About William Biggs

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ABOUT WILLIAM R. BIGGS

I was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX.

Prior to starting my own firm, I worked for six years at the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Texas in both Dallas and Fort Worth. I worked for three years as an appellate attorney and three years as a trial attorney and thus have considerable experience in both areas. I have devoted my entire career to criminal defense. I am Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, which means I am certified in Texas as a specialist or expert in criminal law. From 2015 - 2017, I have been rated as a Rising Star in Criminal Defense by Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication.

CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certified in Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2012

AWARDS

Rising Star in Criminal Defense, Thomson Reuters Texas Super Lawyers Publication, 2015, 2016, 2017

EXPERIENCE

Owner, William R. Biggs, PLLC, 2014-Present
Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Texas, 2007-2013
Assistant Federal Public Defender
Trial Attorney, Fort Worth, TX, 2011-2013
Appeals Attorney, Dallas, TX 2009-2010
Research and Writing Specialist, Dallas, TX 2007-2009

BAR ADMISSIONS

Federal
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

State
Texas, 2007
New York, 2009

EDUCATION

Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2007
University of Virginia, B.A. with High Distinction in History, 2004

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Bar Association

ACTIVITIES AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Author and Lecturer, Monthly Caselaw Update, Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Feb. 2015-Present.
Lecturer, “Federal Firearms,” Dallas Federal Criminal Practice Seminar, July 2015