William Krieg is a partner in the Fresno office of Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg. He received his B.A. from CSU, Fresno, 1970, magna cum laude and his J. D. from McGeorge School of Law (University of the Pacific) in 1975. He has specialized in representing consumers and victims in cases involving vehicle sales and loan violations, repossessions, debt collection and Lemon Law matters since 1991. He has taught Consumer Protection Law at San Joaquin College of Law, and is a member of numerous professional organizations devoted to consumer protection, including Consumer Attorneys of California, Center for Auto Safety, Californians for Auto Reliability and Safety, National Consumer Law Center, Public Justice, and the National Association of Consumer Advocates.
Mr. Krieg is an experienced and highly respected trial lawyer. In 2001 he obtained the largest known jury verdict for a Plaintiff in a Lemon Law case– more than $10,000,000 against Ford Motor Company, and has represented clients in Federal District Courts, and in all California state courts, including the California Supreme Court. His practice currently emphasizes individual and class action cases involving vehicle sales, unlawful business practices, repossessions, debt collection, credit reporting, and tenants rights. He has been referred to as the California Central Valley’s Premiere Lemon Law Attorney.
Published cases to which he has contributed include Medrazo v. Honda of North Hollywood (2008) 166 Cal.App.4th 89; Tri Counties Bank v. Superior Court (2008)167 Cal.App.4th 1332; Johnson v. Ford Motor Co. (2005) 135 Cal.App.4th 137; Johnson v. Ford Motor Co. (2005) 35 Cal.4th 1191 ; Crippen v. Central Valley RV Outlet, Inc. (2004)124 Cal.App.4th 1159; Martinez v. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Co. (2004)119 Cal.App.4th 46.