William Maynard


William Maynard, a founding partner of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons is retired after more than 30 years in a broad range of civil jury trials. Mr. Maynard successfully defended corporate clients throughout the United States and has significant experience with complex federal issues and the application of foreign laws.

In 2005, he was selected as the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by the University of Houston Law Center.

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas (J.D., summa cum laude)
    • Order of the Barons, Order of the Barristers
    • Psi Chi, Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Theta Phi
    • Law Review: Houston Law Review, 1973 - 1974
  • University of Houston (B.A., 1970)
Admissions to Practice
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Certification & Ratings
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Representative Publications
  • Co-author, "Airlines Must Make Significant Changes If New Proposed Rule on Medical Oxygen and Portable Respiration Devices Passes,"  Americans with Disabilities Act Manual, BNA, 2006
  • Co-author, "Airlines Face Changes if Air Carrier Access Act Amended,"  Aviation Litigation Reporter, January 2006
  • "Balancing the Risks in International Litigation: Your Case May Be Better Off Right Here in Texas,"  BulletILN, October 10, 2003
  • "The State of the Art Knowledge for Icing Accidents for General Aviation Aircraft,"  Journal of Air Law and Commerce, Vol. 65, No. 4, Fall, 2000
  • Chapter 8 - "Discovery-Winning Approaches from a Defendant's Perspective,"  Civil Trial Practice, Winning Techniques of Successful Trial Attorneys, 2000
  • "Repaired and Reconditioned Products in the Aviation Industry," 1997
  • "Cracking Down on Counterfeiters,"  Aviation Law Today, Vol. I, 1997
  • "Recent Amendment to Federal Rule of Evidence 407,"  Aviation Law Today, Vol. I, 1997
  • "The No-Evidence Motion for Summary Judgment,"  Aviation Law Today, Vol. I, 1997
Honors and Awards
  • Named one of Texas' "Top Rated Lawyers ®" by ALM/LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell, 2012
  • Named "Texas Super Lawyer," Texas Monthly, 2005-2012
  • Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, University of Houston Law Center, 2005
  • Named "Super Lawyer," Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, 2008 & 2009
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation


Memberships & Affiliations
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Pro Bono Activities

Co-founder and volunteer, Veterans Legal Services Clinic