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William M. McKeon — Partner

Areas of Practice

William McKeon is a partner with Berding|Weil and has represented clients on all Hawai'ian islands for more than 35 years in construction defect disputes and complex commercial, real estate and business litigation cases.

Bill's long established practice in Hawai'i gives him a unique perspective on resolving disputes effectively and efficiently. His experience in courtrooms and boardrooms makes him highly sought after by clients needing strong and creative advocacy in complex construction, real estate and business matters.

Professional History

Mr. McKeon has tried and arbitrated many cases to verdict, including leading the MSM litigation team through trial and a recovery of $25.5 million for a large Oahu condominium association with over 500 single family and multi-family units. He also obtained the largest arbitral award at the time ($4.0 million) for construction defects in a luxury oceanfront home and obtained $5.2 million arbitral award regarding the sale of a mid-rise commercial building on Oahu.

Over the years Bill has handled numerous real estate and business transactions, and recently closed several multi-million dollar transactions involving the sale of commercial properties on Maui.


Mr. McKeon received his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and has a B.S. in Biology and English from Loyola Marymount University.

Bar Memberships

  • State Bar of Hawai'i
  • State Bar of California

Professional Affiliations

  • Hawaii Court Annexed Arbitration Program (Arbitrator)
  • Court-Appointed Receiver


  • Hawaii Community Services Council Pro Bono Award for Service to Maui.
  • Listed as one of Hawai'i's Best Lawyers for 2023 by Honolulu Magazine.
  • AV Preeminent - Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
  • Best Lawyer Badge