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William Eddy

Firm: High Conflict Institute
Phone: (619) 221-9108

Specialties / Areas of Practice

  • Family Law


Bill Eddy is a lawyer, therapist, mediator and the President of High Conflict Institute. He developed the "High Conflict Personality" theory (HCP Theory) and has become an international expert on managing disputes involving high conflict personalities and personality disorders. He provides training on this subject to lawyers, judges, mediators, managers, human resource professionals, businesspersons, healthcare administrators, college administrators, homeowners’ association managers, ombudspersons, law enforcement, therapists and others. He has been a speaker and trainer in over 25 states, several provinces in Canada, Australia, France and Sweden. He is the author of numerous articles and several books, including: High Conflict People in Legal Disputes, It’s All YOUR Fault!, 12 Tips for Managing People Who Blame Others for Everything, SPLITTING: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder, BIFF: Quick Responses to High Conflict People, Their Personal Attacks, Hostile Email and Social Media Meltdowns.

Education & Admissions

  • Admitted to California State Bar - 1992. SBN: 163236
  • JD, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA - 1992
  • MSW, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA - 1981
  • BA, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 1970

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