Bill is a senior trial lawyer in the litigation section of DeWitt. He concentrates his practice in the areas of Employment Law, Commercial Litigation, Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury, and General Civil Litigation.
Bill has been lead counsel for thousands of cases in state and federal courts, including many cases that have involved trials by the court or a jury. He practices before state and federal district courts, the Minnesota appellate courts, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. His cases have involved a wide variety of business and employment claims, including employment discrimination, wrongful termination, breach of non-compete, non-disclosure and other employment agreements, shareholder and contract disputes, ERISA claims, and a wide variety of insurance, professional malpractice and eminent domain claims.
Bill has been certified as a mediator and regularly arbitrates cases for the American Arbitration Association. He routinely counsels employers, prepares and updates employment handbooks, and appears before administrative agencies with regulatory matters, including professional licensing issues.
In addition to practicing before state and federal courts, and his extensive employment services, Bill has been active in pro bono activities, including serving on the Minnesota State Bar Association Civil Litigation Governing Council, the Board of Directors for Central Minnesota Legal Services, the Lawyer Referral Oversight Committee and the Hennepin County Ethics Panel.