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William Schott

William Schott is an attorney in Walnut Creek, California who represents injured workers in personal injury cases and California Workers' Compensation cases.

Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Schott worked for the National Industries for the Severely Handicapped (NISH) where he was an operations manager in the West Region. In this capacity, he negotiated federal service contracts on behalf of non-profit organizations that employed people with disabilities under the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act. While working for NISH, he attended law school at night.

"I take a personal interest in each client's case and treat them with the respect they deserve."

Mr. Schott started his legal career at Dale, Braden & Hinchcliff where he represented employers in Workers' Compensation cases and insurance companies in personal injury and construction defect cases. Next, Mr. Schott became Vice President/Corporate Counsel for Security Alarm Financing Enterprise (SAFE), a financing company that serves the security alarm industry. At SAFE, Mr. Schott combined his legal and business skills while handling a variety of issues including breach of contract, tortious interference, and bad faith cases as well as assisting the acquisition of new businesses and overseeing the human resources department.

William Schott opened his private practice in 2003 in order to offer individual attention to each one of his clients.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California, 2000

  • U.S. Federal Court — Northern District of California

  • U.S. Federal Court — Southern District of California

Education

  • J.D. - John F. Kennedy University College of Law, 1998

  • B.S. - Cal-State University — East Bay, 1988