William J. Bailey

William J. Bailey


Phone: 201.666.8282
Email: wjb@huntingtonbailey.com

William J. Bailey has significant experience in complex litigation including business and governmental matters; land use and redevelopment; municipal law and government.

Bill has served as city attorney for the City of Englewood, advising on the full range of issues in municipal governance, from zoning and land use, through personnel, finance and litigation.

A certified civil mediator and arbitrator, Bill has served as the court-appointed attorney in both probate and general business matters. As a founding partner, Bill has been instrumental in the development of the firm into a valued and trusted resource for local municipalities, corporations, private businesses and individuals throughout the region.

A lifelong resident of Bergen County, Bill has been active as a coach and volunteer in the community where he lives with his wife and three daughters.


  • Huntington Carver, L.L.P., 1999-2004
  • DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Gluck, 1994-1999
  • Contant, Scherby & Atkins, 1992-1994
  • City Attorney for the City of Englewood
  • Borough Attorney for the Borough of Dumont
  • Board Attorney for the Edgewater Rent Leveling
  • General Counsel for the Wanaque Valley Sewage Authority
  • Special Redevelopment Counsel for the City of Hackensack
  • Lead counsel for sewerage authority which serviced thirteen cities and municipalities located in Essex and Union Counties in complex commercial litigation concerning the construction of a $20,000,000 bio-solids facility
  • Certified Civil Mediator
  • Fee Arbitration
  • Court appointed attorney in general equity and probate matters
  • Lead counsel for several members of the New Jersey Harbor Discharger’s Group in successful challenge of the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations regarding effluent limitations and the establishment of total maximum daily loads before the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • New Jersey Counsel for the Christian Brothers Institute


  • McNally v Providence Wash. Ins. Co., 304 N.J. Super. 83 (App. Div. 1997)
  • Bryant v. New Jersey Dept. of Transp., 987 F. Supp. 343, D.N.J. February 17, 1998 (No. CIV. A. 97-1397)
  • Bryant v. New Jersey Dept. of Transp., 998 F. Supp. 438, D.N.J. March 18, 1998 (No. CIV. A. 97-1397)
  • Bryant v. New Jersey Dept. of Transp., 1 F. Supp.2d 426, D.N.J., May 18, 1998 (No. CIV. A. 97-1397)
  • In re Cendant Corp. Securities Litigation, 454 F.3d 235, C.A.3 (N.J.), July 18, 2006 (NO. 04-1410)


  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member


  • Brooklyn Law School, New York, New York, Juris Doctor, 1991
  • Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut, Bachelor of Arts, 1987
  • Bergen Catholic High School, Oradell, New Jersey, 1983


  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1991
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 1995
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1998


  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Kevin M. O’Halloran, Presiding Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Bergen Vicinage, 1991-1992