Civil & Commercial Litigation

Willi Law Firm is committed to providing its clients with the highest standard of legal representation.  Our attorneys provide clients with experienced insight on case evaluation and strategy.  By aggressively defending or pursuing claims, Willi Law Firm places its clients in the best possible position for a negotiated settlement or trial.  Whether litigating in federal or state court, Willi Law Firm provides quality representation at competitive rates.

The best way to achieve a favorable result in litigation is to be the party most prepared to go to trial.  Every step of Willi Law Firm’s representation in litigation is focused on the end result.  Discovery is not done for the sake of increasing the costs of any party—discovery is used to prove a point necessary for trial.  Motions are not filed for the legal exercise—motions are filed to achieve legal objectives.

Our attorneys have a broad range of experience and have litigated or appealed cases involving:

Bankruptcy LitigationHeirship DeterminationsPersonal Injury
Business DisparagementHomestead LitigationPremises Liability
Commercial and Residential LeasesImproper Accounting MethodsProbate Litigation
Construction DefectsInsurance CoverageProfessional Malpractice
Contract DisputesLegal MalpracticeReal Estate Litigation
Copyright InfringementLibelSlander
Deceptive Trade PracticesMedical MalpracticeTortious Interference with Contract
DefamationMisrepresentationTrademark Infringement
Family Law LitigationNegligenceTrade Secret Misappropriation
ForeclosuresPartnership and Corporate DisputesUnfair Competition
FraudPatent InfringementWills, Trusts, and Estates Cases

The attorneys at Willi Law Firm regularly appear in Texas District and County Courts and in United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Court for hearings, bench trials, and jury trials. Moreover, our attorneys regularly assist other law firms with a wide range of litigation support services, including pre-trial motion practice, written discovery, depositions, exhibit and witness preparation, trial presentation, and post-trial motion practice.  Our attorneys have the experience to “get up to speed” fast and “put out fires.”  In addition to supporting our colleagues at the trial court level, Willi Law Firm also provides advice or assistance at the appellate level, including consulting on strategy, drafting briefs, and preparing for oral arguments.

Our litigation support services are available to in-house counsel, foreign attorneys, or local law firms who are in the process of litigating matters either beyond the scope of their expertise or simply in need of assistance of additional senior counsel. Whether you need support with lawsuit strategy, discovery, motions, witness lists, or exhibits, Willi Law Firm can assist you by alleviating your workload, enhancing your substantive knowledge, and allowing you to provide exceptional and efficient representation for your client.

Representative Cases

Daniel John Pye and Leann Marie Pye v. William Harwick and Catherine Harwick.  Willi Law Firm represented the defendants in a civil action involving counterclaims of fraud, theft, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, negligence, assault and aggravated assault filed in Williamson County, Texas.  The case was settled to the mutual satisfaction of the parties.

Cerium Laboratories LLC v. Semi Analytics & Reid Powers.  Willi Law Firm represented Cerium Laboratories LLC in an action for suit on a sworn account, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud, unjust enrichment, and constructive trust, and a declaratory judgment to declare the rights and other legal relations by and between Plaintiff and Defendants filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division.  The case was settled to the mutual satisfaction of the parties.

Vervante Corporation v. Sheri Lynn McConnell.  Willi Law Firm represented Vervante Corporation in a suit on a sworn account, which was filed in the District Court of Bexar County, Texas, against Sheri Lynn McConnell.

N5ZX Aviation, Inc. v. Bell et al.  Represented Nashville, Tennessee-based defendants in a case involving allegations of fraud, fraudulent inducement, fraudulent concealment, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, tortious infererence with prospective economic advantage, conversion, false claims of good and clear title, false, misleading, and deceptive advertising, breach of implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, and breach of implied warranty of merchantability.  Judge Sam Sparks of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas granted Willi Law Firm’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisidiction and ordered the case transferred to Tennessee.

