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William Asher Morehead

Criminal defense Attorney at San Rafael, CA

5.0   52 reviews

also known as Will Morehead


Licensed for 18 years

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About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    I have handled every kind of criminal case, including serious and violent felonies ("strike" cases), financial crimes, identity theft, domestic violence, DUI's, and juvenile matters.

  2. Sex crime
    20%

  3. Violent crime
    20%

  4. White collar crime
    15%

  5. DUI and DWI
    5%

BOARD-CERTIFIED CRIMINAL LAW SPECIALIST, HARVARD LAW GRADUATE -- GET EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE ON YOUR SIDE

Will Morehead is certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in criminal law, an essential qualification conferred on only a handful of attorneys practicing in San Francisco and Marin.

Will is a seasoned trial lawyer with over fifteen years experience.  He has never lost a felony trial.  As an adjunct law professor and expert on the rules of evidence, he teaches future lawyers how to be trial lawyers.  

As a former prosecutor, Will understands how the other side thinks about a case.  He knows what levers, and what leverage, prosecutors respond to.

Will was trained at Harvard Law School where he graduated in 2004 with honors.  He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford.

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Licensed for 18 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 12/03/2022

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

Contact William

Law Office of Will Morehead
Faculty Office - Golden Gate University School of Law
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94105
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
More Than A Talented Lawyer
I chose Will because of his exemplary credentials and praised talents as a defense attorney. I now know Will is more than a talent. My opinion regarding Will is biased because I received better results than hope afforded. His diligent and tenacious pursuit for the best outcome, his compassionate manner, discerning mind insightful to my holistic needs (not just legal) and insatiable zeal in understanding the law helped bring forth a most unexpected ruling. Punishment was expected; the only question on my mind was how severe. Will discovered a new law which held promise for my situation and chartered new territory in working with the courts. To this end, I got a ruling where I have significant control in my rehabilitation with the only “punishment” being oversight by the courts. Will had directed me to the help I needed even before the law was enacted, the law that he showed the courts how to follow for people in my situation. Now the help I am getting, and planned on continuing to get, is court ordered. As Schopenhauer explains it, “Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one can see”.
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Posted by HB | February 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He found the angle and case dismissed!
I was lucky to be introduced to Mr. Morehead to review my DUI arrest. After meeting Will I knew right away I wanted him to represent me. His knowledge of the law not only for traffic issues or DUI’s but also the court system and how the DA and Judge would view my case. After reviewing my case and the arrest report I met with Will again to view the CHP video. Will, not only found the angle to present my case but was able to argue to have it completely dismissed. I truly appreciate him and his effort to work outside the box representing me. The Judge and the DA showed respect to knowledge of the law. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing a attorney knowledgeable of the law but also someone that understands the court system.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you Will
Will gave me great advice and went out of his way to help me resolve my situation. He is a very compassionate and caring attorney. I highly recommend this Man!
Posted by Farok Al | December 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I searched for an attorney to help me with my case. I felt other attorneys did not show compassion, but Will Morehead demonstrated he cared for my well-being. Will took my case when I was falsely accused of a Penal Code 290 offense. I was nervous because I didn't know the law. Will comfort me and was transparent and informed me with possible outcomes. His communication was good, and he always made himself available when i had questions pertaining to my case. He guided me throughout the court experience and explained in detail what i could expect. He did a great job, and I won an acquittal
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Stand Up Guy that you want in your corner
Will was someone that I trusted right away with a very personal and intense situation I was dealing with. From the very start, he made me feel safe and taken care of to share my situation and let me know what steps to take to move forward. He got to work right away. He didn’t waste a second and looked up laws to protect me and what could potentially happen with a criminal case. He was consistent. His communication was top notch. He was very honest about potential avenues my situation could go down. Everything that was thrown my way, he was right there to step in and be my voice. With the sheriff and with the district attorney that they complaint was filed with. I could say a million amazing things about Will and it probably wouldn’t be enough.
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Posted by TJ | June 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Retained an Outstanding Attorney
Worked with Mr. Will Morehead for more than a year. Discovered him online from his success with a demurrer on Melissane Velyvis case about Freedom of Speech. He was very creative and persistent in our case and drove it to success against a backdrop of sheer pessimism, all on the merits of the case. He formerly worked in the DA's office and understands the workings of the DA office. He is also very comfortable with new technologies.
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will Morehead ~ Outstanding Attorney ~
