When employers decide they need to take a stand against employment lawsuits, such as wrongful termination, harassment, and disability claims, Bill Stein is the trial lawyer they want in their corner. Bill is an accomplished trial lawyer with an impressive track record of employment, trade secret, and commercial litigation wins in court and arbitration. He is a strong advocate who listens to his clients’ business goals. And when their main goal is to win, he gladly gears up to fight hard at trial. Bill fiercely, but fairly, shuts down cases early, whittles down damages, and succeeds at trial or arbitration so that plaintiffs’ counsel often abandon all efforts to challenge his clients in the future.
Bill’s many long-term retail, medical, hospitality, and industrial clients know that he has their best interests in mind. They appreciate his approachable nature and his honest assessments of their situations. With tensions often high in wrongful termination suits or high-value employee departures, Bill’s trial experience allows him to keep clients focused on the big picture so they can make decisions that will place them in the best position to put on a successful defense. His trial experience also informs his approach to advising and counseling clients on employment decisions that help them avoid litigation.
After graduating law school, Bill clerked for the Honorable Robert J. Kelleher in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California from 1990 to 1991. He also served as counsel to the Webster Commission, which investigated the Los Angeles Police Department response to the Los Angeles riots in 1992.
Bill chairs the Board of Directors of Greenway Arts Alliance, a nonprofit organization providing Los Angeles high school students with arts education programs funded in part by the Melrose Trading Post.