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William P. Lalor

William P. Lalor

Owner at Lalor Attorneys
  • Education Law, Employment Law, Insurance Claims ...
  • Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York
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Summary

In more than 18 years of law practice, Bill Lalor has represented a diverse group of individual and commercial clients in litigated and other matters involving complex insurance coverage (including coverage-in-place agreements, structured settlements, and other coverage issues), employment, education, FINRA (including “dirty” U-5 issues), personal injury, toxic torts and mass torts, business disputes, regulatory matters, and other subject areas.

Bill has litigated cases involving high-profile clients and adversaries in federal, state and specialized courts throughout the United States, including “CNA” insurers and the Lloyd’s of London insurance market. He also served as National Coordinating Counsel for high-profile clients including Alcoa Inc., Arkema, and a unit of BP Chemicals. Bill is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts and is a member of all U.S. District Courts in New York and Connecticut.

Bill was previously a partner with a midtown Manhattan law firm and worked in the corporate law department at CNA. He has also worked in tax practices with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Deloitte & Touche LLP and has been Campaign Manager and counsel for a U.S. House of Representatives campaign.

Bill earned his Juris Doctor at The Pennsylvania State University in 1999, where he also earned his B.S. degree in Accounting (1996). He was Editor-in-Chief of the environmental law review, and his writing has appeared in The N.Y. Law Journal, Risk Management Magazin, The Washington Examiner, The Harford Courant, The L Magazine, and The Stamford Advocate, among others. He lives in Wilton, Connecticut, with his wife, Jennifer, who is a Speech and Language Pathologist in private practice and a member of the Wilton (Connecticut) Board of Education, and their two children, Katelyn and Evan. Bill has been a member of the Wilton’s Council on Ethics, Parks and Recreation Commission, and Republican Town Committee, which he chaired from 2017-9

Practice Areas
    Education Law
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    Environmental Law
    Elder Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
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Massachusetts
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New York
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Senior Litigation Attorney
Elenius Frost & Walsh
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Senior Litigation Attorney in CNA's Corporate Law Department handling coverage and corporate matters.
Associate and Partner
Mendes & Mount, LLP
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Associate
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
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Education
The Pennsylvania State University School of Law
J.D.
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Activities: Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Law Review
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Awards
Editor-in-Chief
Dickinson Journal of Environmental Law & Policy
Professional Associations
Connecticut State Bar
Member
- Current
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New York State Bar  # 3039146
Member
- Current
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Massachusetts Bar
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
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Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered

Q. Where do I even start with a bad faith claim against my car insurance company?
A: Bad faith law is governed by state law. Depending on your jurisdiction there may be avenues to pursue through the state or ultimately through litigation. Many insurance lawyers will speak with you at no cost to give you some idea of your options and avenues to pursue.
Q. I recently started a job with a company, but found out that they are thinking of shutting down.
A: If you are an at-will employee and there is no employment or labor contract, your employer can terminate your employment for almost any reason. There are exceptions if the termination is discriminatory or you are otherwise somehow protected, but at-will status is the general rule in NY.
Q. If I create IP not specified in my contract, do I own it?
A: All depends on what your contract says, the nature of your creation, and other circumstances not clear from your question. So the short answer is, "it depends."
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Contact & Map
Wilton, Connecticut Office
P.O. Box 443
Wilton, CT 06897
Telephone: (646) 818-9870
New York City Office
30 Wall Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Telephone: (646) 818-9870