Founder, Whalen Law Office
James P. Whalen is a dedicated criminal defense attorney renowned for his client-first approach. Committed to personal care, he offers discreet and assertive representation to those facing state and federal criminal charges. Mr. Whalen tirelessly challenges government cases, ensuring the true narrative is presented.
Educated at Southern Methodist University School of Law (J.D., 1995) and Pennsylvania State University (B.A. in International Politics, 1990), he holds admissions across multiple Texas districts, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the U.S. Among his affiliations are memberships with the American Bar Association, National and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Associations, and the Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Association, where he’s served in leadership roles.
His accolades include appearances on COURT TV and local news as a legal expert, and board certification in Criminal Appellate Law and Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Recognitions also encompass D Magazine’s Best Lawyers List from 2021-2023 and Best Lawyers in America 2024.