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Bill has more than 25 years of construction law experience, with an emphasis in representing general contractors in all facets of private and public construction, such as contract negotiation and preparation of prime contracts, subcontracts and purchase orders. Bill has provided representation to developers and general contractors in negotiating and preparing contract documents on commercial and residential construction projects. He has also represented general contractors in bid disputes on public works projects, claim preparation and claim evaluation, prosecution and defense of contractor claims, and prosecution and defense of mechanic’s lien claims.

He has extensive experience representing clients in state courts, at arbitration tribunals such as the American Arbitration Association and in private mediation. Bill also acts as a mediator and arbitrator in construction related disputes.

For over 15 years Bill taught a course in California Construction Law through the California State University at San Jose - Professional Development Center.

Frequent speaker on issues relevant to the construction industry.


Practice areas


  1. Construction: 100%

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Miller, Morton, Caillat & Nevis, LLP

50 W San Fernando St.
13th Floor, Suite 1300
San Jose, CA, 95113


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer - ConstructionNorthern California Super Lawyers2014
Super Lawyer - ConstructionNorthern California Super Lawyers2013
Super Lawyer - ConstructionNorthern California Super Lawyers2012
Super Lawyer - ConstructionNorthern California Super Lawyers2011
Super Lawyer - ConstructionNorthern California Super Lawyers2010
Super Lawyer - ConstructionNorthern California Super Lawyers2009
Super Lawyer - ConstructionNorthern California Super Lawyers2008
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Instructor - California Construction LawSan Jose State University - Professional Development Center1992 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Associated Society of Professional Esimators - Silicon Valley ChapterDirector2012 - Present
Associated General Contractors of California - Santa Clara DistrictBoard of Directors1998 - Present
ABA - Forum on the Construction IndustryMember1985 - Present
Associated General Contractors of California - Legal Advisory CommitteeMember1985 - Present
Associated General Contractors of California - Legal Advisory CommitteeChairman2010 - 2010
Associated General Contractors of CaliforniaMember - Executive Committee2010 - 2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of California - Santa BarbaraPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Saint Ignatius College PreparatoryN/AN/A1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Construction Financial Management AssociationMechanics' Lien and Related Remedies2011
Associated General Contractors of CaliforniaCalifornia Mechanics' Liens2010
Construction Financial Management AssociationMechanics' Liens and Related Remedies2009
Associated General Contractors of CaliforniaIntroduction to ConsensusDocs2009
Forum on the Construction IndustryUnderstanding and Negotiating the Clauses in the New Industry Form Documents2008
Associated General Contractors of CaliforniaThe New AIA Documents2007
Associated General Contractors of CaliforniaConstructing Indian Casinos in California: A Safe Bet?2005