Will has over 12 years of experience working with municipal governments. He is currently a member of the Texas Municipal League’s legal staff. He previously worked for the law firm Messer, Fort & McDonald, PLLC, where he served as the city attorney for the Cities of Clarksville, Whitney and Bartlett and served as presiding judge in Manor. Will also worked for the Fort Worth City Attorney’s Office for five years where he advised on election law, municipal procurement, Human Resource matters, the City’s Minority Business Enterprise Division, open meetings, public information, and prosecuted Class C misdemeanor violations of the Texas Penal Code, Texas Transportation Code and Fort Worth City Code. Will has drafted ordinances relating to sexually oriented businesses, zoning, subdivision, building code, special events, smoking regulations, franchise agreements, solicitation, and rights-of-way.
He has additional experience working in municipal government where he served for over 5 years in various roles, including chief of staff and district director, to several council members in Houston and Fort Worth. Above all, Will has a passion for advising clients on cybersecurity matters.
Will graduated from Texas A&M University in 2004 with a degree in Psychology. In 2007, he received his law degree from Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law and received his master of laws from Western New England School of Law in 2011. He is currently enrolled in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business MBA program with a concentration in cyber security. Will is the 2018 recipient of the Rising Advocate in Government Law presented by the State Bar of Texas Government Law Section to recognize an outstanding government lawyer who has provided exemplary service to the profession and the public. He is also a council member of the State Bar of Texas Computer Law & Technology Council.