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Holly Williams


Talk to Holly Williams for any period of time and you’re bound to notice some of the reasons her clients like her so much. She’s smart, but not loud. She’s a good thinker, but more than that, a very good listener. She’s a successful lawyer and businessperson, and she genuinely cares for those around her. Those are just some of the reasons that for more than 20 years, companies and individuals have called on Holly for help in important legal cases.

A native Texan, Holly is the only attorney in the Permian Basin who is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law. When asked to describe what she does, Holly replies, “I prevent and resolve legal issues in the workplace.” Companies turn to Holly to keep them out of trouble. Should problems occur, she fixes them as quickly and painlessly as possible. Whether it is responding to a company’s governmental audit, conducting an internal investigation, or figuring out if overtime is due, Holly knows the applicable laws, relevant regulations, and industry nuances. Individuals turn to her when they believe they have a legal case against their employer or need help navigating an employer’s policies. Holly provides the assistance they need so they can get on with their jobs and their lives.

Ask others what they think of Holly and you’ll hear that she is smart, works extremely hard, and is creative when it comes to solving problems. She says creativity typically comes into play when she is trying to keep clients out of court. Not that she isn’t ready to try cases when necessary. But Holly sees that as a last resort, and as a trained mediator, she can assist two parties that are trying to resolve their differences outside the courtroom. She has represented numerous clients before various state and federal agencies and is licensed in both Texas and New Mexico.


The University of Texas School of Law – J.D., 1993

The University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs – MPAff, 1993

Rice University – B.A. English and Political Science, 1989


State Bar of Texas

State Bar of New Mexico

United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States Supreme Court

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

State Bar of Texas Committee on Pattern Jury Charges – Business, Consumer, Insurance, and Employment (2009-2018)

Midland County Bar Association, President (2000-2001)

National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)

Texas Employment Lawyers Association (TELA), Treasurer (2017-2019)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Permian Basin Society for Human Resource Management (PBSHRM), President (2003-2004)

Rice University School of Social Sciences Dean’s Advisory Board (2012-2018)

Casa de Amigos, Board of Directors (2016-present)

UTPB School of Business Advisory Council


“The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make in Dealing with Noncompete Issues”

A chapter in the book, The Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make and How to Avoid Them, edited by Steven Babitsky and James J. Magraviti, Jr. (2005)

“Injuries to Third Parties Arising from Oil & Gas Operations: An Analytical Framework for Examining Indemnity and Additional Insured Issues”

Journal of Natural Resources & Environmental Law (Spring 2000)

Honors & Awards

Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2015-2022


Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization