Bill is a partner and Chair of the Walter | Haverfield Public Law Group. He also focuses his practice on labor and employment law and litigation. His local government practice involves a broad range of legal issues that regularly confront local government bodies, including public records, open meetings, public employment matters, zoning, economic development, and public entity contracting to public right of way (PROW) management issues. Bill has served as special counsel and legal adviser to municipal Charter Review Commissions. In the private sector, he has represented employers in defending employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and other employment-related claims, provided day-to-day employment law advice and counseling, and represented clients in more than 100 employment mediations involving the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC), and other state administrative agencies and private mediators.
Bill currently serves as the Director of Law for the City of Cleveland Heights and the Village of Moreland Hills, and since 2014, he has worked as legal counsel to the Board of Trustees for the Richfield Joint Recreation District. From 2011-2020, Bill was the Director of Law for the Village of Richfield, where he remains the Village’s Senior Counsel. In addition, he has served as assistant director of law for the cities of Beachwood, Cleveland Heights, and the village of Hunting Valley. He has also served as special counsel for dozens of municipalities throughout Ohio in cable/telecommunications, public law, and employment matters.