After clerking for two Common Pleas Judges, Will spent 12 years as an Assistant and Deputy City Solicitor in the City of Philadelphia’s Law Department. During that time, and in the 12 years of private practice thereafter, Will has handled thousands of case trials or hearings to verdict or settlement. He lectures on a regular basis on topics including Labor Law, Employment Law, and Mental Health Law.
Will spent the first 14 years of his career as a public servant. As a Solicitor, he served in the Health and Human Services Unit handling Child Welfare and Mental Health cases. He also served in the City’s Labor and Employment Unit representing every city agency. For the last 12 years, Will has been designated counsel for a Union, and a court-appointed counsel for thousands of patients in Mental Health Court proceedings. Throughout his career, Will has prioritized community volunteer work and youth sports coaching. He is a 13-time First Judicial District Pro Bono Award recipient.
Whether serving as an employee side union attorney, child welfare attorney, or mental health court advocate, Will has dedicated his career to public service and equity regardless of race, religion, gender, gender orientation, sexual orientation, disability, age, or national origin. As a mental health advocate and an employment discrimination attorney, making justice and fairness accessible to all has been one of his primary objectives.
Support Center for Child Advocates
13-time First Judicial District Pro Bono Award Recipient
Employment Anti-Discrimination Taskforce Co-Chair, Philadelphia Bar Association
Board Of Governors, Philadelphia Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Information Service Co-Chair, Philadelphia Bar Association
Legal Line, Philadelphia Bar Association
Temple Legal Aid
Volunteers for the Indigent Program
Election Day Attorney Monitor
AFSCME DC 33 Local 696
Daniel B. Allanoff Foundation
R.W. Brown Community Center
Law Education and Participation
Feltonville Resources Fair
Committee of 70
Jewish Relief Agency
Lutheran Settlement House
Chosen 300 Ministries
NYU Catholic Center Soup Kitchen
William Way LGBT Community Center
Student Public Interest Network
Save the Sam Eric Committee
Rendell for Mayor
AIDS Task Force
Women in Need
Magee Rehabilitation Center
Palumbo Youth Soccer
Fairmount Youth Soccer
Taney Youth Baseball Association
Will was born and raised in Philadelphia and graduated from Temple Law School in 1994. He lives in South Philadelphia with his wife and son, a student at a Philadelphia public school. Their other son is a sophomore at Long Island University in Brooklyn.
Will has coached multiple youth soccer and baseball teams in Philadelphia and founded the Palumbo Recreation Center intramural soccer program.
For 20 years, Will was a part-time DJ and recording artist and performed at Philadelphia venues such as Silk City, the Trocadero, and the Electric Factory. The acts he opened for included The Roots, George Clinton, Jay Z, and Erykah Badu.
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