Cameron County Hidalgo County
Bill Gault
Gault, Nye & Quintana, L.L.P.
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5959
Brownsville, TX 78523

Physical Address:
114 W. Jefferson
Brownsville, TX 78520
Telephone: (956) 544-7110
Fax:           (956) 544-0607

Email:
bgault@GNQlawyers.com

Bill Gault, Partner
-Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
-Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law

Bill is a South Texas native. Having attended high school in McAllen, Texas, he went on to pursue his undergraduate education at Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets. Bill has proudly served his country and his South Texas community. He served as a 1 LT(P) in the U.S Army Reserves and as a Municipal Judge in Combes, Texas. He also founded the local Wing and Water Weekend for the Challenged (Disabled) Sportsman of America. Bill served as a Delegate to the first Synod of the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville. He has also been involved with the Boy Scouts of America.


Licenses
  • State Bar of Texas 1987 - present
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas 1992 - present
Education
  • J.D., Baylor University School of Law 1987
  • B.A., Texas A&M University 1984
  • McAllen, Texas High School 1980
Legal Experience
  • 1987 - present Litigation, over 50 trials
  • 1990 - 1994 Municipal Judge, Town of Combes (Pro Bono)
  • 1995 - Cameron County Grand Jury Foreman
  • 2000 - 2003 Former Member of the District 12B State Bar of Texas                      Grievance Committee
  • 2008 - Cameron County Grand Jury Foreman
Board Certification
  • 1996 - present Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal                               Specialization
Professional
  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Associate Member
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Cameron County Bar Association, former member of Law Library Committee
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Military History
  • U.S. Army Reserves 1 LT(P) Honorable Discharge
Personal
  • Widowed
  • Children: Tommy, Julia, Johnny, Bobby, Jimmy and Sammy
Church and Civic Organizations
  • Harlingen Jaycees 1987 – 1991
  • Harlingen Knights of Columbus Council 2785 1988 - 1990
  • Cameron/Willacy A&M Club 1988 - present; Muster Committe 2015 - 2016
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Las Rucias, TX 1989 - 2015
  • San Benito Knights of Columbus Council 3493 Third Degree 1991 - 2015
  • Founder of Challenged (Disabled) Sportsmen of America Rio Grande Valley Wing and Water Weekend, Coordinator 1996 - 2014
  • Delegate to the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville First Diocesan Synod 1998 - 2002
  • Board Member of Military Highway Water Supply Corporation 1999 - 2001; 2006 - 2013
  • Boy Scouts of America, Former Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster and Merit Badge Counselor for local troops
  • Saint Anthony's Catholic School Endowment Fund Board of Trustees 2014-2015
  • Frist Baptist Church, Harlingen, TX
Awards
  • Texas A&M Bonfire Junior Redpot 1982
  • Texas A&M Bonfire Senior Redpot 1983
  • Texas A&M Distinguished Student 1983, 1984
  • Squadron Seventeen Favorite Senior Award 1984
  • American Heart Association Certificate of Appreciation 1988
  • United States Jaycees Spring Board Program 1988
  • Harlingen Jaycee of the Month August 1988
  • Harlingen Jaycee of the Quarter 1988
  • Outstanding Young Man of America 1989
  • Texas High School Mock Trial Competition Certificate of Appreciation 1991 - 1992
  • San Benito Knights of Columbus Special Recognition Award 1995
  • San Benito Knights of Columbus Family of the Month August 1995
  • Challenged Sportsmen of America Certificate of Appreciation 1997
  • Challenged Sportsmen of America Heart of Gold Award 1998
  • Challenged Sportsmen of America Special Service Award 1999
  • Cameron County Bar Association Outstanding Committee Member Award 2003
  • San Benito Knights of Columbus Family of the Month March 2005
  • Boy Scouts of America Certificate of Appreciation 2005
  • El Jardin Elementary School, Brownsville, Texas Certificate of Appreciation for National Children’s Book Week November 2007
  • Wewonoma Lodge #272 Order of the Arrow Certificate of Appreciation 2010
  • La Paloma Elementary School Career Day Certificate of Appreciation
  • First Baptist School Career Day
  • Cameron County Bar Association Outstanding Civil Litigator Award 2018
Appealed Cases
  • Angeles v Brownsville Valley Regional Medical Center, Inc., 960 SW 2d 854 (Tex.App – Corpus Christi, 1997 pet. denied)
  • In Re Columbia Valley Regional Medical Center, 41 SW 3d 797 (Tex.App. - Corpus Christi, 2001)
  • Salinas v Kristensen, 2009 WL 4263107 (Tex.App - Corpus Christi, 2009 pet. denied)
  • In Re Brownsville – Valley Regional Medical Center, Inc., 2009 WL 416796 (Tex.App. - Corpus Christi, 2009 orig. proceeding)
  • In Re Columbia Valley Healthcare System, 320 SW 3d 819 (Tex.2010)
  • In Re Columbia Rio Grande Healthcare, L.P. v. DeLeon, 2011 WL 227669 (Tex.App. - Corpus Christi, 2011 no pet.)
  • Rio Grande Regional Hosp. v Ayala, 2012 WL 3637368 (Tex. App.-Corpus Christi 2012, pet. denied)
  • Garza v Deleon, 2013 WL 6730177 (Tex. App.-Corpus Christi 2013, no pet.)
  • Valley Regional Medical Center, Inc. v Gonzalez, 2013 WL 2298470 (Tex. App.-Corpus Christi 2013, no pet.)
  • Columbia Rio Grande Health Care, L.P. v Oldham, 2013 WL 4041530 (Tex. App.-Corpus Christi 2013, no pet.)
  • Rodriguez v Ruiz, 2013 WL 865424 (Tex. App.-Corpus Christi 2013, pet. denied)
  • Brownsville Valley Regional Medical Center v. Garcia, 2013 WL 2467992 (Tex. App – Corpus Christi June 6, 2013, no pet.)
  • Castillo v. Mizpah Residential Care, 2014 WL 2159255 (Tex. App – Corpus Christi May 22, 2014, pet. denied)
  • Rio Grande Regional Hosp. v Salinas, 2014 WL 3805141 (Tex. App.-Corpus Christi July 31, 2014, pet. filed)
  • Valley Regional Medical Center v. Camacho, 2015 WL 1632441 (Tex.App. - Corpus Christi Apr. 9, 2015, no pet.)
  • Columbia Valley Healthcare System L.P. v. Zamarripa, 526 S.W. 3d 453 (Tex. 2017)
Speeches and Presentations
  • Bill has delivered a number of speeches on medical ethics, medical board issues, nursing care and charting, depositions, changes in healthcare laws, responsible third parties and organ donation (a subject he is very familiar with).
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