William L. Fischbeck

William L. Fischbeck

President
Shareholder
Director
Location:
La Mesa, California
Phone:
619-464-1200
Fax:
619-464-6471
Email:

An Attorney in East San Diego County since 1976, Bill's practice is concentrated in real estate, including transactions and litigation as well as land use matters before public agencies throughout the County. Augmenting this practice, he has also been active as a developer, manager and owner of commercial properties and has been active in development related businesses.

Bill has negotiated and developed transactional documents for a variety of properties including commercial leases, lease-options, lending packages, joint ventures, partnerships, and many others. Construction and development related matters are a regular part of his practice including construction agreements, indemnities and insurance agreements, mechanics lien workouts, and lending package arrangements.

A team of supporting attorneys and staff, as well as the best independent expert assistance available, has been developed by Bill to provide clients with excellent litigation support. He and Ron as trained arbitrators and mediators look for new and innovative ways to resolve disputes at the earliest time. But experience shows that the best settlements are obtained while aggressively defending our client's position. Each case is regularly reassessed and the client advised about potential results, costs and settlement options. Our approach has been very successful in verdicts, judgments and, most often, advantageous settlements.

Bill's practice began after service with the Navy and obtaining his J.D. degree from Western States University (Now Thomas Jefferson School of Law). Prior to active duty, he earned his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Iowa and worked part time as a land surveyor for four years. He has had the great pleasure of serving on several civic and church boards, most notably including nearly 15 years service to the Clubs, and now the Foundation, of the East County Boys and Girls Clubs. In 2002 he was named East County Citizen of the Year.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Land Use
  • Environmental
  • Commercial Leases

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1976

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
    • Juris Doctorate - 1975
  • University of Iowa, Iowa
    • Masters Business Administration - 1971
  • University of Iowa, Iowa
    • Bachelor of Science - 1970
    • Major: Experimental Psychology

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, ADA Premises Liability, Real Estate Disclosure Requirements and Easton rules; Development, Vested Rights and Exactions, San Diego and East County Board of Realtors, 1979 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • El Cajon Citizen of the Year Award, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Foothills Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1982 - 1990
  • Foothills Bar Association, President , 1987 - 1988
  • California State Bar, Real Estate Section, Member , 1977 - Present
  • California State Bar, Environmental Law Section, Member
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Real Estate Section, Member , 1982 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, Member, 1982 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committee, 1981 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Navy, Active Duty, 1971 - 1973
  • United States Navy, Reserve Duty, 1970
  • United States Navy, Reserve Duty, 1974 - 1975
  • Fischbeck & Welch, A.P.C., El Cajon, California, Shareholder, 1980 - 1988
  • Fischbeck & Welch, A.P.C., El Cajon, California, President
  • Marsh & Graves: El Cajon, California, Associate, General Civil Practice
  • Judge pro tem, East County Court House, San Diego County, 1978 - 1988

Pro Bono Activities

  • Girls Clubs of East CountyBoard of Directors, Girls Clubs of East County, 1980 - 1991
  • President, Board Girls Clubs of East County, 1993 - 1995
  • Board of Directors, President, Girls Clubs of East County Foundation, 1985 - 1991
  • Boys Clubs and Girls Clubs of East San Diego County, Merger Committee, 1990 - 1991
  • Board of Directors, Boys & Girls Clubs of East San Diego County Foundation, 1991 - Present
  • President, Boys & Girls Clubs of East San Diego County Foundation, 1991 - Present
  • Chair-Endowment Development, Boys & Girls Clubs of East San Diego County Foundation, 1991 - Present
  • Chair - Real Property Development, Boys & Girls Clubs of East San Diego County Foundation, 1991 - Present
  • Member, Boys & Girls Clubs and Foundation, Joint Long Range Planning Committee, 2001 - Present
  • Board of Directors, San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, 2000 - Present
  • Vice President and Chair, San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, Membership and Marketing Committee, 2000 - Present
  • Elder, Fletcher Hills Presbyterian Church, 1975 - 1995
  • Fletcher Hills Presbyterian Church, Finance Committee, Community Outreach, 1975 - 1995