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Continuing A Reputation
For Legal Excellence
It’s unfortunate, but many people believe that living in a small town means you have to go to the “big city” to find a lawyer when you need to resolve a serious legal matter. This is a mistake for two reasons. First, it is absolutely critical to hire an Orange County, Texas lawyer who is familiar with the court, judges, and other attorneys in Orange, Texas. Second, if you choose to retain a big city firm, the lawyer you meet with or originally contact will never do any significant work on your behalf. The result is representation that may not take the trends in your jurisdiction into account or may only receive attention from an inexperienced associate attorney.
Jim Sharon Bearden, Jr., principal attorney at The Bearden Law Firm, was born and raised in Orange, Texas. He has 23 years of legal experience, including work at larger law firms, and also currently serves as the judge of the Municipal Court of Orange. He has been recognized as a Nationally Ranked Top Ten Attorney, a Top Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, a Top Rated attorney by Avvo, Top 1% Most Honored Professionals, and was listed in the Top Ten Attorneys Under 40. Jim Sharon was recently voted the Best Attorney in Orange, Texas by the Orange Leader Reader’s Choice awards.
His father, Jim Sharon Bearden, Sr., is well known in both the legal and general community of Orange. Jim, Sr., has served as a District Attorney and a judge in the area and has practiced law for more than 40 years. He continues to be associated with The Bearden Law Firm as an of counsel attorney.
Is Not Just A Number
The Bearden Law Firm‘s practice encompasses many areas of the law. None of them are “theoretical” to the firm’s primary attorney, Jim Sharon Bearden, Jr. For example, his personal injury representations are deeply impacted by the injuries he suffered as the victim in a double 18-wheeler wreck. (He has fortunately fully recovered.) When he represents criminal defendants facing DUI or drug charges, his focus is on helping them overcome any personal issues with substance abuse, as well as minimize the impact of their arrest on the rest of their lives. As the father of five, Jim Sharon brings an appreciation of how divorce and family law issues impact children, and believes their interests come first in these situations.
Jim Sharon also believes that his clients deserve his full attention from start to finish. He handles all cases personally – you will not be passed off to anyone else. Attorney Bearden also has a reputation as a “straight-shooter.” As your attorney, his job is NOT to tell you what you WANT to hear about your case; his job is to tell you what you NEED to hear, and to collaborate with you on your case so the result is something with which you can live.