William V. Pernik

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Salinas, California

Law Offices of William V. Pernik
William V. Pernik
Law Offices of William V. Pernik

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

Licensed in California since: 2006

Education: University of San Francisco School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Russian, Spanish

Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021

Law Offices of William V. Pernik

40 Central Ave
Suite 4
Salinas, CA 93901 Visit website

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Attorney William V. Pernik is the founder of the Law Offices of William V. Pernik in Salinas, California. A top-rated trial lawyer with more than 13 years of legal experience, Mr. Pernik has devoted his entire legal career to criminal defense and helping the accused protect their rights and liberties while fighting to achieve the favorable outcomes they seek for their serious criminal charges.

Serving clients throughout Monterey County and the surrounding areas of Northern California, Mr. Pernik has earned a reputation as a tenacious and fearless trial advocate who aggressively pursues justice for those he serves regardless of the seriousness of their offenses. Mr. Pernik once served as a public defender in both Tulare and Monterey counties, and over the course of his career, he has handled thousands of cases, securing numerous dismissals, acquittals and not-guilty verdicts for those he has served.

Mr. Pernik has extensive experience defending individuals with special needs, such as those suffering from mental illness and substance abuse disorders as well as disabled veterans. He also has invaluable experience handling a variety of challenging, high-profile cases in both state and federal courts across his region involving a wide range of serious charges, including murder, felony DUI, sexual assault, kidnapping, gun crimes, gang-related crimes and more.

A native of the former Soviet Ukraine, Mr. Pernik immigrated to America in 1996 and earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of California, Davis, in 2003. He then attended the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2006 and received his Public Interest Law Certificate. While in law school, he earned awards and honors for his exceptional academic achievements, particularly in the areas of federal courts, death penalty law and juvenile law.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar

Focus areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, White Collar Crime

  • 70% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Criminal Defense: White Collar

First Admitted: 2006, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.perniklaw.com/legal-team/william-v-pernik/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California
  • Worked as research attorney for the criminal defense firm of Weinberg & Wilder in San Francisco, CA, 2006
  • Worked as deputy public defender for the County of Tulare from 2007-2012, 2007
  • Worked as deputy public defender for the County of Monterey from 2012-2015, 2012
  • Opened private criminal defense practice in September of 2015, 2015
Honors/Awards:
  • Certificate in Public Interest Law, University of San Francisco School of Law
Educational Background:
  • Graduated cum laude from University of San Francisco School of Law, 2006
  • Graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from University of California, Davis, 2003
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Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Verdict of acquittal on all charges in P. v. Raul Sandoval, Jr. -- P.C. 187 (murder), P.C. 209 (kidnapping to commit robbery), P.C. 664/211 (attempted robbery), P.C. 459 (burglary), P.C. 182 (conspiracy), P.C. 245(a)(1) (assault with deadly weapon), 2017
  • Verdict of acquital on all charges in P. v. Corintheane Coleman - P.C. 664/187 (attempted murder), P.C. 12022(b)(1) (use of a weapon), P.C. 12022.7 (great bodily injury) , 2018
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Lawyers of Distinction - Recognizing Excellence in Criminal Defense, 2019
  • Lawyers of Distinction - Recognizing Excellence in Criminal Defense, 2018
  • Lawyers of Distinction - Recognizing Excellence in Criminal Defense, 2017

Office location for William V. Pernik

40 Central Ave
Suite 4
Salinas, CA 93901

Phone: 831-222-0924

Selections

3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021

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