William A. Sherman, II


William is the managing partner of Dinsmore’s Washington, D.C. office. As a litigator, he brings extensive trial experience to his practice having been involved with the firm’s defense of mass tort class action suits with emphasis on product liability defense since joining the firm. William is a member of the Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC), which is an association of the foremost product liability defense counsel in the United States and abroad. Described as a “trial lawyer,” the firm utilizes his vast trial experience in a variety of cases where trial seems likely. As such, he has successfully litigated cases in areas of patent infringement, product liability, ERISA, securities, federal administrative proceedings, construction, automobile warranty, employment discrimination and a variety of complex commercial litigation matters.


  • University of Maryland School of Law  (J.D., 1986)
  • Morgan State University  (B.A., cum laude, 1983)
    • Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio


  • American Bar Association
  • D.C. Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC)
  • Council For Court Excellence, Washington, D.C.
  • D.C. Early Learning Collaborative, Board of Directors
  • Morgan State University Board of Regents


  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell