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William A. Sherwood


Houston Lawyer William Sherwood

Telephone 713.951.4263
Facsimile 713.652.2419
bsherwood@hdbdlaw.com
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1980 Post Oak Boulevard,
Suite 1800
Houston, Texas 77056

William A. Sherwood


William A. Sherwood is an experienced trial lawyer who has been practicing for more than thirty years, principally in the state and federal courts of Texas. He has tried a variety of cases to verdict. He has effectively handled cases involving catastrophic injuries, products liability, trucking and transportation cases, fire cases, premises defect cases, construction defect cases, professional liability including health care liability matters, commercial and contract disputes including arbitration, fiduciary duty matters, Texas Deceptive Trade Practices matters, among others. Bill is board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial Law and by the State Bar of Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law and in Civil Trial Law.

He is the founding president of the National Board of Trial Advocacy's Houston Chapter and currently serves as a director on the national board of the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has been elected by his peers to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel and Texas Association of Defense Counsel.

Bill is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale Hubbell®. He is a Life Fellow of both the Houston Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation.

Bill has served for more than 15 years on the Advisory Council of the Salvation Army Houston Adult Rehabilitation Center, including a term as Chair of the Advisory Council. He has served for four years as an elected member of the City Council of Bunker Hill Village, a Houston suburb. He has served as president of the Kiwanis Club of Houston.

Education

Tulane University School of Law, J.D.

  • Member and Articles Editor, Tulane Law Review

Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, AB

Bar & Court Admissions

Texas

Louisiana

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Professional Affiliations & Activities

National Board of Trial Advocacy, Houston Chapter – Founding President; Director, National Board of Trial Advocacy (National Board), 2015 – 2018

Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

International Association of Defense Counsel

Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Houston Bar Association – Member, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section, 2010 – 2016.

Recognition & Awards

Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®

Highest grade for his State Bar of Texas Bar Examination Session, State Bar of Texas

Life Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation

Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Articles & Papers

Sherwood, State Bar of Texas, Oil and Gas Disputes Course, “Enterprise Risk Management in the Oil and Gas Industry,” 2016

Sherwood, "Texas Covenants Not to Compete Act," 2012

Co-Author, "Doing Business in Texas," 2007

Co-Author, "Malicious Credentialing Claims," For the Defense, November, 2006

Co-Author, "The Texas Theft Liability Act: A Little Used Tool in the Plaintiff's Bag," International Association of Defense Counsel News, September 19, 2006

presentations & programs

Co-Chair, National Board of Trial Advocacy, Houston Chapter, CLE Program, "Advocacy," May 6, 2016

Speaker, State Bar of Texas, Oil and Gas Disputes Course, "Enterprise Risk Management in the Oil and Gas Industry," January 26, 2016

Chair, National Board of Trial Advocacy, Houston Chapter, CLE Program, "They Call Me 'Professor': Things You Knew But May Have Forgotten," by Jim M. Perdue, Sr., September 24, 2015

Chair, National Board of Trial Advocacy, Houston Chapter, CLE Program, "New Business: Learn New Causes of Action," February 6, 2015

Speaker, Firm Client Seminar, "Enterprise Risk Management in the Oil and Gas Industry," 2013

Speaker, Firm Continuing Legal Education Program, "Texas Covenants Not to Compete Act," 2012

Speaker, American Correctional Association, "Legal Issues in Project Delivery Systems," Orlando, Florida, January 14, 2009

Speaker, "Doing Business in Texas," on behalf of the Canadian Consulate in Houston, Texas, September 26, 2007