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William Baerg


Deputy City Attorney

Practice Areas 

Construction law, contracts and litigation.

Background and Experience 

William R. Baerg is experienced in all aspects of construction law including competitive bidding requirements and bid protests, stop payment notice proceedings, subcontractor listing law and substitution requirements, extra work claims, differing site conditions, total cost claims, disruption and delay claims, critical path method schedule analysis, False Claims Act litigation, and performance and payment bond remedies.

Over the past 25 years, he has tried numerous jury and bench trials in both state and federal court, and is rated "AV - Preeminent" by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

He has served his community as a member of the planning commission as a board member of various community organizations, and as a Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Professional Affiliations 

A member of both the State Bar of California and the Washington State Bar Association (inactive), he is also admitted to practice before all of the federal courts in California, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.


He received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1990. He went on to obtain his law degree from Loyola Law School in 1993, where he was the production editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Journal.