William Eadie joined the Spangenberg firm as an associate in 2010. He graduatedmagna 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.
2010 - Present
- Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, Associate
2007 – 2007
- Squire Sanders & Dempsey, Summer Associate
- Case Western Reserve University School of Law
- Juris Doctor/Masters in Business Administration
- magna cum laude
- Tulane University
- Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy
- 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)
- 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
- 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
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.