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Bill Vita is a Partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department. Bill is a seasoned litigator with extensive experience in many different areas of complex civil litigation including commercial litigation, business torts, product liability, construction litigation, breach of contract disputes, employment disputes and mass torts.
Bill is a cum laude graduate of Boston College Law School and obtained his undergraduate degree in English at the University of Notre Dame. Immediately after law school, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn for five years. Bill spent two of those years in the Rackets Bureau, prosecuting organized crime and complex economic fraud cases.
Bill served as the Chairman of the Product Liability, Construction and Motor Vehicle Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association's Trial Lawyer's Section. He has also held leadership roles in national bar associations, including the position of Vice-Chair of both the Commercial Litigation Section and the Employment Practices Section of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. He has also been a member of both the Commercial Litigation Committee and the Product Liability Committee of the Defense Research Institute.
He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society.
Bill currently serves on the University of Scranton’s Parent’s Executive Council and has previously served as the President of the Board of Directors of the Gerald Ryan Outreach Center, a non-profit organization serving one of Long Island’s poorest communities. He also served as a Board Member for Catholic Charities’ Campaign for Human Development.