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William H. Barfield

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

McDonald Worley, PC
1770 St. James Place, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: 281-968-3302
Fax: (713) 523-5501
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013
Licensed in Texas Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%), Consumer Law (20%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at McDonald Worley, William H. Barfield devotes his practice in large part to personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Based in Houston, Texas, he provides representation to clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. In addition to being admitted in Texas since 2001, Mr. Barfield has been admitted to practice in several jurisdictions around the country, and he thus has represented clients outside of Texas as well. His admissions include Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, New York, and Colorado, among others. Mr. Barfield is also admitted to practice before several federal courts, including the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas.

The majority of Mr. Barfield’s clients are people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. He has worked on a wide variety of these types of cases, including those involving motor vehicle crashes, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, defective products, premises liability and workplace accidents. Throughout his career, Mr. Barfield has been able to obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for his clients through jury awards and negotiated settlements, and this has led to his membership in both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Mr. Barfield’s professional honors and awards have also included an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating, and he has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. In addition to his personal injury practice, his litigation caseload has included intellectual property disputes, eminent domain and consumer protection matters. A graduate of South Texas College of Law Houston, Mr. Barfield also holds an LL.M. in energy, environment and natural resources law from the University of Houston Law Center.

*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
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%Consumer Law
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Consumer Protection, Products Liability

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2013

About William H. Barfield

First Admitted: 2001, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://mcdonaldworley.com/william-h-barfield/

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Mr. Barfield has obtained several hundred million dollars in jury verdicts, settlements, or awards for his clients over the course of his career

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Mr. Barfield is an active volunteer for the Spring Branch – Memorial Sports Association and is a continual supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Honors/Awards

  • 10.0 - Superb Attorney Rating, AVVO.COM
  • 2013 AVVO CLIENTS' CHOICE AWARD - Each year, Avvo.com presents attorneys across the country with the Clients’ Choice Award based on both the quantity and quality of client reviews that the attorney receives on their online profile, AVVO.COM
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 -- is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile, The National Trial Lawyers- Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas:  The College is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in both high ethical standards and improved training for all Texas attorneys, The College of The State Bar of Texas
  • Lead Counsel Rated: In order to earn the Lead Counsel Rating, an attorney must not only demonstrate significant legal experience, but must also receive multiple peer recommendations advocating his or her ability, Lead Counsel - 2013
  • MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM: Established in 1993, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members, The Top Trial Lawyers In America, MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM
  • AV Preeminent Rating By Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating. The General Ethical Standards rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities, 5.0 out of 5.0 - AV Rated - Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Member, Washington, DC Bar Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Member, American Association For Justice
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association

Educational Background

  • Texas Tech University: BBA - Accounting, 1996
  • University of Houston Law Center: LL.M., Intellectual Property, 2012
  • Texas Tech University: MBA, 2013
  • University of Houston Law Center: LL.M., Energy, Environment and Natural Resources, 2012
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Office Location for William H. Barfield

1770 St. James Place
Suite 100
Houston, TX 77056

Phone: 281-968-3302

Fax: (713) 523-5501

Last Updated: 6/8/2021

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