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Law Office of William J. Dyer

Attorney-at-Law ♦ Counselor ♦ Trial Advocate

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Personal information

I was a Sputnik baby, born in 1957, and reared in Lamesa, Dawson County, Texas — a small town about an hour's drive south of Lubbock in the Texas Panhandle. Ever since I finished college and law school in Austin in 1980, I've been a proud Houstonian. 

I'm divorced with four fabulous, bright, healthy kids — two sons and two daughters, now young adults, all here in Houston. They are a source of constant joy and pride, and being their dad is my life's greatest accomplishment by a very, very wide margin.

When I'm not plotting fiendish cross-examinations, bragging about my court triumphs, or interacting with my family —
I ride a recumbent road bike over long distances — not competitively, but both by myself and with good friends — for fun and fitness, and sometimes in charitable events like the BP MS 150 or the Tour de Pink;
I take long and adventurous walks throughout my neighborhood with my dog, a Siberian Husky named "Cyber";

I read (mostly history, biographies, and fiction);

I'm a fan of online computer games, including MMORPGs;

I play the 
trumpet (not too badly) and the piano (not nearly as well); and

I play poker (and yes, those particular skills do translate into better lawyering).
I'm also the sole author and perpetrator of BeldarBlog — "the online journal of a crusty, long-winded trial lawyer, bemused observer of politics, and internet dilettante." My blog reflects my personal politics, which are generally irrelevant to my law practice. However, it also reflects my views on laws, lawyers, and lawyering, and it serves as a repository for many of my "trial lawyer war stories," so I've sprinkled links to it throughout this website.