Modesett Williams Big Firm Success - Small Firm Philiosphy
In a contract and fraudulent inducement case, Walter turned down a pretrial settlement offer of $200,000 and went to trial, where the jury awarded $11 million, including $5,000,000 in punitive damages.
When the Defendants in a medical malpractice case in a conservative Texas county offered only $500,000, Jack took the case to trial and won a jury verdict of $4.2 million.
Founded in 2009 by Jack Modesett and Walter Williams, Modesett Williams is a firm of experienced trial lawyers with more than 45 years of collective trial experience.
In 2003, “tort reform” changed the legal landscape in Texas. As a result, fewer attorneys have the experience or willingness to take cases to trial. Some firms focus on a quick turn-around and correspondingly lower value. We are more interested in fighting for the best value for our clients, which means spending more time in the courtroom than the office.
Jack and Walter met as 18-year-old undergraduates at UT and have since tried more than a dozen cases together. Their longstanding friendship outside the courtroom allows them to anticipate each other’s moves in the courtroom. This synergy makes for a powerful team.
Both Jack and Walter are Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated and sustaining members of the Texas Bar Foundation. Jack is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specializations and a member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates’ Forum. Walter is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Jack and Walter have trial experience with high stakes litigation across a wide range of practice areas and have earned significant multi-million dollar verdicts in multiple Texas counties. The firm has successfully defended against large claims throughout the U.S., and can handle hearings, depositions or trials in any venue. Jack and Walter have fought against Texas’ top litigation shops and have a strong record of success with both large business disputes and catastrophic injury cases, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.
By focusing on trying cases to verdict in the courtroom, Modesett Williams facilitates life-changing outcomes.