I am a native East Texan. I was born in Marshall, and grew up in Jefferson. I attended Baylor University on a football scholarship, and went to Law School at Baylor. I have three grown children, two teenage stepchildren and a wonderful wife. We enjoy golf and various outdoor activities, as well as travel.
Licensed since 1975
I have known Bill Cornelius personally and professionally for over 30 years. In that time, I have appeared opposite him in several serious personal injury cases. Bill is a hardworking, talented, competent and resourceful attorney. He is not only an accomplished and successful litigator, but also a highly professional and ethical practitioner. I recommend him without reservation to anyone in need of a good lawyer.
Glenn Perry Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Bill on several large patent infringement cases. Bill is an excellent trial lawyer, with keen insight and judgment. His demeanor in court is relaxed and credible, and he is well received by judges. He lends an uncommon wisdom to litigation matters, and has great consensus building skills. I would not hesitate to recommend Bill to any client or firm.
Richard Vasquez Patent Infringement Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1975||05/24/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2008|
|Associate||American Board of Trial Advocates||2005|
|Managing Shareholder||Wilson Robertson & Cornelius||1985 - Present|
|Senior Litigation Counsel||United States Attorneys Office||1979 - 1985|
|Associate||McLeod Alexander Powel & Apffel||1975 - 1979|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Trucking Industry Defense Association||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Texas Bar Foundation||Life Fellow||1998 - Present|
|Texas Association of Defense Counsel||Member||1990 - Present|
|Smith County Bar Association||Member||1979 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||1975 - Present|
|Baylor University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|Smith County Bar Association||A Mediator's Wish List||2015|
|Ethics Seminar||Reversing the decline in civility among lawyers||2015|