Burgess Williams has dedicated his career to defending injury victims against large corporations that are only concerned about their own bottom line. A talented trial lawyer, he focuses his practice on cases involving catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, gas explosions, automobile and trucking accidents, traumatic brain injury, and much more.
This respected litigator puts his clients' interests above all else and fights tirelessly to help them recover the compensation they deserve under the law. He believes that the courtroom is not only a place where people can enforce their rights but also a place where real change can occur. It is with this in mind that he is a fierce defender of the right to a trial by jury guaranteed in the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Burgess has had a lifelong passion for the law, first inspired by his father, who worked as an attorney and who instilled in Burgess a deep appreciation for justice and civil rights. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in history from Wake Forest University, where he was a member of the men's soccer team, Burgess earned his juris doctorate from Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, Florida.
Burgess lived for several years in Latin America, where he became fluent in Spanish. While in Argentina, he founded a company that manufactured luxury leather goods for export abroad. Gaining experience in the business world before becoming an attorney has allowed him to understand a dimension of cases often overlooked or underappreciated.
Admired by clients and colleagues alike, Burgess has earned well-deserved recognition for his numerous accomplishments as an attorney. He is a lifetime member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a distinction held by less than one percent of attorneys nationwide, and he has earned an "Excellent" rating and the 2015 Clients' Choice Award from the Avvo Corporation, an online law directory.
Burgess has further benefited the legal industry through his involvement with a number of professional organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, and the Austin Bar Association. Moreover, he generously volunteers his time with workers' rights and consumer advocacy groups, as well as with the Democratic Party.
In all his endeavors, Burgess is blessed with the support and encouragement of his loving family. Outside the office, he enjoys watching soccer, exploring the great outdoors, watching films, and listening to music.
Florida State University College of Law, J.D.
Wake Forest University, B.A. in history
Catastrophic Personal Injury
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Dog Bite Injuries
Supreme Court of Texas
State Bar of Florida
State Bar of Minnesota
District of Columbia Bar
State Bar of New Mexico
State Bar of Colorado
State Bar of Arizona
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
American Association for Justice
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
Austin Bar Association
Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lifetime Member
Avvo Corporation, 2015 Clients' Choice Award