As a practicing attorney for more than 40 years, Attorney William S. Friedlander’s practice has been primarily devoted to personal injury law and wrongful death. Bill has been named to the Top 100 Best Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and has been annually elected as a Super Lawyer for the past 5 years (only 5% get elected for this honor).
Bill’s substantial litigation experience includes representing clients in nursing home cases, school violence, hazing, sexual assault, injury and wrongful death cases arising from accidents (including car, truck bus, motorcycle, and construction matters), birth injuries, medical malpractice, lead paint exposure, and natural gas contamination in water as the result of Marcellus Shale hydraulic fracturing.
Bill’s personal injury and litigation practice has grown to include representing those injured in school violence, and the families who have lost a loved one due to school violence. Bill has been the lead the attorney in multiple high-profile cases involving clients who died in fraternity hazing incidents. Bill is a co-founder of the School Safety Violence and Misconduct Litigation Group, which represents victims of violence on schools and university campuses, and is current chair of that group.
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
Bill is a charter member of the American Association for Justice President’s Club, and has served as past Chair of the Small Firm Solo Practitioner and Family Law sections of the American Association for Justice. He has also Chaired the Firearms and Ammunition Litigation Group.
Bill is a former member of the Board of Directors of the New York Academy of Trial Lawyers and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He serves on the executive committee of the New York State Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and is a past President of his local Bar Association.
Bill is a co-founder of the Northern Tier Gas and Exploration Counsel, a litigation group formed to help landowners in the Marcellus Shale area to hold gas exploration companies liable for water contamination.
He also serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Nursing Home Litigation Group, which he helped form in 2005. He has published many articles in national legal magazines and has lectured throughout the United States on numerous legal topics. He recently appeared at the New Jersey Trial Lawyers Boardwalk seminar Top 10 Lawyers of America program.