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Williamson added to firm’s name

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, July 26, 2014

Mike Simpson, senior partner of the Wise County law firm Simpson, Boyd and Powers, announced Wednesday that the firm name has changed to add the name of new partner Allen Williamson.

Allen Williamson

“I am pleased to announce that the partners of the firm have decided to add the name of Williamson to the firm name,” he said in a press release. “Allen has been with the firm since 2006 and has been an equity partner since January. We feel that the time is right to change the name to Simpson Boyd Powers and Williamson.”

The firm was founded in 1998 by Mike Simpson, Derrick Boyd and Ross Simpson. In 2003, Alan Powers’ name was added.

A native of Hobbs, N.M., Williamson received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in 1996 and his law degree from Texas Wesleyan School of Law (now Texas A&M School of Law) in 1999. He began his career in the Wise County district attorney’s office before joining the firm.

He is licensed in Texas, Oklahoma, all federal district courts in Texas, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is board certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Williamson has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by a Thompson Reuters Service for the years 2011, 2012 and 2013. This award is given to the top attorneys in Texas under the age of 40. He currently serves on the State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee.

Since 2008, Williamson has been honored to serve in the elected position of Wise County Republican chairman.

He is married to Mendee, and they have three children, Jessica, Amber and Aaron. He and his family reside in Runaway Bay.

Simpson Boyd Powers and Williamson have offices in Decatur and Bridgeport.

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