William H. Groner is Chief Executive Officer of SSAM. Prior to joining the company, Bill had over 35 years of experience in personal injury and construction law representing personal injury clients as well as insurance and surety companies. During those years Bill has participated in countless mediations and hundreds of negotiations involving settlements in excess of $1,000,000,000.
Notably, for nearly a decade, Bill co-managed the 9/11 Mass Tort representing over 10,000 first responders, construction workers, volunteers and others who were exposed to various Ground Zero toxins and contaminants during the post 9/11 clean up. Bill was a principal negotiator and architect of the resulting settlement in excess of $800,000,000.
During his career, Bill has organized or moderated speakers’ programs and lectured in various Continuing Legal Education forums on topics ranging from mediation to ethics to law firm management. From 2013 to 2015, Bill was an Adjunct Faculty member at Boston University School of Law. He has made numerous radio and TV appearances including 20/20 ABC News, CNN (Worldwide), Good Day NY, Fox, and CBS.
Bill has been repeatedly selected as a New York Super Lawyer, characterized as a ‘rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.’ Bill also enjoys the maximum rating available (AV-5.0) from Martindale-Hubbell, which denotes the “highest level of professional excellence.”