Attorney William A. Kershaw is a founding partner in the law firm of Kershaw, Cook & Talley, PC and previously of Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, LLP in Sacramento, CA. He has over 30 years of experience serving clients nationwide in matters of complex civil litigation such as 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 nearly $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 currently serving as lead class counsel against PricewaterhouseCoopers in a wage and hour class action. In addition, 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 2014-2015 by the Sacramento Business Journal, a Northern California Super Lawyer 11 years in a row, AVVO Superb Rated Top Attorney, 2015 Top Lawyer by Sacramento Magazine, and is 5 Star AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell*. 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.
He worked as a district attorney for Sacramento County and successfully brought 75 cases to verdict during his nine year tenure. During this time, he played an instrumental part in the district attorney's Career Criminal Unit, Consumer and Collar Fraud Divisions. Mr. Kershaw's considerable experience in the district attorney's office, and as a tort litigator, eventually led to a prestigious career with the Sacramento County Bar Association's Judiciary Committee. His outstanding work led to his selection as chair for this distinguished committee.
Mr. Kershaw is also a well-known fixture in the community. He is a former president of the Sacramento County Bar Association and served on the board of directors for the Rotary Club of Sacramento. He is actively involved with many charitable activities including Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento, WEAVE, Inc., the YMCA of Superior California, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento, and the St. John's Program for Real Change, an organization which helps displaced women and their families.
Juris Doctor, Santa Clara University School of Law, 1972
Bachelor of Arts, Santa Clara University, 1969
*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017
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Last Updated: 2/10/2017