Will is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. He joined McDonald Hopkins in November 2016 after spending six years as a prosecutor and appellate court staff attorney. During that time, he also advised oil and gas companies on mineral ownership issues in the Utica and Marcellus Shale.
Will primarily focuses his practice on construction law, government contracting, and complex civil litigation. He also has extensive experience representing clients on matters involving energy, real estate, and white collar crime. Will has represented clients on business litigation matters in a variety of state and federal courts, as well as representing government contractors before numerous state administrative agencies, the GAO, Court of Federal Claims, and Civilian and Armed Services Boards of Contract Appeals.
Will earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from Duquesne University School of Law in 2010, where he served as a senior staff member on the Duquesne Law Review. He received a B.S. in Management with a minor in Logistics from Penn State University in 2004.
Admissions - Court
- All Ohio State Courts
- All Indiana State Courts
- All West Virginia State Courts
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Admissions - State
- West Virginia
- Pennsylvania State University
- Duquesne University
Honors and Awards
- CALI Award for Torts
- OSHA issues COVID-19 case reporting relief for contractors
- Ohio Dormant Mineral Act decision appealed to US Supreme Court
- New Ohio oil and gas incident notification rule goes into effect today
- COVID-19 antibody test kits advisory and checklist
- Coronavirus will lead to litigation funding boom
- OSHA Guidance – When is COVID-19 a recordable illness?
- West Virginia legislature introduced Dormant Mineral Act
- Recent oil and gas decisions from Ohio’s Seventh District Court of Appeals
- Amendments to Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act introduced
- Blockchain transactional cost benefits in the oil and gas industry
- West Virginia passes law permitting forced pooling
- Is natural gas production now stronger than Mother Nature?
- New Ohio Supreme Court justice hails from the heart of Utica country
- Can gaps in production invalidate an oil and gas lease?
- Will Ohio courts impute Pugh Clauses?
- Ohio Dormant Mineral Act case law update
- The battle over royalties
- Shale update with Senator Troy Balderson
- Trump should look to the Appalachian Basin for the next Secretary of Energy
- How Appalachian Shale delivered the presidency to Trump
- Moderator, “REAs, Claims, and Bid Protests: A Sensible Approach,” National 8(a) Conference, Nashville, TN