Previously, Mr. Williams was a shareholder with MehaffyWeber, P.C. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Williams has emphasized the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device cases as well as the representation of businesses in complex business and intellectual property litigation. He has acted as both national and regional counsel for major pharmaceutical concerns and has headed national trial teams in a variety of pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. Mr. Williams has written numerous journal articles and given talks at seminars sponsored by the Defense Research Institute, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, International Association of Defense Counsel and The State Bar of Texas.

Mr. Williams has represented clients and has actively handled and tried matters throughout the various states.

Mr. Williams is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in personal injury trial law and civil trial law. He is a member in the American Board of Trial Advocates and listed as one of the "Best Lawyers in America". Mr. Williams has been very active in the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.

Mr. Williams has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Texas Lawyer and Texas Monthly Magazine. In addition, he has been listed in Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a national products liability litigation star and as a Texas litigation star. Mr. Williams has been recognized in LMG Life Sciences and The Legal 500 United States.

Publications

Gene M. Williams, Breast Implant Litigation (A Defense Perspective), Texas State Bar Convention, June 1997.

Gene M. Williams, Protective Orders and Confidentiality Agreements: A Drafter’s Guide, Federation of Insurance & Corporate Counsel, Vol. 46, No. 1, Fall 1995.

Gene M. Williams, The Liability of Raw Material Manufacturers: It’s Time to Restate the Restatement, Federation of Insurance & Corporate Counsel, Vol. 43, No. 1, Fall 1992.

Presentations

The Use of PowerPoint in Daubert Challenges, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, March 2004.

Liability of Pharmaceutical Companies for Internet Sales, Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel, London 2001, July 2001.

Changing the Insurance Business Process: Primary Insurance Industry Initiatives, Intermediaries and Reinsurance Underwriters Association, November 16, 1999.

Internet and Technology Issues Facing the Insurance Industry and Corporate Legal Departments, National Association of Independent Insurers, Fall Legislative Meeting, October 21, 1999.

Security Issues in Internet Communication, International Association of Defense Counsel, Winter Meeting, February 15, 1999.

Breast Implant Litigation (A Defense Perspective), Texas State Bar Convention, June 1997.

Texas Tort Reform Legislation, It’s Impact on Pharmaceutical & Toxic Tort Litigation, Federation of Insurance & Corporate Counsel, Winter Meeting, February 29, 1996.

Strategies and Imaginative Settlement Ideas, Defense Research Institute

How to Set Reserves, Identify and Dispose of Dangerous Cases Before Verdict, Loss Claims Supervisor’s Seminar, September 23, 1993.