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William J. Hallett


William J. Hallett, Esq. is an attorney who focuses his practice on matters involving civil litigation, which include cases regarding motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, premises liability, labor law, insurance matters, and Child Victims Act claims. Mr. Hallett also has experience resolving numerous cases through alternative dispute resolution, including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. In 2023, Mr. Hallett obtained a judgment of over $10,602,247 for a client who was a victim of childhood sexual abuse, read more here.

In addition to advocating for his clients, Mr. Hallett has made several presentations through the Erie County Bar Association. He has repeatedly guest lectured at the University of Buffalo School of Law and Monroe Community College on topics of litigation. Mr. Hallett has also peer-edited a textbook for legal professionals, A Paralegal’s Guide to New York State Civil Procedure (Carosa, 2021).

Mr. Hallett graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Law with his Juris Doctor. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Hallett received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Journalism from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Mr. Hallett is a member of the Inns of Court, Western New York Trial Lawyers Association, Erie County Bar Association, and New York State Bar Association. He has been appointed as a Court Evaluator, Receiver, Guardian, and Attorney for Alleged Incapacitated Persons for adult guardianship cases in Erie County.

Mr. Hallett is admitted to practice in all state courts of New York and New Jersey, United States District Court for the Western District of New York, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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