Hemet Office: 951-652-7600

Palm Springs Office 760-636-2196

Riverside Superior Court

Meet Our Attorneys

For over 30 years, the Law Offices of William R. Van Order, PC has helped the citizens of Hemet, Palm Springs, Moreno Valley, and surrounding Southern California communities. We represent clients in a range of personal injury cases including auto accidents, dog bites, injuries from hazardous work or property conditions, and other types of accidents.

We offer uniquely personalized services and truly care about our clients. We work hard to remain accessible to our clients and use up-to-date technologies — email, mobile devices, texting, fax, and more — to better communicate with and represent our clients.

Law offices of William R. Van Order, P.C.
William R. Van Order, PC in Hemet CA

William R. Van Order, Attorney

William R. Van Order was born in Michigan. He moved at a young age with his family to Southern California in the early 1960s and grew up in Orange County. He graduated from Katella High School in Anaheim and went on to attend Carroll College in Helena, MT where he graduated Cum Laude earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Political Science in 1982.

In 1985 William Van Order graduated and received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Whittier College School of Law. After passing the California State Bar exam, he was sworn in to practice law in all Courts in the State of California and in the Southern and Central Districts of the California Federal Courts as well as the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Attorney Van Order started his career at the firm of Harding & Miller in Riverside, CA in 1986. A year later, he began his own law practice in Moreno Valley and soon expanded to Hemet practice initially focused on real estate, estate planning, business law, and personal injury law. However, after a few years, the practice changed to exclusively handle personal injury cases, seeking compensation for individuals from insurance companies. We currently have offices in Hemet and Palm Springs, California.

Attorney Van Order is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, an organization that fights for the rights of injury victims, including their right to a jury trial.

Conor P. O'brien, PC, Attorney

Conor P. O’Brien, Attorney

Conor O’Brien was born and raised in Southern California. He earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California in 2009. Following his graduation from Saint Mary’s College, Mr. O’Brien worked at several law firms, each specializing in different areas of the law. Conor O’Brien attended and graduated from Trinity Law School. He passed the California State Bar Exam and was sworn in to practice in 2017.

Conor O’Brien comes from a family of personal injury experts. His grandfather, Eldon O’Brien was a personal injury private investigator and created Verdictum Juris, which is a monthly jury verdict report and the annual O’Brien’s Evaluator, which is a comprehensive annual jury verdict publication. Conor O’Brien’s father is also a practicing attorney in Southern California. Conor O’Brien is a member of the Riverside Bar Association and California Young Lawyers Association.

Proudly Serving Clients Across Southern California

When you have your day in court, we make sure you have the best legal representation on your side, so you get the compensation you deserve. With two offices in Hemet and Palm Springs to serve you, the Hemet office serves as a home base for all cases. The office staff is compromised of a paralegal, an associate attorney and two administrative assistants/office clerks. Contact us today at 951-652-7600 for our Hemet location, or 760-636-2196 for our Palm Springs location. 

Client Testimonial

“Everything about them was great! They were thorough through the whole process and always called with an update. They were always accessible. Would highly recommend and reuse if ever needed. Thanks again guys for making everything go so smoothly!” – Megan S.

“I have used the services of Mr. Van Order on three separate cases over the past 3 decades now and have also referred him to family and friends. He is a very knowledgeable attorney as well as being honest, kind, compassionate, and respectful to all parties involved from start to finish. Mr. Van Order and his his entire staff are always helpful and answer my calls and questions quickly and thoroughly providing the best of communication. Case outcome expectations are always explained well. I HIGHLY recommend.” – Cheryl B.

“I actually chose their law offices based on a prior recommendation from someone else. They are currently handling a matter for a family member. I have full confidence in them due to their reputation and decades in the community.” – Sylvester L.

For more information about our firm, the types of cases we handle, or to schedule a FREE consultation, contact us today at 951-652-7600.

La Jolla Office

888 Prospect St
Suite 200
La Jolla, CA 92037

Phone: (858) 531-2019



Monday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fax: 951-929-4890

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