William Koontz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Palm Desert, CA

William Koontz and Associates
 | 74075 El Paseo, Suite C-3
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: 310-473-6521
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Exclusively devoting his practice to handling personal injury cases, William Koontz represents people in San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage, California. As founder of William J. Koontz and Associates, he has more than 30 years of experience handling cases involving the following matters: automobile, motorcycle, trucking, boating, industrial and construction site accidents; wrongful death; elder abuse, developmentally disabled abuse and nursing home neglect; traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries; child sexual abuse and molestation; peace officers injured by a third party; dangerous premises; and civil rights violations.

Through jury verdicts and settlement negotiations, Mr. Koontz has obtained sizeable awards for his clients. In one case in which a car accident led to a brain injury, Mr. Koontz recovered more than $12 million for the client. In another situation in which a mistake occurred during a routine dental procedure, he obtained a $1 million award for the victim.

These successes are part of the reason Mr. Koontz has earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum; and he holds an Avvo “Excellent” rating.

Mr. Koontz earned an undergraduate degree from California State University, Northridge, and a law degree from the California Western School of Law.

Active in the legal community, Mr. Koontz is a member of The State Bar of California, the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles and the American Bar Association. He has published a number of works on his practice area, and his cases are often featured in local and national media outlets.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017

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About William Koontz

Admitted: 1975, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.wjkoontzlaw.com/about.htm

Honors and Awards:

  • The Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles conferred upon him the title of “Consumer Defender”
  • "Super Lawyers"

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Arbitrator
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Million dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of L.A., Member
  • California Supreme Court
  • The U.S. Supreme Court
  • The Federal District Court
  • State Bar of California

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Authored articles on the roles of the “Accident Reconstructionist” and “Biomechanists" in litigation
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Office Location for William Koontz

74075 El Paseo
Suite C-3
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Phone: 310-473-6521


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Last Updated: 1/27/2017

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