William Bixby, Attorney Of Counsel


Sacramento Criminal Defense Attorney Bill Bixby

Senior Trial and Appellate Attorney with 30 Years Experience and Over 300 Trials Completed

As an attorney who has been widely recognized and admired in the legal community for over 30 years for his success in criminal appeals law and post conviction in California, attorney William Bixby has won cases at all levels including an appeal with the State Supreme Court.  In addition to his criminal law expertise, he also has vast civil law experience and has won multi-million dollars verdicts and settlements going up against big corporations such as Exxon, Union Oil, Aleyska Pipeline Co., The State of Alaska, and Xerox.

Clients who retain Spaulding Campi benefit by hiring not just an individual lawyer, but a team of talented attorneys who have expertise at every stage in a criminal case.  The legal team includes attorneys who focus on pre-file strategies to help client avoid prosecution, to immigration experts who help our non-citizen clients who are accused of a crime, to attorneys who are trial experts including Mr. Bixby.  While most cases are resolved favorably without a trial, clients can take comfort in knowing that if their case requires a trial or an appeal, they have hired a firm that has the full breadth of experience fighting and winning for many years at all levels of the California and Federal court systems.

If a Spaulding Campi client’s case calls for an appeal, Mr. Bixby knows how to make a record so that the case can be appealed, and says that this strategy accounts for his success rate as an appellate attorney.  He’s had major appellate success in having parts of DUI law declared unconstitutional, to expanding an arrestee’s rights upon arrest to having sentences declared illegal or modifying excessive sentences.

I have no problem representing anybody charged with any crime – whether it’s a client facing a first time domestic violence accusation or a client facing serious felony sexual assault accusation. Since my early years working as a prison law librarian, I’ve always felt strongly that everybody is entitled to the presumption of innocence and the right to the most vigorous defense possible.
-Wiliam Bixby

Extraordinary Track Record

Since graduating from law school and also studying International Criminal Law in Amsterdam, Mr. Bixby has completed an astounding 300 jury trials and scores of successful appeals to the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court with a success rate of 78% vs. national avg of 22%.  Cases that Mr. Bixby has successfully handled and resolved include:

  • DUI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Felony and Misdemeanor Assault and Battery
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Theft, Robbery, and Burglary
  • Weapon Charges
  • Probation Violation
  • Arson
  • Sexual Assault, Child Molestation and Possession of Child Pornography

In his spare time William Bixby likes to travel and study law in places such as to Guadalajara, Barcelona, Moscow and St. Petersburg.  He is also an avid extreme skiier. For several years, while practicing law in Alaska, he owned and operated a world-renowned heliski lodge. In addition he likes to snowboard, rollerblade, kayak, bicycle and spend time with his 2 adult daughters.