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William F. Stanger


Practice Areas

  • Litigation and Transactions
  • Real Estate Law
  • Construction and Construction Defect
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Foreclosures & Alternatives
  • Liability, Property and Title Insurance


I'm from the East Coast (New Jersey and Philadelphia). Before law school I worked in commercial real estate, as both an asset manager and a developer, working on shopping centers and office buildings before the 2009 crash, and working on residential projects afterwards. Growing up I loved to argue, I loved to game the rules, and I took law classes in college. While working, I realized that my lawyers always made money even when my deals were lackluster. I wondered at this power they had to tell me what I could and couldn't do in my deals, and I resolved to go to law school and learn that power for myself. I fell in love with California on vacation and arranged to move here in 2011 to attend law school.

I graduated from UC Davis School of Law in 2014, and passed the bar exam on the first try that fall. I moved to Walnut Creek and worked at the now-closed Oakland law firm of Boornazian, Jensen & Garthe, where I learned to navigate and manage complex civil litigation and insurance disputes. I was recruited to move to San Jose and work for the long-tenured Los Gatos law firm of Sweeney Mason, LLP. In 2021, I decided to strike out on my own and practice law my way.

If you want to know a little bit more about me personally, I'm a cat person (see, e.g., the "Our Team" page).


  • University of California at Davis School of Law, Davis, California
    • J.D. - 2014
    • Honors: 2013 Doremus/Anthon Writing Prize
    • Honors: Environmental Law Certificate
  • University of Pennsylvania
    • Bachelor of Science in Economics (BSE) with Concentrations in Finance, Marketing and Management, Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Computer Science - 2002
    • Honors: Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2014

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Office of the Attorney General, Public Rights Division, California Department of Justice, Law Clerk
  • California Governor's Office of Legal Affairs, Summer Law Clerk, 2012
  • California Environmental Protection Agency, Summer Law Clerk, 2012
  • State Water Resources Control Board, Law Clerk, 2012
  • California Energy Commission, Volunteer Attorney, 2014
  • California Energy Commission, Clerk, 2014
  • California Law Revision Commission, Summer Law Clerk , 2013

Past Positions

  • Sweeney Mason LLP, Associate Attorney, 2018 to 2021
  • Boornazian, Jensen & Garthe, Associate Attorney, 2015 to 2017
  • Aqua Terra Aeris Law Group, Contract Attorney , 2015
  • Ventuity, LLC, 2008 to 2011
  • PREIT, Associate Development Director, 2002 to 2008

Published Works

  • A Transboundary Water Law Analysis, The Colorado River Delta and Minute 319
  • Bringing Students Into the Budgeting Process
  • California Wastewater Rates , Life after Bighorn v. Verjil
  • Dubious Self-Regulation and Greenwashing Corporate Negligence