William Ferreira Attorney at Law

For my entire legal career, I have represented Automotive Repair Facilities, Smog Stations, and Technicians in Bureau of Automotive Repair License Defense Cases and Related Criminal Defense. This is what I know. This is what I do.

Our Experience

Over the past 12 years, I have personally taken more than 1000 cases to verdict in front of a Judge at the Office of Administrative Hearings. I have also litigated, settled, or cause to be dismissed approximately 2,000 cases in that time.

That’s my job. That’s what I do.

As for as automotive experience is concerned, I grew up in the Automotive Industry as a Technician from complete engine rebuilds to welding roll cages, performing restoration work on muscle cars, R&R work, and diagnosing modern computerized vehicles, I have done almost all aspect of Automotive Repair.

I have seen the industry become more specialized over the years and have kept up with new technologies. You always need to be one step ahead of the Bureau of Automotive Repair.


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  • Bachelor of Arts, Legal Studies – University of California, Berkeley
  • Juris Doctorate – University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Member – State Bar of California

I completed Undergraduate Work at the University of California, Berkeley, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies, with an eye for preparing for Law School. I then attended the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, concentrating in business law and litigation, placing special emphasis to study administrative law, business law, and business associations, knowing this was the Area of Law I would practice upon graduation.

Why Automotive Defense Law?

I felt this area of law, above all else, was the area where I could help the Automotive Repair and Emission Testing Community (Smog Check) that had not been represented before. I felt my background and experience in the automotive field would help explain to judges why the Bureau of Automotive Repair was misrepresenting the industry to discipline a license or prosecute a technician without merit. I decided to fight for those who were underrepresented and persecuted. I will continue this fight until the day I die.

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