James "Wes" Bearden

J. W. Bearden & Associates, PLLC
1341 West Mockingbird Lane, Suite 820W
Dallas, TX 78524
214-396-7622
beardenlawfirm.com


With years of experience, Wes Bearden carries his clients through the legal process, and alleviates the burden of their stressful situations.

His expertise lies in his ability to seek the facts necessary to aggressively represent his clients to achieve the results they desire.

EDUCATION
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Juris Doctorate
Member of the Texas Wesleyan Law Review
Member of the Eldon B. Mahon American Inn of Courts
Stephen F. Austin University, Bachelor of Business Administration. Emphasis in Finance and Real Estate

BAR ADMISSIONS
Texas
Louisiana
District of Columbia
New York
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

ORGANIZATIONS
Federal Bar Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Louisiana Association of Justice
College of the State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association
New Orleans Bar Association
Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court
Texas Bar College, Professional Society of Legal Scholars

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
City of Arlington Landmark Preservation Commission, Past Commissioner
City of Arlington West Sector Development Board, Past Member
Young Men of Arlington, Member
Past Member Krewe of Endymion, Krewe of Pygmalion
Public Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

CLE & PUBLICATIONS
National Academy of Continuing Legal Education CLE, December 2021: Spy Torts, When the Other Side Overreaches.
Lawline CLE, June 2021: If you Try Sometimes, You Can Get What You Need: How to draft effective FOIA requests.
Lawline CLE, June 2021: Understanding the Legal Implications of Surveillance, Social Media, and Spying
2021 National Association of Legal Investigators: Premises Liability Investigations
Attorney at Law Magazine: Drones and Privacy
Iowa Association of Private Investigators 2018 Conference: Family Law Investigations
Texas Association of Licensed Investigators 2017 Conference: Family Law Investigations
World Investigators Conference 2016: Surveillance & Privacy Law
Houston Bar Association 2016: Investigators, Attorneys, and Privileged Communications
State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law Seminar 2006: Look Before You Snoop
Attorney at Law Magazine, Jan. 2015: Rapid Research
Attorney at Law Magazine: Smile, You're on 'Candid Camera'
Attorney at Law Magazine, Sept. 2015: Internal Investigations
Dallas Bar Association 2004: Paralegal or Investigator