William is a dedicated attorney focusing on employment law matters such as wage and hour, overtime, discrimination, misclassification, and minimum wage violations.  William’s career started in California with significant hearing and motion practice in civil and family law giving him invaluable communication skills with judges and clients alike.  Shortly thereafter, William moved to New York City and worked exclusively on employment law matters, including federal class action lawsuits, and spent significant time volunteering at the New York Legal Assistance Group Pro-Se Clinic for the Southern District of New York.

The Covid-19 pandemic took William back to California where he was ‘Of Counsel’ to a local firm. William’s insight, analysis, and expertise enabled him to assist the local firm’s civil defense and plaintiff clients alike.  William’s passion to help individuals taken advantage of by employers took him to a remote position that enabled him to return to his home state of Alaska.

William now provides over a decade of knowledge, experience, and expertise to the Ottinger Law team in his continued effort to help individuals get what they are owed and what they have worked for. 


  • Syracuse University, 2009
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 2012


  • California 2015
  • New York 2020