Bill Gault

Bill Gault

Partner
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

About Me

- Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated

- Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law

- American Board of Trial Advocates

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 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 has also been involved with the Boy Scouts of America last serving as a scoutmaster. After his wife passed into Heaven, Bill has earnestly pursued his calling as father of his six children.

Licenses

  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas 1992: Present
  • State Bar of Texas 1987: 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, including 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 Associations

  • 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: Tom, Julia, John, Bob, Jim and Sam. Four of my sons are either Veterans or actively serving in the U.S. Military.

Church and Civil Organizations

  • 1987 – 1991: Harlingen Jaycees
  • 1988 - 1990: Harlingen Knights of Columbus Council 2785
  • 2015 - 2016: Cameron/Willacy A&M Club
  • 1988 - Present: Muster Committe
  • 1989 - 2015: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Las Rucias, TX
  • 1991 - 2015: San Benito Knights of Columbus Council 3493 Third Degree
  • 1996 - 2014: Founder of Challenged (Disabled) Sportsmen of America Rio Grande Valley Wing and Water Weekend, Coordinator
  • 1998 - 2002: Delegate to the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville First Diocesan Synod
  • 1999 - 2001; 2006 - 2013: Board Member of Military Highway Water Supply Corporation
  • Boy Scouts of America, Former Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster and Merit Badge Counselor for local troops
  • 2014-2015: Saint Anthony's Catholic School Endowment Fund Board of Trustees
  • First 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 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 2013, no pet.)
  • Castillo v. Mizpah Residential Care, 2014 WL 2159255 (Tex. App – Corpus Christi 2014, pet. denied)
  • Rio Grande Regional Hosp. v Salinas, 2014 WL 3805141 (Tex. App.-Corpus Christi 2014, pet. filed)
  • Valley Regional Medical Center v. Camacho, 2015 WL 1632441 (Tex.App. - Corpus Christi 2015, no pet.)
  • Columbia Valley Healthcare System L.P. v. Zamarripa, 526 S.W. 3d 453 (Tex. 2017)
  • Timperlake v. Cruz, No. 2018 WL 655532 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 2018, no pet.)
  • Esquivel v, Espinosa, 13-17-00089CV (Tex. App. Corpus Christi, 2018 )
  • Zamarripa v. Columbia Valley Health Care Sys., L.P., 2019 WL 962085 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 2019, pet. denied).
  • In re Soc’y of Our Lady of Most Holy Trinity, 622 S.W. 3d 1 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 2019, no pet.)
  • Columbia Valley Healthcare Sys., L.P. v. A.M.A. No. 20-0681, 2022 WL 1194371 (Tex. 2022)
 

Speeches and Presentations

  • Bill has delivered a number of speeches on medical ethics, medical malpractice, 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).