Bill Haggerty graduated from Villanova University, then Villanova School of Law in 1976. Certified by the National Board Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Specialist, he practiced in Lancaster for over 25 years and served on numerous boards and committees for national and local organizations, including the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Lancaster Bar Association and the Lancaster Highway Safety Council. Bill is listed in Who’s Who in American Law and is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
As a legal advocate, Bill was devoted not only to his clients and our community, but also to the future lawyers of America. He dedicated time and energy to lecturing in the legal community for the Lancaster Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He spent many years teaching trial advocacy at the Widener University School of Law. In October 2000, he attended and graduated from Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College, where the guiding principle is that clients are human beings, not files. Bill believed that human beings deserve justice, nothing more, nothing less. Bill returned to Mr. Spence’s Thunderhead Ranch in Jackson, Wyoming, to attend the Trial Lawyers College graduate program.
Bill and Howard formed a partnership in 2004. They shared the same views on representing clients and their cases. In honor of the late founder of the Haggerty Law Firm, there is an annual golf tournament to raise funds for cancer research at Duke University.
Our team of legal professionals specialize in personal injury law including auto & truck accidents, nursing home neglect, brain injury, spinal cord injury, birth injury, cerebral palsy, medical malpractice, premise liability, product liability, workplace injury, wrongful death, and drunk driving.