Social Worker, Criminal Defense Practice
William “Bill” Brosh is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He joined the forensic social work team in BDS’s Criminal Defense Practice in 2017 where he advocates for clients to receive alternatives to incarceration and other favorable dispositions of their legal cases. Previously, he held a similar position at the Legal Aid Society for seven years. Bill also maintains a private practice in which he uses various treatment modalities in providing counseling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College of the City University of New York, where he teaches a graduate course in Abnormal Psychology.
Prior to earning his M.S.W. from New York University, he received a M.A. in TESOL from Hunter College and went on to teach English to non-native speakers. He has also been a bar owner and a NYC yellow taxi driver; all of which, he feels, provided him with skills that help him to be effective in his current position.
Bill is a native New Yorker who remembers when the subway cost 15 cents. Long ago, the Brooklyn tenement building that he grew up in was torn down. Only recently has it been replaced by a brand new structure which, coincidentally, is where Brooklyn Defender Services has its East New York Community Office. He is proud to work for an organization that has done so much for the vulnerable individuals and under-serviced communities of the great City of Brooklyn and grateful for the opportunity to do so.