SUITE 1650

AUSTIN, TX 78701

OFFICE NUMBER: 512.472.6097

FAX NUMBER: 512.481.0130


"I work for people I like. They tend to be independent-minded, risk takers, and leaders. I like to think I possess those same character traits. I suppose it’s no coincidence that many of my clients have become close friends. I believe this connection, combined with the relentless preparation of the client’s case, predisposes juries in my clients' favor. I believe fervently in the dual role a lawyer serves – advocate and counselor. In the courtroom, I am a reasoned but passionate advocate. In the boardroom, I endeavor to show the client both sides of a case and provide an accurate assessment."

Walter V. Williams




Qualifications Summary


Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and AV-rated J.D. with over twenty years experience focused on complex commercial litigation, business torts and construction litigation. Significant trial experience and multiple seven and eight figure verdicts in multiple venues.


Legal Experience


Modesett Williams PLLC, Austin, Texas, 2009-present

Walter V. Williams, P.C., Austin, Texas, 1998–2008

Turner & Williams, P.C., Austin, Texas, 1996-1998 (Shareholder)

Walter V. Williams, Attorney at Law, Austin, Texas, 1991-1996

Lynch, Chappell & Alsup, Austin, Texas, 1988-1991 (Associate)




St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D., 1988

University of Texas at Austin, B.A. English Literature, 1984

American Jurisprudence Award, International Law


Professional Associations / Memberships


State Bar of Texas

Austin Bar Association

Austin Young Lawyers Association

Chairman, Judicial Affairs Committee, 1996


Geographic Coverage


In addition to trying cases all over Texas, I have handled cases in state and federal courts in California, Florida, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin.

 Awards and




Jack Modesett




Qualifications Summary


Board Certified in Personal Injury Law and A.V. rated JD with more than twenty years of trial experience in trial law throughout Texas and the U.S.

Extensive experience in toxic tort, prescription drug cases, nursing home negligence and business litigation. Multiple seven-figure verdicts attained for clients.


Legal Experience


Modesett Williams PLLC, Austin, Texas, 2009-present

Law Offices of Jack Modesett, 2000-2009

McMains and Modesett, 1996-2000

Ware, Snow, Fogel and Jackson, 1993-1996

Norton and Blair, 1991-1993

14th Court of Appeals - Judicial intern 1990





The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, JD, 1991

The University of Texas at Austin, BA, 1988


Professional Associations / Memberships


State Bar of Texas

   Trial Advocacy program, 1990

State Bar of Texas Life Fellow

Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates’ Forum


Geographic Coverage


I have tried cases in the following Texas counties: Bastrop, Bexar, Cameron, Dallas, Duval, Fort Bend, Goliad, Harris, Hildalgo, Hays, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Matagorda, McLennan, Nueces, San Patricio, Starr, Travis, Victoria, Webb, Williamson and Zapata. I have also litigated in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania

"Courtrooms are intimidating places where life-changing events occur. It is my job to effectively represent my clients in front of a jury. I believe that when your life or business is harmed by another, you need someone with the strong will and confidence to speak for you. That counsel and representation is not just in the boardroom or in a hearing, but also in front of a judge and jury where the most critical decisions are made.


Years of trying high stakes cases have perfected my strategies and approach when it comes to winning cases. I have argued cases involving the death of a child, the future of a company and the crippling of healthy contributing citizens. Consider it fearless advocacy for my clients."

 Awards and


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