Prior to joining the firm, Bill served for two years as a judicial law clerk to Judge Richard D. Bennett of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. As a law student, he worked as a legal fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives, both in the Office of Congressman C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02) and for the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Bill is an active member of several neighborhood improvement organizations throughout the Baltimore region and is founder and current president of Baltimore's City Center Residents Association. He also serves on the board of directors of Baltimore's Community Law Center, the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, the Market Center Merchants Association, and the Historic Charles Street Association. Bill is frequently quoted by the Baltimore Sun and other Baltimore-area news outlets on the topics of community development and land planning in downtown Baltimore.
Bill is actively involved in the historic preservation and architectural communities in both Washington, DC and Baltimore, and has published on these topics. He is an active member of Baltimore Heritage, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, and the Bar Association of Baltimore City's Historical Committee.