Haynes and Boone’s Tom Williams Elected to Lead Tarrant County Bar Foundation


Business and intellectual property litigator Tom Williams has been elected the Tarrant County Bar Foundation’s 2009 chairman of the board.

Mr. Williams, a partner in the Fort Worth office of Haynes and Boone, LLP, assumed the position along with the other incoming board members at a January 29 meeting of the foundation.

“Haynes and Boone is built on a culture of service, and Tom’s dedication to promoting the legal profession and serving the Tarrant County community is a perfect example of that culture in action,” said Brian Barnard, administrative partner of Haynes and Boone’s Fort Worth office. “His leadership will serve the foundation and its mission well. We congratulate him on this impressive position.”

The Tarrant County Bar Foundation is a charitable organization affiliated with the Tarrant County Bar Association. The foundation supports and expands the Tarrant County Bar Association’s commitments to justice, service, and professionalism by funding important community service projects, including legal services to the poor and public education for Tarrant County citizens concerning their rights and responsibilities under the law.

In his practice at Haynes and Boone, Mr. Williams has extensive experience in business litigation, libel litigation, intellectual property litigation, and media law matters. He has been listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" in the field of First Amendment Law in every edition of the publication since 1991, and in the field of Commercial Litigation in 2007 and 2008.

Mr. Williams also is a past recipient of the Tarrant County Bar Association’s prestigious Professionalism Award, given annually to the bar member who best “exemplifies, by conduct and character, professional traits that others in the bar should try to emulate.”

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With almost 550 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. The firm has been recognized as one of the "Best Corporate Law Firms in America" (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2008), as one of "The Best 20 Law Firms to Work For" (Vault.com, 2008), and as a Top 100 law firm for both diversity (MultiCultural Law Magazine, 2008) and women (Women 3.0, 2008).

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