About William M. Driscoll, M.S., J.D.
William Driscoll focuses his services in two areas: algorithm law and appellate law. Algorithm law is an innovative practice area requiring a unique background and and specialized experience. Appellate practice is a pursuit of justice in the Massachusetts appellate courts and in the Supreme Court of the United States.
William credits his professional success to his superior research and analytical skills, keen attention to detail, and tenacity to examine every angle. He accepts difficult challenges, identifies issues and implements solutions. His legal skills include litigation, negotiation, and mediation.
Before practicing law, William achieved award-winning notoriety in the field of cyber security operational research and development. He created zero-tolerance solutions to complex real-time electronic system and communication problems. His expertise included electronic device internals analysis, design, software development, and implementation. Topics included covert communication, communications protocol analysis, cryptography, intrusion detection and obfuscation.
Current Professional Activities
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM): Member
Massachusetts Bar Association: Appellate Bench Bar Committee
Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services: Post-Conviction and Criminal Appeals Panel
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
Publications and Presentations
Author: Appeals Court Overturns Mandatory Pre-Litigation Mediation, published in the Family Mediation Quarterly by the Massachusetts Counsel on Family Mediation (14 Fam. Mediation Q. 3, Spring 2015).
Author: Rule 56(f): Precursor to a Substantive Opposition to Summary Judgment, published in the Massachusetts Law Review by the Massachusetts Bar Association (95 Mass. Law Rev. 171, June 2013).
Adjunct Professor, New England Law | Boston, Legal Research and Writing II (Appellate Advocacy), 2013.
Author: Information Security: A Business Necessity for Mediators, published in the Family Mediation Quarterly by the Massachusetts Counsel on Family Mediation (8 Fam. Mediation Q. 20, Summer 2009).
Seminar Chair/Presenter: Ready for Compliance? New Security Regulations Affecting All Collaborative Professionals, hosted by the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Counsel on February 26, 2009.
New England School of Law, Juris Doctor with honors
- Recipient of the President Anna E. Hirsch Award and editor of the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement
University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Master of Science, Mathematics
- Concentration in discrete algorithms and data structures
Worcester State College, Bachelor of Science with honors