Kerry C. Williams

Shareholder

Education

Texas A & M University - Civil Engineering, B.S., 1969

University of W. Florida - Aeronautical Systems/Eng., M.S., 1971

University of California - Berkeley - Civil Engineering, M.S., 1976

University of Maryland - Law (Honors), J.D., 1989

London University - Law studies (1982-1983)

University of Houston - LL.M. studies (courses complete/thesis incomplete)

Bar Admissions

Texas

Colorado

Maryland

Court Admissions

Texas Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court

Maryland Court of Appeals

Colorado Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for Western District of Texas

U.S. District Court for Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for District of Maryland

U.S. Court of Appeals for Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for Fifth Circuit

Profile

Mr. Williams has more than 39 years of experience in all phases of business, energy, construction and law including legal representation, contract negotiation and administration, engineering, project management, and marketing of large international oil & gas, engineering and construction projects. 

Mr. Williams is a practicing attorney in litigation specializing in construction/engineering/corporate law, environmental law, oil and gas transactions, maritime and international law.  Mr. Williams has served as vice president and general counsel to a large international, publicly listed oil and gas services engineering/construction company.

Mr. Williams graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law (with honors) and admitted to the Bars of Texas, Maryland and Colorado and various Federal Courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Mr. Williams was a Designated Arbitrator (Construction  Industry Panel). He is also a licensed Professional Engineer as well as a retired Naval Officer (Lt. Commander) have served as a jet pilot during the Vietnam conflict. Mr. Williams holds an FAA commercial pilot license (with instrument rating).

Lectures/Publications

  • Lecturer, Liability of Architects, Engineers and Construction Managers, Texas A&M University, Construction Management Program, 1992 - 2001.
  • Lecturer, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Houston Bar Association 2002
  • Lecturer, Construction Law, Texas A&M University, Construction Management Program. 1995 - 2001
  • Lecturer, Liability of Architects, Engineers and Construction Managers, ECMC Program. Fall, 1990.
  • Legal editor to Texas Society of Professional Engineers - Author of "Legal Corner" in the Monthly magazine - "THE ENGINEER" published bi-monthly, 2002-2005
  • Lecturer, Construction Law, National Business Institute, 1997-2001
  • Lecturer, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Chamberlain Annual Seminar, 2003, 2009
  • Lecturer, Engineering Liability and Contractual Protections, TSPE Annual Convention, 2003-2010
  • Lecturer, Electronic Communications – Perils and Pitfalls, U. of Texas – Eng. Seminar, 2005
  • Lecturer, Construction Law Issues, Rice Global & Construction Forum, 2005
  • Lecturer, Electronic Communications – Perils and Pitfalls, Chamberlain Annual Seminar, 2006
  • Lecturer, Construction Issues for Strategic Research Institute, 1998-2008
  • Adjunct Professor, Prairie View A&M, Construction Law, 2005-2006.
  • Lecturer, Dispute Resolution for Construction Cases, Half Moon Seminar 2007-2009
  • Lecturer, TRCC and Dispute Resolution, December, 2007
  • Lecturer, Engineering Ethics, Foundation Engineering Society, August, 2008
  • Lecturer, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, American Petroleum Institute Contractors, December2008
  • Lecturer, Engineering Ethics Issues, Richmond Rosenberg Chamber of Commerce, 2008-2010
  • Lecturer, Legal Issues for Texas Professional Engineers, Half Moon Seminar Dec 2009
  • Lecturer, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, PKF University, March 2010
  • Lecturer, Legal Issues on Drilling Contracts, IADC, Oct 2010
  • Lecturer, Legal Issues for Contractors and Engineers, Half Moon Seminars, July 2011
  • Lecturer, Engineering Ethics, Chamber of Commerce, September 2011
  • Lecturer, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Int'l Assoc. Drilling Contractors, October 2012
  • Lecturer, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Tax Seminar, November 2012
  • Lecturer, Legal Issues for Texas Professional Engineers, Half Moon Seminar, April 2013
  • Lecturer, Overview of Anti-Trust Law for Engineers, Engineering and Sales Group, May, 2013
  • Lecturer, Engineering Ethics, Concrete Repair Institute, February, 2014
  • Lecturer, Legal Trends with FPSOs, Global FPSO Forum, September 2014
  • Lecturer, Cross Border Considerations: Business & Tax Issues, Chamberlain Annual Seminar, 2014

Languages

  • Arabic – written and spoken (fair)
  • French – written and spoken (fair)

Foreign Resident

  • England, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Singapore

Miscellaneous

  • Professional Engineer - Texas PE #55361
  • FAA Commercial Pilot's License (with instrument rating) maintained since 1971
  • Owner of Piper Turbo Saratoga
  • Extensive travel on business to Europe, Africa, Brazil, Middle East and Far East
  • Member of Texas A&M University Corps Development Council
  • Member of Texas A&M University Twelfth Man Foundation
  • Member of Texas A&M University Former Students Association
  • Candidate for Texas House of Representatives - District 15, 2002
  • Past Member of Executive Committee for Montgomery County Republican Party
  • Delegate to Texas State Republican Convention - 2002
  • Houston's Top Lawyers - Energy Law 2007-2014
  • Martindale-Hubble, "AV" Rated Attorney
  • Texas Super Lawyer - 2009 (Construction Litigation)
  • Texas Super Lawyer - 2012 (Energy)
  • Best Lawyers in America - 2010 to 2015 (construction law; litigation)
  • Texas Super Lawyer - 2014 (Construction)

Professional Affiliations

  • Texas Society of Professional Engineers
  • American Bar Association – Construction Forum
  • Houston Bar Association – Construction Bar Member
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Angel Flight pilot (patient air transport pilot)

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