William R. Caroselli

William R. Caroselli

1941-2018
Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Phone:
412-567-1232
866-466-5789 (Toll Free)
Fax:
412-391-7453
E-mail:

Bill graduated from Brown with a noted reputation as a highly accomplished student-athlete that then led him to Dickinson School of Law where he earned his J.D. (1966). This became the foundation that launched a distinguished legal career that spanned over five decades. Bill was the founding member of the prestigious law firm Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman. His leadership and intellectual intensity garnered a reputation as one of the most sought after legal minds in Pennsylvania and recognized nationally.

Caroselli has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America for over 30 years. One of the Top 50 Super Lawyers in Pittsburgh since 2004 and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers named him as one of Pennsylvania's Top 100 Lawyers. Bill served as president of the Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. He was chairman of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Bill impacted the business and cultural community with leadership and vision serving as Chairman of the Board of WQED, and the Easter Seals - Western and Central Pennsylvania and as a distinguished board member of the Pittsburgh Opera. Bill also became a prominent person in Pennsylvania power circles and was noted as one of the most important political figures in the state. Bill's philanthropy has touched and changed thousands of lives especially his personal commitment to JDRF of Pennsylvania.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1966
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1966
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1966
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1966
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1966

Education

  • Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1966
    • Honors: Member of the Board of Counselors
  • Brown University
    • B.A. - 1963

Published Works

  • Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Practice and Procedure Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1985

Classes/Seminars

  • Participant, Continuing Legal Education programs for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Defense Institute

Honors and Awards

  • Finalist, Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 1999
  • Best Lawyers in America, Bet- The- Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Workers Compensation, 1987 - 2016
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2004-2016
  • Pennsylvania's Top 100 Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers' Pittsburgh Product Liability Lawyer of the Year, 2011
  • Top 50 Super Lawyers in Pittsburgh, 2004 - 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers, President, 2007-2008
  • Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, President, 1985-1986
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association Ethics Committee, Member, 1983-1986
  • Allegheny County Bar Association Judiciary Committee, Chairperson, 1988
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Bench Bar Conference, Chairperson, 1970
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workmens' Compensation Section, Chairperson, 1986
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, Special Tort Reform Committee
  • American Association for Justice, Executive Committee, Member, 2000-2001
  • American Association for Justice, Member, Board of Governors, 1986-1988
  • American Association for Justice, State Committeeman, 1978-1980, 1985-1986
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Trustee LAWPAC, 1980-Present
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1983
  • Lawyers for Consumer Rights, President, 1986-1988
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Civil Procedural Rules Committee, 1988-1994
  • Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Member 1996-2002
  • Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, Board of Counselors
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Special Ad Hoc Medical Malpractice Rules Committee, 2003
  • Governor's Health Reform & Medical Malpractice Committee, 2002
  • The American Board of Trial Advocates, Board of Directors, 1999
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Board of Directors, 1998-2003
  • Allegheny County Bar Association Judiciary Committee, Member, 1981-1988
  • American Association for Justice, Executive Board, 1999
  • Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Chair, 1999-2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • American Bar Foundation