About the Firm

Wilson, Robertson & VanDeventer, P.C. handles all phases of general civil practice and litigation, with many of its members specializing in specific areas of law. By maintaining a practice in both state and federal courts throughout the East Texas region, the firm is able to provide broad-based experience while enjoying a close relationship with its clients. As an AV-rated law firm, the Wilson, Robertson & VanDeventer, P.C.'s reputation and the competence and qualifications of its attorneys make it one of East Texas' premier law firms.

The firm was established in 1940 by Murph Wilson, a former Mayor of Tyler and Trustee of the Tyler Independent School District. Other firm members have continued the Firm's tradition of distinguished service in local civic and community involvement. One of the firm's previous members, the Honorable William Steger, served as Senior Judge on the United States Court for the Eastern District of Texas until his death in 2006. The Honorable Otis T. Dunagan, after his retirement as Chief Justice for the 12th Court of Appeals in Tyler, served Of Counsel with the firm until his death in 1983. Another previous member, Honorable Robert H. Wilson, was elected to the 321st District Court in Smith County in 2019, where he continues to serve as judge. He became a shareholder with the firm in 1998 and specialized in family law during his tenure.

Wilson, Robertson & VanDeventer, P.C. maintains a strong litigation practice including commercial, tort, employment, patent infringement, product liability, transportation, and insurance defense cases. Our attorneys possess the expertise and qualifications to serve as local counsel in complex litigation, including exceptional trial assistance. We have recently served major companies such as Google, LG Electronics and Texas Instruments in technology litigation in federal court in the Eastern District of Texas. The firm's aggressive litigation practice has earned it a listing in Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys.

The firm has an extensive business and commercial practice, including corporate, transactional, construction, tax, credit, and bankruptcy. The combined expertise of the firm allows it to efficiently meet the various needs of the business client. With a large real estate section, Wilson, Robertson & VanDeventer, P.C. services major local institutions such as Altra Federal Credit Union, Cadence Bank, Southside Bank, Texas Bank and Trust Company, Texas National Bank of Jacksonville, The Genecov Group, Inc., Assured Title Company and Central Title Company. Since its inception, the firm has had a strong presence in the East Texas oil industry, providing support services in all phases of the energy practice. We have recently served major companies such as XTO Energy, Inc, EXCO Resources, Inc, Forest Oil Corp, Sand Ridge Energy, Classic Hydrocarbons, and Burk Royalty Company.