William C. Firth

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Albany, NY

Bailey, Johnson, & Peck, P.C.
 | 5 Pine West Plaza, Ste 507
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518-631-3390
Fax: 518-456-4767
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (40%)
    Attorney Profile

    William C. Firth is a partner at Bailey, Johnson & Peck P.C., in Albany, New York. Mr. Firth primarily practices in the areas of personal injury, municipal, and labor/employment law, serving clients in Upstate New York and Massachusetts in both federal and state court.

    Mr. Firth has 15 years of legal experience. He has appeared in trial and appellate courts and at alternative-dispute resolution proceedings, such as arbitrations and mediations. He is committed to serving the needs of his clients and providing the highest quality of legal service.

    Acknowledging his accomplishments, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Firth an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating with regard to legal ability and ethical standards. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York has recognized him for his pro bono service efforts as well, awarding him their pro bono service award in 2010 for serving as special mediation counsel in a federal employment-discrimination matter.

    Mr. Firth enjoys staying active in his legal community. He is a member of the Albany County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, the Capital District Trial Lawyers’ Association, and serves on the board of the Defense Research Institute of Northeastern New York.

    Mr. Firth earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from Siena College. He received his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law. He obtained his law license in 2006, which licensed him to appear before all New York state courts. He also holds a license to practice before all Massachusetts state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Defense
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 8 years

    Super Lawyers: 2021 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2020

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    About William Firth

    Admitted: 2006, New York

    Professional Webpage: http://www.baileyjohnson.com/attorneys/William-C-Firth-Assoc...


    • Continuously selected to Upstate New York’s Rising Stars, 2013-Present
    • Recognized by United States District Court for the Northern District of New York for pro bono representation efforts, 2017
    • Recipient of the Pro Bono Service Award bestowed by the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, 2010
    • Martindale-Hubbell, “AV”® Preeminent Attorney Rating, AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York State Bar Association
    • Vice President, Defense Research Institute of Northeastern New York
    • Capital District Trial Lawyers’ Association
    • Admitted in 2006 to the New York State Bar and United States District Court, Northern District of New York; Admitted to practice in Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2017; Admitted in 2010 to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; Member, New York State Bar Association; Saratoga County Bar Association; Albany County Bar Association; Capital District Trial Lawyers Association; Defense Research Institute; United States District Court, Southern District of New York
    • Albany County Bar Association

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker: “Municipal Liability in State and Federal Courts,” Carter Conboy Continuing Legal Education Programs, October 2015.
    • Speaker: “Federal and New York State Labor and Employment Law: A Select Overview of Key Topics,” Carter Conboy Continuing Legal Education Programs, March 2017

    Educational Background:

    • B.S. from Siena College , 2002
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    Office Location for William C. Firth

    5 Pine West Plaza
    Ste 507
    Albany, NY 12205

    Phone: 518-631-3390

    Fax: 518-456-4767

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