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.

Professional History

  • Of Counsel, Locke Lord LLP
  • Former Briefing Clerk to Hon, Barefoot Sanders, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • 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