Defending Your Freedom
Protecting Your Rights © ™

Brooks William (Bill) Conover, III
Attorney and Counselor at Law


  • More than 31 years’ experience successfully representing individuals, state regulatory agencies, government entities, and other clients, and organizations in Justice of the Peace Courts, County Courts at Law, State District Courts, State Appellate Courts, the Texas Supreme Court, Federal Courts, the United States Supreme Court, State and Federal Agencies, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Forums

Practice Areas


  • State Bar of Texas, 1984-present
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1988-1993
  • United States Supreme Court, 1989-present
  • Admitted to Practice before the United States Supreme Court


  • Mediator Certification, 1999-present
  • Attorney Ad Litem, Amicus Attorney, and Guardian Ad Litem, 2003-present
  • Board Certified in Administrative Law, 1989-2004
  • Qualified for Appointments in Criminal Misdemeanor and Felony Cases

Law School

  • Baylor University, J.D., 1984


  • Baylor University, B.B.A., 1982

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas, Member, 1984-present
    (Current: Member, Criminal Law Section, Family Law Section, Fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas, Pro Bono Section of the State Bar of Texas)
    (Former: Member, Administrative & Public Law Section, Employment Law Section, Human Rights Committee, Legislative Committee, Texas Young Lawyers Association)
  • Legal Aid of North West Texas, Volunteer Attorney, 2004-present
  • Johnson County Bar Association, 2005
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Association, 20__-to present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1984-2000
  • Travis County Bar Association and Austin Young Lawyers Association, Member, 1984-2000
  • (Chair, Administrative Law Section, 1998-1999)
  • Austin Baylor Law Alumnae Association, Charter Member; Treasurer, 1987-1995
  • Delta Theta Phi Law Society, 1985-2001
  • Board of Advisors, Fair Housing Newsletter, Brownstone Publishers, Inc., 1997-2001
  • Pro Bono General Counsel, International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies, 1995–1999
  • Voted Premier Criminal Defense Attorney in Cleburne, Texas
  • Voted Premier Family Law Attorney in Cleburne, Texas

Civic Affiliations

  • Cleburne Christian Business Club, Member, 2005-present
  • Better Business Bureau, Member, 2009-present
  • Johnson County Historical Commission, Member, 2003-present
  • St. Mark United Methodist Church, Member and Lay Leader, 1975-present
  • YMCA Youth and Government, Youth Member and Member of the Board of Trustees, 1976-2001
  • Cleburne Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2007-present
  • Founding Member and 1st Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Friends of the Johnson County Historical Commission, 2007-present

Employment History

  • City Attorney, City of Rio Vista, Texas, 2015-2016
  • Solo Practitioner, 2001-present
  • Associate, Hill, Gilstrap, Adams & Graham, 2000
  • General Counsel, Texas Commission on Human Rights, 1993-2000
  • Assistant Attorney General, Texas Office of the Attorney General, 1984-1993


  • Born—Corsicana, Texas, 1959
  • High School—Cleburne High School, Valedictorian, 1978
  • Undergraduate-Baylor University, B.B.A. 1982
  • Law School, Baylor Law School, J.D. 1984


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