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William Angelley

William Angelley



  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 1997

Bar Admission

  • Texas
  • New York
  • California
  • New Mexico

Practice Areas

  • Aviation Accident

Published Works

  • The Stowers Doctrine in Need of an Update, Texas Lawyer, 2013
  • Certiorari Granted in Aviation Pre-Emption Case, Texas Lawyer, 2013
  • A Touch of Gray, Texas Bar Journal, 2012
  • Dealing with Low Ceilings, Trial Magazine, American Association for Justice, 2012
  • Harsh Realities of the State Secrets Privilege, Trial, American Association for Justice, September 2010
  • Amateur-Built Aircraft Litigation Risky for Plaintiffs Attorneys, Texas Lawyer, August 16, 2010, Vol. 26, No. 20
  • Left Behind: How Consumers Became the Biggest Losers of the Chrysler and GM Bankruptcies, Advocate, Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California, September 2009 (with Orla Brady
  • The Need for Mandatory Aviation Insurance, AAJ Section Newsletter, Vol. 15, No. 2, Winter 2008 (with Justin T. Green)
  • Plaintiff Thwarts Cessna’s Preemption Arguments in Monroe v. Cessna, AAJ Aviation Section Newsletter, Vol. 14, No. 2, Winter 2007
  • The September 11 Victim Compensation Fund, Texas Bar Journal, January 7, 2002


  • AV Rated (Preeminent) by Martindale Hubbell
  • Texas Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service, 2010 - 2019
  • Best lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine
  • "Superb” by Avvo
  • Top 100 Attorneys in Texas, Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters service, 2015 - 2019

Classes & Seminars

  • A Discussion of Monroe v. Cessna Aircraft Company, New York City Bar Association, June 2006
  • Update on the September 11, 2001 Victim Compensation Fund and Related Litigation, Lubbock Bar Association, May 2004
  • Field Preemption and the Federal Aviation Regulations, SMU Airlaw Symposium, February 2003
  • Speaker, Aviation Product Liability Insurance, Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Conference, June 2001.

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Texas Bar Foundation

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association

Past Positions

  • Navy pilot, Former