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William T. Webb

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Webb Legal Group
580 California St, Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-527-0114
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, General Litigation
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Attorney Profile

Attorney William T. Webb is the founder and principal of Webb Legal Group in San Francisco, California. A top-rated attorney with more than 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Webb provides quality, effective and professional representation to a diverse range of clients throughout the greater San Francisco Bay region and surrounding areas of Northern California who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Business litigation
  • Business and corporate law and transactions
  • General civil litigation

Throughout the course of his legal career, Mr. Webb has achieved notable success representing the rights and interests of both plaintiff and defendant clients alike at trial in state and federal courts across his region, as well as during arbitration. A highly versatile attorney, he has handled a wide range of cases involving a host of complex legal disputes, including construction issues, environmental matters, securities violations, professional malpractice, insurance coverage disputes, employment law matters, probate litigation, personal injury claims and more.

Along with maintaining a successful trial practice, Mr. Webb also provides invaluable counsel to his commercial clients regarding all aspects of their business' operations along with superior representation in a variety of transactional matters. A leader in his field, he has served as an adjunct legal professor at both Golden Gate University School of Law and the San Francisco Law School, and he has published numerous articles and conducted lectures, training classes and continuing legal education seminars on a variety of legal topics, from trial advocacy to cases involving breaches of fiduciary duty.

Moreover, Mr. Webb has served as adviser to both the Business Litigation Committee and the Executive Committee of The State Bar of California's Business Law Section. He has also served as chair and secretary of the section's Consumer Financial Services Committee, as well as vice chair for Programming and Legislation and Publications. He is also an active member of the San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association, among his other professional affiliations.

A 1988 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with degrees in English and Government and International Relations, Mr. Webb returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Notre Dame Law School in 1991.  He is a contributing author and editor of Litigating and Judging California Business Entity Governance Disputes (LexisNexis 2019).

Practice Areas
  • 60%Business Litigation
  • 20%Business/Corporate
  • 20%General Litigation

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About William T. Webb

First Admitted: 1991, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://webblegalgroup.com/william-t-webb/

Newsletters

  • The Consumer Financial Services Update is a publication dedicated to informing its readers of recent developments in the area of consumer financial services law, including, for example, cases involving Truth in Lending Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the like, Consumer Financial Services Update, Consumer Financial Services, Banking

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Vice Chair for Legislation and Publications, Consumer Financial Services Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2009 – 2010
  • Member, San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association, 2007 – Present
  • Secretary, Consumer Financial Services Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2008 – 2010
  • Vice-Chair for Programming, Consumer Financial Services Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2010 - 2011
  • Chair, Consumer Financial Services Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2011 - 2012
  • Treasurer, Executive Committee, Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2013 - 2015
  • Advisor, Executive Committee, Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2015 – 2016
  • Member, Consumer Financial Services Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar Association, 2007 - 2012
  • Member, Executive Committee, Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2012 - 2015
  • Advisor, Business Litigation Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2016 - Present
  • Faculty; National Institute for Trial Advocacy Training, 1999

Educational Background

  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana; Bachelor of Arts, English, Government and International Relations, 1988

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Successfully defended alleged real estate fraud case and collected a significant portion of client's attorney's fees incurred in defense., 2021
  • Kantz v. Elkhart County Highway Department, 701 N.E.2d 608 (Ind. Ct. App. 1998), trans. den.
  • Weldy v. Kline, 616 N.E.2d 398 (Ind. Ct. App. 1993)
  • Prange v. Martin, 629 N.E.2d 915 (Ind. Ct. App. 1994), reh. den., trans. den.
  • Plummer v. Board of Commissioners of St. Joseph County, 653 N.E.2d 519 (Ind. Ct. App. 1995), trans. den.
  • Hoover v. Hearth & Home Design, 654 N.E.2d 744 (Ind. 1995)
  • O’Brien v. Department of Transportation, N.E.3d, 2019 WL 994158; Skorup v. Modern Door Corp., 153 F.3d 512 (7th Cir. 1998)
  • Successful defense of alleged $250 million claim involving allegations of breach of contract, fraud, theft of trade secrets and related claims; settled case for nominal amount, 2017
  • Obtained defense verdict in case alleging $4 million breach of contract allegation, 2014
  • Obtained six-figure arbitration award for professional client who had been frozen out of a partnership, 2015
  • Obtained $2.1 million judgment for lost profits in case involving contract and fraud claims, 2013

