William A. Newsom is a retired justice of the California Court of Appeals, San Francisco, and longtime financial advisor and administrator of the Getty family trust. He attended the University of San Francisco, Stanford Law School and was admitted to the California Bar in 1962.
Prior to the bench he specialized in environmental litigation, representing the Audubon Society, the Sierra Club and the League to Save Lake Tahoe in the 1960s and 70s. Judge Newsom’s advocacy continues to the present day. He is Director of The Wildlife Conservancy and a trustee of both the Environmental Defense Fund and Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund.