Our Attorneys in San Antonio, Texas

Trust in the experience and professionalism of our law firm to provide you with wise counsel and support during troubled times. Whether you are considering a divorce, negotiating child support and custody, or facing criminal charges, our attorneys work to protect your rights. Request a free initial consultation for information and advice on how to proceed with your legal concern.

San Antonio Family Law Firms Merge

In 2014, The Law Offices of William Douglas Bineham and Gillen & Associates, Attorneys At Law, PLLC combined their forces, skills, and talents to serve our clients better. Bineham & Gillen handles a wide variety of family law cases including divorce, custody, child support collection, enforcement and modification of child support and visitation.

The Principals

William “Doug” Bineham

William “Doug” Bineham

Mr. Bineham has a lengthy and distinguished career in the law. In addition to his private practice, William “Doug” Bineham is the current prosecutor for the City of Natalia, Texas. He is active in the Community Justice Program where he frequently serves as a mentor. He serves on the Boards of The San Antonio Bar Association’s Family Law Section and is the President-Elect of The Mexican American Bar Association (San Antonio). Doug graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1990 and currently sits on the Board of the St. Mary’s Law Alumni Association and is the Past-President of the Hispanic Law Alumni Association. He is a member of the Texas State Bar College. He graduated with a B.A. from Texas A&I University in 1986.

James F. Gillen, Jr.

James F. Gillen, Jr.

James is a former decorated Marine and Registered Nurse who, while working full-time, earned his J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law. He specializes in all matters of family law and brings a unique perspective to his practice based on his years as a practicing Registered Nurse. He has served as a Board Member for The Hispanic Law Alumni Association and The Center for Family Relations. James is also a member of The San Antonio Bar Association, The San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, and The Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Gillen served in the United States Marines and was honorably discharged after the Persian Gulf War. Mr. Gillen graduated from UTSA in 1995 with a bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1997. Since becoming a licensed attorney, Mr. Gillen has focused his practice on helping his clients just as he did for years in the Emergency Rooms and ICU’s in San Antonio, Texas. In his experience, he has discovered that most clients come to his office in distress and need his services to provide some stability in their professional and/or personal life.

Associate Attorneys

David Rodriguez

David Rodriguez

Mr. Rodriguez grew up in South Texas as a migrant farmworker, as such he has learned the value of hard work. He graduated with a B.S. from Texas A&M University in 2009 and completed his legal studies at St. Mary’s University School of Law in December 2012. Prior to receiving his J.D. from St. Mary’s, David was a student attorney at the St. Mary’s Center for Legal and Social Justice. He completed law school a semester early and was licensed to practice law in May 2013. David is a board member on the Hispanic Law Alumni Association and is also a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the San Antonio chapter of the Mexican American Bar Association, and the San Antonio Bar Association.

Our commitment to our clients

Together, we operate under four client relation principles:

  • Confidence—We want you to be assured that an aggressive, knowledgeable, and experienced San Antonio lawyer is speaking for you and fighting for your rights.
  • Personal Attention—We want you to know that your case is important to us because a licensed San Antonio lawyer will be personally handling your case, not a paralegal or secretary. We keep you informed and remain available for questions as all of our clients have access to our personal cell phones.
  • Understanding—We understand that no two cases are alike and your case is unique with its own facts. We listen and answer all of your questions, discuss your options, and guide you through your case. We get you through this very difficult time in your life with compassion and understanding.
  • Immediate Assistance: We believe all cases need to be handled with expedience. In family cases there can often be emergencies involving the safety and welfare our client and their children, acting quickly and efficiently helps our client achieve their desired expectations. In all litigation matters, memories fade, evidence is lost, and witnesses disappear, so time can be your enemy. To protect your case, we work hard to move your case to a swift and desirable conclusion.

Contact us today to request the expertise of our family law attorneys for your divorce or custody case. Bineham & Gillen, PLLC, represents client throughout Texas, including the cities of San Antonio, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Boerne, Seguin and Karnes City, as well as other communities and military bases in Bexar County, Comal County and Karnes County.