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William D. Wilson

 

William D. Wilson has over twenty-five years of experience in all aspects of commercial litigation. He heads up the firm’s New Jersey office. His practice includes the handling of complex insurance coverage disputes involving both property and liability policies, including claims for bad faith and extra-contractual damages, the defense of insureds under third-party policies, general contract disputes, and employer liability, product liability, premises liability, and general tort claims. Mr. Wilson has litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States and is a mediator with the Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris County, Mediation Equity Panel.  Mr. Wilson is admitted to the New Jersey, New York, Florida and Pennsylvania bars, the United States Supreme Court, and a number of other Federal Courts.

Mr. Wilson has authored articles and lectured on a number of insurance and general litigation topics. He is a co-author of New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation – 2015: A Practitioner’s Guide, which is published by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, a division of the New Jersey State Bar Association.  Mr. Wilson also is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law, where he teaches New York Practice, and the author of NJInsuranceBlog.com.

Mr. Wilson is a graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology (magna cum laude) and St. John’s University School of Law, where he served as an editor of the St. John’s Law Review. Mr. Wilson has an undergraduate degree in computer science and worked as a tool and die maker for several years before college.

Memberships/Honors

  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris County, Mediation Equity Panel
  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey

Publications

Books

  • Co-Author, New Jersey Insurance Coverage Litigation – 2017: A Practitioner’s Guide, N.J. INST. FOR CONTINUING LEGAL EDUC., A DIV. OF THE N.J. ST. BAR ASS’N.

Blog

Select Articles

  • Co-Author, “Why The Corrosion Exclusion Remains Strong: Part 1 and 2,” Law360, New York (June 22, 2017).
  • Co-Author, N.J. Supreme Court Clarifies the Mode-of-Operation Rule, N.J. LAW J. (March 7, 2016).
  • Author, Finding Coverage in the Absence of Actual Damage: The Continuing Erosion of the Physical Loss of Damage Requirement under First-Party Insurance Policies, DRI COVERED EVENTS NEWSLETTER, 2015 Issue 2 (March 2015).
  • Co-Author, The CDC Opens Pandora’s Box: Federal Policy Change Could Unleash Lead Paint Poisoning Litigation, FOR THE DEFENSE (November 2012).
  • Co-Author, Property Insurance Appraisals: May Appraisers Consider Causation?, 25 THE JOHN LINER REV. 2, 63 (Summer 2011).
  • Co-Author, The Tab For Litigating Results: The Enforceability of Contractual Indemnity
    Clauses, N.J. LAW J. (June 8, 2009).

Speaking Engagements

  • Chair and Presenter, New Jersey CLE Marathon 2017, Practicing Law Institute, May 2017.
  • Presenter, “New Jersey Law Practice Management,” New Jersey Bridge-the-Gap CLE Program, New York City Bar Association, December 2016.
  • Presenter, “New Jersey Law Office Management,” New Jersey Basic CLE Marathon 2016, Practicing Law Institute, May 2016.
  • Presenter, “Enforcement & Interpretation of First-Party Insurance Policies,” New Jersey State Bar Association, April 2016.
  • Presenter, “New Jersey Law Practice Management,” New Jersey Bridge-the-Gap CLE Program, New York City Bar Association, December 2015.
  • Presenter, Builders Risk Coverage: Navigating Hard and Soft Costs, Delay in Opening Expenses and Construction Delay Measurement, Strafford Webinars, November 2015.
  • Presenter, “New Jersey Law Office Management,” New Jersey Basic CLE Marathon 2015, Practising Law Institute, May 2015.
  • Speaker, “New Jersey Law Practice Management,” New Jersey Bridge-the-Gap CLE Program, New York City Bar Association, December 2014.
  • Speaker, “Coverage for Losses Arising out of Construction Projects: Additional Insureds and Other Insurance Clauses,” a West LegalEdcenter Webinar, December 2014 (http://westlegaledcenter.com).
  • Speaker, “Insuring Delay in Opening and Associated Costs,” IRMI Construction Risk Conference, November 2014.
  • Speaker, “Builder’s Risk Insurance Coverage: A Primer,” a West LegalEdcenter Webinar, April 2014 (http://westlegaledcenter.com).
  • Speaker, “Lessons from the Caged Bird: the Impact of Mass Catastrophes on Policy Language and Interpretation,” a Lexis CLE Video Seminar, December 2013 (http://lexiscle.smartpros.com).
  •  Speaker, “Builder’s Risk Insurance Coverage: A Primer,” a West LegalEdcenter Webinar, April 2014 (http://westlegaledcenter.com) .
  • Speaker, “New Jersey Civil Trial Preparation,” a West LegalEdcenter Webinar, November 2013 (http://westlegaledcenter.com).
  • Speaker, “New Jersey Civil Trial Preparation,” New Jersey Bridge-the-Gap, New York City Bar Association, September 2013.
  • Speaker, “Common Coverage Issues Arising Out of Catastrophic Claims: An Overview,” CEU Institute, February 20, 2009.
  • Speaker, “Complexities of Business Interruption Losses,” PCS Catastrophe Conference, April 2006.
  • Speaker, “Establishing Coverage Limitations and Determining Loss on Business Interruption and Contingent Business Interruption Claims,” ACI Catastrophic Event Insurance Claims Conference, March 2006.

Civic Activities

  • President, Jersey Gators Swim Team Parents Association, 2011 – 2015
  • USA Swimming/New Jersey Swimming Certified Swim Official, 2008 – Present
  • Aquatics Official, Special Olympics 2014 USA Games – June 2014

Admissions

New Jersey, 1991
New York, 1992
Florida, 2009
Pennsylvania, 2013
United States Supreme Court, 2004
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1997
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1996
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2006
United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2004
United States Court of Appeals, Armed Forces, 2004
United States Court of Federal Claims, 2005
United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1991
United States District Court, Northern District of New York, 1993
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1992
United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 1992
United States District Court, Western District of New York, 1993
United States District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2010
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2015
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2016
United States District Court, District of Connecticut, 2016

Education

B.S., magna cum laude, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1988
J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 1991