Clients value Bill’s active collaboration with them. Faced with threatening regulatory actions and high-stakes litigation disruptive to their businesses and future plans, Bill’s clients know he quickly grasps the intricacies of their problems and understands what’s required to win. Nothing about Bill’s work is fungible. He strategically unites the most effective client-based personnel with select Womble Bond Dickinson lawyers, staff, and outside resources to drive success for the client in a rapidly changing regulatory and litigation climate. Drawing from his tenacity, four decades of experience, and current knowledge, Bill defuses emotionally charged situations. He infuses an element of steadiness-in-the-saddle to facilitate smooth negotiation, intelligent problem-solving, and a sharp focus on winning strategies to put his clients’ interests first.

Bill’s clients include diverse US and international manufacturers, importers, distributors, and long-term disability ERISA insurers. He was a leader in forming the national Propane Gas Defense Association among lawyers throughout the US resulting from his work with liquid propane gas providers and a supply system parts manufacturer. Bill leads the firm’s US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regulatory group, and is a member of the national Product Liability Advisory Council. His courtroom skills have earned him membership as a Fellow in the selective American College of Trial Lawyers and as an Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 1993 - Present
  • Super Lawyers Honoree, 2006 - 2019
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Education

  • J.D., 1967, Duke University of School of Law
  • B.A., 1964, Duke University
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