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John Eddie Williams, Jr. graduated cum laude from Baylor University with a business degree. Soon after, he went back to school to fulfill his passion for the law and graduated first in his class at Baylor University School of Law. During his time there, he served as editor-in-chief of the Baylor Law Review. In 1983, John Eddie and another attorney opened their own law practice which has now represented over 30,000 clients. In 1995, John Eddie had the opportunity to represent the State of Texas against the tobacco industry. After a hard fight, the State of Texas won the complex case which resulted in the largest settlement in United States history. 


 


As the Managing Partner at Williams Kherkher, John Eddie is a strong advocate of workers and organized labor. He is specialized in representing plaintiffs in various mass tort cases involving asbestos, catastrophic injuries, and plant explosions. Among many other professional honors, he has been named a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters consecutively from 2003-2015. Outside of the office, John Eddie and his wife are involved in the community and donate time and money to many worthy causes.

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  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Mesothelioma: 50%

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Williams Kherkher

8441 Gulf Fwy #600
Houston, TX, 77017

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197807/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2015
Top Rated LawyerMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top Mass Tort/Toxic Tort LawyerH Texas Magazine2015
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2014
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2013
Texas' Top Rated LawyersThomson Reuters2012
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2012
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2011
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2010
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2009
David S. Shrager President's AwardAmerican Association for Justice2009
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2008
Clarence Darrow AwardMike Papantonio2008
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2007
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2006
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2005
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2004
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2003
Lawyer of the YearBaylor University2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerWilliams Kherkher1983 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Houston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeBoard of GovernorsN/A
Texas Board of Legal SpecializationBoard CertifiedN/A
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationPresidentN/A
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationPresidentN/A
Houston Trial Lawyers FoundationPresidentN/A
American Association for JusticeExecutive Committee2008 - 2010
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor UniversityN/ABBA - Bachelor of Business AdministrationN/A
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A