Wilhelm Dingler devotes his practice to defending professionals, primarily accountants, attorneys, real estate and insurance professionals, architects, and engineers. A trial attorney for more than 30 years, he has litigated hundreds of cases in state and federal courts in the Pacific Northwest, the Eastern Seaboard, and Alaska. Wilhelm has provided legal counsel to thousands of professionals on thorny issues that need unwinding and continues to offer advice to attorneys and CPAs across the country by phone on “hotlines” under contract with four national insurance carriers. He has a solid understanding of what they’re facing and puts himself in their shoes to tackle their problem with the utmost level of care. Professionals turn to him to talk through the issues so that together they can come up with realistic objectives and cost-efficient solutions.
- Washington, 1983
- Pennsylvania, 2005
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1983
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1984
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1990
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2005
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2005
- U.S. Tax Court, 2008
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2008
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2008
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2014
- University of Toledo College of Law – J.D., cum laude, 1983
- University of Notre Dame – B.A., 1980
- Provided a successful and complete defense of a prominent Pacific Northwest professional in litigation where over $50 million was at stake.
- Engaged by a prominent national insurer to represent a group of Texas accountants in a multi-million dollar lawsuit venued in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Norfolk. Successfully resolved the matter within the limited amount of coverage available and was able to insulate clients from substantial excess verdict exposure.
- Acted as co-counsel in an adversary proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Was instrumental in securing a complete defense verdict on behalf of a Philadelphia law firm after a bench trial, which consumed 20 days over the better part of four months.
- Wilhelm won the first case he ever took to trial. He was representing the State of Washington and Bellingham County. The plaintiff appealed to the intermediate appellate court. The appellate court ruled 2-1 in the plaintiff’s favor. Wilhelm appealed to the Washington Supreme Court and convinced the justices to rule 9-0 in favor of his clients.
A WAY TO DECOMPRESS
Wilhelm has been knitting since he was a kid. He learned from his mother and grandmother and has kept it up to this day. He is an avid runner and walks five miles to and from the office each day. He uses knitting, running, and walking as a time to decompress, work through thorny issues and recharge his mental batteries.