AIC Management v. Crews.  Represented the plaintiff in a jury trial to determine entitlement to funds held in the court registry from an eminent domain proceeding.  AIC Management purchased property at a tax foreclosure sale for $1,000.  Several years later, the City of Houston filed an eminent domain proceeding to re-purchase the land for more than $250,000 for the expansion of the George Bush Intercontinental Airport.  The dispute was between the previous owners and the purchaser at the tax foreclosure sale.  Willi Law Firm was hired after the case had been lost at the trial court and at the court of appeals.  Willi Law Firm appealed the case to the Texas Supreme Court, won the appeal, and re-tried the case to a jury in Harris County, winning with a unanimous verdict.

Norra v. Harris County and State of Texas.  Represented a debtor in bankruptcy seeking to establish homestead exemption for a 5.0+ acre property used as a mobile home park.  Harris County and the State of Texas hold a $1.0 million judgment against the debtor which they sought to collect by executing against the property.  After a full trial, Judge Marvin Isgur issued an opinion finding the entire 5.0+ acre mobile home park, and all of its mobile homes, to be homestead exempt.  The case is reported at 421 B.R. 782 (S.D. TX 2009).

CITGO Products Pipeline Co. v. Bechtel Corp., et al.  Represented CITGO in a jury trial to recover damages from contractors for damage to a pipeline.  The jury awarded over $2.0 million in damages based, in part, upon violations of the Texas One-Call statute.  The contractors appealed the case and most of the award was upheld.  The case is reported at 271 S.W.3d 898 (Tex. App.—Austin 2008).

Epic Real Estate Solutions, Inc. et al. v. Tindall & Foster, P.C.  Represented defendant in a decaratory judgment action filed in Travis County District Court relating to a commercial lease.  The defendant responded aggressively with counterclaims of breach of contract and equitable estoppel.  The case was settled on terms favorable to Willi Law Firm’s client.

Pool v. Diana et al.  Represented defendant is a case filed in Hays County District Court involving issues of defamation and business disparagement.  Faced with pending motions for summary judgment and motions for sanctions, the plaintiff agreed to a take-nothing settlement and final order of dismissal of all claims against Willi Law Firm’s clients with prejudice.

King Records, Inc. v. Daily.  Represented defendant in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennesse in a case involving issues of copyright and ownership of George Jones Musicor master recordings pursuant to a settlement agreement.

Practice Areas

Business Entity Formation

Business Law

Civil Appeals

Civil & Commercial Litigation

Estate Planning - Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Intellectual Property

Real Estate Law

Recent Results - Some of the firm's recent accomplishments are listed below.  Visit our Results page to read about some of our latest successes on behalf of our clients.

  • January 17, 2014 - Texas Supreme Court rules in favor of Willi Law Firm's Client.
  • October 11, 2013 - Hays County District Court rules in favor of Willi Law Firm's client in a complex commercial litigation lawsuit by denying a defendant's "special appearance" motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction.

  • August 29, 2013 - USPTO issues final office action rejecting claims 1-19 and 21-25 in the ex parte reexamination of U.S. Patent No. 7,392,283 filed by Willi Law Firm.

  • August 21, 2013 - Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) dismisses trademark opposition proceeding against Willi Law Firm's client.

  • March 25, 2013 - U.S. District Judge Davis, Eastern District of Texas, dismisses patent infringement lawsuit against Willi Law Firm's client.

  • February 20, 2013 - USPTO issues office action rejecting all 14 claims in the ex parte reexamination of U.S. Patent No. 7,392,283 filed by Willi Law Firm.

  • November 2, 2012 - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Affirms Trial Court Judgment on Copyright Infringement in Favor of Willi Law Firm's Client.

  • October 19, 2012 - Texas Third Court of Appeals Affirms Trial Court Judgment in Favor of Willi Law Firm's Client.

  • September 27, 2012 - U.S. District Judge Davis, Eastern District of Texas, dismisses patent infringement lawsuit against Willi Law Firm's client for improper venue.

  • May 31, 2012 - U.S. Magistrate Judge Love, Eastern District of Texas, recommends dismissal of patent infringement lawsuit against Willi Law Firm's client.