William A. Kershaw

William A. Kershaw: Attorney with Kershaw Cook & Talley, PC AV stamp icon
  • Managing Partner at Kershaw Cook & Talley, PC
  • 401 Watt Avenue Ste 1, Sacramento, CA 95864-7273
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For over 27 years, Bill Kershaw has represented clients in class actions, mass torts, and complex litigation in state and federal courts, including coordinated and multi-district proceedings. He is a founding partner of Kershaw, Cook & Talley PC and previously Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff LLP. Bill has served as court-appointed lead class counsel and liaison counsel on behalf of plaintiffs in numerous class actions, mass torts, and consumer-related proceedings throughout the United States.

Prior to entering civil practice, Bill spent nine years in the District Attorney’s Office of Sacramento County where he tried roughly 75 cases to verdict and supervised the Consumer and White Collar Fraud Division, various felony trial teams, and the Career Criminal Unit.

His commitment to his clients has led to a statewide and national reputation for providing exceptional legal representation and obtaining significant victories. He is named a Northern California Super Lawyer for 11 consecutive years, Best of the Bar 2014-2015 by Sacramento Business Journal, AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Superb Rated by AVVO and selected by his peers as a 2015 Top Lawyer in the Sacramento region.

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Complex and Multi-District Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Consumer Class Actions
  • Antitrust Class Actions
  • Products Liability
  • Securities Fraud Class Actions
  • Toxic Tort Class Actions
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions
  • Employment Class Actions
  • Mass Torts

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
916-930-6965  Phone
916-779-7000  Phone
916-721-2501  Fax
University Attended:
University of Santa Clara, B.A., 1969
Law School Attended:
University of Santa Clara, J.D., 1972
Year of First Admission:
1973, California; 1980, Oregon
Sacramento County Bar Association, State Bar of California, Oregon State Bar, Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association, Federal Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Sacramento, California