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I will do that and also recommend your office to my friends and colleagues. Your generosity in speaking with my adjuster and the peace of mind that you provided me that evening that you called him speak very highly of the level of professional and personal care you must provide your clients.
Again my most sincere thanks,
Testimonials made about Attorney, William K. Koska
Beginning in 1997, Golden State Water Co., the largest subsidiary of American States Water Company, was sued in some 23 lawsuits in Los Angeles and Sacramento Counties. These cases lasted for over 10 years at both locations and Attorney Bill Koska was selected by me to be the "quarterback" to handle all of these cases; using whatever firms and resources he needed. Further, he was to be the company's 'eyes and ears' in all matters pertaining to these lawsuits and to provide strategic guidance, leading the company to a successful conclusion. After 10 years and 3 published court decisions, our company was completely exonerated and paid the plaintiffs absolutely nothing. At the same time, Bill successfully prosecuted a case against the polluters in Northern California, leading to an extremely favorable settlement for our company and the customers in Sacramento County.
Throughout the 10 year period, Bill supervised all aspects of all of the cases, including the most critical case against the polluters (which included a suit against the State of California), which lasted for approximately 5 years during the 10-year time frame. He was in charge of 4 different law firms including his own, and made the recommendations upon which all of our decisions were based. The company was involved with the CPUC, EPA, DPH, SEC, and the State Water Resources Control Board. His knowledge of the subject matter and inter-workings of all the agencies involved was invaluable to a company with as many independent water systems as ours. He kept our Board and Officers completely informed, and obtained a tremendous result for the company's customers and shareholders on all fronts. I would unquestionably recommend Bill for any litigation involving utility companies, especially those with multi-faceted issues and agency involvement, as was the case with Golden State Water Company.
Floyd E. Wicks
President and CEO of American States Water (Retired 12-31-08)
Like all companies which manufacture products which are sold nationally and internationally, our company has been involved in litigation at various times. Bill Koska has represented our company for almost 20 years, handling cases with serious injuries involving allegations of product defect, breach of warranty and other theories. He has a thorough knowledge of our company's workings, the products involved and the philosophy of our company. He has litigated and advised us on a number of matters over the course of these years. He is our national counsel for all litigated matters. His advice and insight on the matters which affect our company with reference to products and product liability suits have been invaluable. I would recommend Bill to anyone involved in the manufacture and distribution of any article to the public.
President and CEO of International Riding Helmets