William B. Eadie, Professional Biography

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What sets the Spangenberg firm apart is commitment to the client - they remember that is the client's case, not the lawyer's. I think this approach has helped the firm endure and thrive. Once we accept a case, we stay with it, through mediations, trial, appeals. That's important to the firm, and it has become important to my practice.

Outside the Courtroom

William and his wife, Christine, live in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood in Cleveland. Will, who was raised in Shaker Heights, is glad to be giving back to his hometown. Christine, from San Antonio, Texas, has adopted Cleveland, and is now the manager of the West Side Market. They met in New Orleans, a town they both still love. Avid foodies, Will and Christine hope to become involved in the local food movement as a way to support local entrepreneurship and make the community more sustainable.

Will is a Big Brother in Cleveland Big Brothers, Big Sisters and strongly supports mentoring opportunities.

“I’ve realized that what separates people who are able to succeed in life, and avoid the myriad pitfalls young adults encounter almost daily, is recognizing the path from where you are, to success," he says. "I was lucky enough to have the family, guidance, and educational resources to discover that path. Mentoring is about helping people discover that path who do not have those same opportunities. It's about giving people that same chance to succeed that we sometimes take for granted.”

Besides BBBS, Will participates in the 3Rs program through the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. The program sends lawyers into Cleveland tenth-grade classrooms to provide guidance through constitutional scholarship and discussion.

Will and Christine are members of Holy Rosary Church in Little Italy, where they married in 2009.

Curriculum Vitae


2010 - Present Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, Associate
2007 – 2007 Squire Sanders & Dempsey, Summer Associate


2009 Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor/Masters in Business Administration
  • magna cum laude
2002 Tulane University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy


  • American Association for Justice
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • William K. Thomas American Inn of Court


  • Baldwin Wallace College, Adjunct Professor (2011- 2013)
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Legal Writing Fellow (2006-2008)
  • Case Western Reserve Law Review, Senior Editor (2006-2008)


  • Selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars of 2014-2015
  • Order of the Coif Award, National Order of the Coif
  • William E. Davis Mock Trial Prize, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Paul J. Hergenroeder Prize for Outstanding Trial Advocacy, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Trial Tactics and Evidence, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Best Advocate, Crosstown Mock Trial Competition, Case Law Mock Trial Team
  • Regional Champion, STAC Mock Trial Competition, American Association for Justice

Attorney Biography

Email: weadie@spanglaw.com


William Eadie joined the Spangenberg firm as an associate in 2010. He graduated magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2009, where he served as Senior Editor of the Law Review and President of the Jonathan M. Ault Mock Trial Team.

While at Case, Will won the William E. Davis Mock Trial Prize, the Paul J. Hergenroeder Prize for Outstanding Trial Advocacy, Best Advocate in the 2008 Case Crosstown Mock Trial Competition, and CALI awards (highest overall grade) for Evidence and Trial Tactics. He was a student member of the William K. Thomas American Inn of Court and was the 5th place national finalist in the American Association of Justice 2007 mock trial competition. He also earned his MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management.

Will is licensed to practice law in Ohio. He is a member of the American Association of Justice, the Ohio Association of Justice, the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Bar Association, the Ohio Bar Association, and the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys.

William has experience with all stages of litigation and focuses on litigation and courtroom skills. He is founding lawyer-coach of the Baldwin Wallace College Mock Trial Team.

Before attending law school, the Cleveland native earned his BA from Tulane University in New Orleans. He subsequently spent three years working with the Chief Administrative Office of The City of New Orleans, which allowed Will to work with most of the City's departments and agencies on everything from letting contracts to implementing city-wide programs.


Choosing the Spangenberg law firm means choosing to be part of a team that centers around you. Keeping the client front-and-center might seem like common sense, but it is easy as an attorney to forget, during all the legal proceedings and motions and paperwork, whose case it really is. While we're proud of our legal ability in and out of the courtroom, being an excellent attorney means remembering why you're doing all this in the first place: the client. We're selective about the clients we take on, and our clients are selective, too. It makes a solid relationship in which both the client and our attorneys are comfortable navigating the complicated legal landscape together.

Spangenberg Shibley & Liber is a boutique civil litigation trial firm in downtown Cleveland, Ohio handling cases on a statewide and nationwide basis. The firm's trial practice is diverse and sophisticated. It includes a wide array of consumer healthcare issues including medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, health insurance claim denials, dangerous drugs, and defective medical devices. In addition to its consumer health care litigation practice, Spangenberg lawyers represent individuals who have been seriously injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents, on the job, through exposure to dangerous chemicals/mold, by defective consumer and household products such as automobiles, motorcycles and power tools, tainted food and many other situations. The firm also represents those who have been injured or harmed by law enforcement engaged in the violation of a citizen's civil rights.

Apart from its personal injury practice, Spangenberg has a committed consumer rights practice litigating claims of marketing fraud, deceptive business practices, and violation of warranty for all sorts of consumer products.

Finally, Spangenberg Shibley & Liber represents businesses and entrepreneurs for all types of business litigation situations where the individual or business has been wronged in a business transaction.