Bill Cobb

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Austin, TX

Cobb & Counsel PLLC
 | 401 Congress Avenue, Suite 1540
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-693-7571
Fax: 512-687-3432
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016, 2019
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Administrative Law (40%),
  • Legislative & Governmental Affairs (20%),
  • Environmental Litigation (20%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Bill Cobb has been providing clients with strategic legal and regulatory counsel for more than 20 years.  He has firsthand experience challenging and enforcing government regulations, having represented both the regulator and the regulated.  According to Chambers USA, this gives him a “unique perspective on state regulation, which is respected by all regulating entities in Texas.” 

Bill has practiced at two of Texas’s most prestigious law firms, Vinson & Elkins and Jackson Walker, but honed his advocacy skills in-house as Senior Regulatory Counsel for a telecommunications company and in senior positions at the Office of the Texas Attorney General.  He currently maintains a thriving regulatory compliance and litigation practice with the law firm of Cobb & Counsel.

Serving as Special Assistant and Senior Counsel to Attorney General Greg Abbott, Bill lead the vanguard challenging EPA’s greenhouse gas regulatory regime, and served as lead trial counsel for the State of Texas in the historic 26-state constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act (a/k/a ObamaCare).  When appointing Bill as Deputy Attorney General for Civil Litigation, Abbott praised him as an “expert legal tactician and successful litigator.”  As Deputy Attorney General, Bill managed over 300 attorneys, primarily directing the investigations and enforcement actions conducted by the Civil Medicaid Fraud, Consumer Protection, Antitrust, and Environmental Protection Divisions.  

This experience, in conjunction with Bill’s work as in-house counsel, has proven invaluable to his private practice clients in responding to government investigations, navigating regulations, and obtaining licenses and permits.  It also informs his crafting of legislative solutions that survive agency implementation and judicial review.

Practice Areas
  • 10%Business Litigation
  • 40%Administrative Law
  • 20%Legislative & Governmental Affairs
  • 20%Environmental Litigation
  • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts


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Super Lawyers: 2016, 2019

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About Bill Cobb

Admitted: 1996, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyers, 2016, 2017
  • Best Lawyers, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas, 1996
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Northwestern University School of Law, Articles Editor, Northwestern Law Review, 1996


  • Dos Republicas Coal Partnership, 2019
  • ITG (Imperial Tobacco Group) Brands, LLC   , 2019
  • Calhoun Port Authority, 2019
  • Farmers Group, Inc., 2019
  • Berkshire Hathaway Automotive, Inc., 2019

Representative Clients:

  • Berkshire Hathaway Automotive, 2019


  • Texas regulations are constantly evolving as the result of rulemaking, enforcement, and judicial interpretation. Our blog analyzes the regulatory impact of these developments on companies in Texas., RegulaTexas Blog, Regulated Industries

Educational Background:

  • University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts, 1993

Industry Groups

  • Automotive
  • Consumer Products
  • Energy (Oil & Gas)
  • Insurance
  • Technology
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Office Location for Bill Cobb

401 Congress Avenue
Suite 1540
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-693-7571

Fax: 512-687-3432

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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