William R. Holzapfel was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1959 and has been the City Attorney of Elizabeth, New Jersey, since 1993. Mr. Holzapfel received his B.A. from Union College and his L.L.B., cum laude, from Albany Law School where he was an Associate Editor of the Albany Law Review. Mr. Holzapfel is a past President of the Union County Bar Association. He was a member and Chair of the District XII Ethics Committee and Trustee and Chair of the Clients Security Fund, now known as the Lawyers Fund for Client Protection. He is a former Chair of the Public Utility Law and Local Government Law Sections of the New Jersey State Bar Association and former Chair of the NJSBA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Committee. Mr. Holzapfel is the recipient of the Diplomat designation in Municipal Law and has received the Distinguished Service Award from the New Jersey Utilities Association for his work on the New Jersey Digest of Public Utility Decisions. In 2000, he received the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award for Union County from the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law on the recommendation of the Union County Bar Association and he has also been elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Mr. Holzapfel is a retired Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. On December 13, 2016, he received the James R. Lacey, Esq. Award for Distinguished Services presented by the Public Utility Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association in Appreciation and Recognition of Distinguished Services to the New Jersey Public Utilities Industry. He is presently an Associate Counsel of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, a Trustee of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys and a Board Member of the Kean University Liberty Hall Center for History Advisory Board.