William H. Cantrell was the Firm Managing Partner of Borton Petrini, LLP, from 2001-2007. He received his undergraduate degree in Business and Public Administration from California State University, Bakersfield, in 1973, and attended law school at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1976, and the Alaska State Bar in 1978. Bill had more than 25 years experience in civil and commercial litigation.
Before coming to the Firm, he practiced law in both Los Angeles and Alaska, working on a wide range of cases. In the course of his practice, Bill has handled a variety of matters. His litigation background was broad and varied over the years. He handled real estate, construction, fraud, corporate and partnership dissolution matters, banking, and employment matters on both local and federal levels.He was responsible for a variety of professional liability matters involving attorneys, architects, brokers, realtors, and claims under Directors and Officers policies.
Along with his busy practice and managerial responsibilities, Bill regularly participated in and organized seminars, teaching and mentoring situations dealing with pertinent and developing legal and organizational issues. Bill acted as National Coordinating Counsel for a national insurance company for employment-related claims and for Y2K matters.
He was an author and legal editor, having written such articles as “Mary Carter Agreements: An Unfair Agreement to Paint Over the Truth, ” Verdict Legal Journal, Spring 1984 issue. He was Editor-In-Chief, California Defense Journal, 1989-1998, a statewide distributed publication discussing and analyzing issues in the casualty and litigation fields. Bill served as a mediator and arbitrator on many matters and acted as a settlement conference judge.