William E. Sterling, Jr. (Bill)

William E. Sterling (Bill)billsterling@wsrlaw.com
512.258.2244 ext. 108

William E. Sterling, Jr. (Bill) represents his clients in their disputes in court.  He has taken over 45 cases to jury trial.  In his 37-year career, Bill has represented hundreds of clients in all aspects of civil litigation, mostly in disputes involving real estate or probate.  In real-estate and consumer cases, Bill has represented a full range of clients: both buyers and sellers, both landlords and tenants, real-estate agents, mortgage brokers, general contractors, subcontractors, construction suppliers, developers, lenders, business owners, ranchers, and farmers.  He has also represented a full range of clients in probate disputes: estates, beneficiaries, guardians, heirs, and investors.

Bill has been Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization continuously since 1985.  He is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas (1974) and before the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas.  Bill is a member of the Williamson County Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas (Consumer Law and Litigation Sections).

In addition to his work as a litigator, Bill has served as a Municipal Judge for the City of Cedar Park.  Bill is also a Qualified Mediator and a Texas Education Agency (TEA) Certified Independent Hearing Examiner.
Bill has significant experience in the following areas of Civil Litigation:

Real Estate Litigation –

  • Claims of deceptive trade practice, fraud, and negligent misrepresentation in the sale of real estate
    • Failure to disclose cracked foundation
    • Failure to disclose defective septic system
    • Cosmetic repairs used to disguise true defects
  • Enforcing real estate contracts, both residential and commercial
  • Contract-for-deed disputes
  • Real-estate-agent liability
  • Construction disputes, both residential and commercial
  • Disputes about ownership of land
    • Title disputes
    • Boundary-line disputes
    • Easement disputes
    • Partition of land and other property
  • Damage to land
    • Wrongful destruction of trees and improvements
    • Diversion of watershed
    • Injunctions to gain or prevent access to land
  • Lender and mortgage broker liability
  • Mechanic’s lien liability
  • Wrongful foreclosure liability

Business Divorce Litigation

  • Contested partnership dissolutions
  • Contested dissolutions of artificial entities
  • Contested non-marital cohabitation dissolutions
  • Contested marital dissolutions without child custody disputes

Probate Litigation

  • Will contests
  • Heirship contests
  • Beneficiary disclaimer contests
  • Guardianship contests