William P. Opel concentrates his practice in litigation, redevelopment, and general counsel matters.  As a member of the Firm’s litigation practice group, he has been involved in matters pertaining to prerogative writ challenges, litigation related to real estate and redevelopment projects, construction contract disputes, corporate shareholder disputes, environmental claims and commercial litigation involving both public and private entities.  As general counsel to the City of Lambertville and the Avalon Public Library, Bill is managing litigation, redevelopment, employment issues and general municipal matters.  Through his experience in municipal government, Bill is able to advise clients on complex redevelopment projects.

Prior to joining the firm, he served as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Bayonne, where he focused his attention on various aspects of municipal law.  In addition, he served as Municipal Prosecutor and as Counsel to the Alcoholic Beverage Commission and the Bayonne Historic Preservation Commission.

William received his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 2011 and his B.A. in English from The College of New Jersey in 2007.  He is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York and in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.


  • Widener University School of Law, J.D.
  • The College of New Jersey, B.A.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • United States District Court of the District of New Jersey