Esq. Attorney at Law
James Voeller is an attorney licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas. He began his career as a member of the staff of the Minneapolis office of Ernst & Whinney. From there, James worked as an associate with the law firm of Wiese & Cox of Minneapolis before establishing The Voeller Law Firm in 1983. Throughout his career, James has helped families structure their affairs in order to eliminate the threat of government intervention into their private lives and protect their assets from lawsuits. In the process, he has helped families save millions of dollars in estate taxes and probate costs.
James primarily represents individuals and business owners in both business and estate planning matters.
According to James:
Individuals spend their lives raising families and accumulating assets to support themselves during retirement. My goal is to help my clients implement a creative, cost effective plan whereby they retain control of their assets, maintain privacy, and ultimately pass their inheritance to their heirs at the least administrative and tax cost. Each plan is tailored to the specific needs of the client and the circumstances they face.
James earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota Law School where he graduated with honors in 1980. James received his undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, where he graduated magna cum laude.
James is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of the State of Texas and all other Texas state, county and local courts, the Supreme Court of Illinois and the Supreme Court of Minnesota. In 2009 James co-authored the book entitled Estate Planning Strategies – Collective Wisdom, Proven Techniques. James’ contribution to this resource provided information and resources for Beneficiary Controlled Descendant’s Trusts.
James currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Financial Planning Association of San Antonio & South Texas and is or has been a member of the following professional and community organizations:
- Texas Bar Association
- College of the State Bar of Texas
- San Antonio Bar Association
- The Estate Planning Council of San Antonio
- National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
- Elder Law Section of the San Antonio Bar
- Wealth Counsel (a consortium of over 1,000 national estate planning attorneys)
- Founding Member of Wealth Counsel Advisors Forum
- Comal County Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Minnesota State Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Christian Legal Society