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I am an AV Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.


 


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Review Rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of
professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many
years,
and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.


 


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the
lawyer's expertise, and other professional qualifications. If a lawyer's

practice is limited or specialized, Peer Review Ratings are based on
performance
in those specific fields of law. Legal Ability Ratings are: C - Good to
High B -
High to Very High A - Very High to Preeminent


 


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Rating
denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics,
reliability,
diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional
responsibilities. The General Recommendation Rating is: V - Very High A
lawyer
will not receive a Legal Ability Rating unless he or she has been
endorsed for a
"V."


 


I am also Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


 


I am also a Fellow of The College of the State Bar of Texas.


 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Landlord & Tenant: 30%
    36 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    36 years
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    36 years
  4. Business: 15%
    36 years
  5. Debt Collection: 10%
    36 years

Payment

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I have known Bill for over 30 years. He is an outstanding litigator. Bill zealously and ethically represents his clients and accomplishes their goals. I have referred clients to Bill when I have had a conflict or when they need his expertise in other areas of law. Bill is the best landlord/tenant lawyer in Austin. I give him the highest recommendation.

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198007/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Fellow, State Bar College [Texas]State Bar College [Texas]2015
Fellow, College of the State Bar of TexasCollege of the State Bar of Texas2014
Fellow, College of the State Bar of TexasCollege of the State Bar of Texas2013
Fellow, College of the State Bar of TexasCollege of the State Bar of Texas2012
Fellow, College of the State Bar of TexasCollege of the State Bar of Texas2011
Fellow, College of the State Bar of TexasCollege of the State Bar of Texas2010
Fellow, College of The State Bar of TexasCollege of The State Bar of Texas2009
Fellow, College of The State Bar of TexasCollege of The State Bar of Texas2008
Fellow, College of The State Bar of TexasCollege of The State Bar of Texas2007
President's AwardAustin Bar Association1999
Board Certified in Civil Trial LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization1987
George B. Critchett Memorial Service AwardGrinnell College1974
Approved TDHCA Fair Housing Training ProviderTexas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA)N/A
Approved Instructor for CORE and MCE SubjectsTexas Real Estate CommissionN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/AWarren Law Firm1992 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
College of The State Bar of TexasMember for 18 Years1997 - Present
Austin Apartment AssociationLegal Counsel1994 - Present
Texas Apartment AssociationMember1994 - Present
National Apartment AssociationMember1994 - Present
Fellow of The State Bar College f/k/a The College of the State Bar of TexasFellow1987 - Present
Texas Board of Legal SpecializationBoard Certified in Civil Trial Law Since 19871987 - Present
Austin Bar AssociastionMember1986 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1980 - Present
U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts - Southern District of TexasLicensed MemberN/A
U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts - Northern District of TexasLicensed MemberN/A
U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts - Eastern District of TexasLicensed MemberN/A
U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts - Western District of TexasLicensed MemberN/A
U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of AppealsLicensed MemberN/A
Texas Apartment AssociationLegal Counsel Advisory Council2005 - 2008
Stephen F. Austin High SchoolMember, Campus Advisory Council2003 - 2006
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Window on Rental HousingLaw in Order: Twenty Seconds of Embarrassing Bravery2015
Window on Rental HousingLaw In Order: What's The Word In Protected Classes?2015
Window on Rental HousingLaw In Order: The Invasion of The Image Snatchers2015
Window on Rental HousingLaw In Order: SOI: Does It Matter Who Pays The Rent?2015
Window on Rental HousingLaw In Order: Are We Saying Goodbye To SOI?2015
Window on Rental HousingLaw In Order: A Nightmare On Your Street2015
Window on Rental HousingLaw In Order: Getting To Know Section 8 And The Housing Choice Voucher Program2014
Window on Rental HousingLaw In Order: Neither Snow, Nor Rain, Nor Gloom Of Night2014
Window on Rental HousingLaw In Order: More Than Meets The Seeing Eye -- Dog2014
Window on Rental HousingLaw In Order: How to Make the Most of a Tenant Bankruptcy2014
Window on Rental HousingLaw In Order: If Only You Had Known2014
