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William Carroll Hollis

  • Principal


Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Traffic Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil & Business Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Family Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Corporate & Nonprofit Corporations
  • Personal Injury
  • Collaborative Law


William C. Hollis III is a founding partner in the firm Hollis, Cronan & Fronk, P.A. He provides legal counseling and services to individuals, families and business entities. Mr. Hollis has focused his law practice in family, criminal defense, traffic, domestic violence, civil litigation/personal injury, business, corporate and employment law. He has extensive experience as a litigator trying jury and bench trials in the circuit courts and district courts, and as a court-appointed attorney for children in divorce and custody disputes. Mr. Hollis is a court-approved mediator and resolves conflicts involving divorce, child custody, alimony, marital property disposition, business and commercial disputes, and civil disputes.

Mr. Hollis is a former United States Marine and disabled veteran. Following college graduation, he earned a masters degree in business administration with a concentration in hospital and health care management. For 18 years he was employed as a health care executive in hospitals and nursing facilities. Mr. Hollis has held management positions at every level of hospital organizations including chief executive officer. He rose to Fellowship status in the American College of Healthcare Executives in the shortest time allowed by that organization's bylaws. He has been licensed as a nursing facility administrator in New York, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.

William C. Hollis III was raised on Long Island, New York and relocated to Maryland in 1992. He has resided on the Eastern Shore since 1993.


  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. – 2003
    • Honors: The Joseph Bernstein Prize for legal writing, 2003
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity, University of Maryland Chapter
    • Law Journal: Journal of Health Care Law and Policy, Articles Editor
  • St. Michael’s College
    • B.A. – 1979
    • Major: Political Science
  • Adelphi University
    • M.B.A. – 1981
    • Major: Hospital and Health Services Administration

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2003
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 2004

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Court-certified Mediator
  • Court-certified in Collaborative Law
  • Court-certified Best Interest Attorney Child Advocate

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Talbot County Bar Association
  • Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) (former)
  • Former Licensed Nursing Home Administrator: New York, Maryland, Delaware, & District of Columbia
  • Mid-Shore Pro Bono, Board Member
  • Mid-Shore Pro Bono, Board President 2014 - 2016
  • The Hugh Gregory Gallagher Motivational Theatre, Inc., Former Board Member
  • Disability Coalition of Talbot County, Former Board Member
  • National Rifle Association Life Member
  • Safari Club International Life Member
  • Dallas Safari Club Life Member

Published Works

  • Commentary, Rights of People with Disabilities to Emergency Evacuation Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 5.2 Journal of Health Care Law & Policy 524, 2002
  • The Rights of People with Disabilities to Emergency Evacuation Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 5. 2 JOURNAL OF HEALTH CARE LAW & POLICY, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF LAW 524 (2002).


  • Fellow, Maryland Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE)
  • Articles Editor for the Journal of Health Care Law and Policy
  • Joseph Bernstein Prize for legal writing

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Board Member, Mid-Shore Pro Bono
  • Talbot Chamber of Commerce
  • Disability Coalition of Talbot County
  • The Hugh Gregory Gallagher Motivational Theatre, Inc.

Past Positions

  • Partner, Hollis, Cronan & Coale, LLP, 2008 – 2011
  • Member, Law Offices of William Carroll Hollis III, LLC, 2004 – 2008
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Sally D. Atkins, Judge, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, Annapolis, MD, 2003 – 04
  • Legal Intern, Office of the Attorney General at Maryland Environmental Service, 2002
  • Judicial Intern, Honorable Sally D. Adkins, Judge, Ct of Special Appeals of MD, Annapolis, MD, 2001- 02
  • Judicial Intern, Honorable William S. Horne, Judge, Circuit Court for Talbot County, MD, Easton, MD, 2001
  • United States Marine Corps, 1974 – 1976