Why Bill Pedersen?
Bill Pedersen is a candidate for Place 9 on the Fifth Court of Appeals, a court that serves Dallas, Collin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties. Bill has represented clients in all six counties subject to the jurisdiction of the Fifth Court of Appeals and has practiced law in North Texas for 17 years. Bill has also tried approximately a hundred jury trials to verdict, and his extensive experience and knowledge of the legal issues that will be decided by the Court of Appeals make him the best candidate for this position. He has been endorsed by the Committee for a Qualified Judiciary, the Mexican American Democrats of Texas Causa Chapter, the Preston Hollow Democrats, and the local chapter of the AFL-CIO. He also won the 2018 Texas State Bar poll for Place 9 on the Fifth Court of Appeals.
About Bill Pedersen
Bill Pedersen was born and raised in Nacogdoches, Texas. He attended Texas Tech University, graduating in the spring of 1998, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in History, with minors in Spanish and Philosophy. Bill obtained his law degree from Baylor University School of Law in 2001. While at Baylor, he was admitted to the Order of Barristers, which demonstrated his commitment to and competence in appellate advocacy. He also served as a student assistant to the professors administering Baylor Law School’s highly-regarded Practice Court program.
Immediately after graduating from Baylor, Bill began his work as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney in Collin County at the age of 24. During his approximately two and one-half year tenure in that office, Bill tried over sixty criminal jury trials to verdict. While at the Collin County District Attorney’s Office, Bill also served as Chief of the Domestic Violence section of the Family Justice unit.
In September of 2003, Bill left the Collin County Criminal District Attorney’s office to enter private practice. Since 2003, Bill has represented clients in criminal and civil litigation matters in both Texas and Federal courts. Bill has managed complex litigation matters for foreign corporations, local businesses, and individuals. Bill has a wide array of experience in both smaller and more complex matters, including collections, complex financial conspiracies, interstate litigation involving parties throughout the United States and Europe, and criminal investigations.
Bill is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts of both the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Bill is also AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell.