Defense is a matter of course for William (Bill) Blakely. As a former Marine Corps aviator, he turned a career based upon constructing, fabricating, operating and maintaining complicated equipment into a national civil litigation trial practice that uses this experience to explain to juries and tribunals how and why processes have failed.
This background uniquely positioned him for a practice that includes significant experience adjusting, construction claims, disputes and disasters, to litigating aviation accidents and advising clients of risks that potentially could have devastating consequences to them or their company.
A top trial lawyer adept at handling complex litigation, Bill has been practicing in Washington, D.C. for more than 35 years. He has counseled both defendants and plaintiffs in state and federal courts as well as arbitration tribunals. He has recovered multi-million dollar judgments on behalf of both individuals and companies, and has prevailed in “bet the company” matters where alleged damages were in excess of $500 million. Today, Bill’s practice covers most aspects of commercial litigation, including aviation, construction litigation, mass torts, wrongful death, false claims, deceptive trade practice and health care.
Bill always has given back to the community. He worked and established an award-winning mentor program for young, inner-city high school kids at the law firm, and currently provides pro bono legal services to an association serving the African continent.