Attorney Profile

William H. Shearer

Areas of Emphasis
Estate Planning
Probate & Trust Administration
Trust Litigation
Bar Admissions

Services to Clients
Mr. Shearer’s practice is focused on drafting estate plans and advising trustees and executors on trust administration and probate matters, including litigation.

Professional Affiliations
State Bar of California
Monterey County Bar Association
American Bar Association

J.D., Pepperdine University, Caruso School of Law, 2019
B.S., University of California Santa Barbara, 2016

Other Experience Highlights
While earning his JD, Will assisted in legal research, screening, and analysis for Mental Health Advocacy Services in Los Angeles as an Americorps Equal Justice Works member.  Also while at Pepperdine, he was second chair with the FINRA Financial Arbitration Clinic, representing plaintiffs in securities fraud cases. (FINRA is the financial industry national regulatory association.)  Mr. Shearer is a native of Monterey.

Community Service Activities
Mr. Shearer serves on the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries, which helps to fund a variety of programs at 17 libraries throughout the County. He serves on the Board of Trustees of York School, his high school alma mater.