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William J. Trinkle

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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.

Prior to 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 10 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 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.


Bill Trinkle graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of San Francisco in 1972, where he served as Student Academic Vice President. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. While at law school, he competed on the Trial Advocacy Team as well as contributed as a writer for the Pacific Law Journal. Bill also received his Certificate in Advanced International Legal Studies through a McGeorge study program in Salzburg, Austria, and Copenhagen, Denmark in 1981.