Billy M. Donley


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Billy Donley maintains an active litigation practice with an emphasis on motor vehicle franchise litigation and complex commercial litigation. He represents several motor vehicle manufacturers on dealer franchise matters, and serves as counsel to one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers. He also serves as counsel to a diversified oil field services company and a major oil company. He has litigated antitrust issues under both the Sherman Act and the Robinson-Patman Act, and handled appeals in both state and federal appellate courts regarding antitrust issues.

  • Dealership terminations
  • Dealership dualing
  • Dealership transfers
  • Discount programs
  • Fraud
  • RICO
  • Federal Dealer Day in Court Act
  • State franchise laws and the constitutionality of certain state franchise laws
  • Related contract and tort claims

Recognitions and Memberships


  • BTI Client Service All-Star (2018)


  • Texas Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1992
  • Texas


  • J.D., South Texas College of Law, 1992
  • B.A., University of Houston, 1989