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William Kershaw

William Kershaw

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  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Consumer Law...
  • California, Oregon
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Attorney William A. Kershaw is a founding partner in the law firm of Kershaw, Cook & Talley, PC in Sacramento, CA. He has over 30 years of experience serving clients nationwide in matters of complex civil litigation such as personal injury, class actions, mass torts, wage and hour disputes and breach of contract cases. He is highly effective against formidable opponents: he has won judgments totaling over $1 billion, including a $330 million class action victory against American Honda Motor Co. and an $87 million judgment against United Parcel Service in a wage dispute. He is now simultaneously serving on the Plaintiff's Steering Committee for the In re Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2441), and the DePuy ASR™ Hip System Cases (MDL No. 2197). William Kershaw represents injured individuals and businesses throughout the country. He has an outstanding reputation for obtaining victories in a multitude of cases involving defective medical devices, dangerous drugs, wage and hour claims, consumer fraud, product liability, whistle blower and false claims act matters, class action lawsuits, and complex litigation. He is named Best of the Bar 2014 and 2015 by the Sacramento Business Journal, a Northern California Super Lawyer 12 years in a row, AVVO Superb Rated Top Attorney, and is 5 Star AV Preeminent Rated, the highest rating bestowed by Martindale-Hubbell for ethical standards and legal ability. William was honored by Working Wardrobes for his generous investment to their organization and in our community, helping ensure that adults in crisis and survivors of domestic abuse became self-sufficient.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Consumer Law
  • Nursing Home Abuse
Additional Practice Areas
  • Medical Devices
  • Dangerous Drugs
  • Consumer Class Actions
  • Wage and Hour
  • Complex Litigation
  • Whistleblower Lawsuits
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Oregon
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner
Kershaw, Cook & Talley PC
Current
Partner
Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, LLP
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Chair of Complex Litigation, Chairman and member of Board of Directors
Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard, P.C.
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Consumer and White Collar Fraud Division Supervisor
Sacramento County District Attorney's Office
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Education
Santa Clara University School of Law
J.D. (1972)
Santa Clara University
B.A. (1969)
Awards
Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters
Best of the Bar
Sacramento Business Journal
Top Lawyer
Sacramento Magazine
Best of the Bar
Sacramento Business Journal
Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters
AV® Preeminent™
Martindale-Hubbell
10.0 Superb
Avvo
Professional Associations
Oregon State Bar # 800074
Member
Current
Sacramento County Bar Association (SCBA)
Past President
Current
California District Attorney’s Association
Director/Board Member
Current
Sacramento County Bar Association
Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President
Current
California Consumer Protection Council
Chair
Current
Sacramento Rotary
Member, Board of Directors
Current
St. Michael's Episcopal Day School
Vice President, Board of Trustees
Current
Anthony M. Kennedy American Inns of Court
Member
Current
American Association for Justice
Member
Current
Consumer Attorneys of California
Member
Current
Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
The State Bar of California
Member
Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
Kershaw, Cook & Talley
401 Watt Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95864
USA
Toll-Free: (888) 997-5170
Telephone: (916) 779-7000
Fax: (916) 721-2501