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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1980||02/26/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified - Civil Trial||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||2010|
|Outstanding Participant||National Institute for Trial Advocacy, National Session||1985|
|Chancellor (top 16 students)||Chancellors Society, Texas Law School||1980|
|Member (top 10% of class)||Order of the Coif, Texas Law School||1980|
|American Jurisprudence Award in Advanced Constitutional Law||West Publishing Co.||1979|
|American Jurisprudence Award in Business Associations||West Publishing Co.||1978|
|American Jurisprudence Award in Torts||West Publishing Co.||1978|
|Special Honors in Plan II||Plan II Interdisciplinary Honors Program||1977|
|Outstanding Student Award||Cactus (UT-Austin Yearbook)||1977|
|Principal||Law Office of William J. Dyer||2006 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Broemer & Associates||2005 - 2006|
|Of Counsel||Weisblatt & Associates||2002 - 2005|
|Principal||Law Office of William J. Dyer||2001 - 2002|
|Of Counsel||Strong, Pipkin, Bissell & Ledyard||1999 - 2001|
|Principal||Law Office of William J. Dyer||1993 - 1999|
|Shareholder||Thompson & Knight||1992 - 1993|
|Partner||Weil Gotshal & Manges||1989 - 1991|
|Associate||Weil Gotshal & Manges||1988 - 1988|
|Associate||Baker Botts||1981 - 1987|
|Law Clerk||Judge Carolyn D. King, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit||1980 - 1981|
|Summer Associate||Sullivan & Cromwell||1980 - 1980|
|Summer Associate||Thompson & Knight||1979 - 1979|
|Summer Associate||Baker Botts||1979 - 1979|
|Summer Associate||Graves, Dougherty, Hearon, Moody & Garwood||1978 - 1978|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists||Member||2012 - Present|
|College of the State Bar of Texas||Member||2009 - Present|
|Bar of the United States Supreme Court||Member||1991 - Present|
|Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas||Member||1988 - Present|
|Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas||Member||1988 - Present|
|Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas||Member||1988 - Present|
|HBA Litigation Section||Member||1981 - Present|
|Houston Bar Association||Member||1981 - Present|
|Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit||Member||1980 - Present|
|Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas||Member||1980 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||1980 - Present|
|Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit||Member||1980 - Present|
|Texas Law Review||Book Review Editor, Member||1978 - 1980|
|Phi Kappa Phi||Member||1977 - 1977|
|Phi Beta Kappa||Member||1977 - 1977|
|Longhorn Band||Trumpet Section Leader, Member||1975 - 1979|
|ONCA Petroleum Development v. PPI Technology Services||Secured defense verdict after jury trial|
|Galperti Inc. v. Galperti S.r.A. & Allied Fitting LP||Won injunction hearing, leading to quick dismissal|
|Southeast Keller Corp. v. Francotyp-Postalia||Secured excellent confidential settlement|
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|Texas Law Review||Note, Community Property Rights and the Business Partnership||1979|
|University of Texas School of Law||Law||JD with High Honors (top 5%)||1980|
|University of Texas System, Austin||Plan II Interdisciplinary Honors Program||Other - Bachelors||1977|
|South Texas College of Law's Texas Insurance Law Symposium - Houston||Insurance-Generated Ethical Concerns in Civil Litigation||2009|
|South Texas College of Law's "Just Ethics" CLE Luncheon Series - Houston||Insurance-Generated Ethical Concerns in Civil Litigation||2009|
|South Texas College of Law's Third Annual Seminar on Advanced Business Litigation - Houston||The Tactical Use – and Misuse – of Motions to Disqualify||1990|
|South Texas College of Law's Third Annual Seminar on Advanced Business Litigation - Dallas||The Tactical Use – and Misuse – of Motions to Disqualify||1989|
Posted by Christine
I was involved in an emotionally and financially draining civil lawsuit with my commercial landlord. The lawsuit dragged on for nearly two years. My landlord was himself an attorney and knew how to exploit the legal system to his advantage. Despite that I am a physician and a business owner, I felt I was being bullied by the landlord.
Bill Dyer came to my rescue. He was not my original attorney at the beginning of the litigation. But I am so glad that he joined forces with my original attorney to quickly settle the case on favorable terms.
Mr. Dyer has a big firm background, but he did not come off like any big firm attorney that I have ever met. He showed great passion in fighting for justice and standing up for "the little people." Mr. Dyer quickly analyzed and mastered all the legal issues in my case and basically took control of the court-ordered mediation. He persuaded the mediator and even my landlord that I would win if the case went to trial. It especially helped that my landlord was familiar with Mr. Dyer's reputation as a trial lawyer and he clearly did not wish to tangle with Mr. Dyer in court.
Mr. Dyer and my original attorney worked together to save my business and put my legal nightmare to rest.
I wholehartedly recommend having Mr. Dyer on your side. There is no greater comfort than knowing that you have a brilliant and passionate advocate when you go to court. Thank you, Bill, for helping me through a difficult time in my life.
Posted by Mark
Helped me in a really odd case -- one that is so unusual that if I provide details it would be recognizable. He nailed the strategy of the plaintiff's lawyers early on, and also got my homeowner's insurance company to step up to their responsibilities in representing me.
He demonstrated both flexibility and imagination. It was a minor case for him -- but an important one for me. He treated me as if I were his biggest client rather than his smallest. I can only assume he treats every client as well. I would use him again if I ever got sued again.
Posted by anonymous
Bill Dyer is one of the best lawyers in Texas. When he seizes a project you can expect work that is of the highest quality. I am a lawyer and have employed lawyers both when I owned my own lawfirm and now as general counsel of a multi-national corporation and I have not met anyone who can research, write or try a case better than Bill. His work is simply of the highest quality available.
Grant Scheiner, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Bill Dyer is a ferocious trial lawyer with a razor-sharp intellect. His ability to immerse himself in the micro-details of a case is one of Bill's greatest strengths. I have often told colleagues that if I were putting together a "dream team" of civil litigators, Bill would be my first selection.