William H. Ginsburg, the attorney most famous for representing former White House intern Monica Lewinsky during a sex scandal involving President Bill Clinton, died after a long battle with cancer. He was 70.
Before his involvement in high-profile cases involving Lewinsky, Liberace’s remains, and the mysterious death of basketball player Hank Gathers, Ginsburg took a substantial case load from the pool and spa industry. In the 1970s and 1980s, he represented several manufacturers in lawsuits and often was quoted as an industry legal expert in Pool & Spa News.
In the late 1990s, he represented the National Spa & Pool Institute in the diving board case that eventually forced the organization to declare bankruptcy and reorganize under the name the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals. According to his family, Ginsburg tried more than 300 cases in 21 states, then retired from litigation in 2009 to work solely on his mediation and arbitration practice. He is survived by his wife, Laura, three children, two grandchildren, his mother and brother.