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William Walraven


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • Juris Doctor - 2008
  • University of California at Los Angeles
    • B.A. - 2000
    • Major: Psychology

Past Positions

  • McGrane LLP, Associate Attorney
  • Trepel, Greenfield, Sullivan and Draa LLP, Associate Attorney
  • Office of the San Francisco Public Defender, Legal Intern

Professional Associations

  • National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)
  • California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA)
  • Asian American Criminal Trial Lawyers Association (AACTLA)
  • Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA)
  • Alameda County Bar Association – Barristers Committee Member (ACBA)
  • Filipino Bar Association of Northern California – Social Co-Chair (FBANC)

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Partner

Recent Blog Posts


  • “You can trust him.”

    After contacting the top recommended DUI attorney in San Mateo I was given the option to post my time sensitive question to similar law firms in the area. Given that my friend had court the following day and was unprepared, I rolled the dice. I was blown away by William when he contacted me to re...
  • “He was clear about what could and couldn't be done.”

    William was a tremendous help in dealing with a difficult situation. At all times he was clear about what could and couldn't be done, how he expected the case to unfold, and what I needed to do. And he delivered 100%.
  • “He goes way above and beyond to do the right thing.”

    The worst night of my life was when I got a DUI. Scared, shamed, guilt are words that didn't even come close to how I felt. I had no idea where to go, or what to do. William Walraven was referred to me and I made that call. From the get-go, through my hysterics, he was kind, and supportive, extr...
  • “I had no worries or stress the entire time.”

    I had the greatest pleasure to have William represent me for my DUI case. This was my first DUI and William helped me through the process with ease. Throughout the whole process, William took care of everything and explained all the details to me as they arose. It was a breeze with William's help...
  • ANTHONY LUNA Recommends William Walraven

    “Aggressive, skilled, and highly intelligent. I endorse this lawyer for litigation.”
  • GIVELLE LAMANO Recommends William Walraven

    “William and I worked together on multiple cases and a local judge recognized how well prepared he was. You're in good hands if you hire William.”
  • JON WOOLSEY Recommends William Walraven

    “William is very conscientious and dedicated to the defense of the accused. Always wanting to learn the new thing and not afraid to challenge the government.”
  • MARC PELTA Recommends William Walraven

    “Very impressed! William Walraven is a very effective DUI and criminal defense attorney. He offers real solutions at a affordable price. And he cares about his clients.”