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September 2018

William Coggshall, III Joins Gordon & Rees as Partner in the San Diego Office

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani welcomes William L Coggshall, III as a  partner in the firm's San Diego office. Coggshall joins the firm's Environmental/Toxic Tort practice group. Coggshall was previously with ArcherNorris law firm in Walnut Creek, California.

"We are very pleased to have Will join Gordon & Rees," said Kevin Alexander, managing partner of the firm's San Diego office. "Will is an experienced trial lawyer and has a depth of knowledge of environmental legal issues impacting businesses in California. We look forward to having Will join the firm as we continue to service the legal needs of our clients locally and across the country."

Coggshall represents individuals and businesses ranging in size from small sole proprietorships to large international corporations. He handles cases involving professional liability claims, construction litigation (defect, contract, delay claims), and high-exposure toxic tort litigation. His clients include retailers, manufacturers, developers, general contractors and large infrastructure engineering companies. Additionally, he represents clients in all types of real estate disputes (including but not limited to: issues/claims related to easements, encroachments, landlord/tenant, landslides, all types of construction matters, failure to disclose, premises liability and water diversion facilities).

Mr. Coggshall represents some of the world’s largest infrastructure design companies. He has been successful in representing clients asserting affirmative claims such as unpaid contractual fee claims and lost business profit claims. Coggshall’s litigation practice involves complex litigation of product liability and toxic torts related to high-exposure asbestos/toxic exposure claims. He works with retailers, manufacturers and their insurers to aggressively defend claims of liability, reduce damages to nominal amounts and clear threats of future litigation.

Coggshall is admitted in California and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, Association of Defense Counsel, Contra Costa County Bar Association, AIA - East Bay and the Council on Litigation. He earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School and his undergraduate degree from San Jose State University.

Gordon & Rees' San Diego office opened in 1990 as the firm's second office nationwide. Today, the San Diego office has approximately 120 attorneys providing clients a full-service range of representation. Our San Diego attorneys represent corporate clients, officers and directors in all types of litigation and business transactions, including "bet the company" trials and handling their most important transactional and counseling matters. Clients range from Fortune 500 companies, to biotechnology start-ups, to medium sized businesses at the core of the local economy.  San Diego attorneys cover every practice discipline and industry group at the firm.

Gordon & Rees is a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 800 lawyers in 52 offices across the United States. Our lawyers provide full service representation to public and private companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to start-ups. Founded in 1974, Gordon & Rees is recognized among the fastest growing and largest law firms in the country. Additionally, in 2018 Law360 ranked the firm among the top 40 largest U.S. firms and The American Lawyer ranked the firm among the top 45 on its Diversity Scorecard.

William L. Coggshall



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