William Harrington William Harrington

William J. Harrington



Will Harrington represents clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individuals in civil and criminal litigation. His practice focuses primarily on national insurers in commercial coverage disputes, lawyers and law firms in professional liability matters, and the representation of individuals and entities in federal criminal investigations and prosecutions. Recently Will served as second chair in the defense of a correctional officer indicted in the Maryland Eastern Correctional Institution prison corruption case, the largest criminal case in history in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The case resulted in an acquittal. 

Will has a reporter's instincts and curiosity. Before law school, he was a D.C.-based journalist covering federal energy policy. He enjoys working with clients to explore the novel and complex issues presented with each case and helping clients achieve their desired outcome.

Will is proficient in speaking, reading, and writing Spanish.


Co-author, "Commencing an Action: Maryland," Thomson Reuters Practical Law, 2017


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Representative Matters

Obtained an acquittal for a former Eastern Correctional Institution correctional officer criminally charged in a case involving the largest number of individuals ever indicted in a single criminal matter filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Following a three-week trial, successfully persuaded a jury to acquit the firm’s client of racketeering, bribery, and narcotics distribution charges. In the indictment in which the firm's client was charged, federal prosecutors charged 41 people with bribery and smuggling-related crimes: 40 were convicted, the firm's client was acquitted.

As local counsel, successfully defended a top 10 international financial firm in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, in a case alleging excessive mutual-fund fees. The alleged client exposure was approximately $50 million. The case resolved favorably.

Drafted and argued successful motion for summary judgment seeking dismissal of all claims against a mortgage origination company and its loan officer who were sued for alleged negligence and breach of fiduciary duty in their handling of a mortgage loan application. The court granted the motion from the bench, dismissing all counts against the firm's clients.

Drafted a successful motion for summary judgment on behalf of a commercial general liability insurance carrier arguing that the insurer had no duty to defend or indemnify a steel manufacturer against a lawsuit alleging that the manufacturer supplied defective materials. The court granted the motion and issued a declaration of no duty to defend or indemnify, terminating the case in favor of the firm's client.