About The Whitehills

Bill and Kit's Wedding

Bill is a dedicated husband and father

Growing up in Houston as the fourth of four sons, Bill learned the values of hard work and dedication in sports, cutting yards, bussing tables, cleaning pools, working at the Houston Ship Channel, and serving as a YoungLife summer camp staff volunteer.  He took those lessons and values with him to Austin and the University of Texas, where he earned a BBA degree in finance.  He also met his wife at UT, Kit Barker from Fort Worth, with whom he has been married since 1979.

They settled in Dallas, and he graduated from SMU Law School cum laude (with honors) and a member of the Order of the Coif national legal honor society in 1982, three days later he joined the Gardere & Wynne law firm (now Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP), became a partner in that firm in 1989 where he has worked his entire legal career handling a broad range of litigation, appeals, and arbitrations.

The Whitehill Family

Bill and Kit have three wonderful children.  Ben (29) recently graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from the SMU Dedman School of Law and practices law with the Sprouse Shrader Smith LLP firm in Amarillo, Texas; Calli (26) is a pre-school teacher in Berlin; and Will (22) is a senior accounting major at Texas A&M University.  They have lived in their Coppell home for more than twenty years and are members of Valley Ranch Baptist Church.  Bill has participated in Bible Study Fellowship for ten years.

He is a dedicated father who has coached youth soccer and basketball and participated with his children in the YMCA Indian Guides and Princesses programs,  Bill has enjoyed many hours at baseball, basketball, lacrosse, football, and soccer games and cross country and track meets.  He likes running, sailing, hunting, and college sports.  He is passionate about his family and Texas.  He is also a member of the National Rifle Association.


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