Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Securities Litigation
  • Serious Personal Injury

Allen Williamson

October 30, 1974 - May 14, 2022 Phone (940) 627 8308 Fax (940) 627 8092

Allen Williamson, a founding partner, and friend to all who knew him passed away suddenly from a heart attack on Saturday, May 14, 2022. He is deeply missed by everyone at Boyd, Powers, and Williamson, his loving family, and the greater Wise County community.

After an early career in the Wise and Jack County’s DA office, Allen left prosecutor work to contribute at Simpson, Boyd, Powers and Williamson then later formed BPW Law with his colleagues Derrick Boyd and Alan Powers. BPW Law opened its doors in Decatur in September 2016 with Allen specializing in civil and criminal cases.

Allen’s talents as an attorney were a cornerstone of BPW’s success, especially his affinity for client relations and the authentic connections he formed with everyone in the BPW Law family. He was a vivid storyteller who could captivate juries and was well known for being a tough advocate for his clients. He sincerely cared about the people he represented.

“Allen was the most genuine person, a caring and fun-hearted friend.  His jovial personality translated well in the courtroom. Jurors were often on the edge of their seats listening to his stories, cheering for his clients to prevail.  He loved his clients and his colleagues well, but we all knew we were a distant second to the love he held for his family. He was a best friend to many and will be so very missed at BPW Law.” 

– Co-founders and owners Derrick Boyd and Alan Powers

Above all, Allen was a family man. He was a devoted husband to his wife Mendee and a loving father to his children, Jessica, Aaron, and Amber. In his free time, Allen was an avid boatman as well as a neighborhood crawfish boil host, and a fan of Texas A&M (class of ’96; class of 1999 J.D. – then Texas Wesleyan University School of Law.)

Allen was born in Hobbs, New Mexico, in October of 1974 and resided much of his adult life with his family in Runaway Bay, Texas.  Boyd, Powers and Williamson Law Firm is proud to retain the Williamson name on our firm and masthead.

Experience and Highlights
  • Texas Specialty Trailers, Inc., v. Jackson Simmen Drilling Co. 2009 WL 2462530 (Tex. App. –Fort Worth 2009)
  • Capps v. State, 244 S.W.3d 520 (Tex. App. –Fort Worth 2008)
  • Hanson v. State, 2006 WL 59333 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2006)
  • Chapman v. State, 2005 WL 1994294 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2005)
  • Walker v. State, 2004 WL 966330 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2004)
  • In re C.E.R., 2003 WL 1894513 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2003)
Elected Positions
  • Chairman, Wise County Republican Party (2008- 2018)
Affiliations and Honors
  • Board Certified, Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified, Criminal Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Recognized by Thomson Reuters among the “Texas Super Lawyers” 2013-2022, as published in Texas Monthly
  • Recognized by Thomson Reuters on the list of “Texas Rising Stars” 2011-2013, as published in Texas Monthly
  • Member, Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee, Malpractice, Premises, Products 2010-2018
  • Member, Wise County Bar Association
  • Served as District Attorney Pro Tem “Special Prosecutor” for Wise, Jack and Parker Counties
  • Member State Bar of Texas Professionalism Committee
  • Member American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)



  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, J.D., 1999 (now Texas A&M School of Law)
  • Texas A&M University, B.A., 1996
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • State Bar of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Speeches and Publications
  • “Focus Group on a Budget” Advanced Personal Injury Practice Course, San Antonio (August 2012)
  • “From the Cold Case Files: Gina’s Story,” The Texas Prosecutor, Vol. 35 No. 5 (2005).
  • “Clemency in Texas – A Question of Mercy?” 6 Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev. 131 (1999)