Bill was born in Detroit and lived in the 'D' until he was five. When his parents divorced, he divided time between Fraser and Farmington Hills. He graduated cum laude from Wayne State University in Detroit and the University of Minnesota Law School.
Bill was first admitted to practice in New York and Minnesota in 1995, and then in Michigan and the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan in 1996.
Bill is also an accredited attorney by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of General Counsel.
Probate and Estate Planning Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
Elder Law and Disability Rights Section, State Bar of Michigan
NAELA, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
Washtenaw County Bar Association
Boards and Leadership
Community Advisory Council, St. Louis Center, a residential center for persons with intellectual / developmental disabilities; Committees: Home and Community-Based Services Medicaid ("HCBS") Final Rule / Heightened Scrutiny Committee; since 2017
Treasurer, Committee To Support CAFA Chelsea Area Fire Authority Millage; since 2017
Director, W.A.V.E. - Western Washtenaw Area Value Express (senior public transit); 2015-2017
Director, NAELA - Michigan Chapter; 2014-2016
President (past), University of Minnesota Alumni Association, Detroit Chapter; current leader
Public Service and Pro Bono Work
Host of "Legalities" - Moderate a monthly discussion of the law at Chelsea Senior Center
Volunteer Attorney, Washtenaw County Probate Court / WCBA
Volunteer Attorney, Elder Law of Michigan, Inc.
Member, Rotary Club of Chelsea (2015-2017)
Continuing Legal Education
Logged over 50 hours of continuing legal education in 2017.
Logged over 40 hours of continuing legal education in 2016.
Logged over 40 hours of continuing legal education in 2015.
Logged over 40 hours of continuing legal education in 2014.
Annual Probate Court Training, Washtenaw County Probate Court; September 2014.
Annual Probate Court Training, Wayne County Probate Court; September 2014.
Bill's wife Amy (Ziegler) is a Chelsea native. They live in town with their daughters Maddie, MacKenna, and Molly. Bill's dog, Willy, is a therapy dog in training.