. Read More

Criminal Appeals

Tyler, Texas criminal appeals attorney James Volberding is Board Certified in Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has written and argued briefs in the Tyler, Texarkana, Eastland, and Dallas Courts of… Read More

Writs of Habeas Corpus

An application for writ of habeas corpus (WHC or “writ”) is a type of legal proceeding which allows an inmate to bring up new evidence to show that he needs a new trial. The evidence must be compelling and serious. For example, if police… Read More


If you have a friend or loved one in a Texas prison, there may be a way to help. Generally, there are only two avenues of legal help for an inmate once his appeal has been completed. One is an application for writ of habeas corpus. The other is parol… Read More

Representation Before the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles consists of 18 members around the State. When an inmate is considered for parole, the Board will pull his file and send it to one of the three-member parole panels which covers the inmate’s unit. The board… Read More

When Can You Get Parole in Texas?

Here are some things to know about obtaining parole in Texas. First, if the inmate was convicted of a crime that included a finding that he or she used a deadly weapon, then the inmate must serve 50% of the sentence before the Parole Board will even… Read More

Parole Revocation

If an inmate is released on parole, he or she will of course be subject to a string of conditions. Generally, it is easier to be on parole than on probation. If the parolee violates a condition, he or she will quickly be arrested on what is called a… Read More


The Volberding Law Firm charges a retainer of $3,500 to represent an incarcerated inmate client before the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, provided that the inmate is in one of the Tennessee Colony units, or within a two-hour drive of Tyler. Tota… Read More


Frequently, good people are convicted of criminal offenses that they wish had never occurred. Texas has a procedure for erasing criminal convictions, but the procedure is difficult and limited to a few situations. An expunction in Texas, also known a… Read More