William Wallace Belt, Jr., Esq.
Managing Director, Consulting
Bill has 25 years of experience as a partner, shareholder and board member of AmLaw 200 law firms, including Williams Mullen where he built one of the first law firm eDiscovery practices. His extensive experience as a trial lawyer, including trying to verdict over 20 jury trials, and his deep experience in legal technology including working with AmLaw 200 law firms, “Big Four,” and technology providers gives Bill’s clients access to a perspective built upon broad and unique experience, and a deep understanding of his clients’ business and legal technology needs and strategies. Bill started his career as a trial lawyer and his team’s defense verdict in EMF/mobile phone litigation was selected as a Top 10 Defense Verdict by the National Law Journal. Bill was also recognized by the American Bar Association for his work on the Exxon Valdez litigation. For the last 10 years Bill has participated in and now runs a Corporate-Only Roundtable where corporate eDiscovery teams, judges and industry experts have met to share experiences and discuss emerging challenges and solutions that combine technological and legal solutions. He has led managed review teams at both law firms and service providers. His team at Deloitte was selected as a Top 3 managed review provider by the New York and Washington, D.C. Law Journals.
Bill’s daughter played golf for the University of St. Andrews golf team in Scotland. Both his son and daughter now attend veterinary schools – Marie at the University of London, and Bill III at University of Florida. Bill’s wife is an expert gemologist and works for Tiffany & Co. Bill attributes his children’s talents to their mother, and staunchly believes there is a castle somewhere in Scotland that literally bears his name.