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Practice Areas: Business Transactions, Product Liability, Estate Planning & Probate

Professional Profile - Dillingham, William O. - PartnerWilliam O. Dillingham


Founding Partner, (1982)
Administrative Partner, Dillingham & Murphy, 1982 - Present
Head of Product Liability Group
Head of Estate Planning & Probate
Associate Attorney, Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, 1977 - 1982

Admitted in California (1976)

Legal Experience

Experienced in general business transactions, including contracts, leases and real estate financing, incorporations and general corporate law, partnership agreements, limited liability companies, blue sky and securities issues, incentive stock options, mergers and acquisitions, copyrights and trademarks.

Estate planning and probate administration.

General commercial and business litigation, including breach of contract, fraud, foreclosures, breach of fiduciary duty, liens, and environmental regulatory matters.

General product liability litigation, including trucks, braking systems, medical devices, fire hazards, and metal fatigue.

Toxic tort litigation, including chlorinated solvents, benzene, organic solvents, isocyanates, PTFE, and various agricultural pesticides and herbicides.


J.D. Hastings College of Law, 1976, Order of the Coif.

University of Florida School of Law, 1973 - 1974.
Elected to University of Florida Law Review. Top 5% of first year class.

B.A. Yale University, 1973.

Memberships, Achievements and Publications

Engagement Partner - DuPont Primary Law Firm (1992 - Present).

Trustee of St. Thomas More Chapel at Yale University, since (1990 - Present).

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (1996 - Present).

Defense Research Institute (1996 - Present).

Blueprint For General Causation Analysis In Toxic Tort Litigation; Federation of Insurance & Corporate Counsel Quarterly (Fall 2003).