William 'Bill' H. Barfield

The Freeman Law Firm, P.C.
The Freeman Law Firm, P.C.
1770 Saint James Pl Ste 120, Houston, TX 77056 United States

As a trial lawyer at The Freeman Law Firm, William H. Barfield devotes his practice in large part to catastrophic personal injury matters, commercial disputes, construction defect matters, mass torts, and wrongful death litigation. Based in Houston, Texas, he consistently provides representation to clients throughout the United States. In addition to being admitted in Texas since 2001, Mr. Barfield has been admitted to practice in several jurisdictions around the country, and he thus has represented clients throughout the United States. His admissions include Louisiana, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina, Georgia, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, Colorado, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, New Mexico, Arizona among others. Mr. Barfield is also admitted to practice before several federal courts, including the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas.

The majority of Mr. Barfield’s clients are people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. He has worked on a wide variety of these types of cases, including those involving motor vehicle crashes, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, defective products, premises liability and workplace accidents. Throughout his career, Mr. Barfield has been able to obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for his clients through jury awards and negotiated settlements, and this has led to his membership in both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Mr. Barfield’s professional honors and awards have also included an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating, and he has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. In addition to his personal injury practice, his litigation caseload has included intellectual property disputes, eminent domain and consumer protection matters. A graduate of South Texas College of Law Houston, Mr. Barfield also holds an LL.M. in energy, environment and natural resources law from the University of Houston Law Center.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards. 

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Construction Litigation: Consumer, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Construction Defects, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Torts, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

First Admitted:

2001, Texas

Bar/Professional Activity:

Texas, State Bar Member

Louisiana, State Bar Member

New Mexico, State Bar Member

New York, State Bar Member

New Jersey, State Bar Member

Arizona, State Bar Member

Oklahoma, State Bar Member

Tennessee, State Bar Member

Missouri, State Bar Member

Washington, DC, Bar Member

Pennsylvania, State Bar Member

Illinois, State Bar Member

Georgia, State Bar Member

Colorado, State Bar Member

Kentucky, State Bar Member

Arkansas, State Bar Member

Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Houston Bar Association, Member

The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers

American Association For Justice, Member

American Bar Association, Member


Mr. Barfield has obtained several hundred million dollars in jury verdicts, settlements, or awards for his clients over the course of his career


10.0 - Superb Attorney Rating, AVVO.COM

, Platinum - Client Champion Award, Martindale Hubbell Lawyer Ratings Service

2013 AVVO CLIENTS' CHOICE AWARD - Each year, Avvo.com presents attorneys across the country with the Clients’ Choice Award based on both the quantity and quality of client reviews that the attorney receives on their online profile, AVVO.COM

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 -- is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile, The National Trial Lawyers- Top 100 Trial Lawyers

The College of the State Bar of Texas: The College is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in both high ethical standards and improved training for all Texas attorneys, The College of The State Bar of Texas

Lead Counsel Rated: In order to earn the Lead Counsel Rating, an attorney must not only demonstrate significant legal experience, but must also receive multiple peer recommendations advocating his or her ability, Lead Counsel - 2013

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM: Established in 1993, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members, The Top Trial Lawyers In America, MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM

AV Preeminent Rating By Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating. The General Ethical Standards rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities, 5.0 out of 5.0 - AV Rated - Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

Educational Background:

Texas Tech University: BBA - Accounting, 1996

University of Houston Law Center: LL.M., Intellectual Property, 2012

Texas Tech University: MBA, 2013

University of Houston Law Center: LL.M., Energy, Environment and Natural Resources, 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

Board Certified In Personal Injury Trial Law - By The Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2021

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