McManis Faulkner’s William “Bill” Faulkner has been named in Marquis Who’s Who, an honor bestowed based on his more than 40 years of professional excellence. As with all Marquis Who’s Who selections, factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility and prominence in a field are considered.
Faulkner leads McManis Faulkner’s business-oriented practices. As a civil trial lawyer, he represents businesses and individuals in complex civil litigation, including handling business disputes, commercial real estate matters and probate litigation. He works with a wide range of businesses, including high technology companies, and advises on corporate and partnership matters. Representing Silicon Valley firms in federal and state courts, Faulkner’s successes extend to successfully defending against multimillion dollar real estate fraud claims and securing a significant recovery on behalf of a telecommunications client overcharged in a commercial lease. He also provided insight, guidance, and support for a successful decade long civil rights case on behalf of a woman who was wrongly placed on the no-fly list by the government.
Throughout his career, Faulkner has been honored for his exemplary contributions to his field. A senior fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and fellow of the American Bar Foundation, he also has been celebrated among the Best Lawyers in America for 13 consecutive years in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation and Trust and Estates Litigation. Faulkner is consistently included among the Top One Hundred Northern California Lawyers.
Affiliated with several professional organizations, Faulkner is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association. He has served on the board of the Los Altos Educational Foundation and on the board of trustees and officer of the San Jose Museum of Art. Faulkner also has overseen his firms’ legal services for the Associated Students of Stanford University for more than 25 years. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1978) and his B.A. from Stanford University (1973).