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James Patrick Whalen

James Patrick Whalen

Whalen Law Office
  • Criminal Law, Juvenile Law, White Collar Crime ...
  • Eastern District of Texas, Northern District of Texas, Southern District of Texas, Texas, Western District of Texas
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James P. Whalen is the owner of Whalen Law Office in Frisco, Texas.

James graduated from Southern Methodist University School of Law in May 1995 and was admitted to the Texas Bar in November 1995 and is admitted to practice in the federal courts of the Eastern, Northern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas, Northern District of Illinois, as well as the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. James has been Board Certified in Criminal Law since 2002 and has been Board Certified in Criminal Appellate Law since 2017. Mr. Whalen practices exclusively in federal and state criminal defense.

James is a current member of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Criminal Law Exam Commission. James is an active member of the American Bar Association and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, past president of the Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Association, a past board member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. James has appeared on local news stations as an expert on criminal law and appeared on Court TV as an analyst. He has also served as a member of the Eastern District of Texas Local Rules Committee and the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel. Finally, he has been named a Texas Super Lawyer for the following years: 2005; 2006; 2012; 2013; 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

SMU Dedman School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Pennsylvania State University
B.A. (1990) | Foreign Service and International Politics
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Professional Experience
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Criminal Law
Texas State Bar
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas  # 00794837
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Eastern District of Texas
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Northern District of Texas
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Southern District of Texas
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State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 00794837
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Western District of Texas
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5th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Juvenile Law
White Collar Crime
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
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Contact & Map
Whalen Law Office
9300 John Hickman Pkwy
Ste 501
Frisco, TX 75035
Telephone: (214) 368-2560
Fax: (972) 829-8654
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed