James Beeler


As Interviewed by S.B., March 18, 2015
"Everybody thinks they’re right and when you go into court of law, your job is to convince someone who’s already made up their mind that they’re wrong."
James Beeler

Introductory Profile: About James Beeler

I interviewed James Beeler, a criminal defense attorney in Port Lavaca, Texas. He is in his late sixties and graduated from the South Texas College of Law in 1976 after graduating from the University of Houston. James has one brother and one sister younger than himself. He is married and has three sons, as well as two step sons and eventually ten grandchildren, including myself. James has been working as an attorney in Port Lavaca for 38 years.

James was kind during the interview, gladly explaining what he does and his views. James and I discussed his views on the biases in juries, as well as his response to hearing other attorneys question whether an overworked attorney can properly provide service to their clients. It was clear that he is very passionate about what he does. The tone of the interview was casual. His responses were detailed, and I learned lots from just our brief conversation. Though we were separated by the phone, the interview still felt personal.

I greatly enjoyed interviewing James Beeler about his views on biases and overwork in the courtroom. I am very thankful to have learned more about what he does and the many things he knows about.