William T. Polaski

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William T. Polaski

Pittsburgh

Tel (412) 261-5703

Fax (412) 261-5710

Bio

William T. “Will” Polaski is a partner in the Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP. He concentrates his law practice in the areas of product liability, commercial litigation, insurance coverage, and environmental, mass and toxic torts.

Will earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School in 1999 and his B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication, cum laude, from Washington and Lee University in 1996.

Will has practiced law for 18 years and has a strong litigation practice. He served as First Chair trial leader in a multi-million dollar commercial defense litigation case and as head negotiator in an oil and gas drilling mediation and contract dispute. He is skilled in complex, multi-state case management for Fortune 500 companies, including analysis of document retention policies and corporate practices and procedures. 

Will has represented national and international manufacturers and suppliers in complex product liability and toxic tort litigation involving pharmaceutical and chemical products. He has represented a major public authority with respect to federal compliance issues.

Will is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and Ohio, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Supreme Court. He volunteers pro bono services for the Allegheny County Custody Conciliation Project, which gives legal assistance to low-income individuals and families.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • Ohio

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Supreme Court

Education

University of Southern California Law School, J.D., 1999
Washington and Lee University, B.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, cum laude, 1996