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Kevin W. Willhelm

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Abilene, TX

Willhelm Law Firm
500 Chestnut St, Suite 1509
Abilene, TX 79602
Phone: 325-400-4954
Fax: 915-692-8994
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed in Texas Since: 1992
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (30%), Bankruptcy: Consumer (20%), Estate Planning & Probate (20%), Bankruptcy: Business (10%), Family Law (10%), Social Security Disability (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of the Willhelm Law Firm, Kevin W. Willhelm has a very diverse practice that encompasses criminal defense matters, estate planning and administration, consumer bankruptcy, family law, and Social Security Disability claims and appeals. Located in Abilene, Texas, his clients come from Taylor, Jones, and Lubbock counties and other parts of the state.

Mr. Willhelm attended Abilene Christian University, and in 1989, he received a Bachelor of Science in psychology along with a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication. He then enrolled at St. Mary’s University School of Law, graduating with his Juris Doctor in 1992. Mr. Willhelm has been certified as a specialist in consumer bankruptcy law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and he has been admitted to practice in Texas since 1992. He is additionally admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Western and Northern Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Willhelm has successfully defended people who have been accused by the state or the federal government of having committed misdemeanor or felony offenses. The types of cases that he has worked on have included driving while impaired, weapons violations, sex offenses, assault, murder and white collar crimes. In his bankruptcy practice, Mr. Willhelm’s experience has encompassed consumer bankruptcies under Chapters 7 and 13, Chapter 11 business reorganizations, and ranch and farm bankruptcies that are governed by Chapter 12.

In his family law practice, Mr. Willhelm has assisted clients in navigating the divorce process, and he has also handled adoptions as well as modifications to and the enforcement of existing parenting or support court orders. He also assists other clients who are no longer able to work and who are seeking their rightful Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Bankruptcy: Consumer
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10%Bankruptcy: Business
  • 10%Family Law
  • 10%Social Security Disability
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Criminal Domestic Violence, Bankruptcy Law, Probate & Estate Administration, Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About Kevin W. Willhelm

First Admitted: 1992, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Disability Resources Inc. (DRI), Board of Directors, January 2019 - Present
  • Abilene Philharmonic
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Kiwanis, 1999 - 2008
  • Abilene Opera Association, Vice President, 2001 - 2004
  • Communities in Schools, Board of Directors, 2003 - 2004
  • Providence Classical Academy, Board President/Co-founder, 2007 - 2014
  • Rotary International, 2015 - Present
  • Kicks for Kids, Legal Adviser, Board of Directors, 2013 - Present
  • Hendrick Health Systems, Heart Savers Committee, 2017 - Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow


  • 2002 Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year; Abilene Young Lawyers Association
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 2000-2001

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy, Texas Board Legal Specialization, 1988
  • Approved as a Special Prosecutor for Jones and Shackleford Counties, Texas
  • The Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) is pleased to approve your application to sit for the Attorney Certification exam in Criminal Law., 2020

Educational Background

  • BS in Psychology and BA in Mass Communication from Abilene Christian University, 1989

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Admitted and qualified as an Attorney and Counselor of the Supreme Court of the United States, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Maintaining Member of The College of the State Bar of Texas, 2020
  • ACU Lettermen’s Association, Member
  • Abilene Young Lawyers Association, President, 2001-2002
  • Mensa, Member
  • Abilene Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • The Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Texas, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
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Office Location for Kevin W. Willhelm

500 Chestnut St
Suite 1509
Abilene, TX 79602

Phone: 325-400-4954

Fax: 915-692-8994

Last Updated: 12/26/2021

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