About William M. Driscoll, M.S., J.D.

About William M. Driscoll, M.S., J.D.William Driscoll credits his professional success to superior research and analytical skills, keen attention to detail, and the tenacity to examine every angle. He accepts difficult challenges, identifies issues, and implements creative solutions.

William applies a unique combination of technical and legal expertise in three practice areas: algorithm law; divorce for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) clients; and appellate law.

He applies his unique technical and legal background for innovative solutions in the emerging field of algorithm law. Before practicing law, William achieved award-winning notoriety in the field of cyber security operational research and development. He created zero-tolerance solutions to complex real-time electronic system and communication problems. His expertise included electronic device internals analysis, design, software development, and implementation. Topics included covert communication, communications protocol analysis, cryptography, intrusion detection and obfuscation.

He balances the field for STEM-trained divorce clients in a legal system that thinks very differently. He seeks to balance the field for STEM-trained clients who find themselves in the adverse-mined legal system. His legal skills include litigation, negotiation, and mediation.

Keen attention to detail, research, analysis, and critical thinking are required to effectively challenge and defend decisions on appeal in the Massachusetts appellate courts and in the Supreme Court of the United States.

Bar Memberships

Supreme Court of the United States

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit

United States Tax Court

United Stated District Court, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Current Professional Activities

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM): Member

Massachusetts Bar Association: Appellate Bench Bar Committee

Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services: Post-Conviction and Criminal Appeals Panel

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

Scribes: The American Society of Legal Writers

Publications and Presentations

Author: Appeals Court Overturns Mandatory Pre-Litigation Mediation, published in the Family Mediation Quarterly by the Massachusetts Counsel on Family Mediation (14 Fam. Mediation Q. 3, Spring 2015).

Author: Rule 56(f): Precursor to a Substantive Opposition to Summary Judgment, published in the Massachusetts Law Review by the Massachusetts Bar Association (95 Mass. Law Rev. 171, June 2013).

Adjunct Professor, New England Law | Boston, Legal Research and Writing II (Appellate Advocacy), 2013.

Author: Information Security: A Business Necessity for Mediators, published in the Family Mediation Quarterly by the Massachusetts Counsel on Family Mediation (8 Fam. Mediation Q. 20, Summer 2009).

Seminar Chair/Presenter: Ready for Compliance? New Security Regulations Affecting All Collaborative Professionals, hosted by the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Counsel on February 26, 2009.


New England School of Law, Juris Doctor with honors

  • Recipient of the President Anna E. Hirsch Award and editor of the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement

University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Master of Science, Mathematics

  • Concentration in discrete algorithms and data structures

Worcester State College, Bachelor of Science with honors