Work Experience & Representative Case History

Will's prior experience includes defending insurance companies in property & casualty cases involving bad faith insurance claims and unfair settlement practices at Bracewell LLP (2003-2009) where he served as coverage counsel for AIG, Fortis, UniCare, WellPoint and Assurant, along with their various affiliated insurance companies. Subsequently, Will chaired the plaintiff-insurance litigation group at Clark, Burnett, Love & Lee GP (now known as Clark, Love & Hutson), assisting numerous commercial and individual policyholders in state and federal court (2009-2017) and serving as Co-Liaison Counsel across several counties for thousands of lawsuits arising out of Hurricane Ike commercial insurance claims.

Education

  • University of Houston, J.D. magna cum laude
  • University of Texas, B.B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • Southern District of Texas - District Court
  • Eastern District of Texas - District Court
  • Western District of Texas - District Court
  • Northern District of Texas - District Court
  • District of Puerto Rico - District Court

Involvement & Awards

Will is a member of the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association of Justice.

His speaking engagements include the following:

  • They Will Never Incur These Costs – Adjustment Issues Regarding Overhead and Profit, Depreciation, Base Labor Charges, Demolition and Soft Construction Costs (Co-Speaker with Stephen Pate, Windstorm Conference – Orlando, Florida)
  • Where Is the Appraisal Provision Heading? Developments in Case Law, Policy Language, and the Implications Thereof (Co-Speaker with Christopher W. Martin, Windstorm Conference – Houston, Texas)
  • Update on Recent Case Law Interpreting Appraisal in Texas and the Viability of Extra-Contractual Claims (Seminar – Houston, Texas)
  • Proof of Loss: Does An Insured’s Forgetfulness Doom Their Claim? (Seminar – Houston, Texas)
  • Appraisal Post-State Farm v. Johnson: Obligation Or Irritation? (Seminar – Houston, Texas)
Will's Associations
Texas Super Lawyer (Thomson Reuters) Texas Super Lawyer (Thomson Reuters)

(2015 - Present)

(2015 - Present)

Lexis-Nexis Martindale-Hubbell - Rated  “AV Preeminent” Lexis-Nexis Martindale-Hubbell - Rated “AV Preeminent”

(2013 - Present)

(2013 - Present)

AVVO Rated AVVO Rated "10/10" Superb Distinguished Lawyer Designation

(2012 - Present)

(2012 - Present)

Rue Ratings - Best Attorneys in America Rue Ratings - Best Attorneys in America

Top Rated Lawyer – Legal Leaders (2015 - Present)

Top Rated Lawyer – Legal Leaders (2015 - Present)

Houstonia Magazine Houstonia Magazine

Top Lawyers in Houston (Insurance Litigation) (2014 - Present)

Top Lawyers in Houston (Insurance Litigation) (2014 - Present)

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