William Corman: Significant Cases, Published Decisions, Publications and Presentations


  • Evenson et al. v. Verizon Wireless, Case No. BC 291600, Los Angeles Superior Court joined with Logan v. Verizon Wireless Services, LLC, et al., Case No. RG 03094066, Alameda County Superior Court—I was lead co-counsel in these cases filed in April 2003. In these actions, we sought to recover commission “chargebacks” and overtime pay for a class of approximately 1000 to 2000 current and former Verizon Wireless sales employees. A settlement for $7.5 million was reached in this action in November 2006.
  • Presley v. Carter Hawley Hale Profit Sharing Plan, Case No. C-97-04316 SC, Federal Court for the Northern District of California–Counsel to class in ERISA class action to recover losses from employee stock-option plan for 20,000 former employees of Carter Hawley Hale Corporation. Litigation resulted in $36 million settlement for class. Judgment entered on January 7, 2000.
  • Voters For Responsible Retirement v. Board of Supervisors (1994) 8 Cal.4th 765 (Amicus Curiae)-Court adopted argument advocated in Amicus brief as majority opinion in case involving public employee retirement rights.
  • Claypool v. Wilson (1992) 4 Cal.App.4th 646–Represented plaintiffs in litigation concerning pension rights of California public employees.



  • November 2011. Association Employees Union San Diego, CA – Lecturer on topic: “Protected Speech And The Rights Of Union Members Under Section 7 Of The NLRA: The Disloyalty Doctrine And Disparagement Of The Employer.”
  • March 2010. Webinar—Current and Continuing Legal Issues in Public Education Employment Law (sponsored by the Cooperative Organization for the Development of Employee Selection Procedures “CODESP”)
  • August 2008 California School Employees Association/Association Employees Union Las Vegas, NV Lecturer on topic: “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.”
  • April 2005 California School Personnel Commissioners Association Merit Systems Academy Hayward, California Instructor
  • October 2004-Present California School Personnel Commissioners Association Bi-Annual legal issues training to member conferences
  • April 2002. National Business Institute Oakland, California Seminar Lecturer on “Fundamental Issues in California Human Resources Law.”
  • April 1999. State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section, Public Sector Labor & Employment Program San Francisco, California Panelist and lecturer on topic: “From Negotiations to Arbitrations: Problems and Solutions.”
  • December 1998. California School Employees Association/Associated Employees Union Los Angeles and San Jose, California Lecturer on topic: “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.”
  • September 1996 Northern California Public Interest/Public Sector Legal Careers Day San Francisco, California. Panelist and lecturer on topic: “Public Interest/Private Practice.”
  • 1988-1996. San Francisco State University, Paralegal Studies Program San Francisco, California Instructor in Pleadings course emphasizing the drafting of pleadings and motions.
  • 1987-1990. Chabot College Hayward, California. Instructor in Labor-Management Relations; Arbitration-Grievance Procedures; and Business Law courses.
  • April 1987. Public Administrative Forum. San Francisco, California. Lecturer on topic: “EEO Complaints Involving Disciplinary Actions: Unique Aspects of Proof.”