William B. Doty
The Rex Sater Award for Excellence in Family Law is given each year to an individual or group who has contributed to improving the practice of family law in Sonoma County. The plaque commemorating this award states: “Judge Sater’s legacy to Sonoma County is his belief that people hold the answers to their family conflict locked in their own hearts…. The ‘System’s’ primary duty should be to help those people find their own answers….”Mr. Doty was a full time high school teacher while attending Loyola Law School at night. He had a family law practice in Beverly Hills, but quickly moved to Sonoma County after a visit here in 1973. In 1998, after years of practice, he began to shift from litigator to mediator. He firmly believes that family law matters should be resolved in a respectful and caring manner; in the conference room, not the court room. Mr. Doty is known for his candor and creative approach to complex issues. He has successfully mediated more than 500 family law cases in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake and Marin Counties. He is frequently asked to act as Judge Pro Tem in family law matters and has served in that capacity in over 180 cases.
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Time: Check-In: 11:30 am; Presentation: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Place: Fountaingrove Inn, 101 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Cost: $60 per person