• B.A., Hobart College (1989)
  • J.D., Benjamin Cardozo School of Law (1992)

Bar affiliations & court admissions: 

  • Bar of the State of New Jersey (1992)
  • Bar of the State of New York (1993)
  • U.S. District Courts for the District of New Jersey, and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Professional affiliations: 

  • Morris County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Graduate, Brennan Inn of Court

William J. Pinilis

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William Pinilis practices in the areas of commercial, consumer and securities class action litigation.

He has been associated with Kaplan Fox since 1999, and is resident in the firm’s New Jersey office.

In addition to his work at the firm, Mr. Pinilis has served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall School of Law since 1995, and is a lecturer for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He has lectured on consumer fraud litigation and regularly teaches the mandatory continuing legal education course Civil Trial Preparation.

In 2021, Mr. Pinilis was appointed as Municipal Court Judge for Morristown, New Jersey. 

Mr. Pinilis is the author of “Work-Product Privilege Doctrine Clarified,” New Jersey Lawyer, Aug. 2, 1999; “Consumer Fraud Act Permits Private Enforcement,” New Jersey Law Journal, Aug. 23, 1993; “Lawyer-Politicians Should Be Sanctioned for Jeering Judges,” New Jersey Law Journal, July 1, 1996; “No Complaint, No Memo – No Whistle-Blower Suit,” New Jersey Law Journal, Sept. 16, 1996; and “The Lampf Decision: An appropriate Period of Limitations?” New Jersey Trial Lawyer, May 1992.