William Sharon focuses on complex commercial and appellate litigation. He writes and argues dispositive motions and appellate briefs in federal and state courts around the country, and he regularly represents clients in the U.S. Supreme Court at both the petition and merits stages. He also maintains an active pro bono practice involving civil rights cases before the federal courts of appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.
In addition to representing clients, Wil researches and writes about issues of law and religion. His most recent scholarship, Religious and Secular Comparators, 30 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 763 (2023), is available here.
Wil returned to the firm in 2022 after clerking for Judges Scott M. Matheson, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and Pamela K. Chen on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Wil graduated from Columbia Law School as a James Kent Scholar and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. While in law school, he was a Notes Editor on the Columbia Journal of Race and Law. He received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Ohio State University.
- J.D., Columbia Law School, 2018, James Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
- B.A., English, Ohio State University, 2015, cum laude
- New York
- Supreme Court of the United States
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, The Honorable Scott M. Matheson, Jr.
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, The Honorable Pamela K. Chen