Law Office of William Conwell

Firm Overview

I focus on criminal and DUI defense. I believe an aggressive defense, that includes being willing to go to trial and actively argue pre-trial motions provides the client with the best chance of success. In criminal and DUI cases, I make sure that I have complete knowledge of the facts and the law applicable to your case as soon as possible.

I have been defending people charged with criminal offenses as a solo-practitioner in Northern California for the past five years. I have represented clients in 33 criminal jury trials.

Example cases

I represented a client charged with felony domestic violence and a prior strike. He faced eight years in prison. I took the case to jury trial and the client was found not guilty.

I represented client charged with driving under the influence of marijuana. I took the case to jury trial. The trial ended in a mistrial. I argued that the court should dismiss the case and the court agreed and dismissed the case.

Main Office
390 North Forbes Street
Lakeport  CA  95453
  • (707) 263-8220
  • (707) 263-8221


Free Initial Consultation?
I offer free initial consultation and typically do not assign a time limit to this consultation.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
No, I do not have a fixed fee for services. I charge a flat fee that is based upon the complexity of the case and estimated number of hours to complete the case. If a client mentions Nolo then I would be happy to give a 10% discount.
Hourly Rates
My hourly rate is $150 an hour.

Office Information

Office Hours
I'm available by appointment Sunday through Friday.
Emergency After Hours

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I find the area of criminal law endlessly fascinating.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I think there are many areas of the law where clients can handle simple legal matters on their own and Nolo provides those clients with a great legal resource. I like to educate my clients regarding their legal matters so they understand the process and the law that I'm arguing.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Case by case.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Case by case.

William Conwell

In 2002, I worked with Joshua Dale as DUI defense attorney. In 2003, I worked with Tim Pori as a criminal defense attorney. Both of these attorneys provided me with great insight in how to defend a client charged with a DUI or other criminal charges.

I interned for the San Francisco District Attorney's Office for two years and this has given me great insight as to how the prosecution operates. Since that internship my focus has been criminal defense and DUI defense. I find by going to many educational seminars on this area of the law it gives me insight into the many different and unique defenses that are possible and allow me to apply them in the appropriate cases.

My strength is that I work hard on every case I have. I find hard work and tenacity gets the best results for my clients.

Personal interests:

I enjoy photography, scuba diving, aikido, and shooting.

  • Bar Number: 225576
    California , 2003
  • New College of California School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Criminal Law
  • New College of California
    Bachelor of Arts , 1999
    San Francisco, CA
    Administration of Justice

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