William Faulkner Named Vice President of San Jose Museum of Art Board of Directors

McManis Faulkner congratulates Partner William Faulkner on being named vice president of the San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA) Board of Directors effective July 1.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the SJMA is a contemporary art museum located in downtown San Jose, Calif. The museum fosters awareness of artists’ broad contributions to society and engages audiences with modern art exhibits, programs, scholarships and collections that reflect the diversity and innovative spirit of Silicon Valley.

“The San Jose Museum of Art is such a critical part of the Silicon Valley community, and its rich art exhibits offer a tremendous glimpse into the diversity of our region and artists’ talent. I am thrilled to continue partnering with the SJMA and leading this organization forward,” said Faulkner.

A seasoned trial lawyer with significant experience in both state and federal courts in Santa Clara County, Faulkner represents businesses and individuals in complex civil litigation. In addition, he works with individuals and families in cases involving will contests, trust disputes and related issues. Faulkner is often called into family law matters when specific trial expertise is required and business concerns are involved. He also assists clients in transactional and contractual matters.

Faulkner has held numerous positions on the SJMA Board of Directors over the past 25 years, including serving as a trustee and an officer. Additionally, he is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association. He has been included in Northern California Super Lawyers in 2004 and from 2006 to present. Faulkner received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1978) and his B.A. from Stanford University (1973).