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William Ise

  • Bar Admissions
    California

    Rhode Island

    Minnesota

    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

    U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Fifth, Sixth and Ninth Districts

    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

    U.S. Court of Claims

    U.S. Supreme Court
  • Memberships
    California, Rhode Island and Minnesota Bar Associations

    Maritime Law Association of the United States - Proctor in Admiralty

    American Bar Association

    Federal Bar Association

    American Association of Justice

    Association of Corporate Counsel

    Military Officers Association of America

    Director, Friends of Canonchet Farm, Inc., Narragansett, RI

    Director, South County Museum, Narragansett, RI
  • Military/Government
    Military Judge, Hearing Officer, Defense Counsel, Prosecutor

    Assistant Admiralty Counsel, Officer of the Judge Advocate General

    Admiralty Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice

    Staff Judge Advocate, Naval Support Activity, Eleventh Naval District (North)

    Admiralty and Maritime Claims Officer (California, Japan/Korea)

    Force Judge Advocate, U.S. Naval Forces Japan
  • Education
    Brown University

    United States Naval Academy - Bachelor of Science in Engineering

    Naval Nuclear Power School - Certified Nuclear Plant Engineering Watch Officer

    Boston College Law School - J.D., Law Review, Cum Laude, Order of the Coif

    United States Naval Justice School, Newport, RI, Honor Graduate

    United States Naval War College, Newport, RI - Diploma (with Distinction)
  • Publications and Speaking
    Author of admiralty law case note in JAG Journal on the change in the admiralty law on damages to comparative fault

    Lecturer on Admiralty and Maritime Claims at the Army Claims Conference, Seoul, Korea

    Author of several articles for the Boston College Industrial and Commercial Law Review


William Ise has been a Proctor in Admiralty since 1973. In this capacity, he has served as Assistant Admiralty Counsel with the Admiralty Division, Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Department of the Navy. In addition, William also served as Admiralty Trial Attorney from 1975-1978 with the Admiralty and Shipping Section, U.S. Department of Justice, handling admiralty and maritime litigation and trials throughout the Ninth Circuit.

Bill served as Admiralty Claims Officer during tours of duty as Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Naval Support Activity, Commandant, Eleventh Naval District (North), Treasure Island, CA and as Force Judge Advocate, U.S. Naval Forces, Japan. He handled high-level admiralty claims matters for the U.S. Navy in Japan, Korea and in the Northern California areas.

During his time as a Senior Trial Attorney with the private law firm of Booth, Mitchel and Strange in both Cosa Mesa and Los Angeles, California, Bill handled admiralty and maritime claims and litigation.

Bill has been a Proctor member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States since 1973.

Bill was also Vice President and General Counsel for a manufacturer of trucks and truck bodies - responsible for intellectual property, employment, product liability, environmental and anti-trust claims and litigation.

• Directed prosecution of patents and trademarks

• Supervised major patent infringement, trade secrets and trademark litigation

• Initiated and coordinated federal litigation against the State of Ohio resulting in ruling declaring state statute unconstitutional

• Negotiated and prepared wide variety of contracts and agreements.