Attorney William Araiza
Bill was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas, but got to Texas as soon as he could—arriving soon after high school graduation to attend the University of Texas at Austin.
At 17 years old, seeing the conflict in Iraq unfold, he deferred his entry into UT to join the Army in Desert Storm, reporting for Boot Camp the day the ground assault began. Bill was trained as an Army Medic, earning certification as an EMT and a license with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and the conflict in Iraq quickly deescalated (Swartzkopf!)
Following his experience on active duty, Bill entered the University of Texas at Austin, earning degrees in History and Government while working full-time. After college, his desire to continue his academic pursuits and his need to use his knowledge to help people drew him to enroll in Law School at SMU. His experience in law school, both in the classroom and as a student-attorney in the Poverty-Law Clinic, instilled in Bill a love for the courtroom and a confirmed his drive to use his education and skill to help people.
Since graduation from law school, Bill has continued to help individuals and families through some very difficult circumstances, standing with them inside the courtroom and out, working toward a positive resolution and peace of mind. Initially, Bill worked with families devastated by medical negligence in the very complex area of medical malpractice. After a few years in practice, Bill began to accumulate experience in a variety of areas and he found his true home in the courtroom—gaining acumen in family law, civil litigation, and even criminal defense. Bill is a true believer in his clients’ causes and he has come to recognize that the confidence he puts into his clients, shown by his willingness to stand up with them in difficult circumstances is a hugely important factor helping his clients change their lives for the better even in the midst of very difficult circumstances.
In addition to being a staunch advocate for my clients, I am a husband, father of 2 boys, coach, cook and marathon/ endurance-sport enthusiast.
1990 – High school graduation; Washburn Rural, Topeka Kansas.
1990 – Accepted into The University of Texas at Austin—deferred entry into UT for military training due to Desert Storm, later receiving the Honorable Service Medal (Honorably discharged 1993).
1998 – Graduate from UT.
2002 – Honored as “Lead Counsel” following the conclusion of his Law Clinic duties at SMU
2003 – Graduate from SMU Law; begin working as a staff attorney with Bill Liebbe of Dallas Texas in the area of medical malpractice litigation.
2006 – Begin working, of Counsel, with Rosenthal and Watson, of Austin Texas in the area of personal injury litigation.
2009 – Begin working as a staff attorney for Britt Legal group in the area of Family Law.
2011 – Opened the his office, practicing mainly in the area of Family Law.
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