Mr. Waddell is a Partner at the nationally recognized law firm Yuhl Carr, LLP. Mr. Waddell has represented individuals, insurance companies and corporations, including record companies, over his 25 years career in law. He has developed a reputation for maximizing the recoveries received by his clients by combining his experience with intelligent and effective litigation strategies. Mr. Waddell has made his clients millions of dollars. Mr Waddell’s practices focuses on representing individuals in matters involving personal injuries, wrongful death, labor and employment law and class actions.
Prior to joining Yuhl Carr, Mr. Waddell operated a personal injury solo law practice for five years that achieved a level of success that caught the attention of Yuhl Carr leading to his becoming a partner.
Prior to operating his solo practice, Mr. Waddell was a Vice President of Business and LEgal Affairs for the Universal Music Group, the largest record company conglomerate in the world. In that role, Mr. Waddell handled matters involving some of the most famous recording artists in the world, including Bon Jovi, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Nirvana, KISS, The Who, and BB King, among many others.
Prior to working for the Universal Music Group, Mr. Waddell was a litigation associate at Long & LEvit, LLP located in San Francisco. While at Long & Levit, Mr. Waddell specialized in complex civil litigation representing corporations as bth plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Waddell’s experience in handling large scale corporate lawsuits has provided him with the expertise to handle any case no matter how large or complex.
Mr. Waddell is active within the community in which he lives, including being on the Board of Directors for the Manhattan Beach Youth Basketball league which organizes more than 110 games per weekend for the 1,700 participating children. Mr. Waddell also contributes to the Manhattan Beach Educational Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing schoolchildren with access to art and music programs not funded by the state of California.
Mr. Waddell prides himself in representing all clients to the best of his abilities, regardless if the case is large or small. Mr. Waddell is personally involved in all of his client’s cases, meets all of his clients face to face and keeps them informed of the status every step of the way. As you know, in personal injury and employment matters, insurance companies will do their best to minimize the amount of compensation you get, which is why it is vital that you retain an experienced and passionate attorney to represent you and fight vigorously on your behalf to obtain the best result, whether through settlement or trial.
William Waddell prepares each and every case as if it will be tried before a jury. This attitude ensures that every case is thoroughly investigated. Every significant witness is interviewed, all pertinent documents are reviewed and experts are consulted to ensure that trial, if necessary is successful. This strategy also has the effect of causing defendants to settle cases for larger sums of money knowing that each plaintiff’s case has been diligently prepared for trial.