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William H. Alberts

Divorce and separation Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1979
    Inactive No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    DIVORCE: Over the past 32 years, I have handled practically every divorce issue imaginable, from very simple and amicable separations to bitterly contested multimillion dollar breakups. We have developed extensive experience dealing with the division and valuation of pensions, retirement plans, close corporations, professional practices, partnerships, stock options, brokerage accounts, and real estate - frequently resulting in our Clients receiving a far greater share of the community estate.

    44 years, 1,600 cases

  2. Family
    FAMILY LAW - Since the founding of our law firm in 1979, I have continually and with great success represented Clients with child custody, visitation, modification, relocation, child support, enforcement, grandparent access, termination, adoption, and parental rights cases.

    44 years, 575 cases

  3. Litigation
    Mr. Alberts and his firm have almost 60 years of combined experience representing individual and corporate clients in civil cases, including commercial litigation, contract disputes, deceptive trade practices, misrepresentation, fraud, property damage, construction claims, misappropriation, injunctive relief, and all manner of real estate matters

    44 years, 325 cases

  4. Appeals
    The following are citations to some of the significant Reported Appellate Decisions that I have obtained for my firm's clients: London v. State, 739 S.W.2d 842 - Tex.Cr.App.,1987; Ditraglia v. Romano, 33 S.W.3d 886 - Tex.App.-Austin,2000; Vela v. Marywood, 17 S.W.3d 750 - Tex.App.-Austin,2000; and Marywood v. Vela, 53 S.W.3d 684 - Tex. 2001, rehearing of petition for review denied.

    44 years

William H. Alberts was born in Dallas, Texas in 1954. He has lived in Austin since 1972.  He and his wife, a Municipal Law expert and lobbyist, have been happily married for almost 30 years.  They have two children, a son working in Austin with a wonderful non-profit foundation aiding the homeless, and a daughter practicing law in Houston in the litigation section of a major national law firm.  Mr. Alberts focuses his practice on trial work, both family law and general civil litigation, as well as on appellate representation.


William H.Alberts has 30+ years of trial experience in courtrooms throughout central Texas, is a past chair of the Travis County Bar Family Law Section, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Travis County Bar Association.


The firm of McLeroy, Alberts & Benjamin, P.C.was established byWilliam H. Alberts (pictured on left) and Frederick McLeroy in M. Benjamin joined the firm in 1995, at which time McLeroy& Alberts, P.C. became McLeroy, Alberts & Benjamin, P.C.

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William H. Alberts
608 W 12th St
Austin, TX, 78701-1730


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Posted by Tracy | May 4, 2010
I highly recommend William Alberts
I am writing to recommend Bill Alberts as a family law attorney. I initially worked with Mr. Alberts in 2004 during my divorce. Mr. Alberts mediated my divorce versus going to court. Not only did I get the maximum amount of child support but he negotiated additional money for the children’s expenses. In 2008, I was taken to court because my former husband wanted full custodianship of my children’s college accounts. There was a risk the money would be used for his personal gain. Mr. Alberts won the case and all funds were awarded to me to manage. Recently, I had to go to court due to my former husband not paying child support and was trying to have it legally reduced. Mr. Alberts came prepared with specific cases to show my former husband was intentionally underemployed. The judge ruled that he would not amend my decree; written by Mr. Alberts in 2004. Mr. Alberts is not only an exceptional trial lawyer but provides a calm manner when working with his clients that is reassuring when dealing with the traumatic experience of divorce or family issues that come as a result of it. He is also very ethical in his billing.
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Posted by Julie | September 7, 2008
Mr. Alberts is not only extremely knowledgeable in his field, he cares.
I highly recommend Bill to anyone in need of legal assistance. My case was so incredibly difficult, overwhelmingly stressful, and full of extremely unusual was a great comfort to have Bill on my side. With his broad depth of knowledge and experience Bill was able to bring my case to a sucessful resolve. Over the many years Bill has continued to work in my defense whenever some new developement crops up.
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Posted by Linda | September 4, 2008
Client Review
Mr. Alberts handled a complex issue of child custody/adoption between our family and the foster family of our children's sibling. He was excellent at balancing the legal and emotional issues that were involved in this case.
Posted by david solomon | September 2, 2008
Client Review
Bill is thourough honest innovative; he did a wonderful job assisting in a full blown divorce trial. I have also used Bill in oyther matters and found his services excellent.


  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President and Founder
  • McLeroy, Alberts & Benjamin, P.C.
  • 1979 - Present


  • University Of Texas
  • law
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • Vela v. Marywood, 17 S.W.3d 750 - Tex.App.-Austin,2000
  • Case won on appeal


  • Travis County Bar Family Law Section
  • former Chairman
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  • Travis County Bar Association
  • former member of Board of Directors
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce Basics: Nuts and Bolts
  • Moderator Continuing Legal Education Program
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Family Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have seen Bill take on cases that were unpopular and difficult when he had little chance of getting paid. Still, he persevered and won. He is skilled and truly fearless."
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