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A Measured Approach To Dispute Resolution


William (Bill) Cornelius

Attorney at Law

With a calm demeanor and even-handed temperament, Bill effectively manages the intense emotions and conflicting energies typically encountered in the mediation environment. With more than 40 years of trial experience, and a hard-earned reputation for fairness and integrity, Bill can offer straight talk to mediation participants about litigation risks and oversee discussion of sensible solutions for avoiding those risks. His determination, evident especially in post mediation follow up discussions, will help maximize your chances for a successful resolution.

Mr. Cornelius is available to mediate all kinds of civil disputes, including patent infringement and other intellectual property cases.


Baylor Law School, JD 1975

Professional Experience

Cornelius Strategic ADR, Tyler, Texas

Wilson, Robertson & Cornelius, P.C., Tyler, Texas, (1985-2023)

U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Texas, Tyler, Texas, (1979-1985)

McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel, Galveston, Texas, (1975-1979)

Affiliations / Recognition

National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Texas Chapter, inducted 2017

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), former East Texas Chapter President

East Texas ABOTA chapter award for Civility and Ethics, 2022

T. John Ward Inn of Court, founding member

Texas Monthly Magazine “Super Lawyer” in ADR 2018-2023

Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Eastern District of Texas Bar Association



  • ADA Disability

  • Aviation

  • Banking & Finance

  • Business Dissolution

  • Civil Rights

  • Class Actions

  • Commercial/Business

  • Construction

  • Contract Disputes

  • Discrimination

  • EEOC

  • Employment

  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)

  • Family Businesses

  • Franchise

  • Health Care

  • Industrial

  • Insurance

  • Intellectual Property

  • Labor/Unions

  • Legal Malpractice

  • Libel & Slander

  • Local Govt./Municipalities

  • Medical Devices

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Non-profit Organizations

  • Nursing Homes

  • Partnerships

  • Personal Injury

  • Premises Liability

  • Probate

  • Product Liability

  • Professional Liability

  • Professional Malpractice

  • Professional Negligence

  • Property Damage

  • Railroad & Trucking

  • Real Estate

  • Religious Institutions

  • Sexual Harassment

  • Shareholder Disputes

  • Technology

  • Title Disputes

  • Torts

  • Trademarks/Patents

  • Transportation

  • Trusts / Estates

  • Unfair Competition

  • Utilities

  • Wage & Hour/FMLA

  • Wrongful Death




305 South Broadway, Suite 702, Tyler, TX 75702

Tel:  (903) 530-1081


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