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William E. Junell Jr. 
phone 713-752-0017
fax 713-752-0327

Ed is a trial lawyer who has represented clients in major cases in all areas of litigation. Ed joined the firm in January 1997. Previously, he had been a partner in the litigation section of Andrews & Kurth, L.L.P. from 1988 to 1996, and Reynolds, Allen & Cook from 1971 to 1988. Ed received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Texas (Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting in 1968; Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1971).

For nearly 40 years, Ed has handled a broad range of civil cases including disputes relating to contracts, oil and gas, real estate, bank lending, construction and development, purchase and sales transactions, employment, and non-competition agreements as well as general tort litigation including cases involving claims of fraud, negligence, DTPA violations, professional malpractice, and antitrust.

Ed is admitted to practice in all Texas courts, including the Supreme Court of Texas, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Ed has been active in local and state bar associations and related organizations. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Bar Foundation, and the Texas Bar Foundation. Ed served as a director of the Houston Bar Association for 13 years and as a director of the Houston Bar Foundation for 2 years; he is a former treasurer of the Houston Bar Foundation and the Houston Bar Association. Ed has also served on various Houston Bar Association committees including the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, the Houston Lawyer Referral Service, and the Administration of Justice committee. He also served on the steering committee which planned and organized portions of the annual meeting of the State Bar of Texas held in June 1997 in Houston. Currently, Ed continues to serve as a director of the Houston Bar Association.

Ed is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and an Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He has been recognized by Woodward/White, Inc. as one of America's "Best Lawyers" and by Texas Magazine as one of Houston's "Super Lawyers."

Ed has been active in numerous civic and community organizations including the Post Oak YMCA, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Memorial Hospital System, and the Hunterwood Homeowners Association.

Year Joined Organization:
Areas of Practice:
Litigation & Appeals
Contract Disputes
Real Estate
Bank Lending
Construction and Development
Insurance and Insurance Coverage
Purchasing and Sales
Non-Competition Agreements
General Tort Litigation (Fraud, Negligence, DTPA Violations)
Professional Malpractice
Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Texas, 1971
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1971
Doctor of Jurisprudence

University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1968
Bachelor of Business Administration
Major:  Accounting

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Houston Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

Texas Bar Foundation

American College of Trial Lawyers

Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Houston Bar Foundation
Former Director and Treasurer

Houston Bar Association
Former Chairman, Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program Committee

Houston Bar Association
Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program Committee

Houston Bar Association
Administration of Justice Committee

Past Employment Positions:
Andrews & Kurth, L.L.P., Partner, Litigation Section, 1988 - 1996

Reynolds, Allen & Cook, Partner, Litigation Section, 1971 - 1988

Andrews & Kurth, L.L.P., Former Member, Management Committee, 1988 - 1996

Andrews & Kurth, L.L.P., Head of Litigation Section, 1988 - 1996

Birth Information:
1946, Houston, Texas

Office Location

Schwartz, Junell,
Greenberg & Oathout, LLP

Two Houston Center
909 Fannin Street, Suite 2700
Houston, Texas 77010

713-752-0017 Telephone
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713-752-0327 Fax

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