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I was born in East Los Angeles in 1972, and was raised in the San Gabriel Valley, just south of Pasadena. I graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Political Science, in 1996.  Before attending law school, I was a reporter and news editor for various publications in Los Angeles. As a journalist, my  favorite gig was as a city reporter covering local politics for the Pasadena Herald Tribune. I also worked as the editor-in-chief for the Mid-Valley News.  I moved to San Diego in 1998 to live here permanently, to be closer to family, and to attend Thomas Jefferson School of Law. I graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in May 2001.   I am a committed Christian who attends First Baptist Church in El Cajon, where I also reside. 



Volunteer Intern - San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program Domestic Violence Clinic -  Helped  victims of domestic violence complete requests for temporary restraining orders while also completing their declarations. Also provided interpreter services in a restraining order hearing, in Arabic.

(06/1998 - 08/1999). 


Intern - San Diego City Clerk's Office: Assisted diligently in an office-wide project to edit and re-publish the San Diego Municipal Code, by updating the Code's history tables section. (05/2000 - 08/2000).



Legal Intern - San Diego City Attorney's Office: Acted as a reader and typist for legally blind prosecutor in the Criminal Division. Frequently edited documents and pleadings in fast-paced, pressurized deadline situations. Also attended numerous hearings and settlement conferences or plea bargain negotiations.

(08/2000 - 05/2005).


Law Clerk - Law Offices of Patrick J. McCrary: Was responsible for drafting qualified domestic relation orders (QDROs) used by courts to divide retirement and pension benefit accounts at dissolution. Also drafted demand letters and marital settlement agreements. (11/2003 - 11/2004).


Legal Assistant - San Diego County Sheriff's Department (Civil Office): Was responsible for reviewing and verifying accuracy of customers' instructions made to Deputy Sheriffs who would serve various types of processes in the field. Also was instrumental in troubleshooting complex collection cases. (05/2005 - 06/2007). 


Associate Attorney - Law Offices of Joseph Samo: Made numerous court appearances in family and civil court. Drafted and filed moving and responsive briefs or pleadgins. Represented dozens of clients and was successful in obtaining settlement awards for personal injury clients on several occasions.  (08/2007 - 01/2009).



"Asserting Criminal and Civil Remedies for the Victim of Elder Abuse" - San Diego Law Library  - March 2013 


"Domestic Violence and its Impact on the Courtroom" - Thomas Jefferson School of Law - Family Law Society - November 2012


"The Domestic Violence Restraining Order and its Place Among Immigrant Communities" - Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Foothills Bar Association - September 2012



"Legal Issues Facing the Modern Immigrant"  - Arab-American Historical Foundation Annual Conference (at USC) - October 2008



"Due Process Issues to Consider when Performing an Eviction" - San Diego County Sheriff’s Department – Meeting of the 70


Languages spoken: Arabic, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Family: 65%
  2. Elder Law: 18%
  3. Litigation: 15%
  4. Constitutional: 2%



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Law Office of William A. Hannosh

343 East Main Street
Suite 202
El Cajon, CA, 92020


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Charles T. Bumer Civil Libertarian AwardNational Lawyers Guild2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Joseph Samo2007 - 2009
Legal AssistantSan Diego County Sheriff's Department2005 - 2007
Law ClerkLaw Offices of Patrick J. McCrary2003 - 2003
Legal InternSan Diego City Attorney's Office1999 - 2005
InternSan Diego City Clerk's Office1999 - 1999
Volunteer-InternSan Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Foothills Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
UCLAPolitical ScienceUndergraduate1996
Thomas Jefferson SOLN/AlawN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Arab American Historical Foundation ConferenceLegal Issues Facing the Modern Immigrant2009
San Diego County Sheriff's Department Quarterly Meeting of the SeventyImportant Issues and Proper Procedure in Handling Unlawful Detainers2007