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Atty. William Kershaw, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA


Attorney William A. Kershaw is a founding partner in the law firm of Kershaw, Cook & Talley, PC in Sacramento, CA. He has over 30 years of experience serving clients nationwide in matters of complex civil litigation such as personal injury, class actions, mass torts, wage and hour disputes and breach of contract cases. He is highly effective against formidable opponents: he has won judgments totaling over $1 billion, including a $330 million class action victory against American Honda Motor Co. and an $87 million judgment against United Parcel Service in a wage dispute. He is now simultaneously serving on the Plaintiff's Steering Committee for the In re Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2441), and the DePuy ASR? Hip System Cases (MDL No. 2197). William Kershaw represents injured individuals and businesses throughout the country. He has an outstanding reputation for obtaining victories in a multitude of cases involving defective medical devices, dangerous drugs, wage and hour claims, consumer fraud, product liability, whistle blower and false claims act matters, class action lawsuits, and complex litigation. He is named Best of the Bar 2014 and 2015 by the Sacramento Business Journal, a Northern California Super Lawyer 12 years in a row, AVVO Superb Rated Top Attorney, and is 5 Star AV Preeminent Rated, the highest rating bestowed by Martindale-Hubbell for ethical standards and legal ability. William was honored by Working Wardrobes for his generous investment to their organization and in our community, helping ensure that adults in crisis and survivors of domestic abuse became self-sufficient. View More ?

Practice Areas

Nursing Home Abuse


  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
  • Education

    Santa Clara University School of Law
    J.D. (1972)
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    Santa Clara University
    B.A. (1969)
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    47 years of experience


    Kershaw, Cook & Talley
    401 Watt Avenue
    Sacramento, CA 95864
    Toll-Free: (888) 997-5170
    Telephone: (916) 779-7000
    Fax: (916) 721-2501