Window on Rental HousingLaw In Order: Are You Ready and WILL You Know It?2014
Window on Rental HousingLaw in Order: Reminding The Early Terminator That "He'll Be Back"2013
Window on Rental HousingLaw In Order: Another Chance To Get It Right2013
Window on Rental HousingLaw In Order: Too Few, Too Little and Over the Top: Some Eviction Rule Changes of Note2013
Window on Rental HousingLaw in Order: Who's On First When You Identify Yourself?2013
Window on Rental HousingLaw in Order: How Late Is Too Late?2013
Window on Rental HousingLaw In Order: Top Ten Persevering Practices Following The Eviction Rule Changes2013
Window on Rental HousingSix Bi-Monthly Articles Related to the Multi-Housing Industry2013
Window on Rental HousingSix Bi-Monthly Articles Related to the Multi-Housing Industry2012
Window on Rental HousingLaw in Order: Self Defense In The Eviction Process2012
Window on Rental HousingLaw In Order: Costly Yet Avoidable Mistakes2012
Window on Rental HousingLaw In Order: Twenty Seconds And The Fine Art Of Speaking2012
Window on Rental HousingSix Bi-Monthly Articles Related to the Multi-Housing Industry2011
Window on Rental HousingLaw in Order: Earn a Perfect Score on the Student Status Quiz2011
Window on Rental HousingLaw in Order: Shearing the Wooly Bully2011
Window on Rental HousingLaw in Order: Laugh Out Loud Laws2011
Window on Rental HousingSix Bi-Monthly Articles Related to the Multi-Housing Industry2010
Window on Rental HousingSix Bi-Monthly Articles Related to the Multi-Housing Industry2009
Window on Rental HousingOver 105 Published ArticlesN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Doctor of Jurisprudence1980
Grinnell CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
University of Texas at DallasPost Graduate StudiesNoneN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TAA Lone Star Expo and Education ConferencePanelist on Legal Issues from Both a Landlord and a Tenant Attorney's Perspective2015
REDBOOK SeminarLegal Aspects of Rental and Multi-Housing2015
N.A.R.P.M. Membership MeetingFair Housing Issues With Emphasis On Service & Support Animals2015
Lease With the Best: TAA Lease FormsLegal Aspects of Leasing Seminar2015
Fair Housing SeminarFair Housing in Connection with Multi-Family Property Maintenance2015
Fair Housing SeminarFair Housing for Multi-Family Management and Leasing Personnel2015
AAA Learn At LunchYou Are Never Too Young To Create A Will and Plan Your Estate2015
REDBOOK SeminarLegal Aspects of Rental and Multi-Housing2014
Fair Housing for Multi-Family Management, Leasing and Maintenance PersonnelFair Housing2014
Fair Housing for Multi-Family Management and Leasing PersonnelFair Housing2014
Fair Housing for Multi-Family Maintenance PersonnelFair Housing2014
Conquering the CourtroomLitigation and Courtroom Tactics2014
REDBOOK SeminarLegal Aspects of Rental and Multi-Housing2013
Live Seminars (4) Covering Eviction Rule Changes Effective 08.31.13New Eviction Rules: Critical Changes in Justice Court Eviction Rules2013
Fair Housing for Multi-Family Management and Leasing PersonnelFair Housing for Multi-Family Management and Leasing Personnel2013
Fair Housing for Multi-Family Maintenance PersonnelFair Housing in Connection with Multi-Family Property Maintenance2013
Conquering The CourtroomTrial Tactics, Litigation Procedures, Bankruptcy Concerns and Restrictions, and Achieving Courtroom Success2013
Understanding and Avoiding Housing DiscriminationFair Housing2012
Rent Collections WebinarRent Collection2012
REDBOOK SeminarLegal Aspects of Rental and Multi-Housing2012
Knowing and Using the TAA LeaseLegal Aspects of Leasing2012
Fair Housing: It's Not An Option, It's The LawFair Housing2012
Fair Housing for Onsite PersonnelFair Housing2012
Fair Housing for Maintenance PersonnelFair Housing2012
Conquering the CourtroomLitigation Techniques for Multi-Family Personnel2012
Rent Collections WebinarRent Collections2011
Practicing Fair HousingFair Housing2011
Practicing Fair HousingFair Housing2011
Lease With The Best: TAA Lease FormsLease Contracts and Addenda2011
Knowing and Using the TAA LeaseResidential Leasing Issues2011
Knowing and Using the TAA LeaseLegal Issues Affecting Leasing2011
IROC - Independent Rental OwnersFair Housing2011
Conquering the CourtroomLitigation Techniques2011
Understanding the Fine Print of the TAA LeaseResidential Leasing & The Law2010
RedbookApartment and Rental Housing Legal Seminar2010
Real World Fair Housing IssuesFair Housing2010
It's The Lease You Should KnowLeasing & The Law2010
It's The Lease You Should Know SeminarResidential Leasing Aspects2009
Fair Housing SeminarFair Housing2009
RedbookApartment and Rental Housing Legal Seminar2008
It's The Lease You Should Know SeminarResidential Leasing Aspects2008
Fair Housing SeminarFair Housing2008
It's The Lease You Should Know SeminarResidential Leasing Aspects2007
Fair Housing SeminarFair Housing2007
RedbookApartment and Rental Housing Legal Seminar2006
It's The Lease You Should Know SeminarResidential Leasing Aspects2006
Fair Housing SeminarFair Housing2006
Legal Liability and Risk Exposure for OwnersControlling Liability and Damage Concerns2005
Fair Housing SeminarFair Housing2005
Fair Housing SeminarFair Housing2004
Fair Housing SeminarFair Housing2003
Fair Housing SeminarFair Housing2002