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William J. Trinkle

Of Counsel

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William (“Bill”) J. Trinkle is a widely experienced trial attorney, having litigated multimillion-dollar cases since 1982 in State and Federal courts in California. He has experience in court and jury trials, Federal and State appeals, mediations, and arbitrations.

Before joining Young, Minney & Corr, LLP, Bill was associated for three years with a school law firm in Sacramento as the litigation manager representing public school districts and other public entities in state and federal courts in a multitude of areas, including writs of mandate, real property, employment law, grand jury investigations, contract disputes, etc. Bill was actively engaged in transactional representation advising public boards of education on labor law issues, board policy development, Brown Act and Public Records Act matters, etc.

Prior to that, Bill spent nine years with the Walnut Creek, CA civil litigation law firm of Yudien & Associates. That firm specialized in labor and employment, wrongful termination and discrimination, real estate, landlord/tenant, and business litigation matters. Before Yudien & Associates, for ten years, he was with the Oakland, CA firm, Randick & O’Dea, and handled general civil litigation matters, including trade association litigation, environmental litigation, commercial unlawful detainer, disability discrimination, and real estate litigation in State and Federal courts. Bill served as a court-appointed judicial arbitrator for the California Superior Court, County of Alameda, from 1996 to 2000. Earlier in his legal career, he was associated with the Sacramento civil litigation firms, Grossfeld, Dougherty & Grossfeld, and Mull & McCarthy, each with broad-based business and civil litigation practices. In the Fall of 1981, Bill was an intern/American law advisor for the transnational Danish law firm of Konig, Homann, Homann, Korso Jensen & Steen Hansen in Copenhagen. He has also served as a law clerk for Justice Edwin Regan, California Third District Court of Appeal in Sacramento, during law school.



  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D.)

  • University of San Francisco (B.A.)





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