Bill is a senior associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group where he concentrates his practice in patent preparation, prosecution and opinion work for the medical and pharmaceutical industries. He has worked extensively with clients on biological, chemical, mechanical and electrical innovations spanning a range of technical fields.  From medical devices and treatments, to pharmaceutical formulations, to food sciences and more, Bill’s extensive technical and legal background provides a unique perspective for effective client counseling.

Prior to entering private practice, Bill worked in-house as IP counsel with a large medical device corporation. He has technology transfer experience and has served as general counsel extern for the Translational Genomics Research Institute and a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Ruth Hilliard at the Maricopa County Superior Court.


  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law  (J.D., 2008)
  • East Carolina University  (Ph.D., 2002)
  • State University of New York at Syracuse  (B.S., 1995)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Dayton Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Honors & Awards

  • Center Scholar Law Scholarship
  • Law, Science & Technology Certificates, IP/Biotechnology & Genomics
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Pathology Grant
  • Carol F. Volkman Memorial Award
  • East Carolina Research Fellowship
  • Cancer Letters Peer Reviewer