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William Berenson was born and raised in  Nashville. He graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1976 and from the Southern Methodist University Law School in Dallas in 1980. He was hired by an established firm in Fort Worth, where he  gained valuable experience litigating countless cases and representing business clients, such as the Cinemark Theatres chain, which he incorporated.


He wanted to focus on personal injury cases and started his own law firm in the River Plaza Tower over 30 years ago. He has since represented several thousand people and recovered millions of dollars for his clients.


He has been voted one of the best personal injury lawyers in Tarrant County by other attorneys and has been named to Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Law since 1988. 


He was certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1994 and has devoted his law practice to those cases since that time.


He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association for the past 5 years and the Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association for 18 years. He has successfully tried dozens of cases to a verdict and gained membership in the exclusive Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.


He is a sustaining member of the American Association for Justice, an advocate in the National College of Advocacy, and a speaker at legal seminars in Texas and other states. He has served on the Board of Editors of The Litigation Reporter, the Texas Supreme Court Jury Reform Task Force, and in leadership roles in other organizations.


Mr. Berenson's best known case challenged who was elected President and Vice President of the United States in 2000. The decision was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court and was reported on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and other newspapers and television stations across the country.


He has achieved a 100% client satisfaction rate. 


Mr. Berenson has taught Sunday School, was an Eagle Scout at age 13 (the youngest in the history of Middle Tennessee) and lives by those values. He and his wife just returned from a trip to Israel to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. They have a beautiful daughter who is studying to be a CPA in Dallas.


In his spare time, he runs long distances and has finished 42 marathons (30 fast enough to qualify for the Boston Marathon) and lifts weights.




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Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 60%
    35 years
  2. Trucking Accident: 25%
    35 years
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 5%
    35 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 5%
    35 years
  5. Personal Injury: 5%
    35 years



Contingent (29-40%)

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Contact info

1701 River Run Ste 900
900 River Plaza Tower
Fort Worth, TX, 76107-6553


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198010/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Injury Attorneys of Tarrant CountyFort Worth MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaw Offices of William K. Berenson, P.C.1982 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2007 - Present
Tarrant County Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Reutters v. United Petroleum Transports Co., Inc.$5,500,000
Walters v. Laws Trucking Co.$1,500,000
Barnett v. Avila Trucking Company$750,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationAnalysis of Critical Documents in Commercial Trucking Cases2011
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationNew Methodology in Evaluation of Settlement Offers2010
Insurance Settlement BookQuantifying Settlement Offers1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationCar Wrecks Seminar2009
Litigation Seminar100 Days To Trial: How To Guarantee Success In the Courtroom2008
National Business ConferenceTrying the Automobile Collision Case: For the Plaintiff2000