Associate

P.O. Box 1060
Buffalo, New York 14201

Biography

Bill focuses his practice on the litigation of complex insurance defense matters. He has provided representation to individuals and institutional clients on catastrophic personal injury, professional liability, automobile, and construction matters from pre-suit through jury selection and trial. In this capacity, Bill has extensive experience conducting robust discovery, including the analysis of complex written materials and the depositions of expert witnesses from myriad disciplines. He also has a proven record at oral argument, having successfully argued matters to disposition before the Connecticut Superior and Appellate Courts. Bill also provides services in the field of insurance coverage and assisted a national insurer analyzing complex questions of business interruption coverage in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Previously, Bill worked as a litigator at two well-established insurance defense firms. Prior to working in the fields of insurance defense and coverage, Bill advised municipal and corporate clients in the areas of land use and administrative enforcement. He also served as a trial clerk for the judges of Connecticut Superior Court and as a commissioner on the Inland Wetlands Commission for the Town of Hamden, Connecticut.

Bill believes in forging strong client relationships. He understands that although the prospect of litigation can be intimidating, an attorney can provide peace of mind by communicating the fundamentals of the process to the client and tailoring comprehensive, common-sense solutions to meet their needs.

When he is not serving clients, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He is an avid video game enthusiast and a passionate student of modern and early-modern European history who, along with his wife, loves adding to his family’s already extensive library.

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Education

  • Boston College Law School, J.D.
  • Boston College, B.A.

Honors

  • Listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Appellate Litigation and Product Liability Litigation-Defendants 2021-2023

Professional Leadership

  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
 

Representative Matters

  • Successfully obtained dismissal of a cross-claim on behalf of local farm, on a finding that the farm’s actions were not properly stated to have been the cause of the cross-claimant’s injuries.
  • Obtained summary judgment in the Connecticut Superior Court on behalf of local homeless shelter on duty grounds, resulting in favorable disposition at the Appellate Court.
  • Successfully obtained Court order enforcing municipality’s blight ordinance, which order was upheld on appeal, concluding almost two decades of litigation.
  • Obtained dismissal of an administrative appeal for municipal client, resulting in a favorable disposition at the Appellate Court.
 

Community

  • Served as a commissioner on the Inland Wetlands Commission for the Town of Hamden, Connecticu
 
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