Luke Williams Top Criminal Defense Attorney Fort Worth TX



Luke Williams is a Fort Worth trial attorney and founding partner of Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC. Mr. Williams devotes his practice to criminal defense and personal injury cases in Fort Worth, Denton, and surrounding areas.  Prior to starting the law firm, he served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney’s Office as well as an Assistant City Attorney with the City of Plano, Texas. Mr. Williams has tried a wide variety of cases, ranging from a simple traffic tickets to Capital Murder and everything in between. Luke Williams is a kind and compassionate advocate, going above and beyond to help his clients both inside and outside of the courtroom.


Mr. Williams has firmly established himself as a capable and effective trial lawyer.  He is recognized as a Top Attorney by Fort Worth Magazine (2013, 2014, 2015) and Super Lawyer – Rising Star (Thomson Reuters, 2015, 2016).  Whether representing the State of Texas or an individual client, he has always practiced zealous advocacy. Mr. Williams has taught in-house classes on Arson Prosecution and Investigation, Expunctions and Non-Disclosures, Voir Dire Techniques, and conflict strategies dealing with disgruntled citizens.  Above all, Mr. Williams is a trial attorney that will fight hard and fight smart to see that justice is done in every case.


Mr. Williams was born and raised in Post, Texas.  The son of a cotton farmer and an elementary school teacher, he was raised knowing that there is only one constant for success in life: hard work.  He brought his West Texas work ethic to the big city of Fort Worth and dedicates his time and energy to effectively representing his clients.  His hobbies include playing cards with friends, hunting, fishing, golf and reading.  He is an active member of Grace For Eternity Church in Fort Worth, TX.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense  |  Personal Injury | Sex Offenses | Juvenile Defense | Expunctions & Non-Disclosures | Domestic Violence | DWI | Drug Crimes | White Collar Crimes | Products Liability | Trucking Wrecks | Auto Accidents | Premises Liability  | Wrongful Death

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2012

Honors & Awards

  • Top Attorney – Fort Worth Magazine (2013 – 2020)
  • Super Lawyer – Rising Star (Thomson Reuters, 2015 – 2021)
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers (Criminal Defense) – National Trial Lawyers Association (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Top 40 Under 40 (Criminal Defense) – National Trial Lawyers Association (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Top Law Firm – Fort Worth Star-Telegram (2017)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association , Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Gateway Church, Member
  • Christian Legal Society


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    J.D., Juris Doctor
    Honors: Board of Barristers
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
    Honors: Dean’s List

Past Employment Positions

  • Plano City Attorney’s Office, Assistant City Attorney, 2011 – 2012
  • Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney, 2005 – 2011


930 W. 1st St., Suite 202
Fort Worth, TX 76102


101 Quest Court
Keller, TX 76248