Attorney William (Bill) Driscoll

Attorney William (Bill) Driscoll

For over fifteen years, I have represented and advised individuals and families facing difficult times and decisions. My role is to guide my clients through a complex legal system. I am keenly aware of the difficult choices required, which is why I provide my clients with viable options along the way.

You cannot change your past, but the choices you make next are your road to the future. Whether change is by choice or forced upon you, your life can be different and better. Choosing, accepting, and embracing proactive change in your life can make your world brighter and happier. Let me guide you from the darkness to the light.


Professional Associations:

Committee for Public Counsel Services, Post-Conviction and Appeals Panel
Law Office of Deirdre Healy, Of Counsel
Massachusetts Bar Association
New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
New Hampshire Bar Association

Bar and Court Admissions:

Massachusetts, 2004
New Hampshire, 2021
U.S. Tax Court, 2005
First Circuit Court of Appeals, 2011
Supreme Court of the United States, 2017


New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
J.D. cum laude, 2004
President Anna E. Hirsch Award, for outstanding service to his law school
Technical Editor, New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement
National Tax Moot Court

University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts
M.S. Mathematics, 1992

Worcester State College, Worcester, Massachusetts
B.S. cum laude Communications, 1982
Cross Country Team

Specialized Professional Training:

Collaborative Law: Massachusetts Collaborative Law Counsel, 2006
Divorce Mediation: Divorce Mediation Training Associates, 2006

Representative Appellate Cases:

Commonwealth v. Joseph Miller, 2021-P-0051, pending

Commonwealth v. Jauan X. Shepard, 2020-P-1325, pending

Commonwealth v. Evens Noel, 2020-P-0575, pending

Commonwealth v. Freidy Baez, 2020-P-0487, pending

Commonwealth v. Shane E. Harding, 2019-P-1786, pending

Commonwealth v. Johnavon J. Saint-Vill, 2019-P-1511, pending

Kelly Andrea v. Ralph Andrea, 99 Mass. App. Ct. 1101 (2020)

Commonwealth v. Ricardo M. Barbosa, 99 Mass. App. Ct. 132 (2021)

Commonwealth v. Fernando E. DaSilva, 98 Mass. App. Ct. 1120 (2020)

Commonwealth v. Anibal M. Gonzalez, 98 Mass. App. Ct. 1115 (2020)

Commonwealth v. Johan Sanchez Santana, 98 Mass. App. Ct. 1108 (2020)

Commonwealth v. Queito A. Miranda, 96 Mass. App. Ct. 1117 (2020)

Commonwealth v. Michael P. Ernst, 95 Mass. App. Ct. 1113 (2019)

Commonwealth v. Michael Fortune, 95 Mass. App. Ct. 1106 (2019)

Commonwealth v. Vicente Rivera, 94 Mass. App. Ct. 1120 (2019)

Commonwealth v. Maurice R. Pridgett, 418 Mass. 437 (2019)

Khurrum Chaudhry v. Iram Khurrum Mahmood, 94 Mass. App. Ct. 1119 (2019)

Commonwealth v. Erich G. Sorenson, 94 Mass. App. Ct. 1104 (2018)

Commonwealth v. Michael Tomaso, 93 Mass. App. Ct. 1124 (2018)

Commonwealth v. Luis Santiago, 92 Mass. App. Ct. 1113 (2017)

Commonwealth v. Juan G. Suriel, 91 Mass. App. Ct. 604 (2017), cert. denied, 138 S. Ct. 484 (2017)

Brian V. Jansen v. Tigist S. Alemu, 91 Mass. App. Ct. 1111 (2017)

Commonwealth v. Wilson Clay, 90 Mass. App. Ct. 1124 (2017)

Commonwealth v. Danielle Hillman, 90 Mass. App. Ct. 1114 (2016)

Commonwealth v. Panofsky Dieujuste, 90 Mass. App. Ct. 1110 (2016)

Commonwealth v. Kevin J. Harris, 89 Mass. App. Ct. 1116 (2016)

Harold Physic v. Maureen C. Physic, 88 Mass. App. Ct. 1103 (2015)

In Re: Estate of Charles Galatis, 88 Mass. App. Ct. 273 (2015)

Diane Lynn Ventrice v. Michael Charles Ventrice, 87 Mass. App. Ct. 190 (2015)

Rebecca H. Kelcourse v. Lawrence Kelcourse, 87 Mass. App. Ct. 33 (2015)

Deborah S. Creer v. James E. Creer, 84 Mass. App. Ct. 1133 (2014)

Mayra Beras v. Christopher Masterman, 83 Mass. App. Ct. 1134 (2013)

Mary Ann Z. Swistack v. William J. Stelmokas, 83 Mass. App. Ct. 1111 (2013)

Alicia Russo v. Susan Davis, 83 Mass. App. Ct. 1107 (2013)

Eugene M. Ostroff v. Betsy Ostroff, 80 Mass. App. Ct. 1111 (2011)

Professional Publications:

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

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

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

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