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William M. Driscoll Esq.

William M. Driscoll Esq.

Massachusetts Appellate Attorney, Civil and Criminal Appeals
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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Summary

Appellate Attorney William Driscoll credits his professional success to superior research and analytical skills, a keen attention to detail, the tenacity to examine every angle, and the ability to explain complex information simply. He identifies the personal and legal issues and implements creative solutions for his clients best interests.

Attorney Driscoll takes the time to explain the law in simple to understand terms. He explains how our legal system works, from the Massachusetts trial court to the Supreme Court of the United States. He explains your rights and offers options. Ultimately it is his client who must choose his own path, with the assistance of Attorney Driscoll's experience.

Keen attention to detail, research, analysis, and critical thinking are required to effectively challenge and defend decisions on appeal in the Massachusetts appellate courts and in the Supreme Court of the United States.

Practice Area
  • Appeals & Appellate
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free fifteen minute telephone consultation.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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1st Circuit
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Massachusetts Federal District Court
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U.S. Supreme Court
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U.S. Tax Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Post-Conviction and Appeal Panel
Committee for Public Counsel Services
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Representation of indigent criminal defendants on appeal to the Massachusetts appellate courts.
Appellate Attorney
Law Office of William M. Driscoll
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Attorney William Driscoll's civil appellate practice is before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court.
Adjunct Professor of LRWII
New England Law | Boston
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Introduced students to appellate advocacy and legal drafting. In the intensive simulated appellate advocacy program known as moot court, each student prepared and presented a bench memorandum, an appellate brief, and an oral argument. The remainder of the course was focused on the basic principles of legal drafting.
Lead Engineer
The MITRE Corporation
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Achieved award winning notoriety in the field of cyber-terrorism, computer and network forensics. Recognized by a U.S. government agency and The MITRE Corporation (e.g., the MITRE President's Award and the MITRE Director's Award). Designed, developed, presented, demonstrated, and supported next-generation technology innovations and efforts for federal government agency and military application. Interfaced with and supported various federal government agency and military efforts. Managed and mentored technology teams. Proficiencies in "black hat"? (i.e., offensive) and "white hat" (i.e., defensive) cyber-terrorism includes: operating system design and engineering; protocol analysis; covert channels; codes and cyphers; file systems design and development; raw data retrieval and reconstruction; vulnerability and penetration analysis; intrusion detection, incident analysis and response.
UNIX Systems Manager
Mercury Computer Systems
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Managed the distributed data center supporting the engineering products division of this next-generation embedded sensor processor and signal/image processing applications provider. Managed personnel, budgets, and technology. Developed and supported a distributed diagnostic engineering application for testing hardware products. Enhance distributed systems connectivity, integrity, availability, privacy and security. Worked closely with diverse work groups (e.g., engenerring, human resources, accounting, contracts, technical support, sales) and their senior management.
Senior Systems Analyst
AVCO Everett Research Laboratory
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Designed and implemented corporate engineering initiatives for enterprise-wide computerization, networking, privacy and security. Designed and developed software for corrupted hardware data retrieval and reconstruction; security and audit; user interface and graphical routines; multi-protocol data communications; robotics; and multi-platform system management.
Technical Support Analyst
Allen Associates
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Sole technical support analyst for this healthcare billing systems provider responsible for the installation and support of systems, networking, and proprietary applications software. Provided technical support and training at customer sites and telephonically.
Programmer/Operator
Harper Data Processing
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Sole systems programmer and operator for this service bureau company.
Education
New England Law | Boston
J.D. (2004) | Law
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Honors: Honors graduate; President Anna E. Hirsch Award; New England Scholar Award
Activities: Technical Editor: New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement; National Tax Moot Court Competition
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University of Massachusetts - Lowell
M.S. (1992) | Discrete Mathematics
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Worcester State College
B.S. (1982) | Communications
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Honors: Graduated with honors
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Awards
President Anna E. Hirsch Award
New England School of Law
Professional Associations
Massachusetts Bar Association
Appellate Bench Bar Committee
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New England Law | Boston
Alumni Ambassador
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New England Law | Boston
Alumni Ambassador
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American Bar Association
Judge: National Appellate Advocacy Competition
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Activities: The ABA Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) is a moot court competition that emphasizes the development of oral advocacy skills through a realistic appellate advocacy experience. Competitors participate in a hypothetical appeal to the United States Supreme Court. The competition involves writing a brief as either respondent or petitioner and then arguing the case in front of the mock court.
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National Rifle Association (NRA)
Benefactor Life Member
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Massachusetts Bar Association
Civil Litigation Section Counsel
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American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
Volunteer Counsel Program
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International Association of Privacy Profesionals
Member
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Worcester County Bar Association
Chair, Superior Court Committee
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Massachusetts Bar Association
Section Counsel Member, Individual Rights & Responsibilities Section Counsel
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Appeals Court Overturns Mandatory Pre-Litigation Mediation
Family Mediation Quarterly (14 Fam. Mediation Q. 3)
Rule 56(f): Precursor to a Substantive Opposition to Summary Judgment
Massachusetts Law Review (95 Mass. Law Rev. 171)
Information Security: A Business Necessity for Mediators
Family Mediation Quarterly (8 Fam. Mediation Q. 20)
Speaking Engagements
Ready for Compliance? New Security Regulations Affecting All Collaborative Professionals, Seminar
Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (Seminar)
Prepared and presented a well received seminar illustrating the tools and techniques of computer and network security, its benefits and its perils, culminating in the process to create a Written Information Security Program("WISP") as required under the law. The laws reviewed included: 201 CMR 17.00 (Standards for the Protection of Personal Information of Residents of the Commonwealth), Mass. Gen. Laws chs. 93H (Security Breaches) and 93I (Disposition and Destruction of Records).
Certifications
Collaborative Law Practitioner
Massachusetts Collaborative Law Counsel
Mediator
Divorce Mediation Training Associates
Websites & Blogs
Website
Massachusetts Appellate Attorney, Civil and Criminal Appeals
Contact & Map
Law Office of William M. Driscoll
41 Lowell Road #483
Pepperell, MA 01463
USA
Telephone: (978) 846-5184
Cell: (978) 846-5184