William Bernard Reilly - San Francisco, CA
369 Pine StreetSuite 820San Francisco, CA 94104
San Francisco Disability and other ERISA Claims Lawyer
Mr. Reilly worked for 20 years as a traditional “defense” lawyer in the civil litigation arena. This “defense” experience allows Mr. Reilly to have an insightful perspective of the mindset of the defendant and its counsel regarding litigation and settlement strategy.
He met Mr. Kalkin and Mr. Roboostoff in 1997 when their law offices were on the same floor in an office building in downtown San Francisco. Soon thereafter they had cases representing adverse clients and, despite this, became great friends. When Mr. Reilly decided that he wanted to spend the rest of his career representing only plaintiffs, he was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with Mr. Kalkin and Mr. Roboostoff.
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