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William A. Bogdan

44 Montgomery Street
Suite 3100
San Francisco, California 94104
Phone:  415.913.4941
Fax:  415.391.8766


In 1986, Mr. Bogdan forged his way westward from the Jersey Shore to begin a lifelong career in civil litigation. He focuses his practice on construction issues and employment litigation and counseling. Mr. Bogdan frequently represents contractors in indemnity, injury and property damage actions, and employers in a variety of workplace and compensation disputes.

Mr. Bogdan serves on the Legal Advisory Committee of the California Association of General Contractors, and is a member of the Labor & Employment Section of the State Bar Association of California and the San Francisco Bar Association. His employment law articles have appeared in California Labor and Employment Law Quarterly, The Job Description, and the Defense Research Institute's For the Defense. He has lectured at Lloyd's of London, the DRI Employment Law Committee Annual Meeting, the AGC Legal Advisory Committee, and a variety of public and private audiences on employment and construction issues.

A native of the Bronx, New York, Mr. Bogdan received his B.A. in Political Science with honors and distinction from Pennsylvania State University in 1983. He earned his J.D. from Boston University in 1986, where he received the Bernard E. Farr Estate Planning Award.

Reported Cases

  • Sequoia Ins. Co. v. Royal Ins. Co. of America, 971 F.2d 1385 (9th Cir. 1992)
  • Phillips v. Cooper Laboratories, 215 Cal. App. 3d 1648 (1st Dist. 1989)
  • Aquino v. Asiana Airlines, Inc., 105 Cal. App. 4th 1272 (1st Dist. 2003)
  • National Union Fire Inc. Co. v. Engineering-Science, Inc., 884 F.2d 1208 (9th Cir. 1989)
  • Jablonski v. Royal Globe Inc. Co., 204 Cal. App. 3d 379 (3rd Dist. 1988)
  • Espinoza v. Unocal Corporation et al., Unpublished - B128026 - NC017067
  • Jayden Lewis Chandler v. Vallejo Maine I Partners, LLP et al., Unpublished - A133272 - CGC09486137
  • Stephany Kramer v. Turner Construction Company, Unpublished - A128063 - CGC09486162

Legal Experience

  • LeClairRyan, San Francisco, California, 2018 - present
  • Lynch, Gilardi & Grummer, San Francisco, California, 1986 - 2018

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Legal Advisory Committee of the California Association of General Contractors, 2001 - Present
  • Labor & Employment Section of the State Bar Association of California, 2001 - Present


  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1986, Honors: Bernard E. Farr Estate Planning Award
    Law Journal: American Journal of Law and Medicine, Case Editor, 1984 - 1986
  • B.A., Political Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1983

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California