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William Patrick Lalor

Litigation Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   9 reviews

Licensed for 23 years

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About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    25%
    We are forceful and cost-effective advocates, and we routinely litigate cases in federal and state courts and before administrative bodies in New York and Connecticut involving a range of subjects.

  2. Real estate
    25%
    Whether you are relocating, trading up, refinancing, buying your first home or downsizing, our attorneys will work diligently to expedite your transaction while protecting your interests and addressing any unique concerns.

  3. Insurance
    20%
    Our attorneys have been involved with all aspects of Insurance Law throughout the United States and overseas for many years. We have insurers and their insureds in complex matters throughout the US.

  4. Education
    15%
    We represent clients in matters involving public private and primary schools, public and private colleges and universities, trade schools, and for-profit schools.

  5. Employment and labor
    15%
    We advise individual and business clients in an array of employment-related situations, including severance negotiations, severance/separation agreements, restrictive covenants and others.

WE ARE NOT JUST OUR CLIENTS’ LAWYERS; WE ARE TRUSTED ADVISERS.

In more than nineteen years of law practice based in New York and Connecticut, Bill Lalor has represented a diverse group of individual and commercial clients in an array of litigated and other matters involving business disputes, complex insurance coverage (including coverage-in-place agreements, structured settlements, and other coverage issues), employment disputes and negotiations, probate and estate matters, education, real estate, small business planning, personal injury, toxic torts and mass torts, regulatory matters, education law and other subject areas. Bill has litigated cases involving high-profile clients and adversaries in federal, state and specialized courts throughout the United States, including “CNA” insurers and the Lloyd’s of London insurance market. He has also served as National Coordinating Counsel for a number of clients including Alcoa Inc., Arkema, and a unit of BP Chemicals.

Bill is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts and is a member of all U.S. District Courts in New York and Connecticut. Bill was previously a partner with a midtown Manhattan law firm and worked in the corporate law department at CNA. He has also worked in tax and advisory practices with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Deloitte & Touche LLP and has been Campaign Manager and counsel for a U.S. House of Representatives earned his Juris Doctor at The Pennsylvania State University in 1999, where he also earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting (1996). He was Editor-in-Chief of the environmental law review, and his writing has appeared in The New York Law Journal, Forbes, Risk Management Magazine, The Washington Examiner, The Hartford Courant, The L Magazine, and The Stamford Advocate, among others and he has been quoted in publications including The Wall Street Journal.

Bill has been a member of the Town of Wilton’s Council on Ethics, Parks and Recreation Commission, and Republican Town Committee, which he chaired in 2017-2019. Bill has also volunteered as a youth soccer coach, Little League coach, and mentor. Bill is currently pro bono legal counsel to the Wilton Soccer Association. He lives in Wilton, Connecticut, with his wife, Jennifer, who is a Speech and Language Pathologist in private practice and a member of the Wilton Board of Education, and their two children, Katelyn and Evan.

In tandem with his work with Lalor Attorneys, Bill is Of Counsel with the Los Angeles-based boutique entertainment and litigation firm Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP.

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Licensed for 23 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2021
Updated 12/27/2022
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 11/28/2022
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/17/2022
State MA
Status Retired
Acquired 1999
Updated 12/26/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact William

Law Offices of William P. Lalor, Esq.
30 Wall Street
8th Floor
New York, NY, 10005
Law Offices of William P. Lalor, Esq.
23 Hubbard Road
Wilton, CT, 06897
Law Offices of William P. Lalor, Esq.
2 Greenwich Office Park
Greenwich, CT, 06831
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Posted by Christine | July 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Attorney Lalor helped us with real estate transactions and went above and beyond to help us navigate a difficult situation. He is extremely helpful, conscientious and reliable.
Posted by John | July 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Experience with a Trustworthy Intelligent and Responsive Attorney
Bill Lalor is a fantastic attorney who has worked on more than one issue for me. He is of very high character, intelligent and gets the job done! Bill pays meticulous attention to details. You should feel highly confident using Bill and his firm, I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.
Posted by Meghan | February 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First-time Home Buyer, Co-op (Westchester, NY)
I partnered with WPL & Associates to help me navigate my first-ever home purchase. The unit being a co-op meant that the process was much more involved - there was a board & maintenance company - in addition to the seller (and the seller's team)! Throughout the entire process, WPL & Associates were great to work with - supportive, thorough, responsive, and as dedicated to my sale as I was. From reading the contracts, to the lien search, to providing advice, and guiding me through the closing, the team was stellar to work with! They'll tell it to you straight, and even better, in laymen's terms (oh, I had no idea about the jargon of real estate and mortgage financing)! I will definitely work with them again.
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Posted by John | December 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mr.
Attorney Lalor helped me resolve my insurance matter successfully. He is responsive, cost efficient and I highly recommend him.
Posted by Kara | April 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated and determined will deliver
My case was an academic one. William went above and beyond to make sure the outcome was a favorable one. I would definitely recommend him as a lawyer. I believe his determination and drive is what was the determining factor in my case. Further, William displayed chatacteristics such as compassion and empathy which felt very comforting.
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Posted by Kristina | January 26, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Branch Manager
Bill was engaged with my team on a complex case that extended for several years. The initial investigation and interview process was efficient, Bill provided clear explanations to our team and put people at ease about the process. In addition throughout our case Bill's investigation, explanations and communication were excellent. I feel very comfortable recommending Bill.
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Posted by Julie | December 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
I hired Mr. Lalor to help me negotiate an employment contract. He was quick to respond to my inquiry, was professional, and spoke to me in terms that I could understand. Additionally, I got what I asked for!
Posted by William | November 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
I highly recommend Mr. Lalor. He handled a sensitive employment-related issue with great success. He is a pleasure to deal with, communicates clearly, and is thorough in his research and analysis of options for his clients. We were impressed with how he was on top of the issue, regularly following-up, so we never felt as if we were forgotten or on the backburner. It was clear that our case got the attention necessary.
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Posted by Ben | July 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fine Job
Bill did an outstanding job for me! Bill is very easy to work with and was always available whenever I had questions. He did an thorough job researching the background of my case and is very detail oriented. He kept me informed with regular updates as the case progressed. I was extremely well prepared and confident for my deposition. Bill’s hard work and dogged preparation were critical to a successful outcome of my case. Thank-you Bill!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Senior Litigation Attorney
  • Elenius Frost & Walsh
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Associate/Partner
  • Mendes & Mount
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Associate
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
  • 1999 - 2001

Education

  • Penn State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Penn State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • McPartlon v. Continental Casualty Co., 2017 WL 4286280
  • Prevailed on Motion for Summary Judgment
  • Estate of Tillman v. The Continental Insurance Co.
  • Settlement
  • Halloran, et al. v. Harleysville Preferred Ins. Co., et al.
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Associations

  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Editor-in-Chief
  • Penn State Environmental Law Review
  • N/A

Publications

  • New York Rules on Fortuity and Allocation
  • Insurance Day
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
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Insurance Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Bill for several years at Mendes & Mount, where our practice centered on insurance defense and coverage litigation. Bill was (and remains) a fantastic attorney, and an even better mentor. I fully endorse Bill."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He has terrific judgment and extensive knowledge of the law. Very effective at getting positive results for his clients."