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William Gildea


A seasoned litigator, William Gildea concentrates his civil litigation practice on representing clients in a wide variety of disputes across multiple industries.

Mr. Gildea has represented individuals, corporations, manufacturers, long-term care facilities, and insurers in a variety of matters, including claims involving employment discrimination, catastrophic tort, professional malpractice, and contract disputes.

Recent representative results of Mr. Gildea include:

  • Obtaining an arbitration award against claims alleging breach of contract and indemnification
  • Had a substantial role in obtaining a defense jury verdict following a 10-day medical malpractice/wrongful death trial
  • Securing a defense verdict in a state District Court bench trial involving an insurance coverage dispute
  • Persuading a judge to grant summary judgment for a public insurance adjusting firm dismissing claims alleging violation of the Massachusetts consumer protection statute (M.G.L. c. 93A) and professional negligence


Todd & Weld LLP, 2023-present

Locke Lord LLP, 2022-2023

Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP, 2019-2022

LeClairRyan, PLLC, 2017-2018



  • Boston College Law School (J.D., 2017)
  • Providence College (B.A., 2014)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts (2017)
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts (2018)

Honors and Awards

  • Named to Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for Insurance Law (2021-2024); Personal Injury Litigation – Defense (2021-2024), Litigation – Construction (2023-2024); Commercial Litigation (2024)
  • Named by Super Lawyers as a Massachusetts Rising Star for General Litigation, Business Litigation, and Criminal Defense: White-Collar (2022-2023)