William J. Furber
Bill graduated from Duke University where he wrestled on the Varsity Team. Upon graduation, Bill went to Wall Street, where he worked as an Equity Trader for over eleven years familiarizing himself with all aspects of the financial markets. He then attended Fordham Law School where he began to hone his trial skills as the Editor-In-Chief of the Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Center. Bill also interned for the Honorable Berle M. Schiller in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and was selected as the only student member of the New York City Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee. He went on to intern for Manhattan District Attorney’s Office working in the Major Economic Crimes Unit.
After graduating from law school, Bill joined the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office full time, where he served until 2020. During his tenure in Manhattan, Bill handled hundreds of “street crime” matters from the arrest phase through trial including DWI, drug and alcohol related matters, assaults, domestic violence, domestic terrorism, larcenies, robberies, burglaries, and homicides. Additionally, Bill spent over three years as a member of the Financial Frauds Unit conducting complex white-collar investigations and prosecutions of both individuals and corporations in matters including embezzlement, grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, extortion, tax-crimes, ponzi schemes, and schemes to defraud. His depth and breadth of experience in both the private sector and at one of the nation’s premier prosecutor's offices gives him a unique understanding of how to defend and advocate for clients facing a myriad of serious issues.
Bill comes from a family of trial lawyers. His father William J Furber Jr., served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office (PA) and recently retired from a distinguished career on the bench as the Chief Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, in Montgomery County, PA. Additionally, Bill’s brother, Brett Furber served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and is currently a successful civil litigator at Messa and Associates in Philadelphia, PA.
Since entering private practice, Bill has helped obtain favorable dispositions for his clients in a number of criminal matters including DWI and white-collar theft cases.
Finally, Bill firmly understands that trial skills and experience are only part of what constitutes effective advocacy on behalf of his clients. He is cognizant of the impact that a criminal accusation can have on a client’s entire life including the lives of the client’s family. Bill is particularly empathetic and adept in aiding clients experiencing issues related to alcohol and drug abuse, and mental health concerns.
- New York State Bar Association
- New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
- Fordham University School of Law, Juris Doctor
- Duke University, Bachelor of Arts, History
Areas of Practice:
- Securities Fraud
- Drug Crimes
- Alcohol Related Offenses
- Weapons Charges
- Criminal Conspiracy
- Domestic Violence
- Vehicle and Traffic Law Matters
- Other violent and non-violent offenses
- Other White Collar Crime offenses