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William Henry Newkirk

also known as William H. Newkirk, Bill Newkirk


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About me

A leading Southern California trial lawyer, Bill Newkirk seeks justice for people who are victims of medical malpractice, serious personal injuries, brain injuries, drug errors, nursing home abuse, and catastrophic motor vehicle accidents. Mr. Newkirk often earns clients significant verdicts and settlements, such as a recent $3.7 million settlement for a pedestrian struck by a trash truck who now is confined to a wheelchair. Mr. Newkirk is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell; listed on Southern California Super Lawyers; and is a 2010 National Finalist on Lawdragon's Top 500 Lawyers in America.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 70%
  2. Elder Law: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%



Contingent (25-40%)

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Contact info

700 S. Flower St.
Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA, 90017


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
AssociateAmerican Board of Trial Advocates2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2012
Best Lawyers of AmericaBest Lawyers of America2012
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Southern California Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
500 Leading Lawyers in America, National FinalistLawdragon2010
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
AssociateAmerican Board of Trial Advocates - Los Angeles Chapter1983
Chairman's AwardConsumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Offices of William H. Newkirk1990 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesExecutive Committee Member2016 - Present
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesBoard of Governors - Emeritus1984 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cedars-Sinai Radiation CasesPending
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of California - Los AngelesN/AOther - BachelorsN/A