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William  D. Cobb

PRACTICES

Commercial Litigation
Directors & Officers Litigation
Product Liability Defense
Professional Malpractice Defense

EDUCATION

The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
J.D. - 1984
Law Review: The Review of Litigation, Managing Editor
 
University of Denver
B.A. - 1981

ADMISSIONS

  • Texas, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals  for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
William D. Cobb, Jr.
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Tel: 214-220-5201
Fax: 214-220-5251
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Bill Cobb is known as a strong, authentic and personable courtroom advocate. A strategic thinker, he brings to each engagement an ability to persuasively simplify the complicated while relentlessly mastering the details.

Bill is sought after for his defense of professionals, particularly in the fields of law, insurance, real estate and securities brokerage. He represents professionals in Texas state and federal courts, in arbitrations, as well as in administrative disciplinary proceedings. As a “lawyer’s lawyer,” Bill knows there is no higher honor (or greater challenge) than to have other lawyers trust him to protect their reputations and livelihood.

In addition to professional liability defense, Bill represents businesses, product manufacturers and distributors in commercial litigation, product liability and mass tort defense. Because he is regarded as a trustworthy guide to Texas judges and juries, he is often called on to work as Texas counsel with out-of-state law firms. A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Bill has been included among the “Texas Top 100” Super Lawyers in several years since 2005, as one of the “Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth Region” Super Lawyers more than ten times, and among the “Texas Super Lawyers” every year since 2003. “Best Lawyers in America” has included Bill every year since 2007 and among its 2015 designees for Legal Malpractice Law, “Bet-The-Company” Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Products Liability Litigation. Texas Lawyer named him one of seven “Go-To” lawyers whom Texas attorneys would choose to defend them against legal malpractice claims.  

EXPERIENCE

Bill has been involved in numerous cases that have helped to shape Texas law governing lawyers and the legal profession, including on issues of:
 
  • Fracturing of a legal malpractice claim into multiple causes of action
  • Attorney immunity
  • Expert testimony requirements
  • Formation, validity, enforcement and termination of contingency fee agreements
  • Elements of recoverable damages


 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • "The Best Lawyers in America" by Woodward White, Inc. in Legal Malpractice Law, 2010-Present
  • "The Best Lawyers in America" by Woodward White, Inc.in Bet-The-Company Litigation, 2010-Present
  • "The Best Lawyers in America" by Woodward White, Inc. in Commercial Litigation, 2007-Present
  • "The Best Lawyers in America" by Woodward White, Inc. in Products Liability Litigation, 2007-Present
  • "Top 100 Super Lawyers" by Thomson Reuters 2005 and 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • "Top 100 Dallas/ Fort Worth Region SuperLawyers" by Thomson Reuters, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • “D” Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas, 2012 to present
  • Named a "Texas SuperLawyer" by Thomson Reuters, 2003-Present
  • Named one of seven "Go-To Lawyers Texas Attorneys Would Choose to Defend them Against Legal Malpractice Claims” by the Texas Lawyer Newspaper, 2002



PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Section
  • American Bar Association, Professional Liability Committee
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member, Ethics Committee
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member