Alan Wharton has broad experience in litigated disputes gained during his 23 years of legal practice. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in the areas of personal injury, oil and gas, real estate, construction, and general business. He is licensed to practice before all the courts of the state of Texas as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Alan has tried numerous cases to verdict and has appeared in courtrooms across the state advocating for his clients.
A Tyler native Alan began his legal career with the Smith County District Attorney’s Office where he received substantial trial experience. He left the DA’s office to work for a local boutique insurance defense law firm, where he represented insurance companies and those they insured across the State of Texas. He became a Partner in 2003. Alan founded Wharton Law Firm in 2004 and in addition to his defense practice put his litigation experience to work for individuals injured by the negligence of others. His personal injury practice required him to quickly evaluate situations and accurately assess the steps necessary to obtain favorable results. As he honed his skills, business people and individuals in oil and gas, real estate, construction, and general business approached him to handle their litigation cases, so he expanded his legal practice to include these areas.
Alan’s extensive background in litigation provides him the experience to assist parties in resolving their disputes before or during litigation. He is available to mediate all kinds of civil and family law disputes including SAPCR.
In addition to mediation Alan still maintains a legal practice that includes litigation and transactional work.
- State Bar of Texas, May 1998
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 1999
- South Texas College of Law, Juris Doctorate, December 1997
- Texas Christian University, B.B.A., December 1994
- American Arbitration Association (AAA)
- AAA Consumer Panel, 2021
- 40 hour - Mediator, Mediation Dynamics, 2019
- 30 hour - Mediator of Suits Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship and other Family Disputes, Mediation Dynamics, 2019
- American Arbitration Association
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section of State Bar of Texas
- Association of Attorney - Mediators
- Smith County Bar Association