Will Edmonson is a partner in the Firm. He is an experienced litigator who has successfully handled a broad range of sophisticated legal issues in the fields of financial services, real estate, education, technology, employment, gaming, and legal malpractice.
Among his recent cases, Mr. Edmonson:
- Successfully represented a technology company in an injunctive relief proceeding in federal court. Without notice, the Federal Trade Commission obtained a sweeping temporary restraining order shutting down the company's operations, freezing its bank accounts, and ordering expedited discovery. After a three-day evidentiary hearing, the federal court issued a greatly narrowed preliminary injunction, permitted the company to resume operations with only minimal restrictions, and unfroze the company's bank accounts.
- Prevailed before the California Court of Appeal in an action filed by borrowers concerning a multi-million dollar loan. In a 22-page opinion, the Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's dismissal of the entire complaint with prejudice on the first demurrer.
- Obtained dismissal with prejudice of numerous mortgage-related actions in federal and state court.
- Won a complete defense verdict for a major gaming company in federal court and served as second chair during the four-day bench trial.
- Successfully defended a charter school in a multi-day administrative proceeding, with the Administrative Law Judge denying all claims.
Mr. Edmonson also completed the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Trial Advocacy Project (“TAP”). The TAP program allows attorneys, after extensive training and certification, to try misdemeanor cases on behalf of local prosecutor’s offices. After certification, Mr. Edmonson served as sole trial counsel in two jury trials to verdict and two additional jury trials that resulted in guilty pleas as a volunteer prosecutor for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Prior to joining Doll Amir & Eley LLP, Mr. Edmonson practiced law with the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP from 2007 to 2011. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Edmonson served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edith Brown Clement of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Edmonson served as a law clerk to the Honorable F.A. Little, Jr., of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.
Mr. Edmonson received his law degree in 2005 from New York University School of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor on the New York University Law Review and received the Vanderbilt Medal for outstanding contributions to the law school community. Mr. Edmonson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley in 2000. Prior to law school, Mr. Edmonson worked as an investment banker. He is an avid fan of baseball, blues music, and detective stories.