William T. Webb

William T. Webb

Founder and Principal AttorneyBill Webb

Mr. Webb has developed a commercial practice, having represented plaintiffs and defendants in trials and arbitrations involving commercial, construction, environmental, securities, professional malpractice, insurance coverage, insurance defense, products liability, probate litigation, labor and employment, uninsured motorist coverage and personal injury.  In addition, he has represented clients involved in disputes concerning labor relations and other commercial disputes that were resolved short of trial. He has also represented clients in both state and federal courts of appeal, in cases including lender liability, intellectual property, municipal liability, real estate and construction issues, to name a few.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Webb also advises businesses in transactional matters, including contracts, entity formation, intellectual property, real estate, commercial lending, web site development, and the like.

Mr. Webb has taught trial advocacy to law students and practicing attorneys through the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and at the Notre Dame Law School, among other places.  In addition, from 2005 – 2009, he lectured on the Uniform Commercial Code at the San Francisco Law School.

 

Education

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana; Bachelor of Arts (English; Government and International Relations), 1988

Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana; Juris Doctor, 1991

 

Other Academic Distinctions

Administrative Editor, Journal of Legislation; Sigma Tau Delta; Beta Tau Sigma

 

Published Opinions

Skorup v. Modern Door Corp., 153 F.3d 512 (7th Cir. 1998); Kantz v. Elkhart County Highway Department, 701 N.E.2d 608 (Ind.Ct.App. 1998), trans. den.; Hoover v. Hearth & Home Design, 654 N.E.2d 744 (Ind. 1995); Plummer v. Board of Commissioners of St. Joseph County, 653 N.E.2d 519 (Ind.Ct.App. 1995), trans. den.; Prange v. Martin, 629 N.E.2d 915 (Ind.Ct.App. 1994), reh. den., trans. den.; Weldy v. Kline, 616 N.E.2d 398 (Ind.Ct.App. 1993).

 

Publications 

Casenote: The Jolley Case; Business Law News 2014 Issue 2

Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services Legislative Update, 2013 – 2014 Business Law News (with Jennifer D. Yu and Kenneth Sayre-Peterson)

Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services Legislative Update, 2012 – 2013 Business Law News (with Victoria L.S. Allen)

Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services Legislative Update, 2011 – 2012 Business Law News (with Victoria L.S. Allen)

Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services Legislative Update, 2010 – 2011 Business Law News (with Martha King)

Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services Legislative Update, 2009 – 2010 Business Law News (with Caryn Becker)

Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services Legislative Update, 2008 – 2009 Business Law News

Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services Legislative Update, 2007 – 2008 Business Law News

 

Seminars and Webinars

Presenter: Notice, Take and Defend Entity (aka “PMK”) Depositions (State Bar of California, Business Law Section Webinar, January 14, 2016)

Panelist: Judicial Reference: An ADR Alternative in Business Litigation (State Bar of California, Business Law Section Webinar, May 7, 2015)

Panelist: New Developments in the Enforcement of Consumer Arbitration Clauses (State Bar of California Annual Meeting Seminar, September 14, 2014)

Moderator: Mortgage Lending and Consumer Financial Services Update (State Bar of California Annual Meeting Seminar, October 13, 2012) (with Jill Kovar, Julia Greenfield, Ryan Louvar, Lowell Haky and Luke Fenstermacher)

Moderator: What’s New on the Horizon: Hot Topics in Consumer Law (State Bar of California, Business Law Section, March 23, 2011) (with Julia Greenfield, Jill Kovar, Rita Lin and Martha King)

Moderator and panelist: Recent Developments in Arbitration in Consumer Contracts (State Bar of California, Business Law Section Cyberinstitute, January 19, 2011) (with William Stern and Charles Marshall)

Overview of Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Consumer Financial Services Committee Teleseminar, September 24, 2009)

 

Training Programs

2016: Instructor: Trial Advocacy Training Program (funded by The R. Nicholas Gimbel Fund for Legal Excellence), Rutgers Law School

2015: Instructor: Intensive Trial Advocacy Training Program, Notre Dame Law School

2010 – 2015: Instructor: National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Building Skills: Western Trial Program, San Francisco, CA

2013: Instructor: National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Utah Child Advocacy Expert Witness, Salt Lake City, UT

2008: Instructor: National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Enhancing Outcomes in Dependency Cases through Effective Courtroom Advocacy and Collaborative Skill Building, San Diego, CA

2006 – 2008: Instructor: National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Western Deposition Skills, San Francisco, CA

2001 to 2011: Instructor: National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Rocky Mountain Child Advocate Training Institute, Boulder, CO

 

Professional Affiliations

Member, Executive Committee, Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2012 – 2015

– Advisor, 2015 – present

– Treasurer, 2013 – 2015

Member, Consumer Financial Services Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2007 – 2012

– Chair, 2011 – 2012

– Vice-Chair for Programming, 2010 – 2011

– Secretary, 2008 – 2010

– Vice Chair for Legislation and Publications, 2009 – 2010

Member, San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association, 2007 – present

 

Recent Accomplishments

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