San Francisco Office:
75 Broadway, Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94111
San Rafael Office:
4040 Civic Center Drive, Ste 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
Los Angeles Office:
3183 Wilshire Blvd., # 196A7
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Mr. Ford is the owner and principal attorney at the Law Offices of Bill Ford located in San Francisco, California. Mr. Ford is an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney and the Law Offices of Bill Ford is a State of California DGS Certified Small Business (#1802469) specializing in providing exceptional insurance defense services to its public entity clients at a very affordable rate.
With over 25 years of litigation experience and 12 of those years dedicated to providing the highest quality insurance defense work on behalf of insurance carriers and their insureds, Mr. Ford is able to successfully defend public and private entities in numerous general liability cases through settlement and trial. As an insurance defense attorney, with offices located in San Francisco, San Rafael, and Los Angeles, California, Mr. Ford has represented defendants in civil cases throughout California, including casualty, personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, property damage, employment, landlord-tenant, construction defect, civil rights, business torts, breach of contract, and a variety of general civil and business litigation cases. Mr. Ford has successfully handled approximately 25 trials, including 15 bench trials and 10 jury trials. Mr. Ford was the former Assistant General Counsel to the San Francisco Housing Authority and the vast majority of Mr. Ford’s practice is devoted to defending governmental entities.
Mr. Ford’s recent case results involving the defense of public entities include: (1) A stipulation by Plaintiff’s counsel to withdraw as counsel from an Alameda County Superior Court personal injury case after Mr. Ford’s strategic discovery tactics established that Plaintiff’s claims had no merit (January 2016); (2) A judgment in Ventura County Superior Court in a personal injury action that was decided with a pretrial motion based on Plaintiff’s failure to comply with discovery procedures (May 2015); and (3) A voluntary dismissal, with prejudice, in a Merced Superior Court personal injury case against Mr. Ford’s client based on a demurrer to Plaintiff’s complaint. In that case, the Plaintiff claimed $400,000 in special damages. (December 2014).
With a deeply rooted insurance defense background and years of experience handling general liability matters on behalf of public entities, Mr. Ford has a unique and significant advantage in defending his governmental entity clients against a variety of claims. Moreover, by maintaining a low overhead, his firm is able to offer the highest quality legal services at a very affordable rate.
Mr. Ford’s philosophy is simple: First he listens attentively to understand his clients’ legal issues and objectives. Then he aggressively, efficiently, and effectively asserts or defends their interests in court. While Mr. Ford is a vigorous advocate in the courtroom, he maintains an openness to advantageous settlement or other alternatives to trial whenever possible. That is how Mr. Ford is able to provide his clients with high-quality and cost-effective solutions while assuring them of the strongest possible positions at all stages of the legal process.
Mr. Ford received his Bachelor of Science degree and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco. Mr. Ford was admitted to practice law in California in 2003 and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California.
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