Jason E. Williams

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Bissinger Oshman Williams & Strasburger LLP
2229 San Felipe St, Suite 1500
Houston, TX 77019
Phone: 713-524-8811
Fax: 713-524-4102
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (50%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%), Construction Litigation: Business (10%), Energy & Natural Resources (10%), General Litigation (10%), Securities Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Jason E. Williams, a partner in the firm, practices in the areas of commercial litigation, construction litigation, and energy litigation. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation cases in state and federal court and in AAA administered arbitrations. 

Jason has an engineering background, and his practice focuses on areas that allow him to take advantage of that background. He has substantial experience in construction litigation, including construction defect litigation, design errors and omissions claims, contractor termination matters, and construction delays. He also has substantial experience in financial disputes, including securities litigation, breach of fiduciary duty litigation, and insurance.  His practice also includes substantial experience in oil and gas disputes, including drilling, pipelines, refining, energy trading, and trade secrets.

A Texas native, Jason graduated from St. John’s School in Houston and earned his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University in 1997. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Houston Law Center in 2004. While in law school, Jason was an Articles Editor for the HoustonLawReview. He was a member of Order of the Barons and Order of the Coif. Prior to joining the firm, Jason was a Senior Associate with Fulbright & Jaworski LLP. Before attending law school, Jason worked for four years as a mechanical engineer in the manufacturing and construction industries.

Jason has argued as lead counsel before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He has also handled multiple cases involving jurisdiction under the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.

About Jason E. Williams

Admitted: 2004, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://bowllp.com/attorney/jason-e-williams/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Houston Grand Opera Young Patrons Society
  • Houston Achievement Place, Board of Directors, 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Houston Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Houston Bar Association, Construction Law Section, 2019
  • Section Chair for Houston Bar Association's Securities Litigation and Arbitration Section, 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "Republican Party of Minnesota v. White Threatens Judicial Impartiality in Texas," 41 Houston Law Review 202, 2004
  • "Why Didn't You Tell Someone? – A Review of Good and Bad Quality Assurance/Quality Control Case Studies," ABA Forum on the Construction Industry Annual Meeting, February 2012, Houston, Texas, Co-speaker and co-author
  • "Dealing with Code Upgrade Coverage Issues," presented at the WIND Texas Symposium, April 2009, Houston, Texas, Co-presenter
  • "Construction   Contracts   101,"    presented at    the Annual Conference of the Association of Water Board Directors, San Antonio, Texas, July 2008, Co-presenter

Educational Background

  • Vanderbilt University, Bachelor of Engineering, 1997

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Won bench trial for drilling company against land owner in Ochiltree County, Texas. Judgment included full award of damages as well as attorney's fees., 2020
  • Obtained settlement just before trial on behalf of oilfield service company defendant accused of fraud, aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty, and conspiracy in $70 multi-party complex corporate governance and breach of fiduciary duty case.  The trial proceeded against co-defendants in which jury awarded damages to plaintiff of over $65 million., 2018
  • Obtained settlement in favor of municipal utility district in claims against boring company for damage to sewer line., 2019
  • Obtained favorable settlement on behalf of owners in construction defect case against contractor., 2018
  • Defended energy trading firm against claims of tortious interference, conspiracy, and theft of trade secrets.. After filing an anti-SLAPP motion to dismiss, we convinced the plaintiff to dismiss its claims without any payment., 2018
  • Obtained affirmation on appeal of court's judgment awarding death penalty sanctions dismissing defendant's counterclaim in drilling case., 2019
  • Obtained affirmation on appeal of 1,018,000 judgment confirming arbitration award in favor of owners against construction lender and general contractor., 2018
  • Obtained favorable settlement for industrial warehouse tenant in dispute with landlord., 2019
  • Obtained seven figure settlement in favor of owner in construction dispute against structural engineering firm, 2017
  • Obtained $1,018,000 judgment confirming arbitration award in favor of borrowers against construction lender and general contractor, including damages, cancellation of debt, and attorneys fees, 2015
  • Represented non-destructive testing and inspection company against competitor’s claim of tortious interference and theft of trade secrets. Obtained dismissal of all of competitor’s claims and subsequently obtained judgment against competitor in Judge Sim Lake’s court for $2.1 million, 2013

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Oil
  • Trading Firms
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Office Location for Jason E. Williams

2229 San Felipe St
Suite 1500
Houston, TX 77019

Last Updated: 7/1/2021

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