William has extensive first chair trial and litigation experience. He has defended serious personal injury cases for thirty years in the State and Federal Courts in New York and New Jersey.
William’s vast experience with medical issues enables him to analyze medical records and injury claims for the benefit of his clients. Clients have included medical professionals, hospitals, medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, product manufacturers, insurance companies, premises owners, contractors, all types of business owners and professionals.
William has also represented executors and beneficiaries in litigated estate and undue influence cases. His courtroom sense and skills result in the ability to clearly and persuasively advocate his client’s case.
Of Counsel, Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn, 2016-Present
Partner, Costello, Shea & Gaffney, LLP, 1986-2016
Associate, Costello & Shea, 1980-1986
US District Court for the District of New Jersey
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
JD, Brooklyn Law School, 1979
BA, Fordham University, 1976
Member, Middlesex County Bar Association
Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
Member, New York State Bar Association
Councilman, Township of North Brunswick, NJ
Counsel, Board of Health, Township of North Brunswick, NJ
Member, Zoning Board of North Brunswick, NJ