William K. (Bill) Altman

Trial Lawyer

In January, 2015, William K Altman was notified by the Executive Director of the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Inc. to receive this “year’s prestigious TOP 10 ATTORNEY AWARD FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS.”

In January, 2015, William K Altman was notified by the Executive Director of the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Inc. to receive this “year’s prestigious TOP 10 ATTORNEY AWARD FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS.”

According to the notification letter: “The attorneys who make the NAOPIA TOP 10 list must first be nominated by a licensed attorney, and then our research staff verifies that they meet the minimum requirements of membership in the NAOPIA. Fifty of the nominated attorneys are chosen to advance to the final selection stage by our selection committee, and then our Board of Governors officially selects the TOP 10 in each state. With more than a million attorneys in the United States, the NAOPIA’s meticulous, independent selection process leaves no doubt as to whom the preeminent personal injury attorneys are in each state.”

William (Bill) K. Altman is a Texas Board Certified Personal Injury Attorney. He practices personal injury and insurance litigation law. With more than 40 years of legal experience, Bill has represented seriously injured innocent victims of wrecks, defective products, wrongful denial of insurance benefits, and many other wrongful acts of insurance companies, corporations, and individuals.

He has been named a Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly since the magazine began recognizing outstanding attorneys. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and Oklahoma Bar Association. He is also licensed to practice law in the Northern, Western, and Eastern Districts of United States Federal Courts in Texas. He is also licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

As the firm’s Managing Partner, Bill leads Altman Legal Group in its quest to provide affordable and effective legal services to citizens throughout North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. If you have been injured due to the fault of someone else, Bill and his entire team are here to help.

Bill has been extremely involved in professional and civic organizations throughout his legal career. He served on the Wichita Falls City Council from 1998-2002 and as Mayor from 2002 to 2005.

Bill is admitted to practice in the following courts:

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • All State Courts in Texas
  • All State Courts in Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Courts in the Northern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas

Education:

  • Texas A&M University (B.B.A., 1965; M.B.A., 1967)
  • University of Texas (J.D., 1970)

Professional Activities:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Wichita County Bar Association (President, 1983-1984)
  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association:
    • Director Emeritus (1996-present)
    • Amicus Curiae Committee (1970-1975; Chair, 1971-1973)
    • Editorial Board, Medical and Technical Law Editor, “The Trial Lawyers Forum” (1977-1980)
    • Chair, Workers’ Compensation Committee (1977-1981, 1987-)
    • Associate Director (1977-1978)
    • Director (1978-1996)
    • Chair, Internal Affairs Committee (1978-1980)
  • The American Association for Justice (Life Member):
    • Secretary, Workers Compensation Section (1976-1977)
    • Secretary, Tort Section (1983-1984)
    • Chair, Young Lawyers Section (1976-1977)
    • Long Range Planning Committee (1981-1984; Chair, 1983-1984)
    • Home Office and Budget Committee (1982-1984)
    • Board of Governors (1980-1983)
    • Home Office Oversight Committee (1993-1994)
    • National Affairs Advisory Group (1983-1984)
    • Election Committee (1983-1984)
    • Chair, Tort Section (1985-1986)
    • Secretary, Federal Tort Claims and Military Advocacy Section (1999-2000)
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, District 14 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas (2011-2014)

Civic Activities:

  • Mayor of Wichita Falls (2002-2005)
  • Wichita Falls City Council (1998-2002)

Has served on Board of directors of the:

  • YMCA (Chairman 1988-1991)
  • Boy Scouts
  • Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra
  • 12th Man Foundation (Texas A&M athletic support organization)
  • Amongst many other organizations
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