William focuses his practice exclusively on workers' compensation litigation, serving as a key member of the Workers' Compensation Department and as the managing attorney of the firm's Bethlehem office. He has represented a large number of machine shops, hospitals, grocery stores, clothing manufacturers, resorts and school districts in workers' compensation matters.
William has lectured for various organizations on civil and workers' compensation law. He serves on the boards of directors of the Mahoning Valley Ambulance Association and Pennsylvania Bar Foundation. He is also a member of the Committee of Judicial Independence and has served on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. William is a former chancellor of the Carbon County Bar Association, former president of the Conference of County Bar Leaders and former president of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.
A graduate of Lafayette College, William subsequently attended the Dickinson School of Law and achieved his juris doctor in 1977. He began his legal career practicing general civil and criminal law, before focusing on defense litigation.
•Supreme Court Clarifies When Petition Needed to Review NCP, Defense Digest, 2009-12, Vol. 15, No. 4
•Workers' Compensation: What's the Best Case, The Seltzer Group Workers' Compensation Seminar, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, December 6, 2012
•How To Control Your Claim, The Seltzer Group Workers' Compensation Seminar, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, December 7, 2011
•Civil Practice in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
•Civil Practice in Carbon County, Carbon County Bar Association
•Advanced Workers' Compensation, Carbon County Bar Association
•Advanced Workers' Compensation, National Bar Institute
Honors & Awards
•AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
•Chief Justice John P. Flaherty Award, 2009
Year Joined Organization: 1996