Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors
William A. Brewer III is a founding partner of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors. Since co-founding the firm in 1984, Mr. Brewer has earned a reputation as one of the most creative and successful lawyers in the United States practicing extensively in the field of complex commercial litigation.
Under Mr. Brewer’s direction, Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors specializes in assisting clients faced with matters that involve substantial financial or business exposure, cutting-edge legal issues, or significant public policy questions. The practice is not confined to particular areas of the law, but to the art of advocacy on behalf of its clients. As a result, Mr. Brewer and the firm have gained national attention for their handling of matters in a variety of fields, including commercial litigation, insurance, environmental law, antitrust, intellectual property, hospitality, securities, and more. The firm is organized around a singular goal – to achieve consistently higher than expected outcomes for clients while managing their advocacy needs in all forums, including in courts and arbitration centers, before regulatory bodies, and in legislative arenas.
In order to support the firm’s global practice, Mr. Brewer pioneered the utilization of offshore pofessionals and paraprofessionals to reduce the costs associated with high-stakes litigation services. He has earned national acclaim for the firm’s in-house Consulting Group, Investigation Unit, and Issues & Crisis Management practice group – all innovations that work in concert in handling high-stakes advocacy.
Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Mr. Brewer received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from St. John’s University in 1974, followed in 1977 by his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Albany Law School of Union University. Thereafter, Mr. Brewer attended New York University School of Law, where he received a master of laws degree in trade regulation in 1978. Mr. Brewer is admitted to practice in Texas and New York, as well as a number of federal district courts and the Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Federal Circuits.
Mr. Brewer is annually recognized in Dallas and New York, and throughout the United States, as one of the top lawyers practicing in the complex commercial litigation arena.
Mr. Brewer is chairman of the Brewer Foundation and the Brewer Storefront, the firm’s public interest law firm. Mr. Brewer is a founder of the Future Leaders Program (FLP), an academic and leadership development program that benefits students from Dallas Independent School District and FLP alumni in college. He is also founder and chairman of the Brewer Foundation/NYU International Public Policy Forum (IPPF), the first and only competition that gives high school students around the globe the opportunity to engage in written and oral debates on issues of public policy.
In recognition of his philanthropic efforts, he has received the President’s Award from the Puerto Rican Bar Association, the “Communicator of the Year” award from the National Speech & Debate Association, and the “Hero for Children” award from the Texas State Board of Education, among many other awards. He serves on the boards of Albany Law School and Paul Quinn College, and is a past board member of New York University.