Holstrom recently joined the firm of Cox Law Office, PLLC.
Originally from Georgetown, Holstrom was looking for a small town practice when he met Delbert Cox.
“I’ve never been the kind of person who enjoyed big courtroom law,” he said. “I enjoy doing what I can to help people, and I like small communities.”
Now that he has settled in, Holstrom is satisfied with that choice.
Many law firms in rural Texas practice a broad range of the law including real estate, estate planning, probate, oil and gas and a host of other areas, according to Cox.
“My number one requirement was to bring in an attorney that could competently serve our clients in the areas of law in which we practice,” Cox said. “My next concern was to find someone who is a good fit for Refugio County.”
Cox, who has served the county for more than 46 years, has seen many people come and go.
“I know that someone needs to prefer small town life and a rural setting over a big city,” Cox said.
As a student, Holstrom took opportunities to experience life in large cities and even glimpsed politics in action.
During one of the sessions of the Texas Legislature in Austin, while still a student, he accepted a job in the Texas Department of Agriculture while Susan Combs was commissioner.
His work in Combs’ office sealed his decision to become an attorney.
“I saw how law affects everyone, so I thought that would be a good way to further my studies,” Holstrom said.
Holstrom studied abroad at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic during the summer of 2007.
Career choices were also his mother’s specialty. She has been a middle school counselor for more than 30 years, so his career choice was well thought out.
“Wes comes from a farm and ranch background in Central Texas,” Cox said. “He graduated from Texas A&M and has experience in title examination and oil and gas, all of which makes for a good fit for Refugio County.”
Holstrom also yearned to return to country-style living. He feels at home in Refugio County.
“My family is fourth generation ranchers,” he said. “Refugio’s proximity to the coast was also attractive.”
Meeting Cox for the first time was icing on the cake.
“Coming to work for Delbert in a well-established and respected firm is important to me,” he said. “I’m glad he gave me the opportunity.”
More than 60 applications and resumes were delivered to the firm following a “blind ad.” Cox interviewed several applicants before meeting Holstrom. Fate may have intervened as well.
“Actually, I stumbled across the ad,” Holstrom said.
Working as a landman for an oil and gas exploration and production company operating wells in Texas and Ohio, Holstrom ran across the advertisement.
“It was fun and a unique job for a little while,” he said.
The new attorney in town says he’s happy so far with everything about Refugio and the law firm.
“Wes was my No. 1 choice,” Cox said. “I look forward to his help at the law office and with the title company and to his involvement in the community. He is a welcome addition for us all.”