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As an arbitrator in small claims court William decides disputes between parties who desire an expeditious resolution to their cases and agree to have their matters decided by an arbitrator. William is charged with fairly and judiciously resolving these disputes and his decisions are final. William Hepner has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine yearly from 2012-2017. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and evaluations. William Hepner was selected by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys as a 10 Best Attorney for 2019.

William graduated magna cum laude in 1983 from the State University of Albany, and received his J.D. degree in 1991 from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was Editor-In-Chief of Cardozo's international law journal, the Cardozo New Europe Law Review. He attended Cardozo after a career that included corporate sales and restaurant management, as well as professional singing. His diverse experience, prior to his many years of practicing law, gives him added insight into the make-up of juries and those he represents. William’s calm and unflappable demeanor in court gives him credibility with jurors, and allows him to withstand the rigors of trial without losing focus.

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