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George's practice focuses on business litigation, labor and employment law, commercial transactions, and insurance law. He has extensive trial and appellate experience in both state and federal court. George counsels his business clients on best practices to lower the risk of litigation and employment-related disputes and to ensure the clients are ready to mount an effective defense if litigation occurs. He regularly counsels clients on issues relating to hiring and termination, commercial contracts, wage and pay laws, Title VII and discrimination, and corporate compliance. When disputes arise, George draws on his trial experience to help clients resolve complex commercial lawsuits while minimizing business interruption. He believes that the best results come from being fully prepared and able to try the case if necessary. George has tried cases in every federal district in Texas, and has represented clients before a variety of state and federal regulatory agencies. George was elected to the Board of Directors in September of 2013.
A native Austinite, George began his practice in the Litigation Section of the Texas Attorney General’s Office. As an Assistant Attorney General, he conducted numerous jury trials involving complex constitutional issues. After 3+ years with the AG's office, he entered private practice in Austin with a large regional firm, where he handled a wide range of litigation-intensive cases relating to commercial and individual disputes, employment, insurance matters, and construction. George is a graduate of Rice University (2001) and The University of Texas School of Law (2004).
George enjoys time with his family, mentoring emerging companies and volunteering through local organizations such as Volunteer Legal Services and People Fund. He is a member of the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce (board member), the Austin Chamber of Commerce, the Texas Bar Foundation (fellow), Austin Young Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association.
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Kathryn Tremmel, Business Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
George Ward is one of the most competent and resourceful attorney with whom I have had the pleasure of working. George and his firm are able to quickly identify the critical issues for their clients and negotiate resolutions to complex business matters with a minimum of disruption to their businesses. I strongly recommend George and the lawyers at his firm.
James Terry, Car accident Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I had the pleasure of working with George on a couple of employment related cases as opposing counsel. He was tough but fair, zealous but respectful, and he was obviously very knowledgeable about the legal and factual issues involved. We need more lawyers like George, and I recommend him to anyone in need of legal advice or assistance.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2004||01/19/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyers - Rising Star||Thompson Reuters||2015|
|Super Lawyers - Rising Star||Thompson Reuters||2014|
|Super Lawyers - Rising Star||Thompson Reuters||2013|
|Super Lawyers - Rising Star||Thompson Reuters||2012|
|Shareholder||De Leon & Washburn, P.C.||2010 - Present|
|Attorney||Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, L.L.P.||2008 - 2009|
|Assistant Attorney General||Office of the Attorney General - Texas||2005 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Austin Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Travis County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Texas Young Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Austin Young Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Austin Young Chamber of Commerce||Board of Directors||2012 - 2014|
|Taurus Brown v. Christopher Carr, et. al.||Jury Verdict in favor of all Defendants|
|Bobby Brown v. Jerry Groom, et. al.||N/A|
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|University Of Texas||Doctor Of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||N/A||2004|
|UT Entrepreneurship Week||The Road Ahead: Legal Tips for Protecting Your New Business||N/A|