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William V. Whelan

William V. Whelan
Partner

(t) 619.238.4828
(f) 619.615.7928

Many lawyers seem to only give the ‘legal’ answer or just say ‘no, you can’t do that.’ My clients appreciate my giving them pragmatic solutions to their business problems. My goal is to find a legal way to get my clients to where they want to be.

Bill specializes in commercial litigation and labor and employment issues, primarily on behalf of management. Bill has extensive litigation experience, including both jury and bench trials. He has successfully handled many wrongful terminations, discrimination, wage and hour class actions, employee compensation cases, and other matters for a wide range of companies. He has also successfully handled partnership disputes, contract cases, non-compete contract claims, trade secret cases, and interference with contractual relations claims. He also advises clients on employment law issues and provides training.

  • University of California Los Angeles, J.D. 1984
  • Pomona College, B.A. 1981
  • Selected for the Edition of The Best Lawyers In America® – Employment Law, 2012-2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rated
  • AV Top Rated Lawyer® – Employment Law, Employment Discrimination Law, 2012-2016
  • San Diego Super Lawyers® – Employment & Labor, 2007-2017
  • San Diego Business Journal Best of the Bar, 2014
  • Member of the California State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Past Member of the State Bar of California’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (three-year term)
  • Past Chair and Vice Chair, San Diego County Bar Association’s Committee on Legal Ethics and Unlawful Practice
  • Externed for the Honorable J. Lawrence Irving, former U.S. District Court Judge in San Diego
  • San Diego Magazine 2016 Top Lawyer
  • Co-Author of Solomon Ward’s Employment Law Watch and Updates
  • Board of Directors, St. Vincent de Paul Villages
  • Board of Directors, Girl Scouts San Diego