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Training program for practicing attorneys through internationally-renowned trial advocacy training institute., Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy: Colorado Building Trial Skills program, 2021 -- present, 2022
  • Instructor: National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Rocky Mountain Child Advocate Training Institute, Boulder, CO, 2001 - 2011
  • One of three panelists for a nationally broadcast webinar on litigating breach of fiduciary duty disputes and lawsuits in the context of small businesses.  The 2019 program was successful and Mr. Webb was asked to provide the program again in October 2021., Presenter, Litigating Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims Regarding Closely Held Entities (2019 and 2021), Strafford Publications, 2021
  • Instructor: National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Enhancing Outcomes in Dependency Cases through Effective Courtroom Advocacy and Collaborative Skill Building, San Diego, CA, 2008
  • Instructor: National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Western Deposition Skills, San Francisco, CA, 2006 - 2008, 2017
  • Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services Legislative Update, 2008 – 2009 Business Law News
  • Instructor: National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Utah Child Advocacy Expert Witness, Salt Lake City, UT, 2013
  • Instructor: National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Building Skills: Western Trial Program, San Francisco, CA, 2010 – 2019
  • Instructor: Intensive Trial Advocacy Training Program, Notre Dame Law School, 2015
  • Instructor: Trial Advocacy Training Program (funded by The R. Nicholas Gimbel Fund for Legal Excellence), Rutgers Law School, 2016
  • Overview of Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Consumer Financial Services Committee Teleseminar, September 24, 2009)
  • Moderator and panelist: Recent Developments in Arbitration in Consumer Contracts (State Bar of California, Business Law Section Cyber institute, January 19, 2011) (with William Stern and Charles Marshall)
  • Moderator: What’s New on the Horizon: Hot Topics in Consumer Law (State Bar of California, Business Law Section, March 23, 2011) (with Julia Greenfield, Jill Kovar, Rita Lin and Martha King)
  • Presenter: Notice, Take and Defend Entity (aka “PMK”) Depositions (State Bar of California, Business Law Section Webinar, January 14, 2016, December 14, 2017)
  • Panelist: Litigating Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims Regarding Closely Held Entities (Strafford Webinar, June 13, 2019)
  • Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services Legislative Update, 2007 – 2008 Business Law News
  • Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services Legislative Update, 2011 – 2013 Business Law News (with Victoria L.S. Allen)
  • Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services Legislative Update, 2009 – 2010 Business Law News (with Caryn Becker)
  • Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services Legislative Update, 2010 – 2011 Business Law News (with Martha King)
  • Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services Legislative Update, 2010 – 2011 Business Law News (with Martha King)
  • Adjunct Professor, Appellate Advocacy, San Francisco Law School, 2008 - 2009
  • Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services Legislative Update, 2013 – 2014 Business Law News (with Jennifer D. Yu and Kenneth Sayre-Peterson)
  • Casenote: The Jolley Case; Business Law News 2014 Issue 2
  • The International Legal Aspects of the Lithuanian Secession, 17 Journal of Legislation 309
  • Litigating and Judging California Business Entity Governance Disputes, Lexis-Nexis (“Professional Business Entities: Special Considerations” Chapter Author, and Editor, with others); published 2019, updated 2021 and 2022., Contributing author and editor, Litigating and Judging California Business Entity Governance Disputes, Lexis-Nexis Publishing, 2022
  • Litigating and Adjudicating Business Entity Governance Disputes in California Lexis-Nexis (“Professional Business Entities: Special Considerations” Chapter Author, and Editor, with others); expected publication date July 2019
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, San Freancisco Law School (UCC), Adjunct Professor of Law, 2004
  • Adjunct Professor, Uniform Commercial Code, San Francisco Law School, 2005 - 2009
  • Administrative Editor, Journal of Legislation, Notre Dame Law School
  • Trial Advocacy, Golden Gate University Law School, Adjunct Professor, 2018
  • Presenter: Notice, Take and Defend Entity (aka “PMK”) Depositions (California Lawyers Association, Business Law Section and Solo and Small Firm Section, October 18, 2018) Presenter: Effective Use of Headnotes in Openings, Closings and Witness Examinations (National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Studio 71 Webcast, June 28, 2016) Panelist: Judicial Reference: An ADR Alternative in Business Litigation (State Bar of California, Business Law Section Webinar, May 7, 2015) Panelist: New Developments in the Enforcement of Consumer Arbitration Clauses (State Bar of California Annual Meeting Seminar, September 14, 2014) Moderator: Mortgage Lending and Consumer Financial Services Update (State Bar of California Annual Meeting Seminar, October 13, 2012) (with Jill Kovar, Julia Greenfield, Ryan Louvar, Lowell Haky and Luke Fenstermacher), https://www.nita.org/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=0&eventId=1143&controller=event&task=memberdata&task1=details
  • Litigating and Judging California Business Entity Governance Disputes Lexis-Nexis (“Professional Business Entities: Special Considerations” Chapter Author, and Editor, with others); expected publication date January 2019

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Youth baseball and basketball coach and team sponsor, San Anselmo, CA
  • Faculty, Rocky Mountain Child Advocate Training Institute, Boulder, CO (sponsored in part by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy), 2001

Industry Groups

  • Alternative Energy
  • Banking
  • Consumer Finance
  • Cryptocurrency
  • High Technology
  • Solar
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Office Location for William T. Webb

580 California St
Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415-527-0114

Last Updated: 8/5/2022

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