Bill is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He did his undergraduate work both at North Dakota State University and at Moorhead State University in Minnesota, where he completed his under-graduate degree magna cum laude. After graduating from Baylor University School of Law, he began practicing as a defense lawyer for one of the 25 largest law firms in the state of Texas.
After several years of defense work, Bill recognized his passions were on the plaintiffs' side and now he exclusively represents victims of negligence as a trial lawyer. He brings to the table a unique perspective from both sides of the “v” that enables him to foreshadow the moves of his opponent. As a plaintiff’s trial lawyer, Bill's practice includes catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases of all types, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical cases.
Bill is licensed in all state courts of Texas, as well as numerous United States District Courts around the country. Bill was sworn in to the United States Supreme Court in 2011, giving him the distinguished privilege of being able to argue cases in front of our Nation’s highest court. Bill also has actively represented clients in pharmaceutical litigation in all 50 states, and has appeared before courts from coast to coast.
In addition to Bill’s reputation for obtaining accountability from big drug companies, Bill prides himself on his dedicated team of lawyers, paralegals and legal staff. His team is devoted to helping clients heal from their physical and emotional wounds while diligently working to achieve success in their cases. Curtis Law Group uses the latest technology and case management software to efficiently manage all aspects of the litigation lifecycle. The team at Curtis Law Group is dedicated to providing superior client satisfaction and has an “all hands-on deck” approach to ensuring every case, no matter how big or small, receives exceptional legal services.
Aside from filing lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies, Bill is a frequent author and speaker, and for several years was a contributing author to an annual survey on tort law in the SMU Law Review. He served as a Trustee for the National College of Advocacy, and has held various positions on numerous committees for The American Association of Justice.
For over a decade, Bill served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. He has earned a membership in the State Bar College of Texas. Bill is an invited member to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and has been repeatedly named by Texas Monthly as a Texas Super Lawyer, most recently in 2018. For more than 15 years, Bill has been recognized as AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubbell and by his fellow trial lawyers, an honor earned by only a select few. Because of his expertise in pharmaceutical cases, Bill is frequently interviewed by national news media, such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lawyers Weekly and numerous others.
Nationwide Personal Injury Lawyer - Areas of Practice:
Insurance Bad Faith
Serious Vehicle Collisions
Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law/Texas Board of Legal Specialization
AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell
Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
North Dakota State University
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Moorhead State University
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Contributing Author, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000 Annual Survey of Texas Law, “Personal Torts,” SMU Law Review
Dozens of seminars and classes on topics like trial tactics, pharmaceutical cases, personal injury matters and catastrophic injury cases.
Author, 1997 Advanced Trial Advocacy for Winners Course, “Closing Arguments - Plaintiff’s Perspective”
Contributing Author, 1997 Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, State Bar of Texas “Evidence on Damages”
July 1997, University of Houston Law Center ,Advanced Personal Injury Course Seminar, “Evidence Law Update”
August 1997, University of Houston Law Center. Advanced Personal Injury Evidence and Discovery Seminar, “Evidence Law Update”
October 1997, National Employment Lawyers Association – Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter, “Evidence Law Update”
April 1998, University of Houston Law Center, Advanced Civil Litigation Seminar, “Evidence Law Update”
September 2000, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Medical Malpractice Conference, “The Aging Parents of Babyboomers – Nursing Home Regulation and Litigation”
November 2001, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Staying in the Current Seminar, “Does Palacios Swallow Article 4590i?”
September 2002, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 13th Annual Advanced Medical Malpractice Seminar, “The Lost Art of Pleading Negligence Per Se”
August 2003, National Business Institute Seminar, “Admissibility of Evidence and Expert Testimony in Texas”
June 2004, State Bar of Texas Seminar, Employment and Insurance Issues for People with Disabilities, “Long-Term Disability Appeals and Litigation”
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, University of Houston Law Foundation, Advanced Evidence and Discovery Seminar, “Credibility & Impeachment: Direct and Cross-Examination”
August 2004, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Hot Tips for Hot Times Seminar, “Voir Dire”
September 2004, Lorman Education Services Seminar, “Civil Voir Dire: Practical Tips and Techniques in Texas”
November 2006, American Trial Lawyers Association, Protecting the Public: Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation Seminar, “Punitive Damages Closing Argument Demonstration”
April 2006, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Maximizing Your Case Recovery in 2006 Seminar, “Lawyer Joint Ventures – How To and How Not To”
March 2007, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, “Credibility & Impeachment: Direct and Cross-Examination”
August 2007, Teleseminar by SeminarWeb/Texas Trial Lawyers Association, “Pharmaceutical Litigation Update”
September 2008, American Association for Justice Pharmaceutical Seminar, “Allegories and Analogies of Corporate Greed”
March 2009, Mass Torts Made Perfect, "Reglan Litigation"
June 2009, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Personal Injury Seminar, “I Want A New Drug (Pharmaceutical Litigation Update)”
July 2009, American Association for Justice Teleseminar “Hot Topics in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation” – Reglan (Metroclopramide)
July 2009, American Association for Justice 2009 Annual Convention, “Undressing the Defense Expert”
September 2009, American Association for Justice, Litigating Toxic Tort, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Cases Seminar, “Ethics of Mass Tort Settlements”
October 2009, Mass Torts Made Perfect, "Reglan Litigation"
February 2010, American Association for Justice Winter Convention, “Allegories and Analogies of Corporate Greed: Have America’s Pharmaceutical Companies Been Taking Lessons From A Columbia Drug Cartel?”
July 2010, American Association for Justice Summer Convention, “Panel: Liability Questions Relating to Off Label and Generic Drugs”
October 2010, American Association for Justice, Course Moderator “AAJ’s Medicare Set Aside Trusts-Post Settlement Issues
January 2011, American Association for Justice Mensing Teleseminar, Moderator, “Pliva v. Mensing – Are Generic Drug Companies Entitled to Immunity?”
February 2011, American Association for Justice, AAJ Winter Convention, “Reglan/Metoclopramide Litigation Update”
April 2011, American Association for Justice Topamax Teleseminar, “Liability of the Generic Manufacturers”
June 2011, American Association for Justice Fosamax Teleseminar, “Medicine and the Current Correlation Between the Drugs and the Fractures”
June 2012 , article published in American Association for Justice Trial Magazine, “Transvaginal Mesh and the 510(k) Process”
July 2012, American Association for Justice, "Reglan Litigation & Generic Liability Nationwide"
July 2012, American Association for Justice, AAJ Summer Convention, “Liability of the Generic Manufacturers”
February 2013, American Association for Justice, "Nationwide Reglan & Generic Drug Company Liability"
July 2013, American Association for Justice, "Update on Generic Drug Litigation-Metoclopramide"
Honors and Awards:
Texas Super Lawyer 2003 and yearly since, Texas Monthly Magazine
AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Phi Delta Phi
Professional Associations and Memberships:
The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers
American Association of Justice (AAJ)
Vice-Chair Sections & Litigation, Coordinating Committee, Past
National College of Advocacy - Trustee, Past
Chair, Reglan Litigation Group
Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, Emeritus
Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, Emeritus
Dallas Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member