William D. Anderson

William D. Anderson: Attorney with Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP AV stamp icon
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Area of Practice:

Mr. Anderson has a general civil litigation practice, including personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, long term care & health care litigation, business, legal malpractice and real property disputes.


Mr. Anderson has been practicing law since admission to the California State Bar in December 1972. He is an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney*. He spent the early part of his career with a highly regarded San Francisco firm that specialized in product liability torts, medical malpractice and construct defect litigation. In December 1979, he moved to Sonoma County. During his years of practice in San Francisco and Sonoma counties, he has had an active litigation practice with trials in San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano and Mendocino counties. He has been a Judge Pro Tem for the County of Sonoma, an arbitration panelist for Sonoma and Marin counties, an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, an arbitration panelist for the County of Sonoma and the County of Marin, a discovery referee for the County of Sonoma and a settlement conference panelist for the County of Sonoma. He has served as a panelist on continuing education courses for the Sonoma County Bar Association.

Education and Membership:

Mr. Anderson graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1969 with undergraduate honors. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1972 with Moot Court Honor for the Best Written Brief. He is admitted to practice in all the Courts of California and the Ninth Circuit U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. He is an associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Sonoma County Bar Association. He is a past President of the Redwood Empire Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Defense Counsel and Defense Research Institute.

Community Involvement

Judge Pro Tem Sonoma County Superior Court, Discovery Referee, Settlement Conference Panelist, former Commissioner of the San Carlos Civil Service Commission, and Little League coach.

Areas of Practice (27)

  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Bus Accidents
  • Cumulative Trauma
  • Dog Bites
  • Electrical Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Severe Burns
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • Third Party Wrongful Death
  • Tourist Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(707) 525-8800  Phone
(707) 545-8242  Fax
University Attended:
University of California, Berkeley, B.S., with honors, 1969
Law School Attended:
University of California, Hastings College of Law, J.D., 1972
Year of First Admission:
Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1972, California
Sonoma County Bar Association (Associate); American Board of Trial Advocates (Associate); Redwood Empire Trial Lawyers Association (Past President); Association of Defense Counsel and Defense Research Institute.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

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

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Santa Rosa, California

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