Attorney William M. Audet has been practicing law for over thirty years and prosecuting complex individual and class action case in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In recognition of his experience and dedication to his clients, Mr. Audet has been appointed to leadership roles in dozens of significant MDL, federal and state cases. Mr. Audet is the founding partner of Audet & Partners, LLP, a San Francisco based law firm with cases filed in state and federal courts in almost every state in the United States.
After graduating from UC Davis, Mr. Audet earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) (with highest honors) from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1984, where he was the Editor of the Golden Gate University Law Review and the student commencement speaker. In 1987, Mr. Audet obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University Of Wisconsin School Of Law. During his three years at the University of Wisconsin, he taught civil procedure and civil rights as a clinical professor, and worked full time at the law school’s LAIP inmate legal services program as a supervising attorney to law students at the clinic.
After completing his LL.M., in 1987 Mr. Audet was hired as a staff attorney at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In 1988, he served as the first Law Clerk to the Honorable Fern M. Smith, Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and in 1989, as the last Law Clerk to the Honorable Alfonso J. Zirpoli, Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. In 2013, Mr. Audet was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law (LL.D., h.c.) degree from the Golden Gate University School of Law in recognition of his significant contributions to the legal community and the law school itself.
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