Bill is a licensed attorney in both California and Arizona. After clerking at the Supreme Court of California, he went into private practice for nearly 18 years with one of California’s oldest and most prestigious firms, Hahn & Hahn, LLP. Bill then spent 3 years at Jackson Lewis, LLP, one of our Nation’s largest law firms. He was voted one of the best attorneys in California, as well as in Arizona, and has been awarded the highest ethical and performance rating by Martindale-Hubbell, that of “AV” (Preeminent – Highly Ethical). He also served 15 years as Judge Pro Tem on the Los Angeles Superior Court. With 30+ years of legal experience and tremendous knowledge of the financial, insurance, and construction industries, Blackhawk is privileged to have Bill as General Counsel for the Arizona division.
Bill lives in Scottsdale with this 2 sons and his beautiful wife Mai, who he credits for many of his successes in life. His youngest son, Matt, is an aspiring cardiologist and track and field enthusiast. His eldest, Brad, is in the Navy and has earned a scholarship to USC to follow in his dad’s footsteps. Bill holds a 1st degree black belt in Shotokan Karate and is a former instructor and champion competitor. Bill and both sons are Eagle Scouts – Bill & Brad were even awarded the Scouts Medal of Heroism for saving a woman trapped in an overturned and burning car. Once an Eagle, always an Eagle!