William J. Greagan: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

William J. Greagan

Albany,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Business and Commercial
  • Transportation
  • Municipal and Governmental Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Construction
  • General Liability
  • Environmental
Contact InfoTelephone: 518.935.4220
Fax: 518.463.5420
University Siena College, B.A., Political Science, 1985
Law SchoolAlbany Law School of Union University, J.D., cum laude, 1988 Justinian Society, Gabrielli Appellate Moot Court Competition Best Brief Award
Admitted1989, New York; U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of New York

Professional Affiliations

•Associated General Contractors of New York State: Insurance Task Force, Government Relations Committee, and Industry Relations Committee
•Capital Region Builders & Remodelers Association, Inc. (CRBRA)

BornAlbany, New York, February 11, 1963

William Greagan is a partner in the firm's Albany office. An AV-rated attorney, his practice areas include general negligence, transportation, construction, environmental, product liability, and toxic torts, including lead paint and asbestos.

A large portion of Bill's practice is devoted to counseling and defending members of the construction industry against actions for construction site injuries and contractual liabilities. He is Co-Chair of Goldberg Segalla's Construction Practice Group and is an active member of the Associated General Contractors of New York State, where he is involved in issues of risk management, insurance, and legislative reform.

Bill's experience also includes the defense of environmental actions under CERCLA and petroleum discharges under NY's Navigation Act. He has represented manufacturers in large multi-party litigations involving environmental remediation and has acted as liaison counsel for 150 third party defendants in CERCLA landfill cases.

Bill also specializes in legal issues involving municipal and law enforcement liability, defending municipalities, county jails, sheriffs departments, and other public agencies. He defends such agencies against lawsuits brought by detainees and others who claim civil rights violations. For more than a decade, Bill has been active in numerous cases brought pursuant to U.S. Code Section 1983, alleging claims from wrongful arrest to deprivation of civil rights.

He has represented several national trucking companies, operators of construction dump trucks, and other commercial transportation clients and their drivers in a wide range of matters, including environmental and product liability actions, personal injury and wrongful death suits, and traffic infractions. His liability defense litigation experience also includes a range of issues related to governmental liability, including road design, slip-and-fall cases, as well as lawsuits involving public employment.

Bill has lectured on products liability and other topics for the New York State Bar Association. In addition, he authored Liability of Inspection Stations for Negligent Inspections for In Transit, the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Trucking Newsletter.

He graduated cum laude from Albany Law School of Union University, where he was a member of the Justinian Society. He received his undergraduate degree from Siena College.


•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
Who's Who in American Law
•Upstate New York Super Lawyers (Construction Litigation)


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William J. Greagan

8 Southwoods Boulevard, Suite 300
AlbanyNY 12211-2364


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