attorney profile

William E. Lighty


Phone: 409.654.6700

Location: Beaumont Office


William E. Lighty is a native of Beaumont and joined Germer in 2018. William attended Southern Methodist University where he graduated in three years, receiving a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in history. William earned his law degree from The Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University where he received the highest grade in his class for Legal Research and Writing.

William’s practice focuses on personal injury defense, but he enjoys handling a broad variety of cases in other areas of law.

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Professional Background

  • Joined Germer as an associate in 2018.
  • Summer Clerkship to the Honorable Stacey G. C. Jernigan for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas. Summer 2016.
  • Summer 2017 Intern for Wells, Peyton, Greenberg, & Hunt, PLLC.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas – 2019
  • State Bar of Louisiana – 2019
  • Admitted to practice before the following courts:
    • Texas state courts
    • Louisiana state courts


  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA
    • J.D. & D.C.L. (Degree in Comparative Law), 2015-2018
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award for highest grade in Legal Research and Writing
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
    • B.A., Economics, 2012-2015
    • Minor in History
    • Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)
    • Member of the Alpha Gamma Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi (Latin Studies)

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Jefferson County Young Lawyer’s Association
    • Director, 2020-2022
  • Michelle Mehaffy American Inns of Court


  • Avid film and music buff
  • All things sports
  • Spending time with the family

Contact the Attorneys at Germer PLLC for a consultation today. We provide services for clients in Beaumont, Austin, Houston, San Antonio and surrounding areas.


550 Fannin, Suite 400
Beaumont, Texas 77701
Ph: 409.654.6700
Fax: 409.835.2115
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One Barton Skyway
1501 S Mopac Expy, Suite A400
Austin, TX 78746
Ph: 512.472.0288
Fax: 512.472.0721
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America Tower, 2929 Allen Parkway,
Suite 2900, Houston, TX 77019
Ph: 713.650.1313
Fax: 713.739.7420
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San Antonio:

14100 San Pedro Avenue, Suite 760
San Antonio, TX 78232
Ph: 830.346.1380
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