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William S. Bennett

Attorney wsb@sdvlaw.com 951-365-3148

Education:

J.D., Quinnipiac University School of Law, magna cum laude, 2015
B.A., University of Mary Washington, magna cum laude, Philosophy, 2012

Bio: »

Will began his career at SDV, first as a summer associate, then as a law clerk and now as an attorney. His practice focuses on complex insurance coverage issues, which includes both handling coverage disputes as well as working proactively with clients to limit their occurrence. Will has been involved in a diverse mix of coverage matters in areas such as construction defects, workers’ compensation, environmental issues and sexual abuse.

Will attended Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he served as the Lead Articles Editor for the Quinnipiac Law Review, and was a finalist in the ABA’s Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition. While at Quinnipiac, Will served as an intern for the Hon. Janet Bond Arterton of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, and it was there that he first became interested in the complexities of the law relating to insurance coverage.

Will resides in SDV’s West Coast office in Temecula, CA and he is eager to help establish the firm’s presence in the western part of the U.S.

Outside the office, Will enjoys traveling, homebrewing beer, playing musical instruments and any activity that takes place outdoors.

Admissions Federal Court: »
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Admissions State Court: »
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • New York
Professional Associations: »
  • Risk and Insurance Management Society (San Diego Chapter)
Honors and Awards: »
  • American Bar Association Trial Advocacy Competition – Finalist
  • Quinnipiac Mock Trial – Best Opening Statement
  • International Comparative Law Conference, UNAN-Leon School of Law, Nicaragua – Speaker (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Academic Achievement Award – Tort Law
Selected Publications: »

Litigation tests limits of insurance ‘elective stacking’ rule
Los Angeles Daily Journal, October 18, 2017

California Court Confirms Support for Policy ‘Stacking’
Los Angeles Daily Journal, Vol 129, No. 238, December 8, 2016