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William R. Edwards III

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Billy Edwards has been a partner and driving force of The Edwards Law Firm since 1986. His many high-profile cases and verdicts have placed him among the ranks of the nation’s finest and most successful trial lawyers. Equally at home in a boardroom, courtroom, or riding his Harley on a backcountry road, Billy’s Texas roots and genuine interest in helping people earn him praise from clients who say he puts them at ease and helps the law make sense to them.

Billy is a passionate consumer advocate. Not content to just win cases, his advocacy has resulted in safer cars, motorcycles, and tires nationwide. It’s not headline-making verdicts he’s most proud of, however, but working with clients to ensure what happened to them won’t happen to others.

Billy is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Board Certification is a mark of excellence and a distinguishing accomplishment. Within the Texas legal community, Board Certification means an attorney has substantial, relevant experience in a select field of law as well as demonstrated and tested special competence in that area of law. It’s not a one-time thing. Billy stays current in his field through regular continuing education and re-certification, which is a requirement of the designation.

Because of his outstanding legal credentials and experience, Billy often lectures at trial seminars. He also maintains an AV Preeminent® rating (the highest given) in legal abilities and ethics by Martindale-Hubbell®, a legal peer-review publication.

Billy is an ardent motorcycle rider and enthusiast and an active member of the local Harley Club. He can be found many weekends riding his dual-sport motorcycle, mostly on dirt back roads. He regularly represents motorcycle riders in serious motorcycle injury or fatal crash litigation. He is well-versed in investigating and uncovering tire manufacturing defects that are responsible for motorcycle tragedies.

Billy believes in giving back to his community. He serves on the board and is vice-president of Charlie’s Place, and is a former member of the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Corpus Christi. He and his wife live in Corpus Christi. He also has two grown sons.

Practice Areas

Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Texas State Courts
  • U.S. Court Of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Special Admissions in many other U.S. and state courts throughout the U.S.

Education

  • Juris Doctor with honors, St. Mary’s University School of Law
  • Corpus Christi State University

Memberships

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers (2018)
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Inc.
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

Legal/Bar Activity

  • Author of articles and speaker at numerous seminars for lawyers’ continuing education
  • State Bar Grievance Committee
Awards
  • Board Certification, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Personal Injury Trial Law

    William R. Edwards
    William (Billy) R. Edwards III

    Board Certification, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certification, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Civil Appellate Law

    William (Billy) R. Edwards III

    Board Certification, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • The Best Lawyers in America®

    The Best Lawyers in America®, a partner of U.S. News and World Report®, is a list of the nation's best legal talent. It’s widely considered the preeminent guide for the legal profession.

    Two Edwards Law Firm attorneys have been selected for this honor:

    • William R. Edwards
    • William (Billy) R. Edwards III
    The Best Lawyers in America®
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers Billy Edwards is a 2018 inductee to the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a group of elite trial lawyers representing both sides of the Bar. Fellowship is by invitation only, and trial lawyers are invited to become Fellows only after an extremely careful vetting process. The Academy includes lawyers from more than 30 countries, only 500 of whom are in the U.S.
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers®

    Super Lawyers® is a rating service that acknowledges outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

    Two Edwards Law Firm attorneys have been selected for this honor:

    • William R. Edwards
    • William (Billy) R. Edwards III
    Super Lawyers®
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5

    Two Edwards Law Firm attorneys have been selected for this honor:

    • William R. Edwards
    • William (Billy) R. Edwards III
    Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers

    Two Edwards Law Firm attorneys have been selected for this honor:

    • William R. Edwards
    • William (Billy) R. Edwards III
    Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers
  • Boss of the Year

    Corpus Christi Association of Legal Professionals

    William R. Edwards
    William (Billy) R. Edwards III

    Boss of the Year