Bill’s practice of thirty years is concentrated in construction law, products liability, environmental and toxic torts, trucking and transportation, and other complex litigation. As lead counsel, Bill has tried approximately 50 cases before a jury, most with favorable results. Bill’s clients include general contractors, specialty subcontractors, architects, engineers, product manufacturers, trucking companies, and insurance and surety companies.
Lead counsel for a builder obtaining complete defense verdict on statue of repose, affirmed by the NC Supreme Court.
Obtained a $4.5 million award for highway contractor in trial against State Department of Transportation on bridge project contract claim for project time and cost overruns and a $6.5 million award for project design and delay claims on a highway project.
Obtained substantial verdicts in jury trials and arbitrations for general contractors against developers and owners for unpaid contract monies, including projects for construction of shopping centers, office complexes and commercial buildings.
Lead defense counsel in a six week environmental trial in which 75 plaintiffs sought $225 million for injuries arising from contaminated water from a private water system. The trial resulted in a complete defense verdict.
Established new precedent in North Carolina by obtaining favorable ruling from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals holding that no implied warranty claims could be brought against manufacturer of component parts incorporated into construction project.
Obtained defense verdict for trucking company for multiple claims arising out of 18 vehicle interstate highway collision.
Obtained defense verdict in wrongful death suit against highway contractor for death occurring in a construction zone on an interstate highway.
North Carolina counsel for all products liability and warranty litigation for several leading nationwide construction products manufacturers.
National coordinating counsel for over 300 construction defect suits arising out of the manufacturing and sale synthetic stucco (EIFS).
Established new precedent in North Carolina by obtaining dismissal of all extra-contractual claims against a surety company on performance bonds.
North Carolina counsel for thimerosal toxicity claims against a vaccine manufacturer.
Publications & Presentations
Mr. Pollock is the Chair of the Construction Law Guide and an editor of the Claims Handling Guide, both published by the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance. These publications are the first comprehensive nationwide guides for the insurance industry.
Bill is the author of Construction Law Client Strategies: Efficiently Assessing and Addressing Risks(Aspatore Books 2007).
Mr. Pollock speaks regularly to audiences concerning construction and insurance law issues and has conducted dozens of presentations and seminars. Many of his law topics have allowed insurance adjusters to earn continuing education credits and have included topics such as construction site accidents, additional insured issues, indemnity and contribution and NC civil case law updates.