William "Bill" Compton


William “Bill” Compton has spent five decades getting results for his clients. As past president of the Texas Association of Bank Counsel, financial institutions have trusted him for years to solve their problems and protect their reputations in courtrooms all over the country. Bill’s practice focuses on lender liability in financial transactions including cybersecurity, fraudulent wire transfers and endorsements, and grand jury investigations.  

Before joining Stanton LLP, Bill practiced in the trial sections at Andrews Kurth LLP and Arter & Hadden LLP, where he served as Managing Partner of the firm’s Dallas office. 

Bill is a devoted patron of the arts in Dallas/Fort Worth and New York City, regularly organizing cultural outings for his colleagues and many friends. He is also actively involved with the Dallas chapters of the Council of Foreign Relations and World Affairs Council and attends the Church of the Incarnation. 

Bill says his favorite part of a case is piecing together details to unravel the mystery. Despite this, he insists that his extensive puzzle collection is “for his grandchildren.” When not solving mysteries or supporting the arts, Bill enjoys sailing, reading insatiably (particularly historical retrospectives), and a porterhouse cooked rare. 


  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel, Past President
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • William “Mac” Taylor American Inn of Court

These lawyers are smart, aggressive, risk-takers with a nose for the bottom line, and that’s why Stanton LLP will be involved in every important business decision I make for the rest of my career.

Randy Roberts

AutoRevo, LLC


Case Western Reserve University School of Law

  • Juris Doctor

University of Cincinnati

  • Bachelor of Arts 


New York