William K. Sweeney

William K. Sweeney

Attorney
Location:
Temecula, California
Phone:
760-989-4820
800-575-9610
Email:

Military Service

  • United States Air Force, 1958-1962; Awards: Cold War Service Medal; Honorable Service Medal

Education

  • San Bernardino Valley College, AA Accounting (1965); Dean's List. Citrus Belt Chapter, Certified Public Accountants Annual Scholarship. Secretary, Junior College Honor Society of Business and Economics
  • University of Redlands, BA Accounting (1967)
  • University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctor, JD (1971). Bancroft Whitney American Jurisprudence award for outstanding course work in the study of wills and trusts
  • University of Dayton Graduate School of Business, MBA (1979)
  • University of San Diego School of Law, post-graduate law degree, LL.M., taxation (1993)

Work Experience

  • Internal auditor (1967-1971)
  • Staff attorney, Rohr Industries Inc., Chula Vista California, (1971-1976)
  • General counsel, Grumman Flxible Corp., Delaware, Ohio, (1976-1984)
  • Assistant general counsel, Grumman Corp., Bethpage, New York (1984-1986)
  • Private law practice (1986-present), civil practice including probate and estate planning

Judicial/Arbitrator

  • Judge pro tem (Small Claims Court Judge) and judicial arbitrator, Three Lakes Judicial District, Temecula, California (1991–1995)

Teaching and Adjunct Professor

  • Business Law; San Diego City College (1972-76)
  • Business Law; CTI, Columbus, Ohio (1976-79)
  • Business Law; Government and Business; University of Dayton Graduate School Of Business, Dayton, Ohio (adjunct professor in MBA program) (1979-84)

Admissions State

  • California (1972)
  • Ohio (1984) (currently inactive)
  • Colorado (1998) (currently inactive)
  • Hawaii (2004) (currently inactive)

Admissions Federal

  • United States Supreme Court (1975)
  • Federal District Court-Southern District of California (1972)
  • Federal District Court-Central District of Ohio (1984)
  • Federal District Court-Central District of California (2001)
  • Federal District Court-District of Hawaii (2004)

Areas of Practice

  • Probate & Estate Administration

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1972
  • Ohio, 1984
  • Colorado, 1998
  • Hawaii, 2004
  • United States Supreme Court, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 2004

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • Juris Doctor - 1971
    • Honors: Bancroft Whitney American Jurisprudence award for outstanding course work in the study of wills and trusts
  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • LL.M. - 1993
    • Major: Taxation
  • San Bernardino Valley College
    • AA - 1965
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Citrus Belt Chapter, Certified Public Accountants Annual Scholarship
    • Honors: Secretary, Junior College Honor Society of Business and Economics
    • Major: Accounting
  • University of Redlands
    • B.A. - 1967
    • Major: Accounting
  • University of Dayton Graduate School of Business
    • M.B.A. - 1979

Classes/Seminars

  • Business Law; San Diego City College, 1972 - 1976
  • Business Law; CTI, Columbus, Ohio, 1976 - 1979
  • Adjunct professor in MBA program, Business Law; Government and Business; University of Dayton Graduate School Of Business, Dayton, Ohio, 1979 - 1984

Honors and Awards

  • Cold War Service Medal
  • Honorable Service Medal

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Judge pro tem (Small Claims Court Judge) and judicial arbitrator, Three Lakes Judicial District, Temecula, California, 1991 - 1995

Past Employment Positions

  • Internal auditor, 1967-1971
  • Rohr Industries Inc., Chula Vista California, Staff attorney, 1971-1976
  • Grumman Flxible Corp., Delaware, Ohio, General counsel, 1976-1984
  • Grumman Corp., Bethpage, New York, Assistant general counsel, 1984-1986