William Essig

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

$ $$$

North Upper Wacker Drive 191
Chicago 60606 IL US

William V. Essig is a trial lawyer focused on defending pharmaceutical and medical device companies in mass tort and products liability litigations in federal and state courts across the country.

Bill’s recent trial experience includes winning a defense verdict as co-trial counsel in a pharmaceutical failure-to-warn case in the mass tort program in the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia. He has been a member of successful trial teams in federal MDL and state court litigations in defense of pharmaceutical companies.

Bill’s experience encompasses complex scientific and medical expert witness preparation and development in pharmaceutical products liability litigation. Bill has served on national coordinating counsel teams in various roles, including trial, expert witness development, brief writing, witness preparation and coordinating electronic document review and production.

Bill also represents clients in commercial litigation and e-discovery matters. Bill has served as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law since 1998 for their Complex Litigation seminar.

Bill clerked for the Honorable John F. Grady of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in 1996-1997.

Prior to law school, Bill was a financial reporter and editor for the AP-Dow Jones International News Service in New York City.

Experience :

Bill represents major pharmaceutical and medical device companies in strict liability, negligence and wrongful death cases involving prescription and over-the-counter medications and medical devices in federal and state courts. His representative matters include :

  • Trial team member defending prescription antipsychotic medication in various products liability actions; co-trial counsel in defense verdict in a pharmaceutical failure-to-warn case in the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia; also involved in expert and company witness depositions on scientific and medical issues.
  • Member of national counsel team defending gadolinium-based contrast agents used in magnetic resonance imaging in products liability MDL and state cases; assisted in briefing and other issues.
  • Member of national counsel team in latex glove allergy litigation in MDL and more than 30 state courts that obtained defense verdicts in the client’s only two cases tried to verdict; involved in brief writing, witness preparation and taking depositions of plaintiffs, prescribing and treating physicians.
  • Defending various individual products liability and wrongful death cases involving prescription and over-the-counter medications, surgical staplers and clip appliers, knee replacements, surgical mesh, contact lenses, vaccines, tampons and other products.

Bill is a seasoned litigator who served on national coordinating counsel teams in various roles, including trial, brief writing, witness preparation and coordinating electronic document review and production. His representative matters include :

  • Appointed pro bono counsel in federal court for pretrial detainee at Cook County Jail, who alleged unconstitutional denial of antipsychotic medications by correctional officers led to his suicide attempt.
  • Member of team representing Big Ten university in highly-publicized wrongful death case brought by Johnnie Cochran on behalf of the family of a football player who died during conditioning drills.
  • Represented major pharmaceutical companies in consumer fraud class action cases involving allegations related to product efficacy and advertising claims.
  • Represented various current and former pharmaceutical marketing professionals in criminal trials and grand jury investigations, as well as representing corporate financial officers in SEC investigations and civil and administrative enforcement proceedings.

Education :

  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1996, cum laude
  • Yale University, B.A., 1992

Bar Admissions : Illinois

Court Admissions :

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois

Cost

Rate : $$$$

Contact for details

What types of cases Attorney William Essig & Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP can handle?
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP can handle cases related to laws concerning Litigation, Privacy, Product Liability. We manually verify each attorney’s practice areas before approving their profiles and reviews on our website.
Where is Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP located?
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is located at 191 North Wacker, 191 N Upper Wacker Dr #3700, Chicago, IL 60606, USA. You can reach out to Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP using their phone line (312) 569-1497. You can also check their website drinkerbiddle.com or email them at [email protected].
How much would it cost to hire Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP?
William Essig lawyer charges are specific to each case. However, they work with contingency fees and its ranges from $$ to $$$. They also provide free consultation [and no obligation quotes] if you are interested to hire.
Are William Essig reviews trust-able?
We have the ratings and reviews moderation team who checks and verifies every review submitted on our website manually. You can trust all the reviews you see on William Essig lawyer profile listing.

Rate and write a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Is this your profile?Claim it now.

Make sure your information is up to date.
North Upper Wacker Drive 191
Chicago 60606 IL US
Get directions

Lina Stillman

5.0
Broadway 42
New York 10006 NY US
Advertisement