Bill Larson is a native Delawarean with deep ties throughout the state and a well-rounded litigator, counselor, and trial attorney with extensive experience in national asbestos litigation and Delaware general and commercial litigation as well as local government matters.
Before practicing law, Bill spent seven years in Lexington, Virginia, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in Politics and a Juris Doctor degree, both from Washington & Lee University. While at Washington & Lee School of Law, he served as a writer on the Washington & Lee Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment; was a member of the Moot Court Board; and was Vice President of the Student Body. He also represented indigent defendants in the school’s Criminal Justice Clinic.
After law school, Bill returned to Delaware where he began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge John A. Parkins, Jr. of the Delaware Superior Court. As a law clerk, Bill assisted Judge Parkins on a variety of civil and criminal matters including managing the Delaware asbestos docket. Bill then joined MG+M where he spent over four years focusing on products and premises liability litigation, toxic tort litigation, litigation of local government matters, and general litigation. He then followed a civic calling to serve the City of Wilmington as Senior Assistant City Solicitor and Special Deputy Attorney General. His duties for the City included litigating cases, managing personal injury litigation, prosecuting criminal matters, drafting legislation, negotiating settlements and property transactions, and advising Mayor Mike Purzycki and City department heads. He also served as Chairman of the City’s Zoning Board of Adjustment, a quasi-judicial body that issues rulings on land use matters.
Following a rewarding two-year tour of duty for the City, Bill returned to MG+M, where he serves as a key litigator in all of the firm’s Delaware litigation as well as the firm’s national asbestos litigation. He also represents clients before administrative bodies in Delaware and advises clients on disputes that may result in litigation. He continues to serve as the City of Wilmington’s Ethic Commission Counsel and has advised the Delaware Senate on ethics matters.
Bill prides himself on listening to clients and working with them on solutions based on their specific needs whether it means litigating a case to trial or negotiating an efficient resolution and preserving business relationships. He is also a registered lobbyist and works with clients on legislative solutions as appropriate.
Bill is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Delaware. He is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association and serves as a former Chair and current council member of the Association’s Litigation Section.
Bill lives in Wilmington with his wife Stephanie and their daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis and golf, and remaining active in the local community.