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William Thomas Ferchland

William Thomas Ferchland, American lawyer. Bar: California 75, United States District Court California 75, United States Court Appeals; certified specialist in workers compensation law. Recipient Pro Bono Legal Services awards, 1985, 1991, 1995.


  • Ferchland, William Thomas was born on January 15, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of William H. and Veronica (August) Ferchland.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Finance, University Illinois, 1970. Juris Doctor, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, 1975.


    • Associate Richens L. Wootton, Santa Rosa, California, 1975—1979. Principal Ferchland Law Office, since 1979. Judge pro tempore Workers Compensation Appeals Board.

      With United States Army, 1967-1969.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 75, United States District Court California 75, United States Court Appeals. Certified specialist in workers compensation law.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Board directors Sonoma County Bar, Sonoma County Legal Aid. Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Bar Association, California Society Industrial Medicine and Surgery, Industrial Claims Association, Redwood Empire Trial Lawyers Association, National Organization Social Security Claimants Representatives, North Bay Workers Compensation Association, California Applicant Attorney Association, California Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America.


    • Life partner Candace Nilsson Ferchland, September 8, 1973. Children: William, Kyle, Kathleen.
    • father: William H. Ferchland
    • mother: Veronica (August) Ferchland
    • children: William Ferchland
    • Kyle Ferchland
    • Kathleen Ferchland
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    Born January 15, 1945
    (age 72)