James Paul Peterson

James Paul Peterson

Sole Practitioner
San Antonio, Texas

Our legal services include, but are not limited to: adoption, divorce, property settlement agreements, valuation of assets, spousal support, child custody, visitation, and child support issues, paternity determinations, modification of support and custody, annulments, palimony, wills, probate, and guardianships. All of these services focus on all the legal issues which arise in a family.

Our practice is well versed in all aspects of contested litigation, as well as mediation and cooperative issue resolution.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1985

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Visitation
  • Father's Rights
  • Military Divorce
  • Adoption
  • Paternity
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Hiership

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2000


  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D. - 1985
  • The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.A. - 1982
  • Boerne High School - 1978

Representative Clients

  • Adoption
  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Visitation
  • Wills
  • Small Estates

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award of Texas Legal Services Center, 2011
  • Eagle Scout, 1978,Charter Organization Representative (BSA), 1997 - 2013
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Family Law Attorney of the Year, 1997
  • Charter organization Representative Boy Scout Troop and Pack 53

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Union Privilege Legal Services (AFL-CIO), Plan Attorney, 1985 - Present
  • ARAG, Plan Attorney, 1997 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Past Chairman, Attorney Referral Committee
  • The Bulverde United Men's Ministries, Past President

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Hotline for Older Texans


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