William A. Muñoz

William A. Muñoz

520 Capitol Mall
Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: 916.565.0300
Fax: 916.565.1636


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Admissions

  • All State and Federal courts in the State of California
  • All State and Federal courts in the State of Nevada
  • The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

  • J.D., Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul., MN, cum laude; managing editor of the Hamline Law Review
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of California, Davis

William A. Muñoz

Shareholder

Mr. Muñoz is the managing shareholder of the firm's Sacramento office and is licensed to practice in California and Nevada. He practices in state and federal court, primarily focusing on the defense of professionals, including attorneys, real estate agents/brokers, real estate appraisers, and insurance brokers. Mr. Muñoz is a certified specialist in Legal Malpractice Law by the California State Board of Specialization.

Mr. Muñoz also advises and counsels employers on employment related issues including employee handbooks, offer letters, separation agreements, sexual harassment training, workplace investigations, and defends employers in wrongful termination/harassment, wage and hour and discrimination claims.

Professional Contributions

Mr. Muñoz recently published an article entitled Cassel v. Superior Court - The California Supreme Court Rejects Attorney Malpractice Exception to Mediation Confidentiality in the March 14, 2011 edition of the Defense Research Institute's Professional Liability Committee quarterly electronic newsletter Riding the E & O Line, and Westlaw Journal, Professional Liability, Volume 21, Issue A (September 2011). Mr. Muñoz has recently given seminars for the Sacramento County Law Library and the San Joaquin County Bar Association Family Law Committee on practical ways to avoid malpractice claims and other ethical issues.

Mr. Muñoz has been a speaker and co-author on employment-related issues for the Sacramento Area Human Resources Association, including the March 2008 seminar entitled "Workplace Investigations." He also appeared at Strafford Publishing's July 2008 Security Teleconference, speaking on the subject "Pre-Employment Screening - Effective Policies and Best Practices" in which he addressed the implications of the Fair Credit Reporting Act in pre-employment screening and background checks. Recently, Mr. Muñoz published an article entitled How Far May a State Labor Law Reach? in the Winter 2012 In-House Defense Quarterly for the Defense Research Institute.

Additionally, Mr. Muñoz has spoken on discovery issues before the Continuing Education of the Bar Committee, in presentations entitled "Discovery: Planning, Strategy & Dealing with Abusive Discovery Tactics" (July 2008) and "Getting the Most out of Discovery" (July 2009).

Mr. Muñoz is a member of the Sacramento County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, and of the American Bar Association Professional Liability Litigation and Employment and Labor Relations Law Committees. He also serves on the Defense Research Institute Professional Liability Committee and Labor and Employment Section, and is a member of the National Association of Defense Counsel for Northern California.


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