Award winning trial attorney, distinguished courtroom advocate, and seasoned statewide litigator with an extensive track record of high productivity building on a significant set of diverse judicial clerkship experiences; possesses the highest professional reputation for legal ability, integrity, experience and temperament to excel in a responsible leadership and decision making position; actively participates in mentoring, professional development, continued legal research and education; serves as a reliable guest speaker and a dynamic lecturer; and contributes time and resources to noteworthy civic causes involving children, seniors, and veterans in the community.

Scope of Expertise

Trial advocacy, litigation support and consulting; legal research; grand jury matters; juvenile delinquency cases; professional licensing, magisterial and arbitration hearings; criminal tax investigations and government regulatory affairs; and white-collar offenses, cyber-crimes, fraud, internal audits and environmental and criminal defense; direct appeals; elder law issues, wills, estates and trusts; small business development, corporate compliance, in addition to the defense of proprietary claims.


WILLIAM F. CAYE II, Proprietor, Counsel, 2000-2006; present.     

  • Create a sustainable private practice focusing on criminal defense, estate planning and litigating civil claims in arbitration, and administrative forums leading to positive results
  • Serve the best interests of a multitude of clients appearing statewide in Criminal, Orphans’ and Juvenile Court, as well as Administrative forums
  • Provide efficient and sound legal advice and counsel to a myriad of clients resolving diverse legal issues impacting working class families

SENIOR DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL, Criminal Prosecutions Section, 2008 – 2015    

  • Effectively prosecuted or resolved difficult conflict referrals from District Attorneys
  • Convicted / incarcerated many sexual offenders charged with felony offenses leading to mandated registrations
  • Responsibly managed demanding criminal investigations involving complex crimes impacting vulnerable members of our society

DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL, Criminal Prosecutions Section, Western Region, 2006-2008       

  • Convicted numerous defendants charged with major felony crimes against persons
  • Directed criminal investigations of corrupt public servants, complex fraud and theft rings
  • Prosecuted computer crimes targeting children and seniors; Convicted sexual violent offenders

CHIEF JUDICIAL LAW CLERK, Common Pleas, Civil Division (Allegheny County), 2005-2006 

  • Facilitated the Court’s reasoning and analysis in deciding numerous intricate matters
  • Contributed daily to aid the Court’s case management of the docket and judicial staff
  • Supervised and collaborated with law clerk and legal externs in areas of research and drafting

JUDICIAL LAW CLERK, Common Pleas Court (Allegheny County), 2001-2003   

  • Drafted proposed judicial opinions and orders of court to dispose of complex matters
  • Performed extensive legal research and exercised due diligence on a wide range of subjects
  • Administered to professionals and the Court; assisted staff with day to day operations

GAYDOS, GAYDOS & GAYDOS, Senior Associate Trial Counsel, 1999-2000      

  • Litigated commercial claims in arbitration and alternative forums with positive results
  • Protected the interests of indigent clients in juvenile court on a court-appointed basis
  • Created a sustainable elder law practice focusing on family businesses and successions

CARL A. PARISE & ASSOCIATES, Associate Trial Counsel, 1998-1999   

  • Assumed second chair responsibilities in all areas of legal defense representations
  • Prepared pleadings and substantive pretrial motions and legal briefs on behalf of clients
  • Negotiated / advised clients in avoiding exposure to liability to secure favorable resolutions

ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY, Office of District Attorney (Allegheny County), 1995-1998            

  • Prosecuted numerous criminal defendants charged with a variety of street crimes to verdict
  • Engaged in significant Pretrial litigation such as Motions in limine and Evidentiary Hearings
  • Screened and evaluated diverse criminal investigations for trial or other available dispositions

FEDERAL JUDICIAL LAW CLERK, United States District Court (W.D. PA), 1993-1995  

  • Composed proposed judicial opinions and orders of court to dispose of complex matters
  • Performed extensive legal research and due diligence on a wide range of federal subjects
  • Assisted staff with day to day operations; administered to professionals and the Court



  • JURIS, Front Line Editor
  • Extern / Judicial Law Clerk, Donald E. Ziegler, Chief Judge U.S.D.C. (W.D. Pa.)


  • Dean’s List High Honors, 4 years
  • Senior Leader Award Political Science
  • Summer Legal Intern at Pennsylvania Supreme Court


  • Dean’s List High Honors, 4 years
  • National Honors Society, 3 years
  • KDKA Student-Athlete Extra Effort Award


TARASI AND ASSOCIATES, Litigation and Pretrial Motions Practice, 1993

  • Assisted Responsible Attorneys in Case Management
  • Contributed Substantively to Pleadings and Legal Submissions
  • Summarized Depositions and Document Review

CAROSELLI & BEACHLER, Civil Trials / Appeals and Administrative Law, 1992 

  • Drafted Legal Briefs
  • Studied Theories of Liability and Defenses
  • Developed Client Matter Files for Supervising Attorneys

PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT, Legal Intern, Allocatur-Appeals Clerk, 1990

  • Prepared Legal Memoranda
  • Conducted Legal Research for Consideration
  • Analyzed Pleadings and Reproduced Records


American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and Allegheny County Bar Association

American Inns of Court (Dean Ed Sell, University of Pittsburgh Chapter), Master

Duquesne University School of Law Alumni, Mentor, and Seton-LaSalle Alumni

National Association of Attorneys General

US Attorney Crimes against Children Task Force

Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association

Greater Pittsburgh Police Emerald Society

Amen Corner

Cribs for Kids

ISDA Morningstar, Lodge 38

Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge #609

Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 1