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William M. Hill

  • Member/Co-Chair of Construction Practice , Litigation
  • Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
  • One Financial Center, 42nd Floor
  • Boston, Massachusetts 02111
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  • Phone: (617) 348-1794
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  • Company Phone: (617) 348-1794
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  • Undergraduate: AB cum laude, with high distinction in History, Dartmouth College 1981
  • Law School: J.D. Northeastern University School of Law 1985

Honors and Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers (2020- present)
  • Chambers USA: Massachusetts – Construction Law: Band 1 (2020-present)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Construction Litigation (2005 – present)
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly: Go to Lawyers – Construction (2023)
  • National Law Journal: Real Estate/Construction Trailblazer (2020)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Litigation – Construction, Construction Law (2012 – present)
  • Boston Magazine Top Lawyers – Construction Litigation (2021 – present)
  • International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers (2013 – 2019, 2022-present)
  • Distinguished Service Award, Appalachian Mountain Club (2018)
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Who’s Who in American Law

Career History

  • Associate, Partner and Co-Chair of Construction Practice; Mintz; Boston MA 1991-present
  • Associate, Peabody & Brown; Boston MA 1987-91
  • Associate, McCabe/Gordon; Boston, MA  1985-87
  • Legislative Correspondent; Office of U.S. Senator Paul Tsongas 1981




Will is  Co-Chair of the firm’s Construction Practice Group representing clients in courts and arbitration and mediation venues and helps clients avoid litigation when possible. His practice encompasses construction and real estate disputes and transactions as well as commercial and corporate litigation. Will is Fellow in the American College of Construction Lawyers and past chair of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law.  A broad spectrum of clients, including individuals, nonprofit organizations, and publicly traded companies rely on his counsel.  Will’s practice includes appearances before state and federal courts, the American Arbitration Association and other ADR providers, and local boards and commissions. He has been trained to serve as an Arbitrator and Mediator and  serves on the panel of construction neutrals of the American Arbitration Association.

Will represents and counsels individuals, small businesses, financial institutions, nonprofit institutions, and publicly traded companies. Will is committed to finding efficient and practical solutions for clients by resolving disputes under difficult circumstances. With respect to construction counseling and dispute resolution, he counsels owners, lenders, general contractors, joint ventures, and subcontractors across a variety of private and public sector projects. In his transactional work, Will has focused on delivering a variety of projects for clients in an efficient and timely manner using optimal project delivery systems with minimal disruption.


Professional Activities

  • Member, Governing Committee, Marketing Chair and Past Chair (2016-17) of the ABA Forum on Construction Law
  • Member and past Chair (1998 – 2000) of the Construction Law Committee of the Boston Bar Association
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Member, AGC
  • Panel of Construction Neutrals, American Arbitration Association



Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

Will has has lectured and published on a variety of topics, including techniques for direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses, electronic discovery, mediation, and numerous subjects concerning construction law. Will has written articles for such publications as the Construction Lawyer, Engineering News Record, the Boston Bar JournalBoston Business Journal, and the San Diego Transcript. In connection with his nonprofit and community work, Will has authored op-ed pieces and editorials in the Boston Globe and Appalachian Mountain Club’s Outdoors Magazine.


Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • U.S. District Court (D. Mass)
  • First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals


Community Activities

  • Founder and Chair of the Board of Building for Good Inc. , a national web-based platform linking non-profits and charities with skilled pro bono construction lawyers
  • Board of Directors and as past Chairman (2005 – 2008) of the Appalachian Mountain Club, a 90,000-member conservation and outdoor recreation organization.
  • Co-chair (2008 – 2016) of the Board of Advisors of the Appalachian Mountain Club.
  • Conservation Commissioner (three years as Chair) in home town
  • Trustee of local land trust in his home town.

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