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William W. Bloch
Mr. Bloch is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (1980, B.A. cum laude) and Boalt Hall School of Law (1987, J.D.). At Boalt, William was an associate editor of the International Tax & Business Lawyer (1986-1987) and received the American Jurisprudence Award in insurance law.
William’s practice has encompassed substantial employment litigation and arbitration (including appellate work), business and real estate transactions, and the gamut of complex commercial, construction, and real estate litigation. Prior to forming Excelus Law Group, Inc., William was a partner for more than five years in the Beverly Hills law firm, McMillan & Bloch. Previously, he was associated with two medium-sized firms in Century City and practiced with a small firm in Westlake Village, California. Practicing with this small firm afforded William the opportunity to learn law office management and impressed upon him the importance of delivering high-quality legal services at reasonable rates.
William has litigated numerous employment cases in areas such as discrimination based on age, race, sex, pregnancy, religion, and disability discrimination, retaliatory termination, hostile work environment, breach of implied and express employment agreement, sexual harassment, family leave, and assault. He has broad general commercial litigation experience in areas such as partnership and vendor disputes, complex real estate disputes, construction litigation and securities fraud. William has performed work on litigation matters for a number of major financial service companies. He has tried cases involving criminal liability for unauthorized chemical disposal and unauthorized coastal development, and successfully defended the property purchaser in a dispute over underground storage tanks.
William served as a member of the board of governors of the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Barristers Board of Governors, and was on the Executive Committee of that organization’s Vintage Bouquet charity Wine auction. He has also served on the board of directors of the non-profit San Fernando Valley Self-Help Center. William also was a volunteer arbitrator for the Los Angeles Superior Court, and since 1993, he has served as a moot court judge for the Dalcimer Moot Court Competition sponsored by the Pepperdine University law school. Currently, William is a member of the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the California Employment Lawyer Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, and of Legal Eagles for Truth Justice and the American Way.
William has published two articles in the Health Law Reporter (Matt. Bender, publisher), and given speeches on employment law and business law issues to groups in southern California.
William has two children, a daughter who teaches English and French in the Los Angeles Unified School District, and a son who plays games of chance for his daily bread. William is also pleased to boast of the most beautiful granddaughter ever fashioned, Isabelle Rose Corona! In his spare time, William likes to attend the opera and L.A. Philharmonic concerts, drink and collect fine wines, and plan or dream of the next trip abroad.