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William E. Gamgort

Counsel
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Bill has an active civil litigation practice and has represented clients in all of the Delaware state and federal courts, including the Delaware Court of Chancery, Superior Court and Supreme Court and before state agencies including the Industrial Accident Board and Environmental Appeals Board. His practice focuses in two principal areas -- on complex mass tort litigation, in which he has represented companies in the energy, industrial manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries; and, in real estate litigation involving commercial lending, workouts, construction disputes, land use appeals, condemnation, foreclosures, leases and purported fair housing act violations. His results include cases where the settlement or verdict was $1 million or higher, including, a recent verdict after trial of nearly $9,000,000 for a client in a condemnation action and whose property was taken for the construction of a public highway.

Bill has also litigated a wide variety of other types of civil matters, including defense of asbestos exposure claims, insurance coverage disputes, commercial contract disputes and employee misconduct claims.

Bill is licensed to practice law in Delaware and Pennsylvania.  He graduated with an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Delaware where he graduated with first in his class honors for his major, before attending the University of Maryland School of Law where he graduated with honors, was an associate editor of the Maryland Law Review and founded the school’s Student Real Estate Association.

Distinctions

  • Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP - William F. Taylor Pro Bono Award

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association
  • Delaware State Bar Association, Real and Personal Property Section
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court, Barrister
  • Delaware Contractors Association, Member of the Executive and Government Affairs Committees
  • University of Delaware, Lerner College of Business Alumni Board, Chair of the College Support Committee
  • The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
EVENTS
  • University of Delaware, guest lecturer