William C. Getty is the managing partner of the firm. Bill is a long time AV rated attorney by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. An "AV" rating is the highest afforded and represents the independent legal community's evaluation of an attorney's legal ability, his faithful adherence to the highest ethical standards and his professional reliability and diligence. Bill was named as one of the Top Lawyers in San Diego.
As an undergraduate at the University of San Diego (B.A., cum laude, 1985), Bill majored in Business Economics where he graduated with departmental honors. Before entering law school, he was a financial analyst and marketer of mortgage securities for Wells Fargo Bank in San Diego. He received his law degree from the University of San Diego Law School (J.D., 1991), where he graduated in the top 14 percent of his class.
Bill is an experienced business attorney and litigator in the fields of real estate, construction, business and entity formation. Bill also has extensive insurance coverage experience.
In addition, Bill has handled numerous matters involving products liability, toxic torts and chemical exposure. Further, he has represented defendants in complex class action lawsuits involving claims for products liability, unfair competition and complex business matters. Bill has represented several major manufacturers and companies, including General Electric, Home Depot, Rheem Manufacturing Company, Raypak, Inc., The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Corning, Pharmacia & Upjohn and Unocal Corporation.
In order to serve his clients throughout the state of California at the Federal level, Bill is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, as well as the United States District Court for the Southern, Central and Eastern Districts of California.