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William Martin Gwire

William Martin Gwire

Practice areas:

Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Litigation

About Me

William Gwire heads up Gwire Law Offices, a three attorney, AV (top) rated firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area and specializing in legal malpractice, fee dispute and breach of fiduciary duty cases. Mr. Gwire has over 35 years of trial experience and the firm has focused on the legal malpractice area since 1989. Since specializing in the field, he has tried to judgment, arbitrated and settled cases with a combined value to clients of over $40,000,000. Visit the firm's website at


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1974

  1. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 95%
    27 years, 500 cases
  2. Litigation: 5%
    41 years, 5 thousand cases



Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Jerome Fishkin

    I have been an ethics expert witness, who Mr. Gwire has employed for his client's litigation. I have also been employed as an adverse expert in cases of Mr. Gwire's. I have always appreciated his casework, his professionalism, and the thorough preparation he does in his cases.


    Jerome Fishkin Ethics & Professional Responsibility Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Gwire Law Offices

1250 45th Street
Suite 310
Emeryville, CA, 94608




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Northern California Super LawyersCalifornia Super Lawyers2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Northern California Super LawyersCalifornia Super Lawyers2012
Northern California Super LawyersCalifornia Super Lawyers2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Northern California Super LawyersCalifornia Super Lawyers2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Northern California Super LawyersCalifornia Super Lawyers2009
Northern California Super LawyersCalifornia Super Lawyers2008
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Northern California SuperLawyerCalifornia Super Lawyers2007
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Top 100 Attorneys in United StatesWorth Magazine2007
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
Northern California SuperLawyerCalifornia Super Lawyers2006
Top 100 Attorneys in the United StatesWorth Magazine2006
Top 100 AttorneysWorth Magazine2005
Northern California SuperLawyerCalifornia Super Lawyers2005
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
Voted one of California's "Go To" Legal Malpractice LawyersN/A2004
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1998
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1997
AV rated; Martindale HubbellN/A1996


Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Francisco County Bar AssociationN/A1977 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Atallah vs. Equilon Enterprises (Shell Oil Co.)$50,000,000 plaintiff verdict by LA jury

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Publication NameTitleDate
The RecorderLegal Malpractice Statutes of Limitations2005
Worth MagazineRise of the Independents2005
Inc. MagazineHow The Right Kind of Legal Bill Can Control Your Legal Costs2002


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Boise St UnivN/AN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The Attorneys Fee Conference - 2013How to Navigate a Legal Fee Dispute2013
Roundtable DiscussionAlternative Fee Arrangements2013
London, England SeminarControlling Your Outside Legal Costs1995
Hong Kong Legal SeminarControlling Your Outside Legal Costs1995
California SeminarControlling Your Outside Legal Costs1995
Wells Fargo Legal SeminarLegal Fees1993