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Drafted after earning his JD from Syracuse University College of Law, Bill started practicing in 1970 after a tour with the army in Vietnam.  He is a member of the Virginia, District of Columbia, and New York State Bars.


Bill’s career began in the energy industry where he gained comprehensive experience working for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Royal Dutch Shell/Scallop Corporation, and Brady & Berliner Law Firm.


During that time, Bill discovered a passion and a talent for litigation.  In 1997, he began a sole, general practice as a trial lawyer, specializing in criminal defense, involuntary mental commitment proceedings, divorce, contract disputes, real estate, landlord/tenant conflicts, debt collection and other matters he later found to be of frequent concern to senior and incapacitated adults.


In 2007, Bill narrowed his focus to elder law.  Within that field, ELDER LAW, PLC is particularly dedicated to assuring the best quality of life for seniors, their families and those with special needs through creative planning and effective structuring of estate documents; arranging or providing Guardian and Conservator services in close association with care managers and a wide range of experts to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Outside of the office, Bill enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren.  His hobbies include sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, working on his 1923 Model-T Ford, photography, backpacking and travel.


•   Virginia Bar Association

•   District of Columbia Bar Association

•   New York State Bar Association

•   Arlington County Bar Association, past-president (2007-08)

•   Arlington County Bar Foundation, past-chairman (2012-13) 

•   National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Virginia chapter       (“VAELA")

•   Elder Law Committees of the Virginia and Arlington County       Bar Associations

•   Arlington Neighborhood Village member and volunteer

•   Doorways for Women and Families, Board member



Syracuse University College of Law, New York

Juris Doctor (JD), 1968 

Brown University, Rhode Island

B.A., American Literature

Primary Education in Canada

Lakefield College School, Lakefield, Ontario



PHONE: (703) 875.8940

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