Steele, William B.

William B. Steele III

Of Counsel

Buddy Steele has substantial experience in business litigation, arbitration and mediation in federal and state courts. Buddy's substantive areas of experience include contract disputes and business torts, trade secret protection and non-competition covenants, securities fraud, franchise disputes, and trademark and tradename infringement. He also handles eminent domain cases for landowners and condemners as well as land use disputes and ad valorem tax disputes.

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1979

    Editor – Southwestern Law Journal

  • A.B., Brown University, 1972
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Texas State Courts
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, Austin Bar Association
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • The Center for American and International Law (formerly Southwestern Legal Foundation)
      • Executive Committee
      • Advisory Board to Municipal Legal Studies Center
Community Leadership
    • Board Member, YMCA Camp Grady Spruce
    • Board Member, Westcave Preserve
    • Member, Transportation Committee, Austin Chamber of Commerce
Professional History
    • Of Counsel, Locke Lord LLP
    • Former Briefing Clerk, Hon. Barefoot Sanders, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division