Bill attended the University of Alaska for his undergraduate studies, and attended Syracuse Law School and the London program of Notre Dame Law School, where he received a Certificate in International Law from Syracuse for his London studies. In addition to his Juris Doctor degree, Bill also earned a Masters in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Public Administration at Syracuse University, graduating from Syracuse with both degrees in 1976.
Bill worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alaska from 1976-1980, and with the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands in 1981. In 1982, Bill entered the private practice, opening his law firm in December of 1982.
Bill has extensive civil and criminal trial and appellate experience, with civil cases in the multi-million-dollar range, and felony and misdemeanor criminal defenses of all categories in both the federal and state court systems. Several landmark civil and criminal cases have been litigated by Bill during his 41+ years of practice.