MA Appeals Attorney
William Driscoll is dedicated to the practice of appellate advocacy. He assists individuals, businesses, institutions, and law firms throughout Massachusetts and across the nation who find themselves pursuing or defending an appeal in the Massachusetts appellate courts: the MA Appeals Court and the MA Supreme Judicial Court (the MA SJC).
Attorney Driscoll is well suited to appellate practice. He is detailed oriented and a sharp, inquisitive thinker. He is a patient listener who answer questions with informative responses. He provides a realistic opinion as to the potential outcome and cost of an appeal.
Attorney Driscoll's appellate practice spans a wide variety of legal practice areas, including commercial disputes, employment, land use, zoning, divorce, custody, grandparent visitation, probate, government agency, personal injury, and professional malpractice.
Attorney Driscoll has formerly had trial and administrative court practice areas including divorce and family law; wills, estates, and probate law; business and contract law; gun law; criminal defense; Social Security disability; and immigration law.
Adjunct Professor of Legal Research and Writing
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Driscoll's dedication to appellate practice extends to other professional activities. He is an adjunct professor of law at New England Law | Boston where he teaches legal research and writing.
Attorney Driscoll is also a frequent volunteer assisting his alma mater. He is an alumni ambassador for New England Law | Boston and mentors law students. He assists faculty in coaching the school's annual entrants to the National Appellate Tax Moot Court Competition.
American Bar Association
National Appellate Advocacy Competition
Attorney Driscoll volunteers his time and experience to assist law students from across the nation who compete in the prestigious National Appellate Advocacy Competition. The competition emphasizes the development of oral advocacy skills through a realistic appellate advocacy experience.
Competitors participate in a hypothetical appeal to the United States Supreme Court. Attorney Driscoll acts as a Supreme Court justice during oral argument and thereafter provides instructive feedback to each contestant.
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- Scribes, the The American Society of Legal Writers
- American Bar Association, Council of Appellate Lawyers
- American Bar Association, Litigation Section Appellate Practice Committee
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Worcester Bar Association
- Commissioner Frank J. Scharaffa, Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board
- Honorable Dorothy M. Gibson, Middlesex Probate and Family Court
- Juris Doctor, with honors, New England School of Law, Boston
- Recipient: President Anna E. Hirsch Award
- Editor: New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement
- Competitor: National Appellate Tax Moot Court Competition
- Recipient: New England Scholar Award
- Master of Science, University of Massachusetts
- Bachelor or Science, with honors, Worcester State College
Articles and Seminars
- Rule 56(f): Precursor to a Substantive Opposition to Summary Judgment, ___ Mass. Law Rev. ___, ___ (2013).
- Information Security: A Business Necessity for Mediators, 8 Fam. Mediation Q. 20 (Summer 2009).
- Instructor: Ready for Compliance? New Security Regulations Affecting All Collaborative Professionals, Seminar the members of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (February 26, 2009).