William A. Schneider Partner


Boston, MA London, UK

Phone: (617) 439-7573 Fax: (617) 342-4951 Download VCard

William A. Schneider

Bill focuses his practice on civil litigation and property insurance, with an emphasis on trial and appellate work in the state and federal courts. He has extensive coverage experience, including policy drafting, policy interpretation, and the general representation of insurance companies in a variety of matters across several lines of coverage. He regularly handles matters involving commercial property policies, homeowners policies, inland marine policies, crime policies, fidelity bonds, farm policies, equipment breakdown policies, boat and yacht policies, builders risk policies and pollution liability policies. Bill also represents insurers in arbitration, appraisal, reference and other non-judicial proceedings required by the policy or applicable law. He provides advice and counsel to insurers in the investigation and adjustment of complex first-party claims that involve fraud, valuation disputes and coverage issues. Bill also serves as settlement counsel in high exposure liability cases and has a great deal of experience defending insurers in bad faith and extracontractual liability claims. 


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

Noteworthy Accomplishments

  • 21 published reported appellate decisions
  • Several faculty appointments with PLRB
  • Service as a Referee/Appraiser in property disputes
  • Selected to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine list in Civil Litigation: Defense (2010–2020)
  • Selected to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine list as a "Rising Star" in Civil Litigation: Defense (2007-2009)
  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, 2001

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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Areas of Practice

Bar Admission

  • Massachusetts


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

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