Bill Essayli is a former federal prosecutor and Riverside County Deputy District Attorney. Today, he is a partner at the law firm of Essayli & Brown LLP where he practices as an experienced trial attorney with a reputation for vigorously defending the interests of his clients.
Prior to returning to private practice, Mr. Essayli served in the United States Attorney’s Office, Central District of California located in Los Angeles. As an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) he handled significant and important prosecutions, including but not limited to violent and organized crime, identity theft, bank fraud, securities fraud, white-collar fraud, obstruction of justice, and a multitude of other matters. His duties included advising and coordinating with federal agents on active federal and multi-jurisdictional investigations, evaluating legal issues and filing criminal cases.
During his tenure at the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. Essayli was entrusted with working on some of the nation’s most serious cases. One such case involved a terrorist attack in San Bernardino in 2015 that tragically led to the deaths of many American citizens. Mr. Essayli also tried a three-week jury trial of a prominent California doctor charged with more than 80 counts of unlawfully prescribing opiates, which unfortunately led to the deaths of over a dozen patients.
As foundation for his work as an AUSA, Mr. Essayli served with distinction as a prosecutor at the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. That office is one of the top prosecutorial offices in the nation, is the tenth largest in the U.S. and third largest in California. During his service as a prosecutor Mr. Essayli tried numerous jury trials successfully.