William M. Driscoll Esq.

William M. Driscoll Esq.

Massachusetts Appeals and Gun Law Attorney
  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law, Divorce...
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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I focus my law practice on topics I enjoy, appellate litigation and gun law. People who like what they do go that extra mile. This is what my statewide and nationwide clients experience. Every client receives my personal attention. I am proud to offer approachability, attention to detail, and quality of service. Appellate litigation requires superior analytical skills. The tenacity to examine a problem from all angles. I strive for a complete answer, not a fast answer, because that is what the appellate court asks of me. After all, my client's appeal is their last resort to ensure our legal system treated them fairly and that their Constitutional rights were protected. Gun law is a passion of mine. Few delve below the surface to uncover the maze of State and federal laws and regulations, but I do. This is what I deliver and what my clients deserve. I offer a full suite of services, from gun crime to personal injury related to firearms to Second Amendment issues. I represent clients before administrative agencies and in the trial and appellate courts. I offer my clients potential solutions and the opportunity to choose the answer that that is right for them. Sometimes the answer is a lot simpler than they thought. I pride myself on the foundations of my entire career that define what I can accomplish for my clients. Before practicing law, I achieved notoriety in the field of electronic warfare, forensics and cyber security. My research, design, development, and project management skills translate into skills I apply to my law practice. From this diverse background my clients receive excellence in representation.

Education
New England Law | Boston
J.D. (2004)
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Honors: Graduated with Honors; President Anna E. Hirsch Award; New England Scholar Award; Technical Editor: New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement
Activities: National Tax Moot Court Competition; Intern to Commissioner Frank J. Scharaffa, Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board; Intern to the Honorable Dorothy M. Gibson, Middlesex Probate & Family Court
University of Massachusetts - Lowell
M.S. (1992) | Discrete Mathematics
Worcester State College
B.S. (1982) | Communications
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Honors: Graduated with honors
Professional Experience
Post-Conviction and Appeal Panel
Committee for Public Counsel Services
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Representation of indigent criminal defendants on appeal to the Massachusetts appellate courts.
Attorney
Law Office of William M. Driscoll
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Attorney William Driscoll's civil appellate practice is before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court.
Adjunct Professor of LRWII
New England Law | Boston
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Introduced students to appellate advocacy and legal drafting. In the intensive simulated appellate advocacy program known as moot court, each student prepared and presented a bench memorandum, an appellate brief, and an oral argument. The remainder of the course was focused on the basic principles of legal drafting.
Lead Engineer
The MITRE Corporation
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Achieved award winning notoriety in the field of cyber-terrorism, computer and network forensics. Recognized by a U.S. government agency and The MITRE Corporation (e.g., the MITRE President's Award and the MITRE Director's Award). Designed, developed, presented, demonstrated, and supported next-generation technology innovations and efforts for federal government agency and military application. Interfaced with and supported various federal government agency and military efforts. Managed and mentored technology teams. Proficiencies in "black hat"? (i.e., offensive) and "white hat" (i.e., defensive) cyber-terrorism includes: operating system design and engineering; protocol analysis; covert channels; codes and cyphers; file systems design and development; raw data retrieval and reconstruction; vulnerability and penetration analysis; intrusion detection, incident analysis and response.
UNIX Systems Manager
Mercury Computer Systems
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Managed the distributed data center supporting the engineering products division of this next-generation embedded sensor processor and signal/image processing applications provider. Managed personnel, budgets, and technology. Developed and supported a distributed diagnostic engineering application for testing hardware products. Enhance distributed systems connectivity, integrity, availability, privacy and security. Worked closely with diverse work groups (e.g., engenerring, human resources, accounting, contracts, technical support, sales) and their senior management.
Senior Systems Analyst
AVCO Everett Research Laboratory
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Designed and implemented corporate engineering initiatives for enterprise-wide computerization, networking, privacy and security. Designed and developed software for corrupted hardware data retrieval and reconstruction; security and audit; user interface and graphical routines; multi-protocol data communications; robotics; and multi-platform system management.
Technical Support Analyst
Allen Associates
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Sole technical support analyst for this healthcare billing systems provider responsible for the installation and support of systems, networking, and proprietary applications software. Provided technical support and training at customer sites and telephonically.
Programmer/Operator
Harper Data Processing
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Sole systems programmer and operator for this service bureau company.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Appeals Court Overturns Mandatory Pre-Litigation Mediation
Family Mediation Quarterly (14 Fam. Mediation Q. 3)
Rule 56(f): Precursor to a Substantive Opposition to Summary Judgment
Massachusetts Law Review (95 Mass. Law Rev. 171)
Information Security: A Business Necessity for Mediators
Family Mediation Quarterly (8 Fam. Mediation Q. 20)
Speaking Engagements
Ready for Compliance? New Security Regulations Affecting All Collaborative Professionals, Seminar
Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (Seminar)
Prepared and presented a well received seminar illustrating the tools and techniques of computer and network security, its benefits and its perils, culminating in the process to create a Written Information Security Program("WISP") as required under the law. The laws reviewed included: 201 CMR 17.00 (Standards for the Protection of Personal Information of Residents of the Commonwealth), Mass. Gen. Laws chs. 93H (Security Breaches) and 93I (Disposition and Destruction of Records).
Certifications
Collaborative Law Practitioner
Massachusetts Collaborative Law Counsel
Mediator
Divorce Mediation Training Associates
Awards
President Anna E. Hirsch Award
New England School of Law
Professional Associations
American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
Volunteer Counsel Program
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Massachusetts Bar Association
Appellate Bench Bar Committee
- Current
New England Law | Boston
Alumni Ambassador
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American Bar Association
Judge: National Appellate Advocacy Competition
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Activities: The ABA Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) is a moot court competition that emphasizes the development of oral advocacy skills through a realistic appellate advocacy experience. Competitors participate in a hypothetical appeal to the United States Supreme Court. The competition involves writing a brief as either respondent or petitioner and then arguing the case in front of the mock court.
National Rifle Association (NRA)
Benefactor Life Member
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International Association of Privacy Profesionals
Member
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Worcester County Bar Association
Chair, Superior Court Committee
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Massachusetts Bar Association
Section Counsel Member, Civil Rights Section
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
1st Circuit
Massachusetts Federal District Court
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court
Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Probate
Additional Practice Area
  • Gun Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Massachusetts Civil & Criminal Appeals and Gun Law
Contact & Map
Law Office of William M. Driscoll
119 Drum Hill Road #381
Chelmsford, MA 01824-1505
USA
Telephone: (978) 846-5184
Cell: (978) 846-5184