J.D., Southwestern Law School
B.A., California State University, Fullerton
After graduating from Southwestern University College of Law and passing the California State Bar Exam, William Campbell sought as much time in the courtroom as possible and started his legal career working for the Fresno County Public Defender and District Attorney’s Office.
Professor Campbell’s start as a criminal defense attorney with the Public Defender’s Office was short lived after securing an acquittal for his client in his first jury trial as a lawyer. It was soon after that acquittal that he found himself working for the District Attorney’s Office. In that capacity, he spent almost every day in the courtroom arguing motions and doing jury trials. Professor Campbell has prosecuted and defended individuals in cases involving low-level misdemeanors to three strike felony cases.
With all the necessary skills to be an effective litigator, Professor Campbell moved to the private sector and to civil law. He began working as a Senior Litigator with The Seideman Law Firm, P.C. and fought for consumers who were harassed by creditors, debt collectors, and debt buyers as a Plaintiff’s lawyer using the Federal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act and its California equivalent, The Rosenthal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act.
Currently, Professor Campbell is a Partner at Fitzgerald Campbell, APLC focusing on consumer protection and criminal defense.