William Crawford Appleby

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William Crawford Appleby

Attorney Location: Los Angeles, California Phone: 888-406-6726
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William Crawford Appleby is an attorney in the Los Angeles office of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC. He concentrates his practice on transportation accidents, whistleblower cases, and qui tam claims.

Before joining Baum Hedlund, Crawford served for more than two years as a Law Clerk at the Los Angeles Superior Court. There, he acquired a broad range of experience in all aspects of civil litigation while drafting proposed tentative rulings and performing legal research and writing for many superior court judges. Crawford also served as a federal Judicial Extern for the Honorable R. Gary Klausner in the Central District of California during his first summer of law school.

Crawford honed his advocacy skills during law school when he was accepted into the Hobbs District Attorney Clinic where he conducted twenty felony preliminary hearings for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office. He also represented professional licensing boards in administrative hearings as an extern for the California Department of Justice.

In addition, Crawford served as a Senior Technical Editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. While on law review, he published a comment on United States Supreme Court case Rehberg v. Paulk, which is cited in Witkin Summary of California Law.

In his free time, Crawford enjoys running, skiing, golf, and tennis. He ran the 2010 Los Angeles Marathon to raise money for Make-A-Wish Foundation®.

Areas of Practice

  • Aviation Accidents
  • Commercial Truck Accidents
  • Complex and Multi-District Litigation
  • Helicopter Accidents
  • Mass Disaster Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Qui Tam Claims
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Whstleblower Protection
  • Wrongful Death Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2013


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • Juris Doctor - 2013
  • Completion of Mediation Training, Center for Conflict Resolution, The Loyola Law School - 2012
  • Boston University, Boston
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 2006

Published Works

  • Rehberg and the Unintended Consequences of Immunity Uniformity, 46 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 703 (2013)

Honors and Awards

  • Senior Technical Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
  • Certificate of Appreciation for service to the Licensing Section, State of California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
  • Listed, The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles