William M. Low practices in the areas of complex tort and business litigation, with a current emphasis on privacy, information security, product liability, and healthcare.
Mr. Low began his legal career in 1982 at the premier civil trial firm in San Diego—McInnis, Fitzgerald, Rees, Sharkey & McIntyre. In 1988 he became a partner in the McInnis firm and served as its managing partner when it merged with Higgs Fletcher & Mack in 1999.
While at the McInnis firm, Mr. Low handled a wide range of cases beginning with the defense of general and professional liability lawsuits. His practice quickly grew to include insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, medical malpractice, business litigation, and product liability cases.
After joining Higgs Fletcher & Mack, his practice continued to expand, particularly in the area of product liability defense. This included defending Metabolife International, Inc. for a period of seven years in hundreds of dietary supplement product liability lawsuits filed throughout the U.S. over its flagship product.
He also defended another dietary supplement maker in more than 40 product liability lawsuits filed in California over a three-year period that alleged the dietary supplement had been adulterated with pharmaceutical drugs.
Mr. Low has distinguished himself in both state as well as federal courts and has tried to verdict a wide variety of cases including catastrophic injury, health care professional liability, medical and nursing board hearings, insurance bad faith, product liability, probate and trust, employment discrimination, and sexual harassment.
Over the past five years, Mr. Low has devoted substantial time and effort to the rapidly expanding area of law involving privacy and cybersecurity.
He currently chairs the Privacy and Information Security Practice Group at Higgs Fletcher & Mack and is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).
Mr. Low is honored to have been invited to be a member of two of the most prestigious trial lawyer organizations in the country. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, an association of trial lawyers founded in 1950 which recognizes and honors trial lawyers in the United States and Canada.
Membership in the College is by invitation only, after an intensive investigation to confirm that a candidate is a truly outstanding trial lawyer who demonstrates the highest degree of professionalism, ethics, and civility.
Fellows must have been active in the trial practice for at least 15 years and be recognized as among the very best trial lawyers in their state or province by the judges they practice before and the opponents they try cases against. Admission to the American College is limited to the top one percent of lawyers in each state or province.
He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the premier association of American trial lawyers. ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Membership in ABOTA is by invitation only. In 2007, Mr. Low served as President of the San Diego Chapter of ABOTA. Most recently, he served as a demonstrator for the San Diego ABOTA Chapter’s Trial by Masters (opening statement—defendant).
In 2016, he received the Daniel T. Broderick III Professionalism and Civility Award, which recognizes a San Diego attorney who demonstrates the highest levels of civility, integrity and professionalism.
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