William Baaki is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on business litigation, construction litigation, and general liability matters. His wide range of experience includes representing small and large businesses, municipalities, and property owners in matters involving breach of contract, breach of warranty, construction defect, premises liability, product liability, real property title litigation, asbestos litigation, and worksite accident claims. 

Bill received his undergraduate degree in Classics and Philosophy from Colgate University, and served as assistant captain of the school's hockey team. After playing two seasons of minor professional hockey, Bill received his J.D., cum laude, from Ave Maria School of Law, where he served on the school's Moot Court Board and Honor Board. 

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2017–18
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2014–15
  • Ave Maria School of Law: St. Ives Award to graduating student for excellence in written advocacy
  • Ave Maria School of Law: St. Thomas More Moot Court Competition: Best Brief Award; Oral Argument co-champion
  • Huntington Blizzard (ECHL): Players’ Player Award; Community Service Award
  • Colgate Hockey: Rob Ries Award for leadership and inspiration 
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Community Involvement
  • Friends of Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine: Board Member
  • Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Capital District: Board Member
Training and Certifications
  • Department of Labor OSHA-10 Certification
  • Department of Labor OSHA-30 Construction Training
  • Ave Maria School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2004
  • Colgate University, B.A., 1998
  • Co-Author, “White Collar Corner: The Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act,” The Daily Record, December 2012
  • Co-Author, “White Collar Corner: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” The Daily Record, August 2012