About William M. Driscoll, M.S., J.D.
William Driscoll is a Massachusetts appellate attorney committed to the pursuit of justice in the Massachusetts appellate courts and all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States. His clients, and society as a whole, benefit from his advocating for the protection of State and federal Constitutional rights.
William credits his professional success to his superior research and analytical skills, keen attention to detail, and tenacity to examine every angle. He accepts difficult challenges, identifies issues and implements solutions.
William was a successful trial litigator, negotiator, and mediator before focusing on appellate practice. He is a second career attorney who first achieved award-winning notoriety in the field of electronic warfare, forensics and cyber security.
Current Professional Activities
American Bar Association: Volunteer Judge, National Appellate Advocacy Competition
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM): Member
Massachusetts Bar Association: Appellate Bench Bar Committee
Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services: Post-Conviction and Criminal Appeals Panel
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
New England Law | Boston: Alumni Ambassador
New England Law | Boston: Alumni Association
New England Law | Boston: Bridge to Success Mentor Program
New England Law | Boston: Volunteer Coach, National Appellate Tax Moot Court Competition
Publications and Presentations
Author: Appeals Court Overturns Mandatory Pre-Litigation Mediation, published in the Family Mediation Quarterly by the Massachusetts Counsel on Family Mediation (14 Fam. Mediation Q. 3, Spring 2015).
Author: Rule 56(f): Precursor to a Substantive Opposition to Summary Judgment, published in the Massachusetts Law Review by the Massachusetts Bar Association (95 Mass. Law Rev. 171, June 2013).
Adjunct Professor, New England Law | Boston, Legal Research and Writing II (Appellate Advocacy), 2013.
Author: Information Security: A Business Necessity for Mediators, published in the Family Mediation Quarterly by the Massachusetts Counsel on Family Mediation (8 Fam. Mediation Q. 20, Summer 2009).
Seminar Chair/Presenter: Ready for Compliance? New Security Regulations Affecting All Collaborative Professionals, hosted by the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Counsel on February 26, 2009.
New England School of Law, Juris Doctor with honors
- • Recipient: President Anna E. Hirsch Award (outstanding service)
- • Recipient: New England Scholar Award (academic excellence)
- • Editor: New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement
- • Participant: National Appellate Tax Moot Court Competition
- • Internship: Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board, Commissioner Frank J. Scharaffa
- • Internship: Middlesex Probate & Court, Judge Dorothy Gibson (ret.)
University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Master of Science, Mathematics
- • Concentration: algorithms and data structures, cryptography
Worcester State College, Bachelor of Science with honors