WILLIAM H. GINSBURG
Renowned attorney, loving husband, father, loyal son, brother and friend, passed on April 1, 2013 at his home in Los Angeles following a valiant struggle against cancer. He was 70 years old.
Bill leaves his wife Laura, three children, two grandchildren, mother and brother.
He was involved in the seminal "right-to-die" cases in California, the Hank Gathers basketball court death case, and the dispute over Liberace's remains. Before transitioning into the medical malpractice field, Bill specialized in pool safety, including the landmark Meneeley v. National Spa & Pool Institute case over diving injuries in sub-standard swimming pools.
Bill was a Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and served as a member of the LA Chapter Executive Committee. He was a national board member and President and Trustee of the ABOTA Foundation, which provides education concerning the history and value of the right to trial by jury.
Bill served the legal community for over 45 years; he tried more than 300 cases in 21 states and participated in more than 350 mediations/arbitrations.
Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Apr. 2, 2013