National law firm Polsinelli welcomes William H. Church, Jr. as shareholder to bolster the firm’s commercial litigation capabilities in Texas and nationally. Church has 25 years of experience in all aspects of handling business litigation matters and serves clients in the oil, gas and electric industries. He joins a growing Dallas office, and a national team of attorneys with long history of representing Fortune 500 companies in state and federal courts, as well as ADR forums and foreign jurisdictions.

“Bill is a highly respected, experienced litigator who is able to partner with his clients to identify the best possible outcomes,” said Commercial Litigation Practice Chair Russ Jones. “His breadth of experience will be an asset for our national team.”

Church has represented clients in all aspects of litigation, including arbitration and appeal, particularly on operational disputes and related regulatory proceedings. He has represented clients in several industries, including energy, construction and mining. Additionally, Church has handled matters related to health care, media law, securities and insurance disputes, and has spent considerable time advising clients on competitive issues, including antitrust, non-compete agreements and trade secrets.

“My business approach parallels Polsinelli’s business model. Focus your energy on understanding the client’s industry, which will give you better insight into their business challenges and solutions,” said Church.

Church’s arrival at Polsinelli occurs during an exciting period of overall growth for the firm, which has seen its national footprint expand to 11 states and 18 cities. Polsinelli was recently recognized as the fastest-growing law firm in America during 2008 to 2012 by The American Lawyer. This year, the firm moved up to the 69th position from 78th in The National Law Journal’s ranking of the largest U.S. based law firms. The American Lawyer Magazine featured Polsinelli in its June 2013 issue. The firm is ranked in the Am Law 100.
Church joins a Dallas office that has grown ten-fold since opening in 2011 and is an active member of the North Texas business and civic communities.

Church earned his law degree in 1988 from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, where he served as managing editor of the SMU Law Review and was awarded the Order of the Coif. He earned an A.B. degree with honors from Duke University in 1985. Church is a member of the State Bar of Texas and holds court admissions to a variety of federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.


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