About William Ferchland

Born and raised in Sonoma County, Will Ferchland grew up working in his father’s law office, first as a file clerk and eventually as an attorney. He graduated from San Francisco State with a degree in journalism and worked as an award-winning reporter for six years for the Tahoe Daily Tribune in South Lake Tahoe, CA. There he honed his personable skills and learned the plight of the underdog against larger forces. Through his beats – crime, court, education, and general assignment – he came to understand the value of a law degree, the power of the language, and that everyone has a struggle and a voice to be heard.

From there he attended night classes at San Francisco Law School while clerking at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. Post law school he worked at an insurance defense firm, learning the approach and tactics of the insurance company. After becoming licensed as an attorney in 2014 he joined the family business at Ferchland Law Office to represent injured workers and help them navigate the realm of workers compensation.

Ferchland Law Office originated in 1979 when William (“Bill”) Ferchland started his own practice after working with his uncle, Richens (“Rick”) Wootton, who himself was a legal pioneer in California’s worker’s compensation system.

Continuing the family tradition in fighting for the rights of injured workers, Will Ferchland now runs the office but maintains the mantle as an unflinching advocate for those with workplace injuries as well as Social Security disability claims as he has also handled many Social Security disability trials to successful outcomes.

Will Ferchland lives in Petaluma with his wife and two daughters. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, traveling, studying Spanish, wandering bookstores, trying out a new recipe, and spending time with family.

About Ferchland Law Office

We are one of the oldest and established firms representing injured workers in Northern California. For more than 40 years we have been advocates in the courtroom, can help with the pile of paperwork from the insurance and ensure you get the best medical attention and financial benefits you may be owed. Whether you were working at a small business, large utility company, or big name corporation we can help you navigate the world of workers compensation.

We also successfully represent people applying for the the federal Social Security Disability Benefits program.