David Jed Williams

Practice Areas

Licensed

  • 1986, Texas

Education

  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1983
  • University of Texas, J.D., 1986

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Professional Experience

Jed has handled civil lawsuits for 30 years and has practiced with the firm since 2001. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of cases, with particular emphasis in the following areas:

  • Trusts and Estate litigation, including will and trust contests, breach of fiduciary disputes, and contested guardianship matters. Extensive experience representing corporate trustees in litigation and litigation avoidance.
  • Oil and Gas litigation, including disputes regarding leasing, contracts and title issues.
  • Business torts, including breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and trade secrets, unfair competition.
  • Real estate litigation, including contract and title disputes, fraud, and negligence.
  • Business and partnership disputes, including shareholder disputes, breaches of non-compete agreements, minority oppression, partnership disputes, contracts and fraud.

Professional and Civic Activities

State Bar of Texas, Litigation, Natural Resources, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Sections

Co-chair, American Bar Association Fiduciary Duties Subcommittee

San Antonio Bar Association, Litigation Section, Natural Resources

Federal Bar Association

Associate Member, American Association of Professional Landmen

Recent News

Featured Speaker for the Trust and Estate Forum

HFG&C shareholder Jed Williams was a featured speaker for the October 12, 2021 Trust and Estate Forum presented by the Wealth Management and Trust Division of the Texas Bankers Association. This program offered high-level presentations and discussions on current...

Fiduciary Horror Stories

Shareholder Jed Williams presented a talk on “Fiduciary Horror Stories” at the Real Estate, Oil & Gas Conference hosted by the Wealth Management and Trust division of the Texas Banker’s Association. The annual conference was held on February 27-28, 2020 in San...

Six Shareholders Receive Honors by San Antonio Magazine

Six shareholders were named to the 2019 Top Attorneys in San Antonio published in the October, 2019 issue of San Antonio Magazine. These attorneys were selected through polling San Antonio-area attorneys who nominated their peers who exemplify excellence and whom they...

Williams Speaks on Fiduciary Duties in Mineral Management

Shareholder Jed Williams was a presenter at the Real Estate, Oil and Gas Conference hosted by the Wealth Management Division of the Texas Bankers Association held on March 24, 2016 in San Antonio.  Williams spoke on "Fiduciary Issues in Mineral Management" and...

HSFG Attorneys Voted “Best S.A. Lawyers”

In the most recent edition of the S.A. Scene Publication, six HSFG attorneys were named in the published results of the city magazine's annual peer survey to find the top attorneys in San Antonio. Charles M. Hornberger and Eduardo L. Morales were both honored as...

Attorneys Voted “Best S.A. Lawyers”

In the most recent edition of the S.A. Scene Publication, five of the firm's attorneys were named in the published results of the city magazine's annual peer survey to find the top attorneys in San Antonio. Charles M. Hornberger and Eduardo L. Morales were both...

Trust Arbitration Before Texas Supreme Court

The Texas Supreme Court heard oral argument on November 7th in a case that could have implications on trust litigation. In Hal Rachal Jr. v John W. Reitz, the high court will decide whether an arbitration clause in a trust instrument is enforceable to require...

Recent Publications

Texas Supreme Court Oil and Gas Law Update (134 KB)