William S. Warren

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Bill Warren is in his 41st year as attorney. 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 Legal Counsel of the Austin Apartment Association, a position he has held for over 25 years.  He also served as the initial Of Counsel for the Texas Apartment Association (TAA) for over four years, 2016 through 2020.

Bill is also a mediator. When acting in this capacity, 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 using 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 150 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 is now in his 34th year as a board-certified attorney, and is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  He is also a Fellow of the Texas State Bar College. 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
Civil Trial Law
Employment Contract Disputes
Real Estate Litigation
Lease and Real Estate Contracts
Consumer Protection
Assistance with Recovering Money Owed
Business Dispute 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 Apartment Association
Texas Apartment Association
National Apartment Association

Board Certified - Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Civil Trial Law
State Bar College Fellow
Texas Bar College - Professionalism Through Education