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Giving Back

Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP is committed to serving the needs of our clients as well as contributing to the communities of Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Jourdanton, and surrounding South Texas.

We believe it is a privilege to be able to contribute both as a firm and individually as attorneys and support staff within the firm. We care about improving the lives of others, both in our work as well as in our involvement in a variety of pro bono, civic, and philanthropic endeavors, such as:

Dedication to Historic Preservation: The Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP Office Buildings

Two of the offices of Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP are located in historic homes the law firm has purchased and restored in preservation and protection of each building’s historic contributions and architectural beauty. For those who share our love of historic preservation, images detailing these two properties are shared throughout this site.

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Charles Blucher House

Of note is Corpus Christi’s historic Charles Blucher House, which has been the beloved home for the founding office of Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP since 2011. Built in 1880, the Charles Blucher House is an important part of Corpus Christi’s heritage. The city was founded in part by Felix and Maria von Blucher, whose five sons and daughters were responsible for building the five mansions atop the bluff overlooking Corpus Christi Bay. Three of their homes still stand today, and Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP is proud to be the custodian of this grand piece of local history.

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Alexander Hart-Halff Home

In San Antonio, Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP’s offices are located in the historic Alexander Hart-Halff residence on Howard Street, which was built in 1904. Originally the home of prominent San Antonians Alexander Hart Halff and his wife, Alma Oppenheimer Halff, the house itself was designed by C.A. Coughline and Atlee B. Ayres. It became a recorded Texas Historic landmark in 1997. The building is also on the National Register.

Community Involvement

Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP contributes in both time and money to a variety of worthwhile organizations serving our local communities as well as the State of Texas as a whole. We are proud and enthusiastic supporters of the following:

1. Rise School of Corpus Christi

In 2007, partner David Rumley and his wife, Sherry, opened the Rise School of Corpus Christi. The Rise School promotes an early intervention curriculum emphasizing special education, early childhood education and child development for special needs children.

Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP is a proud and active supporter of the Rise School. One of the rooms in the school’s new building is named for our law firm. Each year, Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP is a sponsor for both its golf tournament and the 5K run, two key fund-raising efforts for the Rise School.

2. Corpus Christi Hooks Baseball

In May 2016, Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP employees and their families celebrated the firm’s Bobblehead night at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, where the Corpus Christi Hooks defeated the San Antonio Missions in a 2-0 victory. The first 2,000 fans received a Jose Altuve Bobblehead to commemorate the night, and Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP founding partner, Jeff Wigington, started off the game with the pre-game interview. The firm has sponsored this event annually for several years. Go Hooks!

3. Driscoll Children’s Hospital

Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP was privileged to take part in Driscoll Children Hospital's Wall of Honor unveiling ceremony in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Wall of Honor represents those who have given gifts to offer hope and healing to the children of South Texas. Jeff Wigington and his wife, Lyn, were there to celebrate the May 2016 debut of the Wall of Honor located in the main lobby of Driscoll Children's Hospital, located at 3533 S. Alameda Street in Corpus Christi, Texas. The law firm’s name can be seen on a plaque at the entrance to the hospital.

4. Youth in Agriculture: San Antonio Livestock Exposition Jr. Commercial Steer Show; Atascosa County Livestock Show; Texas High School & Texas Junior High Rodeo Associations

Each year, young cattlemen and women from all over Texas compete in the San Antonio Junior Commercial Steer Show. WigRum’s Trace Blair co-founded the show in 1999 and has served as Arena Director each year since then. The show includes public speaking, a college level beef science test, and detailed record keeping. Trace also serves on the board of directors of the Atascosa County Livestock Show and chairs its Auction Committee.

Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP has been a proud sponsor of these events for several years. WigRum's support of youth in agriculture also extends to both the Texas High School Rodeo Association and the Texas Junior High Rodeo Association as well as the Duval County Livestock Show where contributions supported children in their individual 4H or FFA projects.

5. Salvation Army

Each year, Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP is a sponsor of the fund-raising golf tournament dedicated to supporting the San Antonio programs of the Salvation Army.

6. Bethune Day Care Center

Children play every day next door to our offices in Corpus Christi at the Mary McLeod Bethune Day Care Center. We were thrilled to be able to help keep these kids safe by building a new fence for the day care facility. They put Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP ’s name on the fence.

7. Jourdanton Education Foundation

In November 2019, the Jourdanton Education Foundation (JEF) debuted as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to improving the opportunities for students and educators of the Jourdanton Independent School District (JISD). JEF will work to supplement the JISD operating budget through various charitable fundraising efforts.

JEF has three primary goals: (1) to enhance and enrich educational opportunities for JISD students; (2) to support JISD staff for innovative efforts and to recognize JISD staff for exemplary teaching; and (3) to involve the JISD community in assuring a quality education for the leaders and workers of tomorrow.

Trace Blair of Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP is honored to be among local community leaders selected as founding members of JEF. Together with his fellow JEF board members, Mr. Blair’s efforts will focus upon locating donations and resources to fund JEF’s three noteworthy goals, as explained in more detail at the JEF Facebook page and on the JISD website.

8. Texas High School Mock Trial Competition

Since 1979, the Texas High School Mock Trial Competition has invited thousands of high school students (public, private, and home school) to a statewide academic competition where participants take on the roles of both attorneys and witnesses in a mock trial. Regional meets are held across the state. Regional winners advance to the annual Statewide Competition held in Dallas on the first weekend in March. The Texas champion mock trial team then goes on to compete at the National High School Mock Trial Competition.

Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP enthusiastically supports the Texas High School Mock Trial Competition for its endeavors, and the firm is honored to award scholarships to winning Mock Trial participants.

In 2020, the WRDB Mock Trial scholarship recipient was Keefe McDonald of W.B. Ray High School.

Our Other Community Commitments

Other Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP contributions include our annual financial support and donations to the following organizations:

For more information about our firm's commitment to helping the injured and their families, please review our verdict and settlement history or read summaries of some of our past cases.