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Benton Williams

Senior Attorney


Office: Dallas
Phone: 214.712.9544
Fax: 214.712.9540
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Benton Williams

Benton Williams maintains a broad business and commercial law practice that focuses on business and intellectual property litigation, including trademarks and trade secrets. Benton represents plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts across Texas, including public and privately-held businesses as well as individuals. He was most recently selected to the 2019 Texas Rising Stars list (a Thomson Reuters publication), an annual selection awarded only to 2.5% of all attorneys in the state of Texas.

As a Dallas native, Benton and his wife are active members of the city’s philanthropic community. Benton serves on the board of directors for local charities, scholarship panels, and non-profit organizations across the city.

 

Admitted

Texas, 2009
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

 

Education

J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 2009
Post Graduate Scholarship, Georgetown University, 2005
B.A., cum laude, University of Oklahoma, 2005

 

Affiliations

Hon. Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, Barrister (2017-Present)
Hon. Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, Associate (2015-2016)
American Bar Association, Committee on Trademark Litigation
American Bar Association, Council of Appellate Lawyers
Federal Circuit Bar Association, Committee on Model Patent Jury Instructions
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Committee on Patent Litigation
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Committee on Trademark Litigation
Federal Bar Association, Dallas Chapter
State Bar of Texas, Business Litigation Section
Dallas Bar Association, Business Litigation Section


Representative Cases

Autoflex Leasing—Dallas I, LLC v. Sunmark Federal Credit Union, No. 3:18-CV-01105-S (N.D. Tex. Sept. 13, 2018) (Scholer, J.) (obtained permanent injunction in trademark infringement action on behalf of national auto dealer)

Fox Bend Development Associates, Ltd., et al. v. Tony Ennis, 2018 WL 4003311 (N. D. Tex. Aug. 17, 2018) (Godbey, J.) (obtained involuntary dismissal of shareholder derivative action on behalf of controlling shareholder of Irish corporation)

Springboards to Education, Inc. v. W.W. Grainger, Inc., et al., 2017 WL 6025332 (N.D. Tex. Dec. 5, 2017) (Fitzwater, J.) (regarding trademark litigation)

Madison Avenue Properties, et al. v. Oak Cliff Soc. Club, et al., 2017 WL 4546077 (Tex.App.—Dallas Oct. 12, 2017, no pet.) (Myers, J.) (regarding commercial real estate litigation)

Autoflex Leasing—Dallas I, LLC v. Autoflex, LLC, et al., 121 U.S.P.Q.2d 1847 (N.D. Tex. Feb. 23, 2017) (Fitzwater, J.) (regarding jurisdiction and venue in trademark litigation)

Red Dog Mobile Shelters, LLC v. Kat Indus., et al., 664 Fed.Appx. 905 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 3, 2016) (Taranto, C.J.) (affirming summary judgment of non-infringement in patent litigation)

Red Dog Mobile Shelters, LLC v. Kat Indus., et al., 2015 WL 5896124 (N.D. Tex. Oct. 6, 2015) (Kinkeade, J.) (obtained summary judgment of non-infringement in patent litigation seeking damages in excess of $20MM)

Bennett, et al. v. E.On Climate & Renewables N. Am., et al., 2015 WL 5472497 (N.D. Tex. Sept. 17, 2017) (Solis, J.) (regarding removal jurisdiction)

Cortinas v. Lopez, 2014 WL 7011352 (Tex.App.—Corpus Christi, Dec. 10, 2014, pet. denied) (Garza, J.) (regarding successful motion for involuntary dismissal due to opposing litigant’s discovery abuse)

Chirinda v. N. Texas Hous. Coal., et. al., Cause No. 3:13-cv-00490-D (N.D. Tex. Aug. 2, 2013) (Fitzwater, C.J.) (obtained denial of class certification in employment litigation)