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William A. Worthington

William A. Worthington has been a licensed attorney since 1976.   His practice has consisted entirely of civil trial and appellate court litigation.  Although several of his early trials were tort cases involving simple soft tissue injuries, the majority of his tort and product liability actions involved catastrophic injuries and/or death with products ranging from vehicles and heavy equipment to medical devices.  His commercial litigation/appeals have largely focused on corporate control, shareholder rights, insurance broking and coverage, contracts and sales law, and multi-district/multi-forum campaign litigations involving medical devices and healthcare products.  He has also served as an arbitrator on legal malpractice matters.

Areas of Concentration

  • Tort Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Product Liability and Sales
  • Investment Litigation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Casualty

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • American Law Institute, 1996
  • MCG Participation:
    • Uniform Commercial Code, Article 2 (proposed revisions)
    • Principles of Aggregate Litigation
    • Restatement of the Law, Consumer Contracts
    • Principles of the Law, Student Sexual Misconduct: Procedural Frame
    • Restatement Third, Torts: Liability for Physical Harm (Basic Principles)
    • Restatement Third, Torts: Liability for Economic Harm
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Board Certified Trial Attorneys
  • Products Liability Advisory Council
  • American Inns of Court, Garland Walker Inn

Professional Honors

  • Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1983
  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1983
  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Marquis Who's Who
  • Lawyers of Distinction, Civil Litigation, Martindale-Hubbell Publications

Educational Background

  • Washington and Lee University, J.D., 1976
  • University of Utah, B.S.,1972


  • State of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Dist. Court, S. Dist., Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, W. Dist., Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Court, N. Dist., Texas

Community Involvement

  • Cornerstone Adolescent Recovery Group, Steering Committee (2004-05)
  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, Council (2002-2006)
  • Washington & Lee University, Parent Leadership Committee (2014-2018)
  • USA Cycling (previously United States Cycling Federation) (1986-current)
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