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Tracy J. Willi

Tracy J. Willi

Practice areas:

Appeals, Patent Infringement, Litigation

About Me

Tracy J. Willi is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and registered to practice patent law before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


 


Ms. Willi spent several years defending cases arising out the 1990 ARCO Chemical Company plant explosion in Channelview, Texas.  A treatment tank in a utility area of the petrochemical plant that contained wastewater exploded while it was under maintenance.  Ms. Willi also defended cases arising out of the 1991 explosion at the Angus Chemical Company plant operated by IMC Fertilizer Group, Inc. in Sterlington, Louisiana.  Her years of experience in mass tort claims, as well as products liability cases involving defendants, such as Caterpillar Inc., Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., and Teledyne Technologies, Inc., provide a firm basis for her litigation skills and knowledge.


 


Ms. Willi is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, and the Appellate Practice Sections of the State Bar of Texas and the Austin Bar Association.  From 2003 to 2005, she served as Chair of the Women in the Profession Committee of the State Bar of Texas.  She was voted by her attorney peers to be named a Texas Super Lawyer each year since 2009.  She was listed as a "Super Lawyer" in the 2012 National Business Edition and the 2012 Texas Edition of the Super Lawyers magazine for intellectual property litigation.


 


Ms. Willi is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 6th Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Appeals: 50%
    23 years
  2. Patent Infringement: 30%
  3. Litigation: 20%
    23 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-350/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Kelly Simone Denson

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Kelly Denson Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Derek R Van Gilder

    Over the last several years, I have had the great opportunity to work with Tracy on several cases before and during appeals. She is brilliant and knows the law. Her research, writing and advocacy skills are the best. I fully endorse this lawyer's work.

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    Derek Van Gilder Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Willi Law Firm, P.C.

9600 Escarpment Blvd.
Suite 745, PMB 34
Austin, TX, 78749

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199208/25/2015
COInactive199408/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2012 Texas Super Lawyer - Intellectual Property LitigationTexas Monthly Magazine2012
2011 Texas Super Lawyer - Appellate LawTexas Monthly Magazine2011
2010 Texas Super Lawyer - Appellate LawTexas Monthly Magazine2010
2009 Texas Super Lawyer - Appellate LawTexas Monthly Magazine2009
Marquis Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderWilli Law Firm, P.C.2002 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Texas Women in the Profession CommitteeChair2003 - 2005
Austin Bar Association, Civil Appellate SectionMemberN/A
College of the State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
State Bar of Texas, Appellate SectionMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Robert Eskridge et al. v. S & D Consulting Int'l Ltd.Case dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction
Leslie Durio Pool v. Danae Durio DianaJudgment affirmed. Motion for penalties granted.
Ramirez v. Freddie Records, Inc.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the liability and damages findings and remanded the case for further consideration of an additional award of attorney’s fees.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Travis County Bar Association Ethics SeminarProtecting Client Confidences Before, During and After Representation: Issues Raised in Attorney Disqualification Cases2001
Travis County Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section MeetingCivil Appellate Update2000
Appellate Advocate Newsletter, Texas State Bar Appellate Practice SectionThe New Texas Discovery Rules: What the Appellate Lawyer Needs to Know1999
Houston Bar Association Appellate Practice SectionWhat to Do One You Get There: Motions, Brief Writing, Rehearing, Appellate Institute - Practice Before the First and Fourteenth Court of Appeals1999
Houston Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section MeetingCivil Appellate Update1999
Houston Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section MeetingCivil Appellate Update1997
10th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, Texas State Bar, Appellate Practice SectionPreservation of Error - Precharge1996

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College Of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)Law1992
University of Texas at AustinBiologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1989

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Travis County Bar Association Ethics SeminarProtecting Client Confidences Before, During and After Representation: Issues Raised in Attorney Disqualification Cases2001
Travis County Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section MeetingCivil Appellate Update2000
Houston Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section MeetingCivil Appellate Update1999
Houston Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section MeetingCivil Appellate Update1997
Houston Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section MeetingWhat to Do One You Get There: Motions, Brief Writing, Rehearing, Appellate Institute - Practice Before the First and Fourteenth Court of Appeals1996
10th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice CoursePreservation of Error - Precharge1996