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BillFoster

Partner

"After 30 years of legal practice, I still deeply enjoy working with each client to resolve their complex insurance issues."

Overview

Biography

With over 30 years of legal experience, Bill primarily concentrates his practice on representing insurers in first- and third-party matters and handling matters involving personal-injury defense, insurance coverage, and the investigation and defense of potential claims of insurance fraud, including trial and appellate representation.

Bill handles cases involving products liability, intentional torts, business torts, insurance defense, defective products, dangerous conditions, labor law, strict liability, professional liability, fraud, and catastrophic personal-injuries issues for Fortune 500 companies across a variety of industries. He also provides counsel to and defends municipalities in matters related to claims of property damage, wrongful death, and personal injury.

Bill additionally litigates fraud and arson insurance-defense matters and renders coverage opinions and advice on complex property-insurance claims. He also has extensive experience working with insurance companies handling fire insurance and subrogation claims.

Bar Associations

  • Albany County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • New York Trial Lawyers Association
Experience

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner
  • Bouck, Holloway, Kiernan & Casey, LLP, Partner

Selected Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Insurance Law and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2022–2023
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York: Insurance Coverage, 2008–2009; Personal Injury Products: Defense, 2015–2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated for Very High to Preeminent Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, 2006–2018
Knowledge

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • New York State Bar Association, “Insurance Coverage Trending Topics”
  • New York State Bar Association, “Insurance Coverage Fundamentals”
  • New York State Bar Association, “Insurance Considerations for Premises Liability”
  • New York State Bar Association, “Review of the New York Standard Fire Insurance Policy”
  • 22nd Albany Claims Association Fall Educational Workshop, Guest Lecturer

Selected Alerts & Blog Posts

Featured Media

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Second Department Finds Transcripts of Lack of Appearance for EUOs Not Admissible as Business Records

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Important Developments From the Most Recent NYS Cannabis Control Board Meeting

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Mandatory Proof of Vaccination and Use of ArriveCAN to Enter Canada to End on September 30, 2022. Will the United States Follow Suit?

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NYS Submits 1115 Waiver Amendment (Health Equity Reform) to CMS

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Federal Court Sanctions Party Where Corporate Representative Answered "I Don't Know" over 100 Times During 30(b)(6) Deposition

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COVID-19 Business Interruption Update: Second Circuit Issues Decisions in Favor of Insurers Dismissing Claims

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