The National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute
Bill Bilderback is a Supervising Deputy Attorney General in the California Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Appeals, Writs & Trials Section, where he has worked since 1992. As the Capital Case Coordinator in Los Angeles, Bill oversees post-conviction litigation for 250+ death row inmates. Bill has also been the principal attorney on hundreds of felony appeals and habeas corpus cases. Representing the State of California on appeal, Bill has argued before the California Court of Appeal dozens of times and has argued multiple capital and non-capital cases before the California Supreme Court. In his federal habeas practice, Bill has conducted numerous federal evidentiary hearings, and argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals over a dozen times. Bill has twice prepared amicus curiae briefing on federal habeas matters in the Supreme Court of the United States, and argued the landmark Supreme Court capital habeas case Cullen v. Pinholster. During the Supreme Court’s 2010 term, Bill served as a Supreme Court Fellow with the National Association of Attorneys General. Bill received his undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a cum laude graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law.