Taylor English Welcomes Litigation Partner William Declercq Based In California
Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce the addition of William DeClercq as a partner in the firm’s litigation practice. He will serve as a remote partner based in Los Angeles.
Prior to joining Taylor English, DeClercq started and ran an independent law practice for more seven years, assisting clients in complex litigation and business matters. DeClercq also co-founded a second law firm which provided outsourced general counsel services to startups, small and mid-size businesses throughout Southern California.
In the 15 years that DeClercq has practiced law, he has represented a wide range of clients large and small businesses, individuals and Fortune 500 companies. In 2019, DeClercq was selected as a California Super Lawyer and was previously selected as a Rising Star for four years.
DeClercq is actively involved with pro bono work, specifically in public interest representation including matters related to adoption, unlawful detainer defense and disability rights advocacy.
Outside of his law practice, DeClercq is a writer, actor and comic, recently seen in a full-length legal improvisation and sketch comedy show at the Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena, called “Law & Disorder – LIVE.” He is in the process of launching a legal/comedy podcast, with a working title of “Laying Down the Law,” anticipated to launch in Spring 2019.
DeClercq received his law degree with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also holds teaching credentials from California State University – East Bay, and graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Whittier College.