In 1980 he earned a B.A. in economics from DeSales University. In 1983
he earned a juris doctor degree from the Dickinson School of Law. He has been licensed to practice law in
Pennsylvania since 1983. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
defense of the County of Northampton in a lawsuit by the Delaware Indian Nation seeking to reclaim part
ownership of the County by reversing the result of the infamous Walking Purchase of 1737. The case went to the
U.S. Supreme Court which decided to leave the County intact.
Since 1983 William P. Leeson has represented clients in complex litigation from case
inception through case settlements, arbitrations and dozens of successful jury trial verdicts. He has guided
clients through lawsuits over a broad spectrum of claims from serious injury and death to major business
He also devotes a significant portion of his practice to providing services
in estate planning and administration, preparation of wills, powers of attorney and living wills and real estate
transactions. He has been a participating member of the AARP Legal Services Network since 1998.
He has extensive experience representing clients in matters before local municipalities involving zoning, land
use and development. This experience is complemented by his more than thirteen years of service as an assistant
solicitor for local municipal governments.
Bill has a “BV® Distinguished”™ 4.4 out of 5* peer review rating from
Martindale-Hubbell, the leading national lawyer peer review publication. The BV certification mark
is an excellent rating for an experienced lawyer. A widely respected mark of achievement, it differentiates a
lawyer from his or her competition.
After handling countless memorable cases over the years, Bill regards among the most unusual to be his
*BV Distinguished is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in
accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell™ certification procedures, standards and policies.
Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions
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