California State University, Northridge, B.A. (2000)
-William Foster Leadership Award
Temple University, J.D. (2003)
-Bertram K. Wolfe Award
Will began his career as an associate at Bennett Bricklin & Saltzburg LLC, a mid-size insurance defense firm in Philadelphia, and then went on to work in the national property subrogation/recovery department of White and Williams LLP.
Will returned to Bennett Bricklin in 2007, and spearheaded the firm's efforts to establish a dedicated subrogation department. Will was named a member of the firm in 2009 and chaired the firm's subrogation department from 2009-2013.
In 2013, Will founded WES Litigation Group LLP (which eventually would become WES Litigation Group LLC (2015)).
Will is an AV preeminent peer rated litigation/insurance attorney (Martindale-Hubbell) and a 10.0 (Superb) rated attorney by Avvo.com. He is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and the Federal District Court of Washington DC. He is also admitted to the Federal 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals.
Will attended California State University, Northridge, and received his B.A. in Political Science. After graduation, Will matriculated at Temple University Law School where he received his J.D. At Temple, Will received honors in Oral Advocacy, Evidence and Taxation. He also was the President of Temple’s Asian Pacific American Law Student Association and was awarded the Bertram K. Wolfe Award for outstanding achievement in the second year of his legal studies.
In 2007, Will was named a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer and PA Law Weekly, an honor given annually to 35 attorneys under the age of 40 who are recognized by their peers and the judiciary as the future leaders of the Commonwealth’s legal community. Will was also named to the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Pennsylvania SuperLawyer Rising Star list, a publication of Thomson Reuters business - in accordance with its procedures, a designation bestowed on only the top 2.5% of Pennsylvania attorneys under the age of 40.
In 2011, The Legal Intelligencer and PA Law Weekly named Will a “Pennsylvania Diversity Attorney of the Year”, an award given out only once every two years to 20 attorneys of diverse backgrounds for their outstanding professional achievement.
He currently serves as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute (PDI), an organization made up of insurance attorneys, insurance executives, and self-insureds.
Will is active in the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP). He has lectured at NASP conferences on “subrogation ethics” and he was a featured speaker on the “Insured Made Whole Doctrine” at both the 2008 NASP Annual Conference and the 2009 NASP Litigation Skills Conference. Will has also served as a “track leader” for NASP’s Litigation Skills Conference (2010 - Tucson, AZ). In November 2011, Will spoke at NASP’s Annual Conference (Orlando, FL) on the topic of “Subrogation Ethics – Best Practices”. In 2014, Will received the honor of becoming a NASP Certified Subrogation Recovery Professional (CSRP).
Will is also active in the local bar and has served in the Montgomery Bar Association as Chair of the Diversity Committee (2011); Vice-Chair of the Civil Practice Committee (2009) and as the Vice-Chair of the Diversity Committee (2010). He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania. In April, 2009, Will was featured as a panelist on the topic of “Diversity in Today’s Law Firms” in the Diversity supplement of The Legal Intelligencer. Will has also served as a member of the executive committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Minority Bar Committee, where he co-chaired the Committee's Professional Advancement Subcommittee.
In 2011, Will was elected to a 3 year term to serve in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s House of Delegates. He sat in the House as a representative serving Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Delaware County attorneys until his term expired in 2014.
Will is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Bar Leadership Institute Class of 2013-14, an honor recognizing Will as a future leader of the State Bar Association.
Will was a featured speaker on subrogation best practices at both the 2010 (Las Vegas, NV) and 2011 (New Orleans, LA) “America’s Claims Event Conference”; conferences sponsored by Claims Magazine. Will has also spoken at a Property Subrogation Strategies ExecuSummit (2011) as a presenter on the topic of “Dealing with an Underinsured Insured”.
Will has been a featured speaker on the “Fair Share Act” at both the Pennsylvania Business Council’s (PBC) Executive Leaders Program and the PBC’s Tort Reform Summit (which was aired on the PCN Network). The PBC is a Commonwealth-wide advocacy organization made up of small and large businesses. As a recognized thought leader in the area of tort reform, Will was invited in April, 2011 to address the Pennsylvania House of Representative’s Judiciary Committee to discuss House Bill 1, also known as the “Fair Share Act”.
Will also has represented the National Association of Subrogation Professionals, the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and the PA Insurance Federation as amici curiae in both the Jones v. Nationwide Insurance Co. class action in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and in the matter of Harnick v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (both cases involving the insurer’s duty to reimburse deductibles upon making a subrogation recovery).
Will has authored the following articles: Subrogating Spoliation, The Subrogator, p.60 (Fall 2007 ed.); The Road to Partnership in Generation Next, The Legal Intelligencer (2008, Generation Next Supplement); Pennsylvania Courts Address Subrogation “Priority” and the Issue of “Bad Faith”, The Subrogator, p.109 (Winter 2010 ed.); Understanding the Made Whole Doctrine, Claims Magazine (April 2010 ed.).
Will is also a bi-monthly columnist on the topic of "Litigation" for the Legal Intelligencer/PA Law Weekly (see WES NEWS for a list of his Intelligencer articles)
Will has also served on the board of the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey as a board member and as counsel. In that capacity, Will worked to foster investment and business cooperation between the two countries and their respective investors.
Will lives in Chalfont, Pennsylvania with his wife and their three daughters. He is involved in Pennsylvania politics and is an avid Phillies, Eagles and 76ers fan (while he cheers on the Flyers, as a kid from Los Angeles, he still hasn't been able to fully comprehend a game that needs to be played in the "cold").