- U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1973
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1995
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1970
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2011
- U.S. Tax Court, 1979
- Ohio, 1969
- Bill has also been admitted pro hac vice to the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Southern District of Florida, as well as state courts in California, Arizona and Missouri.
- Case Western Reserve University Law School, J.D., 1969
Editor-in-Chief of the Exeter Jurist
- Miami University, B.A., 1965
- American Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- Ohio Association for Justice
- Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
- Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
“The very essence of civil liberty certainly consists in the right of every individual to claim the protections of the laws whenever he receives an injury. One of the first duties of government is to afford that protection.”Chief Justice John Marshall
Bill was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His father owned a steel company, and his mother was a schoolteacher. After graduating from high school, he attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and then returned to Cleveland to attend law school at Case Western Reserve University. Although his career is now primarily focused on civil litigation, Bill spent five of his first six years as a lawyer representing indigents accused of felonies in state and federal courts. He was First Assistant in the Legal Aid Public Defender’s Office for Cuyahoga County from 1970 to 1975 and served as the first Director of The Legal Aid’s Federal Defender Program from 1973 to 1975.
Before forming Wuliger & Wuliger with his daughter, Amy, in 2016, Bill was a founding partner of Wuliger, Fadel & Beyer, originally formed in 1983. Bill has tried over two hundred cases to verdict, and has been the attorney of record in dozens of appeals, including many precedent-setting cases. In 2001, he was appointed by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio as Receiver in a multi-million dollar viatical fraud class action suit, and in that capacity, he has recovered tens of millions of dollars for defrauded investors. He has represented clients in a number of high-profile cases in both state and federal courts throughout Ohio and in Pennsylvania, Florida, Arizona, Missouri, and California.
Bill has been named to the 100 Best Trial Lawyers in the country by the American Association for Justice and has been the recipient of other professional service awards as well, including the University of Pennsylvania, School of Law’s Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship, the Legal Aid Society’s Claude E. Clark Outstanding Service Award, and the Cleveland Bar Association’s Certificate of Merit. He has also been an invited speaker at numerous events sponsored by law schools, bar associations and professional organizations.
Bill currently lives in Bentleyville with his wife, Laura, her dog, Maverick, and her cat, Zack. He has four adult children and six grandchildren. When he’s not practicing law, he is usually watching television, eating or sleeping (but can occasionally be seen taking orders from the women who dominate his life).