BIO

Will Moye

Any Trial. Any Court. Anytime.

There’s no substitute for a twenty-five-year career of courtroom advocacy, industry knowledge, and a fierce readiness to try cases. Social media is not the courthouse.

Will has tried cases from the state’s largest venues (Harris, Dallas, Bexar, and Travis Counties) to its smallest (Glasscock County – pop. 1169). He’s tried cases in the upstream energy capitals (Midland, Ector, Reeves, and Brazos Counties) and the downstream refining locations (Nueces, Jefferson, Galveston, and Orange Counties). He’s tried cases and litigated complex personal injury claims in each of the state’s four federal district courts. In short, Will has Texas covered.

Will’s practice chiefly involves serious personal injury or wrongful death cases involving oilfield and industrial workplace accidents, interstate trucking/commercial & fleet transportation, and product liability claims.

Will was lead trial counsel or defense liaison counsel for several petrochemical refinery explosions with numerous catastrophic injuries which were brought as MDLs or similar multi-claim consolidation. He’s served as lead trial counsel on countless transportation claims involving energy companies, national interstate trucking companies, truck brokers, shippers, and third-party logistics companies. He’s also represented world-wide automobile and tire manufacturers in product liability litigation all over the country – many as part of nationwide MDLs. 

Will’s reputation as a leader within the Texas defense bar for effectively handling and defending companies against complicated and catastrophic injury cases has placed him in several high profile complicated catastrophic injury cases. As an example, he fielded multiple calls from domestic and London-based insurers seeking his representation in the immediate wake of the Astroworld Festival tragedy in 2021 before accepting the defense of the Festival Operations Director. If there was a high stakes catastrophic injury case in Texas in the last five years, there’s a good chance someone hired or tried to hire Will to defend it.

Courtroom skills aside, one of the virtues Will brings to the Plaintiff’s side is a unique understanding of the world-wide excess insurance market. Will was regularly asked to monitor catastrophic claims for the London and Bermuda insurance markets where their insurance attachments can exceed $100,000,000. Few attorneys know how the intra-tower relationships by the constructed insurance layers and quota share allocations work as a combined insuring unit and how they manage high-exposure litigation better than Will. He knows how they think. He knows the pressure points. He knows the re-insurance scheme and hierarchy related to claims. And he knows how they react to policy-limit or Stowers demands and how they view their equitable subrogation rights against insurers down the stack. Frankly, Will knows what the excess insurance market needs to see to settle a case.

  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 2000
    • Dean’s Scholarship
  • B.S., Marquette University, 1997
    • Presidential Scholarship
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District & Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Assocation
    • Will will take part in 2024’s Trial Advocacy College of Texas (TACT), September 23-25, at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas. More information is available at the TTLA website.
  • State Bar of Texas
    • As part of The Advanced Personal Injury Seminar, Will will be speaking on Stowers issues from the unique perspective of a trial lawyer who has practiced on both sides of the docket. More information can be found here.
  • Dealing with Letters of Protection and Litigation Funding
    • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) Annual Seminar, October 2023
  • Mediating the Complex CD Claim
    • CLM Annual Construction Seminar, September 2023
  • Litigation and Legal Issue Panel
    • Property & Casualty Insurance Symposium for the Insurance Council of Texas, July 14, 2023
  • Texas Supreme Court Reverses $15M Jury Award, Rejects Arbitrary ‘Picking Numbers Out of a Hat’ Approach to Noneconomic Damages
    • Jun 19, 2023
  • Texas Passes New Law Governing Trials in Actions Against Commercial Trucking Companies
    • Jun 21, 2021
  • Looking Forward to 2019 – “Texas-Sized” Verdicts in 2018
    • Jan 28, 2019
  • Addressing the ‘Reptile Theory’ in Opening Statements
    • CE/CLE (TX, PA, NJ, NY), 2019
  • Deflating the ‘Profits over People’ Trial in Texas
    • TX CE/CLE, 2019
  • Texas Supreme Court Clarifies Plaintiff’s Burden for Establishing Vicarious Liability
    • Apr 18, 2018
  • Unwinding the CD Claim
    • CE/CLE (TX, FL, NJ, NY, PA), 2018
  • Using Technology To Persuade the Modern American Juror
    • Lloyd’s Market Association – Lloyd’s of London, UK, 2017
  • (De)Selecting the Modern Juror
    • CLE/CE (TX, NY, IL, FL, NJ, PA, MI) 2016
  • New Approaches to Loss Allocation
    • For The Defense – August 2013, Aug 29, 2013
  • Texas Supreme Court Limits Evidence on Medical Expenses
    • Jul 5, 2011
  • Texas Insurance and Tort Law Update 2009: Tort Law Update
    • Sep 10, 2009
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Life Member, National Eagle Scout Association
  • Past Regional Alumni President, Marquette University
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (“TIDA”)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
    • Product Liability Committee
    • Trucking Law Committee – Regional Editor: DRI Trucking Law Compendium
    • Trial Tactics Committee
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
    • Houston Chapter, Officer
  • The Best Lawyers in America by BL Rankings, 2022-2024
    • Personal Injury Litigation: Defendants
  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2014-2020, 2024
    • Personal Injury – Products: Defense
    • Professional Liability: Defense
  • Texas Super Lawyers – Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, 2010-2013
    • Transportation & Maritime