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William Mazzota


Bay Area

t: (510) 337-2810

d: (510) 337-2819

e: wmazzota@awattorneys.com

Will Mazzota practices in the firm’s Bay Area Office and represents and advises cities and other local agencies. His practice includes matters involving land use, environmental law, inverse condemnation, and code enforcement, as well as the Government Claims Act, civil rights, and employment law.

Whether writ proceedings or state and federal court litigation, Will has a demonstrated record of providing excellent representation to public entities and their employees and elected officials. Will has successfully represented public entities in a variety of matters, defending challenges to zoning ordinances, decisions on permit applications, cases concerning non-conforming uses, and disputes involving physical and regulatory takings.

Before joining the firm, Will was a public law litigator in Nashville and represented dozens of public entities throughout the State of Tennessee. Before becoming a public law litigator, Will practiced state and federal criminal defense and clerked for the Honorable John Everett Williams on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.

Will obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee in 2016 and earned Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in environmental science and political science in 2013 from the University of Florida, where he graduated cum laude.

  • State of California

  • State of Tennessee

  • US District Court, Middle District of Tennessee 

  • US District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee

  • US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

  • Alameda County Bar Association, Member

In his free time, Will enjoys exploring California’s natural spaces, spending time with his dogs, and enjoying the Bay Area’s diverse array of restaurants.

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2016

  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, cum laude, 2013