As a dedicated lawyer, William Pannill has contributed his litigation expertise for nearly 50 years in the field. In 1962, he earned a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University, and in the following year he received a Master of Science from Columbia University. He went on to obtain a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas in 1970, which is when he was admitted to practice in the state of Texas. In the following years he was also admitted by the Supreme Court of the United States, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas. Throughout his career, he served as partner at various firms throughout Houston, Texas before embarking into private practice in 2000.
In addition to his work in litigation, Mr. Pannill often offers pro bono services and currently serves as the vice president of the Hillcrest Foundation. He was also a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve, served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and has contributed to various professional journals including the Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law. As a prolific writer and editor of a litigation magazine, Mr. Pannill received the Pulitzer Prize Award from the Detroit Free Press Staff in 1967.
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