William J. Conroy

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EDUCATION

1978, B.A., cum laude, Lycoming College
1982, J.D., Temple University School of Law

BAR ADMISSIONS

New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

INDUSTRIES

Automotive

Construction Industry Litigation

Hospitality

Insurance Defense

Material Handling

Transportation / Trucking

PRACTICE AREAS

Appellate Practice

Class Actions

Intellectual Property

Products Liability Defense

Professional Liability

MEMBERSHIPS & AWARDS

Bill Conroy currently focuses his practice on the litigation of catastrophic injury cases and has devoted his practice to trial work for almost 30 years. Among other distinctions, Bill is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is featured in Chambers USA as a “Leader in his Field” nationwide for Products Liability & Mass Torts. He has represented Ford Motor Company for more than 25 years in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and has served as national trial counsel to Ford Motor Company in light truck rollover litigation since 1994, trying cases throughout the United States. Bill works with clients in the aviation and aerospace industry, as well as the transportation, material handling equipment, heavy equipment manufacturing, energy, and insurance industries.

Representative Experience:
Bambino v. Toyota Motor Corp.
Plaintiff American Automobile Insurance Company, as assignee of Fred and Adrienne Kostecki v. Omega Flex, Inc.
Ciapinski v. Crown Equipment Corporation
Parola v. Brinker International
Elick v. Ford Motor Company
Bagnell v. Ford Motor Company
Paredes v. Ford Motor Company
Tincher v. Omega Flex
Blumer v. Ford Motor Company
Canaan v. Crown Equipment Corporation
Anthony v. Ford Motor Company
McClenton v. Ford Motor Company
Dolceamore v. Crown Equipment Corporation
Perry v. American Honda Motor Company, Inc.
Albarracin v. Crown Equipment Corporation
Favia v. Ford Motor Company
Glaeser v. Ford Motor Company
McMullen v. Crown Equipment Corporation
Cho v. Ford Motor Company
Mahadevan, Adm. v. Ford Motor Company
Sharp v. Chestnut Hill Academy
Carcaise v. Cemex, Inc.
Rhodes v. GAF Materials Corporation
Miller v. Ford Motor Company
Dougherty v. Crown Equipment Corporation
Harsh v. Ford Motor Company
Schach v. Ford Motor Company
Bradford v. Ford Motor Company
Bosarge v. Ford Motor Company
Metrey v. Ford Motor Company
Flowers v. Ford Motor Company
Labrie v. Crown Equipment Corporation
Kiak v. Crown Equipment Corporation
Gozukara v. Ford Motor Company
Reverend Lawrence Harris v. Ford Motor Company
Salmineo Bowman v. Ford Motor Company
Bradshaw v. Ford Motor Company
Berger/Samuel v. Ford Motor Company
Orito v. Hyundai Motor America
Colville v. Crown Equipment Corporation
Jerry Frank Jones v. Ford Motor Company
Joe R. Todecheene et al. v. Ford Motor Company
Williams v. Michelin North America Inc.
Cutler v. Ford Motor Company
Hamilton v. Ford Motor Company

  • American College of Trial Lawyers Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    •  Advocate
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
    • Faculty Member, 35th Annual IADC Trial Academy, Stanford Law School, 2007
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Product Liability Advisory Council
  • Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel

  • Inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 as one of 8 Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Automotive/Transport Leading Lawyers nationwide for 2017. This marks the fifth consecutive year that William Conroy has been named to this list.
  • Ranked in Chambers USA in Products Liability & Mass Torts: Nationwide, 2010, 2011, 2012. 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Designated as a “Leader in his Field” by Chambers USA for Nationwide Products Liability and Mass Torts 2010
  • Selected by his peers as the 2016 & 2010 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability Litigation in the Philadelphia Area
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America” in the field of Products Liability Litigation – Defendants every year since 2007
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Listed in the “Who’s Who Legal for Product Liability Defence & Life Sciences – Product Liability”
  • Designated a Super Lawyer 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018