William H. Stein

William Stein is a civil litigator with a focus on personal injury and wrongful death cases.  He also handles business disputes, employment matters, judgment enforcement and elder abuse cases.  He has a passion for representing individuals harmed by others and focuses much of his practice on representing plaintiffs, but he does work on “both sides of the v.” and brings a broad perspective to all his cases, whether for plaintiffs or defendants.  He prides himself on a vigorous and thoughtful approach to litigation and attention to detail in legal research and writing.  He is also a powerful questioner in depositions and on the witness stand.

Mr. Stein has had extensive success in obtaining favorable verdicts at trial and favorable settlements short of trial in personal injury, elder abuse, and business cases.   He is admitted to practice in the state courts of California and the Northern District of California.

He enjoys cycling, hiking, and the outdoor lifestyle of the North Coast with his wife and children.  Although it is now a minor victory in the scope of his career, he is proud to have obtained the largest trial award of frozen huckleberries in Janssen Malloy history, and, he thinks, in the history of Humboldt County.


Mr. Stein was a judicial clerk for Hon. Kimberly J. Mueller, the Chief Judge of the Eastern District of California.  He assisted the Judge in resolving civil motions, managing chambers workflow, and assisted on complex criminal matters.


Mr. Stein attended University of California, Davis King Hall School of Law, graduating in the top 15% of his class.  While in law school, he received awards for the highest grade in Constitutional Law I and Bioethics.  He was a research assistant for Professor Lisa Ikemoto.