I have nothing but positive words to say about Mr. Will Morehead. I have learned that he is not only an intelligent mind but more importantly he is a lawyer who truly cares about his client. I was in a difficult situation in its legal proceedings because of falsely accused charges. I got accused of multiple misdemeanor charges which were framed by the other party. I reviewed almost every lawyer with 4 or 5 stars reviews on avvo and tried to find the best one who can genuinely understand the case. I zoomed in a few and interviewed them. Some were not caring for and others were showing off with bravado. Will was exceptional among them. First, he let me tell openly about my situation and he even called the DA office right on the first meeting to check to see if there are any pending charges unknown to me, which made me relieved since I have never been involved in any criminal matters in my entire life. Second, he made copies of my reference documents even before we agreed to work together, which told me that he was ready to start my case without prejudice. Third, he did not promise with false hope, but instead he explained what would be possible options he was aiming at (If any lawyer tells you some guarantee without his/her actual work description, you better be careful because that signals a vain bravado for your money and that would not convey to the court). Last, I believe he has mastered the criminal system, not only because he is a Stanford / Harvard JD graduate / Criminal Law Specialist, but also because he has thoroughly built up his legal career as a long time DA working closely with Judges. My criminal case was handled very well by Will and the DA finally dropped most charges due to proof of evidence problems, and got only one misdemeanor conviction which is minor below. Many appreciation to Mr. Will Morehead !!! I believe any future clients can safely leave their cases in his hands. Again, anyone needs a lawyer who cares for you and your future, and in that regards, I would recommend Mr. Will Morehead without hesitation. Oh, there is one more thing. Will is witty and has an intelligent sense of humor, which can make you smile when you feel your case is daunting. Be well everyone!! Thank you Will !!
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Posted by Christine | February 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exemplary experience and professionalism! Would absolutely recommend to family and friends!
Will Morehead is a FANTASTIC attorney!!! He is professional, knowledgeable, personable and time-efficient. He answered my call immediately and after I explained my situation, he was able to give me an overview of the law as it related to my situation, and to project the possible outcomes. I felt immediately at ease talking with him. Will told me of his background - that he went to Stanford for undergrad, and then Harvard Law (best in the nation) AND he obtained an additional Criminal Law Specialist Certification. He said he worked in the Marin District Attorney's office for 7 years and as such, has experience working with with the District Attorney's office, the judges, and the Marin County Superior Court. At the writing of this review, he has never lost a felony trial. Will responded quickly to my communications and answered all of my questions. He contacted the District Attorney's office and quickly worked out a resolution for me that I was ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED with! While I do not plan to have a life of crime, I would most definitely engage Will again, and I would give him the strongest recommendation to my family and friends!!!
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Posted by Will (not Mr. Morehead) | October 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A quick consultation
with Mr. Morehead provided the answer I needed to proceed with greater legal confidence. Mr. Morehead was knowledgeable, respected my understanding of the case and did not try to push legal services that I clearly do not need at this point in time. While I am thankful that I currently do not need a lawyer, I am slightly disappointed that there was no need to hire Atty. Morehead.
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
creativity, critical analysis, candor, and kindness
With creativity, critical analysis, candor, and kindness, attorney Will Morehead advised me when I was accused of a crime I did not commit. His measured evaluation of the risk posed by the false allegation helped me to assess the pros and cons of hiring legal counsel at all. In the end, I hired Will Morehead to represent me. His aggressive work to articulate my innocence helped an independent investigation to find insufficient evidence to substantiate the false allegation. For Will Morehead's work, I am grateful beyond words.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful and professional consultation
I called Attorney William Morehead to seek advice and he consulted with me in straightforward terms, giving me guidance and help. He is very professional and experienced in these matters and I could not have been more pleased with his service. He promptly handled the matter and his advice was excellent. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Defense Attorney
It's a scarry time when you need an attorney and don’t know who to call. I am very grateful that I called Will. He is accomplished, intelligent, and extremely well versed with the law. He provided wonderful legal guidance during this difficult time. Will was very calming to talk to, an excellent communicator and immediately put me at ease. He kept me informed and updated every step, and I never felt confused about what was going on. I never had any doubts about Will, - he got the charge dismissed. He really is the best attorney I could have asked for. Will - I can’t thank you enough for all you did for me.
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Posted by N.A | June 28, 2021
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N.A review
I worked with Will for about a year. He was able to help me receive my freedom. In order to do that, Will had to overcome multiple challenges and he overcame them all. I’m very happy to have worked with him, he’s a very trustful hardworking man. I’m very greatful for everything he did did my family and I and will forever be.
Posted by Henry | June 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The amazing help I’ve received
