William Wynne - Complex Commercial Disputes lawyer - Nixon Peabody LLP

William Wynne



Bill Wynne is a trial lawyer and member of the Complex Commercial Disputes practice group, where he represents individuals and businesses across a variety of industries.

What do you focus on?

My practice concentrates in the areas of commercial and business litigation. Specifically, my practice focuses on helping clients with complex commercial, business, land use, and real estate litigation. I also work with healthcare companies and individual practitioners responding to state and federal investigations involving civil, criminal, and regulatory matters. I have extensive experience successfully litigating matters in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts state and federal courts on behalf of my clients. I leverage this experience when acting as outside general counsel to small businesses and start-ups, helping to identify, assess, and mitigate risk in order to avoid litigation.

What do you see on the horizon?

During the pandemic, individuals have left their traditional careers and started their own companies in record numbers. These new ventures come with hidden risks and difficulties that many start-ups do not foresee and can create unintended legal issues that distract from their core focus of growing their business.

Woman with genetic condition can't sue over pre-birth testing

Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | June 17, 2022

This article covers a Rhode Island Supreme Court appellate win in favor of client Corning Inc., which faced a lawsuit seeking damages for harm caused by a genetic condition. The court joined an “overwhelming majority” of state courts that have refused to recognize that life, even a life with severe impairments, is a legal injury. The NP team representing Corning includes Construction & Real Estate Litigation practice group leader Jeff Brenner, counsel Bill Wynne, and department attorney Caitlyn Smith, all from the Providence office.

PBN announces 2022 '40 under forty' honorees

Providence Business News | June 10, 2022

Providence Construction & Real Estate Litigation counsel Bill Wynne is mentioned in this article for being selected as one of the publication’s “40 Under Forty” honorees for 2022. The article notes that awardees were selected “based on their career success and involvement within their communities.”

Prenatal genetic testing suit bounced by Rhode Island top court

Bloomberg Law | May 31, 2022

This article covers a Rhode Island Supreme Court appellate win in favor of client Corning Inc., which faced a lawsuit seeking damages for harm caused by a genetic condition. The court joined an “overwhelming majority” of state courts that have refused to recognize that life, even a life with severe impairments, is a legal injury. The NP team representing Corning includes Construction & Real Estate Litigation practice group leader Jeff Brenner, counsel Bill Wynne, and department attorney Caitlyn Smith, all from the Providence office.

Contact

William Wynne

Counsel

Providence

Phone: 401-454-1127


Fax: 844-277-6739

New England School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

Providence College, B.A., cum laude

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Rhode Island

Massachusetts

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Bill Wynne was named to the Providence Business Journal's “40 under Forty.” list. He was also named to the 2022 list of “Ones to Watch” by The Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate Law in Providence, RI, as well as the 2021 list for Appellate Practice and Commercial Litigation.

  • Boston, Rhode Island, and American bar associations
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
  • FabNewport, Board of Directors
  • Quest Montessori School, Board of Directors 
     
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