William O’Connell is a partner in the firm’s White Plains office and is one of the leaders of its appellate practice group. Bill concentrates his practice in the areas of appellate practice, New York Labor Law and construction site litigation, product liability, commercial litigation, and general defense litigation.
He has successfully defended numerous property owners, construction companies, and product manufacturers in complex litigation in both federal and state courts. Bill has appeared on behalf of firm clients and won cases in three of New York’s four Appellate Divisions, two federal circuit courts, and other state trial and appellate courts.
Prior to joining Goldberg Segalla, Bill had more than a decade of experience as a judicial law clerk in the New York State trial and appellate courts, where he participated in drafting over 300 judicial opinions.
He served as Executive Assistant to the Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department; Principal Law Clerk to two Associate Justices of that court; and Law Secretary to a criminal trial judge in Supreme Court, New York County. Bill began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in New York County.
- St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 1990
- College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1987
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