William J. Portanova

Top rated White Collar Crimes attorney in Sacramento, California

Portanova & Associates
William J. Portanova
Portanova & Associates

Practice Areas: White Collar Crimes, Criminal Defense; view more

Licensed in California since: 1982

Education: University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023
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Portanova & Associates

400 Capitol Mall
Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95814 Visit website


For many years, Portanova & Associates has been recognized throughout California and the United States for its successful representation of people and businesses that have been brought into contact with the criminal justice system. Our clients include corporations, executives, public officials, members of law enforcement, state agencies, professionals, and individuals who find themselves in conflict with the state or federal government.
William J. Portanova is the managing attorney of Portanova & Associates in Sacramento, California, and since entering private practice in 1997, has provided his clients with effective and diligent representation on all matters related to White Collar crime and investigations.

As a former Chief Assistant United States Attorney and Sacramento Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Portanova has the experience and insight necessary to guide clients through whatever problems they may encounter. Along with his highly qualified and experienced team, Mr. Portanova engages with each client and every problem until the matter is concluded with the best possible result.

Mr. Portanova is well-regarded within the California legal community for his work in many high-profile matters.   An upstanding figure of leadership and high ethical standards within his legal community, he is rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell, the organization’s highest rating, and holds a “Very Good” rating on Avvo.

*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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense: White Collar, Criminal Defense

Focus areas

Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Criminal Law - Federal, Expungement, Misdemeanor, Tax Evasion, Theft, White Collar Crime

  • 70% Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 30% Criminal Defense

First Admitted: 1982, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.portanova.com/attorneys

  • U.S. Department of Justice Director’s Award, 1993
Educational Background:
  • California State University, 1976
Industry Groups:
  • Banking
  • Business
  • Insurance
  • Investigation
  • Investment
  • Medicine
  • Real Estate
  • Tax

Office location for William J. Portanova

400 Capitol Mall
Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: 916-775-9476

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