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William H. “Bill” Barfield
As an accomplished trial lawyer, Bill continues to be recognized by his peers and the judiciary for his many accomplishments. During his legal career, he has fought tirelessly for justice on behalf of his clients and has an impressive history of legal victories. He and his trial teams have recovered more than $1 billion in verdicts, settlements, and awards for their clients.
Bill’s professional dedication has not gone unnoticed. The National Trial Lawyers Association named him to the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in 2013, and he is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell—its highest rating.
Bill has also been named by Texas Monthly magazine and Houstonia magazine as one of the top lawyers in the State of Texas, and he was featured in Texas Super Lawyer Magazine in 2013. He is also rated as “Superb” (10.0 out of 10.0) by AVVO.com legal ratings.
Bill’s extensive experience includes many multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of his clients. He has been certified as a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which are prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States with fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers as members. Also, Bill has been named “Best Attorneys of America” by Rue Ratings. He is a Lifetime Charter Member of that organization.
Bill has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate. Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue-ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in the practice of law. Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC. This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation.
The American Academy of Trial Attorneys (AATA) has selected Bill for membership as one of the top 100 civil trial lawyers. The purpose of the AATA is to promote through recognition, the professionalism and excellence of those Trial Attorneys who have earned the designation as a Premier 100 Trial Attorney as found by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys. A Premier 100 Trial Attorney has satisfied stringent criteria and standards as established by the AATA Board of Directors.