H. William Edgar

Managing Attorney

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As a Riverside native, Attorney Bill Edgar has been recognized as one of the best family law attorneys in the Inland Empire. He grew up attending grammar and middle schools in Riverside and graduated from Arlington High School. Attorney Bill Edgar chose to stay in the Riverside area to practice law because of his ties in the community and his commitment to bring quality legal services to the community that he felt loyal to. He is active in various community organizations including soccer, Little League, church and other activities. He is married and has one minor child and three adult step children.

Attorney Edgar’s practice is exclusive to family law. He is the founder of the Law Offices of H. William Edgar, APLC and the principal trial attorney. Attorney Edgar makes every attempt to settle your matter, however, he tries between 25-30 cases a year. He has been in private practice since 2004. Previously, he was an associate with another law firm handling family law, personal injury, civil litigation, construction defect, medical malpractice, and criminal law. Since 2004, he has limited his practice to family law.

Bill Edgar attended University of California at Santa Barbara and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and History. He attended Southwestern University School of Law and graduated in 1998. He took and passed the July Bar Exam and was admitted to practice in California in December 1998.

It is widely recognized that family law is one of the most traumatic areas of law for the client. It can be one the most difficult periods of a client’s life to experience a divorce or custody battle. Attorney Edgar recognize the needs of his clients and their families. He also recognizes that each case does not need to be litigated, but rather, the parties need the assistance of an attorney to come to an amicable solution to their problems. It is his goal to work with each client toward a solution that is best for their circumstances.

Mr. Edgar is highly respected in both the legal community with other lawyers and the judges. As the principal trial attorney for the firm, Mr. Edgar handles dozens of trials every year. He also handles appeals and writs in the California Appellate courts and has argued cases in the California Court of Appeals. His firm has successfully reversed a judgement in a non-published opinion in the court of appeal.

He appears regularly in the Riverside Superior Court, both in Riverside and Hemet, San Bernardino Superior Court, Orange County Superior Court and various courthouse throughout Los Angeles. A divorce is generally financially devastating to both parties, which is why Attorney Edgar attempts to keep the legal costs reasonable so that each party can pick up their lives and move on. The costs associated with each case differs based on the complexity and needs of the client. As one of the leading family lawyers in Riverside, Attorney H. William Edgar is committed to serving the needs of his clients while keeping them well informed on the progress of their case.

Read an Actual Client Testimonial

5 / 5 stars
"Mr Edgar and his staff provided excellent service during my divorce. What started out as simple, quickly turned into a case that involved a restraining order and move-away. Mr. Edgar and Mr Roark, always kept me informed and updated on my case. They guided me through the process, answering my many questions in a timely manner no matter what time of day I had them. What I appreciated most was that they did not promise I would win my case, but did everything they could to make that happen, which it did. Mr. Edgar's team were always prepared for court dates, had a professional demeanor at all times, and were well respected by the court. Sitting in a court room with the possibility of testifying is scary. Having the right team to present your case is necessary. My advice is to avoid divorce if at all possible, but if your needing an experienced and competent lawyer, than I would highly recommend Mr Edgar and his staff."

Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California

University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California

Major: Political Science

Minor: History

  • Avvo Rated 10 out of 10

Avvo Rated 10 out of 10

  • 2016 Avvo Client's Choice Award (5th Consecutive Year)

2016 Avvo Client's Choice Award

  • 2017 Top 100 Lawyer Award – The American Society of Legal Advocates

2017 Top 100 Lawyer Award – The American Society of Legal Advocates

  • 2016 Top Lawyers as featured in Inland Empire Magazine

2016 Top Lawyers

  • 2016 American Institute of Family Law Attorneys: 10 Best

2016 American Institute of Family Law Attorneys: 10 Best

  • 2015 Client Distinction Award

2015 Client Distinction Award

  • Avvo Superb Rated Attorney - 2015

2015 Client Distinction Award

  • Inland Empire Magazine - Top Lawyer - 2015

Inland Empire Magazine - Top Lawyer - 2015

  • Past Chairperson of Riverside County Bar Association
  • Riverside County Attorney Fee Dispute Arbitrator
  • Former Judge Pro-Tem/Family Law
  • Member Riverside County Bar Association/American Bar Association
  • Bar Admissions: California, 1998
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