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William S. Hommel Jr.

Employment and labor Attorney at Tyler, TX

4.2   5 reviews

also known as Hommel Law Firm

  • Licensed for 37 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1986
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor

    38 years, 600 cases

  2. Discrimination

  3. Personal injury
    Auto Negligence, products liability, premises liability

    38 years, 400 cases

  4. Sexual harassment

  5. Wrongful termination

  6. Civil rights
    Police excessive force

    38 years, 50 cases

I specialize in cases such as employee discrimination, commercial litigation, and violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). If you believe you have been mistreated by your employer contact me at .  

Choose a lawyer who is passionate about your situation and truly believes that there are two sides to every lawsuit. Get your day in court.

Providing Quality Service
I have 35+ years of experience in representing employees and am dedicated to listening to your problems and making sure you receive the attention you deserve.

My clients appreciate my straightforward, honest attitude and desire to help others.

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William S. Hommel, Jr.
5620 Old Bullard Road Suite 115
Suite 200
Tyler, TX, 75703

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4.2 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
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Posted by Sherry | October 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Proficient and Kind!
Mr. Hommel was very knowledgable and communicated information to me very well. He fought for my rights and allowed me to have a voice in the process. I am pleased with the outcome. His secretary is! Natashea was very helpful and explained each step of the process to me. She was very good at communicating and even answered me after hours one night! I can't say enough good things about how good this office is and their excellent professionalism! Highly recommend!!
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Posted by Susan | October 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent *****
Mr. Hommel has helped me out with several legal issues. He is a great lawyer, and a fine person. I have recommended him to others, and they were pleased as well.
Posted by Christopher | June 6, 2015
William Hommel, Attorney at Law.
Mr. Hommel is a caring, knowledgeable, trustworthy and hard working Attorney. I would, and have, trusted him with litigation and he has been well worth my trust.
Posted by Steve | May 14, 2015
Extremely Happy with Mr. Hommel Performance
Mr. Hommel was able to help me through a very tough situation, listening to me and guiding me through the whole process. I sincerely respect his appreciation for the impact the situation had on me and my family and that he was candid yet passionate throughout the entire process. With Bill, you get what you pay for which is a great job and satisfaction. Thanks Mr. Hommel and I will recommend you to any that need legal help in your area and or your recommendation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Zero Stars
My company violated their own policies to terminate me. I had 22 pages of written documentation and testimony of co-workers and immediate supervisors detailing the discrimination I'd been subject to for 2 years. I consulted with another local attorney that had a conflict of interest, but reviewed my case and said it should be a slam dunk. I signed contingency contract and sent Hommel Law Firm a 22-page document detailing all claims, including notations for which claims I had documentation for. My issues with this firm began immediately, beginning with the EEOC complaint submission—I asked to see the complaint before it was filed, and good thing I did. HLF was sending the entire 22 page document I prepared, without revision or redaction, including the notations of which allegations I didn't have documentation for. That was the moment I knew I'd made a huge mistake. Discovery questions? Fired off to me in an email and then forwarded to the defendant verbatim. No advice from my attorney. No revision or redaction after I answered candidly and without legal expertise. Updates? I was begging every three months for an update. Ironically, Natshea (Bill's assistant) had "just heard something" most of the times that I checked in. Eventually, my former employer started asking to settle. I asked Bill to hold out because I wanted to take it to court. I didn't want the money. Bill pressured me pretty hard to settle, but I reminded him that I'd said from the beginning that I wanted to see this through and make the individuals answer for the discrimination. After several weeks of my refusing to settle, Bill told me that he would not be moving forward with my case. That was when I realized that he never intended on taking my case to court, despite knowing that was what I wanted when he took my case. I took the original settlement offer because that was my only option. Even though I told Bill that the settlement offer was WAY LESS than my employer had paid other plaintiffs with WAY LESS evidence. I felt it was obvious that they wouldn't lead with an offer max what they're prepared to pay. But no, Bill refused to negotiate. And then when all was said and done, the total settlement payout was somehow 5% LESS than the counterparty originally offered! In any case, maybe you're like me and you want that moment where the people who wronged you have to look at a courtroom and explain the horrible things they did. Or maybe you want as much money as possible to pay for the damage that was done for you. Either way, keep looking and don't settle until you've found an attorney who will help you seek justice, not a quick-and-easy payout. As an aside, if you're reading this review, you likely have been through a traumatic personal setback— keep your head up and stay away from people and entities that wish to prey on your vulnerability. Reinvent yourself, go to grad school, keep driving for something better. Someday, you'll look back and be glad for the storms that made you stronger.
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Response from William Hommel March 17, 2021
I am constrained by the rules of professional ethics to respond to any specific information contained in this review. I can only say that the opinions expressed in this review do not reflect the value that we strive to deliver to our clients on a daily basis.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 40%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Hommel Law Firm
  • 2004 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hommel & Starr
  • 1998 - 2004


  • Baylor University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Baylor University
  • B.B.A.
  • 1983


  • Smith County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Azleway Boys Ranch
  • President
  • 1994 - 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Advocate
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Wage and Hour Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Board Certified - Labor and Employment Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2005
  • Board Certified - Personal Injury Trial Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1992
  • Board Certified - Civil Trial
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • Tyler Chamber of Commerce Employment Law Update
  • Wage and Hour Law Issues
  • 2018
  • Smith County Bar Association Lunch CLE
  • Wage and Hour Law Issues
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse William
Wrongful termination Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bill is an outstanding lawyer and is extremely proficient in Employment & Labor law. Bill enjoys a great reputation among his peers. I've handled cases against him and with him. He is my go to resource whenever I have a labor law question. I have no reservation recommending him or referring clients to him."
Personal injury Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"William "Bill" S. Hommel is a very learned and capable attorney in multiple areas of law. He commands a brilliant understanding of substantive and procedural law in both Federal and State Courts. Bill is a true master at managing large cases with multiple Plaintiffs and\or Defendant's. When it comes to Expert Employment and Labor Law issues; Bill has few equals."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bill Hommel is one of the finest lawyers in Texas I know. I've worked with him on cases. He is extremely skilled, knowledgeable, a terrific writer, savvy, eloquent, honest, and a headache for any defendant company that has violated the law. I endorse this lawyer."
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Tyler Employment and labor Lawyer William S. Hommel Jr.
William S. Hommel Jr.
Employment and labor Attorney
Tyler, TX
Licensed for 37 years
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