William J. Eggleston, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Eggleston & Briscoe, LLP
 | 4800 Three Allen Center, 333 Clay Street
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-659-5100
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Insurance Coverage (50%)
Attorney Profile

A seasoned trial attorney at the law firm of Eggleston & Briscoe, LLP, William J. Eggleston, III, is devoted to representing clients in the Houston, Texas, area. He began his legal career as a prosecuting attorney with the office of the Harris County District Attorney. Bringing those litigation skills to his practice today, Mr. Eggleston works with people who are facing business litigation and insurance coverage issues.

Over his decades-long career, Mr. Eggleston has earned a reputation for taking on and winning high-stakes cases. In one matter, he successfully defended a property insurer who had been sued for $22 million. The plaintiff alleged that the provider wrongly denied a claim for hail damage. but Mr. Eggleston proved that the damage did not occur during the policyholder's coverage period.  As a result, he was able to secure a take-nothing judgment and jury verdict for his cient. For other insurers he has secured summary judgments on similar grounds.  In another case, he successfully defended a doctor charged with murder after shooting an intruder.  In another he obtained a favorable jury award for a group of heirs who sued their family's C.P.A. over fiduciary duty breaches arising from estate distribution and accounting practices.

For achievements such as these, Mr. Eggleston holds the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, and H Texas Magazine named him as one of Houston's Top Lawyers.

Taking a results-oriented approach is the reason Mr. Eggleston has secured significant settlements and verdicts for his clients. He ensures comprehensive representation through providing one-on-one attention and developing aggressive plans that cater to a client's goals. Further, he remains on top of legal trends through his participation with professional groups such as the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Inc., the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute (DRI) – The Voice of the Defense Bar.

Mr. Eggleston received a Juris Doctor in 1977 from the South Texas College of Law, where he was a member of the school's law review.

AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%)

Insurance Coverage (50%): Insurance

Focus Areas

Insurance Coverage: Insurance


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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017

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About William Eggleston, III

Admitted: 1977, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.egglestonbriscoe.com/our-team/william-j-eggleston...

Honors and Awards:

  • Named one of Houston’s Top Lawyers by H Magazine, 2013-2014
  • “AV” Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2012-2014
  • South Texas College of Law, State Moot Court Team leader
  • South Texas College of Law, Order of Barristers
  • South Texas College of Law, Order of the Lytae
  • South Texas College of Law, Elected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, 2013
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Texas (trial and appellate courts)
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • South Texas College of Law, South Texas Law Journal, member

Representative Clients:

  • Save The Frio Foundation
  • Thermo Fluids, Inc.
  • United Rentals, Inc.
  • McClarens Young International
  • Argonaut Group U.S., Inc.
  • AIG

Educational Background:

  • University of Houston, Bachelor of Arts, 1973

Industry Groups

  • Defense Research Institute
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    Office Location for William J. Eggleston, III

    4800 Three Allen Center
    333 Clay Street
    Houston, TX 77002

    Phone: 713-659-5100


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