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Benjamin D. Williams

Associate in Houston

Ben has experience representing Fortune 500 companies across a wide range of industries, including the retail, pharmaceuticals, transportation, construction, oil & gas, technology, and media & entertainment sectors. He has defended clients in state and federal cases involving trade secret disputes, business torts, unfair competition claims, TCPA controversies, consumer-protection claims, and in labor and employment matters, including, for example, large wage-and-hour and Title VII class-action disputes.

Ben has broad experience in large-scale and high-stakes class action matters generally and in complex multidistrict litigation.

 Ben is committed to community involvement and serves as a cooperating attorney for Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund, a non-profit organization.

While in law school, Ben served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Air Law & Commerce and was a judicial extern to the Honorable A. Joe Fish in the Northern District of Texas. Before becoming a lawyer, Ben was a senior labor relations principal for a major airline.  

Honors & Awards

Texas Rising Star in both 2014 and 2015 Member, Barristers Society

Activities

  • Past Board Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Young Lawyers Division (2016-2017)

Credentials

Ben received a B.S. from Southern Methodist University in 2005 and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Southern Methodist University in 2010.

Ben is admitted to practice law in Texas and California.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Co-author, "Arbitration of Employment Claims: Challenges and Limits on Enforceability in Texas," The Advocate (Winter 2013)
  • Speaker and panelist, 21st Annual Texas Minority Counsel Program (2013)

Benjamin D. Williams

Associate in Houston

Ben has experience representing Fortune 500 companies across a wide range of industries, including the retail, pharmaceuticals, transportation, construction, oil & gas, technology, and media & entertainment sectors. He has defended clients in state and federal cases involving trade secret disputes, business torts, unfair competition claims, TCPA controversies, consumer-protection claims, and in labor and employment matters, including, for example, large wage-and-hour and Title VII class-action disputes.

Ben has broad experience in large-scale and high-stakes class action matters generally and in complex multidistrict litigation.

 Ben is committed to community involvement and serves as a cooperating attorney for Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund, a non-profit organization.

While in law school, Ben served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Air Law & Commerce and was a judicial extern to the Honorable A. Joe Fish in the Northern District of Texas. Before becoming a lawyer, Ben was a senior labor relations principal for a major airline.  

Honors and Awards

Texas Rising Star in both 2014 and 2015 Member, Barristers Society

Activities

  • Past Board Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Young Lawyers Division (2016-2017)

Ben received a B.S. from Southern Methodist University in 2005 and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Southern Methodist University in 2010.

Ben is admitted to practice law in Texas and California.

Education

Southern Methodist University
JD, 2010
Southern Methodist University
BS, 2005

Admissions

CA
California
TX
Texas
  • Co-author, "Arbitration of Employment Claims: Challenges and Limits on Enforceability in Texas," The Advocate (Winter 2013)
  • Speaker and panelist, 21st Annual Texas Minority Counsel Program (2013)