William C. (Bill) Little
William C. (Bill) Little

Attorney At Law
Shareholder

972-330-2775

bill@gus-gilbert.com

Bill Little has extensive experience handling complex legal matters in a variety of practice areas, including construction and commercial litigation, contracts, products liability, premises liability, personal injury, wrongful death, healthcare liability, trucking accidents, appeals, DTPA, shareholder derivative actions, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, dram shop, and real property disputes.

Educational Background

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude
  • Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Business Administration – Management

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of Texas
  • US. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • US. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US. Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations/Activities

  • Officer, State Bar of Texas Appellate Section (2016-present)
  • Co Editor-in-Chief of The Appellate Advocate (2012 to 2015) (Associate Editor, 2006 to 2012)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel – Trial Academy
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel – Trial Academy

Honors and Recognition

  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected as “Texas Super Lawyer” (2013 to 2015) and “Texas Rising Star” (2008 to 2012) by Thompson Reuter’s Service, published by Texas Monthly
  • Order of the Coif

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Strategic Use of Writs of Mandamus, Appellate Law seminar, 2015 (CLE accredited)
  • Mandatory E-Filing Has Arrived (Again): Tips and Traps for the Unwary, Jefferson County Bar Journal, Summer 2014 (awarded “Stars of Texas Bars Award” for best news article, 2015)
  • New Requirements for Appellate Filings and Tips for Surviving in Today’s Electronic Briefing Jungle, Appellate Law seminar, 2013 (CLE accredited)
  • Fifth Circuit Civil Appellate Update, 21 App. Advoc. 212 (Spring 2009)
  • Recent Developments in the Federal Rules of Evidence, Federal Court Practice seminar, State Bar of Texas, 2006 (CLE accredited)
  • The Appellate Process: Getting to Oral Argument, legal seminar, 2003 (CLE accredited)

Civic Activities and Volunteerism

  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Member of Rotary
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Family

  • Bill and his wife, April, are the parents of three daughters and a son.

Representative Experience

Real Estate

Represented contractors and property owners in construction and contract litigation.

Successfully appealed a $4,000,000 judgment against a real estate development company.

Construction

Represented an engineering firm against a minority shareholder oppression claim and asserted counterclaims resulting in favorable settlement.

Obtained injunctive relief to prevent former officer and director of engineering company from misappropriating trade secrets.

Medical

Represented health care services company and majority owner in partnership dispute and negotiated favorable “buy out” agreement.

Represented pharmaceutical companies in federal and state multidistrict litigation.

Represented medical device company in nationwide product-recall litigation.

Represented patients, hospitals, physicians, nurses and long-term care facilities in healthcare litigation.

Represented an e-commerce services provider in breach of contract litigation against medical services company resulting in favorable settlement.

General

Prepared amicus curiae brief for the Supreme Court of Texas concerning the Texas Certificate of Merit statute applicable to professional services claims.

Successfully defended on appeal a summary judgment in favor of an independent administrator against claims brought by an estate creditor.

Represented Fortune 500 companies in premises and product liability litigation.

Obtained mandamus relief for foreign company sued in Texas to enforce a contractual forum-selection agreement.

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