Speaker Profile
William J. Cade

William J. Cade LLM, JD

Albany, New York, United States of America

Mental Health and Law

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William J. Cade received his J.D. from John Marshall Law School and an LL.M in Trial Advocacy (with honors) from Temple University. He has a Legal Malpractice Trial attorney with over 50 years of experience.

He has taught New York States judges basic and advanced courses as required by the NYS Office of Court Administration; he has been on the adjunct graduate law faculty of Temple University Beasley School of Law where he taught Trial Advocacy; he has been a member of the faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), and he was awarded a scholarship by the NITA to attend an advanced training program at Harvard Law School. Additionally, he has been a frequent speaker at many colleges and universities as well as various magistrates' associations and has addressed local, state, and national professional organizations.

He is admitted to all Federal District Courts in New York, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the Federal District Court of Vermont, the Second Circuit of Appeals, the Third Circuit of Appeals, and the Eleventh Court of Appeals, and has been admitted pro hoc vice in MA, VA, and MD, has been a member of the Character and Fitness Committee for the Appellate Division 3rd Department for nearly two decades, has been a board member of the NYS Continuing Legal Education Board; has been trial counsel and consultant to many law firms.

He has tried over the past 50 years several types of personal injury cases to verdict in both State and Federal Courts including medical malpractice, dental malpractice, motor vehicle, and labor law cases. He has been retained as an expert witness to testify to the value of personal injury cases; was appointed by the NDNY as a mediator and arbitrator for various Federal Court cases, and has been consulted by Supreme Court Judges to review the material prepared by Court appointed guardians and determine if the proposed settlements would fairly compensate the infant plaintiff for the injuries sustained.