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Bill Hahesy is an experienced and dedicated trial lawyer who focuses his litigation practice on defending employers and employees in labor and employment litigation, class action wage and hour litigation, commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense. He provides advice to employers on various wage and hour and employment-related issues, including internal and external investigations. He further defends businesses and individuals involved in civil, administrative or criminal government investigations or proceedings.

His clients include or have included multi-national, national, regional and local companies involved in many different industries, including beverage, agricultural, construction, financial services, energy, transportation, retail, medical and manufacturing, as well as public and private executives. He practices regularly in federal and state courts in California.

Bill Hahesy was raised in Tulare, California and began his legal career in Fresno in 1982. After seven years of private practice, he joined the United States Attorney's Office in Fresno, California in 1989. Shortly after joining the United States Attorney's Office, he was promoted to Deputy Chief of the Civil Division in Fresno, California, where he supervised a team of attorneys and staff in the representation of the federal government, its agencies and employees in federal district and appellate courts. He later joined the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office in Fresno in about 1991 and began investigating and prosecuting many high-profile white collar criminal cases including tax fraud, health care fraud, financial institution fraud, investment and securities fraud. In 1997 he transferred to the United States Attorney's Office in Sacramento and became the head of the office's nationally-recognized civil rights program. In that position he investigated and prosecuted some of the office's most significant civil rights cases and led its various community-based task forces for the United States Attorney's Office. He also continued to investigate and prosecute white collar criminal cases as part of the White Collar Crime Unit in that office.

In 1999, Bill Hahesy returned to private practice in Fresno, California, ultimately becoming a named shareholder in a mid-size litigation firm. He formed his own firm in July of 2007.

Bill Hahesy is a past President of the Federal Bar Association, San Joaquin Valley Chapter and a former co-chair of the Eastern District Lawyer's Representative Committee to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Court Conference.

Bill Hahesy has substantial experience in all areas of trial litigation, including numerous jury trials, court trials and appellate experience. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.

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