Committed to excellence in his written and oral legal advocacy, Bill has received accolades from and worked with some of Maryland’s premier lawyers. Throughout his first decade as an attorney, Bill has represented clients in a wide variety of legal matters, including business litigation, high-stakes divorce and family law litigation, high-profile criminal investigations and defense as well as million-dollar litigation for personal injury, wrongful death, etc. Bill has handled trial and appellate matters in Maryland federal and state courts as well as those in the District of Columbia.
Bill is a lifelong Marylander who spent his childhood in Howard and Frederick counties. He attended Loyola High School and graduated with honors from Saint Joseph’s University with a double major in Philosophy and English Literature. After college, Bill began his legal career working for the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office and some of Maryland’s best criminal defense lawyers. After graduating from the distinguished University Of Maryland School Of Law, Bill honed his civil litigation skills, working on cases involving construction litigation, homeowner claims against contractors and business planning and litigation matters. Today Bill is active in the Maryland community and professional bar associations. He has served as President of a successful legal non-profit Civil Justice, Inc., where he helped plan and manage million-dollar grants, impact consumer litigation and class action matters and associated growth.
For over a decade, Bill has partnered with Chris Flohr to form Blackford & Flohr, L.L.C., a small firm dedicated to providing high-quality trial advocacy for its individual and business clients. Together, they have worked to establish the kind of firm that is difficult to find – one that provides passionate and practical legal advocacy by lawyers who are able to go to the mat for their clients and care more about your bottom line than their own.
During his career, Bill has been a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyer’s Association, the Cawood Inns of Court, the Baltimore County Bar Association, the Baltimore City Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Bill has been frequently recognized as a Superlawyer Rising Star and is an active speaker, writer, and commentator on legal issues. In his free time, Bill is a father to two children, husband to a beautiful (and patient) wife, is active in local community boards, an avid football fan, ice hockey player, cyclist and devoted friend to many.