William Driscoll focuses his practice on post-conviction and criminal appellate relief for convicted defendants. The criminal defendant is likely jailed, imprisoned, or will suffer the collateral consequences of a conviction. Some of these collateral consequences affect immigration, education, employment, or housing.

Attorney Driscoll assists with investigating, drafting, and arguing a client's interlocutory appeal, direct appeal, or collateral appeal. He has handled a wide variety of criminal appeals. He produces crisp, persuasive written briefs and presents compelling oral argument before the appellate courts.

Prior to pursuing his law career, William achieved Federal Government distinction in the field of electronic warfare and steganography. He enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, reading, writing, and theology.


Bar Admissions

State Bar of Massachusetts, 2004

State Bar of New Hampshire, 2021

U.S. Supreme Court, 2017

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2011

U.S.D.C District of Massachusetts, 2005

U.S.D.C. District of New Hampshire, 2022

U.S Tax Court, 2005

Professional Associations

Christian Legal Society

Massachusetts Bar Association

Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS)

  • Post-Conviction and Appeals Panel

New Hampshire Bar Association

The Federalist Society

Scribes, American Society of Legal Writers

Published Works

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.

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


Legal Research and Writing III, New England Law | Boston, Spring 2013.

  • Legal Research and Writing III introduces students to appellate advocacy, both written and oral. In the intensive, simulated, appellate advocacy program known as moot court, each student will prepare a bench memorandum, an appellate brief, and an oral argument. The course focuses primarily on the different components of the appellate brief and how the components form a cohesive and persuasive document.

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


Juris Doctor, cum laude, New England Law | Boston, 2004

  • (formerly New England School of Law)
  • ⚖ President Anna E. Hirsch Award (for outstanding service)
  • ⚖ New England Scholar Award
  • ⚖ Technical Editor, New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement
  • ⚖ National Tax Moot Court Competition, hosted annually by the Florida Bar Association

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

Bachelor of Science, cum laude, Communications, Worcester State University, 1982

  • (formerly Worcester State College)
  • 🏃 Varsity Cross Country Track Team

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, 1975