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Eric B. Williams


Eric B. Williams


Eric Williams is a litigation associate in the firm’s Houston office. He is a member of the Energy Litigation and Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Groups. He began his career with Foley as a summer associate in 2020 and 2021.

Eric focuses his practice on a broad range of complex commercial and energy litigation disputes. He represents clients from various industries, including renewable energy, oilfield service, exploration and production, construction, healthcare, and software and technology. He represents clients in both state and federal courts, as well as domestic arbitrations.

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 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. He brings to Foley an extensive background in business administration with a concentration in marketing and international business.

Awards and Recognition

  • 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


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

Presentations and Publications

  • Co-presenter, Legal CLE Course: “The Importance of Contracts” (November 8, 2023)
  • Panelist, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Black Law Student Association Professionalism and Networking Panel (October 31, 2023)
  • Moderator, Houston Young Lawyers Association, First Generation Attorney Panel at South Texas College of Law Houston (November 18, 2022)
  • Co-author, 2021 ABA Judicial Clerkship Program Examines Indian Law: Reflections from Participants, 25 ABA Judicial Division Record No. 1 (2021 Fall Edition)