William Edwards, also known as Bill Edwards, has been board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1978. He is a military veteran, serving as a 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Army prior to attending the University Of Virginia School Of Law. Mr. Edwards has been practicing law for over 50 years fighting fighting for the rights of personal injury victims. He has served on Supreme Court Committees and played an active role as president of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. In 2011, he worked with legislators to craft and pass the first and only law in the nation that allows the victims of barratry – illegal solicitation of clients by lawyers – to sue violators in civil court and receive up to $10,000.
Mr. Edwards has dedicated his entire career to fighting for victims rights. Many of the cases emphasize the need for safety mandates and standards to protect future generations during their personal injury cases.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Supreme Court of the United States
- U.S. 5th Circuit Court
- U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Texas
- Texas State Courts
- Special Admission for particular cases in many courts across the U.S.
Appointments and Memberships
- Special Probate Judge – Kenedy County, Texas (appointed in 1963 by Gov. Pierce Daniels)
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) – Past president
- Former member Board of Governors, American Association of Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association)
- American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
- Texas State Bar
- Virginia State Bar (associate member)
- Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
- Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee
- Texas Supreme Court Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
- Texas Commission for Lawyer Discipline, Client Security Fund Committee
- Boss of the Year, Corpus Christi Association of Legal Professionals