Alameda County
Bar Association

In Memory William Richard Linehan 

William Richard Linehan

Sept. 16, 1945 – June 19, 2019

After a brief battle with cancer, former CAAP attorney Bill passed away at his home in Oakland surrounded by his family. He leaves behind his wife, Linda, three children – Amy, Meghan and Joe- and four grandchildren – Sadie, his namesake William, Ian and Wyatt.

Bill began to practice law in 1975 with a speciality in criminal defense. Known as a “lion in the courtroom”, he always represented his clients in deference to fairness, truth, and the law.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Published in East Bay Times on June 23, 2019

William Linehan Memorial