- Email: William.Pallares@lewisbrisbois.com
- Phone: 213.580.6339
- Fax: 213.250.7900
William Pallares is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practice. He has extensive litigation experience in both state and federal courts and has participated in numerous civil trials and arbitrations. Mr. Pallares practices in the areas of commercial litigation, representing clients in breach of contract, false advertising, fraud, unfair competition, and business interruption claims.
Mr. Pallares has also defended companies in complex litigation, involving copyright, trademark and trade secrets. He represented a wholesale pharmaceutical company against patent infringement claims, involving the off label use of generic drugs, and defended companies against trademark infringement claims, involving keyword advertising.
Mr. Pallares also practices in the areas of construction and products liability. He has defended general contractors in multi-million dollar lawsuits, involving structural design failures and delay claims. He has also represented manufacturers in multiple jurisdictions against nationwide class actions.
He has also defended individuals and business establishments against defamation and libel claims, civil rights claims, involving California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act and 42 U.S.C. Section 1983, and the federal Fair Housing Act.
Mr. Pallares is an alumnus of the prestigious Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Trial Advocacy Project (TAP) and served as a pro bono prosecutor with the City of Long Beach City Attorney’s Office, where he obtained a conviction in all cases he tried.
State Bar Admissions
United States District Courts
- United States District Court for the Central District of California
- United States District Court for the Northern District of California
- United States District Court for the Southern District of California
United States Courts of Appeals
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
United States District Court for the Southern District of California
United States District Court for the Central District of California
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- California State Bar, Intellectual Property Section
Awards & Honors
W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services, 1995 and 1996
California Western School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1996
University of California Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts, 1988