William W. (Bill) Ogden

Mr. Ogden has extensive trial and appellate experience in a wide range of commercial litigation, with a recent concentration in communications, employment, media and energy law. Mr. Ogden has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of First Amendment law for over 25 years, from 1991 to the present. (Copyright 2008 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). Mr. Ogden has also been recognized as a Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine in every year of voting.

Mr. Ogden is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a member of the Defense Counsel Section of the Media Law Resource Center, the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists, an Advisory Director of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, and a past recipient of that Foundation's James Madison Award. Mr. Ogden served as a Director of the State Bar of Texas for District 4, Position 2 from 2008 through 2011. He serves as a Trustee of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, and is on the Board of Directors of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics. He has served as a director of Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, a member and past chairman of the Houston Bar Association's Law and Media Committee, and has been twice recognized with the HBA's President's Award.

Mr. Ogden was formerly a trial partner with Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, Hill & LaBoon (now known as Locke Lord, LLP) in Houston, Texas.


Employment Law
Energy Litigation
Financial Services Litigation

Governmental Entity Representation
Media, First Amendment & Public Access Law

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  • J.D. University of Texas Law School with Honors, 1977
  • Member of Texas Law Review and Order of the Coif
  • B.A. University of Texas Mathematics with Honors, 1974


  • Texas
  • Texas Supreme Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • First Court of Appeals
  • Third Court of Appeals
  • Fifth Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts for Southern, Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas