William Eadie is a trial lawyer with the Spangenberg Law Firm focusing on representing individuals and small businesses when they have been harmed by another’s carelessness or broken promises. William focuses on nursing home, brain injury, truck crash, business litigation, and class action cases. Along with his JD, William earned his MBA from the Weatherhead School at Case, and is a member of the Firm’s Business Litigation Group.
William excelled in trial work throughout law school, winning multiple awards for Outstanding Trial Advocacy, being president of the Mock Trial Team, and earning the highest grades in evidence and trial tactics. William brings this passion for trial work to his practice, always learning new techniques for persuasively presenting a case to a jury, no matter the type of case. He has also developed skills with appellate work, arguing before the Eighth and Ninth Ohio Appellate District Courts, as well as the Ohio Supreme Court.
William is a Cleveland native raising three daughters with his wife, Christine, in the Gordon Square neighborhood. William serves on the CMBA 3Rs Committee and volunteers every year in the 3Rs program, leading a team into Cleveland Public Schools to discuss Rights, Responsibilities, and Realities with Juniors.
William also volunteers as the Regional Coordinator every year for the American Association for Justice’s national mock trial competition, hosting 16 teams from notional and local law schools over four days, in 27 trials, with 80-plus northeast Ohio lawyers and judges volunteering to judge the event.
Contact William: Weadie@spanglaw.com
- 2010-Present: Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, Associate
- 2007: Squire Sanders & Dempsey, Summer Associate
- 2002-2005: City of New Orleans, Special Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer
2009: Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., M.B.A
- Honors: Magna Cum Laude
2002: Tulane University, B.A.
- Major: Philosophy
- 2016: U.S. Court of Appeals – 6th Circuit
- 2013: U.S.D.C. Southern District of Ohio
- 2011: U.S.D.C. Western District of New York
- 2011: U.S.D.C. Northern District of Ohio
- 2009: Supreme Court of Ohio
2013-Present: American Association for Justice, Student Trial Advocacy
- Regional Coordinator
2012-Present: Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, Board of Directors
- Trustee / Board Member, Communications Committee Chair
2012-Present: Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 3Rs Oversight Committee
- Member, Sub-Committee Chair
2010-Present: Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 3Rs Program
- Volunteer, Team Leader
- 2011-2013: Baldwin Wallace College, Adjunct Professor
- 2006-2008: Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Legal Writing Fellow
- 2006-2008: Case Western Reserve Law Review, Senior Editor
- American Association for Justice
- Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio
- Ohio Association for Justice
- Ohio State Bar Association
- 2014-2016: Named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers
- Best Advocate, Crosstown Mock Trial Competition, Case Law Mock Trial Team
- “CALI Excellence for the Future Award,” Trial Tactics and Evidence, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
- Order of the Coif Award, National Order of the Coif
- “Paul J. Hergenroeder Prize for Outstanding Trial Advocacy,” Case Western Reserve University School of Law
- Regional Champion, STAC Mock Trial Competition, American Association for Justice
- “William E. Davis Mock Trial Prize,” Case Western Reserve University School of Law
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, earned a master’s from Cleveland State University, and was the manager of the iconic West Side Market before becoming a full time mother of their three girls. 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.