As a member of the civil litigation practice group at Bergen Parkinson, William represents individuals, partnerships, corporations, and other business entities in a wide variety of civil litigation disputes. His practice primarily focuses on personal injury, employment, and estate/probate cases. William also has two niche specialty practice areas involving toxic torts (asbestos, mesothelioma and medical devices) and transportation/towing litigation cases.

William’s distinct perspective as a litigator has been shaped by his work with judges, plaintiffs, and defendants. After graduating from law school, William served as a Judicial Fellow for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Superior Court, where he worked directly with a number of judges to draft written opinions, orders, jury instructions, memoranda, as well as conduct extensive legal research in a variety of civil and criminal cases. He also attended and assisted judges at pre-trial conferences, oral arguments and at trial. In addition to serving as a Judicial Fellow, William worked in Boston at one of New England’s largest plaintiff law firms, Thorton & Naumes, where he represented victims of toxic exposures, primarily victims of asbestos exposure who developed mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. He also defended complex product liability cases in state and federal courts across New England while practicing at the Governo Law Firm in Boston. There, his work involved representing large and small clients in a variety of industries, including automotive, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), aeronautics, electrical systems, home renovation, and a number of mechanical component part manufacturers


  • New England School of Law, J.D, cum laude, 2010
  • Colby College, B.A, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. Federal District Court for the District of Maine
  • U.S. Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Business Network International
  • New England Law Review (Member) Technical Editor, 2010 and authored articles on punitive damage reform and the Equal Pay Act.

The Estate Planning & Probate attorneys at Bergen & Parkinson, LLC provide sound and creative advice to individuals and families in structuring estate plans to meet their needs.

Bergen & Parkinson, LLC’s team of experience advocates handles cases of all sizes and levels of complexity in the courts and before various municipal boards and state agencies.

Our municipal attorneys have served as Town Attorney for municipalities throughout the state of Maine. They have also served as special counsel when special expertise is needed.

Our attorneys have experience in the full range of real estate transactions and issues. We offer representation in real estate law for both commercial and residential transactions.

Our firm offers Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) which are a means of settling disputes outside of the courtroom. This includes mediations, arbitrations, and meeting facilitations.