Press Release

Texas Lawyer Names Morgan Lewis Partner William Peterson as Lawyer ‘On the Rise’

July 10, 2019

HOUSTON, July 10, 2019: Morgan Lewis partner William Peterson has been selected as a lawyer “On the Rise” by Texas Lawyer as part of its 2019 professional excellence awards. The distinction honors lawyers under 40 who have wielded influence in their practice areas in Texas and beyond.

Will provides appellate representation through all stages of the state and federal litigation process, from pretrial formulation of appellate strategy through oral argument in courts of appeal, including the US Supreme Court. He is board certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In addition to handling cases in courts of appeal, Will works closely with trial teams on error preservation, complex briefing, jury charges, and appellate strategy. He serves as a trustee for the American Inns of Court Foundation and his association with the Inns includes active membership in the Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court, receipt of the Temple Bar Scholarship in 2011, and subsequent participation on the Temple Bar Scholar selection committee. He also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients through the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program and participating in the Houston Volunteer Prosecutor Program.