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William Castelli to Join RWL July 1st

June 23, 2022 News


RWL is pleased to announce that William A. Castelli, Esq. will be joining the firm’s prestigious Government Relations and Lobbying group as a Partner on July 1, 2022.

Bill brings a great depth of experience and knowledge with over 25 years of experience in government relations.  Previously. he was Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the Maryland REALTORS®, one of the largest professional trade associations in Maryland.  He is also a past president of the Maryland Government Relations Association.  Bill started his career in Maryland politics working as a legislative assistant for Congressman Steny Hoyer.  Bill is a member of the Maryland Bar and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar.  He graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and Colby College.

“I’ve known Bill for nearly 30 years and he has always been an engaged, hardworking, and effective leader.  Bill started working in my office in 1989 as an intern, and quickly rose through the ranks to become Legislative Assistant.  He has an impressive career in both the public and private sector, and I believe this perspective, as well as his talents and capability, make him an excellent addition to Rifkin Weiner Livingston,” said U.S. Congressman and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.

Co-chaired by Camille Fesche and Brad Rifkin, Bill joins a team of lobbyists with a combined track record that exceeds 130 years of work interfacing with state and local governments.

“As the co-chairs of the RWL’s Government Relations Group, we are delighted that Bill will be joining the Firm.  In addition to his extraordinary resume and his deep relationships across the political spectrum, Bill also brings his longstanding reputation in Annapolis circles as a strategic and pragmatic problem solver,” noted Camille and Brad.

“I am very pleased to be affiliated with a law firm of RWL’s stature in the legal and government relations fields and look forward to assisting RWL’s clients and helping grow new business,” said Bill Castelli.

Bill will be located in the firm’s Annapolis office and joins RWL’s well respected lobbying and GR team, which includes Joel Rozner, Mike Johansen, Brad Rifkin, Camille Fesche, JR Reith, Matt Bohle and Obie Chinemere.  Bill can be reached at (410) 269-5066 and via email at

RWL is a full-service law firm with offices located in Annapolis, Baltimore and Bethesda, Maryland.  RWL is also a member of SCG Legal, a global network of law firms.