I ENJOY DEVELOPING A REAL PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH MY CLIENTS. THEY BECOME CLIENTS AS WELL AS FRIENDS." 40+ years of experience. Attorney William B. Hanley has practiced law in the state of California since 1974. Since then, he has earned such accolades as being selected as the Business Litigation Trial Lawyer of the Year and earning a $50 million verdict in one of the largest punitive damage cases in the state’s legal history. William B. Hanley has been in practice since 1974 in a wide range of legal areas, including employment law, environmental law, personal injury, and trust, business, commercial, real estate, and construction litigation.