William J. McGrath, Jr.
Both as managing partner of Halloran & Sage and as a veteran civil trial attorney, William J. McGrath is a problem solver. Companies and professionals of all ilks turn to him for help resolving their legal and business concerns. A trial lawyer in Connecticut for nearly 30 years, he knows the state's legal, political and business infrastructures in depth. Drawing upon his extensive knowledge and his knack for creative thinking, he advises his clients on innovative strategies for overcoming business challenges.
Mr. McGrath's practice encompasses virtually any type of business dispute, whether between business associates or involving outsiders. Even when a dispute is such that litigation seems inevitable, he is often able to help a client find a solution. If litigation is necessary, he takes charge of directing the case and applies his trial experience towards achieving the best result for the client.
Mr. McGrath cut his teeth in the courtroom representing major insurance companies and lending institutions in tort, coverage and consumer cases. Through the years, he broadened his practice to where it is today. While insurance and banking remain key areas of his focus, he now represents a wide variety of businesses in an array of matters. A particular emphasis of his is providing legal counsel to professional-services providers in fields such as medicine, law, marketing, accounting and finance; he assists them with everything from business advice to malpractice defense. He represents a number of automobile dealerships on consumer cases. He also serves as a special master for the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, as well as a neutral mediator, applying his skills towards helping others find ways to resolve their differences. He has served as a designated arbitrator in over 60 private disputes.
As his practice has grown and diversified, so has his involvement in community affairs and state and local politics. Mr. McGrath sits on the board of directors of the Public Health Foundation of Connecticut and the Greater Hartford legal Aid Foundation. He is active in many local non-profit organizations, including the American Heart Association.
Growth and diversification likewise characterize Mr. McGrath's leadership of the firm as its managing partner. He has been instrumental in helping Halloran & Sage become one of Connecticut's leading law firms. Under his management, the firm significantly broadened and strengthened its practice areas. His commitment to community has been a catalyst for the firm's greater immersion in community affairs, charitable organizations and public service. Additionally, he was elected a James W. Cooper Life Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation. Life Fellows are exemplary lawyers recognized for the high quality of their work, their service to their community and the public, and their efforts to improve the legal system. He is rated "AV" or preeminent under the Martindale lawyer rating system.
For his clients, Mr. McGrath's experience is key - experience in the courtroom, in business and in the community. Clients know that these elements add up to a lawyer they can trust to solve any business problem they face.
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