Mr. McWilliams is a native Houstonian with prodigious experience in both civil and criminal courts.  Prior to becoming a civil litigator Mr. McWilliams was an Assistant District Attorney with the Harris County District Attorneys’ Office, where he tried twenty-seven felony and misdemeanor cases.  Mr. McWilliams has the same passion for pursing his client’s rights as a civil attorney as he had as a prosecutor. His case docket focuses on construction litigation, with a significant portion of his cases  concerning business litigation and personal injury defense. Mr. McWilliams has drafted and successfully argued countless motions and taken numerous depositions. He has also obtained successful trial verdicts for his clients, both as a first chair and second chair attorney.

Mr. McWilliams understands that serving a client requires knowing the client’s objectives and pursuing those goals zealously. With this in mind, he takes pride in developing a relationship of trust with the client through “straight talk” communication.


  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D. 2009
  • Washington & Lee University, B.A. 2001


  • Licensed to practice law in Texas and Kentucky.
  • Admitted to practice in Federal Court in the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas.


  • Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Insurance Defense


  • Elected Board Member of the Houston Bar Association Construction Law Section since 2016
  • Elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Houston Bar Association Construction Law Section 2020-2021
  • Elected Co-Chair of the Houston Bar Association Construction Law Section 2021-2022