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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Northern California Super Lawyers||California Super Lawyers||2013|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Northern California Super Lawyers||California Super Lawyers||2012|
|Northern California Super Lawyers||California Super Lawyers||2011|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Northern California Super Lawyers||California Super Lawyers||2010|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|Northern California Super Lawyers||California Super Lawyers||2009|
|Northern California Super Lawyers||California Super Lawyers||2008|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2008|
|Northern California SuperLawyer||California Super Lawyers||2007|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2007|
|Top 100 Attorneys in United States||Worth Magazine||2007|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2006|
|Northern California SuperLawyer||California Super Lawyers||2006|
|Top 100 Attorneys in the United States||Worth Magazine||2006|
|Top 100 Attorneys||Worth Magazine||2005|
|Northern California SuperLawyer||California Super Lawyers||2005|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2005|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2004|
|Voted one of California's "Go To" Legal Malpractice Lawyers||N/A||2004|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2003|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2002|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2001|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2000|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||1999|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||1998|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||1997|
|AV rated; Martindale Hubbell||N/A||1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Francisco County Bar Association||N/A||1977 - Present|
|Atallah vs. Equilon Enterprises (Shell Oil Co.)||$50,000,000 plaintiff verdict by LA jury|
|See all legal cases|
|The Recorder||Legal Malpractice Statutes of Limitations||2005|
|Worth Magazine||Rise of the Independents||2005|
|Inc. Magazine||How The Right Kind of Legal Bill Can Control Your Legal Costs||2002|
|Golden Gate University School of Law||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Boise St Univ||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|The Attorneys Fee Conference - 2013||How to Navigate a Legal Fee Dispute||2013|
|Roundtable Discussion||Alternative Fee Arrangements||2013|
|London, England Seminar||Controlling Your Outside Legal Costs||1995|
|Hong Kong Legal Seminar||Controlling Your Outside Legal Costs||1995|
|California Seminar||Controlling Your Outside Legal Costs||1995|
|Wells Fargo Legal Seminar||Legal Fees||1993|
Posted by Mark and Dorothy
The Gwire legal team including Mr. Gwire and Ms Batista represented us in an accounting malpractice case. They were very thorough in figuring out the issues, they obtained the appropriate specialists, were conscious of costs and tough in the mediation that finally allowed for a settlement. Overall a great team to have on your side.
Posted by Shar
Having read all 17 previous 5star reviews, I concur with so many praises of the experts at Gwire Law Offices. Rather than reiterate much of the same, I will try & explain to some depth why reviews are so favorable in the hopes of enabling others to make more informative decisions that can otherwise prove too costly.
From first contact with any of the professionals at the Gwire Law firm, you will get an impression that they truly are a different kind of law firm. Something you will come to appreciate should you find yourself in their good graces.
With no end in sight to the time & money spent, the closure you need with your legal woes relies heavily on your choice of attorney. Never more is this true than in cases involving ethics or professional responsibility and the likes thereof. When faced with the daunting task of whom you can finally trust to put an end to it all, the absolute most important thing to keep in mind is each attorney's TRIAL EXPERIENCE.
There is NO SUBSTITUTE for trial experience & understandably so. With the threat of a trial approaching & all its preparatory work looming, the pressure to settle builds up to reach a critical juncture that separates "the men from the boys". Thus offering a first glimpse into exactly how Bill Gwire & his staff truly excel. The reason being simply that Bill Gwire works with select attorneys, law professors and other professionals who not only enjoy, but thrive on going to trial. Guided by a strong sense of moral obligation, he never take a case he's not prepared see through to trial and beyond via appeal if needed. Further proof of his commitment and confidence in the merits of each case. As others have said, he's NOT doing it for the money.
Very few cases ever make it to trial. This limits most lawyers from gaining the experience that only a trial can truly provide. In every state, the percentage of civil cases filed that make it to trial are so low (even below 1% in some states), that it's no wonder so many lawyers are intimidated by and even afraid of trials and experienced trial lawyers. Given such limited opportunities to go to trial, YOU CANNOT AFFORD THE TIME OR MONEY FOR A LAWYER TO LEARN ON YOUR BEHALF. Unlike most lawyers, Bill Gwire enjoys the challenge & opportunity to go to trial. This is best manifest by his passion & the satisfaction he gets from helping people ultimately validated by countless trial victories. Whether it be pro bono work or a high profile case, he approaches each case equally motivated and driven. This is what sets him apart & by itself serves as good reason for your consideration.
Of equal importance are skills best revealed by Bill Gwire when at the negotiating table. He was able to magically increase the final jury award after our trial by simply leveraging logic to the tune of an additional $40K+ without a single concession on our side! All without the need of a lengthy appeal! Still feeling the award was below his own expectations, he REDUCED his fees to a point that may have barely covered his costs. Embarrassed by his charity, he effectively UNDER-BILLED me! The fact that insurance companies and even people he has sued before try to hire him serves as a testament to his reputation as a skillful negotiator.
While communication skills & experience in handling complex negotiations may often prove to be critical, true trial experience is ultimately most vital when considering any kind of lawyer to see your case to the very end. For me, William Gwire was that lawyer. It's no accident you are finding such positive reviews of his. Whatever you read or heard that referred you to consider the unique brand of services offered by the Gwire Law Offices was for good reason. So too is the reason I spent the time explaining why. Reason being no matter how many 5 star reviews Bill Gwire accumulates, it will always seem inadequate for those who have journeyed with him to somehow reduce it all down to a measeley 5 stars.
Posted by anonymous
Bill Gwire represented me in large, hotly contested legal malpractice claim against my former attorneys (a well-regarded litigation boutique in San Francisco) who lost my underlying real estate case to the tune of about $1.6 million. We settled the malpractice case and entered into a confidential settlement agreement, so I can’t go into too much detail, but just to give you a preview of what I think of Bill’s work and qualities, I wrote to Bill right after we settled the case, and said: “Thanks Bill. You may be the best attorney I have ever worked with, and (unfortunately ;-) I have worked with a lot.”
Some of the things Bill did that were remarkable included a huge investment of his time to become intimately familiar with a very complex set of events so that he was always in complete command of the facts, his development of likely theories on how the error occurred, his patience and availability to discuss the status and strategy, and finally his invaluable advice on when to push and when to give.
Jerome Fishkin, Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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.