William A. Schneider Partner


Boston, MA London, UK

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William A. Schneider

Bill is a partner in the Boston office of Morrison Mahoney. He and his team focus their practice on commercial litigation and first-party insurance, with an emphasis on trial and appellate work in the state and federal courts throughout New England. Bill has extensive insurance experience, including policy drafting, policy interpretation, and the general representation of insurance companies in a variety of matters across several lines of coverage. He also represents insurers in arbitration, appraisal, reference and other non-judicial proceedings required by the policy or applicable law.  He frequently provides advice and counsel to insurers in the investigation and adjustment of complex first-party claims that involve fraud, valuation disputes and complex coverage issues. Bill also serves as settlement counsel in high exposure liability cases and has a great deal of experience defending insurers in complex bad faith and extra-contractual liability claims.

Representative Experience

  • Defense of class action suits for collapse coverage, total loss adjustments and COVID-19 claims  
  • Several faculty appointments with PLRB
  • Service as a Referee/Appraiser in property disputes throughout New England

Reported and Published Cases

  • River Farm Realty Trust v. Farm Family Casualty Ins. Co., 943 F.3d 27 (1st Cir. 2019)
  • BioChemics, Inc. v. AXIS Reinsurance Company, 924 F.3d 633 (1st Cir, 2019)
  • AIG Property Casualty Company v. Cosby, 892 F.3d 25 (1st Cir, 2018).
  • Mercedes Zee Corp., LLC v. Seneca Ins. Co., Inc., 151 F.Supp.3d 255 (D. Conn. 2015) 
  • AIG Property Casualty Company v. Green, et al., 150 F.Supp.3d 132 (D. Mass. 2015)
  • Moroney Body Works, Inc. v. Central Ins. Companies, 87 Mass.  App. Ct. 774 (2015)
  • AJC International, Inc. v. Triple-S Propiedad, 790 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2015)
  • Biochemics, Inc. v. Axis Reinsurance Co., 83 F.Supp.3d 405 (D. Mass. 2015)
  • Verrill Farms, LLC v. Farm Family Cas. Ins. Co., 86 Mass. App. Ct. 577 (2014)
  • Central Mut. Ins. Co. v. True Plastics, Inc., 84 Mass. App. Ct. 17 (2013)
  • Biochemics, Inc. v. Axis Reinsurance Co., 963 F.Supp.2d 64 (D. Mass. 2013)
  • DiLeonardo v. Hartford Cas. Ins. Co., 2012 WL 1074290, (D.R.I. March 29, 2012) 
  • CustomMade Ventures Corp. v. Sentinel Ins. Co., Ltd., 2012 WL 4321060c (D. Mass. 2012)
  • PBM Nutritionals v. Lexington Ins. Co., 724 S.E.2d 707 (Va. 2012)
  • French King Realty, Inc. v. Interstate Fire and Cas. Co., 79 Mass. App. Ct. 953 (2011)
  • Fire Insurance Co. v. Alexander Pring-Wilson, 831 F.Supp.2d 493 (D. Mass. 2011)
  • Fire Insurance Co. v. Alexander Pring-Wilson, 778 F.Supp.2d 116 (D. Mass. 2011)
  • MacDonald & Evans, Inc. v. Utica Mut. Ins. Co., 578 F.Supp.2d 222 (D. Mass. 2008)
  • Cytosol Laboratories, Inc. v. Federal Ins. Co., 536 F.Supp.2d 80 (D. Mass. 2008)
  • Supeno v. Equity Office Properties Mgmt., LLC., 70 Mass. App. Ct. 470 (2007)
  • Aridas, ex rel Estate of Inman v. Royal Ins. Co., 462 F.Supp.2d 76 (D. Me. 2006)
  • OneBeacon Am. Ins. Co. v. Travelers Indem. Co., 465 F.3d 38 (1st Cir. 2006)
  • Wilkinson v. Commerce Ins. Co., 447 Mass. 663 (2006)
  • Metropolitan Property. & Casualty Ins. Co. v. Vilner, 324 F.3d 20 (1st Cir. 2003)
  • Schubert v. Nissan Motor Corp., 148 F.3d 25 (1st Cir. 1998)


  • Loss Executives Association
  • Defense Research Institute, Insurance Committee
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • CPCU Society
  • ALFA International, Insurance Law Steering Committee

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC)
  • Elected by his peers to The Best Lawyers in America© Insurance Law guide (2023)

Boston, MA Office

250 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
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London, UK Office

3 More London Riverside
London, UK SE1 2HB
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Bar Admission

  • Massachusetts


  • B.A., cum laude — University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • J.D., cum laude — Suffolk University Law School

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