Wade  Williams began his legal career in 1999 with Winstead Sechrest &  Minick, PC (now Winstead), where he developed a broad real estate  practice. He has also served as in-house counsel to a large,  NYSE-listed, Houston-based REIT with assets primarily in retail shopping  centers and industrial properties, as well as in-house project real  estate counsel to a Houston-based wind energy company with projects  operating or in construction or development in more than a dozen states.  Since opening his own firm in 2007, Wade’s practice has focused on real  estate, energy and business-related matters.

Wade  was born and raised in Young County, Texas, where both sides of his  family settled shortly after the Civil War and where he attended the  Graham, Texas, public schools.  He received three degrees from the  University of Texas at Austin:  BA in English (with high honors) 1989,  MA in English (1993) and JD (with honors) in 1999.  He was a James  Michener Fellow at the Texas Center for Writers from 1991 to 1994. He is  the father of two children and  lives in Houston.