Tyler, Texas Attorney for Parole Hearings

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 parole.

Read more below about parole in Texas and how an attorney can improve your chances of early parole. While it is not possible to obtain parole in every case, the Volberding Law Firm's success rate averages 60% to 64%. This means that we win parole 60% to 64% of the time on the first or second review and lose about 36% to 40% of our cases. If we lose, we do not give up. The Board will set off the client's parole, typically for one year, and we will try again. Unless the crime is heinous, eventually the client will be paroled.

If you would like more information, please read about the costs of hiring us and contact attorney James W. Volberding at our Tyler, Texas law office. Usually the best way to proceed is for the family to meet Mr. Volberding at his office and talk about the client's situation. We do not charge for the first meeting with client families who do not hire us.

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