William S. Warren

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Bill Warren is in his 37th year as a lawyer. His law practice focuses on a variety of issues and cases, the majority of which address the concerns of those active in the multi-family industry. He founded and manages Warren Law Firm. In addition, he serves as Of Counsel for the Texas Apartment Association and as Legal Counsel of the Austin Apartment Association.

Bill is also a Credentialed Mediator in Texas. When acting in this role, he becomes a neutral third-party, overseeing and coordinating a dynamic, structured and interactive process. The goal of the mediations conducted by Bill is to enable the participants to voluntarily arrive at an optimal solution to their conflicts. This goal is achieved through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques.

Writing and teaching enhance Bill’s enjoyment of the practice of law. He is a well accomplished writer, author of The Warren Report: Law In Order, and has had over 115 articles published. His topics cover all nature of issues pertaining to rental housing, from onsite to the boardroom to the courtroom. He is also a sought after lecturer, frequently teaching seminars throughout Texas and beyond. His humorous and enthusiastic teaching style conveys essential information about leasing, management, fair housing, trial practices, the TAA Redbook, and a variety of legal and other issues affecting management and leasing personnel, property owners, products and services providers, and tenants.

Bill has been Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for 30 years. He is also a Fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas. Bill understands the worthwhile impact which thorough preparation, commitment to quality, and unyielding ethics have on success.

Practice Areas

Landlord and Tenant Law
Housing Discrimination Defense
Employment Contract Disputes
Real Estate Litigation
Lease and Real Estate Contracts
Consumer Protection
Debt Collection
General Litigation


J.D., University of Houston, 1980
B.A., Grinnell College, 1974

Professional Associations

Fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas
Member of the Bar for the United States District Courts

  • Northern District of Texas
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas

Member of the Bar for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Austin Bar Association
Austin Apartment Association
Texas Apartment Association
National Apartment Association