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I have 38 YEARS of trial EXPERIENCE & am a trained mediator. I give prompt, complete answers & am always in email contact.

FEES: No-cost initial consults, reasonable deposits & monthly billing.

FAMILY LAW: child custody, support, & the division of millions of dollars worth of businesses, stock & real estate, and domestic violence TROs or criminal cases. I, also, represent parents and children in Juvenile Court with regard to both dependency and delinquency cases. 

BUSINESS owners & Professionals rely upon me for advice with regard to the formation of corporations, LLCs and partnerships, as well as to review, negotiate & draft their important contract documents. Also, I defend and prosecute lawsuits that relate to disputes with vendors, landlords, contractors, employees, customers as well as ADA claims.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: I have tried many cases, including homicides and batteries, robberies & burglaries, sex offenses, drug offenses, weapons offenses and DUIs.

POSITIONS I have held or hold include past president of Big Brothers & Sisters of San Diego County, past president of the Univ. of San Diego School of Law Alumni Assoc., past board member of the Criminal Defense Bar Association, current board member of LaCosta 35 Athletic Club and member of the California Bar Assoc., the North County Bar Association, the San Diego County Bar Assoc.,  Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, the Criminal Defense Lawyers Club and the Criminal Defense Bar Assoc.

STAFF: includes an associate attorney, senior paralegal, associate paralegal, part-time associate paralegal, office assistant and bookkeeper.


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  1. Family: 55%
    38 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. Business: 30%
    38 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    41 years, 2 thousand cases
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 5%
    38 years, 250 cases



Hourly ($250-340/hour), contingent (25-40%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Pajman Jassim

    I have had the pleasure of working with Bill Fuhrman on a number of cases, and have always known him to be pragmatic, thorough, and vigorous attorney for his clients. I am happy to endorse Mr. Fuhrman.


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Contact info

Law Office of William R Fuhrman

539 Encinitas Boulevard
Suite 111
Encinitas, CA, 92024-3748


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Man of the YearBig Brothers & Sisters of San Diego County1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThe Corona Firm, LLP1994 - 2000
AttorneyAdkins, Fuhrman & Holthaus1983 - 1994
AttorneyAvery & Fuhrman1977 - 1983
Trial AttorneyDefenders, Inc. (Non-Profit)1974 - 1977
Association namePosition nameDuration
North County Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoN/A1979 - Present
Criminal Defense Lawyers ClubN/A1979 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationN/A1977 - Present
Criminal Defense Bar Association of San DiegoN/A1976 - 2001
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A1974 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Marriage of Micaresole child custody; award property to Petitioner
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1973
American UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1970