In memoriam to William T. Wuliger, 1944–2019
Founder, Leader, Father
Bill spent his career taking cases and clients that no one else would. Despite the odds, he took extraordinarily complex litigation cases to trial and won for his clients. He fashioned himself as David with his slingshot taking on the Goliaths of the world. He never feared and never wavered. He always put his clients first.
Early in his career, Bill fought to ensure that the under privileged and underserved criminal defendants could get the same veracity of legal representation as the wealthy in the Public Defender’s office. While his zeal and tenacity drew the ire of opposing prosecutors, Bill didn’t get into the profession to make friends – he believed that justice should be accessible to all, regardless of wealth and prestige.
When Bill transition to his civil practice, he held true to his charter by representing clients who could not afford a team of high-priced lawyers to take on the big corporations that had harmed them. He would risk his career and financial future in order to fight the good fight for many of his clients. That is because he believed that justice should be accessible to all, regardless of wealth and prestige.
As Bill’s legal career progressed, he noticed a growing problem that desperately needed to be addressed: when attorneys put their bottom line above and at the expense of their own clients. While Bill made few friends in the legal community, he knew that someone needed to represent people who were harmed by attorneys through negligence or outright dishonesty. That is because he believed that justice should be accessible to all, regardless of wealth and prestige.
Bill Wuliger in the media over five decades
Westlake Life 2008
“Decades Old Suit Settled”
The Plain Dealer 1974
“Low-cost legal aid plan attacked by Cuyahoga Bar”
The Plain Dealer 1974
“Man relieves himself of anger over prices, gets into mischief”
The Plain Dealer 2011
“Kelley’s law firm, widow settle for more than $10M”
The Plain Dealer 1972
“Wuliger needles everyone”
The Wuliger Legacy Continues
Over the course of Bill’s career, he mentored dozens of young lawyers. He took great pride in their accomplishments and was often heard to saying, “A piece of them is in me, and hopefully, a piece of me is in them.” His daughter, Amy, was once one of those young lawyers. In 2016, 47 years after Bill began serving the legal needs of the Cleveland community, and 19 years after Amy followed him into the legal profession, Bill and Amy transitioned their practice to a new law firm: Wuliger & Wuliger, a boutique litigation firm dedicated to helping clients who find themselves overwhelmed by circumstances.
All of us at Wuliger & Wuliger started our careers with Bill. He instilled and ignited this same passion inside each one of us. We are proud to stand on the side of lost causes and unpopular opinions with our slingshots. That is the legacy he built and that is legacy we carry forward. That is because we believe that justice should be accessible to all, regardless of wealth and prestige.
A law firm dedicated to your best interests
Too often lawyers lose sight of their client’s goals and aspirations. Lawyers can be racehorses with blinders on, unaware of the other concerns and issues facing their clients. At Wuliger & Wuliger, we realize that you need more than just a racehorse, you need true counselors at law who understand you and your needs.
That is why we provide a holistic full-service approach for all of our clients. We will be with you every step of the way; from the womb to the tomb.
Quality legal outcomes over quantity of clients
We aren’t a big firm, and we don’t take every case. But if we take yours, you can be sure that we will dedicate all our resources to you. We are hard-working, performance-driven, zealous advocates who listen to our clients and fight for their best interests.
Our team of lawyers have been trained and nurtured by Bill Wulliger and his empathetic approach and desire to find justice for his clients. Our lawyers bring passion to all of their case and empathy to all of their clients.
Our Wuliger & Wuliger team prides itself in representing our clients with care and passion.
Why you should hire a small, tenacious Cleveland legal team
We try cases. While it’s always best to resolve disputes amicably, we appreciate and understand that isn’t always possible. Having an experienced trial lawyer is critical to maximizing the value of your case regardless of whether it is ultimately resolved via settlement or by a jury of your peers. Bill, Amy and Mark have collectively tried over three hundred cases in their careers. The young lawyers who join our team do so because they want to pursue careers as trial lawyers, and they gain valuable experience working alongside seasoned professionals. And if you’re looking for legal work outside of the courtroom, our well-rounded team of lawyers are equally well-versed in negotiating transactions, legal drafting and writing appeals.
Nationally experienced with a local focus
Our lawyers have represented clients in federal and state courts all over the country, but each of us is first and foremost an Ohioan, born and raised. We love the Cleveland community and are dedicated to achieving justice at the local level.
Quality over quantity
We aren’t a big firm, and we don’t take every case. But if we take yours, you can be sure we will dedicate all our resources to you. We are hard-working, performance-driven, zealous advocates who listen to our clients and fight for their interests.
Responsive to our clients
Neglect is the number one complaint against lawyers. At Wuliger & Wuliger, every client is important, and no client will be ignored. We will ensure that you stay informed regarding the progress of your case and will promptly return your phone calls and emails. If you have complaints or concerns, we will hear you out and will not rest until we’ve reached a satisfactory resolution.
Creative problem solvers
Our team is creative, energetic and passionate about the law and this country. Law is not static – it is ever evolving. As a result, it’s important to always look for new and innovative ways to address legal dilemmas. We strive to maintain a culture of openness and collaboration. We believe every problem has a solution and will work to find one for you.
Honest and ethical professionals
All lawyers must take an oath of office to be admitted to the bar. In Ohio, that oath includes a promise to support the Constitution and the laws of the United States and the state of Ohio, and to abide by the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct governing our profession. At Wuliger & Wuliger, we take our oath of admission seriously and live by it every day.
More than just co-workers
We’re a small firm and we stick together. Although Wuliger & Wuliger was only founded in 2016, our lawyers have practiced together for years. Some of us even started out as law clerks for Bill Wuliger. We believe in mentoring young lawyers and rewarding their accomplishments, and we support each other in and out of the courtroom. As a result, we’ve built a family of loyal professionals who work as a team to tackle whatever complexities an individual case may require.