Overview

Bill concentrates his practice on complex products liability litigation, toxic tort and environmental litigation and commercial litigation.  Bill’s practice includes the defense of product liability claims against manufacturers, particularly manufacturers of automotive and aviation products. Bill oversees the firm’s New Jersey toxic tort, asbestos and commercial litigation practice. Bill has represented clients for almost 30 years in all phases of federal and state litigation, from pleadings through trial. Bill has significant experience defending and advising clients in litigation matters and jury trials. Bill also serves as part of a national coordinating counsel team that manages toxic tort litigation throughout the United States.

Prior to joining Cetrulo LLP, Bill had his own law firm and was of counsel in the New Jersey office of a national law firm. He has served as Regional Coordinating Counsel and National Coordinating Counsel for a Fortune 100 company’s national toxic tort litigation. In this role, Bill has coordinated discovery efforts for clients nationwide, developing and implementing overall defense strategies, deposing fact witnesses and experts, selecting, developing and preparing expert witnesses, developing and defending corporate witnesses, preparing cases for trial, and serving as First or Second Chair in trials. Bill has supervised and participated in trials in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, and Washington. Bill also served as defense liaison counsel for the New York City asbestos cases.  

Education
  • J.D., Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York, 1993
  • B.A., Villanova University, 1987
Admissions
Memberships
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Middlesex County, New Jersey Bar Association