About William M. Driscoll

William focuses his law practice on appellate litigation. By doing so, he has honed the skills held at a premium in the appellate courts: comprehensive legal research, crisp and persuasive legal writing and oral presentation. He personally handles every appeal.

William litigates both civil appeals and criminal appeals. Appellate courts are courts of general practice requiring adherence to precise rules and procedures. Appellate practice demands specific skills.

His honed skills are available to attorneys seeking legal research, issue development, legal writing, trial objections and trial issue preservation.

Attorney William M. Driscoll

Early in his legal career, William gained hands-on trial court and administration tribunal perspective by handling a variety of civil and criminal matters. That foundation has proved useful in his appellate practice, where insight into lower court practice and procedures aids in appellate analysis and presentation.

William is a second-career attorney. Prior to entering the law, he achieved Federal Government distinction for his research and development in the field of steganography and electronic warfare. He brings that drive and exactness for detail to his legal career.

Earning his Eagle Scout award in 1975, William credits the lessons learned for the foundation of his analytic skills, perseverance, and sense of duty. Since the inception of Eagle Scouts in 1911, only four percent of all Scouts have earned the Eagle Scout award.


Juris Doctor, with honors, New England Law | Boston (formerly New England School of Law), 2004

  • ⚖ President Anna E. Hirsch Award (for outstanding service)
  • ⚖ New England Scholar Award
  • ⚖ Technical Editor, New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement

Master of Science, Mathematics,University of Massachusetts-Lowell, 1992

Bachelor of Science, with honors, Communications, Worcester State University (formerly Worcester State College), 1982

Bar Admissions

State courts:

  • ⚖ Massachusetts, 2004
  • ⚖ New Hampshire, 2021

Federal district and specialty courts:

  • ⚖ United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2005
  • ⚖ United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, 2022
  • ⚖ United States Tax Court, 2005

Federal appellate courts:

  • ⚖ United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (Boston), 2011
  • ⚖ Supreme Court of the United States, 2017

Published works and presentations

Appeals Court Overturns Mandatory Pre-Litigation Mediation, Family Mediation Quarterly (14 Fam. Mediation Q. 3) March 2015.

Rule 56 (f): Precursor to a Substantive Opposition to Summary Judgment, Massachusetts Law Review (95 Mass. Law Rev. 171) June 2013.

Ready for Compliance? New Security Regulations Affecting All Collaborative Professionals, Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council Seminar held February 26, 2009.

Information Security: A Business Necessity for Mediators, Family Mediation Quarterly (8 Fam. Mediation Q. 20) 2009.