I first ran into legal trouble when I was 18 years old and hire an attorney who did the bare minimum and wasn’t helpful with the process of probation after the case ended I was then recommended well from a friend and I haven’t looked back since questioning hiring another attorney yes I’ve gotten more legal trouble throughout the past four years but it’s all been anxious free due to how helpful, caring And genuine Will Morehead has been with me throughout the years and I’m sure the same with his other clients I would recommend him and have to multiple people who have as well hired him and had a good experience that’s also why I’m taking the time to write this review because he deserves it. He works hard and doesn’t just work for money he works for you and actually trying to help you in the long run, for the best outcome in your future!
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Posted by Chris | May 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Will Morehead is truly masterful.
Will Morehead is masterful. He is truly masterful. Never mind that he is pleasant, he has the goods in spades. Remarkably talented and doing the work he was always meant to do, whilst ever refining a skill set that is already stellar. In my case, Will had to sift through, digest, edit and utilize loads of material with less than half the normal time to prepare . He had to scramble, yet handled all matters beautifully. Watching him cross examine is observing talent at its finest. Although he has a mental map ready to go, he so easily pivots his navigation with such skillful dexterity you know you observing one of the greats. I witnessed him obtain the intended results in such a brief amount of time. I am still thinking about how good he actually is. I am reminded that amongst all the expenses from emotional to financial that one endures in any legal event, hiring the best talent for the most expeditious and most satisfying result is the cheapest expense of all. I feel fortunate to have been able to meet and have Will Morehead represent me. Top marks. I was completely vindicated in an unusually short amount of time. I truly thank Will, as he well deserves. Chris Gibson
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Posted by Leslie | May 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Our minister referred us to Will
Will went above and beyond my expectations in both communications and effectively helping us. I particularly appreciated his generous and kind nature in making sure we were well taken care of. He gave me peace of mind during a very challenging situation and time. That alone is worth volumes! I highly recommend Will Moorehead and wish we had known him from the start.
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Consultation
Attorney Morehead called me back within a few hours about a case I had concerns about. He was clear, precise, and described possible outcomes and pathways forward in a way that was very straightforward. He did not push for me to work with or not work with him further - he was very open about the best ways to proceed. I came away from this consultation feeling thankful.
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Posted by Olena | March 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy lawyer - one in a kind
I was arrested for a DUI and was looking for a good lawyer in Marin County. I have consulted 9 people, some of them were recommended by friends, some of them had great reviews. In overall - all of them were good, but I couldn’t make my decision still. Believe it or not - I don’t believe reviews too much, and don’t typically leave any. But this is an extraordinary occasion. So All of the lawyers were similar: identical approach, identical price, identical requirements in terms of payments : either everything upfront or at least a half ( even before the court day) so I thought that was a normal thing. A different lawyer ( not specialising in the DUI) recommended me to chat with Will according to his research, so he was my number 10. I called Will and immediately felt connection. Extremely knowledgable, great attitude, professional, great experience. I loved his plan of action the best out of all 10 and decided to hire him right away - without hesitation. Imagine how surprised I was, when Will told me, that he not gonna charge me a single dollar before he makes sure that the Court will actually proceed with charges. He said there is a chance that they might not take it further and if this is the case - he won’t charge me anything. I was shocked, because that’s was quite the opposite from what I heard from 9 other lawyers who just wanted my money first, before even diving deeper into my case. I was impressed with his honesty. We signed agreement and Will started the process. He did his research within the court and was able to find out that the court will not proceed the charges and called me back with great news. That was a miracle in my case, I couldn’t believe it. So despite he knew that DUI case is dismissed, he was triple checking everything for me and answering my late text messaging to help me with all my concerns. And there were a lot of messages, trust me here:) So without taking a single cent from me, he assisted me with everything, recommended me a lawyer for my further needs and was just in overall amazing guy. He is unique in his way, I will recommend him to all my friends in the future but also, wanted to share my incredible experience in here. I wish there were more lawyers like Will!
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Morehead represented me on a very tricky domestic violence allegation in San Francisco. He has always been prompt, and very communicative. He really understands the law and the modern day circumstances. I was fortunate to get the best possible outcome thanks to Mr. Morehead. I would recommend Will to any friends and family that need a diligent and reasonable attorney that will fight for you.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
After going through first time legal issues, I reached out to Will to review my case. He provided clear direction as to how my case would unfold. He was extremely professional and sincere during one of the most stressful times that I have encountered. I was given a few options to move forward with and we talked through the best outcome for my situation, which was better than I had expected. I have such high respect for his professionalism and knowledge. I would recommend Will to anyone that is going through legal issues.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Will Morehead
  • 2017 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor (Evidence, Trial Advocacy)
  • Golden Gate University Schol Of Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Marin County District Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2017

