Bill graduated from the Seattle University School of Law in 1987, and in 1998 was the Law School’s “Lawyer in Residence.” In 2011 he was given Seattle University’s Professional Achievement Award
Bill has focused his practice on representing individuals, mostly children, in litigation resulting from E. coli, Salmonella, Shigella, hepatitis A, and other food-contamination cases, and has represented victims of nearly every large foodborne illness outbreak across the country.
Under the auspices of the non-profit Outbreak, Inc, Bill spends much of his time traveling to address food industry groups, fair associations, and public health groups about foodborne illness litigation and issues surrounding it. He has testified before Congress as well as State legislatures. He is also a frequent writer on topics related to foodborne illness.