William D. Wiles

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William D. Wiles Partner

  • Dallas
  • 214.379.6280
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Dick Wiles defends physicians, dentists and health care providers in medical and dental malpractice claims. He has tried more than 100 medical malpractice cases in state and federal courts. He also represents physicians in administrative proceedings before the Texas Medical Board. Dick has represented medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies in product liability cases.

Dick is widely recognized for his excellence in medical malpractice and product liability defense. He receives many of his clients from insurance companies who have worked with him over the years and is also retained by individual physicians to represent them in healthcare liability or administrative matters. Dick has made presentations to medical associations, physician groups and State Bar programs over the years, and authored a chapter on medical legal considerations in Patient Care in Plastic Surgery, a plastic surgery text. He has been recognized by his peers as an AV-rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell.

Practicing law for over 45 years, Dick offers a breadth of experience and counsel in medical-related disputes. He has achieved the distinction of Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, he is a member of the National Academy of Jurisprudence, (formerly known as: American Academy of Trial Lawyers) and has previously served as a member of the Texas Medical Disclosure Panel. He is also a member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, the Dallas Association of Defense Counsel and the Dallas Bar Association.


  • Healthcare
  • Litigation


  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Dallas Texas, J.D. 1974
  • University of Houston, Houston Texas B.A. University Honors Program, magna cum laude, 1971


  • State Bar of Texas, 1974
  • United States Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District Court of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District Court of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District Court of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District Court of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District Court of Arkansas
  • United States District Court for the Western District Court of Arkansas


Distinctions & Certifications

  • AV Preeminent®, Martindale Hubbell
  • Premier 100 Trial Attorneys in Texas, National Academy of Jurisprudence
  • Best Lawyers in America® 2018–2024
  • Selected as the Best Lawyers® 2021 Medical Malpractice–Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" in Dallas/Fort Worth

Representative Experience


  • Peterson v. Shields, 652 S.W.2d 929 (Tex. 1983)
  • Phillips v. Sharpstown General Hosp., 664 S.W.2d 162 (Tex. App. —Houston [1st Dist.] 1983)
  • Duff v. Yelin, 721 S.W.2d 365 (Tex. App. —Houston [1st Dist.] 1986)
  • Hardy v. Fleming, 553 S.W.2d 790 (Tex. Civ. App. —El Paso 1977)
  • Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. LaCoke, 585 S.W.2d 678 (Tex. 1979)


  • Sutton v. Gallego (30th District Court Wichita County 2023)
  • Phillips v. Jenkins (334th District Court Dallas County 2019)
  • Hoelscher v. Tinley (348th District Court Tarrant Co. 2016)
  • LeBlanc v. Banks (366th District Court Collin Co. 2014)
  • Jones v. Weinstein (68th District Court Dallas Co. 2013)
  • Shanks v. Roland (382nd District Court Rockwall Co. 2007)
  • May v. Bowden (170th District Court McLennan Co. 2007)
  • Nesbit v. Smith (162nd District Court Dallas Co. 2004)
  • Smith v. Klein (5th District Court Bowie Co. 2003)
  • McCraw v. Tutt (County Court at Law Smith Co. 2002)
  • Gilbreath v. Stroupe (241st District Court Smith Co. 2000)
  • Frank v. Bayless (160th District Court Dallas Co. 2000)
  • Adair v. Burns (169th District Court Bell Co. 1999)
  • Saxton v. Mayer (146th District Court Bell Co. 1999)
  • McIntyre v. Schmidt (102nd District Court Bowie Co. 1999)
  • Walls v. Pena (169th District Court Bell Co. 1998)
  • Williams v. Ponder (55th District Court Harris Co. 1996)
  • Fikes v. Crawford (366th District Court Collin Co. 1996)

Professional Activities

  • Diplomate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Dallas Bar Association, Tort & Insurance Practice and Health Law Sections
  • Defense Research Institute, Health Law and Litigation Section
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence (formerly known as American Academy of Trial Lawyers)
  • State Bar of Texas, Health and Litigation Sections
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Dallas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Texas Medical Disclosure Panel, 1987-1993

Publications & Speeches

  • Tex-ABOTA Talk Tuesdays Webinar, May 2, 2023
  • ​“Patient Care in Plastic Surgery,” Chapter 11, Medical Legal Considerations
  • Representative Presentations
  • Litigation Education Retreat, November 11, 2017
  • Legal Education Retreat, November 1, 2014
  • Taking Medicare and Medicaid’s Interests Into Account, February 7, 2013
  • Current Medical Legal Issues, Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, June 22, 2008
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