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Licensed in Oregon, Washington and California

 

William J. Edgar was born and raised in Piedmont, California. He attended undergraduate at the University of California at Santa Cruz and earned his law degree at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. While in law school Bill worked for a public defender in a small rural California county representing individuals charged with misdemeanors. During law school he also served on the Student Bar Association and was a board member of several student organizations. Bill also had the distinguished honor of being elected by his law school classmates as the class graduation commencement speaker.   

 

Bill spent the first 6 years of his legal career practicing in California before relocating his family to Oregon, where his wife was born and raised. His experience has primarily focused on civil litigation with an emphasis on professional and general liability. He has also litigated cases involving real estate disputes, construction defect claims, breach of contract and employment matters (including workplace violence restraining orders) as well as personal injury claims. He has represented clients at trial, arbitration and mediation. His broad range of litigation experience allows him to serve clients in multiple areas of law. Bill focuses on building long-lasting client relationships which allows him to develop a strong and deep knowledge of his client’s business.

 

For 8 years prior to law school Bill worked in executive and technology recruiting in San Francisco and Silicon Valley where he gained valuable business experience, including the art of negotiation. This experience has served him well in representing and advocating for his clients in legal matters.

 

Outside of the office Bill enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children, exploring Oregon and the Pacific Northwest and all the wonderful areas and outdoor activities it has to offer.

 

Practice Areas

Litigation

Business

Property Management

Construction

General Commercial Liability

  

Education

University of California at Santa Cruz, B.A. 1993

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D. 2006

 

Memberships

Oregon State Bar

Washington State Bar

California State Bar

United States District Court,  District of Oregon

Multnomah County Bar Association

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

 

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