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William F. Bernard

William F. Bernard

Practice areas:

Business, Estate Planning, Employment & Labor

About Me

Bill left behind impressive careers in both the private and public sectors to start his own business attorney/consulting practice. His goal was to ensure that both small and large business owners, as well as families, were provided the very best in asset and estate planning protection so that they could be free to commit themselves entirely to their career and loved ones, while simultaneously being free from the fear of potential litigation.

As the president and founder of WFB Legal Consulting Inc., Bill’s every effort is focused on providing the full gamut of business protection and security, by planning and preparing business contracts which are particularized to the specific needs of his clients.

Whether you are trying to provide a startup business with some level of stability, or an established business with fool- proof asset and estate protection, Bill’s wide ranging experience in the litigation field ensures that every potential pitfall will be exposed, so as to avoid litigation at all costs. Nevertheless, should a lawsuit rear its ugly head, Bill’s background as a former Orange County Deputy District Attorney, as well as his extensive civil practice as a partner with Lynberg and Watkins, has involved him in well over 200 cases which have been tried to verdict.

Lastly, as a consultant, Bill’s expertise provides other lawyers with the benefit of objective legal analysis and proficient legal writing skills. In addition to his position as an Associate Professor of Law at PCU College of Law, Bill presents a unique backdrop for anyone seeking to both learn and understand the obligations and opportunities that present themselves in his field of practice.

Business Law Specialties: Asset and Estate Protection Planning Attorney; Employment Law; Litigation Attorney; Legal Consultant for the Legal Profession; Business Strategies and oversight of both small and large businesses and Estates; Professor of Law and Legal Advisor; General Business Contract Preparation.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Business: 50%
    28 years, 352 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    28 years, 201 cases
  3. Employment & Labor: 20%
    28 years, 176 cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Kristine S Karila

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bernard is active in responding to questions posted on Avvo.com and provides thoughtful and helpful responses and understands the law well.

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    Kristine Karila Employment & Labor Attorney
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  • Matthew W. Harris

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Bernard consistently provides accurate, concise, and helpful responses to Avvo questions. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Matthew Harris Estate Planning Attorney
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Contact Info

WFB Legal Consulting, Inc.

Trabuco Canyon
Laguna Hills
Orange County, CA

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198805/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Attorney--27 Years ServiceMartindale-Hubbell Directory2013
President's Scholarship AwardWestern State University1983

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate Professor of LawPacific Coast University College of Law2005 - 2014
Attorney/PartnerLynberg & Watkins1990 - 2008
Deputy District AttorneyOrange County District Attorney's Office1988 - 1990
District Sales ManagerJohnson & Johnson Family of Companies1978 - 1983

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Southern California Defense CounselN/A1990 - 2000
Martindale HubbellAttorney Member1988 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Association of Orange County Deputy District AttorneysN/AN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
O'Conner v. County of OrangeDefended successfully in favor of Business.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
NewsletterWhat is a NAPT2013
CD's and Workbook for DO-IT-YOURSELF ASSET PROTECTIONDIY LEGAL ASSET PROTECTION2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
California State UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1978

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Law School Associate ProfessorBusiness Associations; Legal Writing2013
BNI NetworkAsset and Estate Planning Protection Interface2012
Ronnie Kovacs Radio Show--Los Angeles Angels Radio AM 830Estate & Asset Protection Planning2011
Private Money InvestmentsProtection of Wealth Accumulation2011
Jason Hartman's Masters EventAsset Protection & Private Money Investing2010
Trial Advocacy SeminarTrial Tactics1991