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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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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Employment: 40%
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. Business: 30%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($275-350/hour)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kathryn B. Tremmel

    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.

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    Kathryn Tremmel Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • James M Terry Jr.

    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.

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    James Terry Car accident Attorney
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Contact info

De Leon & Washburn, P.C.

Barton Oaks Plaza V
901 S. Mopac, Suite 230
Austin, TX, 78746-5776

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200407/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyers - Rising StarThompson Reuters2015
Super Lawyers - Rising StarThompson Reuters2014
Super Lawyers - Rising StarThompson Reuters2013
Super Lawyers - Rising StarThompson Reuters2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderDe Leon & Washburn, P.C.2010 - Present
AttorneyShannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, L.L.P.2008 - 2009
Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice of the Attorney General - Texas2005 - 2008
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Austin Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Travis County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Austin Young Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Austin Young Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors2012 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bobby Brown v. Jerry Groom, et. al.N/A
Taurus Brown v. Christopher Carr, et. al.Jury Verdict in favor of all Defendants
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawDoctor Of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UT Entrepreneurship WeekThe Road Ahead: Legal Tips for Protecting Your New BusinessN/A