Phone: (510) 530-9687

E-mail: wquinby@aol.com

6567 Ascot Drive

Oakland, CA 94611

William Quinby


Full-time mediator and arbitrator

Current Employer:

Wulff Quinby & Sochynsky Dispute Resolution

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Arts (Fine, Performing) ✔ Banking & finance
✔ Biotech ✔ Class Actions
✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Contract Disputes
✔ Employment ✔ Executive Compensation
✔ Family Businesses ✔ Franchise
✔ Health Care ✔ Intellectual Property
✔ Internet ✔ Legal Malpractice
✔ Media & Communications ✔ Non-profit Organizations
✔ Partnerships ✔ Professional Fees
✔ Professional Malpractice ✔ Professional Negligence
✔ Real Estate ✔ Shareholder Disputes
✔ Software ✔ Sports
✔ Telecommunications ✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes


His experience includes trials and alternative dispute resolution (as both neutral and advocate) of matters on behalf of individuals, small and large businesses, including public entities, national and local newspapers, national retailers, national manufacturers, banking institutions, national real estate brokers, rental car companies, a major national law firm, and others as both plaintiffs and defendants. While practicing law, Mr. Quinby enjoyed an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Work History:

Until July of 1996, Mr. Quinby was a shareholder and director of Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May, a firm of over 200 attorneys, with offices in Oakland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. A member of the firm's executive, compensation and recruiting committees. Chair for firm's ADR Practice Group.


He has mediated and arbitrated hundreds of disputes involving complex commercial and interpersonal matters.

Banking disputes, including embezzlement, loan agreement, lender liability and other disputes; Employment matters, including sexual harassment, discrimination, termination and ADA claims; Healthcare industry disputes involving IPAs, HMOs, hospitals, physicians, consumers and others; Multi-party, multi-unit construction defect disputes (twenty-eight parties.); Disputes regarding professional service practices, including dissolution (medical, dental, accountancy and legal);

Breach of agency contract and fraud against the provider of cellular telephone equipment and services; Complex real estate disputes, including sale, easement, landslide, and home owners association disputes; Intellectual property, trade secret, tradename, and licensing disputes; Claim by lessor for breach of lease agreement requiring lessor to build to suit for lessee a large commercial store and surrounding improvements; Will contests; Breach of distribution agreement by inventor of game.;

Claims by approximately 175 tenants in low income housing projects against local housing authority and private owners regarding maintenance, habitability, retaliatory eviction, and related issues; Computer industry and Internet disputes; Numerous claims involving municipalities; Defamation claims, including political campaign issues; Construction disputes (industrial, commercial, and high end residential.); Insurance coverage and bad faith claims, including bad faith claims against HMOs; Medical malpractice - wrongful death claims; Disputes regarding amounts due under sublease, purchase agreement and management agreement relating to geothermal facility; Disputes regarding value of services rendered in reclaiming real property in Germany that had been confiscated by the Nazi and communist governments; Unfair competition and raiding claims (securities industry); Claims regarding executive compensation, including the exercise of stock options; Disputes involving Asset Acquisition agreements and Supply Agreements; Cargo loss - international transit disputes; Dispute regarding hotel computer reservation system; Conflict of interest disputes between County Hospital District and general hospital; Valuation disputes (stock , art and partnerships.); Tenure dispute; Attorney-client disputes; Advertising agency


He has received extensive dispute resolution training from each of the these entities as well as Harvard Law School.


He is a member of the American Arbitration Association


Mr. Quinby is affiliated with the American Arbitration Association and the AAA Center for Mediation. He serves on the Board of Directors of the California Dispute Resolution Council, is a member of the California Business Trial Lawyers Association, and belongs to the Litigation Section and Section on Dispute Resolution (Mediation Committee, Chair of Program Committee) of the American Bar Association, the Litigation Section of the State Bar of California (including its ADR Committee) and the ADR committees of the Alameda and San Francisco County Bar Associations. Appointed by the American Bar Association


Hastings College of the Law, University of California, J.D., 1967.

Harvard University, B.A., 1963 (Harvard Scholar).


He has authored numerous articles and lectures nationally on litigation and ADR topics before both business and legal groups.


References: Alexander L. Brainard, Esq., Partner, Heller Ehrman, White & McAuliffe (650/324-7000)

Richard J. Burdge, Jr., Esq., Partner, Howry Simon Arnold & White (213/892-1800)

Jerome B. Falk, Esq., Partner, Howar Rice Nemerovski & Rabkin (415/434-1600)

Fred G. Bennett, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges (213/624-7707)

Thomas W. Tusher, President and COO(retired), Levi Strauss & Co. (415/544-6970)


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