William Allen comes from a long line of Texans, tracing his family’s lineage in the state back to the 1830s. William, Will to his friends, grew up on a farm in Southeast Texas, the oldest of four children. Will worked on the family farm until departing for college. Will worked his way through college at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science
degree in 1992.
In 1993, Will started law school at South Texas College of Law, where he was elected President of the International Law Society and selected as an articles editor for Currents, the International Trade Law Journal. Will graduated from law school in 1996, and began his career representing Texans suffering from asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma.
In 2007, Will expanded his trial and litigation experience after joining a Houston firm focused on handling a wide variety of injuries for victims of misconduct by medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers. This included claims for injuries resulting in the use of the prescription drugs Abilify, Pradaxa, Risperdal and various Low Testosterone treatments, as well as the makers of Transvaginal Mesh, and the companies that manufactured different defective knee and hip replacement devices.
Over the years, Will has represented hundreds of Texans who have been injured by these defective drug and device manufacturers. He has also worked with several Plaintiff’s Steering Committees for multi-
district litigations, helping prepare Bellwether trials and deposing and defending the depositions of experts in multiple cases. In addition, Will has continued with his work helping the families of sufferers of mesothelioma, including those exposed through the use of asbestos-containing talc.
Outside of work, Will enjoys spending time with his family and helping with church activities. In his free time, Will likes to engage in his favorite hobby of writing short stories and novels that have absolutely
nothing to do with the legal profession.