William T. Polaski “Will” is a Partner and a member of the Litigation Practice Group. He concentrates his law practice in the areas of product liability, commercial litigation, insurance coverage, and environmental, mass and toxic torts.
Will is a veteran litigator with 20 years of experience. He served as First Chair trial leader in a multi-million dollar commercial defense litigation case and as the head negotiator in an oil and gas drilling mediation and contract dispute. He is skilled in complex, multi-state case management for Fortune 500 companies, including analysis of document retention policies and corporate practices and procedures.
Will has represented national and international manufacturers and suppliers in complex product liability and toxic tort litigation involving pharmaceutical and chemical products. Additional representative experience includes:
- Represented a major public authority in federal compliance issues.
- Represented multiple insurance carriers for toxic tort and automobile cases.
- Represented major motorcycle company in multi-state warranty claims.
Will earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School in 1999 and his B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication, cum laude, from Washington and Lee University in 1996.
He serves as vice-chair of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. Outside of his practice, he volunteers pro bono services for the Allegheny County Custody Conciliation Project, which provides legal assistance to low-income individuals and families.