William H. Stassen
Bill’s practice consists primarily of:
- complex commercial litigation
- trust and estate litigation
- condemnation law
His experience includes:
- representing business clients in Pennsylvania, California, Florida, Idaho, and New Jersey at trial and in appellate courts
- representing landowners and condemning authorities at trial and in appellate courts
- trying valuation cases for landowners and obtaining jury verdicts that exceed the estimated just compensation offered by the condemning authority
- securing a compensation award for a landowner that was twice the highest valuation in any completed appraisal in the case
Bill is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee as well as its Emergency Relief Team, which secures injunctive and other emergency relief for Fox Rothschild clients.
Before Fox Rothschild
Bill worked as an investigator and victims advocate for the Office of the Attorney General in Kentucky. He also managed a cattle operation in Southern Indiana. In law school, Bill was:
- a member of the editorial staff of the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review
- winner of the 1995 Boston College Law School Mock Trial Competition
- selected for the law school’s 1995–96 National Mock Trial Team
Following his undergraduate study, Bill was a Herbert Scoville Fellow in Washington, D.C.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Bill has testified as an expert witness regarding property rights in hearings on eminent domain cases. He was an appointed Adjunct Professor at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University.
Honors and Awards
• Recipient of the "Pro Bono Roll of Honor" award from the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
• Included in a list of Pennsylvania "Super Lawyers" (2012)