About William M. Driscoll

Attorney William (Bill) Driscoll has practiced family law for over fifteen years and possesses extensive criminal appellate litigation experience. He prides himself on prompt, courteous, and clear communication.

Bill handles each case personally. He is with you every step of the way. He understands the physical and emotional stresses experienced by his clients and works with them seeking to fulfill their goals.

Bill has honed his skills in goal-oriented negotiation, comprehensive legal research, crisp and persuasive legal writing and oral presentation skills. He provides his clients with choices from which to make informed decisions. He provides each client with realistic expectations. He is ready to pursue his client's goals.

Appellate Attorney William M. Driscoll

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

Bill credits the lessons learned while earning his Eagle Scout Award in 1975 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 their Eagle Scout Award.

Bill gives back to the New Hampshire community as a Domestic Violence Emergency (DOVE) Project volunteer. He accepts pro bono cases from the DOVE Project and provides emergency legal services to victims of domestic violence and stalking.

Bill gives back to the Massachusetts community by accepting post-conviction and criminal appeals from the Private Counsel Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services. Bill has argued cases to the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and has petitioned for certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States.

Bill holds an Of Counsel relationship with the Worcester family law firm of Attorney Deirdre Healy. He provides the law firm with legal research and writing, strategic analysis, and a wide variety of litigation services.


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

Specialized Professional Training:

Divorce Mediation, Divorce Mediation Training Associates, 2006

Collaborative Family Law, Massachusetts Collaborative Law Counsel, 2006

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, 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.