An associate attorney in Jim Adler & Associates’ Channelview office, William Liles likes working when others have given up.
“The best part of working as a personal injury attorney,” he says, “has been finding creative solutions to complicated or tricky cases, especially cases other attorneys have given up on.”
That includes the case of a man who fell at a big home improvement store, injuring his shoulder and knee.
“His case had been mismanaged and kicked around by many attorneys when he came to my office,” William says. “Through a combination of creative legal framing, old-fashioned, stubborn hard work, multiple mediations and cross-country depositions, the case was settled and the client ended up satisfied — despite almost everyone in town giving up on him.”
William understands that insurance companies and others sometimes must be brought before a jury in order to see sense. In fact, just months out of law school, he obtained the ninth highest motor vehicle verdict in Texas that year for a client injured in a charter bus accident.
“A charter bus company had rehired a bus driver with a laundry list of accidents and state and company violations,” William says. “He then rear-ended my client in a construction zone.”
Since then he’s brought hundreds of complex personal injury cases to a successful finish, through trial and appeal if needed.
Having lived in South America, William is comfortable communicating with clients in Spanish or English. “No problem is too big and no client is too small,” says the attorney, who earned a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from Baylor University School of Law.
William is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and in the United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Trial Lawyers Association and American Bar Association.