I am William D. Kopper.I have been practicing law for over thirty years.I practice in the fields of family law, including divorce and child custody and visitation, and estate planning, including wills and trustsand probate. I am one of the few practitioners who are certified specialists in two fields, since I am a certified specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in the fields of Family Law, and Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. The Board of Legal Specialization recently honored me for my 20 years of service as a certified Family Specialist. More Information about my practice areas and the Law Office of William D. Kopper is at http://www.kopperlaw.com/ .
I take more than 30 hours of continuing legal education each year.I must take at least fifteen hours each year in my two areas of Specialty – Family Law and Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.In 2005 I completed an extra 32 hours of mediation training.
Certified Specialist by State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization:
Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law
Association/Professional Organization Memberships:
California State Bar; Yolo County Bar Association; Association of Certified Family Law Specialists;State Bar Family Law Group; State Bar Estate Planning Group.
Mayor of the City of Davis, 1982-1984
Council member, Davis City Council, 1976-1984
Past president of the Yolo County Bar Association
University ofChicago – B.A., 1970
University of California, Davis, M.S. in Ecology, 1974
University of California, Davis, J. D. (Juris Doctor), King School of Law, 1980
University of the Pacific, L.L.M. (Master of Laws) in Tax, 1992
Philosophy of Practice:
I like to provide my clients with as much information as possible.A well-informed client is a client who can make better decisions and who can help guide the case.
Spending a lot of time thinking about one’s cases make one become a better lawyer.Keeping up on current developments in the law is also important.
I believe that my greatest strengths are thorough research and preparation of my cases.
I like working with people and I like the personal contact with my clients best.
My style is low-key.I meet my clients’ needs in the easiest way possible.