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William M. Driscoll

Family Attorney at Nashua, NH

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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2004
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About William

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Focused on Massachusetts appellate litigation.  If you did not succeed, an appeal could provide much needed relief. If you did succeed, the other side may challenge that outcome. If you succeeded in part, you may wish to appeal that part that you lost. Whatever the outcome, you need experienced appellate counsel to advise you of your options in a new, higher court — the appellate court.

Appellate focus. Attorney William M. Driscoll is an experience in appellate advocacy, both civil appeals and criminal appeals. Attorney Driscoll has pursued justice in the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the Massachusetts SupremeJudicial Court (SJC), and to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Stronger arguments. Attorney Driscoll offers appellate perspective. An appeal is not a retrial, it decides whether an error in the lower court requires relief. At times, the lower courts simply "get it wrong." Other times a case presents the need to extend or change the existing law. There is no substitute for crisp, precise, and focused legal analysis and argument.

Better outcomes. Attorney Driscoll knows how appellate judges think. He speaks their language. He confidently discusses the law with panels of appellate justices so that they may make an informed decision. The ability to frankly present the facts and the law is key for appellate persuasion. Each level of appeal becomes more critical, so start on your best footing.

Services for attorneys. Attorney Driscoll also offers his appellate expertise to other lawyers at all stages of litigation. He provides strategic litigation planning with an eye towards preserving the record for appeal. He provides appellate-level research and analysis for motion and jury instruction preparation, and can act in a "second-chair" capacity at trial to avoid waiver problems and preserve issues for appeal.


Attorney William M. Driscoll
20 Trafalga Square, Suite 483
Nashua, NH, 03063

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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Post-Conviction and Appeals Panel
  • Committee For Public Counsel Services
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of William M. Driscoll
  • 2004 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • New England Law | Boston
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Trial Court Criminal Bar Advocate
  • Committee For Public Counsel Services
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Lead Engineer
  • The MITRE Corporation
  • 1992 - 2002
  • UNIX System Manager
  • Mercury Computer Systems
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Senior Systems Analyst
  • AVCO Everett Research Laboratory
  • 1985 - 1990
  • Technical Support Analyst
  • Allen Associates
  • 1983 - 1985
  • Programmer/Operator
  • Harper Data Processing
  • 1982 - 1983
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  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • UMass-Lowell
  • Master of Science
  • 1992
  • Worcester State College
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Swistak v. Stelmokas, 83 Mass. App. Ct. 1111 (2013) (Rule 1:28 decision).
  • Judgment Reversed.
  • Commonwealth v. Clay, 90 Mass. App. Ct. 1124 (2017) (Rule 1:28 decision).
  • Conviction set aside.
  • Ventrice v. Ventrice, 87 Mass. App. Ct. 190 (2015).
  • Judgment Reversed.
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  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Appellate Bench Bar Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Judge: ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • 2011 - Present
  • New England Law | Boston
  • Alumni Ambassador
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Rifle Association
  • Benefactor Life Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States Tax Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
  • Volunteer Counsel Program
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Civil Litigation Section Counsel
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Internatinational Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Worcester County Bar Association
  • Chair, Superior Court Committee
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Individual Rights & Responsibilites Section Counsel
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • President Anna E. Hirsch Award
  • New England School of Law
  • 2004
  • Editor: New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement
  • New England School of Law
  • 2004
  • New England Scholar
  • New England School of Law
  • 2003
  • Associate: New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement
  • New England School of Law
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar
  • Ready for Compliance? New Security Regulations Affecting All Collaborative Professionals
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
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Appeals Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Attorney William Driscoll on several occasions. He specializes in appeals. Bill has great knowledge, skill, and precision -- three traits critical for expert appellate work. He is tremendously knowledgeable in the fine points necessary to appropriately appeals. Bill is also a compassionate soul who is committed to his clients and potential clients. I have no hesitation to strongly recommending Bill to any attorney or client who is contemplating an appeal."
Appeals Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Driscoll is incredibly knowledgeable and responsive to complex legal issues and trial strategies to preserve appellate rights. A pleasure to work with on matters."
Appeals Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Other
"I consulted Attorney Driscoll on an appellate issue pertaining to child support. His knowledge of both family law and appellate practice is astonishing. Even more, he is a genuinely nice man. I endorse this attorney wholeheartedly, and look forward to the next opportunity to consult and/or work with him."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Driscoll is highly regarded by his colleagues. He knows the law and gets results for his clients."
Appeals Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As a fellow attorney, Bill has helped me on several cases that I was litigating. He understands the relevant statutes and case law inside and out and gives great advice. His appellate work is also quite good."
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Nashua Family Lawyer William M. Driscoll
William M. Driscoll
Family Attorney
Nashua, NH
Licensed for 19 years
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