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William "Bill" C. Slusser

Of Counsel

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Tel: (832) 730-4538   

Legal Experience


Bill Slusser has extensive jury trial experience in patent infringement and related technical suits, as well as in antitrust, general business and products liability lawsuits. He represented a wide range of clients from the world's largest oil and gas corporation and major oil and gas equipment and services companies to individual patent owners.

Bill received a number of significant distinctions for his trial ability and accomplishments. He is a member of the two most highly regarded merit-based organizations for trial lawyers--The International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is also a member of the highly prestigious  American Law Institute.

He is listed in numerous publications recognizing outstanding lawyers, including the Best Lawyers in America every year since its inception, Chambers USA, and several others. Previously, Bill was at Norton Rose Fulbright as trial counsel and focused on intellectual property cases. Prior to jointing Fulbright, he had his own intellectual property law firm and he had worked at Baker Botts in Houston for 26 years where he was the head of the Trial Department and a member of the Executive Committee. 


JD, honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 1972

BS, Electrical Engineering, The University of Texas - Arlington, 1970



Bill is admitted to practice law in the State of Texas.

Rankings and Recognitions

  • Lawyer of the Year, Houston: Litigation: Intellectual Property, Best Lawyers, 2014

  • Chambers USA, Texas: Intellectual Property, Chambers and Partners, 2003 - 2020

  • Legal 500 US, recommended lawyer, intellectual property: patent litigation: full coverage, The Legal 500, 2013 - 2014

  • Go-To-Guide, top intellectual property lawyer, Texas Lawyer, 2002

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 1995 - 2021

  • Texas Top Rated Lawyer, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2012 - 2014

  • IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property magazine, 2013 - 2014

  • IAM Patent 1000, Intellectual Asset Management magazine, 2013 - 2015

  • Texas Super Lawyer, top 100 Houston lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2003 - 2010, 2012 - 2013

  • Texas Super Lawyer, intellectual property, Thomson Reuters, 2003 - 2020

  • Texas Super Lawyer, top 100 Texas lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2003 - 2005, 2007, 2009

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

  • Fellow, American Law Institute

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Memberships and Activities

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers

  • State Bar of Texas

  • American College of Trial Lawyers

    • Federal Rules Committee (2002 - 2005)

    • Technology Committee (2005 - 2011)

  • American Law Institute

  • American Bar Association

  • Houston Bar Association

  • American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association

  • Houston Intellectual Property Lawyers Association

  • Federal Bar Association

    • Board of Directors, South Texas Chapter (2002 - 2004)

  • Magistrate Judge Merit Review Panel, Southern District Texas (2003)

  • Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference, Host Committee chairman (1999)

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