Eric B. Williams II



Eric Williams is a Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution associate in the firm’s Houston office. Eric began his career with Foley as a summer associate in 2020 and 2021, where he performed legal research and analysis related to various commercial litigation issues and contractual disputes, drafted motions and briefs, and assisted with arbitration preparation.

During law school, Eric served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Jennifer Walker Elrod, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and as a judicial intern to the Honorable Charles R. Eskridge III, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Eric also served as the Editor in Chief of the South Texas Law Review

Before joining Foley, Eric gained over a decade of sales and business development experience working for various Fortune 500 sales organizations. More recently, Eric directed sales and marketing efforts as an equity partner in a Texas-based restaurant franchisee group. Eric brings to Foley an extensive background in business administration with a concentration in marketing and international business. 


  • Awarded, National Jurist Magazine, 2022 Law Student of The Year
  • Recognized, Dean’s List
  • Recipient, CALI award (highest grade in class) for twelve classes, including Legal Research and Writing
  • Recipient, Dean’s Merit Scholarship, Garland Walker Scholarship, Lizbeth Parham Matthews Scholarship, Spouses of the Houston Barristers Scholarship, and various other scholarships
  • Presidential Fellow, South Texas College of Law Houston

Presentations & Publications

  • Co-Author, 2021 ABA Judicial Clerkship Program Examines Indian Law: Reflections from Participants, 25 ABA Judicial Division Record No. 1 (2021 Fall Edition)


  • South Texas College of Law Houston (J.D., summa cum laude, 2022)
    • Valedictorian
    • Editor in Chief, South Texas Law Review
    • Member, Order of the Lytae
    • Research Assistant, Professor Vanessa Browne-Barbour
    • Senior Langdell Scholar, Torts I & II
    • Executive Board Member & Academic Chair, Black Law Student Association
  • University of Houston (B.B.A., 2008)
    • Major, Marketing
    • Minor, International Business

Professional Memberships

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Garland R Walker American Inn of Court
  • Davoudi Emerging Leader, Rice University Baker Institute for Public Policy: Roundtable of Young Professionals


  • Texas


Podcast Episode 96: Eric Williams, Associate
01 December 2022
Foley Career Perspectives