For more than 35 years, we have made it our mission to help injured individuals all across the country. We have stopped at nothing to secure compensation for our suffering clients. Over the years, more than 200,000 clients have trusted our reputation as an honest and experienced team. Consequently, this trust has earned us top-tier recognition from numerous accredited legal organizations.

Several of our attorneys have made the National Trial Lawyer Association’s “Top 40 under 40” and “Top 100” lists. They have also been featured in the prestigious Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list! According to the U.S. News and World Report ranking, we are the “Best Lawyers ®” both in area of practice and region

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A car accident can turn your life upside down instantly; leaving you to face a seemingly impossible legal battle. Therefore, the legal steps you take after an accident can significantly impact your financial recovery. Thus, you should know that Williams Hart & Boundas’s lawyers have successfully fought on behalf of our clients, and we would do the same for you. In short the steps, you take after a severe auto accident can significantly impact the amount of compensation you recover. So it is imperative to take immediate action to protect your health, livelihood, and your family’s well-being.


Road wrecks are often the result of negligence. Whether at the hands of a truck driver, trucking company, or parts manufacturer. It would help if you did not have to shoulder the financial burden that a major vehicle collision can cause. Moreover, the responsible party should be held accountable for their actions. If you were seriously injured, or if you had a loved one killed in a car or 18-wheeler accident, you need an attorney on your side who is not afraid to fight for you.


Losing someone you love due to the negligence or misconduct of another person is an unthinkable tragedy. We understand that the last thing on your mind is talking to a lawyer or pursuing legal action. However, the wrongful death attorneys at Williams Hart & Boundas understand your pain and are here to help you pursue justice and get the answers you deserve.


While the oil and natural gas industry is the backbone of our country, it’s also a hazardous job to work. The legal team at Williams Hart & Boundas believes that oil and natural gas workers risk their lives daily. As such, they deserve maximum compensation. We have handled numerous catastrophic injury and fatality cases for oilfield workers and their families. We have the experience and the resources you need in your corner.


We get it; working on an offshore oil rig is a dangerous job. In fact, it is one of the most dangerous jobs in the nation. Thus, the last thing you should worry about when you get hurt is if your employer will take care of you. In the event of an offshore oil rig explosion, or ship accident, you deserve the proper compensation to help you recover and move on with your life. Choose a lawyer that understands the very complex and specific rules of maritime law. We will fight for you and your family to seek the justice you deserve.


If you or your loved one recently suffered a serious injury in the workplace. In that case, you are likely struggling with competing concerns. You probably are concerned about how soon you will be able to return to work. And how much you are going to have to pay for medical bills. Williams Hart & Boundas has been handling work injury cases in Houston and across Texas for decades. We can and will fight to help you recover all the compensation you are entitled to receive.

Burn Injuries

Did you suffer severe burns in an accident caused by someone else? If so, the Houston burn injury lawyers of Williams Hart & Boundas are here to help you. Few types of injuries result in the kind of pain and suffering that burn injuries can cause. Victims of these accidents suffer agonizing pain, disfigurement, and disability from these injuries.

Petrochemical Accident Injuries

The petrochemical industry is the lifeline of the Texas economy, representing about 9% of the state’s gross domestic product (GDP). It is the top crude oil and natural gas manufacturing state in the country, accounting for 43% of the nation’s crude oil production and 26% of its natural gas production in 2020.

Aviation Accident Injuries

Airplane and helicopter crashes expose passengers and pilots to high-risk situations.
Serious injuries or sometimes even death has occurred when even the smallest mechanical or operator error. If you or someone you love has been involved in an airplane or helicopter accident caused by another party’s negligent actions.

Crane Accident Injuries

Our Houston crane accident lawyers can help you. If you were hurt in a crane accident on the job, you could be eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits (regardless of who was at fault for the accident) and if defective equipment, parts, or a negligent third party caused the accident, you could be owed additional compensation, depending on the circumstances.

Train Accident Injuries

Our Houston train accident lawyers can help you navigate a personal injury claim if you’ve been involved in a train accident. Trains are a powerful form of transportation that can cause considerable harm if operated incorrectly. When train accidents occur, they can involve a single person or an entire community, depending on the nature and scope of the accident.

Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

Our brain and spinal cord injury lawyers can help you. Did you suffer a brain or spinal cord injury in an accident? If so, you could be owed significant compensation from the party responsible. The Houston brain and spinal cord injury lawyers at Williams Hart & Boundas are here to listen to you and help you get the money you deserve for your claim. Don’t wait. Contact us now.


On April 20th, 2010, an offshore drilling rig operated by BP off Louisiana’s coast exploded. There were multiple safety warnings and violations; however, they were all ignored by BP. As a result of this explosion, 11 employees died needlessly and another 17 injured. We represented over 1000 businesses seeking compensation from BP and recovered over $200 million.

Deep Water Horizon

The BP refinery explosion in Texas City killed 15 and injured hundreds of others. Williams Hart & Boundas law firm was there for the victims. We represented 150 injured workers who won just compensation for their injuries. We have now handled hundreds of explosion claims against major corporations such as Phillips Petroleum Co and ARCO.

BP Texas City Explosion

We were one of five law firms that recovered over $17 billion for the State of Texas from major tobacco companies. The claim recovered was used to cover costs incurred in providing medical care and other benefits to its citizens, including expenses related to the Medicaid program. This important case was the largest settlement in the United States’ legal history. 

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The Taxotere Lawsuit Explained

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The Fen-Phen Lawsuit Explained

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John Eddie Williams, Jr

John Eddie Williams

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Jim Hart

Firm Partner

Jim Hart

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Eloy Gaitan


John Eddie Williams, Jr

Alma Reyes


What Our Clients Say

The compassion and determination with which we’ve served our community for nearly 40 years set us apart from other law firms. More than 200,000 clients have trusted our reputation as an honest and experienced team who will stop at nothing to secure compensation for their suffering. This trust has consistently earned us top-tier recognition as a nationally acclaimed personal injury trial law firm with a proven record of success.

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Hali JoinerHali Joiner
21:20 20 Jan 22
They handled a case for me years ago and when money came due to me recently the Wanda Ruiz did everything she could to track me down. That's amazing! I am so thankful.
Nafisa MorrisNafisa Morris
19:58 11 Jan 22
The team at Williams Hart & Boundas walked with me through the most difficult years of my life. For over 4 years, they fought diligently to get me and my children what we deserved. I was always impressed with their intricate, detailed knowledge of our case during each and every hearing or meeting. I am grateful I chose them to represent us.
Sharon SamuelSharon Samuel
17:45 30 Dec 21
I truly recommend Williams Hart & Boundas Law Firm to everyone. Everyone that works here is extremely professional and friendly.
Melissa VelazquezMelissa Velazquez
22:38 28 Dec 21
Everyone here has been very helpful and professional. I appreciate their knowledge and responsiveness. Definitely making my experience less stressful.
Swift FrostSwift Frost
20:42 23 Dec 21
I would like to thank Williams Hart & Boundas for showing compassion to our sister. She is the sole breadwinner in her house and when she got into a terrible accident that sent her to the hospital for weeks recently, they helped her with her legal issues at no cost. This shows that they are a great neighbor to the community they serve. They are a great example of how we all should behave. Thank you.