On October 6, 2014, criminal defense attorney James P. Whalen was admitted to the Supreme Court bar. He was only able to receive his admission by meeting that bar’s very specific requirements.
Whalen had to provide a certificate of good standing from the Supreme Court of Texas, which both confirmed that he is in good standing in Texas and that he has been a member of the state bar for at least three years. Besides this, he had to be sponsored by two current Supreme Court bar members who know him but are not related by marriage or blood. Their sponsorship means that they are vouching for Mr. Whalen’s character both morally and professionally, as well as the fact that he has the qualifications necessary for the highest court in our country.
Why should Mr. Whalen’s admission to the U.S. Supreme Court bar matter to you? Simple. Because a lawyer can’t argue a case in front of the Supreme Court unless they are a part of this bar.
Attorneys Must Be Admitted to Argue in Front of the Supreme Court
If you have a case that is going to be argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court or you believe that there is a possibility for that to occur with your case in the future, it is vital that you work with an attorney who is allowed to argue there.
By obtaining admission to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, James Whalen is now able to see your case through to the end – even if that means going all the way to the highest court in the land. This means that you’ll be able to stick with the same Frisco criminal lawyer throughout your entire case instead of having to bring in someone new who won’t know the details of your situation as well.
Being forced to switch representation in the middle of a case in this way can be devastating for clients both emotionally and in terms of the outcome of your case. You don’t want to have to open yourself up to someone new after putting all of your trust in your original attorney, and you don’t want to have to hope and pray that your new counsel will be able to get up to speed fast enough to help you – or that they have your best interests in mind.
Don’t put yourself in this unfortunate position. When you’re seeking out representation, go with someone who is already admitted to argue in front of the Supreme Court like Frisco criminal lawyer James P. Whalen and you’ll never have to worry about this situation coming up.