Harold William Edgar

Harold William Edgar: Attorney with The Law Offices of H. William Edgar
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As a Riverside native, Attorney Bill Edgar has been recognized as one of the best family law attorneys in the Inland Empire. He grew up attending grammar and middle schools in Riverside and graduated from Arlington High School. Attorney Bill Edgar chose to stay in the Riverside area to practice law because of his ties in the community and his commitment to bring quality legal services to the community that he felt loyal to. He is active in various community organizations including soccer, Little League, church and other activities. He is married and has one minor child and three adult step children.

Attorney Edgar’s practice is exclusive to family law. He is the founder of the Law Offices of H. William Edgar, APLC and the principal trial attorney. Attorney Edgar makes every attempt to settle your matter, however, he tries between 25-30 cases a year. He has been in private practice since 2004. Previously, he was an associate with another law firm handling family law, personal injury, civil litigation, construction defect, medical malpractice, and criminal law. Since 2004, he has limited his practice to family law.

Bill Edgar attended University of California at Santa Barbara and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and History. He attended Southwestern University School of Law and graduated in 1998. He took and passed the July Bar Exam and was admitted to practice in California in December 1998.

It is widely recognized that family law is one of the most traumatic areas of law for the client. It can be one the most difficult periods of a client’s life to experience a divorce or custody battle. Attorney Edgar recognize the needs of his clients and their families. He also recognizes that each case does not need to be litigated, but rather, the parties need the assistance of an attorney to come to an amicable solution to their problems. It is his goal to work with each client toward a solution that is best for their circumstances.

Mr. Edgar is highly respected in both the legal community with other lawyers and the judges. As the principal trial attorney for the firm, Mr. Edgar handles dozens of trials every year. He also handles appeals and writs in the California Appellate courts and has argued cases in the California Court of Appeals. His firm has successfully reversed a judgement in a non-published opinion in the court of appeal.

He appears regularly in the Riverside Superior Court, both in Riverside and Hemet, San Bernardino Superior Court, Orange County Superior Court and various courthouse throughout Los Angeles. A divorce is generally financially devastating to both parties, which is why Attorney Edgar attempts to keep the legal costs reasonable so that each party can pick up their lives and move on. The costs associated with each case differs based on the complexity and needs of the client. As one of the leading family lawyers in Riverside, Attorney H. William Edgar is committed to serving the needs of his clients while keeping them well informed on the progress of their case.

Areas of Practice (31)

  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law
  • High Net Worth Divorce
  • Contested Divorce
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Out of State Custody Proceedings
  • Visitation
  • Child Support Modification
  • Spousal Support
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Alimony
  • Separation Agreements
  • Division of Property
  • Complex Property Division
  • Property Settlement including Businesses, Real Property, Stock Option
  • Paternity
  • Domestic Partners
  • Fathers Rights
  • Grandparents Rights
  • Step Parent Rights
  • Step Parent Adoptions
  • Parental Relocation and Move Aways
  • Military Divorce
  • Military Child Custody
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Post Marital Agreements
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Protective Orders
  • Mediation and Collaborative Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
951-289-5374  Phone
(951) 684-6885  Phone
(951) 684-0841  Fax
University Attended:
University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A., 1995
Law School Attended:
Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1998
Year of First Admission:
1998, California
Birth Information:
Long Beach, California, January 2, 1973

Peer Reviews

4.3/5.0 (9 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 12/25/16 in Family Law

    H. William Edgar is among the most forward looking and service oriented attorneys I know. He runs a very good law firm and gives his clients excellent advocacy and service.

    H. William Edgar is among the most forward looking and service oriented attorneys I know. He runs a very good law firm and gives his clients excellent advocacy and service. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 12/11/15 in Family Law

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