Education

  • Harvard Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Stanford University
  • A.B.
  • 2000

Associations

  • State Bar of California, California Board of Specialization
  • Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist
  • 2016 - Present
  • Marin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
  • State Bar of California, California Board of Specialization
  • 2017
  • Degree conferred cum laude
  • Harvard University
  • 2004
  • Departmental honors
  • Stanford University
  • 2000

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (13)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I respect the way Mr. Morehead approaches his work. As a former prosecutor, he knows the DA's playbook and can spot when the government's case has cracks in its foundation. I've seen his approach lead to speedy resolutions for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Will is an accomplished and intelligent attorney with plenty of experience handling civil and criminal cases. I strongly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Will is creative, smart, honest, and experienced. I can't recommend/endorse him strongly enough."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Will and would not hesitate to refer him a client with a serious criminal law issue. As a former prosecutor, he knows the ins and outs of the prosecutor's office - how to obtain a favorable resolution and when to go to trial. He has excellent trial experience, and is whip-smart."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Will is an intelligent, hard-working, and dedicated trial attorney. His experience in both criminal and civil law gives him a depth that others lack. He also has a strong sense of justice, which makes him an effective advocate and counselor."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Will Morehead is one of the best attorneys I know. As a DA, he was a formidable opponent in court, but always a good-hearted human being. As a defense attorney, he is among the very best there is."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Will is a fantastic litigator, with terrific strategic insight and skill. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Will is a passionate advocate with a sharp mind and significant experience in criminal trial work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Friend
"Will is extremely compassionate, smart, and hardworking - in my opinion the three most critical skills to being a truly excellent attorney."
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San Rafael Criminal defense Lawyer William Asher Morehead
William Asher Morehead
Criminal defense Attorney
San Rafael, CA
Licensed for 18 years
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Virtual consultation available