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William G. Hagans

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Hagans Montgomery Hagans
3200 Travis Street, 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77006
Phone: 713-222-2700
Fax: 713-547-4950
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014
Licensed in Texas Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (40%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%), Professional Liability: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

William grew up in Houston with a father who was a trial lawyer and a mother who was a Catholic middle school teacher. In between playing basketball in just about every gym in the city, he recalls hearing stories about his father’s clients and the help they needed and the help that was given. William traveled up north, to Cedar Falls, Iowa, to attend college and play a little basketball. While in college, he noticed that he was drawn to the law-related courses he took. As his college career came to an end, he began talking to his parents about law school and what a career as a lawyer would look like.

Following in his father’s footsteps, William graduated from The University of Texas School of Law, where he found the most enjoyment taking trial advocacy classes. He also served as managing editor of The Review of Litigation.

After graduation, William began his career at Bracewell LLP, where he tried, and won, his first case as lead counsel. Shortly after that trial, William joined Hagans Montgomery Hagans in 2011. Since then, William has been recognized by Thompson Reuters on its Texas Rising Stars list—from 2012-2014—and its Texas Super Lawyers list—from 2014-present.

William focuses his practice on his clients. Over the years, he has represented community banks, lawyers and law firms, small and large businesses, and families. He enjoys the challenge of both commercial/business dispute cases and serious/catastrophic personal injury cases. And he really enjoys just getting to know different clients from all sorts of different walks of life.

William is also actively involved in the community. He has worked with JDRF (formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) since he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of twelve. In 2010, William was named JDRF’s volunteer of the year. He has twice received the President’s Award for excellence in board leadership and fundraising. He served on the JDRF Houston Gulf Coast Chapter Board of Directors (2013-2019; 2020-2021), on the Advisory Board (2019-2020), and on the Executive Committee (2014-2019; 2020-2021). He currently serves as President of the Houston Community Board of the Southern Texas Chapter as well as on the Executive Council of the Southern Texas Chapter.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Business Litigation
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other

Selections

8 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014

About William G. Hagans

First Admitted: 2006, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://hagans.law/attorneys/william-g-hagans/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Sustaining Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Nominating Committee for District Four, Texas Bar Foundation, 2012-2021
  • Co-Chair, Nominating Committee for District Four, Texas Bar Foundation, 2016-2021
  • Co-Chair, Houston Bar Association Professionalism Committee, 2012-2013, 2018-2019
  • Member, Houston Bar Association Professionalism Committee, 2012-2020
  • Member, Houston Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee, 2012-2013, 2014-2019
  • Member, Houston Bar Association Speakers Bureau, 2012-2016
  • Member, Texas State Bar Professionalism Committee, 2020-2022
  • Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Cause No. 2007-29729; Tinsley v. Nutt; In the 129th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas.  Jury verdict in excess of $2.6 million resulting from a pedestrian hit by a tow truck. Named the #10 Motor Vehicle Verdict in the Top Texas Verdicts of 2010.
  • Cause No. 15-08-23266; Teddy Glenn Abrams, Jr. v. Jjelcor, Inc. d/b/a Action Rentals; In the 506th Judicial District Court of Waller County, Texas. Jury verdict in excess of $500,000 resulting from a customer who purchased a track loader that was missing safety bolts on the cage, causing the cage to raise unexpectedly and land on his feet.
  • Cause No. 2015-18075; Endeavor Energy Resources, L.P., et al. v. Ironshore Specialty Insurance Company, et al.; In the 113th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas. Bench trial on attorneys’ fees after court granted summary judgment on declaratory judgment action seeking coverage from excess insurance company.
  • Cause No. 2011-14607; D.L., Individually and as Next Friend of M.L., a Minor v. Angela Denise Aaron, d/b/a Law Office of Angela Aaron; In the 80th District Court, Harris County, Texas. Legal malpractice bench trial, where the judge awarded in excess of $475,000 (including $269,100 in exemplary damages). The defendant’s license to practice law was subsequently suspended.
  • Cause No. 985,386; Vyas v. Golnick; In County Court at Law No. 2 of Harris County, Texas. Jury verdict of medical costs and additional pain and suffering amounts resulting from a car crash after winning summary judgment finding defendant liable and dismissing defendant’s responsible third party designation.
  • Cause No.: 2010-CI-00419; Leif Clark and Rochel Lemler-Clark vs. Don Craighead Homes, Inc., Don Craighead Homes, Ltd., et al.; In the 408th Judicial District Court of Bexar County, Texas. After jury returned take-nothing verdict, won a hearing seeking a new trial. Case settled before second trial.

Pro bono/Community Service

  • President, JDRF Houston Community Board of the Southern Texas Chapter, 2021-2023
  • President-Elect, JDRF Houston Gulf Coast Chapter, 2020-2021
  • Executive Committee, JDRF Houston Gulf Coast Chapter, 2014-2019, 2020-2021
  • Board of Directors, JDRF Houston Gulf Coast Chapter, 2013-2019, 2020-2021

Educational Background

  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2006
  • B.A., University of Northern Iowa, 2002

Comments

  • “ William is hard working, well prepared, and has a great presence in court. He works well with opposing counsel.”
  • “ I would want William representing me in any lawsuit. He is smart, dedicated, and a superb trail lawyer. He loves the law and is driven to get outstanding results for his clients.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for William G. Hagans

3200 Travis Street
4th Floor
Houston, TX 77006

Phone: 713-222-2700

Fax: 713-547-4950

Last Updated: 9/28/2021

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