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William Crawford Appleby IV - Los Angeles, CA

11111 Santa Monica Blvd.Ste. 1750 Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Updated: 08/08/2023

Los Angeles Aviation Accidents Lawyer


An attorney at Wisner Baum LLP (formerly Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman)Los Angeles office, William Crawford Appleby IV focuses on complex law and motion matters, in-depth legal research and writing, and case strategy. To yield the best results for his clients, Crawford applies his skills to dig deep into United States and foreign law. He dedicates most of his time to transportation accident cases and whistleblower and qui tam claims...

About William Crawford Appleby IV

Practice Areas

  • Aviation Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Complex and Multi-District Litigation
  • Mass Disaster Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Qui Tam Claims
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney


Bar Admissions

  • California, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2019
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2019

Other Affiliations

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • American Association for Justice, Leader’s Forum


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, 2013
    Juris Doctor
    Honors: Completion of Mediation Training, Center for Conflict Resolution, 2012
    Honors: Hobbs District Attorney Clinic
    Law Review: Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Senior Technical Editor
  • Boston University, Boston, 2006
    B.S., Bachelor of Science

Past Positions

  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Law Clerk
  • Honorable R. Gary Klausner in the Central District of California, Judicial Extern
  • Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, California Department of Justice, Extern

Pro Bono Activities

  • Scribes - The American Society of Legal Writers
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation

Classes and Seminars

  • Write for Judicial Eyes Without Reinventing the Wheel!, Inside Tips About Drafting Legal Memoranda, Los Angeles Incubator Consortium (LAIC-Loyola Law School, Southwestern Law School, UCLA School of Law), November 18, 2020


Other Sources of Feedback About William Crawford Appleby IV

Included on the 2023 Southern California list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for William Crawford Appleby IV on Super Lawyers


  • Elite Trial Lawyers, Finalists Consumer Protection, The National Law Journal, 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2019 - 2020
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Leaders Forum - Patron

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Office Information


11111 Santa Monica Blvd.Ste. 1750 Los Angeles, CA 90025



  • Rehberg and the Unintended Consequences of Immunity Uniformity, 46 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 703 (2013)
  • Current Issues of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Drones, American Association for Justice 2016 Annual AAJ-PAPERS 44, July, 2016
  • The Marital Privilege ? Attorneys need to know the subtleties of marital privilege, a vital evidentiary rule., California Lawyer, MCLE Evidence, August 26, 2016
  • Understanding the ?Sudden Illness? Defense in California Courts, Daily Journal, December 6, 2016
  • Pro-Plaintiff Decisions Post­-Daimler, “Tips From Cockpit to Courtroom”, ABA TIPS Aviation and Space Law Committee meeting, November, 2016
  • Liability of Airlines in Intentional Downing of Aircraft, American Association for Justice 2017 Annual Convention, July, 2017
  • Using Agency Agreements to Pin Down Foreign Airlines in American Courts, American Association for Justice, Aviation Law: Winter 2018
  • Stick Versus Puncture: Etihad Ends Causal Link Requirement between Mental and Bodily Injury in Montreal Convention Cases, American Association for Justice, Aviation Law: Summer 2018
  • Pro-Plaintiff Decisions Post­Daimler & Bristol-Myers, “Traversing the Minefield: Overcoming Procedural Obstacles in Aviation Cases”, ABA TIPS Aviation Litigation, October, 2019
  • Laying a Foundation: Real-World Scripts/Examples, “Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email and Smartphone Evidence: The Ultimate Guide”, National Business Institute seminar, January 2020
  • Preservation, Discovery, Subpoenas and Metadata: Court Rules, Case Law and Recent Developments, “Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email and Smartphone Evidence: The Ultimate Guide”, National Business Institute seminar, January 2020
  • Recent Developments in Personal Jurisdiction for Aviation Cases, ABA TIPS Aviation and Space Law Newsletter: Winter 2020
  • Diamond in the Rough: Reevaluating Delaware as a Potential Forum in Multi-Defendant Tort Cases, American Association for Justice Business Torts section

Representative Cases

  • Selke v. Germanwings GmbH, 261 F. Supp. 3d 645 (E.D. Va.) (2017)

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