About Us

We are a diverse team of experienced lawyers who thrive on delivering results for our clients. Wittliff Cutter is driven by an entrepreneurial spirit to help our clients start, grow, and protect their ideas and their businesses. We bring a collaborative approach to every matter so each client benefits from the depth and breadth of our collective experience, knowledge, and judgment.

From our roots as a boutique technology law firm, Wittliff Cutter has grown to meet the legal needs of a wide range of clients in numerous industries, including telecommunications, ag-biotech, solar, high-tech manufacturing, financial services, e-commerce, and online advertising and promotions. We represent clients of all sizes, from entrepreneurs raising capital to large public and private companies. Our experience across diverse industries and engagements enables us to handle virtually any legal issue for any client.

What sets us apart from our peers is the breadth of our professional experience, our commitment to diversity, a truly innovative approach to the practice of law, and an Austin presence with a national reach.

Experience

Wittliff Cutter’s partners have enjoyed successful careers at national law firms, as federal and state prosecutors, as general counsel to startups, senior in-house counsel at a Fortune 100 company, and in leadership positions with the Texas Attorney General’s Office. We have first-chaired large, complex litigation matters, advised publicly-traded companies on cutting-edge legal issues, and led large transactions to closure. Among our eight partners, we have six federal clerkships with the Courts of Appeal, District Courts and with Magistrate Judges.

Diversity

Excellence and diversity go hand in hand. Half of Wittliff Cutter’s partners are women or minorities. Diverse perspectives enable us to identify and evaluate multiple approaches to legal challenges, exponentially increasing the likelihood of positive outcomes for our clients. We are committed to maintaining the diversity of our partnership and are actively engaged in legal and community diversity efforts, locally, and nationally.

Innovation

Innovation describes Wittliff Cutter’s approach to both problem-solving and running our law practice. We handle legal issues with the experience and judgment expected of counsel and, in the spirit of true innovators, we analyze critically the legal and business landscape to craft creative solutions. Our firm focuses on achieving results, with a lean and adaptive business model that delivers cost-effective solutions.

Austin Roots / National Reach

Wittliff Cutter is located in Austin, Texas, but the clients we serve and the matters we work on are located across the United States. We frequently serve as lead counsel in litigation matters before state and federal courts across the country. Additionally, because our partners often appear before state and federal courts in the Austin area, large national law firms frequently select our firm to serve as local counsel. Many of our partners began their careers outside of Austin and bring to Wittliff Cutter a strong national network of clients, other law firms with complementary capabilities, and other trusted professionals we have worked directly with for years.

Practice Areas

  • Privacy, Digital Media, and Technology Licensing
  • Technology Litigation
  • Trademark and Copyright Registration
  • Advertising, Marketing and Promotions
  • Data Protection and Information Security
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Technology Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • General Counsel
  • Startups
  • Government Enforcement Actions
  • White Collar Criminal Defense