William Bernstein

William Bernstein - Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

William Bernstein
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
275 Battery Street, Suite 3000
San Francisco, CA 94111

(415) 956-1000


William Bernstein
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Attorney Profile
Law School

University of San Francisco
1972 - 1975



(415) 956-1000

Bar Information
Admitted to practice in California, 1975; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1975; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1987; New York and U.S. Supreme Court, 1985; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2008.


University of San Francisco (J.D. 1975); San Francisco Law Review, 1974-75; University of Pennsylvania (B.A., general honors, 1972).

Community Service

Adjunct Professor of Law, University of San Francisco, Settlement Law (2006-Present); Judge Pro Tem for San Francisco Superior Court, 2000-present; Marin Municipal Court, 1984; Discovery Referee for the Marin Superior Court, 1984-89; Arbitrator for the Superior Court of Marin, 1984-1990.


Princeton Premier Registry, Business Leaders and Professionals, 2008-09; "Northern California Super Lawyer," Law & Politics, 2004-2008; Who's Who Legal, 2007; Unsung Hero Award, Appleseed, 2006; Who's Who Legal California, 2007.

Publications & Presentations

"The Rise and Fall of Enron's One-To-Many Trading Platform," American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section, Annual Spring Meeting, 2005; Co-Author, with Donald C. Arbitblit, "Effective Use of Class Action Procedures in California Toxic Tort Litigation", 3 Hastings West-Northwest Journal of Environmental and Toxic Torts Law and Policy, No. 3 (Spring 1996).


State Bar of California; Marin County Bar Association (Admin. of Justice Committee, 1988); Bar Association of San Francisco.

About Lieff Cabraser

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP is a fifty-plus attorney law firm that has represented plaintiffs nationwide since 1972. We have offices in San Francisco, New York and Nashville. We represent plaintiffs in class and group actions and in individual lawsuits in cases involving substantial losses. For the last six years, the National Law Journal has selected Lieff Cabraser as one of the top plaintiffs' law firms in the nation.

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This compliance bundle provides 33 hours of CLE credit including the required 5 hours of ethics, professionalism, substance abuse, and mental illness awareness credit, along with the required 3 Technology credits.