William Harrington William Harrington

William J. Harrington



Will Harrington focuses his practice in civil and criminal defense and represents individuals and businesses in cases concerning professional malpractice, contractual disputes, and criminal matters. Will also represents national insurers in coverage disputes.

While in law school, Will served as an intern for the Honorable Lynne A. Battaglia of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Through the law school's clinic program, Will represented clients in removal proceedings in the United States Immigration Court. He was a member of the law school's Moot Court Team, and served as the Notes and Comments Editor of the University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class.

Before law school, Will was a Washington, D.C.-based journalist, covering federal energy policy. In that capacity, he interviewed numerous senior politicians and government officials and wrote about policy developments in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the United States Congress.

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


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


Downtown Sailing Center, Board of Directors

Outside the Office

Will is a lifelong ice hockey player, and volunteers his time coaching in the Patterson Park Stars hockey program for underprivileged youth.

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.