William H. Gagas

William H. Gagas

“Is my philosophy that a great attorney must be honest, confident, analytical, attentive, trustworthy, responsive and have a great work ethic. I bring these qualities to each case and work toward solutions in a timely and economical fashion. Additionally, my time spent on various business and charitable boards ”




  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut (Pending)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First and Second Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts, Southern District of New York


  • J.D., Suffolk University School of Law, cum laude
    • American Jurisprudence Award, Criminal Law
    • First Year Best Brief Award, Honorable Mention
  • B.S. Fordham University, Business Administration Degree


  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Medical Defense Bar Association

William H. Gagas is a partner in the Firm’s Healthcare and General Liability Defense Group. Bill represents physicians, medical practice groups, small and large businesses, property owners, engineers, architects, and other professionals and individuals in numerous areas of civil litigation, including medical malpractice, professional liability, New York Labor Law, construction defect, premises liability and other general liability matters.  He has also handled numerous commercial litigation, creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, and employment law matters.

Mr. Gagas is an accomplished appellate advocate, having briefed and argued dozens of appeals before the state and  federal courts  of  New York  and  Massachusetts, and  several other  jurisdictions, including Florida, California and New Hampshire.

Mr. Gagas honed his litigation skills over the past 10+ years working as both plaintiff’s and defense counsel on numerous high profile and high exposure  cases, and takes incredible pride in delivering exceptional results for his clients.

When he is not working, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife and children, and golfing, and is an avid sports fan.

Prior to joining Dorf Nelson & Zauderer, Mr. Gagas was a partner at Barker Patterson Nichols.

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