I thrive on answering the tough legal questions raised in commercial litigation. A thorough approach is key to success at trial and on appeal. I give each client a direct and unvarnished assessment of the strengths, weakness, and likely outcomes of the case so we can seize opportunities, avoid surprises, and develop the best strategy to reach a favorable result.
Bill Drabble focuses his practice on representing property owners, landlords, tenants, and developers in real estate litigation before courts throughout North Texas, including disputes over land sales, breaches of lease agreements, premises-liability claims, and other disputes involving commercial and residential properties. He also handles a wide variety of intra-company disputes, such as prosecuting and defending claims for breaches of shareholder or company agreement, breach of fiduciary duty claims against directors and officers, and contests for control over the company. Bill’s practice also includes appeals. He was the principal author of briefs filed in the Fifth Circuit, intermediate appellate courts, and the Texas Supreme Court.
After graduating first in his class from the Baylor University School of Law, Bill served a two-year clerkship for Judge Walter S. Smith, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, where he gained significant experience in multiple areas of federal practice, including business litigation, bankruptcy appeals, employment law, and civil rights actions. While clerking, Bill also served as an adjunct law professor at Baylor University and coached three moot-court teams.