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James P. Peterson

Attorney at Law

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, alimony, wills, probate, and guardianships.

"I tell my clients what I see happening in the courtroom, provide them with advice, and they make the decision."

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

  • Adoption

  • Termination of Parental Rights

  • Wills

  • Probate

  • Heirship

  • Family Law

  • Divorce

  • Child Custody

  • Visitation

  • Father's Rights

  • Military Divorce

  • Paternity

  • Probate

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Representative Clients

  • Adoptive Parents

  • Step-Parents

  • Married Couples

  • Single Persons

  • Heirs

  • Beneficiaries

  • Executors

  • Power of Attorneys

Professional Associations

  • 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

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Service Award — 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

  • Former Charter Organization Executive, Boy Scout Pack and Troop 53

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Hotline for Older Texans

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 1985

  • U.S. District Court - District of Texas, 1993

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit, 2000


  • J.D. — St. Mary's University School of Law, 1985

  • B.A. — The University of Texas at Austin, 1982

  • Boerne High School, 1978

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