William E. Halle (Bill)


Mr. Halle is a commercial litigator. His practice focuses in the areas of land use, real estate, employment and commercial litigation. His trial and appellate experience includes a wide range of business-related disputes before administrative and public agencies, arbitration panels, state courts, federal courts and bankruptcy courts.

Mr. Halle helped establish landowner rights to intervene in federal Endangered Species Act litigation in Southwest Center for Biological Diversity v. Berg, 268 F.3d 810 (9th Cir. 2001), and landowner standing and fees recovery rights under the Act in Center for Biological Diversity v. Norton, 212 F.Supp.2d 1217 (S.D.Cal. 2002).

He served as an executive member of the Board of Directors for the National Down Syndrome Society from 2004 through 2010, and as the President of Down Syndrome Association of Orange County during his tenure from 2000 through 2008.