Bill brings more than 35 years of extensive experience in trial litigation to provide strategic, steadfast defense in medical malpractice cases. Bill’s work involves high-stakes, high-exposure claims covering all aspects of medicine, including neurology, neurosurgery, cardiology and more.
Bill began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Major Offense Bureau of the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office. There, he developed a foundation of critical trial skills, from communicating with juries to building credibility with judges and adversaries.
Bill later joined the trial team at Bower & Gardner, where he built a robust medical malpractice defense practice. In 1994, he joined three colleagues in founding Shaub, Ahmuty, Citrin & Spratt; following their vision, the firm has evolved to be a preeminent law firm with an unparalleled trial record.
Although he has served in leadership roles throughout the legal community, including tenure as president of the Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers’ Association, Bill is most proud of his time spent volunteering with the Little League Challenger Division, a baseball program for youth with physical and intellectual challenges. For 10 years, he handled coaching duties as well as fundraising and logistics. Bill credits this experience for giving him additional insight and empathy – traits he applies in the courtroom.
Honors & Recognitions
Super Lawyers, 2007 to present
The Best Lawyers in America
- Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
- “Lawyer of the Year,” 2020, Medical Malpractice – Defendants, Long Island
- “Lawyer of the Year,” 2014, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, New York City
America's Most Honored Professionals, 2014-2020
- Top 1%, 2020, 2015, 2014
- Top 5%, 2019
- Top 10%, 2016
Top Attorneys in New York Metro Area, 2019, 2018, 2015, 2014
AWO Top Rated Lawyer, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2014
New York's Top Attorneys, 2013
New York Area Top Lawyers, 2008, 2007
Community & Professional
New York State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Suffolk County Bar Association
Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers’ Association
- Former President
- Board of Directors
St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 1977
Iona College, B.A., Summa cum Laude, 1973
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York