Experienced Attorneys Serving the Injured Since 1962
William R. Edwards III

William R. Edwards III

Billy EdwardsBilly 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, 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 on mostly dirt back roads. He regularly represents motorcycle riders in serious motorcycle injury or death 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 Area

  • Personal Injury – All trials and appeals


  • 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.


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


  • 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

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America®, a partner of U.S. News and World Report® (2008-2013)
  • Lawyer of Distinction in Super Lawyers®, a Thompson Reuters publication (2003-2013)
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers (2003-2014)
  • Boss of the Year, Corpus Christi Legal Association (2003)

Client Testimonials

Our Clients Always Come First
  • I highly recommend this firm if you are in an accident, especially on a motorcycle. Thank you, Edwards Law Firm!

    - Allison H.
  • They were very helpful with what we had to do and setting up appointments for the doctor and therapist.

    - Claudia B.
  • The Edwards Law Firm has built its reputation on providing caring, yet aggressive advocacy for their clients.

    - Jeff G.

Recent Results

Successful Verdicts & Settlements
  • Refinery - Fell into Tank $11,500,000 Total Recovery

    Injury: Death | Net to Client: $6,842,546.09 | Attorney Fees: $3,500,000.00 | Expenses: $157,453.91

  • Premises Negligence $10,750,000 Total Recovery

    Injury: Head Injury | Net to Client: $7,166,666.67 | Attorney Fees: $3,583,333.33 | Expenses: $0

  • 18 Wheeler $9,660,000 Total Recovery

    Injury: Death | Net to Client: $6,337,277.94 | Attorney Fees: $3,197,915.63 | Expenses: $124,806.43

  • 18 Wheeler $9,000,000 Total Recovery

    Injury: Head Injury | Net to Client: $5,069,061.09 | Attorney Fees: $3,600,000.00 } Expenses: $330,938.91

  • Defective Truck $8,200,000 Total Recovery

    Injury: Death | Net to Client: $6,308,812.01 | Attorney Fees: $1,840,544.68 | Expenses: $50,643.31

  • Premises Liability $7,810,000 Total Recovery

    Injury: Rape | Net to Client: $5,156,632.89 | Attorney Fees: $2,602,943.48 | Expenses: $50,423.63

  • Seat-belt/Rollover $7,535,000 Total Recovery

    Injury: Brain Injury | Net to Client: $4,037,523.89 | Attorney Fees: $3,014,000.00 | Expenses: $483,476.11

  • 18 Wheeler $7,000,000 Total Recovery

    Injury: Death/Serious Injury | Net to Client: $4,094,098.23 | Attorney Fees: $2,800,000.00 | Expenses: $105,901.77

  • Seatback Failure $6,625,000 Total Recovery

    Injury: Head Injury | Net to Client: $3,414,561.37 | Attorney Fees: $2,650,000.00 | Expenses: $560,438.63

  • Oilfield Accident $5,842,228.75 Total Recovery

    Injury: Death | Net to Client: $3,441,771.42 | Attorney Fees: $2,314,953.94 | Expenses: $85,703.38

  • Tire Defect/Seatbelt $5,820,000 Total Recovery

    Injury: Death/Head/Ortho | Net to Client: $2,917,287.51 | Attorney Fees: $2,328,000.00 | Expenses: $574,712.49

  • Products/Medical Malpractice $5,629,000 Total Recovery

    Injury: Paraplegic | Net to Client: $2,987,859.17 | Attorney Fees: $2,251,600.00 | Expenses: $389,540.83


Why Hire Our Firm?

  • Client-Focused

    For our firm, it is not about the money - we take profound joy in helping our clients get the recoveries they deserve.

  • Highly Qualified

    William R. Edwards & William R. Edwards III are Board Certified® by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

  • Advocates for Ethics

    We are leaders in advocating for ethical conduct by attorneys practicing in the field of personal injury.

  • Strong Case Results

    We are not afraid to go to trial & have recovered millions of dollars in recoveries for our clients.

  • Community-Focused

    We are committed to affecting real change both within our community and across the nation.

  • Experienced Team

    The Edwards Law Firm has been in practice and taking personal injury cases since 1962.

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